DIY Starbucks: Pineapple Refresher Starbucks Recipe and More

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Last updated on November 30th, 2023

Pineapple refresher Starbucks recipe

Who doesn’t crave a sip of Starbucks’ tropical drinks on a hot summer day? Especially one that’s got all the tropical flavors of pineapple and passionfruit. But let’s be honest, $5 for a fruit-flavored drink? Nah, that’s a pass. After all, when you get the chance, why not make your own, right?

Here’s the deal. I got for you a simplified copycat version of the Starbucks Pineapple Passion Fruit Refresher. And the good part is you can make it at home with only four ingredients – pineapple juice, passionfruit juice, green tea, and freeze-dried pineapple. This drink is sweet and tropical, just like the Starbucks version, without any added sugar. Our homemade version is made with real pineapple and passionfruit juice – a clear win.

Customizing Your Starbucks Pineapple Refresher

Ain’t no fun in drinking the same old drink, right? Well, you can jazz up your Pineapple Refresher with a whole lot of choices. Wanna make it a Lemonade Refresher? Just add lemonade.

Feel like having a tropical paradise in your glass? Add coconut milk. Starbucks’ Pineapple Refresher is already sweet and tangy, but if you’re up for an adventure, why not give it a twist? You’re gonna love the chewy pieces of freeze-dried pineapple in it. And remember, whether you add lemonade or coconut milk, you’re still getting a fantastic cold drink – without shelling out five bucks.

Ingredients Required for the Pineapple Passionfruit Refresher

Alright, time to roll up our sleeves and gather up the ingredients. For our Pineapple Passion Fruit Refresher, we’re gonna need some pineapple juice and passionfruit juice – the real stuff, not that artificially flavored junk. Then we’re moving on to green tea. Now hold on, it ain’t your usual hot tea. We’re gonna brew this one and cool it down for that extra zing.

And last but not least, the star of the show – freeze-dried pineapple. Now, if you wanna make the Starbucks version, just swap the real juices for natural flavors and add in sweetened sugar. But we’re not gonna stop just at that, right?

For a Lemonade Refresher, grab a cup of lemonade. And if you’re going for the Paradise Drink, get a cup of coconut milk. Remember to use the one you’ll find in the dairy section next to other non-dairy milk.

An Easy-to-Follow Pineapple Refresher Starbucks Recipe

Ready to whip up your tropical drink? Hang tight ’cause we’ve got a simple recipe that’s gonna get you your homemade Pineapple Refresher in just about 5 minutes.

Brewing the Green Tea Base

Let’s get the ball rolling with brewing the green tea. Now, you might be wondering why I’m suggesting green tea and not the green coffee extract used by Starbucks. Well, not only does green tea give the drink a subtle earthy flavor, but it also adds a caffeine boost. Plus, it’s easier to find in your local grocery store and totally affordable. So, in goes the green tea for brewing.

But hey, if you’re not a fan of the tea flavor or don’t want the caffeine, no worries. Just replace the green tea with water. Now, the question might pop up – can I use store-bought tea instead? Sure you can! Whether you use home-brewed or store-bought, the goal is to have a chilled, refreshing drink. So, get brewing, or not, and prepare for a delicious mocktail in the confines of your own kitchen.

Preparing the Pineapple Passionfruit Base

Alright, let’s get down to business and start preparing the pineapple passionfruit base for our DIY Starbucks refresher. Kick things off with ¼ cup of passionfruit powder. This little gem gives you the true tropical flavor that’ll transport you straight to the sandy beaches of Hawaii.

Next up, add a cup of freshly chopped pineapple. If you’re wondering ‘Can I use store-bought pineapple juice?’ Well, sure you can, but nothing beats the juicy sweetness of fresh pineapple, am I right?

Now, sprinkle a cup of granulated sugar to sweeten the mix, but remember, we ain’t making candy here. You don’t want your drink to be teeth-achingly sweet. It’s a delicious drink, not a dessert. In case you wish to add a little raspberry twist, squirt in a small amount of raspberry syrup.

Don’t go overboard, or you’ll end up with a raspberry refresher. Stir everything up really nicely until well mixed. There you have it; your pineapple passionfruit base is ready.

Assembling the Pineapple Passion Fruit Refresher

Time to assemble our tropical joy in a cup. Start by laying down a good ol’ layer of ice cubes in a glass. Pour in the pineapple passionfruit base, and top off with your brewed green tea. Green tea ain’t just for sipping with cookies. It adds a nice little zing to your tropical drinks, plus it’s healthy too. You’re adding around 45 mg of caffeine to your refresher, which isn’t too much. It’s just enough to give you a little pick-me-up without making you jittery.

Give everything a good stir until well combined, and voila! There you have it. Your very own pineapple passion fruit refresher that’d make even Starbucks green with envy. It’s cool, it’s refreshing, it’s got a tropical punch that’d make you want to don your Hawaiian shirt and lounge by the poolside. But remember, don’t gulp it down. Savor it slow.

Storing and Serving Your Homemade Refresher

If you’ve got some leftovers, keep them in the fridge in an airtight jar for up to 2-3 days. You can jazz up your leftovers by adding some ice and diced pineapple. Serve it in a tall glass and enjoy the refreshing taste. Just remember, adding ice and diced pineapple to the pitcher might water it down a touch. But hey, it’ll still be your homemade tropical delight. Enjoy!

Wrapping It Up

Having a pineapple refresher from Starbucks in your hand is like holding a little slice of tropical paradise. But now, you have the home advantage. You can whip up your own refreshing drink, just the way you like it. Use those exact ingredients, follow those easy steps, and voila, you’ve got your own Starbucks at home. No more waiting in line, no more paying through the nose. Just you, sipping on that sweet, sweet pineapple refresher.

So, here’s to brewing your own pineapple refresher. Here’s to savoring that sweet, tangy taste and feeling that cool, refreshing sensation. Here’s to being your own barista and creating your own slice of tropical paradise. Here’s to a refreshing drink that’s as easy to make as it is delicious. Cheers!


Homemade Pineapple Passion Fruit Refresher

Quench your thirst with the tropical bliss of our Homemade Pineapple Passion Fruit Refresher!  Let the juicy pineapple and exotic passion fruit take your taste buds on a refreshing journey.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time9 minutes
Course: Drinks, Quick & Easy
Keyword: Homemade Pineapple Passion Fruit Refresher
Servings: 2
Author: The Endless Appetite


  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup passionfruit juice
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1 cup freeze-dried pineapple
  • Optional: 1 cup coconut milk or lemonade for customization
  • Optional: 1/4 cup raspberry syrup


  • Brewing the Green Tea Base: a. Brew the green tea bags in hot water for a refreshing base. b. If you prefer a caffeine-free version, use water instead.
  • Preparing the Pineapple Passionfruit Base: a. In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup passionfruit powder, 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple, 1 cup granulated sugar, and optional raspberry syrup. b. Stir until well mixed to create the pineapple passionfruit base.
  • Assembling the Pineapple Passion Fruit Refresher: a. Fill a glass with ice cubes. b. Pour in the pineapple passionfruit base. c. Top it off with the brewed green tea.
  • Final Touch: a. Stir the ingredients in the glass until well combined. b. Optional: Customize with coconut milk or lemonade for a unique twist.
  • Storing and Serving: a. Keep leftovers in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. b. Before serving, add ice and diced pineapple for a refreshing touch.


  • Savor the drink slowly to enjoy the tropical flavors.
  • Customize with coconut milk or lemonade for a personal touch.
  • Leftovers can be enhanced with added ice and diced pineapple.

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