23 Starbucks Strawberry Drinks (Secret Menu Favorites)

We all love a sweet Starbucks drink from time to time, but there's just so much sugar it can really impact your diet. If you’re on a very strict regime, like keto, it can make it difficult to ever get your sweet fix.

However, in this guide, we'll introduce some strawberry Starbucks drinks which are more suitable and give you plenty of options so you can get your Starbucks fix without compromising your diet.  

Strawberry Starbucks drinks are popular with people of all ages, from all countries. They make a more refreshing alternative to sweet chocolate drinks, and they're perfect in the summer months.  

There are several strawberry Starbucks drinks on the menu, but by making use of their strawberry ingredients, you can also create your own. Here's our list of the top Starbucks strawberry drinks: 

1. Strawberries & Cream Frappuccino 

Starbucks Frappuccinos offer a mix of a dessert and a drink in one cup, and this strawberry drink is for those who love to indulge. It's made by blending ice, milk, crème Frappuccino syrup, classic syrup, strawberry puree sauce, and then topped with sweet whipped cream.

It's the strawberry puree sauce which gives it a really rich, red color and gives you a lovely strawberry taste with each mouthful. It has 350 calories and 42 grams of sugar in a single serving, so it won’t be suitable for those on a diet, but it tastes fantastic and is the perfect treat once in a while.  

You can order this strawberry Frappuccino straight from the regular Starbucks menu, so there is no need to give the barista any special instructions.  

Starbucks Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino

2. Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino 

Funnel cake is big in the US as a sweet treat, and this Frappuccino gives you all the same flavors. The strawberry funnel cake Frappuccino is made by combining milk, ice, coffee Frappuccino syrup, coffee, strawberry puree, funnel cake syrup, and then topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar.

It’s the strawberry puree and funnel cake syrup that really influences the flavor, and the strawberry funnel cake Frappuccino is almost sickly sweet, so don't order it unless you're a sugar lover.

There are 410 calories and 51 grams of sugar in a single serving of the strawberry funnel cake Frappuccino, making it one of the highest calorie options on the list. It’s a favorite with sweet treat lovers but does contain caffeine, so it's probably not for kids.  

This strawberry Frappuccino is on the regular Starbucks menu and should be available year-round. Just don't get it confused with the secret menu Starbucks strawberry cheesecake Frappuccino or you may confuse your barista!

Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino

3. Strawberry Shortcake Frappuccino 

This Starbucks strawberry shortcake Frappuccino secret recipe is a variation on a regular strawberry Frappuccino gives you all the richness of a shortcake with the strawberry flavors. It's similar to the Strawberry cheesecake Frappuccino, but with a bit more of a nutty flavor.

To order the strawberry shortcake Frappuccino, you'll need to ask for a regular Frappuccino but replace the classic syrup with 2 pumps of mocha syrup, 1 pump of toffee nut syrup, and add vanilla bean powder on top.

Sweet whipped cream is then added on top to complete the strawberry shortcake Frappuccino. It sounds like a lot to remember, but the barista may already be aware of the recipe for this one. 

The strawberry is less prominent in this strawberry Frappuccino, but if you want to boost it, you can ask for extra strawberry puree sauce over the whipped cream topping.

There are over 400 calories and 50 grams of sugar in this secret recipe - mostly from the sugar, milk, and whipped cream-  so it's better to think of it as a dessert rather than a drink.  

Starbucks Strawberry Shortcake Frappuccino

4. Strawberry Pomegranate Frappuccino 

The strawberry pomegranate Frappuccino is slightly different and tastes tarter than the other Frappuccinos on the list.

These pomegranate Starbucks strawberry drinks are a variation on the strawberry crème Frappuccino but with pomegranate pearls added in, which makes it look a bit like bubble tea.

It also uses coconut milk, making it slightly less calorific, but it still has 250 calories and 35 grams of sugar per serving. However, it's got no caffeine and no dairy, so it's a good alternative for those on specific diets.  

This strawberry Frappuccino is made by mixing coconut milk, ice, and strawberry puree sauce, which is then poured over pomegranate pearls.

It’s then topped with coconut milk foam. This is the perfect drink for those with slightly less of a sweet tooth who want a bit more balance of flavor. 

Starbucks Strawberry Pomegranate Frappuccino

5. Santa Claus Frappuccino 

The Santa Claus Frappuccino is a secret recipe drink that gives you a Christmassy feel. It uses a layer of strawberry puree in the base to give it a red coloring and a strawberry flavor throughout.

This is a fun strawberry Frappuccino that’s great for kids because of the look and sweet taste, but the sugar, milk, and whipped cream means that it does have over 400 calories and 40 grams of sugar per serving, so they could be bouncing off the walls afterwards. 

