Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink

This homemade Starbucks pink drink gives you all the flavor of the store bought drink without all the cost of a store bought drink. Plus you can customize how much sweetness you desire. You’ll love how fresh this drink tastes!

I spend WAY too much money at Starbucks. If there was ever a time for an intervention now is the time! I have my account hooked up to PayPal so that makes it really easy to just keep refilling my card without even realizing it’s refilling. It’s a vicious cycle that Starbucks has sucked me into.

Jerks.

BUT I guess I made my own little intervention by finally learning how to make my OWN homemade Starbucks pink drink! The best part about making it at home (besides saving money, duh!) is that you can customize your sweetness level and quality of ingredients. 

Now, I will say this about my version versus the version in the store. I decided to use the acai berry tea because I LUUUUUUURVE it and love the flavor it brings to the drink. The store bought version uses green coffee extract. So that means this version has a “hint” of tea flavor but the acai berry flavor is pretty strong. PLUS I didn’t feel like paying over $20 for green coffee bean extract pills.

AND I figured by using this acai berry tea that is readily available in the stores it makes it easier for everyone reading this to go home and make this TODAY!

*I bolded the words above because I don’t want this to be a shock to you. This recipe includes tea. It will have a slight tea taste where the one from Starbucks typically does not. This is all explained above.

Now, if you’re not a fan of coconut milk I think almond milk or soy milk could make a great substitute. BUT give the coconut milk try first because it’s pretty freaking banging. PLUS coconut milk is pretty easily available so you should be able to find it in any store.

Sooooooooooo with all that said you need to get to the store, buy all the ingredients and get to making this drink! You will LOVELOVELOVELOVE it!

{Looking for more fun summertime drinks? Try my strawberry watermelon agua fresca, grapefruit rosemary sage spritzer or my sparkling honey rosemary lemonade.}

Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink

This homemade Starbucks pink drink gives you all the flavor of the store bought drink without all the cost of a store bought drink. Plus you can customize how much sweetness you desire. You'll love how fresh this drink tastes!

Yield: 2-3 drinks

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 packs acai berry tea
  • 1 cup hot boiling water
  • 1/2 cup white grape juice
  • 1-2 cups unsweetened coconut milk*
  • Fresh sliced strawberries
  • Agave nectar, optional

Directions:

In a 2 cup glass measuring cup add unwrapped tea packets. Pour hot water over the packets and let sit until cool. Squeeze out tea packets and toss.

Pour white grape juice into the measuring cup with the tea.

Fill a glass with ice and add about 1 cup of the tea/grape juice mixture. Top off with the desired amount of coconut milk.

Add in sliced strawberries and add in sweetener if desired.

Note: A number of these ingredients can be customized to your liking. Don't want as much grape juice? Don't add as much. Want more coconut milk? Don't add as much of the tea mixture. It's really up to you. The sweetener is optional because I like my pink drink just a little less sweet than the store-bought version.

*I used coconut milk from a container that you find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Also, PLEASE NOTE you will have to add a lot of agave nectar to make this as sweet as the one you get from Starbucks. If you like the sweetness of the Starbucks drink pour it on in! If you're like me and like it less sweet don't add much. This is up to you. If you write me to complain that it wasn't sweet enough I'm going to point you to this note. The world is your sugary oyster. Add as much of that agave nectar as you please.