Make a mouthwatering homemade pink drink right in your kitchen- it’s even better than Starbucks!
Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink
You’ve seen that Starbucks pink drink before. It seems to be in the hands of everyone this summer. You have probably even tried Starbucks Pink Drink yourself. It is pretty tasty. And it is pretty crave-worthy. However, the price tag on all those pink drinks sure does add up! That is why we decided that we need to learn how to make Starbucks pink drink at home.
We mixed and tasted then mixed and tried again until we found the best pink drink recipe out there. Our pink drink tastes incredible, irresistible, and totally easy to make. Once you master this easy drink recipe, you will never have to buy a Starbucks pink drink ever again!
What is the Pink Drink?
Before we jump into the details of our Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink recipe, you may be wondering “what is pink drink?”. That’s a very valid question! Starbucks pink drink is a iced drink that is made with Starbucks strawberry acai refresher packets, coconut milk and sliced strawberries. The refresher packs are a concentrated powder that is made with sugar, passion fruit, and acai. These flavors all shine through in the pink drink and make it a refreshing, tropical beverage that is sure to cool you down in the summer.
Ingredients for Pink Drink
When we set out to make our pink drink recipe, we wanted to skip using the Starbucks refresher packets. We wanted to get the same great taste without needing the pre-blended flavorings. Our pink drink ingredients are a little more natural but still just as flavorful (if not more so!).
Here is a quick look at what you will need to make our pink drink recipe:
- Acai berry tea bags
- Agave Nectar
- White Grape Juice
- Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- Fresh Strawberry Slices
These few, simple ingredients is all it takes!
When searching the internet, you may find some pink drink recipes that ask for green coffee extract. This is the caffeine that is usually found in the Starbucks acai refresher packs. Since we opted to use natural tea instead, we skip the green coffee extract. Our pink drink recipe is lower in caffeine and a little healthier than the classic Starbucks pink drink. We like the unprocessed approach and think that you will too!
How to Make a Pink Drink at Home
Our pink drink recipe starts with acai berry tea bags. Any acai berry tea bags you can find will work great. Tazo tea makes a passion fruit tea that is perfect for this recipe, too. We use four tea bags for just one cup of hot water to make a powerful tea concentrate. That flavor will shine through in this recipe!
Agave nectar is added to the warm tea concentrate to give the pink drink a little bit of sweetness. If you want a keto pink drink, simply skip the agave. You can also add some granular erythritol in place of agave to get a keto pink drink that is dessert-like.
One the sweetened tea concentrate has cooled, white grape juice and unsweetened coconut milk is added into the mix. Be sure to use unsweetened, carton coconut milk that you can find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. This is much better for drinking than canned coconut milk. It also makes a healthy pink drink that is low in calories! (Our pink drink calories are about 225 per big glass. That’s pretty low for a sweet, tasty drink!).
Once all of the ingredients for our pink drink recipe are combined, the tasty beverage is ready to enjoy. Drink your homemade pink drink as soon as you mix it up for the best flavors. Those strawberry slices taste best when fresh!
Homemade Pink Drink
If you have always wondered how to make Starbucks pink drink at home, now you know! You are officially ready to mix up an amazing pink drink of your very own. No need to buy a pink drink from Starbuck’s ever again! Our recipe tastes like the pink drink but even better.
You are going to love this pink drink recipe so be sure to send us a pic of you and your pink drink right after you make it! We love seeing you enjoy our tasty non alcoholic drink creations. Enjoy!