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Ice cold Nuka-Cola is a variant of Nuka-Cola and a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Nuka-Cola entered the beverage market in 2044, with the invention of the soft drink by John-Caleb Bradberton after two years of experimentation.[1] It contained 120% of the recommended daily allowance of sugar, and took the United States market by storm, and within a year could be purchased nationwide.[2][3]


It is created using the workbench, the only ingredient being Nuka-Cola, provided the player character has chosen the Nuka Chemist perk. It restores a total of 80 HP in 20 seconds (4 HP per second), decreases Sleep by 60 and increases Dehydration by 10 (in hardcore mode). It also adds 2 rads.


This item can be crafted by the player character. This item is also craftable via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E (with at least 1 rank of the Camarader-E perk).

Creation requirements

Ice cold Nuka Cola (2)



  • Three can be found at the bar in the Mojave Outpost barracks.
  • Two can be found in the Camp McCarran terminal building, on the second floor in a chest freezer near the jail cells.
  • With the Nuka Chemist perk, for every three bottles of Nuka-Cola, two bottles of ice cold Nuka-Cola can be made.
  • Old World Blues (add-on) One can be found on the floor of the kitchen of house #102, in Higgs Village.
  • Some can be found in the kitchen of the Ultra-Luxe in a freezer surrounded by empty bottles.


  • Consuming an ice cold Nuka-Cola provides a single bottle cap.
  • Ice cold Nuka-Cola will never get warm. It will stay chilled in the inventory indefinitely.
  • Despite the boosted effects, it has the same value as regular Nuka-Cola.



  1. World of Refreshment PA tour
  2. Sierra Petrovita: "When Nuka-Cola was invented by John-Caleb Bradberton in 2044, it quickly became the world's most popular soft drink. The wonder drink soon drew a dedicated following which prompted the Nuka-Cola Corporation to release many promotional items like these. By 2067, a Nuka-Cola machine such as this rare pristine model could be found on almost every street in America. Even in today's crazy world, Nuka-Cola is still the number one choice of refreshment among Armageddon's survivors."
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  3. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Amateur chemist John-Caleb Bradberton discovered the formula for Nuka-Cola in 2044. Within a year, Nuka-Cola could be purchased across the entire United States."