Coca-Cola Jello Salad with Cherries
Makes about 8-10 side servings
ounces cherry-flavored Jello (not sugar-free)
cup boiling water
cup regular Coca-Cola
ounce can red tart pitted cherries in water
can crushed pineapple
- Put some water in a saucepan and turn up the heat to get it boiling. In a large bowl, add the package of Jello. Once the water is rolling, pour one cup of the boiling water over the jello and stir until dissolved. Stir in the Coca-Cola. Cover and refrigerate mixture until partially firm, about 45 minutes. Stir the jello every 10 minutes or so; you want it a thickened but not set.
- Meanwhile, add the can of cherries to a food processor or blender. Pulse in one-second intervals, about 3-5 pulses, until the cherries are chopped into small pieces but not blended.
- Once the Jello mixture has thickened, stir in the chopped cherries and it's juice, pineapple and it's juice. Pour into a jello mold, bowl, bundt pan, or 2-quart casserole dish. Cover tightly and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours, overnight, or up to 2 days before serving. Remove salad from the mold by inverting onto a serving platter. Serve cold.
by The Food Charlatan