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Dirty Soda

Dirty Soda is a drink concoction that has taken the world by storm. It combines Coca-Cola and coffee creamer to make a one-of-a-kind creamy, sweet drink that will have you reaching for another glass.

dirty soda in clear glass on blue plaid napkin

Dirty Soda

When you first hear the term ‘dirty soda’ you may be like – ew, what is in that?

Let me just stop you right there – it’s delicious and it’s so easy to make!

Dirty Soda has been popular here in Utah for years but has recently taken over social media as people have begun to recreate the unique drink at home.

Well, I am happy to tell you that I have the perfect recipe so you can make your own Dirty Soda recipe at home and save money doing it!

dirty soda in clear glass on blue plaid napkin

What is Dirty Soda?

Dirty Soda is the name for a non-alcoholic mixed drink that originated in Utah and is now sold at specialty dirty soda shops across the country. The drink typically combines soda (regular and diet), coffee creamer, flavored syrups, lime juice/lemon juice, and pebble ice.

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dirty soda ingredients on table

What You Need to Make Dirty Soda

Can I use Diet Soda?

Yes! You can certainly use Diet Coke or even Coke Zero instead of regular Coke.

How can I use less sugar?

If you want to make this with lower sugar, you can swap the Coke for Coke Zero and you can use the Coffee Mate Coconut Cream Zero Sugar Coffee Creamer instead. You can also use a sugar-free coconut syrup instead of the creamer.

What other soda can I use?

The beauty of this recipe is, you can swap out the soda for any kind you’d like. You can use Diet Coke, Coke, Coke Zero, Vanilla Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew and even Cream Soda. Try this recipe with different flavor combinations to see what you like best.

dirty soda in clear glass on blue plaid napkin

Can I make this in large quantities?

Personally, I think this drink tastes best when it’s made on an individual level. You could just have several glasses ready, fill them all with ice and continue with the ingredients. That is exactly how it’s made at a drink shop so for best flavor, I’d make each glass individually.

What does a Dirty Soda Taste Like?

The best way I can describe it is, it tastes similar to an Italian Soda. It is carbonated and has the sweetness from the soda but also has a creamy, sweet flavor from the creamer.

How to Make Dirty Soda

Fill the glass about half way full with the ice cubes. 

Pour the Coke in the Glass, and fill about 3/4 full. 

hand pouring coke into glass with ice

Add a generous splash of the Coffee Creamer.

hand pouring creamer into glass with soda

Cut the Lime in half, and squeeze a little in the Glass. 

hand squeezing lime juice into soda

Stir to blend, and add a Maraschino Cherry on top. 

hand putting cherry into glass

Serve and Enjoy!

Dirty Soda

Dirty Soda

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

How to make the Dirty Soda everyone is talking about that originated in Utah.

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Coca-Cola
  • 1/4 Cup Coffee Mate Coconut Cream Coffee Creamer
  • 1 Fresh Lime - to squeeze for Juice
  • Pebble Ice
  • Maraschino Cherries - to garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill the glass about half way full with the ice cubes. 
  2. Pour the Coke in the Glass, and fill about 3/4 full. 
  3. Add a generous splash of the Coffee Creamer.
  4. Cut the Lime in half, and squeeze a little in the Glass. 
  5. Stir to blend, and add a Maraschino Cherry on top. 
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 2gSugar: 71gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice. You may read our Nutritional Disclaimer here: https://www.simplisticallyliving.com/nutritional-disclaimer/

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