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Sonic Crave Sauce Recipe (Copycat Version)

Sonic Crave Sauce Recipe (Copycat Version)

Ah, man, who doesn’t feel a tingly on their lips just at the thought of a juicy burger? I’ve put together a totally swoon-worthy sonic crave sauce recipe — a copycat recipe, of course.

What is Sonic Crave Sauce?

This Sonic Crave sauce is tangy and sweet, totally delicious burger sauce that’ll have you coming back for burger after burger. It’s one of the hero burger sauces served at Sonic restaurant

The sauce is a whip-up of ketchup, spices, relish, and Miracle Whip and is seriously tasty. It’s no wonder people are seeking this sauce recipe out, it’s that good.

If you’ve already tried Sonic’s Crave Burger, you’ll know exactly why I’m so excited about this recipe. While the burger as a whole is mouth-watering, it’s the sauce that gives it its pop of flavor. It’s got that perfect blend of piquant and sweet flavors.

If you haven’t tasted the burger, imagine this; juicy burger patty with a perfect caramelized crust topped with crunchy lettuce, pickles, and tomato. All of this is enveloped in a soft burger bun and lathered up in a sweet and tangy sauce

Sonic Crave Sauce ingredients 

Here’s a roundup of all the ingredients you’ll need to make this fantastic sauce: 

  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 TBS brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Chili Heinz sauce
  • 1 tsp pimento, chopped
  • 1 tsp pickle relish
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  •  ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Sonic Crave Sauce recipe

Once you’ve gathered the ingredients, this sauce couldn’t be easier to make. Here’s how to do it:

what sauces are at sonic

Step 1:

Add all the ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Using a small whisk, combine everything until smooth.

(Yup, you read that right. There’s only one step in the recipe, haha. It’s so simple to make, and you can whip up this sauce in a few seconds. Literally!)

How to store Sonic Crave Sauce

You can bottle this sauce, seal it with a lid and keep it in the refrigerator. The sauce will keep for around a week if sealed and refrigerated.

What food goes well with this sauce?

Ooooh, there are so many dishes this sauce will go well with. Here is a list of my favorite ideas:

  • On a cheeseburger. Big shocker here.
  • As a dipping sauce to French fries and any kind of potato chips
  • With fried chicken and nuggets.
  • On a toasted chicken mayonnaise.
  • Fish fingers or fish cakes.
  • Alongside fried or grilled fish with a side of French fries.
  • On sandwiches with cold meats.

Why you’re going to love Sonic Crave Sauce

Here are a couple of reasons why you need to make up a batch of this sauce, pronto!

  • It’s, like, the quickest sauce you’ll ever whip up
  • It lasts for a whole week in the fridge, super handy to have.
  • This sauce goes with everything – chicken, fish, meat, sandwiches, and cheese. All of it!
  • It’s made with everyday pantry staples that are easy to find at your local grocery store.  
  • This sauce will bring simple-tasting foods to life.
sonic crave cheeseburger sauce recipe

What are the different dipping sauces at Sonic?

Here is a run-through of the tasty dipping sauces found at Sonic:

1. Sonic Signature sauce

This is a tasty blend of their Honey Mustard and BBQ sauces. It has a lovely sweet, umami, and smoky flavor profile. It’s good on everything, really.

2. Picante sauce

You’ve got to love spice to select this sauce. “Picante” literally means “spicy,” so you know what you’re in for. 

This sauce is excellent on wraps and, of course, burgers. Picante sauce has a creamy texture and is fabulous with most Sonic menu items.

3. Honey mustard

A real classic. You pretty much know what you’re getting with this sauce. A classic combination of honey and Dijon mustard.

A touch sweet but with that bit of something spicy from the mustard.

Honey mustard goes beautifully with chicken, in particular, just a hint.

4. BBQ Sauce

Vinegar, salt, and all-around punchy flavor. You assume BBQ sauce tastes smoky, but it actually doesn’t. 

It just gives you the impression of barbecued meat because you usually baste your meats with barbecue sauce before cooking them on the grill.

You can add this sauce to anything to make it pop with flavor, from burgers to chicken to mozzarella sticks. It’s all good.

5. Ranch

Creamy and smooth. An American classic featured at Sonic and has always been a favorite.

6. Relish

This is one of the iconic sauces at Sonic. The best way to describe it is creamy, and tangy with savory notes. It’s amazing slapped on a cheeseburger.

7. Ketchup, mustard, mayo

These three belong together, right?

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FAQ

Is Sonic crave sauce Thousand Island dressing?

Nope, it sure isn’t. While kind of similar, Thousand Island Dressings is a salad dressing and dipping or condiment made with mayonnaise, lemon juice, tomato puree, mustard, tomato puree, paprika, cream vinegar, chili, and sometimes Tabasco.

In contrast, Sonic’s Crave Sauce is tangier with pickle relish and a bunch more spices. Crave Sauce is a little more orangey yellow with the inclusion of turmeric. Thousand Island dressing is a touch pinker.

What does Sonic’s Crave Sauce taste like?

Tangy and sweet are the two key descriptors for this sauce. Sonic’s Crave sauce has a little spicy zing to it, with the Heinz Chili sauce in there.

Is Sonic’s signature sauce good?

It’s so good! It’s one of the sauces that’ll go with so much, and you’ll find yourself adding it as a condiment on the side of a bunch of different dishes.

Sonic crave sauce recipe

Sonic Crave Sauce Recipe

Jamela
Ah, man, who doesn’t feel a tingly on their lips just at the thought of a juicy burger? I’ve put together a totally swoon-worthy sonic crave sauce recipe—a copycat recipe, of course.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 TBS brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup  Chili Heinz sauce
  • 1 tsp pimento, chopped
  • 1 tsp pickle relish
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Using a small whisk, combine everything until smooth.
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Wrapping it up!

This is such a great copycat recipe to try out at home. Next time you’re putting burgers together or having a barbecue, make a batch of this easy Sonic Crave Sauce recipe. 

Spicy, tangy, and zingy, this sauce will give a little pop of flavor to almost anything you serve it with. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Everyone will want to know…what’s in that sauce?

It’s really fun when you get to figure out how a restaurant makes its sauce.

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