Make your favorite Starbucks Pink Drink at home and save a few bucks! Here is a recipe that everyone will love.
Summer is fast approaching-it is my favorite part of the year. If you have not enjoyed a cold beverage all year, this is the time! Fruity, refreshing Starbucks pink drinks are what you need all summer. However, you will agree that ordering every one of these drinks from Starbucks is a bit costly.
When my friends and I do barbeques at home, we like to use our secret Starbucks pink drink recipe. It perfectly matches the Starbucks pink drink we all love. I am excited to share the recipe with you. But before we get to the recipe details, you will enjoy learning a few fun facts about this phenomenal drink.
Brief History of the Drink
So, where did this brilliant pink-colored drink originate from? Can you believe that it is a creation from some dedicated Starbucks customers? These creative customers invented this recipe in 2016, and Starbucks included it in its secret menu.
However, once the pink drink was posted online, it blew up, and everyone loved it. Owing to its popularity, Starbucks added the pink drink to the main menu in 2017.
Is Pink Drink Still Available At Starbucks?
Yes, the Pink Drink is now on Starbucks’ main menu. You can find it in the cold drinks section.
Starbucks Pink Drink (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories)
What’s In a Pink Drink – (Ingredients)
Are you ready to discover what makes this drink so famous? The main ingredients used to make the Starbucks Pink drink include:
- The Strawberry acai base – gives the drink it’s signature brilliant pink color.
- Coconut Milk.
- Freeze-dried strawberries – add a fruity touch to the drink.
- Ice – makes the drink refreshingly cold.
These ingredients are smoothly blended to create the amazingly delicious Pink drink. Starbucks allows you to choose the syrup you want to be added to your drink. Whether you prefer the caramel or the peppermint flavors, it is up to you!
Starbucks Pink Drink: Sizes, Nutrition, Caffeine & Calories
What Sizes Are Available?
Usually, the pink drink is available in four sizes: Tall (12 fl oz), Grande (16 fl oz), Venti (24 fl oz), and Trenta 930 fl oz). On a regular day, I go for a Grande size drink. However, when you feel hot, a Venti is what you need. If you are looking to share the drink with a partner as you stroll, I recommend going for the Trenta size.
When it comes to nutrition, most Starbucks drinks do not fall on the right side – Including the Pink Drink. Statistically, however, if you compare the pink drink to other Starbucks drinks, it contains fewer calories. About a Grande size serving, the pink drink contains 140 calories. Most of the calories are from saturated fats and sugar in the drink. The table below fully summarizes the nutritional information of the pink drink. Calculations are done based on the standard diet of 2,000 calories per day.
|Calorie count ( based on recommended 2,000 calories daily intake)||140|
|Nutrient Content (Grande size)||% daily value|
|Total Fat (2.5 g)
Saturated Fat (2.5 g)
Trans fat (0g)
|Total carbohydrates (27g)
Dietary Fiber (2g)
|Sodium (65 mg)||3%|
|Proteins (1 g)||0%|
|Cholesterol (0 mg)||0%|
The Starbucks pink drink barely contains any caffeine! It only contains 45 mg of caffeine per Grande size serving. This is barely a fraction of the daily recommended caffeine intake of 400 mg. The Starbucks pink drink perfectly suits you if you love low caffeine drinks.
So, What Does Starbucks Pink Drink Taste Like?
It is delicious! The drink has a fruity flavor, with accents of passion fruit. You can also taste the creamy coconut milk. The drink is light and refreshing, perfect for summer!
Ways to Customize Pink Drink at Starbucks – Starbucks PINK DRINK Variations
The best thing about Starbucks is that you get to enjoy your drink exactly how you want it. You can swap the strawberry toppings with dragon fruit or kiwi fruit for a change. You also can opt to go for black or green tea in place of the passion tango tea. If you are trying to reduce your sugar intake, you can opt for sugar-free vanilla syrup in your drink.
How to Make Starbucks Pink Drink At Home – Starbucks Pink Drink Copycat Recipe
- Sweetened coconut milk – 2 cups
- Sliced Strawberries – 11/2 cups
- Water – 1 cup
- Starbucks VIA instant refresher very berry hibiscus powder – 1 tbsp
- Sugar – 11/2 tbsp
- Place a cup of water, 1 cup sliced strawberries, very berry hibiscus powder, and sugar in the blender and blend on high speed. Set aside.
- Take two cups and add 1 cup of coconut milk and a handful of ice cubes into each.
- Divide your blended strawberry mixture between the cups and stir.
- Add remaining sliced strawberry toppings.
- If you want your drink to be sweeter, you can add more sugar. You can also use other sweeteners like honey.
- You can swap the strawberry toppings with other fruits like kiwi and dragon fruit.
How do you order the Pink Drink from the Starbucks app?
Go to the menu, and locate the drink in the cold drinks category. Customize your drink and add to your order.
Does Starbucks have Pink Drink all year round?
Yes, the drink is available all year long.
Is the Starbucks Pink Drink healthy?
Compared to other drinks at Starbucks, it is fairly healthy as a Grande size contains only 140 calories.
How much is the Starbucks Pink Drink?
A Grande size goes for $4.95.