Coca-Cola is one of the most recognizable brands in the world with its signature red-and-white logo and characteristic font styling. The sweet soda is enjoyed globally, so it's not surprising that enterprising cooks have thought of unusual ways to use it over the years. The leap from sweet, cola-flavored soda to dessert is not hard to imagine, but we have 10 recipes that celebrate the multi-faceted flavor profile that Coca-Cola can bring to your favorite dishes both sweet and savory.
[related]From braised short ribs to perfectly glazed ham to an unexpected combination of potato chips and Coke in a sweet, chocolate-y cupcake, we have recipes that explore the savory, sweet, and in-between possibilities for this iconic soft drink in the kitchen.
In addition to the recipes below, consider substituting this flavorful soda for sugar next time you make a sweet barbecue sauce or embrace its balanced sweetness and acidity when looking for the perfect brine for your Southern Fried Chicken recipe.
Explore some of the ways you can add flavor to your favorite dishes with Coca-Cola by checking out our pick of 10 recipes using this iconic soft drink.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.