Looking to save money this summer, but still want to enjoy tasty seasonal drinks? Great news: the summer 2022 Starbucks summer drink, the Paradise Refresher, is super simple to make at home! Combining the fruity flavors of pineapple and passionfruit with the creaminess of coconut, this fast and easy beverage is a must try at home this summer!
NOTE: To clear up any confusion, Starbucks offers a Pineapple Passionfruit Refresher that contains no coconut milk. Once you add the coconut, the drink becomes their Paradise Refresher. You can also specify if you’d like the drink blended to become icy and frothy as opposed to poured over ice cubes.
TIP: I recommend using Ceres passionfruit juice. I found it was most affordable at Cost Plus World Market.
TIP: You can either serve this poured over ice cubes or throw it all in a blender and serve it blended, like a slushie. Just be sure your blender is powerful enough to break down ice cubes!
NOTE: This drink is not naturally caffeinated. You can add green tea extract, if you want that extra boost of caffeine, but it’s not necessary.
Copycat Starbucks Paradise Refresher
(Original recipe: An Edible Mosaic)
1/2 C pineapple juice
1/2 C passionfruit juice
2 TBSP canned unsweetened coconut milk, stirred well
1 C crushed ice
2 TBSP canned crushed pineapple in juice, drained
OPTIONAL: 1/8 tsp green coffee extract
Stir together all ingredients. Serve.