Starbucks Peach Syrup (Ingredients, Taste, Copycat Recipe, Calories, Where to Buy & more information)

Have you ever wanted to know more about one of Starbucks’ most delicious syrups? Read the article below to find out all about the Starbucks Peach Syrup.

I have always loved peaches. One of my favorite childhood memories is of my grandpa and I enjoying ripe peaches during hot summer afternoons. I love the sweet tart flavor of peaches so of course, I had to try out some of Starbucks’ popular peachy drinks while I could. Starbucks Peach Syrup was the common star ingredient in these sweet drinks.

The Starbucks Peach Syrup is Starbucks’ own brand of syrup manufactured by Fontana. It is a simple syrup condiment made from a blend of water, sugar, additives and flavors. It was previously used in various Starbucks teas and blended beverages to give a distinct peach flavor.

Brief History of the Starbucks Peach Syrup

Starbucks first introduced its peach syrup in June 2013. It was an instant hit as peach drinks such as the Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade, which uses the syrup, were widely popular during summer. Peach flavored drinks were cult favorites among teens and young adults. The bottled Starbucks Peach Syrup thus became one of the coffee company’s bestselling syrups for the years that followed. The syrup earned a solid spot on the Starbucks Hall of Fame and is well loved to date.

Is Starbucks Peach Syrup Still Available at Starbucks?

Unfortunately, no. In July 2017, Starbucks confirmed that the peach syrup would be discontinued and so beverages with the syrup would be scrapped from the menu. According to Starbucks spokesperson Sanja Gould, the syrup was discontinued to allow for the debut of the new Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Infusions. This was to the dismay of fans. The backlash was so severe that some called for a total boycott of the coffee company.

Where to buy the Starbucks Peach Syrup

Despite its discontinuation from the Starbucks menu, the peach syrup can be bought on various retail websites like Amazon. It is, however, frequently out of stock.

Starbucks Peach Syrup (Ingredients, Taste, Calories, Name Variations)

What’s in a Starbucks Peach Syrup? – (Ingredients)

Starbucks Peach Syrup

According to Point Products USA, it is made up of the following ingredients:

  • Sugar: Of course, for any syrup, sugar is one of the two main ingredients. It wouldn’t be a syrup if there wasn’t a sweetener. For the Starbucks Peach Syrup, cane sugar is used. When making this syrup at home you may opt for cane sugar or white granulated sugar. Both options are readily available in the market.
  • Water: This is the other main ingredient needed to make a syrup. Water and sugar must be heated together to make a simple syrup. You only have to use these two ingredients when making a basic syrup but the Starbucks Peach Syrup has a few more additives.
  • Natural Flavor: Starbucks is secretive about the exact natural flavor that is used in their peach syrup but it would be safe to assume that the natural flavor is derived from peaches. For our homemade peach syrup, we use fresh ripe peaches.
  • Citric Acid (E330): The Starbucks Peach Syrup uses citric acid to give the condiment a slight tart sour flavor. This helps offset its sweetness. It also acts as a preservative. We chose to use lemon juice for our recipe. Lemons are natural sources of citric acid and are readily available for home cooks. Peaches also contain citric acid.
  • Sodium Benzoate (E211): This the main preservative in the peach syrup and gives it a longer shelf life. Since industrial preservatives are not easily accessible, the acidic qualities of lemon juice can help our copycat Starbucks Peach Syrup last for up to a month if refrigerated.
  • Color: Starbucks uses the artificial color Yellow #6 (E110) to give its syrup a peachy hue. The same color can be achieved at home when the peach chunks are simmering in the syrup. It is not recommended that you peel the peaches as the skins release the color tint into the syrup during cooking.

Starbucks Peach Syrup: Nutrition & Calories

For all the health-conscious people, the table below can illustrate the nutritional facts and calories of the Starbucks Peach Syrup:

Nutrition Facts

(Serving Size of 2 tbsp)

Calories

80

Total Fat

0g

Sodium

0mg

Total Carbohydrates

21g (20g from sugars)

Protein

0g

So, What Does Starbucks Peach Syrup Taste Like?

This Starbucks syrup features sweet peachy notes that can be closely likened to the actual fruit. It also has a slightly tangy aftertaste which contrasts its sweetness. Some people find the syrup too sweet but this is not a product meant to be consumed alone. It is a condiment and should act as a sweetener in beverages. If mixed well in drinks, it’s very delicious and the sweet notes become well-balanced.

Drinks That Use Starbucks Peach Syrup

This syrup was quite a popular component of refresher drinks as well as hot drinks back when it was still a Starbucks ingredient. Some of the drinks that used this syrup include:

  • Peach Tranquility
  • Peach Apple Lemonade
  • Peach Cobbler Frappuccino
  • Iced Peach Green Tea
  • Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
  • Le Peach Frappuccino
  • Peaches and Cream Frappuccino

Although these drinks aren’t available anymore, you can use the peach syrup recipe in this article to try recreate them at home. The syrup can also be used in any other drink that you please including cocktails and mocktails.

