Cotton Candy Drink Recipe

Cotton Candy Drink: this simple two ingredient drink is always a hit with kids. Easy recipe and tips for working with cotton candy.

Cotton Candy Drink

This two ingredient cotton candy drink couldn’t be more simple to make, and it’s beautiful and delicious.  So it’s ticking all the boxes.  Any one with a sweet tooth will love it.  We love easy recipes that taste great, and when you can get all the ingredients at the grocery store.

blue cotton candy drink

We made these drinks for our Cinderella Dinner and A Movie Night -see all the details here.  It was the perfect shade of Cinderella pale blue for our party.  We called them Cinderella sippers as a sweet treat to enjoy for our movie night.  They’re great for any special occasions.  These cotton candy mocktails are great for kids or anyone who wants a non-alcoholic drink option.  Enjoy them at a bridal shower, birthday party, new year’s eve, Mother’s day, or the holiday season.

Cinderella blue drink idea

cotton candy drink

You could also use pink cotton candy for these and make them a beautiful shade of pink instead of blue.  Or get really crazy and combine both for a purple.

Wouldn’t these be fun drinks in the pink and blue colors for baby showers, or a gender reveal?  The colors are perfect for spring celebrations or a summer day.

kid friendly cotton candy drink

Watch The Magic

The magical part of this drink is that you put the cotton candy into a clear glass first, and then pour the sprite over the top.  The fun part is that the cotton candy instantly dissolves and the drink turns blue or pink!  It’s so perfect for special events, because it feels magical.  Top the festive drinks with extra cotton candy and you can even add a sprinkle of pink luster dust, or edible glitter on top, or add blue or pink sanding sugar sugar to the rim of the glass for the perfect drink for celebrating.  You’ll love the sweet flavor of this alcohol-free version.


A few tips about working with fluffy cotton candy.  As soon as the cotton candy gets exposed to moisture, even the moisture in the air, it begins to dissolve.  So for best results, don’t prepare these in advance because your cotton candy melts with the moisture in the air.  Do them last minute, right in front of your guests.  Keep that cotton candy in an airtight sealed container right up until you’re ready to use it so the cotton candy dissolve doesn’t ruin the appearance.

cotton candy drink recipe

You could also add ice to this drink, to make it on the rocks.

We’ve tried this drink with ginger ale, and although it takes great, it didn’t give the best color.  Sprite is the perfect pop to use for the cotton candy drink because it’s clear, and will give you the best blue colour when the cotton candy dissolves.  Another great option would be a clear colored cream soda, or vanilla soda.  If you want a really bright pink color you could also try a raspberry ginger ale.

Adult Cotton Candy Drink Idea

Kids love this drink.  It’s sweet and fizzy and a lot of fun and perfect for your next party.  Want a grown up friendly version?  Try adding vodka for a cotton candy cocktail.  Too sweet for you?  Swap out the pop for sparkling water for the fun cocktail version.  This adult drink version is perfect for bachelorette parties, or any special celebration.

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Cotton Candy Drink

Cotton Candy Drink

Easy two ingredient drink that kids love!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 1/4 cup cotton candy
  • 1 cup Sprite pop


  1. This cotton candy drink is super simple to make. Place a piece of cotton candy in the bottom of a glass, and top with Sprite. Serve in a champagne flute and a cotton candy garnish on the top of the glass.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 0gSugar: 64gProtein: 0g
how to make a cotton candy drink

These drinks are so much fun and perfect for your birthday parties, girls’ night -with big girls or little girls, or for new years, when kids love a fizzy drink.  

With cotton candy drinks, life really is a party!

This recipe was part of our Cinderella themed Disney Princess Dinner and Movie Night -check out all the details about the whole party here.

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More Drink Ideas

You might also like our Swamp Water Punch recipe here.

Also check out our Coconut Milkshake here.

Coconut Milkshake: Inspired by our favouraite Thai resturant, made with just three simple ingredients -coconut milk, ice, and condensed milk.

You might also enjoy our Blackberry Sparklers here.

Blackberry Sparklers: fresh blackberries are pureed for this cocktail, make it with alcoholic, or without for a non alcoholic mocktail version.

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