This colourful Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink is made with coconut milk, guava nectar, passionfruit, pineapple and ginger – just like the version at Starbucks!
Ingredients in this recipe
You don't need very many ingredients to make this Starbucks drink at home! Most ingredients can be found in the juice aisle and will keep in the fridge up to a month or two so you can make this drink over and over again all summer.
Here's what you need:
- pineapple juice, gingerroot, water and sugar for the syrup
- guava nectar
- passionfruit juice
- coconut milk
- ice cubes
How to make this drink
It's so easy to make this drink! I usually have the pineapple ginger syrup made and ready to go a day in advance, and from there it's just as simple as mixing everything together whenever you get a craving for this summery drink.
Here's how to make it:
- First, make the pineapple ginger syrup by mixing sugar, pineapple juice, water and ginger in a large mason jar. Microwave for 5 minutes and then chill for at least an hour.
- Assemble ingredients when ready to serve.
- Add pineapple ginger syrup, guava nectar, passionfruit juice and coconut milk to a cocktail shaker or shaker bottle. Shake to combine.
- Add a handful of ice to a large glass
- Pour drink overtop.
- Serve and enjoy!
What does the iced guava drink taste like?
This drink is very fruity and tropical in flavour. With a base of coconut milk, it's slightly thick and very refreshing.
Guava and passion fruit add to the tropical flavour. Like the Iced Pineapple Matcha, the Iced Guava Passionfruit drink also includes pineapple ginger simple syrup, although the guava and passionfruit definitely outshine the syrup.
One sip of this drink on a hot day will have you wishing you were at the beach on a tropical island!
Making & storing the pineapple ginger syrup
Preparing the pineapple ginger syrup is very similar to making a simple syrup.
It has equal parts water and sugar like simple syrup does, but with the addition of pineapple juice and ginger, it is less sweet than a simple syrup.
In fact, it’s perfectly sweet and absolutely delicious! Because we make it in a microwave instead of on the stove top, it’s quicker and easier to make as well.
- Add sugar, water, pineapple juice and ginger to a large mason jar.
- Place the lid on top of the jar and shake for a few seconds to combine everything.
- Remove the lid and place the jar in the microwave. Cook on high power for 5 minutes, or until the mixture comes to a boil.
- Use oven mitts to remove the hot jar from the microwave. Stir the pineapple ginger syrup and then store the jar in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Without completely changing the flavour profile of the drink, there aren't very many ingredient substitutions available for this recipe.
- Sugar – You can easily lower the calories and sugar in the drink by using unsweetened coconut milk. Also, when you make the pineapple ginger syrup, feel free to use any cup-for-cup sugar substitute of your choice. Good choices are monkfruit sugar and Erythritol.
- Pineapple juice – If you're able to find or make fresh pineapple juice, not only will it taste better, but you'll also avoid the extra sugar that is in pineapple juice concentrate
- Fresh ginger – If you need a substitute for fresh ginger, use 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder. The flavour isn't as strong but it will do in a pinch.
Does the iced guava drink have caffeine?
Unlike the Starbucks coffee and tea drinks, this drink is absolutely 100 percent caffeine free. Depending on how you feel about caffeine and your dependency on it to keep you awake in the morning, this news may be good or bad. 😉
Is guava healthy?
Guava fruit is full of nutrients and can be very helpful in aiding digestion. Also, it is a good source of the following:
- Vitamin C – guava is 3 times higher in vitamin C than an orange!
According to Dr. Luke Coutinho, a doctor of holistic medicine, the best time to eat fruit is on an empty stomach.
So as a result, the best time to enjoy this refreshing guava passionfruit drink is either 30 minutes before a healthy breakfast or as a snack between meals.
Calories in this drink vs Starbucks
If you use identical ingredients to the ones in my version of the drink, a 16 ounce serving will have approximately 148 calories.
In comparison, according to the nutrition information shown on the company website, a Starbucks Grande (16 oz.) serving of Iced Guava Passionfruit has 190 calories.
You're saving about 40 calories by making my homemade version of this drink!
More Starbucks recipes
- Iced Pineapple Matcha
- Iced Golden Ginger Drink
- Starbucks Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
- Starbucks Violet Drink
Meal prep tools for this recipe
- Get some fun reusable straws for your drinks!
Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink
- 2 tbsp pineapple ginger syrup
- 1/4 cup guava nectar
- 1/4 cup passionfruit juice
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 handful ice
Pineapple ginger syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 piece gingerroot (about 3 inches long)
- Add sugar, pineapple juice, water and ginger to a large mason jar. Microwave for 5 minutes until mixture is boiling and stir well to combine. Let chill in fridge for at least 1 hour.
- When ready to serve, add pineapple ginger syrup, guava nectar, passionfruit juice and coconut milk to a cocktail shaker or shaker bottle. Shake to combine.
- Add a handful of ice to a large glass, then pour drink overtop. Serve and enjoy!