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Pepsi Milk Recipe

Pepsi Milk Is Like a Melted Root Beer Float

When I was in college, one of my pals introduced me to the weirdest concoction: Pepsi milk. And yes, it's exactly what it sounds like — Pepsi and milk mixed together at last. The end result is actually way tastier than it seems (think about a Pepsi float once the ice cream has started to melt), and I surprisingly enjoyed it on more than one occasion.

Now, many years later, I was searching for references to Pepsi milk and discovered that my crazy friend did not invent this drink on her own. In fact, it was enjoyed on national television by one Penny Marshall (aka Laverne De Fazio from Laverne & Shirley). Rumor has it that Penny Marshall enjoyed them in real life and had it written into Laverne's character.

If you want to try creating your own Pepsi milk, fill a glass with ice. Pour 1/2 cup of whole milk (the higher the fat, the higher the flavor), and top with Pepsi. Stir if desired. Once you've tried Pepsi, experiment with other sodas. My personal favorite is root beer milk.

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Janet14957065 Janet14957065 3 years
I thought it was Milk and Syrup......all these years, Milk and Syrup. Well anyway I tried it, Milk and Syrup......man was I crazy? I don't remember Pepsi being in there......at all....
Thomas14687714 Thomas14687714 4 years
I honestly would like to state to everyone who has left a comment here, disregarding PepsiMilk or completely hating upon or feeling disgusted about such a recipe. I am 29 years old, from NJ (which is most likely the reason why I enjoy this concoction LMAO - you know us Dirty Jersey Guys!!) and I LOVE PepsiMilk! I just decided to look it up for some reason, I haven't had in it so many years and the SAD part is, we forgot to buy MILK last night so now I am having a slight panic attack, if you will! LOL I first tasted this mixed drink at around the age of 7ish, give or take a year at my Cousin Jason's house in Sussex Co, NJ and man, let me tell you! One of the most TASTIEST drinks ever! I was at first, I admit, very skeptical, just like many of you. But I say, TRY IT. If you are a huge fan of BOTH red-cap, fatty, WHOLE MILK haha (or ANY milk for that matter, as long as it's REAL milk) and also are a huge fan of PEPSI (or Coke, I guess) than DO THIS!! If you enjoyed Vanilla Coke as a kid or younger adult, then you will find it tastes quite similar, just for an idea if you are very skeptical about it. I want this LONG, TRUTHFUL message to bring MORE AND MORE of you into a WORLD completely left untold and unvisited by many! Let's BRING BACK THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PepsiMilk! Seriously, they should MARKET it, I'm completely and so utterly surprised that they haven't ever done so.
Chels2948629 Chels2948629 4 years
I prefer it this way:   3/4 glass of pepsi on ice, 1/4 half & half. The flavor ratio is closer to a float that way.
Emiily Emiily 10 years
My brother just did this, haha, he hated it. Don't try it, seriously.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I really want to try this now!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I enjoy a good root beer float, but I would never mix milk and root beer. It just seems unnatural. I cant dispute that a PepsiMilk tastes good though.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
lol i wont be trying it anytime soon tho. too fattening for me! and im not really into milk
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
I guess it doesn't sound so weird if you think of it as something similar to an ice-cream float, but I have to admit I shuddered when I read the recipe! Someone please try this and report back...LOL
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
oh this is just like a coke float right? cos when the ice cream melts its basically like tt. lol. im thinking i would love this. hahaha
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
I remember that on the show.
tred6411 tred6411 10 years
My sister and I used to make fun of the Milk and Pepsi idea until we actually tried it. It's good! If you ad chocolate syrup it's sort of like an egg cream (chocolate syrup, milk, seltzer)
cubangel cubangel 10 years
When I was little, my Grandma and Grandpa had friends that came up from San Jose. I would get so excited that the Wishes were coming to visit. Mr. Wish would make me DR. PEPPER and MILK, served in a big cup with ice! It was the BEST, yummy.
kimretta kimretta 10 years
when I was a teenager, Seventeen magazine published all these drink recipes involving milk, and one of them was diet coke + chocolate milk. I drank that stuff for years (and all my friends made fun of me).
Cranberry Cranberry 10 years
A friend from college used to drink something like this (using cream), but he called it a Cockroach! It is yummy, whatever you call it.
controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
That sounds so bizarre, but I am guessing I would like it :)
curleyjo84 curleyjo84 10 years
with the chocolate syrup sounds good.... i dont drink much soda but i might try this
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Just to let you know, this is older than her...my grand father used to do this and introduced it to me when i was 11. Also try adding Hershey's chocolate syrup. MMMMM. This has been around forever as he used to do it as a child. _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
nicachica nicachica 10 years
someone please do this and report back! not that i don't trust you Yum, but i need a second opinion! Maybe you can get PartySugar to test this??? ;)
bjornwinner bjornwinner 10 years
can you do this with coke too? what about sprite or orange squirt? This sounds incredibly gross. Will someone make me one?
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