Our Keto Pink Drink is the Best Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Keto Pink Drink

yield: 1 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 5 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Fill 16 oz. glass with ice. Place sliced strawberries throughout the ice.

2

Pour in sugar-free strawberry syrup, chilled brewed tea, and heavy cream. *If you have a shaker, you can shake the drink to mix or just stir with a spoon or straw.

3

Best served and enjoyed ice cold!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 16 oz., Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 210 Calories | 24.1g Fat | 2.4g Total Carbs | 0.6g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 0.2g Protein | 1.7g Net Carbs

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You’ll love our Keto Pink Drink more than the original! 

sipping keto pink drink from starbucks cup

It’s the perfect summertime keto drink!

Save time and money by making our homemade Starbucks Keto Pink Drink copycat recipe instead of heading out to Starbucks! It’s the perfect fresh and fruity keto summertime drink that everyone in the family will enjoy… guilt-free! 

I actually like it better than the real thing from Starbucks!

For more copycat drink recipes and keto drink inspiration, check out all of our keto drinks and smoothies.

cup with ice and sliced strawberries

I am a huge fan of making copycat recipes.

Not only is it fun to keto-fy our favorite treats, but making the recipe at home can save you big money! Did you know that the Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher (A.K.A. Starbucks Pink Drink) costs $4.95 at Starbucks while our homemade Keto Pink Drink recipe is less than $1 per 16 ounces! SAY WHAT?! 😱

tablespoon of sugar-free strawberry syrup

To get a delicious fruity flavor and sweetness without all the sugar, make sure to use a sugar-free strawberry syrup. Amazon has quite a few different options. Finding a good keto-friendly syrup is a huge win, especially since Starbucks packs a whopping 24 grams of sugar in their Grande Pink Drink. Yikes!

We used Walden Farms Sugar-Free Strawberry Syrup in this recipe. As another option, Torani also sells sugar-free strawberry syrup! I also saw that DaVinci makes a sugar-free strawberry syrup. I’ve used their sugar-free syrups for a keto piña colada and while a little on the dirty keto side, they’re pretty good!

stirring keto pink drink

Tips for making the best keto pink drink:

  • Make sure your brewed tea is cool before making the drink. If you mix while it is slightly warm, it will curdle the heavy cream.
  • If you are looking for a dairy-free keto pink drink, replace the heavy cream with full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk.
  • To really elevate the fruit flavor, I don’t skip the sugar-free strawberry syrup. It lends just the right touch of sweetness.
  • I recommend using 2 Passion tea bags to brew the tea. I think the stronger tea flavor goes really well with the heavy whipping cream. I brewed 2 tea bags in 2/3 cup of boiling water and then let it chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes with the tea bags. If you don’t want it as strong, use 1 tea bag or follow the directions on the box of tea which says to steep 1 to 2 tea bags in 8 ounces of water for 5 minutes.

keto pink drink ingredients

holding a glass with ice and strawberries

adding sugar-free strawberry syrup to a glass

pouring passion tea into a glass

adding heaving whipping cream to a glass

keto pink drink unstirred

stirring keto pink drink

keto pink drink recipe in cup


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Keto Pink Drink

yield: 1 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 5 MINUTES

Refreshing summer drink without all the sugar that's in the Starbucks version — even the kiddos approve!

Ingredients

Directions

1

Fill 16 oz. glass with ice. Place sliced strawberries throughout the ice.

2

Pour in sugar-free strawberry syrup, chilled brewed tea, and heavy cream. *If you have a shaker, you can shake the drink to mix or just stir with a spoon or straw.

3

Best served and enjoyed ice cold!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 16 oz., Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 210 Calories | 24.1g Fat | 2.4g Total Carbs | 0.6g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 0.2g Protein | 1.7g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

holding keto pink drink

Refreshing, sugar-free, and summer-ready!

*Big sip* ahh… Our keto Pink Drink makes everything cool on a warm day! Make sure you have extra tea brewed because you and your family will want a second cup.

See ya, Starbucks! 👋

holding keto pink drink outside

Here’s what my Hip sidekick Emily had to say about this keto pink drink:

“Oh my goodness, this is so good! I actually went to Starbucks to try the original Pink Drink before I made our keto version. Let me tell you, this recipe is absolute perfection! So much better than Starbucks! It’s the perfect summer drink and I’m going to be making it again and again!”


Want a more decadent cool drink? Try our keto birthday cake protein shake.


About the writer:

Ashley Mott is a keto recipe developer and has over 2 years of experience as a content creator. She studied design and historic preservation. She has always loved testing new and innovative recipes.


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Comments 9

  1. Kyle

    Can I use like coconut milk or dairy free milk or almond

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You sure can, but it will change your final nutritional value. I think that sounds great!

  2. L

    I know this would mess with it being keto. Could you use strawberry syrup that you typically use on ice cream?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi L! That may work, however as you have mentioned, that would not be a Keto approved option. You can find all of the sugar free strawberry syrup options over here from Amazon. Hope this helps!

    • Toby

      I have used sugar-free Davinci raspberry syrup (usually for coffee). So delicious!

  3. Lisa

    just use 1 teabag per 15oz? Steep in how much hot water, so it’s not too concentrated or diluted?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Lisa! We followed the directions on the tazo box which state: for 8 oz. let water boil add tea bag or bags (2 if doing 16oz.) and brew for 5 minutes. Remove bags and let cool completely before making the pink drink. Hope this helps!

  4. Tawnya22

    I’m so excited to try this. I would like to know if you could blend it with frozen strawberries? Thank you.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! That sounds like it would be super yummy, too!

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