Sure, a bottle of soda makes for a delicious treat all on its own — but have you ever tried incorporating it into your favorite dessert recipes? Adding fruity soda to cakes, ice pops and floats can work wonders when it comes to enhancing the flavor and color of your kitchen creations. Read on to discover some tasty, imaginative and refreshing recipes that contain fruit soda as a main ingredient.
Jarritos Strawberry Cream Pie
This rich, indulgent, frozen and fruity strawberry cream pie will be a huge hit at your next pool party or barbeque.
- 8 oz. heavy cream, plus more for topping
- 1 bottle Jarritos strawberry soda
- 4 oz. milk
- 1 pack vanilla instant pudding
- Sliced strawberries
- Frozen pie crust
Whip 8 oz. heavy cream by hand or with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix together soda, milk and vanilla pudding in a separate bowl. Add whipped cream to bowl and thoroughly mix. Pour filling into pie crust and freeze for 4 hours. Top with additional whipped cream and sliced strawberries.
Fizzy, Fruity Ice Cream Floats
Whipping up a frosty dessert is a snap with this endlessly riffable recipe for ice cream and fruit soda floats. If you’re planning a party, set out a range of soft drink flavors and float toppings so that guests can mix and match different colors and tastes to their heart’s content.
- A variety of soft drink flavors, such as strawberry, pineapple, fruit punch or mango
- Cajeta (Mexican caramel sauce)
- Vanilla ice cream
- Toppings, such as fresh fruit, whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate sauce or more cajeta
Pour cajeta syrup into the bottom of a tall glass and add two large scoops of vanilla ice cream. Let guests pour their favorite fruit-flavored soft drinks into their glasses and finish with their favorite toppings. Insert straws and enjoy!
Pineapple Soda Cake
Perfect for last-minute potlucks or whenever you’re simply craving something fruity and sweet, this yummy dessert can be made with different cake mixes and soda flavors.
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple soda, room temperature
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 8 oz. container of whipped topping
- 8 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
- 3.4 oz. vanilla pudding mix
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9-inch bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil and pineapple soda. Whisk until smooth. Pour mix into prepared Bundt pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 30 minutes in bundt pan then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
In a large bowl, combine whipped topping, vanilla pudding mix and crushed pineapple. Stir with a wooden spoon until all ingredients have combined. Spread frosting evenly on cake. Slice and enjoy!
Pineapple and Watermelon Paletas
The extra time and effort that go into making these colorful, layered ice pops is so worth it. They’re like summer on a stick!
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (canned)
- 1/2 cup pineapple soda
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2/3 cup fresh pineapple, chopped into small pieces
- 3/4 cup seedless watermelon, pureed (start with 1 1/4 cup diced watermelon)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix coconut milk to combine the separated cream and liquid in the can. Pour 1/2 cup of coconut milk into a liquid measuring cup or small bowl and gently whisk in pineapple soda. Set aside.
Puree 1 1/4 cups diced watermelon in a food processor or blender. Pour into a separate bowl and add 2 tablespoons sugar and lemon juice. Finely chop fresh pineapple into small chunks.
To assemble ice pops, pour 2 tablespoons of the pineapple-coconut mixture into six popsicle molds, followed by 1 tablespoon of fresh pineapple. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes and insert a wooden craft stick into each of the molds.
After the first 20 minutes, add 3 tablespoons of watermelon puree to the ice pops. It’s OK if the two flavors blend a little. Freeze for another 20 minutes.
Lastly, add 1 additional tablespoon pineapple-coconut mixture and remaining fresh pineapple to the pops and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Run pops under warm water to release from molds and serve.
Jarritos Fruit Pops
If you’re looking for a simpler frozen treat, try these Jarritos fruit pops that come together in a snap. If you can get your hands on chamoy sauce — a Mexican condiment that is often used as a dip for fresh fruit — this is an excellent opportunity to use it!
- 1 pound blended fruit of your choice
- 1 bottle of Jarritos soda in the flavor of your choice
- Lime juice, chamoy and chile powder to taste
Pour fruit and Jarritos soda into plastic cups and mix. Place a spoon in the center of each cup to use as a handle and freeze. One frozen, remove ice pops from the cups and add lime juice, chamoy and chile powder to the cup. Dip pops into the cups and enjoy.
Cake Mix Berry Soda
The genius of this recipe is that you can use just about any cake mix, fruit or soda you happen to have on hand — experiment with different combinations until you find your favorites.
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 24 oz. frozen fruit of your choice
- 18 oz. lime soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9”x13” baking dish. Layer frozen fruit evenly across the bottom of baking dish. Pour dry cake mix on top of fruit, but do not mix. Pour soda on top of dry mix. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until nicely browned. Let cake cool for 15-20 minutes before serving.
So who’s ready for dessert? Creating all of these delicious recipes and more is easy with the flavors of Jarritos. Mexico’s most popular soft drink maker is also one of the world’s leading companies when it comes to creating unique fruit-based flavors using 100 percent real sugar. Let Jarritos’ super-good sodas add a fruity flair to your favorite sweet treats!