Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 14 cups Mountain Dew soda
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 12 cups sugar
  • 1 package sure jell pectin


  1. Pour mountian dew and lemon juice into a large pot.
  2. Bring to boil.
  3. Boil 3 minutes.
  4. Cool slightly.
  5. Then follow the sure jell directions.
  6. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
  7. you can use more mountain dew and reduce it to 3-1/4 c.
  8. for a more concentrated flavor.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe! I made it w/a soft drink that's called Cherry Lemon Sundrop...think Mount Dew w/cherry. I entered it for 2 years straight in our county fair and both times got first place. When I used Mountain Dew, I used green food coloring. I gave some away at Christmas last year and will be giving my Cherry Lemon jelly this year.

948605 October 08, 2009

I have a number of Mt Dew guzzlers in my family and so I just HAD to make a batch of this. I reduced a 2 ltr of Mt Dew to 3 1/8 cups by simmering over low heat in a heavy pot and checking from time to time. I added 1/8 c water to make the 3 1/4 c as called for in the recipe. Next, I added the lemon juice to the Mt. Dew and boiled the mixture for 3 minutes. I let cool to barely warm to the touch and stirred in the Sure Jell. I brought the mixture to a hard boil as the package directions called for. Then added the sugar and returned to a hard boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. The recipe made five half-pint jars. I sampled the jelly left on the spoon when it cooled and it was quite tasty. I'm sure this will be enjoyed! Thanks for the recipe!

Impera_Magna June 16, 2006

This jelly is actually really good. I took it to work, at a bakery, and we tried it on fresh, warm white bread. Everyone from the hardcore Dew fans to the foodies and healthy eaters enjoyed it. I love Mountain Dew, and I really enjoyed it and found it to have a nice lemony/citrusy zing to it and will use it on toast for sure. I want to try it as cake filling and a glaze for grilled chicken at some point, too. Give it a try, for something different. It was quick and cheap to make. I ended up with 4 half pints and 1-4oz jar.<br/><br/>7/29/2013<br/>I made this again with Faygo Red Pop, a delicious Michigan area soda that tastes almost exactly like strawberry Twizzlers candy. It came out beautiful, sparkling red and I ended up with 5 half pints plus a few tbsp extra. Can't wait to give it as gifts this holiday season!

shelteredcreature July 29, 2013

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