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Homemade Coca Cola

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, coca cola, cola drink, drink, fizzy drink, Poppy seed
Servings: 4
Calories: 140kcal
Cost: 5


  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 7 1/4 cups Sugar
  • 2 tsp coriander seed
  • 1 tsp gum arabic
  • 1/4 tsp citric acid
  • 1 lime juice and grated zest
  • 1 lemon juice and grated zest
  • 2 oranges juice and grated zest
  • 2 tbsp dried orange peel
  • 1/4 cup browning sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups carbonated water


  • This homemade cola recipe will need you to combine orange zest, orange peel, lime zest, lemon zest, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander seed, citric acid, and gum arabic in a non-stick cooking saucepan.
  • Bring them to a boil and whisk these ingredients together until the gum arabic disintegrates.
  • Once the gum arabic dissolves, add in the sugar and bring to a boil for one minute or until the mixture has liquified.
  • Remove from heat and blend in orange, lemon, and lime juices, along with the vanilla extract and browning sauce. If you don't have browning sauce available, you can use brown sugar with a little bit of water as an alternative.
  • Let it cool for 30 minutes to one hour, and then strain the homemade coca cola syrup with a sieve or cheesecloth for a smoother consistency.
  • For every 1 1/2 cups of carbonated water, add in 1/2 cup of homemade cola syrup. Stir the mixture until it's fully combined and blended. For best results, add ice and enjoy!


Note: You can keep this homemade cola syrup recipe refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 140kcal