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Dirty Diet Coke – Fun Summer Mocktail

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Dirty Diet Coke is the ultimate summer mocktail! It combines with coconut syrup, lime, and half and half for a refreshing drink perfect for the summer.
closeup of dirty diet coke in a glass

Dirty Diet Coke is the ultimate summer mocktail! Diet Coke combines with coconut syrup, lime, and half and half for a refreshing drink perfect for the summer months.

The flavors in this drink seem like a bizarre combination, but it works! It looks like iced coffee but tastes like a tropical Diet Coke, only creamier. It tastes sort of like some coconut ice cream melted in a Coke float.

Give it a try, and this terrific drink will become one of your family’s favorite summer treats!

dirty diet coke mocktail in drinking glasses

Looking for more refreshing summer drinks? Try this Red White and Blue Smoothie or Blackberry Limeade.

What is Dirty Diet Coke?

This is a super popular way of changing up diet soda to make it more exciting. It is not an alcoholic drink, although you could certainly make it one!

 It has been around for over a decade but was primarily found in Utah, where unique soda concoctions are extremely popular. Recently it has been trending on Tik Tok as part of a crazy soda craze, thus bringing this popular dirty drink to the attention of many new people!

I drink way too much Diet Coke, so I knew I had to give it a try as soon as I saw this! There are no dirty soda shops in New York, so making it at home was the only option.

closeup of dirty diet coke in a glass

Key Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

Diet Coke – Obviously.

Coconut syrup – You can use either sugar-free or non-sugar-free coconut syrup. I happened to have sugar-free, so that is what I used.

Lime  – Fresh wedges or lime juice give this drink its characteristic flavor.

Half and half – This is the key to making a dirty Diet Coke! It gives the drink its creamy flavor.

Ice – This is served over pebble ice at dirty soda stores, but regular ice cubes work fine.

ingredients for dirty diet coke

How to Make Dirty Diet Coke

Fill two glasses full half full of ice. Then divide one can of Diet Coke between the two. Or you could use one big 24-ounce glass and enjoy the entire drink yourself!

Add 1 tablespoon of coconut syrup to each glass. 

Then add 1/2 tablespoon of lime juice to each glass. Or, if you are using fresh lime, cut it into quarters. Squeeze a quarter into each glass and then drop the lime wedges into the glass.

dirty diet coke after adding the half and half

Finally, pour one tablespoon of half and half (or more) into each glass and serve it immediately. 

Serving Ideas

To make this really decadent, add some whipped cream and a cherry!

top view of dirty diet coke with whipped cream and a cherry

Variations

  • Use cream instead of half and half for a super creamy drink. 
  • You can also use coconut coffee creamer instead of coconut syrup and half and half.
  • Try this with your favorite soda, like root beer or ginger ale.
  • Add some rum for tropical dirty Diet Coke and rum.

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Dirty Diet Coke Recipe

Dirty Diet Coke is the ultimate summer mocktail! It combines with coconut syrup, lime, and half and half for a refreshing drink perfect for the summer.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 12-ounce can Diet coke
  • 2 tablespoons coconut syrup
  • 1 tablespoon juice or 1/2 fresh lime
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Fill 2 cups full of ice and pour the Diet Coke evenly between the two glasses.
    1 12-ounce can Diet coke, Ice
  • Add one tablespoon of coconut syrup and ½ tablespoon of lime juice to each glass and stir lightly to mix. Or cut the lime into quarters and squeeze one quarter into each glass. Drop the spent lime wedges into the glass.
    2 tablespoons coconut syrup, 1 tablespoon juice
  • Pour one tablespoon of half and half (or more to taste) over the top of each glass and serve immediately.
    2 tablespoons half and half

Notes

  • Use cream instead of half and half for an extra creamy drink. 
  • Use coconut coffee creamer instead of the coconut syrup and half and half.
  • Try this with your favorite soda, like root beer or ginger ale.
  • Add some rum to make this dirty drink alcoholic.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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By on May 14th, 2022

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