No more waiting in endless lines, because I’m bringing your favorite summer drink home! With a mere total of 4-5 ingredients, enjoy the refreshing, thirst-quenching taste of this Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe!
A sweet, creamy, and tangy combination of strawberry passion, coconut milk, green tea, and freeze died strawberries, this Pink Drink is by far one of the best when it comes to light refreshing beverages!
The Iconic Starbucks Pink Drink
This Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink recipe will take you by surprise! Enjoy the same sweet soul-quenching flavors, but with an added treat!
Oh! And since I am pretty sure this homemade drink will get its well-earned photoshoot, make sure you tag me in the pictures! I’d love to see the immaculate vibes this drink will bring out in all of you!
What’s a Pink Drink Anyway?
Starbucks’ iconic Pink Drink was originally invented by creative customers; and quickly became a hit on Instagram, especially among influencers! Some of you might even know it as a “Pinkity Drinkity” (LOL!).
Legend says that this Pink Drink went from being a Starbucks “secret menu” item to a huge rage among Starbucks lovers across the world! It gained such huge popularity that the company had to feature it as a item on its menu.
What Sweet Dreams Are Made of!
Here’s What to Love About This Drink!
Starbucks’ incredibly famous Pink Drink took every last Starbucks lover by storm! Besides the fact the it is picturesque pretty? Here are all the reasons why we absolutely love Starbucks’ Pink Drink!
First, when it comes to refreshing iced beverages, this drink is definitely one of the easiest to make; and it is pretty cheap too! With a mere total of 4-5 ingredients, you’ll be ready to conquer the world while in strawberry bliss!
This drink is also perfect for literally everyone! From grown ups to kids, this recipe is customizable to fit all your loved ones’ tastes and preferences!
And finally, let’s be honest guys! This drink is so pretty! It is absolutely perfect for a little Instagram moment! Instead of gloomy mysterious coffee pictures, let’s opt for fresh and funky vibes instead!
Turn Your Pink Drink Into a Slushy!
Now that summer is on a mission to shower us with heat waves, what’s better than a drool-worthy, cold slushy to keep us from sweating our souls out?
Trust me… After you get a taste of this drink…you will appreciate all the versions, variations, and modifications out there! Here’s how to turn this Starbucks Pink Drink into a slushy!
Start by preparing your tea beforehand, and let it cool to room temperature. Mix the tea with the strawberry passion, then pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.
When you are ready to make a slushy, drop the coconut milk, strawberries, and the frozen cubes of tea and juice into a blender. Blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth, and enjoy you homemade Pink Slushy!
Refreshes The Body and Soul!
Freeze Dried Vs. Frozen Strawberries
If you have noticed, this Starbucks Pink Drink recipe calls for freeze dried strawberries instead of frozen ones. But, what is really the difference anyway?
Well, frozen strawberries are exactly that…frozen. They are still full of moisture, and will add liquid content when used.
On the other hand, freeze dried means that the water has been removed (in other words, dehydrated). This leaves your fruit in a crunchy candy-like state. It also preserves the sensory quality, allows for concentrated flavors, and possesses a longer shelf-life.
You opt for using freeze dried strawberries when the liquid from using fresh or frozen fruits would adversely affect your recipe.
Tips For Amazing Results!
1: Feel free to adjust your drink’s level of sweetness by using sweetened/unsweetened coconut milk, or adding agave, honey, or syrup.
2: Although you can use canned coconut milk, I would prefer if you pick it up from the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
3: You can substitute coconut milk for coconut cream. Just make sure you give your drink a good stir before you consume!
Giving Out Immaculate Vibes!
Frequently Asked Questions
See, this all depends on whether you choose to add the green tea or not. Adding green tea makes your drink lightly caffeinated; but you can always skip it if you prefer.
Although this recipe calls for coconut milk to achieve the original Starbucks signature flavor, you can also use soy, almond, or regular dairy milk. These make good substitutes.
If you compare this drink to other Starbucks beverages, you will realize that the pink drink is actually much healthier! Even the level of sweetness can be adjusted to your liking, without losing its unique flavor.
The Ingredients You Will Need
- strawberry passion juice or powdered strawberry
- coconut milk
- freeze dried strawberries
- green tea (optional)
Follow The Instructions
Add ice cubes to a large cup, then begin adding the rest of the ingredients (strawberry juice, green tea, coconut milk).
Garnish with dried strawberries, and enjoy cold.
Stir, Sip, Save!
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Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe
- 12 oz. strawberry passion I used Apple & Eve (strawberry and watermelon works too)
- 4 tbsp. coconut milk I used silk brand
- 3 tbsp. freeze dried strawberries
- ¼ cup green tea optional
- Add ice cubes to a large cup, then begin adding the rest of the ingredients (strawberry juice, green tea, coconut milk).
- Garnish with dried strawberries, and enjoy cold.
- Feel free to adjust your drink’s level of sweetness by using sweetened/unsweetened coconut milk, or adding agave, honey, or syrup.
- Although you can use canned coconut milk, I would prefer if you pick it up from the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
- You can substitute coconut milk for coconut cream. Just make sure you give your drink a good stir before you consume!
I just love this! Perfect for hot summer days and easy to make too!
I am addicted to this drink!
So refreshing and tastes great! My favorite summer drink!
This pink drink is awesome! I’ve become addicted to it.