Fall in Love with This Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe – Perfect Sweet Treat
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Make a similar pink drink Starbucks recipe with strawberries and coconut milk. This pink drink Starbucks recipe is easy and inexpensive to make at home!
Starbucks Pink Drink fans’ hearts AND tastebuds are about to soar.💘🍓
Save money and get your “Starbies” fix at home, as my teenager calls it! LOL, she happens to LOVE the pink drink from Starbucks, and we recently discovered how easy it is to whip it up at home using coconut milk. The best part is that you can customize each component to your taste using fresh ingredients.
The result is a smooth & creamy coconut iced drink with fresh sweet strawberries that tastes like love! What a fun way to treat the family all year long.
You can skip the long line at Starbucks and save money by making the famous Starbucks Pink Drink at home with our easy copycat recipe! It’s the perfect sweet and fruity drink recipe everyone can cheers to this year.
What is in the Pink Drink at Starbucks?
According to Starbucks.com, the popular iced Pink Drink is made using their Strawberry Acai Refresher (which has white grape concentrate and green coffee extract), coconut milk, and freeze-dried strawberries. Green coffee is what gives it the caffeine component.
My homemade version will be using green tea, coconut milk, and fresh strawberry puree. So to be clear this won’t taste exact but has similar vibes using easy-to-find ingredients! Honestly, I enjoyed this homemade version even more!
Keto Tip! If you’re trying to cut carbs, be sure to check out our keto Starbucks-inspired pink drink recipe on Hip2Keto.com.
Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe
yield: 1 SERVINGS
prep time: 20 MINUTES
total time: 20 MINUTES
Strawberry-sweetened tea gets a creamy twist from a splash of coconut milk.
- 3 fresh strawberries, pureed
- 2/3 cup brewed green tea, chilled
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup white grape juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar (or desired sweetener)
- garnish: extra sliced strawberries
Add fresh strawberries to a large jar or cup. Use a hand blender to puree the strawberries. (You could also puree them using a blender instead.)
Add the chilled brewed tea, coconut milk, grape juice, and sugar. Mix well.
Pour the mixture into a cup of ice. Add extra sliced strawberries to garnish. Enjoy cold.
Tips to keep in mind when making a copycat Starbucks Pink Drink recipe:
- I start by pureeing fresh strawberries using an immersion blender. You can mash them or even use a blender instead.
- You can use any type of milk for this recipe: I’m a fan of coconut milk (and it’s what Starbucks uses for their Pink Drink), but almond milk or regular dairy milk will work great for this recipe as well.
- I sweetened my drink with a little sugar, but feel free to choose a sweetener of choice. Classic simple syrup, agave, or even honey would all be other ways to make sure your drink is sweetened to taste!
- Be sure to brew your green tea ahead of time so it has time to chill in the fridge.
Refreshing and delicious!
So long, Starbucks! We’re making our own Pink Drink at home for less money and in less time than it takes for us to head to the cafe. I personally love that you can taste more of the iced tea in this version with a subtle sweet taste instead of being overly sweet like the Starbucks version.
Here’s what my teammate Emily said after sipping her Pink Drink:
“Who knew you could make the popular Pink Drink at home?! It tastes exactly like the Starbucks version, maybe even better. I like making this myself and being able to control the amount of sweetness, and now I can make it any time of the year!”
If you are going to Starbucks, order a “Pink with a Wink“!
This looks delicious! Would frozen strawberries work instead of fresh ones?
Hey Anne! That should work! I’ve substituted frozen strawberries in drinks and other dishes and they’ve turned out great! Let us know how it turns out, if you decide to give this recipe a try! 🍓❤️
Thanks Jessica. I will definitely be trying this soon 🙂
YAY! You’re welcome! 🥰