Starbucks Peach Syrup: Other Names

When ordering drinks with the Starbucks Peach Syrup, customers would refer to it as Fontana Peach Syrup, Peach Syrup, SPS, or for the younger crowd, peachy sauce.

How to make Starbucks Peach Syrup at Home – Starbucks Peach Syrup Copycat Recipe

Starbucks Peach Syrup

Starbucks Peach Syrup Copycat Recipe

Kai Jordan
Since this syrup was discontinued from the Starbucks menu and it is relatively difficult to buy online, here’s a copycat recipe that you can use at home to make this delicious peach syrup. It’s also cheaper and healthier than anything store-bought.
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Medium-sized saucepan.
  • Fine-mesh sieve
  • Jar/bottle for storage

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium pitted peaches cut into big chunks
  • ¼ cup of freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of water

Instructions
 

  • Place the washed and pitted peaches in a medium saucepan together with the lemon juice and 1 cup of water.
  • Add the sugar on top but be careful not to stir it.
  • Bring the water to a simmer using medium-high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low once at a boil and allow it to simmer for 30 minutes. Do not stir while it’s cooking as this will break up the peaches.
  • Remove from the heat and strain the syrup with the sieve to remove the chunks of fruit. The peaches can be saved for later and used as jam.
  • To the remaining syrup, whisk in the other cup of water and transfer to the jar or bottle for storage.
  • Allow it to cool completely then store in the fridge for up to a month. It can be used in cocktails, desserts, and iced tea (or any beverage you like!).

Notes

  • This peach syrup can also be made in the microwave. It’s easy and fast with just as good results. You will need to put the peaches in a microwave-safe bowl with water and sugar (no stirring) then cover tightly with cling film or plastic wrap. Microwave for 5 minutes then proceed to sieve as instructed in step 5.
  • This recipe can be used for several other fruit syrups. Just replace the peaches with strawberries, nectarines, blueberries, and any other fruit/berry you fancy.
  • The quantities of sugar and lemon juice are adjustable to suit your preference. Use ½ a cup of lemon juice if you like it sourer and 4 cups of sugar for a sweeter syrup.

Informative Section

Which brand of peach syrup does Starbucks use?

The peach syrup used by Starbucks was its own Starbucks brand. It was manufactured by Fontana.

Is the peach syrup at Starbucks sweet?

Yes, the peach syrup is definitely sweet having 20 grams of sugar per serving (2 tablespoons).

Is Starbucks Peach Syrup vegan?

Yes, it was one of Starbucks’ vegan-friendly syrup options. Vegans or anyone adverse to dairy and animal products can enjoy peach syrup Starbucks drinks.

Is Starbucks Peach Syrup sugar-free?

No, it is not. Sugar is one of the syrup’s main ingredients and it currently doesn’t have a sugar-free option.

Is Starbucks Peach Syrup gluten-free?

Fortunately, yes. The Fontana brand peach syrup is gluten-free which must be great news for people who are sensitive to gluten.

How much is Starbucks Peach Syrup?

Although the syrup is out of stock nearly everywhere online, expect to buy a 1-liter bottle for around $21.95.

Is Starbucks Peach Syrup discontinued?

Yes. Unfortunately, the peach syrup was discontinued from Starbucks in July 2017. It was communicated that Starbucks discontinued the syrup to usher in the new Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Infusions.

Is Starbucks Peach Syrup keto?

No. the Starbucks Peach Syrup is not keto-friendly. The cane sugar used to formulate it makes it off-limits for people who are on a keto diet and need to avoid carbohydrates.

Is Starbucks Peach Syrup healthy?

Well, the answer to this is relative. The syrup can be healthy if consumed moderately and according to the recommended serving size which is 2 tablespoons. This serving size contains 80 calories. It is quite high in calories but can be incorporated into a healthy diet plan if consumption is regulated. It should also be noted that the syrup does not contain any vitamins, minerals, or other essential macro and micronutrients.

Is Starbucks Peach Syrup good?

Definitely! The Starbucks Peach Syrup was a crowd pleaser while it was still one of their ingredients. It has a lovely peachy sweet taste with slightly sour hints. Most people would enjoy it in beverages.

How many pumps of peach syrup are in a tall?

The standard amount of peach syrup pumps in a tall is 3.

How many pumps of peach syrup are in a grande?

A grande drink has 4 pumps of peach syrup.

How many pumps of peach syrup are in a venti?

A venti drink has 6 pumps of peach syrup.

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