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Keto Pink Drink At Home – Cheap and Easy!

By now you have probably heard about the Instagram famous Keto Pink Drink! No, it is not called the “pink drink” at Starbucks, but it is a low carb take on the popular Strawberry Acai Refreshers that Starbucks sells that are loaded with sugar.

The drink is fun to drink because, well, it’s pink!!!  You can order this drink at Starbucks, but it comes out at nearly $4 for TEA! You can buy a BOX of this tea for that same price, I cringe at the Starbucks prices because it truly takes pennies to make some drinks!

Being the cheap gal that I am, I found a way to make this delicious drink at home for a much cheaper price!

If you live under a rock and haven’t heard about this pink drink, it is iced passion tea, with heavy cream and sugar-free vanilla syrup! However, just be aware that recently Starbucks reformulated their sugar-free vanilla syrup and it now contains Maltodextrin, yuck!

This hardly even counts as a recipe since it’s only 3 ingredients – but it truly is magical!

You can adjust the ingredients to your liking. Adjust the sweetener to your liking and the amount of heavy cream to fit your macros.

Start by gathering the many ingredients needed for this recipe, aka Tazo Passion Tea, heavy whipping cream, and sweetener of your choice! I prefer to use the Torani Sugar-Free Vanilla syrup as it is the closest to the Starbucks Sugar-Free Vanilla flavor.

Brew the passion tea as instructed – I actually placed 4 tea bags in my coffee pot and brewed some hot water so I had enough tea for a few pink drinks with minor effort.

Once the tea is brewed, I suggest placing it in the fridge and allowing it to cool. Once the tea is cool, add some ice to a glass and add some tea.

Up next add 2-3 TBSP of heavy cream into the tea – that gives it the milky pink amazing color that we ALLLLLL just love! (TOTALLY INSTAGRAM WORTHY)

Andddd the very last step is to sweeten to your liking, I am a sweet tea drinking gal so I have always liked my tea on the sweeter side.

Mix it all together and you will have your super simple, super cheap, Starbucks Copycat Pink Drink, yum!

Now grab your cell phones and selfie! Who doesn’t love this fabulous pink drink! Even better when you put it in a reusable Starbucks cup that you can pick up at Starbucks!

4.5 from 4 votes
Keto Pink Drink
Prep Time
5 mins
Keyword: keto, pink drink, tea
Servings: 1 Drink
Author: katherinesalom
  • 1 bag Brewed Tazo Tea (chilled)
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Sugar Free Syrup
  1. Brew Tea and place in refrigerator to chill

  2. Pour tea over ice

  3. Add in heavy cream and sweetener to your liking

Enjoy your delicious pink drink, y’all!

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  • Reply
    October 24, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    5 stars
    Definitely gonna have to try this! Love your channel and recipes!

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      October 24, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

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    Jessica B
    October 25, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    I just made a big mason jar full of passion tea! I have one pink drink a day, right between lunch and dinner to help prevent snacking. Love it!!!

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    Risa Leone
    October 26, 2018 at 2:03 am

    5 stars
    I had a version of this at work. I fast during the day so I left the heavy whipping cream out but it was good with the passion tea, sugar free vanilla syrup and ice!

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    November 29, 2018 at 2:12 am

    4 stars
    :::climbs out from under rock:::
    This sounds great! I’ll definitely try it! I’d suggest making the tea into ice cubes so you can use them and not water down the flavor?

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    December 1, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I like to add a ZipFizz to mine to add an abundance of B-vitamins, around a quarter of your daily magnesium and potassium, as well as caffeine to get a GREAT energy boost! For this particular drink, my favorite flavors of ZipFizz are Black Cherry (by far the best!!!), blue raspberry, and fruit punch. It’s all about experimenting to find your preferred flavor profile. 🙂 I just love that by adding ZipFizz to this drink I can get the fat to keep me satiated, a big energy boost (I am not a coffee person, so I otherwise do not get the pleasure of caffeine), and a great deal of electrolytes/nutrients!

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      Julia M Thomas
      February 16, 2019 at 10:03 pm

      I was SOOOOOooooo excited to hear about ZipFizz until you got to the word ‘caffeine’ and then my happy bubble burst! I’m allergic to all forms of caffeine. No Chocolate, no coffee, no true teas (herbal is ok) or anything where caffeine has been added. Yes… it sucks to be me. lol. But after 17 years of being caffeine free, I’m okay without it. I just get overly excited about something that I think I can have that sounds really great and then I realize it has caffeine. All the rest of the ingredients in ZipFizz sound like they would do me so much good! Wish they made it caffeine free!

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      February 17, 2019 at 5:59 pm

      What the jeck is Zip Fiz & where do you get it ?

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    February 4, 2019 at 8:10 am

    4 stars
    I work at Starbucks, and I can tell you the closest thing I’ve found to the actual Strawberry Acai refresher that we use is a drink brand called “Ice”. It comes in a strawberry kiwi flavor. The Strawberry Acai has a sort of mild fizzy to it, and the “ice” drink has that same mild fizzyness. The flavor is in my opinion dead on, and the “ice” drink is keto too! I’m planning to try mine soon with almond milk instead, because I’m trying to cut back on dairy. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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      April 13, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      Doesn’t Starbuck’s use coconut milk from the carton? This is my granddaughter’s favorite drink and I’d need it as close as possible.

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        May 5, 2019 at 1:58 pm

        I can confirm Branna as I work at starbucks the Pink drink is Strawberry Acai Tea, coconut milk and dried strawberry pieces. If you have any starbucks cup the tea is to the bottom line and the coconut milk is to the top then the rest ice.

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        February 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm

        They do use coconut milk in the original recipe, however this is a keto version which replaces sugar and carbs with lower carb options. Just switch the ingredients to coconut milk and vanilla simple syrup and you will get the same drink!

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    February 13, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    How do you keep the heavy whipping cream from separating into tiny pieces?

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