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Coca-Cola Salad in a trifle bowl with a bottle of Coke in the background.

Coca-Cola Salad

  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Inactive time: 6 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


A tasty, unique, and wonderful retro dessert is a must-try for anybody that likes a good Jell-O salad. It combines Jell-O, Coca-Cola, cherries, nuts and whipped cream to make a great dessert to share with your family or guests. 


  • 2 3 Ounce packages of Cherry Jell-O
  • 2 Cups water
  • 20 Ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 15 Ounce can dark sweet cherries, drained
  • 1 Cup crushed walnuts
  • 16 Ounces Coke
  • 8 Ounce Tub of Cool Whip
  • Maraschino Cherries (optional)


  1. Add Jell-O to medium bowl
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and then add to dish with Jell-O powder
  3. Stir Well
  4. Put in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  5. While cooling, mix pineapple, cherries, and walnuts to a large dish
  6. After 15 minutes, add Jell-O mixture to the other dish.
  7. Add Coke to same bowl and mix
  8. Place in fridge for at least 6 hours
  9. Top with Cool Whip and maraschino cherry (optional)


  • Calls for walnuts, but pecans work well.
  • If you can't find dark sweet cherries, I also tested with canned red cherries and it was good. Maraschino should work, as well.
  • Don't let your Jell-O set before you add the rest of the ingredients.

Keywords: coca-cola salad