Taco Bell Baja Blast Freeze

The Taco Bell Baja Blast Freeze is a fun drink to recreate at home. This recipe is super simple, but it makes for a refreshing treat on a warm day.

homemade Taco Bell Baja Blast Freeze drink in a glass

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The Taco Bell Baja Blast Freeze is a fun drink to recreate at home. Taco Bell calls this drink the Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze. I drank Mountain Dew in college mostly for the caffeine to get me through studying for exams.

This recipe is super simple, but it makes for a refreshing treat on a warm day. Unfortunately, it seems that Taco Bell may have discontinued this drink, or it may only be being served in a limited run. All the more reason to make it at home.

Why Call it a Blast?

For some reason, Taco Bell seems to equate this drink to drinking a hurricane. Being a Houston, Texas resident for many years now, I have weathered a couple of hurricanes, and this drink doesn’t taste like a hurricane. A hurricane tastes a little dirty, it’s very wet, and it is often served with a side of barbeque, and some oil that is burning in that lightly used chainsaw.

For me, a hurricane was really an excuse not to go to work, sit around the house without power, and to barbeque everything in sight because my refrigerator was no longer properly functioning. Does this drink taste like this, no – thankfully, no. It doesn’t even remind me of warmish beer. The Baja Blast is refreshing; hurricanes aren’t. Although it does give you a “blast” of refreshment!

Thanks to the reader who provided this more mundane explanation:

I suspect they came up with Baja Blast because they serve both Mountain Dew and Powerade Berry Blast in the fountain drinks, and enterprising employees mixed the two. Would explain the Blast part of the name.

How to Make a Baja Blast Freeze

This fun beverage is quick and easy to make. You really only need two ingredients, regular Mountain Dew and Powerade Berry Blast – plus ice of course.

Taco Bell Baja Blast ingredients

I find this drink to be a refreshing beverage to serve up on a hot day, and it’s perfect to sip poolside. Even the color looks refreshing. For best results use cold Mountain Dew when you start, this way the drink will retain more of its fizz after it is run through the blender.

homemade Taco Bell Baja Blast Freeze, Mountain Dew, and Powerade

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homemade Taco Bell Baja Blast Freeze drink in a glass

Taco Bell Baja Blast Freeze

You can recreate the Taco Bell Baja Blast Freeze at home.
3.58 from 7 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Taco Bell Baja Blast Freeze
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 414kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Mountain Dew
  • 3 ounces Powerade Berry Blast
  • 6 ounces ice

Instructions

  • Place ingredients in the mixer, and blend until the ice is crushed. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 103g | Vitamin C: 33.9mg | Calcium: 17mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Jebacpis2137

    It’s not Powerade it’s Gatorade Gatorade and mountain dew are owned by Coca Cola and Taco Bell is owned by Coca-Cola so it can’t be powerade

  2. Roxy M

    4 stars
    Hi, though I’m not a fan of Baja blast in my home I do have to add my input. Powerade is a Coke product and Taco Bell uses Pepsi products. Though the Powerade far exceeds the taste of Gatorade I would think you would have to use Cool Blue Gatorade in place of the Powerade to try and replacte this drink. Though you can use whatever you want of course I wasn’t sure if you were aware of this.

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