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Starbucks pink drink is just as delicious as their coffee, so you might want to find out how to prepare a homemade Starbucks pink drink to save yourself a trip there and a few dollars. It’s so easy to make the pink drink at home and it tastes just like the Starbucks version. You only need three ingredients to make it and a couple of minutes.

Glasses with homemade Starbucks copycat pink drink.

The fruity flavors of strawberry and acai blend with the exotic taste of coconut milk and the result is a truly mouthwatering copycat Starbucks pink drink you’ll definitely want to make again and again.

A DIY Starbucks pink drink in glasses.

Why You’ll Love It

Easy:  There’s nothing hard about making this pink drink at home. You simply need to combine a few ingredients together and the prep time is minimal.
Customizable: You can change the ingredients or flavors however you wish, adjust the sweetness and experiment with different add-ins.
Delicious: Anyone who loves the sensational taste of strawberries is going to love this pink drink. It’s fresh-flavored, refreshing, creamy, and sweet, all at the same time.

Starbucks homemade pink drink recipe made at home in glasses.

Pink Drink Ingredients

The Starbucks pink drink is made using strawberry acai juice (here) or white cran strawberry juice (here), coconut milk, freeze dried strawberries (here), and ice. The foam topping is optional but very tasty, and for that you’ll need strawberry syrup (here), sweet cream and heavy whipping cream.

Ingredients to make a Starbucks pink drink recipe.

Restaurant recipes like this are well worth making and you’ll find this one remarkably close in looks and flavor to the Starbucks version.

Glasses filled with pink drink and dried strawberries and foam on top.

How to Make a Starbucks Pink Drink

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Shake the ingredients together:  Put the freeze dried strawberries (reserve a few for a garnish) in a cocktail shaker with the strawberry acai juice and coconut milk, and give it a good shake.
Pour the drink: Fill serving glasses with ice and then strain the strawberry acai mixture over it.
Make the cold foam topping: Whisk or stir to combine the strawberry syrup with cream and then pour this on top.
The finishing touches: Garnish the pink drink recipe with reserved freeze dried strawberries and serve immediately.

Pouring the strawberry acai juice into the cups for the strawberry coconut drink recipe.
Freeze dried strawberries on top of a pink drink copycat.

Substitutions and Variations

If you don’t have strawberry syrup to make this copycat pink drink, you can sub simple syrup in its place. The foam topping is optional anyway, so leave it off altogether if you prefer.

Foam and dried strawberry topping on a Starbucks pink drink.

You can use sweetened coconut milk or condensed milk instead of sweet cream, or try another kind of milk in place of creamy coconut milk.

A starbucks strawberry coconut drink in a glass with a straw.

Don’t use fresh strawberries because they’re much heavier than freeze dried strawberries and will sink through the pink drink! Fresh sliced strawberries would look pretty as a garnish on the rim of the glass though.

Glasses of a pink drink dupe made at home like Starbucks.

For a different flavor, you can use passion fruit Tazo tea bags to make tea and use that as the basis of your pink drink. White grape juice would also work or white cran strawberry juice and you could even add some extras such as green coffee extract or a splash of whatever kind of fruit juice you have in the fridge.

A pink drink recipe with strawberry and foam topping.

How to Serve this Pink Drink Starbucks Recipe

This versatile pink drink can be served in a tall glass with any kind of snack or meal or you can just whip this wonderful homemade version up in the afternoon if you’re feeling thirsty. You might like to try some other Starbucks copycat recipes though, perhaps this iced white chocolate mocha or even these cranberry bliss bars.

Strawberry coconut drink recipe made at home.

How to Store this Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe

Store: Pink drink leftovers should be refrigerated and served as soon as possible. Since this drink is best served as soon as it’s made you’ll probably want to make it fresh each time, especially since it only takes a few minutes anyway.
Freeze: Don’t freeze this because the ingredients will all separate.

A DIY starbucks drink recipe.

Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink FAQs

Can you use a different kind of milk in the pink drink?

Although this copycat Starbucks pink drink recipe uses coconut milk in the pink drink and dairy cream in the foam topping, you can use your preferred kind of milk and cream to personalize the drink. You can also choose between full fat coconut milk and light coconut milk.

What are freeze dried strawberries?

Freeze dried strawberries and other freeze dried fruits have gone through a process to remove almost every last drop of moisture. The fruit retains nutrients and flavor and develops a light, crisp texture. According to some manufacturers, an unopened container of freeze dried fruit can last up to 30 years! Freeze dried fruit features in candy bars, baked goods, trail mix, granola, and drink recipes.

Overhead view of copycat starbucks pink drink at home.

Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe

5 from 134 votes

Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This homemade Starbucks pink drink gives you all the flavor of the store-bought drink but for less money. And you can pick your sweetness!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

Strawberry Cold Foam

  • 1 Tablespoons strawberry syrup
  • 1 Tablespoons sweet cream
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Instructions 

  • Fill 2 serving glasses with ice.
  • Add the freeze-dried strawberries, strawberry acai juice and coconut milk to a cocktail shaker and shake for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Strain the shaker over the ice in the glasses, leaving a little room on top for the strawberry foam.
  • Whisk the strawberry syrup, sweet cream and heavy whipping cream until thick.
  • Pour the strawberry foam on top of the pink drink and garnish with some freeze-dried strawberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 506IU | Vitamin C: 362mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 8mg
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Once you know how to make Starbucks pink drink, you’ll want to make the drink often. It is one of my favorite Starbucks drinks! This really is a thirst-quenching beverage and you can tweak the recipe depending what ingredients you have on hand, how sweet you want it to be and so on. This tastes just like the Starbucks pink drink but comes without the coffee shop price tag!

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I was in a hurry so I used canned passion tea and it turned out even better than the Starbucks pink drink! Thank you for saving me money!

    1. I’m excited to try this, but should I use coconut milk from the can or in the carton in the refrigerator section? Thanks!

      1. Hi Yvette, you can use either one, but the canned kind is usually used more in cooking (making soups, curries and so on, as it’s thicker) and the refrigerated kind in cartons is more often used for recipes such as this Pink Drink. I’d recommend the refrigerated carton for this recipe if you want it as close to the Starbucks version as possible. Enjoy!

  2. 5 stars
    I LOVED this copycat pink drink . . it’s just such a feel good, light refresher . . . and I’m thrilled at how much money I’ll be saving making it at home!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh yes, from now I don’t have to visit Starbucks, I can make it all by myself in my kitchen. By the way, I love all your Starbucks Copycat recipes.