2 ways to make Cheery Cherry Coke Salad with gelatin (1960s)

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2 ways to make Cheery Cherry Coke Salad with gelatin (1960s)

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Here’s a retro recipe for a zippy molded gelatin-based salad that has a jewel-like appearance. It’s a Cherry Coke Salad — and yes, that means it has 2 cups of Coca-Cola in it, too.
Cheery Cherry Coke Salad recipe (1964)

Mrs Carrol (Esther) Goen of 320 W Oak prepared a zippy molded salad that sparks a table with its jewel-like appearance. It’s a Cherry Coke Salad.

Ingredients

1 family size package cherry Jell-O
1 can bite-size pineapple, drained
1-1/2 ounce jar maraschino cherries, drained
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup pecans, broken
2 cups Coca-Cola

Directions

Mix jello using 2 cups hot water; allow to cool before adding 2 cups Coke. Add other ingredients stirring only enough to mix. Chill until firm.

Serve with sour cream dressing, using half mayonnaise and half sour cream.

Published in the Denton Record Chronicle, Texas – June 9, 1964

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Cheery Cherry Coke Salad recipe


Cherry Coke salad recipe (1965)

Ingredients

1 package black cherry gelatin
1 can bing cherries
1 small can pineapple
1 3-ounce package of cream cheese
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup cold cola

Directions

Warm cream cheese, then mix with dry gelatin. Drain juice from a can of cherries and the can of pineapple to make one cup. Heat the juices together in a saucepan to the boiling point, then pour over the gelatin and cream cheese mixture.

Put it in the refrigerator until it’s thick and syrupy. Add one cup of cold cola and return it to the refrigerator until mixture is again of syrupy consistency.

Add cut-up cherries, pineapple and pecans. Chill in a mold until firm.

– Mrs H M Bergeron, Marshall, Texas

Published in The Marshall News Messenger, Texas – December 10, 1965

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