Cherry Coca-Cola Jelly (Jello) Jigglers

Yield: 9-inch pan

Cherry Coke Jelly (Jello) Jigglers

Cherry Coke Jelly (Jello) Jigglers

These Cherry Coca-Cola Jelly (Jello) cubes are quick, fun and are ideal for a picnic, or simply as an unexpected treat. Your kids will love these, and they can be made with any type of soda.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 480ml (2 cups) cherry coke
  • 28g (4x 7g envelopes) unflavoured gelatine
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cola extract, optional
  • ½ tsp cherry extract, optional


  1. Line a 9-inch baking pan with 2 layers of foil, leaving an 1-inch overhang (for ease of removing). Measure the coca-cola into a large jug.
  2. Put the unflavoured gelatine in a mug with the sugar and pour around ½ cup of coca-cola onto the gelatine/sugar mixture. Stir with a spoon and heat in the microwave for 30-second burst stirring after each burst until both the sugar and gelatine have completely dissolved.
  3. Pour the gelatine mixture into the jug with the coca-cola and stir. It will froth quite a bit.
  4. (Optional) Add the cola and cherry extracts and taste test to see if you’d like to add a little more. I found the mixture to taste a little bland without, oddly. I’d definitely recommend adding them.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan. Allow to cool, then transfer to the fridge to set completely.
  6. Once set, gently remove the jelly by lifting the foil overhang, gently easing with your fingers and place on a flat work surface. Use a large knife to cut into cubes.
  7. If not serving immediately, store in an airtight container in the fridge.



You can substitute the coke for any flavoured soda of your choice. Or, mix it up and mix two different sodas together. Lilt (tropical) and Fanta? (Orange or Lime) 🙂

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30 Comments on “Cherry Coca-Cola Jelly (Jello) Jigglers”

  1. Medeja June 17, 2014 @12:53 am Reply

    This is something really interesting! Must try recipe :)

    1. Lisa June 19, 2014 @4:30 pm Reply

      They are certainly interesting. Thanks Medeja. :)

  2. Happy Valley Chow June 17, 2014 @12:59 am Reply

    That looks absolutely delicious! I am totally in a jello mood now :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. Lisa June 24, 2014 @6:17 pm Reply

      Thanks Eric. I only tried one square before the kids got to it, and now it's all gone.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. HELEN June 17, 2014 @9:03 am Reply

    genius idea, my kids would love these - and those cupcakes look amazing too!

    1. Lisa June 24, 2014 @6:32 pm Reply

      My kids did too, Helen. That meant there was none for poor old Mummy.

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

  4. Jennie @themessybakerblog June 17, 2014 @12:13 pm Reply

    I love me some cherry coke. Every time we see a movie at the theater, I buy myself an extra-large cherry coke and suck it down. It's so good. Love these creative jellies. Pinned.

    1. Lisa June 24, 2014 @6:43 pm Reply

      Oh gosh, you get cherry coke at the cinemas? I'm uber jealous! It's been here for a long time now, but not in any of our theatres, and some of them just have that awful stuff otherwise known as Pepsi. *gag*

      Thanks for stopping by Jenny, and thanks for the pin too. :)

  5. Rebecca June 17, 2014 @1:33 pm Reply

    They look super cute, although I have to admit I am not a huge cola fan myself :P
    enjoy the world cup!

    1. Lisa June 24, 2014 @6:45 pm Reply

      Oh goodness, how could you not love that sweet delicious cherry awesomeness that is cherry coke? Then again, you can just sub it out with your favourite drink instead... edible heaven. :)

      England are out of the World Cup already too. Useless! Ah well.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      1. Anna m. August 19, 2021 @7:44 pm Reply

        Super cool idea, could you make some other candy with coke?

  6. Erika June 17, 2014 @5:32 pm Reply

    Oh, I too love a good glass of icy cold coke! I bet ginger ale (my favourite soda) would be great too :)

    1. Lisa June 24, 2014 @8:00 pm Reply

      Ginger ale jello. Now that's an idea! :p

      Thanks Erika.

  7. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain June 17, 2014 @8:51 pm Reply

    I never would've thought to make coca cola jello but now that I've seen it I MUST HAVE IT!! It would be a perfect snack during the summer for sure (especially as it gets even hotter out over here!)

    1. Lisa June 24, 2014 @8:15 pm Reply

      At least it won't melt in this heat, unlike me. I want to spread cold coke jello all over me. Darn humidity is awful here. Is it humid over your side of the pond, too?

      Thanks Jess.

  8. Liz June 18, 2014 @12:52 am Reply

    My coke and jello loving daughter would love this!!! What a fun idea for the World Cup!!!

    1. Lisa June 24, 2014 @8:19 pm Reply

      My kids too, Liz. I only had the chance to devour one measly cube of this jello before it 'mysteriously' disappeared into the void that is my 3 children!

      Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Paula Bendfeldt Diaz June 24, 2014 @12:05 pm Reply

    Cherry coke jello and cherry coke cupcakes, wow! These look delicious, can't wait to make them.

    1. Lisa June 24, 2014 @8:21 pm Reply

      Thanks Paula. If you make them, do let me know how they turn out and if you like them. :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Ali June 24, 2014 @2:51 pm Reply

    Wow! That is so creative. I never would have though to use coke in jello! Love it! #client

    1. Lisa June 24, 2014 @8:30 pm Reply

      Thanks Ali. I'm glad you like it. It can be made with any type of soda too, but it's just that I'm such a die hard fan of Coke, it just wouldn't be the same [for me] with anything else. :)

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Have a sweet day.

  11. Sherri June 24, 2014 @3:12 pm Reply

    Your food looks so good

    1. Lisa June 24, 2014 @8:31 pm Reply

      Aww, thank you so much Sherri. Your comment put a big smile on my face.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Cyn June 24, 2014 @3:57 pm Reply

    That sounds delicious! My daughter and her husband just adore Cherry Coke and it's not always easy to find around here. So when we do find it, we hoard it! LOL They would love this recipe. Pinning it for them! #client

  13. Lisa June 24, 2014 @8:37 pm Reply

    You're not the only one, Cyn. I hoard it simply because we (meaning just my partner and I, lol) drink gallons of it! I can even get regular coke in 6x 3 litre bottles at the wholesaler. Just keeping finding myself ending back up at the supermarket to get the cherry version though, yum yum.

    You can make an easier version over in the states by using cherry jello and regular coke though. We don't have the cherry jello here, boohoo.

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. Have a sweet day.

  14. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife June 26, 2014 @7:47 am Reply

    This jello looks so good! I bet your kids loved it! :)

  15. Josephine July 22, 2019 @11:55 pm Reply

    Good morning, can I freeze this jelly cola?

    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking July 23, 2019 @6:26 pm Reply

      I would not recommend freezing this. I did a quick Google search and it appears that jelly really does not thaw well after freezing.

      You can make it a few days in advance and store in the fridge though. I hope this helps.


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