The Copycat Starbucks Dragon Drink is a Cool and Flavorful Drink with Flavors from the Tropics
The recipe is obviously not a Thai recipe that we know of but it's reminiscent of something you would get at one of the beach resorts. Starbucks has also been a source of inspiration for us as their ideas usually good. They also do a lot of user testing so we don't have to.
Dragonfruit is actually a fruit from the tropics of the Americas that grows well in Thailand. There are two kinds usually available, Red and White. The white is what is in the picture below, avoid that if you want the attractive pink color.
It gives a great bright pink color, contrasted with black seeds and is easy to cut into cubes. We were able to get the employees at Starbucks to show us the containers they use to make it. The Starbucks website also lists the ingredients so it's pretty easy to make a workable copycat. When you make it yourself you also have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you are putting in your body.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THE COPYCAT DRAGON DRINK:
- 2 cups of ice
- ½ cup of fresh red dragonfruit, cut into small cubes
- 4 oz. of unsweetened coconut milk
- 8 oz. of white grape juice
- 1 tsp. green coffee powder (available on at this link, I linked it exactly for you amazon.com)
- a shaker
HOW TO MAKE THE COPYCAT MANGO DRAGONFRUIT REFRESHER
- Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and shake everything together in order to break the dragonfruit, so it provides the divine pink-reddish, light pink, color for the drink.
**** According to this copycat recipe, you’ll have a venti homemade dragon drink (20 oz.), my shaker is not big enough to do it at once. It’d be better if you know your shaker size, so you don’t overload the ingredients into the shaker. ****
For this recipe, you save money if you plan to make more than one drink. The ingredients we bought were about $15, in total, but we were able to make approximately 5 drinks with it. Plus, the leftover green coffee extract is touted as being a metabolic boosting supplement you can use for other drinks. It's about $5 for a red dragonfruit, make sure it says, "red", dragon fruit on the label. The green coffee extract is a bit more pricy but you don't need much for each drink.
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