Starbucks Pink Drink is a sweet and fruity treat made with herbal tea, coconut milk, and strawberries. It’s perfect for people who do not drink caffeine, children, and those who want a street treat.
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On a hot summer day, you know that pink drink Starbucks serves is calling your name. But who wants to pay Starbucks’ prices? If you can’t escape your cravings for the sweet and tangy thirst-quenching taste of Starbucks Pink Drink, but don’t want to go broke, try making it at home. This homemade Starbucks Pink Drink recipe is caffeine-free, so you will feel good about allowing everyone in your family to enjoy it. And it is a good thing that the recipe is so easy to prepare because once you make it, it’s sure to become one of the most request summer treats in your house.
What’s in a Starbucks Pink Drink?
While it may look a bit fancy, you can probably pick up everything you need to make it at the supermarket.
The ingredients for Starbucks Pink Drink are TAZO Passion Herbal Tea, white grapefruit juice, coconut milk, standard simple syrup, and strawberries for a garnish. You can use your favorite brands for most of the ingredients, but you must use TAZO Passion Herbal tea. After all, it is the secret to the beautiful color and complex tartness of this drink with its hibiscus flowers, orange peel, rose hips, passion fruit, and cinnamon. If you can’t find it locally, you can order it online.
The one unusual ingredient you might not be use day-to-day in your kitchen is coconut milk. Coconut milk is not the same as the coconut water you are probably more familiar with since many companies market it as a natural sports drink. For this recipe, you need the taste and thicker consistency of coconut milk. You can find coconut milk in cans, but be careful not to pick up a can of cream of coconut instead. Cream of coconut is a much thicker and sweetened variety of coconut milk.
When shopping for the white grape juice, look for low sugar or a no-sugar-added variety since you will be adding plenty of sweetness in the form of the simple syrup. For the pinkest drink, you should buy the palest white grape juice you can find.
Tips For Making and Serving Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink
- Make it by the pitcherful. Why waste time making each drink individually? Just make a larger batch by multiplying the recipe by four. Make it early in the day and store it covered in the fridge. Leave the strawberries out, and then add them into each individual glass along with ice.
- Make it a Pink Drink slushie. Everyone loves a slushie when it’s hot outside, and it is easy to transform this drink into one. All you need to do is prepare the tea in advance. Let it cool to room temperature, and then stir in the white grape juice. Freeze the mixture in an ice cube tray. When you want to make a Pink Drink slushie, put the coconut milk, simple syrup, and strawberries into the blender along with frozen cubes of tea and white grape juice. Blend until smooth and serve. Try with a shot of rum for an island-inspired cocktail.
Here’s a list of what you need:
- TAZO Passion Herbal Tea
- White grape juice
- Coconut milk
How to Make Starbucks Pink Drink
- Prepare simple syrup by placing water and sugar into a saucepan.
- Heat on medium-high just until mixture begins to boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.
- Allow the simple syrup to cool to room temperature.
- Prepare one bag of tea in a cup of boiling water.
- Steep tea for five minutes.
- Allow the tea to cool to room temperature before you make the drink.
- Add simple syrup, half of the tea, and white grape juice to a glass. Stir well.
- Add additional tea to fill the glass three-quarters full. Stir well.
- Add coconut milk and stir well.
- Add chopped strawberries and serve immediately.
Love Starbucks? Try these copycat recipes!
Iced coffee and tea drinks and frappes to cool you down on a hot day.
- Caramel Frappe Recipe
- Chocolate S’mores Frappuccino
- Green Tea Frappuccino
- Passion Fruit Lemonade
- Starbucks Iced White Mocha
- Strawberry Frappuccino
- Vanilla Frappe
- Very Berry Hibiscus
Favorite Summer Drink Recipes
Starbucks Pink Drink
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tea bag Tazo Passion Herbal Tea
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- 1/2 cup white grape juice
- 3 tablespoons coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh strawberries
Simple Syrup Prepration
- Prepare simple syrup by placing 1 cup of water and 2 cups of sugar into a saucepan. Heat on medium-high just until mixture begins to boil, stir occasionally while the syrup heats. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. It is best if you allow the simple syrup to cool off before you make the drink.
- Prepare 1 bag of tea by adding 8 ounces of boiling water. Allow tea to steep for five minutes. It is best if you allow the tea to cool off before you make the drink.
Building the Pink Drink
- Add 2 tablespoons of simple syrup to a glass, add 1/2 cup tea to the glass. Add 1/2 cup white grape juice to the glass. Stir well.
- Add ice to the glass. Add 3 tablespoons of coconut milk and mix gently. Add chopped strawberries and serve immediately.