How To Make McDonald’s Sweet And Sour Sauce At Home

Homemade McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce is easy and super fun to prepare. It is filled with sweet and tangy flavors that taste heavenly. Get the complete recipe to make this knockoff sweet and sour sauce at home with us!

McDonald's Sweet & Sour Sauce

After having so many sauces and dips, from different food chains, I can claim that the one I had at McDonald’s was the best. You will love pairing it up with nuggets, snacks, or fries.

To make McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce, you need apricot preserves, Heinz 51 sauce, Italian salad dressing, and soy sauce. Simply mix all these ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate or serve immediately, however you like. Taste the magic right away!

Do read this article to see how to make this McDonald’s Sweet and Sour Sauce at home. The list of equipment, ingredients, nutritional facts, and instructions are mentioned below. But before getting the instructions, check out our other copycat recipes below.

1. McDonald’s Honey Mustard Sauce – A quick and easy honey mustard sauce offered at McDonald’s is popular all over the world. This is truly an awesome sauce prepared with honey, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, sour cream, and Heinz 57 sauce.

2. McDonald’s Oreo Caramel Frappe – Oreo caramel frappe is a delicious drink that is prepared with a smooth blend of Oreo, milk, caramel, coffee, and sugar. But why stop there? It is topped generously with whipped cream, caramel syrup, and Oreo dust.

3. McDonald’s Sausage And Egg McMuffin – The sausage and egg McMuffin offered at McDonald’s is enticing and flavorsome. Why go back to McDonald’s, when you can make the same McDonald’s sausage and egg McMuffin at home. 

4. McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce – The Szechuan sauce from McDonald’s became popular when it got featured in an episode of ‘Rick and Morty’. Make a replica of this sauce at home. 

How to Make McDonald's Sweet and Sour Sauce at Home

What Equipment Will You Need To Make McDonald’s Sweet And Sour Sauce?

  • Small Bowl – Add all the components to the bowl and mix them up.
  • Spoon – Use a spoon to stir in all the elements.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make McDonald’s Sweet And Sour Sauce?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
2 Minutes2 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make McDonald’s Sweet And Sour Sauce?

  • Apricot Preserves – The apricot preserves give the sauce a sweet taste with a slight sourness. It is actually the showstopper of this sauce.
  • Heinz 57 Sauce – What better way to describe the sauce than with what Heinz said, “It is like ketchup with a kick”. This steak sauce gives the sauce a sour kick.
  • Italian Salad Dressing – The main component of pure tang in the recipe is the Italian salad dressing. This vinaigrette puts the sour in the sweet and sour sauce.
  • Soy Sauce – A little bit of soy sauce to make the sauce slightly savory and to balance the flavors.
McDonald's Sweet and Sour Sauce Ingredients

Steps To Make McDonald’s Sweet And Sour Sauce

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All you need to do is add the apricot preserves, Italian salad dressing. Heinz 57 sauce, and soy sauce in a small bowl. Then, mix until everything until combined. This is all there’s to it to make this simple McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce.

Nutritional Value

Calories170 kcal
Fat1.1 g
Saturated Fat0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g
Sodium 557 mg
Potassium 99 mg
Sugar36 g
Protein1 g

How Will The McDonald’s Sweet And Sour Sauce Look And Taste Like?

The answer to half of that question is in the name of the sauce. The sauce has a deep orange color because of the apricot, Heinz 57 sauce, and soy sauce. The apricot preserves give the sauce the sweetness it requires. The Heinz 57 sauce and Italian dressing take care of the tang. A little soy sauce makes the sauce much needed savory.

Recipe Card

McDonald’s Sweet And Sour Sauce Recipe

Author : Yamini Rathore
Serving : 2
Calories : 170 kcal
Total time : 2 minutes
McDonald's sweet and sour sauce is an amazing sauce prepared in no time. Just grab some pantry items like Italian dressing, Heinz 57 Sauce, apricot preserves, and soy sauce. Whisk in all the components and the sauce will be ready. Serve with nuggets, fries, or any other snacks of your choice.
4 from 91 votes


  • 1 cup Apricot Preserves
  • 1 tablespoon Heinz 57 Sauce
  • 3 teaspoons Italian Salad Dressing
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce


  • Small Bowl
  • Spoon


  • Take a small bowl and add apricot preserves, Heinz 57 sauce, soy sauce and Italian salad dressing to it.
    McDonald's Sweet and Sour Sauce Process
  • Mix them well until they are thoroughly combined and serve.
    McDonald's Sweet and Sour Sauce is Ready


Prep Time : 2 minutes
Total Time : 2 minutes
Cuisine : American
Course : copycat


Calories : 170kcal | Protein : 1g | Fat : 1.1g | Saturated Fat : 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat : 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat : 0.2g | Sodium : 557mg | Potassium : 99mg | Sugar : 36g

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I buy McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce?

McDonald’s sweet and sour is not available in grocery stores or retail stores. However, you can get some extra at Mcdonald’s. In case they are out of stock make your own at home.

What is the shelf life of McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce?

If you store McDonald’s sweet ad sour nicely in an airtight container, it can last for about 3 years.

Why is McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce so good?

McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce has a blend of apricot and peach puree.

What is the most popular McDonald’s sauce?

The sweet and sour sauce is the most popular sauce offered at McDonald’s.

That’s it for today. I hope you all will like this easy and simple recipe. Do try it and tell me how well you liked it in the comment section below. Also, if you have any suggestions or queries, leave them in the comments below. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Till then, have a great time and stay tuned for more such recipes!

3 thoughts on “How To Make McDonald’s Sweet And Sour Sauce At Home”

  1. 5 stars
    I just made this for 1/2 a dozen teens from my Sons football team and one works at McDonalds thumbs up from all of us.

4.06 from 91 votes (89 ratings without comment)

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