This Starbucks Copycat Pink Drink is the perfect way to satisfy that Starbucks craving while saving you time and money!
Are you addicted to the Starbucks Pink Drink? They’re so delicious, refreshing, and pretty!
The Pink Drink was originally part of the Starbucks “secret menu”. But it became so popular and was ordered so often that it became an official drink on their menu!
It’s one of my top 3 favorite drinks from Starbucks so I, Rebecca of Good Things Baking was so excited that the Pink Drink is now a permanent item.
And now you can make it at home with this delicious copycat recipe. Have you ever wondered how they make that beautiful Pink Drink at home?
It’s simply a Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk stirred in. It’s light and creamy, and completely dairy-free!
This recipe makes a pitcher of Pink Drink. No need to make them individually! As I discovered with pitcher recipes like the Mojito Pitcher, making drinks in bulk saves so much time!
Ingredients and Tools For A Copycat Pink Drink
Some of these ingredients, like the green coffee bean extract powder, and acai powder, may not be in your pantry. But you can find all of them on Amazon!
Freeze-dried strawberries — Freeze-dried strawberries are available in most grocery stores.
Acai powder — You can substitute this for acai juice. However, the juice alternative is loaded with sugar. Acai powder has a higher concentration of nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and lower sugar content.
White grape juice — You can use either bottled white grape juice or make it from concentrate.
Coconut milk — Use refrigerated coconut milk rather than the kind that comes in cans. Canned coconut milk can be less smooth because the fat solids separate when it’s sitting. It’s up to your desired sweetness level on whether or not you want to opt with sweetened or unsweetened coconut
Fine mesh sieve and bowl
How To Make The Strawberry Acai Simple Syrup
1 — Place 1 1/2 cups of freeze-dried strawberries, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of green coffee bean extract powder, and 1/2 tablespoon of acai powder into a saucepan.
2 — Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. After it’s at a full boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
3 — Pour the syrup through a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl to strain out the strawberry pieces. Let the syrup cool completely in the refrigerator.
You should end up with approximately 2 cups of strawberry simple syrup.
How To Make A Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe
1 — In a large pitcher, combine all of the simple syrup, 2 cups of water, 1 cup of white grape juice, and 4 cups of coconut milk.
2 — Stir the pink drink until it’s well combined.
3 — Serve it in glasses over ice with 3-4 added freeze-dried slices of strawberries.
This recipe makes about 9 cups, or 144 ounces. With ice, it will make:
— 2 12 oz. servings, which is the size of a tall from Starbucks
— 9 16 oz. servings, which is the same as a grande
— 6 24 oz. serving, or six Venti sized servings
— 5 30 oz. servings, which is the Trente size
How To Store The Pink Drink
Store the Pink Drink in the refrigerator in a covered container.
Some separation will happen with the coconut milk. Simply stir to combine it back together and pour over ice.
If you’re going to make your Pink Drink ahead of time, keep it in the refrigerator before adding the ice and garnishing freeze-dried strawberries.
It will keep in a covered pitcher or jar for up to a week.
Recipe Notes and Tips
— This Strawberry Pink Drink has a bit of caffeine from the green coffee bean extract powder. You can remove that ingredient if you would like to make your pink drink caffeine-free. Or you can add more if you want a stronger caffeine kick.
— If you prefer less sweet beverages, you can substitute another cup of water for the white grape juice. I don’t recommend reducing the sugar in the simple syrup since that would change its consistency, making it runnier. The drink tastes best with some sugar.
— Because this Pink Drink is served over ice, the actual beverage you make will be fairly strong. This keeps it from being watery after it’s been iced.
— The original Starbucks Pink Drink has passion fruit flavors added. It’s listed as natural flavors in the ingredient list. Since you can’t add that at home, a 1/2 cup of Tazo Herbal Passion Tea or Berry Hibiscus concentrate gives a hint of passion fruit flavor. It also adds a slight tea flavor that’s not in the original Starbucks version, but it’s still delicious and tastes like the Pink Drink!
More Strawberry Recipes To Try
For more easy recipes to compliment this Pink Drink recipe, check out a few of our favorite recipes for the archives below that highlight all things strawberry!
- Keto Strawberry Cheesecake
- 3 Ingredients Strawberry Bon Bon Ice Cream
- Classic Strawberry Pistachio Crumble
- Easy Strawberry Unicorn Cake
- Strawberry Almond Crepes With Chocolate Sauce
Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe
- Measuring cup
- Fine mesh sieve and bowl
For the strawberry acai simple syrup
- 1½ cup freeze-dried strawberries
- 2 cup water
- 1½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp green coffee bean extract powder
- ½ tbsp acai powder
For the Pink Drink:
- 1 cup white grape juice
- 2 cup water
- 4 cup coconut milk
- Store the pink drink in the refrigerator in a covered container. Some separation will happen with the coconut milk. Simply stir it back together and pour over ice.
- It will keep in a covered pitcher or jar for up to a week.
To make the strawberry acai simple syrup:
- Place 1 1/2 cups of freeze-dried strawberries, 1 1⁄2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of green coffee bean extract powder, and 1⁄2 tablespoon of acai powder into a saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. After it’s at a full boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
- Pour the syrup through a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl to strain out the strawberry pieces. Let the syrup cool completely in the refrigerator.
To make the Pink Drink:
- In a large pitcher, combine all of the strawberry acai simple syrup, 2 cups of water, 1 cup of white grape juice, and 4 cups of coconut milk.
- Stir the pink drink until it’s well combined.
- Serve it in glasses over ice with 3-4 added freeze-dried slices of strawberries.
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