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Paradise Drink {Starbucks Copycat}

Want to take a trip to Paradise? With this easy at-home version of Starbucks' Paradise Drink, you can! The iced drink takes the Pineapple Passionfruit Refresher base and mixes it with coconut milk for a refreshing sipper that will instantly transport you to a tropical island!
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copycat Recipe, Pineapple Recipes, Starbucks Copycat, Starbucks Drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Makes: 1 drink
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Pineapple Passionfruit Base (recipe below)
  • ½ cup sweetened coconut milk (the kind in the carton)
  • Ice
  • ¼ cup freeze-dried pineapple pieces

Pineapple Passionfruit Base

  • 2 ¼ cups water, divided
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 2 tsp passionfruit powder
  • ½ tsp green coffee extract
  • ½ tsp citric acid

Instructions

  • Add about ½ cup pineapple passionfruit base, ½ cup coconut milk, and ¼ cup freeze-dried pineapple pieces to an ice-filled shaker. Shake well to combine.
  • Pour entire mixture (ice included) into glass. Top with additional pineapple pieces, if desired.
  • 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.

Pineapple Passionfruit Base

  • Put 1 ¼ cup water, sugar, and pineapple in a medium-size saucepan and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Once boiling, lower heat and let simmer for about 15 minutes, until mixture has thickened a bit and pineapple is breaking down.
  • Strain into a bowl, being sure to press down on the pineapple to extract as much juice as possible. Return syrup to saucepan over low heat.
  • Stir passionfruit powder, green coffee extract, and citric acid into syrup until mostly combined (the passionfruit powder won't likely fully blend in).
  • Pour mixture back into bowl or into a large mason jar and let cool completely. Syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Add remaining 1 cup water and mix well to combine. This is your Refresher base. Keep in fridge until ready to use.

Notes

  • This recipe for Pineapple Passionfruit Base makes enough for about 4 full Paradise 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 Paradise Drink, you can leave out the green coffee extract in the base as it doesn't change the flavor.
  • If you don't have citric acid, you can replace with 1 Tbsp lemon juice.
  • If the drink is too sweet for you, you can make it with unsweetened coconut milk instead.
  • Mix base with lemonade for a sweeter, tart drink or mix with water milk for a less sweet Refresher.
     

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