The new pink drink on Starbucks’ official menu is the Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink! This tropical drink is now available to create at home! The flavors of guava, pineapple, and coconut come together perfectly in this DIY imitation guava cocktail recipe. It’s a quick and easy dairy-free fruity drink that takes less than 5 minutes to create.
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This year, Starbucks introduced three new coconut milk-based iced drinks: Iced Golden Ginger, Pineapple Matcha, and this caffeine-free Guava drink. I’ve been purchasing them from Starbucks a lot lately, but I think it’s now time to prepare this delightful guava drink at home.
This handmade iced guava passionfruit drink is the real deal, with the same soft pink color and exquisite flavor as the Starbucks version. It’s one of the most straightforward Starbucks iced drinks to create.
Give me all the guava! Guava appears to be the taste of the season this spring and summer, and I’ve been using it into everything from sweets to cocktails to this sophisticated non-alcoholic afternoon pick-me-up.
WHAT IS ICED GUAVA PASSIONFRUIT DRINK?
Starbucks has a new iced beverage called Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink. “Guava juice blend with notes of passionfruit hand-shaken with flavors of pineapple and ginger along with coconutmilk and ice for a beautifully smooth and creamy beverage to enhance your day,” according to Starbucks’ website.
WHAT IS IN A GUAVA PASSIONFRUIT DRINK?
- Guava Juice –It gives this cocktail a tropical sweetness. It’s available at your local grocery shop or on Amazon.
- Pineapple Juice – The pineapple flavor comes from the pineapple ginger syrup in the original Starbucks guava drink. I like to use pineapple juice since it adds a fresher flavor to the drink. Pineapple Syrup can be ordered online from Amazon if you choose to use it.
- Ginger –I used ginger powder to save time, but you may alternatively use fresh ginger or stem ginger. If you don’t like ginger in your drink, you can leave it out.
- Coconut Milk –It gives this drink a velvety richness and creaminess. Coconut milk beverage is preferable to canned coconut milk, which has substantial chunks of the white substance.
- Ice cubes
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HOW TO MAKE ICED GUAVA PASSIONFRUIT DRINK AT HOME
- Combine the ginger powder and pineapple juice in a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, then add the ginger and pineapple juice mixture. (If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, any large container with a top that fits the container will suffice.)
- Guava juice should be added.
- Pour the coconut milk into the pot.
- Close the lid. Shake the shaker vigorously for about 30 seconds with both hands (one on each item).
- Half-fill a glass with ice. The mixture should then be strained into the glass. Serve and enjoy right away.
HOW TO GET THAT GEORGEUS PINK COLOR
The hue was the second thing I had to deal with while re-creating this recipe. Every Iced guava Passionfruit juice, juice blend, or nectar I found was a pale to dark orange color.
The hue of the Starbucks drink is a lovely, cool, pale pink, and looking at the ingredients, we can see that the color comes from the guava juice blend’s mix of fruit and vegetable liquids (radish and cherry specifically).
As a result, I decided that sour cherry juice would be a fantastic addition, bringing color, balancing tartness, and another fruity flavor aspect. And it was ideal! I compared the flavor and color of this recipe to the original Starbucks beverage, and they were eerily similar.
SWEET, OR LESS SWEET?
- One thing I’ll say about the original Starbucks beverage is that it’s quite sweet. In general, I want my afternoon drinks to be less sugary than dessert-level sweet, and this one was almost as sweet as a milkshake.
- That may explain why my daughter kept saying, “This is SO GOOD!”
” she said as she sipped hers. So, while I tried to make this recipe as true to the original as possible, I did reduce the sweetness slightly.
- If you want it sweeter, simply increase the amount of syrup called for in the recipe. Begin by increasing the amount from to 34 oz (1 1/2 tbsp), then to 1 oz (2 tbsp), and then to 1/4 oz (1 tsp) increments.
