It has an unfortunate name, but guys, pilk is actually really good, especially if you like ice cream floats.
Pilk, a portmanteau of Pepsi and milk, is trying hard to be THE DRINK this holiday season. It’s creamy and sweet and apparently pairs perfectly with cookies. I’m a huge fan of dirty soda, so it’s no surprise that pilk is right up my alley.
What is pilk?
Pilk is a drink made from two ingredients: Pepsi and milk. It’s the holiday season and it’s time for pilk, at least according to Lindsay Lohan and Pepsi. All over the socials people are trying pilk. Some love it, some hate it, but it’s undeniable, Pepsi has hit viral marketing out of the park.
It’s a straight up meme now, with people trying it for the first time and either loving it or hating it. Pro tip, I like dirty sodas with heavy cream instead of milk. The thickness and richness of cream is more akin to a melted soda float and is smoother and more delicious. Bonus points if you use vanilla sweet cream instead of milk.
If you’ve been to Utah — where Lindsay Lohan’s comeback Christmas movie, Falling for Christmas takes place — you’re no stranger to dirty soda. Dirty soda, to the uninitiated, is a Utah special: soda and dairy in one drink. It’s creamy, sweet, and delicious. Dairy and soda is a really common combination — think root beer floats (root beer and vanilla ice cream) or egg creams (chocolate syrup, seltzer, milk). And it’s not just America, the dairy and soda combination is popular all over the world. There’s Milkis (Korean milky soda), Calpis (Japanese lactic acid, milk, and fizzy water), and Italian soda with cream (flavored fizzy water and cream). Fizzy soda and dairy are a match made in heaven.
How to make pilk
- Pour a can of Pepsi into a chilled glass with ice.
- Top it off with 2 tbsp to 1/4 cup whole milk.
- Enjoy as is, or mix it up then enjoy.
You only need 2 ingredients for pilk: Pepsi and milk.
- Pepsi – go for the classic or Cherry or Vanilla Pepsi
- Milk – whole milk is best, for the creamiest flavor.
Instead of regular Pepsi, try these variations to make your perfect drink!
- Vanilla Pepsi – a delicate, creamier flavor thanks to the vanilla.
- Cherry Pepsi – if you love cherry soda, then cherry Pepsi pilk is amazing. I love the tart sweetness of cherry Pepsi.
- Vanilla ice cream – a classic Pepsi float with vanilla ice cream, not pilk at all, but certainly delicious.
- Cream – cream is much better than milk, it dims the bubbles and is thick and luxurious.
- Vanilla sweet cream – this is the elite move, the sweetness and richness of vanilla sweet cream will make your pilk something to sip and enjoy by the fire.
If you’re looking for cookies to serve with pilk, please try out some of my favorite cookie recipes
Happy pilk and cookies!
- 12 oz Pepsi of choice
- 1/4 cup milk or to taste
Pour chilled Pepsi into a large glass filled with ice.
Add 2 tbsp milk, or to taste. Mix, if desired, or drink as is, with swirls. Enjoy!
Estimated nutrition based on diet pepsi and reduced fat milk
How to make Pilk
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 12
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0.8g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.