This dirty soda is a cool and frosty summertime beverage. This orange creamsicle mocktail is part of the dirty soda trend, where coffee creamer is added to your favorite soft drink for a tasty mocktail.
The coffee creamer makes swirly white patterns in the glass for a tasty beverage that looks fantastic. This is a fun way to make soft drinks into more exciting drinks and cool off during the hot summer weather.
What is Dirty Soda?
Dirty soda is a trendy way of making soft drinks fun by adding cream and sometimes flavored syrups. Dirty soda originated in Utah and has spread around the country thanks to Tik Tok, where Olivia Rodrigo made it popular. You can find dirty soda shops out the west, but here in New York, I have to make my own!
Dirty Diet Coke is the most popular flavor, but if you don’t want caffeine, you need alternatives! You can make dirty rootbeer, dirty strawberry soda, or this dirty orange soda pictured here.
You can customize this fizzy and creamy drink with many possible flavor combinations. Add in other flavors like fresh lime juice or coconut syrup. Or buy a bunch of sodas and have a dirty soda party by the pool!
The coffee cream (or cream) doesn’t mix entirely with soda until you stir it, which gives the drink its swirls of white contrasting colors.
What Does Dirty Soda Taste Like?
It tastes like soda with a little bit of ice cream added. The taste is similar to an ice cream float but not as rich because there is no ice cream. It also has similarities to an Italian soda, although those tend to be more fruity.
For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below
Soda – Use your favorite type.
Vanilla coffee creamer – You could use heavy cream and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla if you prefer.
Ice – Pebbled ice is traditionally used in these drinks, but any ice works.
How to Make A Dirty Soda
Start by filling your glasses full of ice cubes. This drink is served very cold! Then fill the glasses full of soda.
Carefully pour two tablespoons of coffee creamer into each glass. The creamer will swirl into pretty patterns as it mixes with the liquid. The result is a cool and refreshing beverage.
Garnish with sliced oranges and whipped cream to take the beverage up another notch and make a special mocktail for your kids! Stir before drinking to mix all the flavors.
Can I Make Dirty Soda Alcoholic?
Yes, it makes an excellent mocktail and would also make a great mixed drink. I would use 1 ounce of vodka per glass to make this alcoholic.
Tips for Making the Best Dirty Soda
Be sure to check out the step by step instructions
- Stir before drinking.
- Start with two tablespoons of coffee creamer or cream in each glass. Then add more if you like it creamier.
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Dirty Soda Recipe
- 16 ounces soda orange, rootbeer, or your favorite
- 4 tablespoons vanilla coffee creamer
- Fill two glasses full of ice.Ice
- Pour the soda into the glass.16 ounces soda
- Top with two tablespoons of coffee creamer in each glass. Stir before drinking.4 tablespoons vanilla coffee creamer
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Nutrition facts are estimates.