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Coca-Cola Cherry Jellied Salad

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - Brighten up your holiday table with this festive Coca-Cola jellied salad. Use Cherry Coke to help bring out the cherry flavour and colour. For a lighter salad, try substituting the cola with Diet Coke, and try a light-style cherry gelatin and calorie-reduced whipped topping.


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cherry flavoured gelatin
  • 1.5 cups Cherry Coke or Coca-Cola Classic
  • 1 (14 oz) can of dark sweet cherries, drained and cut in half
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups whipped topping


Stir boiling water into gelatin for two minutes or until it completely dissolves.

Stir in Cherry Coke and reserve 1.5 cups in a small bowl.

Put both bowls of the gelatin in the fridge for 1 / 1.5 hours or until partially set (when a spoon drawn through leaves an impression).

Spray a 6 or 7 cup mold with cooking spray or wipe with a paper towel dipped in oil.

Mix the cherries in the large bowl of gelatin and spoon into the prepared mold.

Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to set but not firm.

Wisk the whipped topping into the small bowl of gelatin until smooth and spoon on top of the mold.

Refrigerate for four hours or until firm. Unmold onto a serving platter.

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