Dr Pepper Strawberries and Cream is the juicy, sweet refreshing sip

Dr Pepper Strawberries and Cream, photo provided by Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper Strawberries and Cream, photo provided by Dr Pepper /

While Dr Pepper combines the original 23 flavors to make one of the most iconic beverages, the Texas born and bred brand is never afraid to push boundaries. With the new Dr Pepper Strawberries and Cream, a juicy, sweet sip is waiting to be enjoyed. It might be a little unexpected, but everyone is going to love it.

Recently, Dr Pepper has expanded its flavor base. From specialty offerings like the Fansville Bourbon-influenced beverage to its Dr Pepper and Cream Soda, the flavor variations bring excitement but never lose sight of the beverage’s original essence.

As the newest permanent edition variety joining the line, the Dr Pepper Strawberries and Cream has a sweet, juiciness to the sip. Although not jammy, the slight fruitiness with a creamy finish will be the flavor that has everyone talking.

According to Senior Vice President of Dr Pepper Brand Marketing John Alvarado, “Our expert team of flavor scientists are constantly innovating to bring to life new varieties that will surprise and delight treat seekers and our existing dedicated fans. Dr Pepper Strawberries & Cream is an exciting evolution for our brand’s flavor portfolio as it joins our permanent lineup alongside popular varieties such as Dr Pepper & Cream Soda and Dr Pepper Zero Sugar. We can’t wait for people to try this delicious new treat!”

Dr Pepper Strawberries and Cream
Dr Pepper Strawberries and Cream, photo provided by Dr Pepper /

The key term to focus on in that statement is “surprise and delight,” which this new beverage captures. It is slightly unexpected for a beverage brand to embrace fruit flavors. Even though strawberry seems to be having a moment across the dessert aisle, it does not often take center stage in the beverage world. While cherry seems to be everywhere, Dr Pepper’s decision to include strawberry sets itself up as being different. Given that the brand has always embraced its originality, the concept is on point.

While many people will enjoy this beverage poured over ice or straight from the fridge, it would be quite enjoyable combined with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. That type of float might not have been served in Waco back in the day, but it could make for a lovely dessert.

And, since many people cook with Dr Pepper, this flavor would work well for a spicy and sweet glaze on some ribs or maybe even a braise for some beef. There are many ways to experiment with the new beverage.

The Dr Pepper Strawberries and Cream will be available in stores this month. It will be sold in both regular and Zero Sugar option.