If Starbucks Violet Drink is your favorite colored drink, we’ve got some good news for you. You can easily make it in your kitchen with only five simple ingredients.
And what’s not to like about this refreshing drink? It’s sweet and delicious and it looks amazing with its vibrant purple color. But, what is exactly involved in making this vibrant Starbucks beverage?
We’ll show you one of our favorite starbuck’s classic recipes.
How to Make Starbucks Violet Drink
This wonderful, colorful drink may seem difficult to make, but believe us, you’ll have no problem making it in your kitchen. The ingredients required are pretty simple and easy to find, so no worries in that part.
What you need is mixed berry juice, herbal hibiscus tea, freeze-dried blackberries, coconut milk, and ice. That’s it. The combination of these ingredients makes the authentic flavor of Starbucks Violet Drink that tastes sweet, tart, and tropical at the same time. This makes it an ideal drink for the summer.
Here’s some information about the ingredients that may help you in case you’ve run out of any of them.
Hibiscus tea has certain health properties so you can find it in health stores along with grocery stores. You can also make it at home with dried hibiscus flowers.
In case you don’t like it or don’t have it when making this refreshing drink, substitute it with mixed berry herbal tea, Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea, or rose petal tea.
Coconut milk is the ingredient that gives this drink creaminess and silky richness while also providing a classic coconut flavor. As you can see, this is a pretty important ingredient for both, the flavor and the consistency of the beverage.
However, if you don’t have coconut milk and you’re desperate for some violet-hued sips, try using any type of milk.
Even though the taste won’t be the same, it can do the work as long as you add half and half or heavy cream to make the drink enough creamy, and a few drops of coconut extract for a coconut flavor. Consider using oat milk, soy milk, or almond milk as well.
Let’s talk about freeze-dried berries. Besides giving the drink a fruity flavor, they are responsible for the drink’s stunning purple color. Starbucks uses freeze-dried blackberries, but in case you don’t have them, feel free to use another type of freeze-dried berries such as strawberries or blueberries.
You can find freeze-dried fruit in grocery stores and online. As an alternative, you can use fresh berries or frozen berries that will defrost gradually and make the beverage even more refreshing.
The ingredient that we didn’t mention so far is the green coffee extract. Even though Starbucks uses it in the preparation of their popular purple iced beverage for a caffeine boost, you can omit it without affecting the flavor.
To give this iced drink a caffeinated kick, use green tea or order green coffee bean extract online. We decided to omit this ingredient to make the recipe simpler and easier, but it’s up to you.
As you can see, ingredient substitutions are possible in case you don’t have any of the ingredients, or you want to change it for any reason.
Another great news about this violet drink is that all the ingredients are keto-friendly, provided that you use unsweetened coconut milk and berry juice with zero refined sugar. Therefore, don’t feel guilty if you drink it while on a keto diet.
On the other hand, if you prefer your Violet drink sweeter, add some honey, sugar, or simple syrup.
What about calories? Starbucks Violet Drink, the Grande size or 16 ounces, contains only 110 calories which is great. But this recipe is even lower in calories – 16 ounces of your homemade violet drink has only 95 calories, provided that you don’t use any type of sweetener. Isn’t that amazing?
One of the most common problems during the preparation process includes coconut milk curdling when mixing it with acidic hibiscus tea. To prevent this from happening, shake the mixture vigorously using a mason jar with a lid or a cocktail shaker before pouring it into the glass.
Another useful information about the preparation process is that hibiscus tea should be steeped so that the flavor can develop. For best results, use it cold when making the beverage.
Starbucks Violet Drink may not be the healthiest drink on the planet, but the coconut milk and hibiscus tea in it do possess some pretty impressive health benefits. What’s more, you can use high-quality ingredients and reduce the sweetness for an even healthier beverage.
1 servings per container
Serving Size1 servings
- Amount Per ServingCalories95
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 2g 4%
- Saturated Fat 2g 10%
- Sodium 10mg 1%
- Potassium 185mg 6%
- Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Sugars 19g
- Protein 1g 2%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Who knew that the stunning purple and flavorful Starbucks Violet Drink is so easy to make? With a few simple and easy-to-find ingredients, you can make it at home and enjoy it with your family. The ingredients are keto-friendly and the entire beverage contains only 95 calories. Plus, it contains hibiscus tea which possesses some pretty impressive health properties. What more to ask from a delicious, attractive, and refreshing drink in the summer?