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Blood Orange Coconut Cream Soda (Cheesecake Factory Dupe)

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This Cheesecake Factory Blood Orange Coconut Cream Soda dupe is a sweet, coconut-y crowd pleaser. Orange and lime work together to bring a tropical breeze right to your table—whether it’s January or July.

two blood orange coconut cream sodas topped with blood oranges, limes, and whipped cream with ice and on a black tray with ice, limes, and blood oranges

Cheesecake Factory Orange Coconut Cream Soda

Of the hundreds of items on The Cheesecake Factory Menu, I don’t usually think about the drinks. We don’t go there too often, but I’m impartial to the Red Velvet Cheesecake and Avocado Egg Rolls (that dipping sauce!!). 

However, last time we went, I tried this amazing drink. I was dying to recreate it at home. I don’t currently see it on the menu, but The Cheesecake Factory released the recipe on Pinterest. I tried it, but it just wasn’t as good as I remembered. 

I changed the quantities of the recipe slightly, and now, I’m in love with the homemade version of this delicious mocktail!

Blood Oranges vs. Navel Oranges

Blood oranges are like the elegant, luxurious older sisters of the traditional navel oranges. Though the peel is a similar color to a navel orange, the interior is a rich burgundy. 

Depending on the variety, blood oranges have a slightly sweeter, richer flavor. They are grown in warm, Mediterranean climates. Blood oranges are currently in season from December to April!   

If you’re lucky enough to get them local and fresh (hello California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Italy, and Spain!), then they’re well worth it.

close up of two blood orange coconut cream sodas topped with blood orange slices, lime slices, and whipped cream with ice and on a black tray with ice, lime slices, and blood orange slices in front of a yellow striped towel

Where to buy blood oranges

The original recipe calls for blood orange juice. In my opinion, it’s easiest to purchase blood oranges and quickly juice them yourself!

Blood oranges are sold in season (December to April) at many grocery stores. I have had luck finding them at Sprouts and Trader Joes. 

However, blood oranges might be difficult to find if they’re not in season or local. It can be somewhat expensive to purchase bottled blood orange juice. BUT, if you can find it, it gives the finished soda a beautiful pink color!

While blood orange juice is delicious and has a unique flavor, feel free to substitute it with a good quality orange juice in this recipe! I recommend Simply Orange or an equivalent (sorry, no Tropicana or Tang!).

Ingredients for Orange Coconut Cream Soda

Keep in mind that this recipe is written for one serving of Orange Coconut Cream Soda. I recommend making this for each individual glass vs. a pitcher. A well-mixed, single serving keeps the different ingredients from separating and looks most stunning in a single glass.

You’ll need:

  • Coco Lopez or Cream of Coconut (NOT coconut juice, coconut milk, or coconut cream. See below for details.)
  • Blood orange juice
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Simple syrup (See recipe below.)
  • Heavy cream or half and half
  • Ice
  • Club soda 
A Can of coco lopez and a bottle of cream of coconut

What is Cream of Coconut? 

I knew that coconut milk itself wasn’t going to give enough coconut flavor since it’s very subtle, so I used Cream of Coconut. Cream of Coconut is not the same thing as Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk.

Cream of Coconut is a sweet, thick, syrupy concoction. It’s typically used in mixed drinks like Pina Coladas or smoothies. 

Cream of Coconut is simply sugar and concentrated coconut milk/cream. It does not contain dairy or alcohol. However, you will find this ingredient in the liquor aisle at your grocery story or the liquor store!

I use Cream of Coconut in:

What is simple syrup?

Simple syrup is a liquid sweetener often used in drinks, coffee, tea, as cake soak, etc. It’s simply water mixed with sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. 

How to make simple syrup

  • Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar to 1/2 cup boiling water. 
  • Mix until dissolved, then cool to room temperature. 
  • It can be stored at room temperature in a sealed container for several weeks.
two blood orange coconut cream sodas topped with blood orange slices, lime slices, and whipped cream with ice and on a black tray with ice, lime slices, and blood orange slices in front of a yellow stripped towel

Serving Blood Orange Coconut Cream Soda

This fun, pink drink would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day dinner or Galentine’s party! Or how cute would this be as a baby shower drink for a baby girl? Let me know which occasion you serve this drink in the comments!

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Blood Orange Coconut Cream Soda (The Cheesecake Factory Dupe)

Blood Orange Coconut Cream Soda (The Cheesecake Factory Dupe)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Cheesecake Factory dupe is a rich, coconut-y crowd pleaser. Orange and lime work together to bring a tropical breeze right to your table—whether it’s January or July.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Coco Lopez or Cream of Coconut (NOT coconut juice, coconut milk, or coconut cream—see post above for details)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons blood orange juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup club soda

Instructions

  1. Mix first 5 ingredients together and pour over ice.
  2. Pour the club soda over the ice.
  3. Mix and serve immediately.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream if desired

Notes

To make simple syrup, add 1/2 cup white sugar to 1/2 cup boiling water. Mix until dissolved, cool to room temperature, then use in any recipe that calls for simple syrup. If the sugar doesn't dissolve, microwave the sugar water for 30-60 seconds.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 661Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 272mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 11gSugar: 49gProtein: 7g

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Maisie

Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Thank you for adding the new information about the different coconut uses. I have already made your coconut Rice pudding and your regular rice pudding. Both I love. I think vanilla and coconut are my favorite of flavors. Since I don't drink caffeine drinks nor alcohol I'm always looking for enjoyment drinks and foods.

Lisa Childs

Wednesday 30th of March 2022

Thank you so much, Maisie! Those are some of my favorites, too!

Cassandra

Saturday 19th of February 2022

This was so refreshing! I love the mix of bubbly effervescence and sweetness. I *personally* add a little more cream of coconut to mine because I love it. Overall, will save this recipe and make again! Thanks Lisa

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