FRUIT JUICES VS. NECTARS
It’s typical to come across a number of containers labeled “nectars” when shopping for exotic fruit juices. So, what is a nectar, exactly?
When it comes to fruit-based beverages, nectars are created from fruits that aren’t particularly juicy and must be blended to extract juice, such as peaches. The end result is thick and unpalatable without the addition of water and sugar.
In general, nectars are sweet and thick, so use them sparingly and dilute them well.
I tried this recipe with Goya Guava Nectar and found it to be far too thick and sweet for this application.
The drink’s texture resembled that of a smoothie rather than a cool, afternoon treat. Finally, I chose the Ceres Guava juice blend since it had a light, silky texture from the water and other juices in the blend while maintaining the true guava flavor.
Pineapple ginger syrup vs. simple syrup
- Mixture of guava juice (I used Ceres)
- Coconut milk is a delicious dairy product.
- Mixture of passion fruit juices (I used Ceres)
- Cherry juice with a tang
- Pineapple ginger syrup OR simple syrup
This recipe is simple and quick to prepare, requiring simply the preparation of a small batch of simple syrup (full details in the recipe below).
Don’t worry, simple syrup is easy to make: just combine equal parts water and sugar in a mixing bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves.
TIPS AND TRICKS
- To ensure that the ginger powder dissolves completely, mix it with a tiny amount of liquid first. Mix thoroughly until there are no powder clumps in the mixture.
- If you don’t like the taste of ginger, you can leave it out and the flavor and color of your drink will not be affected.
- Use unsweetened coconut milk for a healthier guava drink. You don’t need to add any sweetness because guava juice is naturally sweet.
REVIEW OF STARBUCKS ICED GUAVA PASSIONFRUIT DRINK
There’s been a lot of buzz on Instagram and other social media since Starbucks released this drink this spring. The new Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink has lived up to the expectations, and most Starbucks lovers seem to prefer it to its sister drinks, Iced Golden Ginger Drink and Iced Pineapple Matcha.
With a tinge of pineapple taste, the guava and coconut milk are more noticeable. Ginger is barely discernible. Overall, it’s a fantastically refreshing drink that’s perfect for a hot summer day!
AN EASY RECIPE THAT CAN HANDLE SUBSTITUTIONS
This recipe is simple and employs the Ceres brand of juice blends, which is widely available. You are welcome to try this with other brands, but I cannot guarantee the outcome.
I tried the recipe with both Ceres and Goya and discovered that the Goya was substantially sweeter (it was a nectar, not a juice, by the way). So keep that in mind when shopping for Iced guava passionfruit juice, and remember that you can always adjust the recipe to fit your personal preferences if the juice tastes a little sweeter with a different brand.
Remove the syrup if the drink is far too sweet when you first make it. If it’s still overly sweet, reduce the amount of guava juice to 2 ounces.Print
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the iced Guava Passionfruit drink discontinued?
While we try to refill some of your other favorite beverages, the Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink will be temporarily unavailable. Thank you for being so patient!
Is the Starbucks iced Guava Passionfruit drink good?
It had a great, creamy texture, and the tastes went together beautifully! We’d order this delicious treat again in a heartbeat!
What’s in the Starbucks guava Passionfruit drink?
Guava juice with passionfruit undertones is hand-shaken with pineapple and ginger tastes, coconutmilk, and ice to create a deliciously smooth and creamy beverage to brighten your day.
Is the guava Passionfruit drink healthy?
“This drink has a trendy name that suggests it has health benefits, but sadly, all it gives is a lot of extra calories and added sugars,” she explains.
What does a Guava Passion Fruit Drink like?
This drink is light and refreshing, with a tropical flavor profile. It’s a little sweet, but it’s got a great creaminess to it. With a tinge of pineapple taste, the guava juice and coconut milk stand out more. The ginger flavor is so mild that you can’t know it’s there.
Does this guava drink have caffeine?
No, this drink doesn’t contain any caffeine, so you can enjoy it at any time of the day
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