Cherry Coke Jello |

ohmygoshyouguys. I have been SO excited to share this recipe with you guys for weeeeeeeeks!!!!!


I love cherry Coke. And cherry Diet Coke.

And Jell-O is pretty awesome too, right? Especially in the summertime.

Well, as it tuns out, you can substitute Coke or Cherry Coke (or Pepsi, if you swing that way) for the water in the standard Jell-O recipe, annnnnnnd….. VOILA!

Cherry Coke Jello |

I actually followed the recipe for Jell-O “jigglers” on the box instead of just the plain old Jell-O, because I thought these little cubes would look awesome for photos. But you could follow either set of instructions on the box using the Cola substitution, and it would turn out tasting great!

Now…. just think of the possibilities! Or don't, and I can point them out for you:

Try subbing soda for the water in a Jell-O recipe... so many possibilities!*See Orange Swizzle

See? So much fun! And you can easily sub in diet soda and sugar free Jell-O for a low sugar, low cal treat! Just follow the instructions on the Jell-O box (but not the quick-set recipe calling for ice cubes), subbing the exact amount of soda for water, and you'll be just fine.

I've made this a few times in different variations, and we LOVE it (speaking of which, check out these Sparkling Cider Jell-O shots, so festive)! This particular version is SO SIMPLE because it's literally just subbing the soda for the water in the recipe. Nothing else! So be creative, and mix things up a bit. This recipe is a ton of fun!

(PS- the recipe I'm including in this post is for JIGGLERS. Feel free to use the other “normal” recipe on the box if you'd rather; it's a tiny bit less work).

Cherry Coke Jello |

Cherry Coke Jello |

Cherry Coke Jello


  • 1 1/4 cup Cola
  • 3.4 ounce package (8-serving size) Cherry Jell-O gelatin


  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with two layers foil.
  2. Pour the cola in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, until boiling hot.
  3. Whisk in the gelatin until dissolved. Pour into the lined pan.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until firm.
  5. To serve: lift Jell-O out of pan by lifting the foil lining. Invert onto serving plate and peel away foil. Cut into shapes or cubes.


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