Guava Passionfruit Drink, a copycat recipe for one of the pink coconut milk drinks from Starbucks. This DIY version uses fresh guava juice, passionfruit juice, coconut milk and a homemade pineapple-ginger syrup to make a delicious smooth and creamy dairy-free iced beverage identical to the original.
At first sip, the iced guava passionfruit drink from Starbucks transports thirst quenchers to a tropical paradise. With this easy copycat recipe, you can enjoy that same sweet and refreshing tropic flavor without ever leaving home.
This tasty recreation uses just 4-ingredients, pineapple-ginger syrup, coconut milk, guava and passion fruit juice to make a tart and sweet “pink drink” in less than 5 minutes.
Here’s why you should make a DIY guava passionfruit drink at home:
- Quick and easy. Follow just a few simple steps and make your favorite fruity drink in less than 5 minutes.
- Budget-friendly. $5+ a day at Starbucks can add up quick. Make copycat Starbucks drinks for a fraction of the cost.
- Delicious! Smooth, creamy and packed with incredible fresh fruit flavor.
Ready to be your own barista and shake up some drinks? Let’s do it.
🥥 Ingredients & Equipment
Iced guava passionfruit drink is made with just four flavor forward ingredients and basic equipment to make a tasty drink that rivals any coffeehouse.
Ingredients for Guava Passionfruit Drink
- Coconut Milk (unsweetened): adds flavor, creaminess and thickens without adding any dairy or thickening agents to the mix.
- Guava Juice: has a sweet and tart taste. If possible use fresh-squeezed. Otherwise, it is readily available in bottles, usually in the international food asisle. Goya, JuMex or Maaza are three popular brands.
- Passionfruit Juice: is sweet, tart and fragrant (look for Goya or Welch’s if not squeezed fresh).
- Pineapple Ginger-Syrup: adds sweetness to balance the tart guava and passion fruit while adding subtle pineapple-ginger flavor.
- Recommended Tools: cocktail shaker, strainer, tall glasses
Ingredients for Pineapple Ginger Syrup
Below are the ingredients you’ll need, but see our full recipe and instructions for Pineapple Ginger Syrup.
- Pineapple Juice
- Ginger Juice (or minced fresh ginger)
- Granulated Sugar
📖 How to Make Starbucks Guava Drink
1️⃣ Make the pineapple ginger simple syrup
In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring pineapple juice and ginger juice (or minced ginger) to a boil.
Once boiling, stir in granulated sugar and continue to stir until it dissolves completely (about 5 minutes). Continue to simmer until liquid thickens in to a syrup (2-3 minutes more). Remove from heat and let cool.
For more helpful information on how to make Starbucks pineapple-ginger syrup, make sure to check out our pineapple ginger syrup Starbucks copycat post.
2️⃣ Build the drink
In a cocktail shaker (or tall glass), pour in coconut milk, guava juice, passionfruit juice and pineapple-ginger syrup. Add ice. Shake well (or stir vigorously to combine).
3️⃣ Serve & enjoy!
Fill a tall glass with fresh ice. Strain guava passion fruit drink over fresh ice and serve.
✨ Quick Tips
Serve with fresh ice. While you can just serve with the ice the drink was shaken with, your beverage will be so much prettier if you strain passion fruit drink over fresh ice. Serving iced drinks over fresh ice also keeps the drink from becoming watered down as quickly.
Want it sweeter? Slowly add one tablespoon of pineapple-ginger syrup (or simple syrup) to mixture until desired sweetness is reached.
Make it a mixed drink. Add 1/4 cup of coconut-flavored rum to guava passion fruit drink before shaking. Strain over fresh ice OR blend with ice for a guava passionfruit frozen cocktail.
According to the Starbucks website, the ingredients in Starbucks guava passion fruit drink are ice, guava flavored juice blend, coconut milk and pineapple-ginger syrup. Our copycat version uses similar ingredients but we are using freshly squeezed juices and fresh made syrup.
The Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink is still available at Starbucks at the time of this writing (August 2021). This popular pink drink was added to the permanent dairy-free offerings.
The Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink at Starbucks is caffeine-free, as well as this homemade version.
The Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink does not contain dairy. It is made with guava and passionfruit juices, pineapple ginger syrup, and coconut milk, which is dairy-free.
🧊 How to Store
The best part about making coffeehouse copycat recipes is being able to make more than one serving. One to sip on now and one to sip on later.
- Storing: Strain drink into a glass airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days. Before serving, stir with a spoon to incorporate any coconut milk that may have separated.
- Freezing: We do not recommend freezing this drink as the coconut milk will become watery after thawing.
More Starbucks Iced Drinks Copycats
Looking for more copycat recipes for your favorite Starbucks iced beverages? Look no further:
Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink
For Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 cup guava juice
- 1/2 cup passionfruit juice
- 1.5 tablespoons Pineapple Ginger Syrup instructions below
- 1 cup ice
For Pineapple Ginger Syrup
- 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup ginger juice or 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- Make the pineapple simple syrup: Combine pineapple and ginger juices (or minced ginger) in a small saucepan and bring to simmering boil. Once the juice is boiling, pour in granulated sugar and stir continuously until it is completely dissolved, about five minutes. Continue cooking and stirring the syrup until it begins to thicken, about 2-3 minutes more. Remove the saucepan from heat and let the syrup cool.
- Combine the drink ingredients: In a cocktail shaker, mix the coconut milk, guava juice blend, passionfruit juice, and pineapple ginger simple syrup. Add ice, then shake well to combine. To serve, pour into glasses with more ice (if needed).
- Can’t find guava or passionfruit juices? We had trouble finding guava and passionfruit juices in our regular grocery stories, however we were able to find them at a local Mexican market and also on Amazon.