Copycat Baja Blast Recipe

This copycat Baja Blast recipe tastes just like the addicting Taco Bell drink. With it’s icy blue green color and refreshing flavor, this spot on imitation will take you on a trip to your favorite fast food place without ever having to leave your home.

the best copycat baja blast recipe served over ice in clear glass jars with stripped yellow straw and sliced lemons for garnish

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My boys and I love Taco Bell.

Aside from loading up on 5 layer burritos and chalupas, we have to get the classic Baja Blast every time we go.

It’s so good!

The lemon lime flavor and slushiness of it is the perfect combination of sweet and refreshing.

It’s definitely the perfect way to top off a spicy meal.

What is a Baja Blast?

The Baja Blast is a Mountain Dew based soft drink that’s served ice cold.

It’s got a signature blue color, a big shot of caffeine from the Mountain Dew and loads of lemon lime flavor.

the best copycat baja blast recipe served over ice in clear glass jars with stripped yellow straw and sliced lemons for garnish

Ingredients

To make this at home you’ll need:

  • Powerade- Blue Powerade gives this drink its perfect ocean blue color. While you could substitute another blue sports drink, the taste may vary slightly.
  • Mountain Dew- You can’t make a Mountain Dew based beverage without the soda.
  • Lemon lime soda- Use your favorite be it Sprite, 7up or another kind.

the best copycat baja blast recipe served over ice in clear glass jars with stripped yellow straw and sliced lemons for garnish

How to Make

Making this is so easy!

Just fill two 8 ounce glasses halfway with ice.

Then add 3 ounces of each Powerade and Mountain Dew and 2 ounces of lemon lime soda to each glass.

Then stir to combine and enjoy!

If you are feeling fancy, you can garnish with sliced lemons and limes.

a closeup shot into the mouth of a glass mason jar filled with copycat baja blast soda

Serving

This drink is best served right away.

I don’t recommend making it much ahead of time since the soda will get flat.

However, if you are serving it for a party, you could fill a punch bowl with a big batch just prior to the party starting.

Tips and Tricks

  • For best results, use blue Powerade over any other kind of sports drink.
  • Use your favorite lemon-lime soda.
  • Make them extra fancy with lemon and lime wedges and maybe some fun paper straws.
  • This recipe easily doubles, triples or more if you are making them for a party.
  • Make an adult version by spiking each glass with an ounce or two of citrus flavored vodka.

a hand holding up a glass filled with copycat baja blast soda recipe over ice

Can This Be Made Into A Baja Blast Freeze?

While and ice cold glass of Taco Bell’s baja blast hits the spot on a hot day, it’s nothing compared to enjoying a baja blast freeze.

This recipe is easy to transform into the refreshing slushie dessert sold at fast food franchises.

Simply add all of the ingredients to a large ziplocking gallon sized freezer bag. Squeeze out the excess air, and ensure the bag is 100% sealed. Lay it flat in the freezer, and let it chill for 3-4 hours or until mostly frozen.

Squeeze the bag, breaking up any large chunks, until the ingredients are evenly combined and it’s reached a slushie-like consistency.

Pour it into cold glasses, and enjoy!

Other Taco Bell Copycat Recipes

This copycat Baja Blast recipe is a refreshing, homemade version of the fast food classic.

Make it to top off your next taco night and enjoy!

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a hand holding up a glass filled with copycat baja blast soda recipe over ice

Taco Bell Copycat Baja Blast

This copycat Baja Blast recipe tastes just like the addicting Taco Bell drink. With it's icy blue green color and refreshing flavor, this spot on imitation will take you on a trip to your favorite fast food place without ever having to leave your home.
4.47 from 13 votes
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Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 61kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. blue Powerade
  • 6 oz. Mountain Dew
  • 4 oz. lemon-lime soda

Instructions

  • Fill two 8 oz glasses halfway with ice. Add 3 oz. Powerade, 3 oz. mountain dew, and 2 oz lemon-lime soda to each glass. Stir to combine and enjoy!
  • Top with slices lemons and limes for garnish (optional)

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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