Homemade Organic 'Pink Drink' With Matcha Cold Foam
You don't have to be on social media for long to hear about the Starbucks Pink Drink with Matcha cold foam. A sweet, slightly tangy drink with chunks of strawberries, topped with a creamy matcha sweet foam.
After setting out to try this new Starbucks drink, I quickly discovered that it's expensive, has an artificial taste, and of course, isn't organic.
But I'm not quite ready to give this drink up – so I set out to recreate it with fresh, organic ingredients at a lower cost. What I ended up with is a truly delicious, fruity drink with no compromises.
Here's my receipt after ordering two "talls". This drink is $5.95 for 12 ounces, ouch!
Homemade Organic Pink Drink With Matcha Cold Foam
Beverages / Matcha
(3) 16 Ounce Glasses
You don't have to be on social media for long to hear about Starbuck's Pink Drink with Matcha Cold Foam. A sweet, slightly tangy drink with chunks of strawberries, topped with a creamy matcha foam. We decided we'd give a recipe a go, and came up with something organic, cheaper, and more refreshing!
1 Tbsp. Organic Premium Matcha
1/2 Cup of Half & Half
2 Tbsp. Simple Syrup
6 Tbsp. Organic Passion Tea
1 Cup (8 Ounces) White Grape Juice
1 Tsp. Simple Syrup
1/4 Cup – 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk (More milk = creamier)
Matcha Cold Foam
Making The Tea Concentrate
Start by pouring six tablespoons of Organic Passion Tea into a french press. I'm choosing a french press because I'll be able to absorb all the flavor I can from this tea.
Fill up the rest of your french press with hot water.
Place your french press into your freezer for 45-60 minutes to steep and cool.
Alternatively, place into refrigerator until cool (This will make a stronger concentrate) OR add ice cubes until cool (this will make the weakest but fastest batch)
While our tea steeps, you'll want to dice up fresh strawberries for later. We're doing one strawberry per glass, or three strawberries total.
Making The Pink Drink
Mix your passion tea concentrate with 1 cup of white grape juice, 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup of coconut milk, and 1 tablespoon of simple syrup.
Making The Matcha Cold Foam
Combine two teaspoons of simple syrup with one tablespoon of matcha in a mixing glass.
Add 1/2 a cup of half-and-half. Cold foam will grow in size, so we don't need a lot of milk.
With all of your ingredients in your mixing cup, begin to froth the milk. Frothing takes about 3-5 minutes, and you'll know it's ready when it's a beautiful green color with thick foam.
Putting it all together
Fill your glasses with ice and your strawberries.
Pour your pink drink first, leave room for your matcha cold foam
Slowly pour your matcha cold foam onto the floating ice. Pour slowly as to ensure the cold foam and tea don't mix instantly.