Mountain Dew Baja Blast

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Mountain Dew Baja Blast is a refreshing, tropical flavor of soda found exclusively at Taco Bell. Learn how to make a Baja Blast right at home with 3 ingredients!

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Exactly what is Baja Blast made of? While the official ingredient list is hard to replicate, you can easily make a homemade version that’s just as tasty!

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Mountain Dew Baja Blast

Instead of driving to Taco Bell for a Baja Blast, grab some supplies on your next grocery run and make one at home.

Not only will it save you time in the car, but the homemade version is a fraction of the cost!

Looking for more copycat recipes? You’ll love my versions of a Wendy’s Frosty and Disney Dole Whip dessert. Both are ready in minutes with a handful of simple ingredients.

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What Is Baja Blast Made Of?

This teal-colored spin on the classic soda features the addition of “tropical lime” flavor.

Created for a special partnership with Taco Bell, Baja Blast quickly became a customer favorite.

In fact, Mountain Dew Baja Blast was the second most popular soda sold at the fast food restaurant a decade after it was introduced!

The name was inspired by the Mexican state of Baja, which is known for its countless beaches.

Both companies felt that it was a perfect pairing for the Tex-Mex-inspired food that Taco Bell serves.

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Taco Bell Baja Blast Ingredient Notes and Swaps

  • Mountain Dew – Nothing fancy here! Stick with the classic green bottle for this Baja Blast recipe.
  • Sprite – I find that this creates the best flavor, but any clear lemon-lime soda will do.

    7-Up or Sierra Mist are great alternatives, while other recipes use regular lemonade instead.
  • Powerade – Through trial and error, it seems like Berry Blue Powerade gets the flavor closest to the popular drink.

    Some say that Cool Blue Gatorade is a better match, so give that a try if your homemade Mountain Dew Baja Blast doesn’t taste quite right.
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How To Make A Baja Blast

Simply combine equal parts of each ingredient in a tall glass with ice.

Give it a stir and get to sipping — it’s that easy!

Want to make a freeze?

Cool down in hotter weather with a slushie version of the Taco Bell Baja Blast — just like you can get at the drive-thru!

Simply add everything to a blender with a handful of ice and puree until you get the perfect consistency. Be sure that the bottled drinks are nice and cold first to get the best results.

Baja Blast Recipe FAQ

What goes with Mountain Dew Baja Blast?

Honestly, whatever you’re craving! It’s light and refreshing without overwhelming the flavors of your food, but it’s certainly best with anything Mexican-inspired.

Pour yourself an ice-cold glass to go with barbacoa, taco salad, or these easy chalupas.

Can I make a big batch of this drink?

Yes, all you need to do is scale up the Baja Blast recipe to fit your pitcher or punch bowl. Throw in some slices of citrus fruit or pineapple as a garnish to make it look more festive.

If you want to skip all of the measurements, combine a 2-liter bottle of each soft drink plus about 2 ½ of the large bottles of Powerade (the 28-ounce size).

Is there an alcoholic version of a Taco Bell Baja Blast?

You can certainly make your own! There’s no shortage of additions that would taste great with this drink.

Plain or citrus-flavored vodka and even coconut rum would be wonderful. Some gin or a splash of peach schnapps seem to be popular options as well.

Or, throw it in the blender with ice and a shot of tequila to make a tropical frozen margarita!

glass of homemade Baja Blast with lime garnish surrounded by citrus fruit

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Mountain Dew Baja Blast Taco Bell Copycat Recipe

Donna Elick
Mountain Dew Baja Blast is a refreshing, tropical soda found exclusively at Taco Bell. Recreate it at home with just 3 simple ingredients!
5 stars from 4 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 1


  • 3 ounces Mountain Dew
  • 3 ounces Sprite
  • 3 ounces Mountain Berry Blast Powerade


  • Pour all of the ingredients into a glass filled with ice.
  • Stir and serve.

Donna’s Notes

Be sure to use equal parts of all 3 ingredients for the best taste.
Make a large batch for parties and serve from a pitcher or punch bowl.
Garnish with citrus or Pineapple.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 70cal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Sugar: 17g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published June 2021, updated and republished May 2023

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  1. Thanks for this! I'm born and raised American, but moved to Australia many years ago (my husband is Aussie). The last time we had Baja blast was when we got married over 15 years ago, and my husband still mentions it. haha I went out right away and got the ingredients when I saw this today, and we've all just had some. He said "That's really dang close!" so it's a winner. It's winter here now but I imagine that when summer comes I'll be making a big batch to take to the beach with us. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    donna and chad, you’ve done it again! This Mountain Dew Baja Blast recipe is just as good as the restaurant version. Love it!

  3. 5 stars
    donna’s Mountain Dew Baja Blast recipe is a breeze to make! I added a squeeze of fresh lime for a zesty twist. It turned out fantastic!

  4. 5 stars
    Wow, this recipe is incredibly easy to make, and the result is absolutely delicious. Thanks, Donna and Chad!

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