Starbucks Pink Drink
This Starbucks Pink Drink has been on my mind since I first tried it. It is super refreshing and a nice change from the usual coffee drinks.
Having to run to Starbucks to get my daily fix can be a drag as well as a bit pricey. This homemade version of the pink drink really captures the store-bought version with all the convenience of home.
Easy and Delicious Starbucks Pink Drink
The ingredients are simple and you can whip this up really quickly. Make a big batch to keep in the fridge and just add the strawberries every time you pour a glass.
What do you call the pink drink at Starbucks?
You can call the pink drink at Starbucks a Strawberry Acia Refresher! Made with coconut milk and strawberries or you can ask to use blackberries as well for even more of a twist.
Is Starbucks Pink Drink Healthy?
The Pink Drink is a healthier option than some drinks at Starbucks. You can choose if you want your drink sweetened or unsweetened. So I’m a sense your the dividing factor of how healthy your drink is.
Just remember in moderation it is okay to have a flavored drink like this. Going overboard of course isn’t a healthy option.
Does Starbucks Pink Drink Have Caffeine?
You will find this Pink Drink is lightly caffeinated. Now if you buy a different tea to use it would then depend if that tea has caffeine or not.
What If I Cant Find Freeze Dried Strawberries
Starbucks uses freeze dried strawberries in the Pink Drink. If you can’t find them opt for fresh or even reach for frozen!
I have used frozen on hot days and it chills down my drink without watering it down as it melts!
How to Make The Pink Drink from Starbucks at Home
Start by steeping your tea bags and allowing it to fully cool. Once you tea is cooked add in your grape juice and stir.
Then pour in your coconut milk and taste to see if fits your flavoring preference. Pile in the ice and even add in some sliced strawberries for color and flavor.
If you want your drink sweetened you can use sweetened coconut milk or add in a sweetener to dress it up. If you prefer regular sugar just mix with hot tea so it allows the sugar granules to melt as the tea steeps.
Can I Make Pink Drink Ahead of Time
I would say if you want to make this drink ahead just make the acia tea and keep in the fridge. Then when ready to drink assemble it.
This drink takes just seconds to prepare and you will get that fresh flavor as you sip away.
Can I Substitute Coconut Milk in Pink Drink Recipe
If you can’t have coconut milk or are not a fan, you could easily swap with almond milk or even soy. I will say with the swap you of course won’t get the same taste as Starbucks.
But I am sure both almond or soy would pair well with this drink.
Why Make Your Own Starbucks Pink Drink
- Saves you money
- No waiting in line or drive thru
- You control sweetness level
- Easy to make
- You can drink it anytime of day, without leaving your home.
I love when I need a mid-day pick me up and I can head to the kitchen and whip up this drink. It is crazy simple to make and you get to customize it to fit your palate taste buds!
Let me know what you think of it when you give it a try!
You can find the Acai Berry Tea here
If you love this recipe, check out my Copycat Panera Green Tea, it is delicious!
- 4 Acai Berry Tea Bags
- 1 Cup Boiling Water
- 1/2 Cup White Grape Juice
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries (fresh can be used)
- Fresh Strawberries, sliced for garnish
- Sweetener to taste
- Boil one cup of water and place 4 tea bags in. Let cool.
- Once completely cooled, add white grape juice.
- Pour 1 cup of mixture into a cup, top with coconut milk to taste leaving room for lots of ice.
- Add sliced strawberries into your glass and lots of ice.
- If you like your drink a little sweeter, add your sweetener of choice.
- *The drink will look a bit more lilac than pink
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 121 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 11mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Protein: 1g