To order your Santa Claus Frappuccino, you need to ask for a vanilla bean powder Frappuccino with a layer of strawberry puree in the middle and red & green sprinkles over the whipped cream on the top.

Despite being a Christmas drink, you can order this strawberry Frappuccino year-round, but not every Starbucks will have sprinkles available. For an extra strawberry hit, try asking for some more strawberry puree syrup over the top of the whipped cream.  

Santa Claus Frappuccino From Starbucks

6. Dirty Strawberry Frappuccino 

This very adult sounding drink gets its name because of the unique look and taste that comes from blending coffee, chocolate, and strawberries.

We find it works year-round, and it has a bit of a unique flavor that's a lot less sweet than some other Starbucks strawberry drinks. It's got 420 calories, 51 grams of sugar, and 150mg of caffeine per serving, so it's definitely not a healthy option, but it's a good variation on your regular flavored coffee.  

This strawberry Frappuccino isn’t on the regular menu, so you’ll have to ask for a strawberries and cream Frappuccino and then ask them to add vanilla bean powder, java chips, white mocha syrup, and an espresso shot.

Then ask for heaps of whipped cream on top. It’s something a bit different that’s popular with those who love coffee and strawberry.  

Starbucks Dirty Strawberry Frappuccino

7. Strawberry Frappuccino With Chocolate Chips 

Chocolate and strawberries go together really well, and this chocolate covered strawberry Frappuccino is famous internationally.

Unfortunately, it's not on the regular menu, so you'll need to ask for a strawberries and cream Frappuccino with java chips and mocha sauce on the top of the whipped cream. 

There are roughly 400 calories and 35 grams of sugar per serving from the milk, chocolate, and whipped cream, but very little caffeine, so it's suitable for kids.

This chocolate covered strawberry option is one of the most popular Starbucks strawberry drinks around valentines day but is available year-round.  

Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino with Chocolate Chips

8. Strawberry Express 

The strawberry express is a customization of a regular Frappuccino but with a big hit of caffeine. It’s perfect for those who love the taste of coffee or need an energy boost but still want the sweet strawberry flavor.

It's available year-round, but we think it's best suited for a warm summer or autumn evening. Each serving has 390 calories, 32 grams of sugar, and 185mg of caffeine.  

To order a Starbucks strawberry express, ask for a strawberries and crème Frappuccino with added Frappuccino roast and extra strawberry puree syrup.  

Strawberry Express From Starbucks

9. Pink Drink 

The Starbucks pink drink has taken the world by storm. It’s got a beautiful pink color from the strawberry acai refresher and milk combination which makes it really Instagrammable, and the smooth sweet taste reminds you of drinking a strawberry milkshake. 

The pink drink is made with coconut milk which gives it a slightly different flavor and texture, but it's actually less calorific than some other sweet options. It's made by blending the strawberry acai refresher base with coconut milk and ice. The pink drink is then topped by freeze-dried strawberry pieces.  

The Starbucks pink drink has become a favorite with younger drinkers and trends on social media every summer.

It is available on the regular menu and has 140 calories and 24 grams of sugar per serving. Just remember that the pink drink does have some caffeine from the strawberry acai refresher base.

The Starbucks Pink Drink

10. Pink Drink with Sweet Cream Cold Foam 

You can customize your pink drink with this Starbucks secret menu option. This pink drink variation is still made with a strawberry acai refresher base mixed with coconut milk - but it also has sweet cream cold foam on top.

By asking for sweet cream cold foam on top, you'll get an even more intense strawberry flavor, and the color is striking. 

It will cost you about $1 extra for the strawberry cold foam version, and there's an extra 75 calories and 5 grams of sugar, making it 210 calories and 29 grams of sugar.

It's a favorite with young drinkers who love to take a picture before they tuck in, but there is a little bit of caffeine from the strawberry acai refresher base.

To order this pink sweet cream cold foam drink, ask for a strawberry acai pink drink with strawberry cold foam blended with strawberry puree. They should know the pink drink and what you're asking for, and it won't take them long to make.  

Starbucks Pink Drink with Sweet Cream Cold Foam

11. Chocolate Covered Strawberry (Pink Drink) 

Another variation on the Starbucks pink drink is the chocolate-covered version. Everyone knows that strawberry and chocolate flavors complement each other well, and this is the perfect drink for those who love the flavor. It's slightly less refreshing than some other strawberry options and tastes a lot richer and more indulgent.  

To order this chocolate pink drink, you'll need to ask for a pink drink with vanilla bean powder flavored sweet cream cold foam that's blended with 2 pumps of mocha sauce.

