Soda Pop Jelly
Soda Pop Jelly – Cream Soda, Root Beer, Mountain Dew, etc
Although we are not pop drinkers, we always end up with a few random cans of pop in our house after the holidays or a party. This is a great way to utilize these leftover cans of pop for gifts!
1 – 12 oz can soda pop of choice
3 c sugar
½ c water
¼ t butter (optional)
1 pkt/3 oz liquid pectin
Bring soda, sugar, water, and butter to a rapid boil. Add liquid pectin, return to rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute (root beer needs a bit longer to set up). Skim foam if necessary – root beer really frothed up while boiling, but required no skimming. Ladle into hot jars, ¼ in headspace. Process 10 minutes. I doubled and tripled this recipe with no issues. 1 batch yields 3 ½ half pints, 2 batches yields 7 half pints, and 3 batches yield 10 half pints.
Note – I added butter to each batch I made – the Cream Soda and Mountain Dew still had quite a bit of foam to skim. The Root Beer in the 2nd photo frothed and fizzed like crazy while boiling; however, it required no skimming.
Please check out the dandelion jelly recipe or the jelly tips and basics posts for more detailed canning information.