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I Tried TikTok’s Healthy Coke and Added an Ingredient

Healthy Coke with balsamic vinegar and sparkling water is the breakout drink of the summer, at least for now- and it has a lot of people talking. With so many users raving about it on TikTok, this longtime Diet Coke fan had to test it out. 

A drinking glass filled with healthy coke.

In a viral video, viewed over 6 million times, user Amanda Jones (@mandyvjones) shared a recipe for “Healthy Coke.” Jones attributes this healthy alternative to Coke to her pilates instructor, who drinks this almost every day; it combines a “splash” of balsamic vinegar and a can of sparkling beverage that she says “tastes just like Coke.”

While I wouldn’t say I agree with her claims after trying it, I like the drink for what it is. Similar to apple cider vinegar beverages or kombucha, this drink has a tartness I enjoy. Still, I didn’t see it replacing my Diet Coke anytime soon; it still needed something. While it could be okay once in a while, balsamic vinegar in large quantities is supposed to be horrible for the enamel on your teeth.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Balsamic Vinegar: I use Colavita balsamic vinegar, the same one Jones uses in her video, just to keep it consistent.
  • Sparkling Water: The TikTok creator tells viewers to use any flavor of sparkling water; I use berry-flavored La Croix, while in the video, she uses guava. I also experimented with other brands and flavors, but ultimately landed on the berry La Croix.
  • Caramel Drops: I use 2 drops of liquid Monkfruit, but you can use more or less than that. This one ingredient is a game-changer and provides the sweetness the drink was lacking overall.

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY COKE

FILL– Fill a drinking glass with ice.

ADD – Add 1 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.

Top with a can of sparkling water.

SERVE – Top the glass off with a can of sparkling water. Then, finish the drink with 1-2 drops of liquid Monk fruit, and enjoy!

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you use other flavors of sparkling beverages?


Absolutely! Jones asserts in her initial video that you can use any sparkling beverage. I tried her concoction with various brands, seltzers, sparkling waters, and flavor combinations. La Croix Berry had the best outcome overall.

What does “healthy coke” taste like?

It tastes nothing like Coke to me, but I am a die-hard diet coke fan so it was going to be a tough sell. That being said, if you find kombucha or tart-flavored drinks refreshing, then you may want to give this a try. I am still not giving up Coke, but adding the liquid caramel Monk fruit sweetener helped the drink a ton!

Can I sweeten the drink to make it less tart?

I did the experimenting for you and settled on using liquid Monk fruit. I does the trick of sweetening the drink to make it taste more like pop.

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A drinking glass filled with healthy coke.

I Tried TikTok’s Healthy Coke and Added an Ingredient

Tressa Jamil
Healthy Coke with balsamic vinegar is the breakout drink of the summer; try this quick sparkling beverage made with only three ingredients!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drink

Equipment

  • Drinking Glass

Ingredients
  

  • ice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 can sparking water
  • 1-2 drops liquid Monk Fruit, caramel

Instructions
 

  • Fill a drinking glass with ice.
  • Add 1 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.
  • Top the glass off with a can of sparkling water. Then, finish the drink with 1-2 drops of liquid Monk fruit, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Web Story: Check out our web story for healthy coke!
 
  • Nutrition Disclosure: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Keyword healthy coke with balsamic vinaigrette, healthy coke with balsamic vinegar
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Recipe Rating




TW

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Definitely not coke, but it's kind of refreshing.

Tressa Jamil

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

That's what I thought too!