Swig’s Raspberry Dream (Dirty Soda)

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This Dirty Soda recipe is for all our Swig fans out there – our version of Swig’s Raspberry Dream! Dr. Pepper, raspberries, coconut, other delicious flavors create a dream of a drink!

A Swig Raspberry Dream dirty soda in a glass
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  1. Ingredients in Swig’s Raspberry Dream (Dirty Soda)
  2. What is Dirty Soda?
  3. Types of Soda to use for Swig’s Raspberry Dream
  4. Steps to the Perfect Sip
  5. Tips for Making Raspberry Soda
  6. Add-Ins
  7. Swig Cookies
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. More Delicious Drink Recipes
  10. How to Make Swig’s Raspberry Dream (Dirty Soda)
  11. Swig’s Raspberry Dream Recipe Recipe

All you soda drinkers out there are going to LOVE this recipe for Swig’s Raspberry Dream (Dirty Soda)! This popular drive-by drink shop is famous for unique soda creations and is practically a staple in Utah. We love making our own versions of our favorite drinks at home with sodas and a variety of syrups and flavors. This dream beverage is a popular one at Swig and we just had to make a copycat of it for us to make at home! It literally is sodalicious-ly good and everything you can dream of while laying back and enjoying this Swig drink from home.

Ingredients in Swig’s Raspberry Dream (Dirty Soda)

Make the best drink you have ever had with this copycat Swig raspberry dream recipe. Your tastebuds will be thanking you and your smile won’t be able to go away. It is that good! Friends will be wondering what you are drinking and want to know this recipe too!

  • Dr. Pepper – Fill it up! Dr. Pepper is filled will so many variations of flavors and has a unique taste that everyone loves. Get Dr. Pepper that you know and love. There is a variety of DP’s at the store to choose from.
  • Raspberries – Yes! This is like a chocolate and strawberry combination but with Dr. Pepper and raspberries. These raspberries are going to give that sweet and fruity flavor to this raspberry dream drink.
  • Sugar – Just a little to balance out the sweetness in the drink.
  • Half and half – Here comes the creaminess that tones down the fruit but also leaves you thinking it is an Italian soda.
  • Coconut extract or coconut syrup – Bring the beach, tropics, and smells all in one drink! This gives you a beach babe feeling all day long.
  • Ice – You need ice to keep it cold and to make sure that we don’t just drink all of our calories away. The pebble ice is always fun but it can also be straight out of the freezer.
cans of Dr. Pepper, a cup half full of ice, half and half, coconut extract, raspberries, and sugar on the counter

What is Dirty Soda?

A classic dirty soda recipe is simply your favorite soda, with added cream and flavored syrups or fruit juices. It’s also considered a “mocktail” or a non-alcoholic drink with add-ins, usually cream and syrups, blended fruits or fruit juices. An original “dirty soda” could be considered an ice cream float or root beer float, which is made with ice cream and root beer. The same principle applies to any dirty soda recipe. And the flavor possibilities are endless!

pouring Dr Pepper into a glass

Types of Soda to use for Swig’s Raspberry Dream

This recipe can be made with your favorite Dr. Pepper variety. I love using Dr. Pepper Zero or Diet Dr. Pepper, but you can use any other cola drinks too! Pepsi, Coca-cola, Diet Coke, etc.

Steps to the Perfect Sip

This Raspberry Dream is simple, sweet, and flavorful in every sip! This drink is the perfect combination and popular for good reason. It can be blended in no time, mixed together, and served in minutes. Make a small batch and share with your friends and maybe a taste for your kiddos!

  1. Blend – In a blender, puree the raspberries and sugar together until smooth.
  2. Combine – In a small mixing bowl, combine the half and half and the coconut extract.
  3. Mix together – Fill a large glass that is 16-ounce cup halfway with ice. Then fill ¾ of the way with Dr. Pepper. Add 2 tablespoons of the raspberry mixture, and then 2 tablespoons of the cream mixture.
  4. Serve – Fill the rest of the cup with Dr. Pepper, stir well with a straw or spoon, and enjoy!
A Swig Raspberry Dream dirty soda in a glass

Tips for Making Raspberry Soda

Make Swig’s raspberry dream drink just the way you like it in your own home. It is simple to make and actually my preferred taste now! I added a little more coconut flavor and it is delicious! I have the perfect sweetness in my soda and it is by far less expensive than the drive-by-drink shop.

