Pink Drink With Vanilla Cold Foam

Iced coffee is the perfect drink for summer. It's refreshing, delicious, and it can be made in so many different ways! If you're looking for a unique spin on your iced coffee, try this Pink Drink With Vanilla Cold Foam recipe. It's so colorful and delicious!

This is one of my favorite recipes to make when I’m craving something sweet but also want to be able to enjoy it outside in the sunshine.

The vanilla cold foam gives the drink a nice creamy texture that balances out all that sweetness from the pink drink.

Let’s go into the nitty-gritty, and then I’ll reveal our recipe!

Pink Drink With Vanilla Cold Foam

The Pink Drink is the foundation of this recipe. It is an acai and berry refreshment that is made with coconut milk and either fresh or freeze-dried strawberries.

The topping is vanilla cold foam, which is frothed cold milk that has been infused with vanilla and given its name.

Because the Pink Drink typically is served without foam, you will need to request that your barista add some before ordering it.

How To Order The Pink Drink With Vanilla Cold Foam

Afraid to order Starbucks’ most popular drink? Here are some helpful hints.

  • Choose your preferred serving size for the Pink Drink.
  • Find out if the barista has vanilla cold foam on hand by asking. If they do, add vanilla cold foam to the pink drink.
  • Request a cup with a slip-on lid if one is not already available. There are two distinct flavors in every sip.

Ingredient List: Pink Drink With Vanilla Cold Foam

Let’s look at the ingredients, shall we?

1. Strawberry Acai Base

This is a nice base that can be used as a smoothie or as a treat on its own.

The acai berry is a superfood that helps boost your metabolism and energy levels. It is also a great source of antioxidants, which help protect against free radicals and slow the aging process.

The strawberry gives it a tart flavor and the almond milk adds some creaminess to it.

2. Cold Foam

What steamed milk is to hot drinks, cool foam is to cold ones. Cold skim milk, simple syrup, and a drop of vanilla extract are combined to create the delightful vanilla cold foam.

In just a minute, you can whip up a batch at home using a handheld blender.

The key to making this foamy treat is using cold ingredients and blending them really quickly. If you have an immersion blender with a whisk attachment, that’s best; otherwise, use whatever blender you have on hand.

3. Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is the next item on the list! Coconut milk purchased from a grocery store may not have the right consistency for this drink.

When making your own, you’ll need to thin the milk with water first.

While the coconut milk adds a richness to the beverage, it does not overshadow the flavor of the drink.

4. Simple Syrup

A simple syrup is a sweetening agent used in cocktails, baking and beverages. It’s made by dissolving sugar in water and introducing it to a liquid.

Simple syrups are typically made with equal parts sugar and water, but they can also be made with different ratios of sugar and water depending on the desired sweetness level.

5. Strawberries

When it comes to berries, there is no comparison between fresh berries and frozen ones. Frozen strawberries can be used in smoothies, milkshakes and other desserts like pies, tarts or ice cream. In fact, they’re often used in place of fresh fruit because they don’t require any chopping or peeling.

Pink Drink With Vanilla Cold Foam Recipe


  • Strawberry Acai Base (see below for link): 5 oz
  • Coconut Milk: 4 oz
  • Water: 1 oz
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries: 1 scoop
  • Ice
  • Simple Syrup (optional)

Cold Foam Ingredients:

  • Non-Fat Milk: ¼ cup
  • Simple Syrup: ½ tbsp (more if you like it sweeter)
  • Vanilla Extract: a small splash

Vanilla Cold Foam Instructions

Put the milk, simple syrup, and a few drops of liquid vanilla extract in a tall pitcher or jar. If you don’t like syrup, you can leave it out or add more.

Grab your handheld frother and put it just an inch or two under the milk. For 20 to 30 seconds, move the pitcher up and down to make foam.

When the foam gets thick and forms soft peaks, it’s done. Pour and scoop the cold foam carefully over the finished drink. Sip and have fun!

Pink Drink Variations

For a vegan version, you can replace the skim milk in the cold foam with almond milk. As most of the beverage is made with coconut milk, the flavour and texture won’t change.

If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, cashew cream is also a good choice as it has a creamy consistency similar to coconut milk but without any added sugar or preservatives (you can find it in some health food stores). And if you have an allergy to nuts, try substituting avocado instead of cashews.


The Pink Drink optional amazing flavor element is now a standard beverage option at Starbucks.

Also including the numerous copycat recipe variations, this article breaks down and analyzes each ingredient to show that the Pink Drink is essentially strawberries, coconuts, with more than just ice and milk.

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Tammy L.

Tammy L.

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