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Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe with Cold Foam

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This sweet and creamy pink drink recipe is an iconic Starbucks-inspired drink that’s easy to make at home. Skip the line (and the $) because this DIY Starbucks pink drink with cold foam is made with just a few simple ingredients, incredibly sweet and creamy, ridiculously easy to make, and ready in just a few minutes.

This homemade pink drink is a delicious twist on the Starbucks version! My version is sweet and creamy, but made with basic ingredients, and caffeine-free so you can share with the kids.

Pink drink with cold foam

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

What is the Starbucks Pink Drink?

The Starbucks pink drink is a drink that is sweet, creamy, and pink in color, under their refresher line. It’s made up of a strawberry acai base, coconut milk, and freeze-dried strawberries.

This DIY pink drink at home is a little different, but inspired by the Starbucks version and is undeniably sweet and creamy just like their version! Instead of the strawberry acai base (which interestingly doesn’t contain strawberries or acai), we’re using herbal passion fruit tea, white grape juice, and a coconut cold foam in place of stirring the coconut milk right into the drink. It imparts the same coconut flavor but in a way that’s a tad more fun!

What You’ll Love About this Pink Drink Recipe

  • Sweet, creamy, fruity, and refreshing
  • Topped with a fun coconut vanilla cold foam
  • Easy to adjust sweetness level to desired preference
  • So easy to make, it’s ready in 5 minutes
  • No need to spend a small fortune on it
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Caffeine-free
Hand pouring cold foam pouring over pink drink

Pink Drink Ingredients

  • Tazo Passion Tea – This herbal tea helps give some fruity flavor to the drink and a bright pink color. You could also use another hibiscus tea or berry tea with bright and sweet flavors.
  • Sugar – For a drink that tastes like the real deal pink Starbucks drink, you’ll want to add some sweetener to the tea while it’s brewing so it can dissolve right in. You can use honey, maple syrup, sugar, or simple syrup. Adjust the amount of sweetener to your liking.
  • White grape juice – This gives the drink sweet and fruity flavor, without taking away from the pink color.
  • Coconut milk – With this DIY pink drink, we’re using the coconut milk to make a cold foam, instead of mixing it right into the drink. If you prefer to mix the coconut milk in, you certainly could do that instead or make my sweet cream cold foam instead of coconut foam.
  • Vanilla paste – I love using this vanilla paste for cold foam as it has real vanilla bean flecks, but you can also use vanilla extract or a whole vanilla bean if you prefer.
  • Strawberries – These help add the sweet and fruity flavor, plus look so pretty in the drink! You can skip if you prefer or use freeze-dried strawberries like the Starbucks version.
Ingredients to make pink drink with cold foam

Starbucks Pink Drink Ingredients

Wondering about pink drink ingredients if you get this drink at Starbucks? Look no further.

Here is the pink drink ingredient list from the Starbucks website:

Ice, Strawberry Acai Base [Water, Sugar, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Natural Green Coffee Flavor, Fruit And Vegetable Juice, Rebaudioside A], Coconutmilk [Water, Coconut Cream, Cane Sugar, Contains 2 Or Less Of Tricalcium Phosphate, Coconut Water Concentrate, Sea Salt, Natural Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Gellan Gum, Corn Dextrin, Guar Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, And Vitamin D 2], Freeze Dried Strawberries

How to Make the Pink Drink at Home

This is an overview on how to make Starbucks pink drink, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Brew tea. Brew the passion tea with hot water on the strong side since we’ll be diluting it a bit over ice. You can also use two tea bags. Add sweetener to hot tea so it can fully dissolve and let the tea cool slightly.
Tea brewing in mug
Prep glasses. Fill tall glasses with ice and place strawberry slices on the outside of glass if desired.
Tall glass with ice and sliced strawberries
Make cold foam. In a tall glass or 2-cup measuring cup, add in coconut milk and vanilla bean paste if using. Use a milk frother and froth until mixture thickens.
Assemble pink drink. Pour white grape juice over ice in glasses and top with passion fruit tea. Stir together slightly and top with coconut cold foam.
Pouring tea over pink drink


Does the pink drink have caffeine?

It depends if you’re getting it at Starbucks or making the pink drink at home! If you’re getting it from Starbucks, the answer is yes, there is about 45 mg of caffeine in a grande, 16 ounce drink. This DIY pink drink recipe is made with herbal tea and fruit juice, so it does not contain any caffeine.

What’s in Starbucks pink drink?

You can find the exact ingredient list above, but the Starbucks pink drink is made up of their strawberry acai base (which interestingly doesn’t contain strawberries or acai), sweetened coconut milk, and freeze dried strawberries.

Can kids drink the homemade pink drink?

Yes! This pink drink is a great drink for kids as the tea is herbal (no caffeine), it’s lightly sweet, and it’s a gorgeous (and fun), bright pink color.

What is the Starbucks bottled pink drink?

Starbucks recently came out with a bottled pink drink that is similar to it’s coffee-shop version. You can order it or find it at many large grocery stores.

Close up of pink drink with cold foam

Storage Instructions

This drink is best made right before serving. If you want to prep ahead, brew the tea up to a few days ahead or make a big batch so you always have it ready-to-go.

What to Serve with Pink Drink with Cold Foam

It depends when you’re serving the pink drink, so I’ll share a few serving suggestions:

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More Iced Coffee Drinks

If you like this pink drink Starbucks recipe, you might also like some of these other iced coffee and tea drinks:

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Pink drink with cold foam

Pink Drink Recipe with Cold Foam (Starbucks-inspired)

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Recreate the iconic Starbucks pink drink at home with our simple and delicious recipe that is just as sweet, creamy, and topped w/ cold foam.


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  1. Place tea bag in a mug and add boiling water and sweetener. Steep for 5 minutes and set aside to cool.
  2. Prep glasses. Fill tall glass with ice and add sliced strawberries to the outside of glass to be extra fancy. 
  3. Make cold foam by adding coconut milk and vanilla paste to a cup with enough room to double in volume. Use a hand frother to froth until it doubles and is frothy. 
  4. Pour brewed tea over ice and white grape juice and stir. Top with coconut cold foam.


  • If using granulated sugar as your sweetener, add it to the tea while brewing so the sugar can dissolve.

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Recipe, video, and photography by Clara-Jane Photography.

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