  • Berries – You can mix up this recipe even more by using strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries instead of raspberries.
  • Mixture – You can also vary the taste by experimenting with different amounts of fruit and cream and using different sodas.
  • Mountain Dew – Some other mixes I want to try are Mountain Dew with mango and Diet Coke with pomegranate. The possibilities are endless!
Dr Pepper, raspberry puree, coconut cream, and ice in a tall glass


You don’t need to go to a specialty shop to find delicious add-ins for your sodas. I find all kinds of yummy things right at the grocery store! Here are some ideas:

  • Coffee creamers – I like to use coconut cream, peppermint, chocolate mocha or vanilla cream.
  • Syrups – there are all kinds of syrups to try: vanilla syrup, butterscotch syrup, cherry, raspberry, coconut, peach cream soda, cotton candy, etc. I like the Torani brand – you can find them on-line or occasionally at your regular grocery stores. They’ll last forever too!
  • Fresh fruit – fresh lime juice, peaches, berries, or a mixture of any of your favorites make delicious drink concoctions.
  • Splash of heavy cream

Swig Cookies

If you give a mouse a drink, he’ll want a cookie to go with it. However, if you give me a Raspberry Dream, I’ll want a Swig Sugar Cookie to go with it! I couldn’t possibly give you guys Swig copycat recipes unless I was ready to serve up the Swig Sugar Cookie Recipe too! We also dreamed up three other variations of the original sugar cookie treats that are just as soft and delicious as the original! Make sure to give them all a try.

“I love this! I like to add a couple of lime slices to mine. Heaven. ❤️


Frequently Asked Questions

What brand of syrup does Swig use?

Swig uses a variation of syrups but the most popular brand is Torani simple syrups. These are easily purchased at your local grocery store and have several different flavor combinations to choose from.

What is in a Swig drink?

Swig drinks are all different and have a variety of soda pops that are customizable with several different flavors. You can also add fresh fruit purees to your drink for even more delicious drinks. Start with Dr. Pepper, sprite, coke, root beer, or sparkling water then add coconut creamer, watermelon, blue raspberry syrup, fresh lime, raspberry puree, and several more flavors.

What is a dirty soda at Swig?

A dirty soda at Swig’s means that a name-brand soda has to add flavored syrups, cream, and fruit purees mixed together. These are popular at Swigs and most soda shops locations that have specialty drinks.

Is there a caffeine-free option?

You can use caffeine-free Diet Coke or Diet Dr. Pepper. I can usually find them in cans in the grocery store.

READ NEXT: 7 Best Syrup Recipes

More Delicious Drink Recipes

We all love a cold refreshing drink in our hand during the warmer temperature days. These delicious drinks are just what you need to have a flavorful and easy mixture that takes amazing with every sip. Try these drink ideas today!

  • Shirley Temple: A classic non-alcoholic drink. Full of pomegranate, lemon & lime flavor and so refreshing!
  • Harry Potter Butterbeer: Our recipe for Harry Potter Butterbeer tastes just like what they sell at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. A no-cook method that is so easy!
  • Melonade: This watermelon lemonade is bursting with summertime flavors. A simple and refreshing drink, and a delicious way to use up leftover watermelon. 

How to Make Swig’s Raspberry Dream (Dirty Soda)

A Swig Raspberry Dream dirty soda in a glass

Swig’s Raspberry Dream Recipe

5 from 9 votes
All you soda drinkers out there will LOVE Our Version of Swig’s Raspberry Dream Soda! Dr. Pepper, raspberries, coconut, and more create a dream of a drink!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • Blendtec Blender


  • 2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut extract
  • 2 liters Dr. Pepper, chilled
  • ice, for serving


  • In a blender, puree the raspberries and sugar together until smooth. Set aside.
    raspberry puree in a blender
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the half-and-half and the coconut extract. Set aside.
    half and half and coconut extract mixed in a small pitcher
  • Fill a 16-ounce cup halfway with ice. Then fill it three-fourths of the way with Dr Pepper. Add 2 tablespoons of the raspberry mixture, then 2 tablespoons of the cream mixture.
    A glass with Dr. Pepper, ice, and raspberry puree
  • Fill the rest of the cup with Dr. Pepper, stir well with a straw or spoon, and enjoy!
    A Swig Raspberry Dream dirty soda in a glass


  • The raspberry mixture will settle at the bottom so you may have to stir the drink occasionally.
  • I like to use Dr. Pepper Ten, but diet, caffeine-free, and regular taste good too!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 2gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 224IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    This will be the perfect sweet treat for my kids for tomorrow big game. I’ll even serve them up at our counter so they can pretend they’re at a real malt shoppe. So fun!

  2. 5 stars
    Hadn’t heard of Swig’s before, sounds like a place to be on the lookout for if I’m traveling out that way. Tasty recipe, I bet our son would like this…likes to get fancy drinks when we go out to dinner!

  3. The recipe won’t pull up. Did you take it off? This is my favorite drink and I would LOVE to make it at home. We don’t have a swig within 2-3 hours.

  4. Raspberry dream w/ coke is my FAVORITE! I am going to have an italian soda/swig bar for my Birthday party in a couple weeks, this will be very useful! I also saw your post about all the different cookies. I can’t wait to try them all!

    1. I think most of Swig’s Dr. Pepper recipes can be switched out for Diet Coke, which you can find caffeine free 🙂

      1. You can also find caffeine free Dr. Pepper in some stores and it tastes just the same as the caffeinated version.