People Are Dipping Their Ice Cream Cones in Coke at McDonald’s

It's like a root beer float, but better.

No offense to Dairy Queen, but there’s something special about McDonald’s soft serve. When we crave a McFlurry (like this Kit Kat treat) or a sundae, we really want it from McD’s. That’s why we’re all so disappointed when the machine is broken.

There’s one thing you can’t get at McDonald’s, though, that we wish they’d add it to the menu: floats. It only makes sense to combine the ice cream with a soda that’s equally as tasty. TikTok knows this, which is why the next fast-food trend is dunking an ice cream cone into Coke!

It’s Called a Vaca Negra

This seems like the perfect successor to milk and Coke, which is a surprisingly tasty combo . To those of us in the United States this is an black cow drink, but to the TikTok’er that posted this video, it’s a vaca negra. It’s popular in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia, made by combining vanilla ice cream with Coca-Cola. See the technique for a perfect vaca negra in the TikTok below:

@sandraciresartBlack Cow 🐄 You have to try it! 😂 Cola + Helado Vainilla = Vaca Negra 😋 Has probado esa mezcla? ##foryou ##fyp ##foodhacks ##tiktokfood ##viralfood

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You can’t really order a float at McDonald’s in the US—although they did experiment with a McFloat for a while. So until floats are a permanent thing on the menu, this is the closest Americans are going to get.

How Can I Make One?

Like the TikTok video above shows, it’s pretty easy. In fact, we’ll go so far as to say it’s one of the easiest off-menu treats to make! Just fill a cup half-full with Coke (or any soda of your choosing), and submerge your cone inside. Swirl it up until the soda gets frothy, and you’ve got the perfect vaca negra.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.