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Cherry Fun Dip Drink for Kids


Do your kids love mocktails? This sweet 4-ingredient Cherry Fun Dip Drink is full of candy flavor and is a sweet mocktail idea for kids. This fun non-alcoholic drink is great for kids to sip during your next family get-together.

A mocktail with fun dip candy in it and next to it.
A sweet Cherry mocktail for kids made with Cherry Fun Dip candy.

This post was originally published on June 24, 2012, and has now been updated with updated links, and more information and instructions to help you create your own non-alcoholic drinks at home!

This Cherry Fun Dip Drink is a unique mocktail to make for the kids! It’s full of sweet candy-like cherry flavor and they will love the bright color!

I’m a big fan of Fun Dip candy and love to try to work it into unique recipes.

Why you need to try this Fun Dip Drink recipe

This easy Fun Dip Drink recipe is one that your kids will love.

It’s just 4 ingredients and I did my best to make sure that it tastes like cherry, which is my favorite Fun Dip flavor.

I love how places like Sonic and Dylan’s candy bar use candy in their drinks.

It’s a super easy way to put a smile on someone’s face, because let’s face it. Most people like candy.


Ingredients for making a kid's drink with Fun Dip.
What you need to make this Fun Dip Drink recipe.

You’ll need a Cherry Fun Dip, grenadine (your favorite brand will be fine!), Sprite, or any other lemon-lime soda (pre-chilled if possible!), fresh lemon juice, and a handful of ice.

Want to know more about Fun Dip? Here’s everything you need to know about Fun Dip Candy.

I love it so much I’ve also used it to make a delicious Fun Dip flavored whipped cream.

How to make a Cherry Fun Dip Drink

Woman pouring a package of cherry Fun Dup into a cocktail shaker.

Even though this isn’t a cocktail, a cocktail shaker means that you can chill this non-alcoholic drink quickly and ensure the candy dissolves easily.

Step 1

Add a packet of Cherry Fun Dip to the cocktail shaker.

Cocktail shaker with a lemon, glass and bottle of Sprite next to it on a cutting board.

Step 2

Then add the grenadine and lemon juice.

Step 3

Add ice, then shake well.

The outside of the shaker will get chilled and so will the fruity drink ingredients inside.

Cocktail shaker with Fun Dip drink ingredients with a bar spoon.

Step 4

Add the Sprite and use a bar spoon to stir.

You do not want to add soda to a cocktail shaker and shake it. It will explode.

And that’s just a huge mess.

A close up of a cup with a non-alcoholic drink made with Fun Dip candy.

Step 5

Grab a small glass and fill with ice.

Then pour the ingredients in the cocktail shaker over the ice.

Garnish with a Lik-a-Stix.


If you don’t have grenadine, you can also use the liquid in a jar of maraschino cherries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different flavor of Fun Dip?

Yes of course! But with cherry flavor and the grenadine, it’s easy to get that sweet faux cherry flavor that I was trying to mimic in this recipe.

Can I make a grown-up version of this Cherry Fun Dip Drink?

If you want to make this drink a little more adult-friendly you can try my Sweet and Sour Cherry Fun Dip Mixed Drink. The flavor is a little bit different than this non-alcoholic version but still super sweet and tasty.

Doesn’t this drink contain too much sugar for kids?

This drink is full of sugar. It’s not something I would make my kids often. But it is one of those fun things to make to create a little mom magic.

Can I make my own Fun Dip to use in this drink?

If you want to make your own Fun Dip, you can do that too!

Candy inspired mocktail on a table next to lemon lime soda.

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Bright Pink drink in a glass next to a package of Fun Dip and a bottle of Sprite.

Cherry Fun Dip Drink

This fruity mocktail is full of candy flavor! Make this Cherry Fun Dip Drink for the kids. Inspired by and infused with candy, your kids will love this easy non-alcoholic drink recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Calories: 219kcal
Servings: 1 serving



  • Add ice, Cherry Fun Dip, grenadine and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well to allow candy to dissolve.
  • Open the lid and add Sprite.
  • Use a bar spoon to mix.
  • Add ice to a small glass and pour the cherry mocktail over the ice.
  • Garnish with a candy stick.


Don’t shake the soda inside the cocktail shaker! It could explode.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Sodium: 28mg | Sugar: 46g
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