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Green Flop Jell-O

Get ready for fluffy lemon-lime goodness. My family calls it "flop Jell-O" because most of the time a clear gelatin layer that tastes like lemon-lime soda falls to the bottom of the dish. Try it with any flavor gelatin! —Michelle Gauer, Spicer, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 2 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • Microwave 2 cups soda on high until hot, 1-2 minutes. Place hot soda and gelatin in a blender; cover and process until gelatin is dissolved. Add cream cheese; process until blended.
  • Transfer to a large bowl; stir in chilled soda. Whisk in whipped topping. Pour into a 3-qt. trifle bowl or glass bowl. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, about 4 hours.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 159 calories, 7g fat (6g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Pat.huneke
    Apr 18, 2019

    When using orange jello, do you use orange soda?

  • PIJN
    Mar 24, 2018

    I get such great compliments everywhere I take this! I never had an issue with it separating like others but I do follow the directions exactly & I use the mixer to blend the cream cheese rather than a blender. I will many times switch the lime jello for lemon jello or orange jello and one is better than the next. Great easy yummy dish to share!!!

  • lemonhead
    Jul 12, 2017

    Take the"flop" out of this recipe by partially setting up the jello before folding in the whipped topping. It won't separate. I made orange and it tasted just like a creamsicle!

  • menkens
    Mar 16, 2016

    I made yesterday with sugar-free cherry jello and tonic water as substitutes... I love my microwave BUT to really get the jello to melt and everything else to blend well together & prevent separating ... try boiling the water and then adding that to the jello to dissolve! Then mix rest together ... Everything blended together without separating with the exception of the top which was "frothy" because of adding the additional liquid at the end which I did before pouring into container. This way also eliminates messing up a blender....

  • cathy.unsbee
    Jan 17, 2016

    Husband and kiddo love this!! We had the same separation issue. I accidentally picked up a tub of spreadable cream cheese rather than a block at the grocery store one time, and it completely fixed the separation issue!

  • parisgirl0812
    Aug 13, 2015

    We loved it, the kids especially liked it. I will definitely make this again!

  • BooshaInTexas
    Jan 13, 2015

    This was so light and airy it was like eating a cloud. However, the second time I made it, it separated and I had clear jello at the bottom. Although it tasted of the lime it did not look as appealing. What did I do wrong?

  • slfish68
    Jul 18, 2014

    No comment left

  • twinners
    Jul 3, 2014

    Mine also separated and I am SO disappointed, I was really looking forward to trying this because it sounded so yummy! I didn't see the original story, but wondered about the 'flop' - any suggestions to avoid the separation to those of you who had success with this recipe?

  • momoflandl
    Jun 28, 2014

    This was good, a light and refreshing summer desert. Mine also separated at the bottom but I don't recommend attempting to stir it in because then the consistency really changed. The flavor was good though, a family pleaser, not too rich for my husband and kid friendly.