Dirty Dr Pepper

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If you haven’t tried a dirty soda before, you’re in for a treat! All it takes is three ingredients (syrup, soda, and creamer) to make my quick and easy Dirty Dr Pepper recipe.

Dirty Dr Pepper

Public declaration time: I’ve become an addict. I know I can live without this Dirty Dr Pepper recipe, but I don’t want to!

It all started when I made friends with these two sweet ladies who share my love of fun non-alcoholic drinks. I was talking about my favorite concoction (lemonade and cherry juice) when they mentioned Dirty Diet Coke. My interest was immediately piqued. Dirty soda? I knew they didn’t drink either so it had to be something good. As soon as I got home I found their Dirty Diet Coke recipe and set out to make my own version.

If you know me, you know that I’m team Diet Dr Pepper. It takes less than five minutes to make this dirty soda recipe with just three ingredients: soda of your choice, coconut syrup, and half and half. I know, I know. I was skeptical about combining half and half and soda too. But this is what gives the drink its “dirty” look. And trust me. Once you have that first sip, you’ll be a changed person. It’s like an ice cream float or an old-fashioned egg cream. Rich, creamy, fizzy, sweet, and refreshing goodness!

This is the next best thing to having fairies clean your house while you sleep! It’s like a trip to the beach for under a dollar! It’s like a personal, warm hug directly from Heaven to Diet Dr Pepper lovers everywhere! Let’s make ourselves one.

Check out some of my other delicious drink recipes like Tropical Pink Mocktail (Fun Fruity Summer Drink)Snowman Soup With Homemade Hot Chocolate MixSweet Tea Recipe, and Old-Fashioned Egg Cream Recipe

What You’ll Need to Make Dirty Dr Pepper

ingredients for dirty Dr Pepper


How to Make Dirty Dr Pepper

fill cup and add coconut syrup

Fill your glass with ice and add the coconut syrup.

add half the Dr Pepper

Add about half of your Diet Dr Pepper.

stir slightly

Stir just slightly. Then, fill the glass up almost to the top with Diet Dr Pepper, saving about an inch of head space.

add a splash of cream

 Add a splash of half and half.

stir slightly to dirty it up

Stir lightly to “dirty” it all up.

dirty Dr Pepper

Enjoy! And I do mean enjoy. This is truly delicious!


Because this is made with soda and cream, it’s best served immediately, as the soda will become flat. Lucky it’s so easy to make!

Recipe Variations

  • Now, I know I’m using Diet Dr Pepper. But you can seriously make this dirty soda recipe with any carbonated drink. That might be Pepsi, regular Dr Pepper, flavored Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew, or good old Coca-Cola.
  • For extra tropical flavor, add a lime wedge as a garnish, and then add as much freshly squeezed lime juice as you like.
  • The traditional option is coconut syrup. But other syrups like vanilla syrup, English toffee syrup, and butterscotch syrup also complement the soda.
  • Besides half and half, you can use milk for a lighter option or go creamier with heavy cream.
  • Another option is using coconut creamer or coconut milk to boost the coconut flavor.

Recipe FAQs

What is dirty soda?

Dirty soda is a combination of soda, flavored syrup, and cream served over ice. The original dirty soda recipe includes Diet Coke over ice, coconut syrup, lime juice, and half and half.

Where is dirty soda from?

Dirty soda actually originates from Utah and became famous on TikTok in 2022.

What is a Dirty Dr Pepper from Sonic?

A Dirty Dr Pepper from Sonic is a drink made from Dr Pepper, coconut syrup, and a splash of lime juice.

What does a dirty soda taste like?

AllRecipes says dirty soda tastes like “a melted root beer float with a hint of tropical flavor.” This is the perfect way to describe it!

How do you make Dirty Dr Pepper Floats?

To make floats, you’d substitute the half-and-half for a scoop of vanilla or coconut ice cream instead.

You may also enjoy these homemade drink recipes:

Tropical Pink Mocktail

Old-Fashioned Egg Cream Recipe

Sugar-Free Peach Lemonade (2 Ingredients Only)

Mocha Coffee Floats

Sweet Tea Recipe

Caramel Apple Milkshake

dirty Dr Pepper

Dirty Dr Pepper

Have you tried dirty soda before? All it takes is three ingredients (syrup, soda, and creamer) to make my quick and easy Dirty Dr. Pepper recipe.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coke, drink, soda
Servings: 4
Calories: 35kcal


  • 1 can Diet Dr Pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons coconut syrup
  • 3-4 tablespoons half and half


  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Add coconut syrup and half of the Diet Dr Pepper and stir.
    3-4 tablespoons coconut syrup, 1 can Diet Dr Pepper
  • Fill to within an inch of the top with Diet Dr Pepper.
    1 can Diet Dr Pepper
  • Add the half and half and mix until your drink looks "dirty".
    3-4 tablespoons half and half


Calories: 35kcal
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  1. 5 stars
    just made this to day . so so good. i really want to use my other 1/2 of dr pepper an make a nutter, but won’t lol if never made one be for i suggest you try one today. vary vary good.

  2. 5 stars
    This was so good!! Uhm, I literally only had the Dr. Pepper in stock so I had to substitute and for anyone curious: It’s so good even if you use maple syrup and heavy whipping cream instead! I’m not sure if it’s even the same thing anymore but thank you for putting me on this track!

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