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Strawberry Acai Refresher Recipe (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)

Last Updated on January 4, 2024

Craving a Starbucks strawberry acai refresher but stuck at home? This wonderfully delicious and refreshing beverage has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years due to its unique combination of vibrant colors.

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In this blog post, we’ll provide you with an easy recipe, step-by-step DIY strawberry Acai lemonade drink at home that recreates the infamous drink right in your own kitchen.

Let’s get started!

Strawberry Acai Refresher Recipe (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)

  • Learn how to make a delicious and refreshing strawberry acai refresher at home with this easy recipe.
  • Gather fresh strawberriesgrape juiceacai powdergreen coffee or passion fruit extract, sweetener of your choice, ice cubes, and water for the ingredients.
  • Follow our step-by-step instructions to brew the tea, blend it with strawberries and acai powder, strain if desired, and serve over ice.
  • You can make this drink unique by adding variations like passion fruit tea or raspberries for different flavor profiles.

What Are Starbucks Refreshers?

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Starbucks Refreshers are a line of beverages introduced by Starbucks. Starbucks drinks are designed to refresh and revitalize customers.

Unlike Starbucks’ traditional coffee-based beverages, Refreshers are made from green coffee extractnatural fruit flavors, and a hint of caffeine.

This combination results in an incredibly refreshing and invigorating taste that is perfect for those seeking a cold and revitalizing beverage. Starbucks

Refreshers are available in various flavors, including Strawberry Acai drinkVery Berry Hibiscus, and Mango Dragonfruit.

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These drinks not only provide a refreshing pick-me-up, making them a popular choice for people who want a break from their regular coffee routine.

Whether it’s a hot summer day or you’re simply looking for an afternoon pick-me-up, Starbucks Refreshers are a delicious and rejuvenating option to consider. 

Ingredients for Copycat Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refreshers

If you enjoy tangy twists, try our delicious strawberry acai lemonade. 

Making this strawberry drink at home allows you to control the sweetness level while enjoying all that fruity goodness without breaking the bank!

Try experimenting with different variations such as substituting passion fruit tea for green tea or adding raspberries for some tangy flavor notes.

strawberry acai refresher ingredients

The key to making the perfect Starbucks copycat drinks is sourcing the right ingredients. Start with fresh, juicy strawberries that add natural sweetness and vibrant color to your refreshing strawberry drink. 

  • 1 1/2 cups grape juice – If you prefer a sweeter drink, consider adding some apple juice instead of granulated sugar. Or opt for white grape juice concentrate.
  • 1 1/2 cup Water – if you like a stronger taste, you can use lemonade instead of water.
  • 1/4 cup strawberries – fresh and ripe. If you can’t find fresh strawberries, you can use freeze-dried strawberries.
  • 1/2 tsp Passion fruit extract – refreshing tropical flavor.
  • 1/2 tsp Green coffee bean extract – green coffee bean powder is made from green coffee beans, as the main ingredient for our caffeine content.
  • 1 tsp Acai powder – The Açaí berry, native to Central and South America. You can usually find acai berries as a frozen puree or as a powdered extract in most health food stores or your local grocery stores.

*Optional: You can use maple syrup or simple syrup for extra sweetness. A splash of lemonade or coconut milk for an extra layer of flavor.

Caffeine Free Option

If you want a caffeine-free drink, you can leave out the green coffee powder!

Rest assured this doesn’t compromise on taste while keeping it delicious with every sip!

How To Make This Recipe 

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  1. To make the strawberry acai base, grab a jar, and mix both extracts and half a glass of water until dissolved.
  2. Add grape juice and finely chopped strawberries to the mixture, and stir until well combined.
  3. Fill a glass with crushed ice.
  4. Pour the drink into a glass. Whisk together and serve! Give everything another stir before garnishing with fresh strawberry slices or mint leaves for an added pop of color!

PS. Sip on this pink drink as is or serve it alongside your favorite brunch spread for a delightful start to any day! ☺️ 

Variations

The combination of strawberry and passion fruit creates a tropical flavor explosion that transports you to an island paradise.

For those who prefer a bit more sweetness, consider blending in some fresh raspberries or even a couple of teaspoons of maple syrup for natural sweetness.

This adds another layer of fruity goodness to your drink without overpowering the delicate flavors of strawberries and acai. Looking for something more refreshing?

Add some crushed mint leaves or cucumber slices for a cool and invigorating experience that will leave you feeling revitalized on hot summer days.

Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different combinations until you find your perfect variation of this delicious beverage.

Storage Tips

To ensure your homemade refresher stays fresh and delicious, here are some handy storage tips. 

Glass bottles or Mason jars with tight lids work well for storing as they help maintain flavor and prevent unwanted odors from seeping in.

Once properly sealed, store the drink in the refrigerator for up to three days. This will keep it chilled and ready to enjoy whenever you’re craving a fruity pick-me-up. 

Avoid freezing the Strawberry Acai Refresher as this can alter its taste and texture.

When ready to serve, give the stored refresher a good shake before pouring it into your favorite glass or bottle.

Serve over ice cubes for an extra refreshing experience on hot summer days!

Remember, freshness is key when enjoying this homemade delight, so consume leftovers within the designated storage period.

With these simple storage tips, you can savor your homemade Strawberry Acai Refresher long after its creation without compromising on taste or quality. 

strawberry acai lemonade recipe

Making your own strawberry acai refresher at home is simple and allows you to customize the flavors to your liking.

Whether you prefer a more caffeine-forward version or want to add a twist with other fruits like raspberries or passion fruit, the possibilities are endless.

With just a few ingredients and some easy steps, you can enjoy this refreshing and delicious beverage whenever you want.

So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds will thank you! 😉

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FAQs

1. HOW DO I MAKE A STRAWBERRY ACAI REFRESHER?

To make strawberry acai refresher, you will need the following ingredients: strawberries, acai powder, green coffee powder, water, or maple syrup for sweetness, and ice.

2. WHERE CAN I FIND FREEZE-DRIED ACAI POWDER?

Freeze-dried acai powder can be found at health food stores, specialty grocery stores, or online retailers that sell superfood powders.

3. CAN I USE DRIED STRAWBERRIES INSTEAD OF FRESH ONES?

Yes! If you prefer to use dried strawberries instead of fresh ones in your strawberry acai refresher recipe, simply replace the fresh strawberries with an equal amount of dried ones then blending them into a powder.

4. CAN I CUSTOMIZE MY STRAWBERRY ACAI REFRESHER RECIPE?

Certainly! You can customize your strawberry acai drink.

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Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher Recipe

Make your own delicious Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher at home with this easy recipe. Perfect for a refreshing summer drink! Try it now.
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 126kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

Instructions

  • To make the strawberry acai base, grab a jar, mix both extracts and half a glass of water until dissolved. (Note)
  • Add grape juice and finely chopped strawberries to the mixture, stir until well combined.
  • Fill a glass with crushed ice.
  • Pour the drink into a glass. Whisk together and serve! Give everything another stir before garnishing with fresh strawberry slices or mint leaves for an added pop of color!

Notes

Note: If you want a caffeine-free drink, you can leave out the green coffee powder! Rest assured this doesn’t compromise on taste while keeping it delicious with every sip!

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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