Starbucks is known for creating colorful and bright drinks for the summer menu. The Starbucks guava passion fruit drink is one of the pink drinks. Before trying it, you may want to know; what is in Starbucks guava passion fruit drink?
Starbucks guava passion fruit drink is a refreshing pink beverage that contains guava and passion fruit juices mixed with ginger and pineapple syrup and then hand shaken by the barista with coconut milk and ice. Starbucks explains that the concoction gives a deliciously creamy and smooth feel that uplifts your day. I am a coffee lover and usually only order espresso beverages from Starbucks. However, I found myself glancing at the menu photo of the pink-looking concoction while waiting in line and could not deny that it looked like something I would like. I decided to switch things up for my taste buds, and the guava passion fruit drink did not disappoint.
What is Starbucks guava passion fruit drink made of (ingredients)?
Starbucks infuses the following ingredients to give rise to its deliciously smooth guava passion fruit drink;
Starbucks is believed to use filtered water to make its ice cubes.
- Guava-flavored juice blend
The blend is an infusion of; water, guava juice concentrate, natural flavors, colored with fruit and vegetable juice (sweet potato, pumpkin, apple, cherry, and radish), white grape juice concentrate, and citric acid.
- Coconut milk
The milk is an infusion of; cane sugar, water, contains 2% or less of tricalcium phosphate, coconut cream, coconut water concentrate, natural flavors, xanthan gum, gellan gum, sea salt, corn dextrin, vitamin a palmitate, guar gum, and vitamin d2.
- Pineapple ginger syrup
The syrup is an infusion of; xanthan gum, water, natural flavors, sugar, citric acid, and potassium sorbate.
How To Make a Starbucks guava passion fruit drink (recipe)
While we genuinely love Starbucks beverages, sometimes we also enjoy making Starbucks-like drinks at home. It becomes even more fun because you can play around with the ingredients to customize the drink to your preferred taste. And the end result is usually pretty impressive.
Let’s dive into this tasty drink recipe so you can also begin mixing and sipping from the comfort of your home. Below are the ingredients you will need to make the guava passion fruit drink:
Pineapple juice– the pineapple juice is tangy and sweet and will give the drink a fruity taste and help sweeten it naturally. You can use bottled or canned pineapple juice as both can work well.
Fresh ginger root– the fresh ginger root will add a warm spice to the drink. Do not forget to peel the ginger before using it because the skin can be tough.
Honey– it is suitable as a natural sweetener, but you can skip it if you prefer a less sugary drink. You can also use half a cup of white sugar as an alternative if honey is unavailable.
Guava juice– guava juice will add to the fruity and tropical feel of the drink.
Passion fruit juice– its bright color will add to the colorfulness of the drink.
Coconut milk– you can use canned coconut milk as it is much richer and thicker, and quite sweet.
Cherry juice-cherry juice is optional, but it will add color if used
Ice– to make a cold refreshing drink
How to make the guava passion fruit drink
The recipe begins by making the ginger pineapple syrup. The syrup adds the much-needed spicy flavor and sweetness to the guava passion fruit drink. You should make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the fridge to cool.
Next, you need to combine the guava juice, passion fruit juice, syrup, and coconut milk in a pitcher.
If you choose to use the cherry juice, add it to the mixture too
And the only thing left is to serve your drink over ice.
The best thing about the recipe is that all ingredients can be customized in volume. For instance, if you love the spicy ginger kick, go ahead and add more ginger. So, do not be afraid to add more ingredients you love.
What is the nutritional information of the Starbucks guava passion fruit drink?
The nutritional value of the Starbucks guava passion fruit drink is computed based on the company’s standard recipes. It is only altering the drink’s cup size (Tall-12 fl oz., Grande-16 fl oz., and Venti- 24 fl oz.) that changes its nutritional value. Other customizations such as changing the amount of milk or add-ins will not affect the drink’s nutritional value.
Starbucks’ standard serving size for the guava passion fruit drink is the Grande-16 fl oz. cup. The total number of calories you will get from drinking the 16 fl oz. cup of Starbucks guava passion fruit drink is 190 calories. On average, it is recommended that all the meals you take throughout the day should give you 2000 calories; therefore, after taking the guava passion fruit drink, you still have 1810 calories to consume.
The calories are derived from; 2.5 grams of fat, 85 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein in the Starbucks guava passion fruit drink.
What does a Starbucks guava passion fruit drink taste like?
The Starbucks guava passion fruit drink will transport you to the tropics at the first sip. I will definitely wish you were on the beach with the drink in hand.
The drink is not overly sweet with the 33 grams of sugar in the Grande cup. You will definitely notice the fruity guava flavor; however, the pineapple ginger syrup flavor will not be very noticeable.
Overall, the Starbucks guava passion fruit drink is pleasant because of its fruity flavor coupled with the nice thickness arising from the coconut milk. It gives you a deliciously smooth and creamy and is refreshing on a hot day.
How do you order the guava passion fruit drink at Starbucks?
To order the guava passion fruit drink at Starbucks, you customize the drink to your liking. For instance, you can decide to either change or maintain the milk option, add-ins, flavor, sweeteners, and tea. After customization, go ahead and place the order.
Is the Starbucks guava passion fruit drink a seasonal treat?
The Starbucks guava passion fruit drink used to be a seasonal treat and was even temporarily unavailable at some point, but not anymore. Currently, it is a permanent drink on the menu and you can grab it anytime.
Nothing beats a refreshing cold drink on a hot summer afternoon. The Starbucks guava passion fruit drink is, without a doubt, a summer superstar. It is refreshing, sweet, and bursting with tropical flavors. So, when you visit your local Starbucks store looking for a refreshing drink, you can bet your money on the guava passion fruit drink, and your taste buds will thank you for it.
Is there caffeine in Starbucks guava passion fruit drink?
No. The Starbucks guava passion fruit drink has 0 milligrams of caffeine.
Does guava give you energy?
Yes. A Grande of the Starbucks guava passion fruit drink contains 33 grams of sugar. Sugar is a carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are the primary sources of energy for the human body. Therefore, the Starbucks guava passion fruit drink definitely will give you the energy you need to carry out various tasks.
How much is an iced guava passion fruit drink at Starbucks?
An iced guava passion fruit drink will cost you between $4.95 and $5.65 at Starbucks.