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Closeup view of a Pink Drink with freeze-dried strawberries in it, fresh strawberries around, and second drink in background.

Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink

Do you love Starbucks' Pink Drink? It's made by combining their Strawberry Acai Refresher base and coconut milk... And now you can use this copycat recipe to make your own Pink Drink at home!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copycat Recipe, Starbucks Copycat, Starbucks Drinks, Summer Drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 1 drink (base will make 4 drinks)
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Strawberry Acai Base (recipe below)
  • ½ cup sweetened coconut milk (the kind in a carton)
  • Freeze-dried strawberries
  • Ice

Strawberry Acai Base

  • 2 ¼ cup white grape juice
  • 1 cup hulled and sliced strawberries
  • ½ tsp acai powder
  • ½ tsp green coffee extract powder
  • ¼ tsp passionfruit powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Add about ½ cup strawberry acai base and ½ cup sweetened coconut milk to an ice-filled shaker. Shake well to combine.
  • Pour mixture into an ice-filled glass with freeze-dried strawberries.
  • Feel free to make alterations based on your sweetness preferences. Add more of the base for a sweeter drink and less for a less sweet drink.

Strawberry Acai Base

  • Combine white grape juice and sliced strawberries in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Lower to a simmer and let mixture simmer for 10 minutes, until strawberries are breaking down.
  • Remove from heat and strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a heatproof bowl. Press down on strawberries with a wooden spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard strawberries.
  • Pour mixture back into saucepan and return to low heat. Stir in acai powder, green coffee extract powder, and passionfruit powder until powders have dissolved as much as possible (acai powder is tough to fully dissolve, so there will be some granules remaining).
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Return to heatproof bowl or pour into large mason jar and put in fridge to cool completely.

Notes

  • This recipe for Strawberry Acai Base makes enough for about 4 full drinks if using ½ cup of base per drink.
  • The base should keep in your fridge for about 2 weeks.
  • If you don't want caffeine in your Pink Drink, you can leave out the green coffee extract as it doesn't change the flavor.
  • If you don't have acai powder or passion fruit powder, the drink will still be delicious!
  • Use this recipe to learn how to make base into Strawberry Acai Refresher.

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