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Hot Dr Pepper

Updated on October 24, 2014

Drink Dr.Pepper Hot

Hot Dr. Pepper has been my favorite drink for over 40 years. Other people may enjoy coffee or tea, but not me, just give me my hot Dr. Pepper.

When I tell people that is my favorite beverage, I always get strange looks and people ask me how I make that. " Do I actually heat it up?" That is particularly true of younger people who didn't grow up during the 60's when advertising for drinking Dr. Pepper hot was popular.

In this lens I will share with you the recipe for hot Dr. Pepper along with a video of the ad that first started me drinking this delicious hot drink.

photo of Dr. Pepper mugs were taken by the author

Receipe for Hot Dr. Pepper

When I first started drinking Dr. Pepper hot we didn't have microwaves so I heated the soda on the stove. Back then I also drank regular Dr. Pepper.

Today it is easy to make Dr. Pepper hot in the microwave and now I drink Diet Dr. Pepper.

Here then are the steps for a delicious cup of Hot Dr. Pepper

  1. Pour Dr. Pepper slowly into your favorite mug.
  2. Put mug in microwave and heat on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Add a slice of lemon to your drink. (this step is optional)
  4. Enjoy your delicious hot beverage.

Dr. Pepper Sign
Dr. Pepper Sign

Here is a great Dr. Pepper sign.


Dr. Pepper Museum - Waco Texas

While on vacation in Texas, we came across the Dr. Pepper museum and of course we had to stop there. It has been over 20 years ago since our visit, but I remember that the museum told the history of the soda and explained the bottling process. It also had a fun gift shop where I purchased the Dr. Pepper mug that I still use today to enjoy my "Hot Dr. Pepper".

You see one side of the mug pictured in the introduction of this page and the other side is shown here.

Hot Dr. Pepper Commercials

Here are the Dr. Pepper commercials that got me started on this delicious drink. Most of these ads are from the 60's.

Would you try Dr. Pepper Hot?

When people question me about my choice of drink, I say "try it you'll like it"! So now I'm challenging you "try it you'll like it"!!

Will you take the Hot Dr. Pepper challeng?

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Cooking with Dr. Pepper

I found many recipes online that use Dr. Pepper. Many of them use it in marinades. One common recipe seems to be to cover pork in a crockpot with Dr. Pepper and cook it till it falls apart. You then can drain off the Dr. Pepper and add BBQ sauce for some great pulled pork sandwiches. Here is some Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce that you might want to consider for that recipe.

Dr. Pepper Sweet & Kickin' BBQ Sauce
Dr. Pepper Sweet & Kickin' BBQ Sauce

This would make your BBQ tasty.


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      5 years ago

      I'd forgotten about this. I used to love it as a kid.

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      Don Wilson 

      5 years ago from Yakima, WA

      I love it cold, but have never tried it hot - never even considered it. Now, I just might have to go try it that way.

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      5 years ago

      Never heard of it hot...I like mine cold and over lots of ice.

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      5 years ago

      Hot Dr. Pepper is delicious, especially in cold weather.

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      5 years ago

      Like the idea so much I pinned it!

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      5 years ago

      I have never heard of this! I am going to try it. I wonder how the cherry DP would taste hot.... So glad I found this! Thanks!

    • verymary profile image


      5 years ago from Chicago area

      Weird idea! I do love DP, but hot? Isn't it too sweet to drink hot? Maybe will try next winter. Loved the old ad!!

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      5 years ago

      I have not tried this before but I would like to, seems like a different way to have a hot beverage.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Good for you! Thanks for sharing! ;-)

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      jknake lm 

      5 years ago

      Yes, it has always been my favorite soda. I've never heard of drinking it hot, I may try it when I need my sweet "fix" at night. We toured the museum when we were in Texas. Very interesting.

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      SarahbethK LM 

      5 years ago

      This is CRAZY cool...I can't wait to try! I have never heard of this before. I actually have one can of Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper left in the fridge so I hope that will be yummy! :D

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      Faye Rutledge 

      5 years ago from Concord VA

      Yes, I drank it years ago (maybe 45 or more) and loved it! And, that was before we had microwaves...we heated it in a pan on the stovetop. Brings back memories! I don't know why I ever stopped drinking it. :)

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      Connie Clyburn 

      5 years ago

      Interesting -- I don't drink soft drinks very often, but I may try that! Thanks for sharing your story.

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      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      Yes I have had it before. Both hot and cold. I still prefer it cold. But thanks for bring back the idea. The Jelly Belly's, that I had not heard of before and may just have to try.

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      'Vikk Simmons 

      5 years ago from Houston

      I grew up drinking Dr. Pepper and had to start every morning with a Dr. Pepper on my way to high school but I have to say I never heard of drinking it hot. Fun!

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      5 years ago

      Interesting! I have never thought to try Dr. Pepper hot. I will have to pass this along to the rest of my family!

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      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      You know, this hot Dr. Pepper talk is waking up some memory cells in my puny brain. I do remember it, but I'm sure I've never tried it. I can imagine it hot, though, and I'm sure it's quite tasty! Great lens idea!

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      5 years ago

      huh.. never occured to me that you could heat up soda and drink it.


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