At Starbucks, you get what you want and if you want a refreshing caffeinated drink on a hot summer day, Starbucks got you covered.
The Pink Drink from Starbucks is a versatile drink with which you can play around customizing it. It is a caffeinated drink with an Acai base and it can satisfy your sweet cravings while also energizing you.
The pink drink was introduced in 2016 as a Secret Menu drink but became a mainstream regular after immense popularity. On its own, it is a refreshing drink but added customization really elevates its taste.
Top the Pink Drink with some matcha cold foam making the color a combination of pink and green which is creamier and sweeter. The most exciting thing about this drink? It’s available all year round unlike other secret menu drinks. So, you can enjoy this delicious beverage whenever you want.
What is a Pink Drink with Matcha Cold Foam?
If you are wondering what a Pink Drink with Matcha Cold Foam is, it is made of two main components. The first you guessed it, obviously the Pink Drink itself and then it is topped with a decent amount of Matcha Cold Foam giving the drink a pink bottom with a green top.
The drink became popular on TikTok and it is also known as the Cosmo and Wanda Drink. But you have to be specific about it when ordering as the baristas might not know the drink by its name.
The Pink Drink is made with three main ingredients, Strawberry Acai juice, Coconut milk, and freeze–dried strawberries which are blended with ice.
The barista will blend all of these into a blender and get this thick consistency pink smoothie-like texture.
The Acai base at Starbucks contains sugar and does not need other added sweeteners. It also includes green coffee extracts from which you can get that caffeine kick in your system.
Matcha Cold Foam
The Matcha cold foam is made with regular Vanilla cold foam that is blended with a scoop of matcha. Matcha is a powder derived from ground green tea. You can customize the scoop to your preference. Upon blending with the cold foam, the matcha gives the foam a bright green color that looks beautiful on top of the Pink Drink. You also get a kick of energy from the matcha powder.
It is entirely optional but getting an additional amount of strawberry drizzle on top maximizes the taste of the drink. It will make the drink sweeter and ten times tastier.
How much does the Pink Drink with Matcha Cold Foam cost?
If you order the Pink Drink with Matcha Cold Foam in a size Grande, it would cost you $6.65 plus taxes. If we break down the price of the drink, the Pink Drink itself would cost $4.75, the Vanilla cold foam on its own is $1.00 and one scoop of matcha is $0.90. if you wish to include Strawberry drizzle on top, that would cost you an extra few cents.
o Matcha Powder – The Matcha powder is what gives it a distinct green color on top. Matcha powder is ground green tea. The Matcha is blended with vanilla foam to get a foamy topping.
o Vanilla Cold Foam – The cold foam is the star of the show, it is what binds the drink together. It gives that creamy texture with every sip and gives the drink an elevated taste.
o Strawberry Acai – Starbucks strawberry acai base is made of [Water, Sugar, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Natural Green Coffee Flavor, Fruit and Vegetable Juice, Rebaudioside-a. This is a drink base that you cannot get anywhere except Starbucks. They do not even sell this flavor in retail shops.
o Coconut Milk – It is also an ingredient that gives the refresher a thick texture and makes it creamy.
o Ice – All of the ingredients except the cold foam and matcha are blended with ice to get a pink fruity drink.
How to order the Pink Drink with Matcha Cold Foam
Ordering the drink is pretty simple, just make sure you ask your barista by its recipe and not the name. As it is included in the secret menu, the baristas may not know what you are asking about from just the name.
Ask your server to get you a Grande Pink Drink with a Vanilla cold Foam on top that’s blended with Matcha powder. It’s as easy as that. You are left with a cool, sweet, and delicious drink which is beautiful to look at.
The drink is available in all Starbucks sizes like Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), Venti (24 ounces), and Trenta (30 ounces). The ordering example is for the Grande size and as it is fully customizable you can add however much matcha you want in it.
How to make Pink Drink with Matcha Foam at home
Ingredients for Pink Drink:
- 1 cup of strawberry acai refresher from Tasty (240 ml)
- ½ cup of coconut milk, full fat (120 ml)
- 2 tablespoons freezer-dried strawberries
- ½ cup of ice (210 g)
Ingredients for Matcha cold Foam:
- ½ cup of whole milk (120 ml)
- ½ cup heavy cream (120 ml)
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- To make the Pink Drink, prepare a large glass with the strawberry refresher and the coconut milk. Stir them together thoroughly to get a smooth consistency. Add the freeze-dried strawberries to them..
- To make the cold foam, in a medium to large bowl combine the milk, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract and matcha powder. Blend it all finely with an immersion blender.
- Top the strawberry acai refresher with the matcha vanilla foam blend and you just got yourself a DIY Starbucks Pink Drink with Matcha Cold Foam.