You can add extra Frappuccino chips on top if you want even more chocolatey goodness. There are roughly 270 calories and 35 grams of sugar per serving of this pink drink option.  

Starbucks Chocolate Covered Strawberry (Pink Drink)

12. Strawberry Acai Refresher 

A strawberry acai refresher is made by shaking strawberry acai juice together with ice and strawberry pieces. It’s light and refreshing and perfect for a hot summer's day when you need to take the edge off. 

The strawberry acai refresher is also a good alternative for coffee, as the base is made with green coffee extract and provides 45mg of caffeine, so you’ll still get a little boost.

Unfortunately, you can't really customize a strawberry acai refresher, and the strawberry acai juice is premade in most stores, but it's only 90 calories per serving with 20 grams of sugar.  

The strawberry acai refresher should be on the regular Starbucks menu, so you won’t have to request it specially.  

Strawberry Acai Refresher From Starbucks

13. Strawberry Mango Refresher 

This is one of the most fun and refreshing strawberry options, introducing mango to the mix.

Combining mango and strawberry may not be something you've done before, but trust us, it's amazing, and once you try this drink, it will become your go-to summer beverage.  

This isn't on the regular Starbucks menu, so you'll need to ask for half strawberry acai refresher and half water. Add 3-5 pumps of mango syrup and shake it all up over ice. There are 100 calories and 36 grams of sugar per serving.  

Starbucks Strawberry Mango Refresher

14. Strawberry Sunset Refresher 

This beautiful drink is called the sunset refresher because it looks exactly like a sunset. It mixes strawberry, mango, and peach in a way that makes you think of summer, and it tastes really fresh.

It uses the Starbucks ‘fizz technique’ to carbonate the drink and gives your strawberry juice flavor a bit of zing.[1]

The strawberry sunset refresher isn't on the regular menu, so you'll need to ask for 2/3 a strawberry acai refresher and 1/3 water. Add mango and peach syrup, and then ask them to fizz it up over ice.

If you want an even more prominent strawberry taste, you can ask for extra strawberry puree syrup to be added. Each serving has 120 calories and 38 grams of sugar.  

Starbucks Strawberry Sunset Refresher

15. Strawberry Acai Refresher Lemonade 

There's nothing better than a fresh Starbucks lemonade on a hot day, and this strawberry acai version is even better. The strawberry flavor blends wonderfully with the acai and lemonade, and there's still 45mg of caffeine, so you get a slight energy boost.

This strawberry drink is made by combining freeze-dried strawberries pieces, lemonade, and a premade strawberry acai base, and then shaking them over ice.

The strawberry adds a slight tartness to the drink, and the acai provides some health benefits.[2] There are 32 grams of sugar and 140 calories in a serving, so it's a lighter option than most Starbucks strawberry drinks.  

This strawberry acai refresher lemonade should be on the regular Starbucks menu and served year-round, so you won’t need to ask for it especially.  

Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher Lemonade

16. Blended Strawberry Lemonade 

The Starbucks blended strawberry lemonade is a caffeine-free drink that is unbelievably refreshing. It's made by blending ice, lemonade, crème Frappuccino syrup, and strawberry puree syrup to give you a pink lemonade. It's most popular in summer, but Starbucks normally offers it throughout the whole year.   

There are 190 calories per serving which makes it a lot less calorific than some other strawberry drink choices, but there's still 45 grams of sugar per serving.

These strawberry drinks are slightly tarter than a regular Starbucks lemonade, but the strawberry puree compliments the sharp lemon nicely. It's a great option for Starbucks drinkers of all ages. 

Starbucks Blended Strawberry Lemonade

17. Strawberry Golden Monkey Black Tea Lemonade 

This is one of the lightest Starbucks strawberry drinks, mixing tea, lemonade, and strawberry flavors. It’s made by shaking strawberry syrup and lemonade and combining with iced golden monkey black tea. 

The black tea helps to balance out some of the sweetness and gives a more refined flavor, which is popular with older drinkers. It's also one of the healthiest options, with only 50 calories and 11 grams of sugar per serving.

This drink should be on the Starbucks menu, but if there's only a regular black tea lemonade, you can just ask them to add a few pumps of strawberry syrup to get the flavor you want.  

Starbucks Strawberry Golden Monkey Black Tea Lemonade

18. Strawberry Lemon Blended 

The Starbucks blended strawberry lemonade is like a slushie and is much thicker than the other lemonades they offer. 

Real strawberry pieces, strawberry puree, ice, strawberry syrup, and lemonade are all blended together until you get the frozen texture. The blended strawberry lemonade the perfect choice for a really hot day, and it has no caffeine, so it's a good option for kids.

