Go Back
+ servings
Coca-Cola Jello Salad with Cherries from TheFoodCharlatan.com
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Coca-Cola Jello Salad with Cherries

This Jell-O is made with Coke, so it has a tiny little sparkle to it. And it's filled with chopped tart cherries and crushed pineapple.


  • 6 ounces cherry-flavored Jello, not sugar-free
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup regular Coca-Cola
  • 14.5 ounces red tart pitted cherries in water, 1 can
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple, 1 can


  • 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.


If you made your Jell-O in a mold, Bundt pan, or bowl that you have to invert, place the plate or cake stand on top of the mold and turn it upside-down. If the Jell-O does not budge, fill a large bowl with hot water. Dip the mold into the hot water for no more than 3-5 seconds at a time until the Jell-O comes out when inverted.
Source: adapted from Magnolia Days


Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 141 kcal, Carbohydrates: 35 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 102 mg, Potassium: 151 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 32 g, Vitamin A: 47 IU, Vitamin C: 6 mg, Calcium: 13 mg, Iron: 1 mg