UPDATE: This Starbucks Pink Drink Copycat recipe has been updated as of 10/27/22 due to the discontinuation of the Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus Refreshers®.
You have been missing out if you’ve never had a Pink Drink from Starbucks! According to the Starbucks website, Pink Drink is a light and refreshing beverage that features the sweet flavors of Strawberry Acai Refreshers® with accents of passion fruit and acai combined with coconut milk and topped with a scoop of strawberries.
While our “usual” is an iced caramel macchiato, sometimes you have to switch it up. Our girls have been huge fans of the pink drink since their first sip, and since going to Starbucks on a regular basis is a little out of our budget these days, we promised to come up with a Starbucks Pink Drink copycat recipe at home, to hold them over until we can get them the real thing.
According to our teen, we nailed it (and that doesn’t happen often)!
starbucks pink drink copycat recipe ingredients
Before we get to our Starbucks Pink Drink copycat recipe, let me share a few tips about the ingredients.
strawberries: We’ve found that the best way to slice the strawberries is into semi-thin slices (at least for the 1/2 cup that will be placed in the cup. For the strawberries that you’ll be blending, it really doesn’t make a difference. I usually chop those in quarters just to make it easier to blend. BTW, they blend super fast in our Nutribullet. If you don’t have fresh strawberries, you can also use frozen or freeze-dried.
coconut milk: You want to get the coconut milk that can be found in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store. We use sweetened, vanilla-flavored coconut milk.
iced passion tea concentrate: Since Starbucks discontinued the Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher packs that we used to use, we have found an alternative in Tazo Iced Passion Tea Concentrate. This one also gives the passion fruit flavor that Starbucks uses in its Pink Drink.
white grape juice: We also added white grape juice to match the ingredients on the website.
sugar: Sugar is needed to sweeten the drink up. You can try simple syrup as well, though I find that sugar works best.
What’s in the Starbucks Pink Drink?
According to their website, the Starbucks Pink Drink features Strawberry Acai Refreshers® with accents of passion fruit and acai combined with coconut milk and topped with a scoop of strawberries.
Is the Pink Drink Healthy?
The pink drink is only 100 calories for a grande, which compared to other options, is actually pretty healthy compared to other option that you can get at Starbucks.
Is the Pink Drink the Same as The Pinkity Drinkity?
Yes, “Pinkity Drinkity” is the same as the Pink Drink. It was named Pinkity Drinkity by the famous YouTuber, James Charles.
Why Don’t the Copycat Recipes Taste Exactly Like the Pink Drink?
We tried a number of the copycat recipes before we created our own, and while they all had a unique flavor, none were exactly the same. That’s because even though Starbucks sells a number of their VIA instant refreshers, they do not sell the Strawberry Açaí Refreshers® which is the main ingredient in their Pink Drink.
Our insta-friend Laura, @bump.tobaby, is known for loving her Starbucks Pink Drink with vanilla cold foam. She has an entire Instagram story highlight professing her love for it.
You can add this as well by putting some non-fat milk and vanilla syrup into an immersion blender and blending until it’s nice and foamy. Make sure to leave room at the top of your cup.
If you love this Starbucks Pink Drink copycat recipe, don’t forget to check out all of our Starbucks copycat recipes! Some of our favorites include the Iced Caramel Macchiato, Iced White Chocolate Mocha, Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Caramel Frappuccino, and Iced Brown Sugar Oatmeal Shaken Espresso (which is out of stock in our local Starbucks constantly).
We are always working on new copycat recipes in the kitchen, so make sure to visit often for new Starbucks Copycat Recipes!
We’d love to hear your thoughts if you try our version of the Starbucks Pink Drink copycat recipe. Don’t forget to check out all of our family-friendly recipes! More of a coffee fan? Make sure to check out our homemade creamer recipes!
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Starbucks Pink Drink Copycat Recipe
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 glasses 1x
We are finally able to make one of our favorite Starbucks drinks at home. Starbucks Pink drink is a refreshing blend of ingredients including strawberries and coconut milk.
- 1 ½ cup strawberries (sliced)
- 1 cup sweetened coconut milk (chilled)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup Tazo Iced Passion Tea Concentrate
- 1 cup white grape juice
- 1 ½ tbsp sugar
Vanilla Cold Foam (optional)
- 1 cup of non-fat milk
- 2 pumps vanilla-flavored syrup
- Slice your strawberries and place 1 cup in a blender with the water, white grape juice, Tazo iced passion tea concentrate and sugar. Blend on high until combined.
- Set the rest of the strawberries aside for now.
- Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and a handful of ice to each cup.
- Divide your strawberry blended mixture evenly into each cup and stir.
- Top with remaining sliced strawberries!
- (optional) Combine non-fat milk and vanilla syrup and with an immulsion blender, blend until foamy. Add to the top of each drink and serve!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: American
My daughter (14 year old) just made this and is absolutely ecstatic!! She said it tastes exact like what she gets at their store! Now she can make one for herself anytime and we’re saving tons of money! Ty!!
The recipe helped me really much i will try to make the pink drink I love pink drink from starbucks but want to make it myself.
The recipe helped me really much i will try to make the pink drink
Pretty darn delicious!
Makes a generous serving, I followed the recipe exactly for a venti and it tastes pretty close, I would recommend blending 1.5 cups of strawberry and a small splash more of concentrate! The fresh strawberries will add to the flavor as well as it sits. The sweetness was great, will make again with vanilla!
This was super good! The
Directions were a little off, but I freestyled Some things. I wish it would have told me how many people can be served, however it still came out tasty and I would absolutely do it again
Thanks for the recipe!