Cook with Coca-Cola this Christmas

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Impress your guests

Are you looking for a dish with something a little different this Christmas? 

Well we’ve brought together some easy-to-follow recipes which have been made extra special with the addition of Coca-Cola. 

And if you’re looking for drinks to go with your culinary masterpiece, Your Coca-Cola has a wide range including Coca-Cola (of course), Schweppes mixers, Sprite and more. All delivered straight to your door. 


Coca Cola Ham Recipe

Inspired by the recipes of the American Deep South, this baked dish is infused with appetising sweetness from Coca-Cola. 

 Ingredients (Serves 10): 

  • 2kg/ 4lb smoked cured ham or smoked gammon 
  • A handful of whole cloves 
  • 1 cup firmly packed (200g/ 7oz) of brown or muscovado sugar 
  • 6½ cups (1.5 litres/ 2½ pints) of Coca-Cola Original Taste 


  1. Boil the meat for 1 hour, then remove it from the saucepan and let it cool a little so you can remove the skin. Using a sharp knife, score the flesh in a diamond pattern or at intervals all the way through to the meat, then push the whole cloves into the scored areas. 
  2. Place the meat in a roasting pan or tin, then coat with one-quarter of the sugar, patting it into place. Pour the Coca-Cola into the pan slowly, pouring some of it over the meat and sugar (some of the sugar will wash off into the pan). Add the remaining sugar patting it around the meat. 
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 475°F (240°C/ Gas Mark 9) for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375°F (190°C/ Gas Mark 5) and cook for a further 1 hour. 
  4. Let the meat cool, then remove the cloves and slice to serve. Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. 

 Nutrition Information per serving: 

Energy: 344 kcal, Fat: 15g – of which saturates: 5g, Sugars: 17.2g, Salt 4.5g. 


Coca-Cola Chicken Wings Recipe

 These Chinese-style chicken wings with a Coca-Cola Zero Sugar twist are perfect served with plain rice or noodles. 

 Ingredients (Serves 8): 

  • 1 cup firmly packed (200g/ 7oz) of brown or muscovado sugar 
  • 330ml of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar 
  • 2 onions, chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 
  • 1-1.5kg/ 2-3lb chicken wings 
  • 1 tablespoon of cornflour (optional) 
  • Salt and black pepper 


  1. Combine the sugar, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, onion, garlic, soy sauce and salt and pepper to taste into a large flameproof casserole dish. 
  2. Place the chicken wings in the sauce, turning to coat well. Put the casserole dish into a preheated over at 350°F (180°C/ Gas Mark 4) for 2 hours, until the chicken is fully cooked and the juices run clear when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife or skewer. 
  3. If you prefer a thicker sauce, mix the cornflour with the water in a small bowl until smooth with no lumps. Put the casserole dish on the hob over a low heat, stir in the cornflour mixture and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened. 

 Nutrition Information per serving: 

Energy: 482 kcal, Fat: 23.4g – of which saturates: 6.6g, Sugars: 26.4g, Salt 1g. 


Coca-Cola Marinated Steak Recipe

Marinating steaks makes them more tender and full of flavour. Serve these steaks with steamed broccoli or roasted tomatoes for a simply but delicious meal. 

 Ingredients (Serves 4): 

  • 4 sirloin or tenderloin steaks (about 200g/ 7oz each) 
  • 1 cup (200ml) of Coca-Cola Original Taste 
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1 red chilli, chopped 
  • 2 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped 


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and use the mixture to coat the steaks. Cover the bowl with clingfilm, then place in a refrigerator to marinate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. 
  2. Heat a skillet or frying pan over a high heat and cook each steak for 3 minutes on each side for medium. If you prefer well done, cook each side for an extra couple of minutes.  

 Nutrition Information per serving: 

Energy: 283 kcal, Fat: 9g – of which saturates: 4g, Sugars: 2.7g, Salt 0.4g. 


French Onion Soup Recipe

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar adds an extra depth of flavour to a comforting French classic that always proves to be a winner on a chilly day. 

 Ingredients (Serves 4): 

  • 4 tablespoons (50g/ 2oz) of butter or margarine 
  • 3 onions, thinly sliced 
  • 2½ cups (600ml) of beef stock 
  • 1½ cups (325ml) of water 
  • ¾ cup (175ml) of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar 
  • ½ teaspoon of vinegar 
  • Salt and black pepper 
  • 2 thick baguette slices per portion 
  • ½ cup (40g) of grated parmesan cheese 


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan with a heavy bottom. Add the onion and sauté until golden, but do not let the onion brown.
  2. Add the beef stock, water, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, under a preheated grill, toast one side of each of the baguette slices. Turn, generously sprinkle with the parmesan cheese and toast until browned. 
  4. Ladle the soup into deep bowls and top each portion with two slices of toast, cheese side up. 

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Energy: 438 kcal, Fat: 15.5g – of which saturates: 8.8g, Sugars: 8.8g, Salt 2.6g. 


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