This is another KITTENCAL WOW RECIPE! I followed Annacia's advice and used sugar-free cherry jello and diet cherry pepsi. I also used defrosted frozen cherries. I omitted the nuts. I tried it first with cream cheese and then with neufchatel. It was much better with the cream cheese. It was runny with the neufchatel. I used a hand mixer to combine it all. I would like to try this with raspberry and peach but love the cherry so much it's hard to move on to another flavor. It's creamy and tangy with nice plump cherries and a little something from the soda fizz...I could barely tell I used sugar-free. Thanks so much for this KEEPER RECIPE KIT! I'm going to make it a 3rd time for a potluck this Thursday. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.
I had quite a bit of fresh Bing cherries, so I was looking for a recipe to use some. (Boy do they make a mess when pitting and cutting!) I used the sugar free Jello, light cream cheese, Pepsi and no nuts. I cut the cherries into quarters. I am not a lover of regular jello, but this mold, which is more smooth than stiff, is creamy and tasty. I didn't soften the cream cheese bcz the Neuf. is usu. soft, but then I had a harder time mixing it in. I used my blender. I wonder if it would have worked to use the stick blender? Hmmm.
I have been making this for years. It is one of my favorites. I do add a can of crushed pineapple to this recipe. Try it, you'll like it. Actually, have the stuff on the counter now to make it.
I made this tonight for dessert, and it was really good! I will definitely use this one again and try different jello flavors and fruits. Thanks!
I will rate this after I try it, but you are an amazing cook so far KC. I just thought it would be cool to try this with sugar free strawberry jello and pepsi jazz strawberries and cream, i think it's called, and strawberries. Also out for the holidays is the chocolate cherry dr pepper, wouldn't that be yummy. There is endless variations isn't there?
It's simply marvelous the flavor you can get from a few simple ingredients. I used sugar free Jello, 95% fat free cream cheese and diet cola. I added some chopped pecans (didn't measure but there was more than a half cup) and I'm very glad I did. Even with my diet cuts this is creamy and very rich tasting. This would be wonderful with mandarins, strawberries or peaches and their corresponding jello flavors. Thanks Kit for a recipe I'll use many times.*EDIT* I forgot to add that the lighter colored fruit would do better with 7-UP.
This is a wonderful dish. My grandmother has always made it for me at Christmas.(I could eat it any time of the year) We have always just called it Coke Salad.