Are you bold and adventurous? You should attempt to make your special Starbucks Star Drink Refresher at home. You can go through my easy recipe to have a copycat of the drink, you will love it.
After my summer work shift is over, every muscle in my body is always worn out. I am quite sure you always get that same feeling as well. Despite me getting tired, I am always happy since the end of my shift is the beginning of my happiness at Starbucks. I guess you are wondering why. Well, Starbucks refresher drinks are the reason for my many stopovers at Starbucks stores. I am particularly fascinated by Starbucks Star Drink Refresher. If you ask me to choose one delicious drink at Starbucks, I won’t think twice choosing Star Drink Refresher. I mean who doesn’t like a sweet taste in their mouth.
Sometimes I get the craving to have this drink yet I cannot wait till summer to have the drink. Well, being an adventurous person, I managed to bring forth this simple recipe that is a good replica of the Starbucks Star drink. Since I now have the recipe, I am excited to share it with you, but let me do justice by taking you through supreme facts about Starbucks Star Drink Refresher first.
Brief History of the drink
If you ask anybody in my circle, they will tell you I am out of an ordinary kind of a person who loves to explore. It is for this reason that I set to find out what my favorite drink entails. To my surprise, I found out some fascinating truth.
Starbucks Star drink was first released in August 2020. I am certain you already know about that. This drink received a mass welcome among many people, and it was considered ‘’super amazing”
Is Star Drink Refresher still available at Starbucks?
Yes. it is available. It is now part of the permanent secret menu. However, this drink is available in summer, and it is only available in some select stores. Nonetheless, you can still enjoy this drink with the copycat recipe I am going to highlight.
Star Drink Refresher (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories)
What’s in a Star Drink Refresher – (ingredients)
I am sure by now you have gathered some interesting facts about the origin of Star drink Refresher. You might be wondering what makes this drink so good. What is in Star Drink Refresher? What ingredient does this drink command? According to the company website, Starbucks list the following ingredients present in Star Drink Refresher; Ice, Kiwifruit Refresher Base (made of water, sugars, natural flavors, Green Coffee extracts, and fruit juice for color), Coconutmilk (Coconut cream, Cane sugar, water, natural flavors, and coconut water Concentrate) and Freeze-dried Kiwi. What is exciting is that you will only require few ingredients to come up with a Starbucks Star Drink replica recipe. Let’s go through each ingredient.
- Kiwi Juice: you may choose to either buy or make this at home. It is the basic ingredient that will this drink.
- Starfruit Extract: this will provide that starfruit taste.
- Coconutmilk: it will provide the creaminess you need. It is Made from Coconut cream, coconut water concentrate, water and natural flavors.
- Iced Green tea: Starbucks Uses a splash of black, green, or Passion tango teas. I used green tea for a slightly green color.
- Ice: this drink will not be complete without the ice. You must use ice to provide that chilly touch that guarantees a perfect experience
Star Drink Refresher: Sizes, nutrition, Caffeine & Calories
What sizes are available
Star Drink Refresher is available in four size options. You can choose the size that interests you so much. The four sizes are, Tall (12 fl oz), Grande (16 fl oz), Venti (24 fl oz), and Trenta (30 fl oz). I will suggest you start with a Tall size if you are starting to have this drink. Once you have gotten used to it you will gradually advance to other sizes. Well, as for me Tall and Grande do work out some wonder. I haven’t tried to get the Venti or Trenta but I will be happy to see if you can handle that.
We live in a democratic world where everyone has their own opinion regarding some things. Well, some section of people argues that this drink is slightly off to be passed as being healthy. however, I feel this refreshing drink is healthy if you choose the right size. If you take the Venti or the Trenta size that will be unhealthy since it will have more sugars compared to what tall has to offer. Please allow me to share some key nutritional facts about the drink and be the judge of your own. You should note that the nutritional facts are calculated using the 2,000 calories per day standard measure and based on a Grande size.
Star Drink Refresher has 130 calories in one serving of Grande size. The calories present comes from sugars and carbohydrates representing 4% of the daily intake requirement. The amount of cholesterol is 0 mg while sodium is 65 mg which is low, you will also be supplied with clean 1g of proteins.
As you can see this drink is not doing badly off as far as being healthy is concerned. You can enjoy this drink with minimal or Zero worries.
The table below outline what we have discussed
|Calorie count (out of 2,000 calories intake per day)||130|
|Nutrient Content (per Grande Serving)||% Of Daily Value|
|Total Fat (2.5g)
Trans Fat (0g)
Saturated Fat (2.5g)
|Total Carbohydrates (27g)
This drink has maintained a steady low sugar content, and what is also amazing about Star Drink is the fact that its caffeine levels are also low. For instance, a Grande size has 45 mg. Amazing! don’t you think so? This caffeine amount is so minimal as compared to what an adult is required to take per day, which is, 400mg. But this amount will keep you alert for the day. If you compare this drink to others, you may find that there are people who consume drinks that have surpassed what a regular adult is supposed to consume per day
So, what does a Star Drink Refresher taste like?
This drink is magical, with a sweet taste. The starfruit brings out the tartness that will make you go crazy. This drink is delicious compared to Dragon Drink and Pink Drink. The Coconut milk does not disappoint, it goes down easy and smooth. The ice in this drink will provide the chilly taste you want for your summer.
Ways to Customize a Star Drink Refresher – Star Drink Refresher Variations
What moves me about Starbucks is that the company allows you to become creative by customizing your drinks the way you like. With this, you can come up with so many variations that suits your mood and craving. Well, you can customize your drink by adding a Vanilla syrup for extra sweet flavor, then for the add-ins place 2 scoops of kiwi inclusion ice. You can also use a splash of Black Tea or Passion Tango Tea and finished it up by adding honey as a sweetener.
To create different variations of this drink, you can alternate the milk options, sweeteners, and flavors. Keep in mind that alterations to this drink may change its taste. Only add to it what excites you.
How to make Star Drink Refresher at-home - Star Drink Refresher Copycat Recipe
- Blender or Shaker bottle
- Tall Glass
- 1 drop of Starfruit extract
- 1/4 cup iced green tea
- 1/2 cup white grape juice
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 3 tablespoon Kiwi juice (store-bought or homemade
- Add all the ingredients to the shaker bottle or blender. Shake or blend until everything has been perfectly combined. (except for the ice)
- Into the tall glass pour the Star Drink then mix with ice.
- Serve the Star Drink immediately after preparation (for maximum freshness)
How do I order a Star Drink Refresher from Starbucks?
To order your favorite Star Drink Refresher, ask the barista to bring you a Grande size of Star drink refresher with coconut milk, 1 scoop of kiwi inclusion ice, and a splash of green tea and cane sugar sweetener.
Is Star Drink Refresher good?
Yes, absolutely. This drink is very sweet. It has calories of 130, 45 mg of caffeine, and 0g of protein. It is a good drink.
How much is the Star Drink Refresher at Starbucks?
It will cost anything between $ 4.35 to $ 5.05 for a Grande size. However, this will depend on the location you are in.
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
Kai has therefore created well-researched and comprehensive excerpts regarding the services and products offered by the giant restaurant chain. And which can be retrieved from Starbmag.com, apart from talking writing, and dealing with food Kai loves also to Kayak. You can read more about me on the about us page.