With the summer around the corner, you have to forget all about what you think is awesome. There is a new drink trending, it’s called Starbucks pink purple drink and this is why it is so hyped everywhere.
I love trying out new things and one day I was just browsing the internet and I landed on a page showing a colorful drink in a Starbucks cup. The best thing is that the person who posted was kind enough to post the recipe too. I was amazed at the following the drink had gathered and even given the name Starbucks pink purple drink. I had to join the fans and try it out. I was hooked instantly to the drink. The flavors, the chill in it, the colors, everything was just clicking right.
I have decided to make this article to inform others about this super drink, how to make it at home and how to order it at Starbucks as just saying pink purple drink won’t cut it. You need the recipe for your order to be made.
A brief history of the drink
Starbucks’ pink purple drink is a continuation with slight variations of the two most successful secret menu masterpiece drinks which are Starbucks pink drink and Starbucks purple drink. With the growth of social media, there are groups of fans now available online on TikTok and Instagram. This is where the drink first appeared and people went crazy about it. More photos started popping up everywhere and the rest is history.
Is Pink Purple Drink still available at Starbucks?
Although it picks its sales during summer, you can get Starbucks’ pink purple drink from Starbucks at any time. the trick is to always remember the recipe. The barista will probably get annoyed when you just ask for a pink purple drink and will ask you what exactly you want. Don’t worry, this article will show you how to order the drink.
Starbucks Pink Purple Drink (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories)
What’s in a Pink Purple Drink – (ingredients)
The pink-purple drink is a mixture of two separate drinks which are the famous pink drink and the purple drink. So let’s look at what makes these two drinks;
Coconut milk – This is the first constituent of the pink drink. You will have to ask specifically for this milk as the pink drink is also a spinoff of another Starbucks drink that doesn’t use coconut milk.
Strawberry Acai tea – This is another major component of the pink drink that has notes of passion fruit and Acai tea. The strawberry Acai refresher was the drink that was customized to make the pink drink.
Frozen strawberry, blueberry, and blackberries – These berries are blended with other ingredients and give the drinks their colors and also they are used as toppings. You can have all of them or choose between blueberry and blackberry. Straw berry mainly goes to the pink drink while the rest goes into the purple drink.
Soy milk – soy milk is used to make the purple drink and it’s the best choice as it makes this drink suitable for vegans and people who do non-dairy diets.
Passion iced tea – It is used to make the purple drink giving it notes of the passion tea.
Starbucks Pink Purple Drink: Sizes, nutrition, Caffeine & Calories
What sizes are available
Starbucks Pink purple drink is available in four cup sizes same as all customized secret menu drinks. You will get it in a Tall cup size that’s 12 fl Oz., Grande size that’s 16 fl Oz., Venti that’s 20 fl Oz., and Trenta that’s 30 fl Oz.
Many people may argue that Starbucks drinks are quite unhealthy but that’s a notion that needs to be removed as most of the drinks at Starbucks are customizable to fit everyone’s requirements. You will find that most drinks can be made to have different caffeine levels as well as sugar levels. What may not work for one person doesn’t mean it won’t work for others.
Like in this case, Starbucks’ pink drink has very healthy nutrients in good portions and doesn’t have too many sugars. The amount of calories in a single drink is just enough to replenish your daily energy needs. The calories come from carbs that’s about 27g and 24g of sugar. The drink delivers 150 calories which is a fraction of the daily 2000-calorie diet. The table below shows the nutritional components and their values for a Grande size cup
|Calorie count||150 calories|
Starbucks pink purple drink packs some caffeine from the tea used but in very mild amounts. The Tall size drink has 35mg of caffeine, Grande has 45mg, Venti has 70mg, and Trenta has 90mg. as you can see the amounts are way below the 400mg maximum recommended daily caffeine intake.
So, what does Starbucks Pink Purple Drink taste like?
This drink has a very strong fruity taste. The fruit taste is then met with a mild vanilla taste with some hint of coconut and soya bean. Hold it on your palate to experience the explosion of each taste
Ways to Customize Pink Purple Drink at Starbucks – Starbucks pink purple drink variations
This drink is already customized from other types of drinks, so there is not much you can do with it apart from choosing either sweet or sugar-free vanilla syrup. You can also choose what berries to use in your purple drink portion.
How to make Starbucks Pink Purple Drink at home - Starbucks Pink Purple Drink Copycat Recipe
- Frozen strawberries
- Acai tea
- Iced Passion tea
- Coconut milk
- Soybean milk
- Vanilla syrup
- Frozen blueberries or blackberries
- Mix a scoop of strawberries with 2 pumps of vanilla syrup, ¼ cup of Acai tea, and ¼ cup coconut milk in a blender and blend to an even consistency.
- Pour it into a cup and clean the blender.
- Mix ¼ cup passion tea, ¼ cup soybean milk, 1 pump vanilla syrup, and a scoop of blueberries in a blender.
- Blend the mixture well.
- Pour into a cup starting with the first blend and top up with the second blend. The ratio should be 1:1 for both blends.
- Top up with a few berries and enjoy
- On the second blend, you can try other types of milk.
- To reduce sugars, use plain vanilla syrup.
- You can also add other syrups to tune the taste.
Q. How do you order Pink Purple Drink from the Starbucks app?
A. On the app, select strawberry Acai refresher with coconut milk, then select your store, before you click on order fill in the instructions box that it should come with passion iced tea with soybean milk, vanilla syrup, and blueberries in a ratio of 1:1.
Q. Does Starbucks have Pink Purple Drink all year round?
A. Yes, you can order this drink at any time of the year
Q. Is the Starbucks Pink Purple Drink healthy?
A. Yes, the drink is healthy as all nutritional values fall within the daily recommended values
Q. How much is the Starbucks Pink Purple Drink?
A. The cost of this drink depends on the size. A Tall size of this drink goes for $3.75, $4.65 for a Grande, and $4.95 for a Venti size