Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I took another recipe and changed it to suit my taste and to offer more choices of flavors. I have made this recipe many times and each time it comes out perfect. I hope you enjoy the results as much as we do. Cream Soda, Orange, Mello Yello and Strawberry are our favorites so far.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle carbonated beverages
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) envelope liquid pectin


  1. Combine soft drink and sugar in a heavy sauce pot.
  2. Bring to boil and boil one minute.
  3. Add pectin.
  4. Stirring constantly, bring to another boil and boil hard for 1 minute.
  5. Ladle into clean hot jars seal with clean hot lids and bans.
  6. For those who prefer - Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.
  7. NOTE: I use and prefer the inversion method for this recipe.
  8. Cook time is estimate.


Most Helpful

Easy recipe to follow and the results were great. I used Sundrop because that is what was requested but I can see that the possibilities are endless. Will be using this recipe again. :) Recipe made 3 half-pints with a little extra for tasting.

~kdp May 20, 2009

As a first time jelly maker I found this recipe super easy to follow! For my 'soft drink' I chose root beer soda...and it turned out really tasty! It's quite delicious with some brie on a cracker, or on a biscuit with some butter in the morning. It made 7 - 4oz jelly jars for me...all but two have been given away. I'll be experimenting with different soft drinks as I will most definitely be making this again....and again...and again!

az_garden2007 March 29, 2011

I doubled the recipe and used Dr. Pepper. Insanely good.

uncle-fuzz August 03, 2016

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