How To: Turn a Bottle of Coke into Jello… Shaped Like a Coke Bottle

Turn a Bottle of Coke into Jello… Shaped Like a Coke Bottle

Turn a Bottle of Coke into Jello… Shaped Like a Coke Bottle

Soda bottle jello went viral when the popular YouTube channel AwesomeDisneyToys posted video directions for this revolutionary gelatin confection. I just had to try it out to see what the hype is all about.

My takeaway: Yes, it really is as easy and fun as described in the video—check out the easy process below!

What You Need:

  • large pot
  • 20 oz. bottle of soda
  • 8 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • duct or packaging tape
  • scissors

Note: Soda jello is not as sweet as the soda itself. If you prefer more sweetness, add ¼ cup high-fructose corn syrup.

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Step 1: Pour Soda & Gelatin into a Large Pot

Pour the contents of the soda bottle into a large pot.

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Then, add all 8 packets of unflavored gelatin and stir.

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Step 2: Prepare the Soda Bottle

Peel the label off the soda bottle and set it aside for later.

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Then, use an X-Acto knife to cut a 3-inch vertical slit down the side of the bottle.

This step is important—this slit allows you to remove the bottle from around the jelly toward the end of the process.

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Lastly, seal the slit up with a strip of duct or packaging tape so that none of the liquid escapes when you pour it into the bottle.

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Step 3: Stir Over Low Heat

Turn your stove on low heat. Stir the soda and gelatin mixture constantly. The liquid will foam up, but don't worry; just keep stirring!

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Once the foam disappears, the gelatin will be fully dissolved. At this point, you can turn the heat off and let it cool down for 15 minutes.

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After the soda is slightly cooled, transfer it into a measuring cup with a pourable lip. Then, pour the soda back into the prepared soda bottle.

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Step 4: Refrigerate for 3 Hours

Place the soda bottle in the fridge. Let it chill for at least 3 hours.

Step 5: Remove the Tape & Plastic

When time is up, take the duct tape off of the soda bottle.

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Then, use scissors to make 2 horizontal cuts on both ends of the vertical slit you made earlier.

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Carefully peel all of the plastic off of the water bottle. Take extra care when sliding the plastic off of the top and bottom of the bottle.

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When the plastic is completely removed, you will be left with a jiggly bottle of soda.

Step 6: Put the Label & Lid Back On

Wrap the label back around the bottle. For the full effect, set the lid right on top of the bottle. Ta-dah! You now have a realistic and completely edible bottle of soda.

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Step 7: Cut & Serve!

Cut the soda bottle into cubes and enjoy Coca-Cola jello! (Or, whatever soda type you chose to use.)

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Make sure you gauge the expressions on your friends' faces when you cut into the "bottle" if you're sharing it with them—it'll make all of your work worth it.

Then again, you don't have to share if you don't want to...

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Get Creative with Flavors

Once you feel comfortable with the process, feel free to try new combinations. Something Swanky came up with cool flavor combinations using flavored boxes of jello; her version of cherry cola jello includes cherry-flavored gelatin. Check out these cool mashups (and get inspired to make your own):

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Get Jiggly with Soda Jell-O!

Soda is a sweet and refreshing drink, but soda jello is sweet, refreshing, and fun. Give it a try... and don't be surprised if you get addicted!

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1 Comment

Low heat doesn't work I turned it on high

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