Starbucks has a secret menu, and a particular drink called the purple drink has been causing a major buzz. So, what is Starbucks purple drink?
I have always been nervous to order items off the secret menu because it would mean more work for the barista and I’d probably hold up the customers in line. However, I came across a particular drink on Instagram and I just had to try it, more so because it is my favorite color, purple.
I proceeded to research more on this beautiful and aesthetically pleasing drink and learned that it’s called the Starbucks purple drink and is made of a blend of passion iced tea, soy milk, vanilla syrup, and a scoop of blackberries or blueberries. To me, this sounded delicious and its taste lived up to its description. Therefore, I wrote this article to let you know more about it. I have even shared a recipe you can use to make this drink at home. If you’re still interested, keep reading.
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What is the purple drink at Starbucks made of?
The purple drink at Starbucks is a secret menu item and is made of passion iced tea, vanilla syrup, soy milk, and a scoop of blackberries or blueberries.
How do you order Starbucks purple drink?
To order the Starbucks purple drink, you can order it in person by visiting the Starbucks store, via the drive-thru if you are in your car, or ordering it online via the app or the official Starbucks website.
All you need to do is to ask the barista for a blend of passion iced tea, soy milk, vanilla syrup, and a scoop of blackberries or blueberries.
First off, you can choose among the cup sizes available. There’s short, which is 8 ounces, tall, which is 12 ounces, Grande, which is 16 ounces and, Venti and Trenta, which are 24 and 30 ounces respectively.
Then, select the passion iced tea. For your milk, soy milk is the best choice for this drink. You can also choose coconut milk as an alternative if you want the drink to be lighter and have a more lavender purple color.
Next, choose vanilla syrup. You can customize the number of pumps you’d like in your drink. Add more pumps for more sweetness. If you want your drink to be healthier, lessen the number of pumps or choose sugar-free vanilla syrup.
Finally, ask to be added for one or several scoops of freeze-dried blackberries or blueberries, depending on what’s available in that Starbucks store. Lastly, choose the amount of ice you’d like your drink to have.
What does the purple drink at Starbucks taste like?
The purple drink at Starbucks is generally refreshing. It has a tart, fruity and sweet flavor. The tartness is from the passion iced tea. The fruity flavor is from the blackberries or blueberries. The sweetness comes from the vanilla syrup.The soy milk also adds some creaminess and combined with ice, makes the drink even more refreshing.
Nutritional information for the Starbucks purple drink
The Starbucks purple drink has 134 calories in total. It has 25 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of protein, and 24 grams of sugar. It also has a variety of vitamins and minerals. It has 33 milligrams of vitamin C, 165 milligrams of calcium, 2 milligrams of iron, 87 milligrams of sodium, and 224 milligrams of potassium.
|Calorie Count (out of 2000 calories a day intake)
|Nutrient content (per grande serving)
|% of Daily Value
|Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
|Total Carbohydrates 25g
|Dietary Fiber 1g
How do you make the Starbucks purple drink at home?
To make the Starbucks purple drink at home, you’ll need 1 passion tea bag, ½ a cup of blueberry juice, 2 tablespoons of simple syrup, 1 cup of soy milk, 1 scoop of freeze-dried or fresh blackberries, and 1 cup of ice. You can find all these ingredients in your nearest grocery store, such as Target and Walmart.
Start by brewing the passion tea with 1 cup of hot water. Steep it for 5 minutes, then place it in the refrigerator for chilling. Allow it to chill for about 30 minutes.
In a medium jar or glass, put in the ice, then add the chilled passion tea. Add blueberry juice and soy milk then mix well. You can switch the soy milk to coconut milk, for a lighter drink and a lighter purple color.
Add the simple syrup and stir to combine, add it gradually until it reaches your desired level of sweetness. Then, mix well.
Top off the drink with blueberries and enjoy immediately. It’s important to have the drink right away since the tea and milk tend to separate.
Is the purple drink on the secret menu?
Yes, it is. The purple drink is part of the secret menu. Items on the secret menu are not found on the permanent menu and when ordering, you’ll need to tell the barista what your drink has.
Is there caffeine in the Starbucks purple drink?
No, it is not. None of the ingredients used to make the Starbucks purple drink have caffeine. However, you can add green matcha powder.
How much is the Starbucks purple drink?
The Starbucks purple drink is $6.
Is the Starbucks purple drink healthy?
It is relatively healthy. It has about 130 calories in total and 24 grams of sugar, which is less than most Starbucks beverages. The blackberries or blueberries added gives it essential vitamins and minerals.
Can the Starbucks purple drink be found all year round?
Yes, it can. Even though it’s part of the secret menu, the ingredients used to make it can be found all year round, so you can order it anytime. Be sure to ask the barista about the availability of all the ingredients first before ordering.
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.