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TikTok Dr. Pepper Recipe

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Want to try the TikTok Viral Dr. Pepper recipe? Only 2 ingredients for this interesting (and a bit healthier with no calories) recipe hack.

If you are looking to make a Dr. Pepper clone or something that tastes remarkably similar to the original one, this recipe might just be for you.

Homemade Dr. Pepper isn’t exactly like the original but this 2 ingredient recipe is worth the try, especially for those watching the waste line. This simple copycat Dr. Pepper recipe was a surprisingly fun TikTok Viral Recipe actually works!

Pouring premade TikTok Dr. Pepper Recipe

Where did this recipe start?

As an avid user on TikTok (Follow us at @TrishaAndCharlotte ), I love trying all the creative recipes and ideas that I see from other people there.

Alexandra Castellanos did a fantastically fun video where she shared her own recipe for making Dr. Pepper without the extra sugar!

Expert Notes

A few things to note before we get started.

The original recipe uses Topo Chico Mineral Water . Because I could not find that around here, we used S. Pellegrino, which is also sparkling water.

I love Dr. Pepper. I drink regular Dr. Pepper as well as Diet. I would say that while this recipe IS an awesome dupe for a “healthier” alternative to a regular soda, its not an exact flavor copy. It does taste like a Diet Dr. Pepper to me, but falls short of the real one. That being said, its a great summer drink so give it a shot!

Copycat Ingredients

This one has only 2 ingredients, which is awesome.

  • 33.8 oz. bottle of Pellegrino
  • 1 bottle of Mio Black Cherry
TikTok Pellegrino and Mio Energy Black Cherry

How to make TikTok Dr. Pepper

  1. To get started, I tested just adding a little bit of MIO.
  2. Just continue adding a bit of Black Cherry flavor until you find the taste that you like the most!
  3. Swirl (if you shake, you might explode it) and then pour over ice and enjoy!

If you give this a shot, let me know what you think!

Even though nothing really can replace the real version, as far as keeping your sugar down, it does the deed and is packed full of flavor. Plus, Mio has zero carbs, zero sweeteners, and zero sugars!

iced dr. Pepper hack


What is the difference between Mineral Water and Tonic Water?

Sparkling mineral waters are real water that are carbonated (bubbles). Tonic waters, often used in stain removals, have added ingredients like sugar.

Does Mio have Caffeine?

Yes, Mio ENERGY Black Cherry has Caffeine and B Vitamins. Serving size on the bottle containers 60 mg per “squeeze”. If this is too much caffeine for you, please dilute as directed on bottle. To compare, Regular Dr. Pepper has 28 mg of caffeine per 8 fluid ounce.

Can other brands of Sparkling Natural Mineral Waters be used?

Yes! Find a brand near you. S. Pellegrino is readily available in my city, so that is what we chose.

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4.92 from 119 votes

TikTok Dr. Pepper Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Sparkling Mineral water and Black Cherry MIO make up a perfect healthy and delicious alternative to regular Dr. Pepper. Give this hack a try!


  • 33.8 oz bottle of S. Pellegrino Sparkling Water
  • 1 bottle Mio Black Cherry


  • Add Black Cherry MIO to Sparkling Mineral Water to taste.
  • Swirl (if you shake, you might explode it) and then pour over ice and enjoy!



Serving: 1 | Calories: 1kcal | Sodium: 1mg

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  1. I doubt this is any “healthier” than diet Dr. Pepper. Mio is full of chemicals too.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Lacey, it depends on your definition of healthier and needs. Most food preparation, especially in the US, contains some amount of preservatives or “chemicals”. So yes, Mio and carbonated water IS a healthier option than a full Dr. Pepper for MANY people.

      I want to also say rating a recipe, that you clearly haven’t tried, based on an agenda, is extremely rude and while I could delete this comment as a troll, I am not going to.

      People looking up this recipe can make their OWN choices, for their OWN bodies and decide what they want to eat, drink or consume without your personal lifestyle choices input.

      Take care,


  2. 5 out of 5 because of your reply to the comment made by Lacey. I looked uo the recipe to try and find some.flqvours to explain the taste to my son. Haven’t made it, but not opposed to trying it

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