Three course dinner using Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

This week I’ve been busy getting creative in the kitchen with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar*. For those that don’t already know, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar launched this year to replace Coca-Cola Zero. The new and improved Coca-Cola Zero Sugar looks and tastes more like the classic version, but without the sugar.

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in crate

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar challenged me to come up with a three-course dinner party menu incorporating Coca-Cola Zero Sugar into the recipes. I went all out and decided to add a Coca-Cola Zero Sugar twist to every course. We do, of course, indulge in sugary treats now and then but for my family, I really try and keep an eye on our sugar intake. Finding alternative ingredients to add to meals is brilliant, especially when it’s exciting ones like Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. My family were certainly looking forward to a cake for dessert that had Coca-Cola Zero Sugar as its star ingredient!

Watch the video below to see how I got on, and read on for the recipes in detail and your chance to win Coca-Cola Zero Sugar goodies!


Dinner party with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

Tricolore salad with pesto and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar reduction


For the salad

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 300g mozzarella
  • a few basil leaves

For the pesto

  • two large handfuls of basil, torn
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar reduction

  • 330ml Coca-Cola Zero Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

A tricolore salad using tomatoes, mozzarella, basil with homemade pesto and a coca-cola zero sugar reduction



  • Slice tomatoes and mozzarella and arrange on a plate.
  • Add a handful of basil leaves


  • Crush two cloves of garlic and add to pestle and mortar
  • Add 50g pine nuts and grind
  • Add two handfuls of torn basil and grind
  • Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and grind
  • Drizzle pesto over the top of the tricolore salad

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar reduction

  • Pour 330ml Coca-Cola Zero Sugar into a small saucepan
  • Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • Reduce down until there is a quarter of the liquid remaining
  • Add two tablespoons of honey
  • Reduce until you have a thick sauce
  • Drizzle on top of the tricolore salad (reserve leftover sauce for dessert!)

Tricolore salad

Ham baked in Coca-Cola Zero Sugar with seasonal vegetables and new potatoes


  • 330ml Coca-Cola Zero Sugar
  • 2kg mild cure gammon joint
  • 1.5kg new potatoes
  • knob of butter
  • 2 spring onions
  • seasonal veg to serve
  • salt and pepper to taste

Coca-Cola Ham


  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees (gas mark 3)
  • Place gammon into an ovenproof dish with a lid
  • Pour over 330mls Coca-Cola Zero Sugar
  • Cover and bake in the oven for 2 hours
  • After two hours carefully drain any excess liquid, increase oven temp to 240 degrees (gas mark 9) return to oven for 10 minutes
  • Boil new potatoes for 10-15 minutes
  • Steam veg until tender
  • Transfer boiled new potatoes to a heavy based pan, add a knob of butter and saute for 5 mins. Chop two spring onions and add to pan.
  • Slice ham
  • Plate up and serve with a drizzle of the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar reduction you made earlier.

Coca-Cola Ham

No bake Coca-Cola Zero Sugar chocolate cakes with raspberries and pomegranate seeds


For the base

  • 450g pitted dates
  • 180g hazelnuts
  • 2 heaped tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • punnet of raspberries
  • four tablespoons pomegranate seeds

For the frosting

  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 heaped tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons of the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar reduction you made earlier

coca-cola zero sugar chocolate cake


  • Put the dates and hazelnuts in a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 20-30 minutes
  • Meanwhile add avocados, cacao powder, and honey to a blender (I used my nutribullet)
  • Blend until creamy
  • Set aside in a bowl, clean blender.
  • Once dates and hazelnuts have soaked drain them and add to clean blender with cacao powder and blitz until smooth.
  • Add to moulds and press into the bottom and sides, or if making one cake add to an 8-inch loose bottom cake tin.
  • Chill for ten minutes in fridge
  • Once chilled add a layer of raspberries and then a layer of frosting, remove from mould/tin carefully
  • Decorate with raspberries and pomegranate seeds

A trio of coca-cola chocolate cakes

Dinner party with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

As you can see the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is an incredibly diverse ingredient to bake with. I loved the way the ham turned out, it was delicious and flavourful and the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar added such an interesting twist to the chocolate cake. Best of all this entire meal contained absolutely no refined sugar whatsoever!

Dinner party with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

We had such a lovely dinner party out on the terrace; eating, drinking and chatting the evening away.

Dinner party with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

Your chance to win with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

Dinner party with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

This was just a few ideas to incorporate Coca-Cola Zero Sugar into a dinner party menu but we would love to hear yours!

For a chance to win the following:

  • Two prizes to two competition winners
  • Each prize includes: 2 x Riedel glasses, 4 x Coca-Cola Zero Sugar 330ml glass contour bottles, 1 x set of Coca-Cola branded coasters

we want you to post your Coca-Cola Zero Sugar recipe ideas and images on social media using #TastesMoreLikeCoke and including my Twitter handle @MrandMrsTPlus3 (so I can track entries!) we can’t wait to hear your ideas!

Don’t forget to enter on the rafflecopter below to register your entry so I can cross reference social participation and draw a winner. Good luck!

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Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is available nationwide, in all major supermarkets.

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