If Valentine’s Day has you daydreaming about delicious chocolate covered strawberries, then you are going to love this simple 4 ingredient drink that tastes like a chocolate covered strawberry in a glass! Introducing my Copycat Starbucks Chocolate Covered Pink Drink, a better-for-you twist on the not-so-secret Starbucks secret menu item! This drink is made from a creamy strawberry base and is topped with a sweet, chocolatey cold foam that is so good, it’ll make you want to ditch your morning coffee.
It may only be January, but I am already dreaming of warm spring days. It has been so cold in the San Francisco Bay Area this winter, and I am ready for the sunshine! I can’t wait for the warm days of sitting outside with my boys and sipping on a cool, refreshing drink… like my version of the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pink Drink!
If you’re a Starbucks fiend, then you may already know about this delicious drink. It’s an off-menu item, meaning that it’s not on their advertised menu. It takes the traditional Pink Drink that you know and love and combines it with a sweet, chocolatey cold foam, for a drink that literally tastes like a chocolate covered strawberry in a glass. You may be wondering, “if it’s so good, why not just go out and get it?” and friends, there are a few reasons for that!
If you’ve been to my blog before, then you may know that I LOVE sharing a good Starbucks copycat recipe. Not just because it’s infinitely faster (and cheaper) to make these drinks at home, rather than wait in line at the drive-thru, but also because Starbucks drinks are known for sneakily packing in the added sugars and filler ingredients. Now, I fully believe in not demonizing any foods, and that includes Starbucks! But when you’re looking to make healthier swaps, starting with your morning drink is one of the easiest places to begin. Especially when you can make a healthy, better-for-you version that tastes just as good as the “real” thing!
Friends, did you know that a typical Starbucks Pink Drink contains over 15 different ingredients? It’s true! While this drink may look simple, it is filled with additives. Luckily, this version comes together with just four simple, easy, and healthy ingredients. What could be better than that?
To make this drink, start by adding the strawberries and coconut milk to a blender. You can leave the tops on the strawberries and place them in the blender whole – just make sure they’re washed thoroughly! Blend the strawberries and coconut milk until they’re smooth and creamy, then transfer the mixture to a tall glass, filled with ice.
Next, prepare the chocolate cold foam. Add the coconut milk, maple syrup, and cocoa powder to a separate glass and whisk to combine. I like to use an electric whisk or milk frother to make this cold foam nice and frothy! Once the cold foam is done, pour it over top of the pink drink. Give it a light stir, then serve and enjoy!
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