Starbucks Pink Drink Copycat

Starbucks Copycat Pink Drink

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 pink drink
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
179 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 179
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 58mg 288%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 468mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You may have heard of the very popular pink drink at Starbucks and wondered what is in this fun non-dairy treat. At the café, the pink drink is made with their signature strawberry acai beverage base (a combination of herbal tea and fruit juice) along with coconut milk and freeze-dried strawberries. It's shaken and served over ice for a fruity and refreshing drink. You will be surprised how easy it is to recreate the pink drink at home without any special ingredients or equipment.

Start by brewing your favorite fruity herbal tea—this can be done in advance and kept in the refrigerator to use at your convenience. Find a tea that will brew to a beautiful pink shade, such as strawberry, acai, or a blend. To sweeten and mimic the Starbucks product, add a bit of white grape juice or even passion fruit juice. Then a dash of creamy coconut milk is added to the drink to make it nice and creamy. This is all poured over ice in a cocktail shaker or mason jar.

Just before shaking it all up, add a few slices of freeze-dried strawberries for a punch of berry flavor. These will moisten slightly in the liquid and float beautifully to the top of your finished homemade pink drink. You will be amazed when you pour the shaken beverage into a glass filled with ice that it looks and tastes exactly like what you can buy at the popular coffee shop. Plus, it only takes minutes to whip up at home and is much cheaper.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brewed strawberry acai ice tea (or your favorite tea with a pink hue)

  • 1/2 cup white grape juice

  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries

  • Ice, for shaking and serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Starbucks Copycat Pink Drink Recipe

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

  2. Add the brewed tea, white grape juice, and coconut milk to a cocktail shaker or mason jar with a tight-fitting lid.

    Tea, juice, and coconut milk in a mason jar

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

  3.  Fill with ice and top with freeze-dried strawberries. Cover and shake until combined and foamy.

    Pink Drink in a mason jar topped with freeze-dried strawberries

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

  4. Pour into a serving glass filled with ice and enjoy immediately.

    Starbucks copycat Pink Drink with a straw

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Tips

  • The Starbucks pink drink is a shaken beverage that is served over ice. The drink has a signature foam on top which is a result of the coconut milk being shaken with the ice cubes. When making this drink at home you have two options: it can be made in a cocktail shaker or simply in a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid. Both options work great and mimic exactly the color, flavor, and coconut milk foam from the Starbucks original.
  • The shaking action also helps moisten and break up the freeze-dried strawberries. They not only add another level of flavor to the beverage but also make the pink drink beautiful and interesting in the glass.