Starbucks Pink drink recipe

The pink drink has taken the internet and on my holiday to the states I had the opportunity to taste the famous ‘secret’ Starbucks drink and let me tell you, I fell in love at first sip. It’s so nice, refreshing and creamy from the coconut milk. This was literally everything I wanted in one drink. Unfortunately they can’t make it at the Starbuckses in Belgium, like really Starbucks? Belgium can’t have this amazing drink, what’s up with that?
Since I can’t have it here I decided to make my own pink drink.

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For the people who are thinking, ‘what is this crazy person talking about’, well –where have you been that you haven’t heard of the pink drink- the pink drink is on the secret Starbucks menu and it is the strawberry açai refresher with coconut milk. It seems simple but the coconut milk brings the refresher to a whole other level.

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I searched everywhere for a strawberry açai green tea but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I did however found it online on the walmart site and the lipton site so I know they sell it in the states but they don’t in Belgium or not that I know off. So I had to improvise, I bought strawberry vanilla tea and green tea with açai and goji berry. I thought that these two together would be the closest I could get to the lipton strawberry açai green tea. I also got dried strawberries since the pink drink has dried strawberries in it.
strawberry acai

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To make the tea I took 3 bags of each one and let it steep for 5 minutes in hot water. I once read that there are a lot of antioxidants in your tea and when you brew your tea the antioxidants reach there peak at 5 minutes of brewing. Antioxidants are for many reasons good for your body, after I read that article I always let my tea brew for 5 minutes. If you want to read that article you can here.

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After 5 minutes I took the tea bags out and filled the rest of pitcher with water. I think in total I have 1,5 liter ice tea. I let this cool down for a few hours in the fridge. At this point you can sweeten it but I decided to leave it like this so everyone can choose how sweet they want it. I used agave to sweeten my drink.

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After a few hours I took it out of the fridge and filled my cup with the tea and ice and then sweetened it, added a splash of coconut milk and a few dried strawberries.

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Mix it with your straw and you have your homemade pink drink. I like the Starbucks version a bit better but none the less this drink was very refreshing and delicious.

Make sure to try the pink drink at Starbucks or at home!

See you soon,

Birgit

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