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Coca-Cola Jello Salad with Cherries from TheFoodCharlatan.com

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 12kcal
Author Karen


  • 1 6-oz box cherry-flavored Jello not sugar-free
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup regular Coca-Cola
  • 1 14.5-oz can red tart pitted cherries in water
  • 1 8-oz 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.


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: 1cup | Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg