Who knew there were so many ways to enjoy Diet Dr Pepper?! Whether you want your refreshment straight from the can or made into something sinfully delicious, pick up Diet Dr Pepper at Walmart to keep handing throughout the season.
Summer is hot! And in the afternoon when my energy starts to waver, I need a special treat.
I slip away from the kids for a little mom-time and make a Diet Dr Pepper Float.
Place two healthy scoops of vanilla ice cream (or frozen yogurt) in a glass and get ready to make the magic happen.
Give the cap on a bottle of Diet Dr Pepper a twist… There is something so promising about that hiss. It’s like a sweet kiss whispered into the air.
Pour the Diet Dr Pepper into the glass.
Whether you pour directly over the ice cream or aim for the side of the glass, just express your personal style.
My choice? I like to see that foam grow into a huge head so I pour directly in the middle over the ice cream.
Maybe it is a little childish to play with my food, but Diet Dr Pepper reminds me of so many things. Like how my dad always said that you had to drink Dr Pepper in the morning. Every time we would travel and grab something for breakfast, he ordered a steak biscuit and Dr Pepper.
Or the cake my mother would make with Dr Pepper. So rich and decadent that you needed a scoop of ice cream to cut the sweetness.
I might be older now and prefer Diet Dr Pepper over the original, but the memories remain.
30 More Diet Dr Pepper Recipes to Enjoy
If you end up with a can or two left in your stockpile, try some of the other delicious ways to enjoy Diet Dr Pepper. Many of these call for the original but in most cases, Diet Dr Pepper makes a perfect substitute.
Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken by The Gunny Sack – Don’t heat up your kitchen this summer. Slowly cook chicken in Diet Dr Pepper and BBQ sauce!
Low Fat Diet Dr Pepper Brownies by Yummy Healthy Easy – I know it seems off to have the words “low fat” and “brownies” in the recipe title but somehow… she made it work. And they look delicious!
Dr Pepper Cupcakes by Homemade Hoopla – Just swap out the regular yummy for Diet Dr Pepper and have moist, delicious cupcakes to share… or not.
Dr Pepper Chocolate Cake by Restless Chipotle – As if the pictures were not drool-worthy enough, I find this recipe irresistible because the cake contains Dr Pepper as does the frosting. What?!? It’s Dr Pepper heaven!
Dr Pepper Cheesecake Shooters by Busy Mom’s Helper – Oh my, oh my! Served in stemmed glassware, this takes Diet Dr Pepper to a completely different level… the CHEESECAKE level.
Dr Pepper Glazed Jalapeno Meatballs by No Spoon Necessary – Perfect for any party or summer cook-out, use your Diet Dr Pepper to make these amazing and slightly spicy meatballs.
Pulled Pork Wonton Cups with Dr Pepper Glaze by Let’s Dish Recipes – Mini wonton cups filled with pulled pork and drizzled with a Dr Pepper glaze. Perfect for game day or ANY day.
Dr Pepper Chocolate Chili by Oh Sweet Basil – There are two secret ingredients that really make this chili really delicious. One is Dr Pepper and the other is…
Dr Pepper Maple Mustard Chipotle BBQ Chicken by Flavor Mosaic – Perfect for grilling season, there is nothing ho-hum about this chicken.
Baked Ham with Easy Dr Pepper Glaze by Southern Plate – Christy has a simple but flavorful glaze including Dr Pepper to put on a baked ham. Yum!
Dr Pepper BBQ Lil Smokies by Eazy Peazy Mealz – Perfect for game day! Toss these in the slow cooker and let them simmer. But don’t expect them to stick around for long once they are done.
Spicy Cheddar Pretzels by A Dash of Sanity – These pretzels are dipped in a homemade Diet Dr Pepper Spicy Mustard… can I have one right now?!
Dr Pepper Smoked Chicken by The Cards We Drew – Own a smoker but never smoked meat? Break in that bad boy with this easy Dr Pepper recipe.
Dr Pepper Slushies by The Frugal Girls – This recipe is a simple swap with Diet Dr Pepper. The only other ingredient you need is ice for a simple but luscious treat.
Dr Pepper TEN Caramel Popcorn by Flippin Delicious – “Skinny” creamy caramel popcorn? Really? And it’s flavored with Dr. Pepper TENbut I’m sure Diet Dr Pepper will be an excellent substitute.
Dr Pepper Donuts by Wanna Bite – These are amazing, cakey and delicious! Add a Dr Pepper glaze and it’s a perfect bite!
Dr Pepper Lollipops by Wanna Bite – Ever dream of Diet Dr Pepper candy? Make it happen!
Spicy Dr Pepper Ribs by Pretty Plain Janes – She promises spice but not too much to make these ribs unbearable. Either way, I say, “Bring on the heat!”
Dr Pepper Cake by Tasty Kitchen – If Diet Dr Pepper is your weakness, you have certainly met your match.
Dr Pepper Hot Wings by The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie – Not sure why but she says to use regular Dr Pepper here instead of Diet Dr Pepper. I’m a rebel and will try it anyway.
Dr Pepper Ice Cream by Melissa Kaylene – Host an ice cream party or just keep it all to yourself. I won’t tell.
Dr Pepper Float Popsicles by Around My Family Table – So good and super easy. Relive your child hood with one of these!
Dr Pepper Baked Beans by Sugar and Soul – Make these baked beans from scratch but in half the time. Doesn’t hurt that Dr Pepper is a primary ingredient either!
Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper Cupcakes by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen – It’s like a party is happening in your mouth.
Dirty Dr Pepper Poke Cake by What’s Cookin with Ruthie – Absolutely divine! That’s what they say about this recipe. You will fall head over heels in love with it.
Dr Pepper Pound Cake by Spice Blog – Drizzled with caramel and vanilla, this Dr Pepper Pound Cake is the perfect dessert for your next outdoor party, summer picnic or backyard bash!
Cherry Dr Pepper Jello Squares by Inside Bru Crew Life – Adding soda pop to Jello creates a fun twist to the classic cold dessert. These Cherry Dr. Pepper Jello Squares go one step farther with a cute little cherry hat.
Dr Pepper Black Forest Cake by This Silly Girls Life – Layers of chocolate cake and buttercream flavored with Dr Pepper Cherry and topped with fresh cherries… yes, please!
Dr Pepper Steak Tips by Fork Knife and Love – A super fast weeknight dinner that is incredible enough for special occasions.
Dr Pepper Slow Cooker Pulled Pork by Spend with Pennies – If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, this recipe is the love song. Pour on the Dr Pepper and get ready for romance.