Soda dishes

United States
January 17, 2009 4:14pm CST
Have you ever created a meal or dish that included soda (or pop as some people call it) as an ingredient? Last week I made crock pot chicken that called for 7-up as an ingredient. Tonight I'm making pork chops that call for Dr. Pepper as an ingredient, along with some other spices like brown sugar, cloves, ginger, and garlic. The chicken came out pretty well. You could definitly taste the 7-up in the chicken. I obviously haven't tried the pork chops yet, they're still in the oven. It smells pretty interesting. I hope my family likes it. What sort of soda dishes have you prepared? How did it come out?
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17 responses
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I have made a chocolate cake using a can of diet coke before. You just add a can of soda to the dry cake mix and pop it in the oven. It makes a really moist cake.
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• United States
18 Jan 09
No egg or oil or anything? Must make it a bit healthier too. Maybe I'll try it sometime.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Nope, nothing else. Just pop the can and mix. It is super simple. The frosting is the only bad for you part in that cake.
• Canada
17 Jan 09
Yes, I have. The first one that came to mind is ham and cola that is done in the crockpot. There are many, many versions of how to do this but here is just one example: http://www.recipezaar.com/Crock-Pot-Cola-Ham-49786 It's really good too! :) Here's another site that offers "soda recipes"... seems like it would be fun to try some of these: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/584/ I'd be interested to know how the pork chops come out. I can't drink Dr. Pepper because I find it too sweet but I bet it would give an interesting flavor to the meat. Hope you'll post back and let us know :)
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• United States
18 Jan 09
The recipe called for 2 tsps of cloves, which was really too much. That over powered the whole dish. It wasn't awful, but the next time I make this dish I'll either cut back on the cloves, or eliminate them all together.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
thinking outloud, i like your waterdroplet, can we be friends, i've seen you around a few discussions, but have never seen any of yours. I'll check them out now.
@gemini_rose (16192)
17 Jan 09
I would be interested to hear how that dish turns out to be honest because it sounds really interesting! I have come across recipes that have included pop in them but to be honest the thought of it just puts me off!
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• United States
18 Jan 09
I couldn't taste the Dr. Pepper at all. Actually the cloves over powered the whole dish. It wasn't awful, rather good actually. I just need to cut back (or cut out) the cloves next time, and it would be really good.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I don't have but one recipe that calls for any kind of soda. That is waffles which calls for club soda. They are delicious and light. My grandsons want them every morning when they are staying here. So I have to get up early and cook them.
@chulce (1539)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Here is a great one. It is a coke roast. This is good for slow cooking. Place a roast in your slow cooker, take at least 2 cans of cola, pour over the roast, add salt and pepper and a little garlic. You may want to add some water to it as well. Let it cook all day, then enjoy. You can also do this with Dr. Pepper.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
18 Jan 09
My son requested a "Mountain Dew cake" for his birthday this past year. So I hunted down several recipes for it. It turned out good although it was extremely rich. It had a buttery/sugar glaze poured all over it.
• United States
18 Jan 09
I absolutely love Mountain Dew. Maybe I'll search for that recipe and make it for my own birthday.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
21 Jan 09
After reading this I did a search for Mountain Dew Cake. WOW! I bet that cake is really rich. Here is the one I was looking at. Mountain Dew™ Cake INGREDIENTS (Nutrition) * 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix * 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix * 1 cup vegetable oil * 4 eggs, beaten * 10 fluid ounces Mountain Dew™ * 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice * 1 cup white sugar * 3 tablespoons cornstarch * 1/4 cup butter * 1 cup flaked coconut * add to recipe box Add to Recipe Box My folders: * add to shopping list Add to Shopping List * Customize Recipe * add a personal note Add a Personal Note DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. 2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs and citrus soda. Mix until all ingredients are moistened. 3. Pour into prepared 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely. 4. To make the topping: In a saucepan, combine pineapple (with juice), sugar and corn starch. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat. Add butter and coconut. Spread topping evenly over cake.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
21 Jan 09
The cake that I made didn't have the pineapple or the coconut. Here's the link: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Community/Mountain-Dew-Cake-3
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
okay i have seen some coke/pepsi recipies in crockpot books before, but i ahve never tried it.. that sounds weird to put coke in with a roast.. lol. does it make the meat really tender ?
• United States
18 Jan 09
I haven't tried it with beef, and making anything in the crockpot usually makes meat more tender. You should give it a try, you might like it.
@Opal26 (17689)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Hey kats! That sounds very interesting! I have honestly never tried to cook with any kinds of soda before, but why not! I like the way the pork chop recipe sounds! It has some nice spices in it! And Dr. Pepper, should be an interesting flavored dish! I can't wait to hear about it! I'm always looking for new and different things to try and that sounds like a really good recipe. Please let me know how it comes out because I would like to try it!
• United States
18 Jan 09
It wasn't awful, but next time I make it I'll leave out the cloves, or at least cut back on them. That's all you could taste.
@GreenMoo (11837)
22 Jan 09
I've never tried anything like this, though I've heard of recipes that call for using Coke as a marinade for meat. Having seen the effect it has making dirty pennies shiny, I imagine it's excellent for tenderising tough cuts!
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
19 Jan 09
My mom has made an orange chicken before. It's quite tasty. You put 1/2 can of orange soda and some soy sauce over the chicken and put it in the fridge to marinate. Then arrange it in a baking dish and bake at 350 for 1 hour. My mom baked because she could put 3 or 4 things in the oven at one time. It was hassle free cooking. You could cook it in a crock pot also. You might have to use a bit more soda for the crock pot.
@anewlevel (174)
• United States
19 Jan 09
A friend of mine taught me a great way to prepare Polish kielbasa using ginger ale. You cut up the kielbasa into little bite size slices, then add about a half a 2-liter of ginger ale to them in a pan and simmer them til the ginger ale turns into a syrupy sauce and the kielbasa slices get browned on both sides. The ginger ale really adds a great flavor to the kielbasa and makes a wonderful addition to an hors d'oeuvre tray for a party. I guess you could try substituting the ginger ale with cola or another flavor soda instead, but I've only tried it using ginger ale. One time I stirred 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce into the pan with the kielbasa and ginger ale before cooking, which made for an even zestier sauce.
• United States
19 Jan 09
Here in North Carolina it is a popular ting to use soda in cakes . We have a 7-up cake, Orange Crush cake, Dr. Pepper Cake . If you have not had any of these before , you should definitely try them . You can get any of the recioes just by googling them . Happy Cooking , And baking . Cheryl
@Paula1966 (1102)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Like a lot of people on here, I have done the crock pot roast with cola thing, although I think it was a store-brand cola. The acid in the soda helps make the meat really tender. I also remember my mom and her friends making 7-Up cakes in the 70's, but I have never making one myself. It is interesting seeing all the soda pop cakes people on here are making now.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
yes we use 7 up too on a shrimp. we just cook the shrimp on some 7 up. let it simmer or boil a little till it is done. it is quite process or cooking. and the shrimp tastes good actually. but besides that i don't know other menu that calls for soda.
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Yeah, my mom used a can of 7-up as an ingredient to her dish.. the taste was pretty good! i'd like to create my own dish and use one of the colas here in my ref.. haha!
• India
18 Jan 09
in india we have prepared mant dishes using soda wrt we wil do popcron mixes,cakes,mixture,and may more so dere r tricks and many dihes 2 prove it r
@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
18 Jan 09
When I was a kid I've tried adding 7-up with Coke and Fanta. I was sick after drinking that mix...and then referred it to my friend. He got sick too.