Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mountain Dew Jelly

My grandkids and I decided we would try making the "Famous" Mountain Dew Jelly.  This is not the type of jelly I usually do, but thought it would be fun and a way to spend some time with my grand children, Tucker and Taylor. 
This recipe will yield 6 half pint jars of jelly
3 1/2 cups of mountain dew
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 1/2 cups of sugar
1 box regular pectin
1 pat of butter
Measure your sugar in a bowl and set aside.   Mix your pectin with 1/4 cup of the sugar that you have measured out. (Don't use extra sugar to mix with the pectin).
Combine mountain dew and lemon juice in a 6 to 8 quart stainless steele pot.  Bring to a boil and boil gently for 3 minutes.  Let cool slightly.
Add pat of butter and the pectin/sugar mixture to the pot and bring back to a boil that can't be stirred down.
Add your sugar all at once.  Return to a boil that can't be stirred down and boil for exactly one minute.
Remove from heat and skim foam if needed.
Ladle jelly into hot, steralized jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace.

Wipe the rims of the jars with a clean paper towel dipped in vinegar to ensure a good seal.
Put on lids and rings.  Tighten down finger tight.

Place in boiling water bath and process for 10 minutes.  Remove lid and let sit for 5 more minutes.

Place on counter to cool for 24 hours.

Label and Store in a cool, dark place.


  1. Thank you for the recipe. My husband is a Mountain Dew drinker, so I made this for his birthday. It was my very first jelly making experience and it turned out great.

  2. I am so glad it turned out good for you. Hope hubby enjoys it.
    You can do this with other soft drinks as well.

  3. Followed this recipe exactly and it turned out perfect! Thank you!

  4. Thanks for this recipe, I have a friend who is obsessed with MtnDew, made a perfect birthday gift for her. =]