You might like the Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie more when you understand how to make it yourself. The drink is made with simple, accessible ingredients making it easy to make in the comfort of your home.
I am almost addicted to delicious Starbucks drinks and foods. I, however, cannot spend money at Starbucks whenever I crave a drink. Therefore, I have learned how to make most of the drinks. It is almost impossible to tell the difference between Starbucks and homemade drinks. Today I will teach you how to make one of my favorite Starbucks drinks – the Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie. Learning about the drink will help you appreciate it more, save money when you have enough time to make it and have a fun way to spend your free time at home.
A brief history of the drink
Before I decide to make a drink, I am always curious to learn more about it. One of my favorite pieces of information is the history of the drink. Somehow, I enjoy making and taking a drink more when I understand its history and why it was developed. Understanding history also helps me to remember the process of making it. You can also try this tip and see what difference the historical information will have on your desire to make the drink and whether you will like the drink more.
The history of smoothies runs as far as the 1930s. They were adopted from Brazilian recipes. Pineapple and smoothies became popular in the 1940s, and by the 1960s, they had become significantly popular, and grocery stores, cafes and coffee shops began to bottle the products in the 1990s.
Starbucks first introduced the Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso Drinks in the Japanese market on 21st October 2008. The aim was to meet the demand for a ready to drink a beverage that fitted the lifestyle and preferences of the Japanese market. Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso Con Panna and Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso Doppio were a great success and may have triggered the introduction of the new Starbucks Doubleshot Coffee Smoothies ten years later in May 2018.
Is Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie still available at Starbucks?
The Starbucks Doubleshot Coffee Smoothie is currently unavailable. Starbucks has not communicated whether the smoothie will be available in the future. Since the company has not announced that it has discontinued the smoothie production, we hope it will be available soon. If you love the smoothie, follow through the post and enjoy the smoothie at home while waiting for the restocking.
Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories, Dairy Content)
What’s in a Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie – (ingredients)
I am almost sure that you wonder what makes the Starbucks Doubleshot Coffee Smoothie such an impressive drink. First, the smoothie comes in the dark chocolate banana flavor and the vanilla honey banana flavor. The ingredients for the two are similar except for the flavor. The ingredients include brewed Starbucks coffee, pea protein, almond milk, inulin-extracted from Chicory roots, organic banana puree, konjac flour, gellan gum, xanthan gum, salt, honey, and dark chocolate banana and Vanilla honey banana flavors.
Brewed Starbucks coffee: the main ingredients of the brewed Starbucks coffee are water and coffee. It is made by passing hot water through finely-ground coffee. The hot water is allowed to pass through the coffee by gravity, and the solution is passed through a metal, cloth or paper filter. It forms a significant component of the smoothie.
Pea protein: is made by blending brown rice, banana powder, and peas. You can purchase pea protein and use it when making the smoothie.
Almond milk: almond milk is made from water and almonds. You can make almond milk at home by blending soaked almonds in water, vitamin D, vitamin A palmitate, guar gum, xanthan gum, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, tricalcium phosphate, and sugar. Alternatively, you can purchase ready-made Starbucks almond milk.
Inulin is a prebiotic extracted from Chicory roots and helps beneficial bacteria in the bowels grow.
Organic banana puree: is made from cavendish banana variety by hand cutting and running them through a screen.
Konjac flour: it is made from the roots of the konjac plant. It is advantageous in that it is glute and carbs free.
Gellan gum: is an additive for texturizing, stabilizing and binding processed foods.
Xanthan gum: is an additive used as a stabilizer or a thickener.
Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie: Sizes, nutrition, Caffeine, Dairy Content & Calories
What sizes are available
The Starbucks is sold in 10 FL OZ bottles equivalent to 296 ml. the plastic bottles are convenient to carry when travelling and can easily be placed in the refrigerator.
The Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie is healthier than most Starbucks drinks. However, it is a no-go zone for those wishing to take low carbs diet. Its 29g carbs per 296 ml serving makes it a high carbs diet and thus considerably unhealthy. It is rich in sodium, calcium, and protein and contains vitamin C and iron.
The 296ml Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie has a 170-calorie count. Taking a single serving provides a relatively low-calorie count. However, it should be noted that the serving is relatively small, and a larger serving would yield relatively high counts of calories. The smoothie has 8g of protein, mainly from almond milk and pea protein. It has 200mg of sodium that come primarily from sea salt.
The table below shows the nutritional content of the smoothie
|One serving is 296 ml|
The brewed coffee provides the caffeine in the smoothie. The smoothie contains about 90mg of caffeine. Therefore, it is a considerably healthy drink in terms of caffeine, considering that the daily limit is about 400mg.
The Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie uses Almond Breeze brand of almond milk. The smoothie is dairy-free.
So, what does Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie taste like?
The Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie has two flavors – dark chocolate banana and Vanilla honey banana. Both flavors have a unique, delicious taste. According to a review by customers from Amazon, the smoothie is delicious and tastes pretty good. The taste is made unique because it is almost like you can taste the natural flavor of each ingredient. Although the coffee taste is strong, it does not mask the other flavors, making the smoothie uniquely delicious. The vanilla or chocolate taste adds to the flavor, making it even better.
Ways to Customize a Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie at Starbucks – Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie Variations
Although most beverages at Starbucks can be customized, some are canned or bottled and cannot be customized. Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie is pre-packed in a plastic bottle container and cannot be customized at Starbucks. However, when making the drink, you can customize it by using coconut milk, dairy milk or soy milk instead of almond milk. Additionally, you can change the sweetener from honey to stevia or cane sugar. Finally, you can omit the dark chocolate banana and Vanilla honey banana flavors and enjoy the ingredients’ natural flavors.
How to make Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie at home - Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie copycat recipe
- Coffee bean powder grinding machine
- A metal, cloth or paper filter
- A glass jar
- One cup of Brewed Coffee
- One scoop of Pea Protein
- 0.5 cups Almond Milk
- One scoop of Inulin-Extracted from Chicory roots
- Organic Banana Puree
- One scoop of Konjac Flour
- A pinch of Gellan Gum
- A pinch of Xanthan Gum
- A pinch of Salt
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of honey
- Dark chocolate banana and Vanilla honey banana flavors
- Start by finely grinding the coffee beans using the coffee bean powder grinding machine
- Pass hot water through the finely ground coffee powder using gravitational force to form a coffee solution
- Filter the coffee solution to obtain brewed coffee
- Pour 1 cup of Brewed Coffee in a jar
- Add one scoop of Pea Protein
- Add one scoop of Konjac Flour
- Add a pinch of Gellan Gum
- Add a pinch of Xanthan Gum
- Add a pinch of salt
- Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of honey
- Add a dark chocolate banana or Vanilla honey banana flavors
- Add Organic Banana Puree while stirring until the mixture becomes smooth
- I find it cumbersome to brew coffee, and hence I order readily brewed coffee from Starbucks.
- I use soy milk instead of almond milk and omit to add dark chocolate banana or Vanilla honey banana flavors
- I also add stevia to increase the sweetness of the smoothie.
- You can enjoy the smoothie iced by adding ice cubes
How to order a Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie?
You can order the Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie through the Starbucks app or website. Alternatively, you can order it from Amazon, Walmart, or other stores that sell the smoothie. When ordering, specify either the Dark chocolate banana and Vanilla honey banana flavors
Is Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie good?
Yes. The Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie is excellent and refreshing. It is also nutritious.
How much is Starbucks Doubleshot coffee smoothie
A 296 ml bottle is about $3.5. Walmart sells an 8-bottle pack at $28.21.