We tried 'Dirty Diet Coke' -- the bizarre beverage people on Pinterest are obsessed with

Dirty diet cokeMegan Willett/Business InsiderThe ingredients you need to make Dirty Diet Coke.

While making a list of 43 things you can do with a can of coke, I stumbled upon a recipe for something called “Dirty Diet Coke.”

The drink included Diet Coke, half and half, coconut syrup, and lime. It was ridiculously easy to make, and back in 2013, Pinterest bloggers were raving about it.

But it sounded disgusting.

So Business Insider decided to make our own and see what all the fuss was about.

The recipe is very, very easy. You’ll need a tablespoon and a knife in addition to your ingredients.

Let’s get started. First, quarter the lime.

Squeeze the juice of the lime slice into the glass.

Add your Diet Coke.

Add one or two tablespoons of coconut syrup. I added two and it was very coconut-y, so if you don’t like that flavour, add less.

Add one to two tablespoons of half and half. Adding this really grossed me out, but I persevered.

This was the ultimate end product that we garnished with another lime wedge. It looked like fizzy coffee, or as one of my testers said, “it looks like a swamp.”

“Is that iced coffee and a lime?” asked another tester before they tasted it.

I was also sceptical, but ultimately it tasted good. Even really, really good. It reminded me of how I would imagine a coconut Diet Coke might taste with an aftertaste akin to a mudslide thanks to the half and half.

“I was viscerally angry about the recipe at first because the combination of synthetic sugar in Diet Coke, real sugar in coconut syrup, and pointless dairy in the half and half seemed so completely devoid of nutrition,” said one taste tester. “I thought it would be way too sweet, but it was actually really refreshing and not too sugary.”

“I think it’s delicious,” another Business Insider tester said. “I would buy it.”

But the general consensus is with the half and half calories and amount of sugar in this drink, no one would want to make their own Dirty Diet Coke on a regular basis.

Unless , that is, it included alcohol.

“Hand it to me in a coconut with about three shots of rum, a paper umbrella and a fancy name, and I’d probably buy it at a poolside bar,” added a tester.

Verdict: Out of six testers, everyone loved it. Thanks Pinterest.

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