Despite the thicker texture, one of these Starbucks strawberry drinks is still only 190 calories and 20 grams of sugar per serving.  

Starbucks doesn't offer this blended strawberry lemonade year round, and it's usually part of their summer menu; however, it does vary depending on your location, so it may be worth asking.  

Strawberry Lemon Blended From Starbucks

19. Strawberry Lemonade Tea 

Sweet, flavored teas are really popular in the US, and strawberry lemonade tea is a refreshing option that can be enjoyed when the weather gets warmer. It's made by combining black tea, strawberry puree syrup, lemonade, and sweetened cane sugar.

Even with the cane sugar, this is less sweet than the other strawberry drinks, and it combines the flavors of tea and lemonade to give you the best of both worlds.  

This is one of the strawberry drinks which isn't on the regular menu so ask for a regular strawberry lemonade made with half black iced tea. There are only 110 calories and 16 grams of sugar per serving. 

Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade Tea

20. Iced Matcha Latte With Strawberry Sweet Cream 

Matcha is the instantly recognizable green tea that is used in various Starbucks strawberry drinks. It's often used as a natural caffeine substitute and has a very distinct flavor.

The iced matcha latte with strawberry sweet cream is one of the most popular Starbucks strawberry drinks that gives you layers of green and pink throughout. The strawberry flavor is concentrated on the top of this stawberry drink, so you can really taste it.  

To order one of these Starbucks strawberry drinks, you'll need to ask for an iced matcha latte with vanilla bean powder sweet cream cold foam with strawberry puree syrup blended in.

You can also ask for the strawberry cold foam on the bottom of the strawberry drinks instead if you want the drink to be mostly pink with a green top. Each serving has 180 calories, 30 grams of sugar, and 45mg of caffeine.  

Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte with Strawberry Sweet Cream

21. Strawberry Choux Cream 

A Starbucks strawberry choux cream is basically a dessert, not a drink. It's a mix of strawberry pieces, whipped cream, syrup, vanilla cream made with vanilla bean powder, milk, and a custard-flavored Frappuccino base.

It's then topped some cracker pieces over the whipped cream to give it a bit of extra texture. It tastes just like a choux cream pastry with an intense hint of strawberry that reminds you of the jam filling.

It's over 500 calories and 65 grams of sugar per serving (mostly from the sugar and whipped cream), so even though it tastes quite light, it isn't a light option.  

These Starbucks strawberry drinks are available on the Starbucks menu, but only at a few selected stores. This strawberry drink is very popular in Asia, but you might not be able to get it in the US.  

Strawberry Choux Cream

22. The Red Starburst 

This is one of the Starbucks strawberry drinks on the Starbucks secret menu. It looks and tastes just like a red starburst sweet and is popular with kids.

It combines lemonade, strawberry, and raspberry flavors to give you a very fruity, refreshing beverage that's perfect in the hot weather. It's got 160 calories and 40 grams of sugar per serving, but no caffeine, so it's perfect for those on a detox.  

To order these Starbucks strawberry drinks you'll need to ask for a lemonade blended with strawberry puree syrup, vanilla bean powder, and raspberry syrup. You should be able to get it year-round from almost all Starbucks locations. 

23. Chocolate Covered Strawberry (Cold Brew Version) 

Cold-brew is a concentrated cold coffee that contains a lot more caffeine and is naturally popular with those who appreciate a strong drink. It's used in a few Starbucks strawberry drinks to give caffeine lovers some great strawberry drinks to choose from.

This strawberry version helps offset the strong coffee flavor with a bit of tart sweetness, but this is still very much a strawberry coffee, not a strawberry drink in its own right. For that reason, it’s very popular with coffee drinkers who just fancy mixing it up a bit.  

To order a chocolate-covered strawberry, you'll need to ask for a cold brew with mocha, topped with strawberry sweet cream foam and mocha chips.

It has 100 calories and 20 grams of sugar per serving, so it is a bit healthier than some other Starbucks strawberry drinks; however it does still have 200mg of caffeine, so it's definitely not one for kids.  

Chocolate Covered Strawberry (Cold Brew Version)

Tips When Ordering A Starbucks Strawberry Drink  

There are normally 5-10 Starbucks strawberry drinks on a typical Starbucks menu, but you can also customize your regular beverage if you love the strawberry taste. 

Starbucks don't use actual strawberry juice, but you can do this in four different ways: using a strawberry acai refresher base, adding strawberry puree sauce, topping with strawberry foam, or by requesting strawberry pieces themselves in your drink - usually on top of a layer of whipped cream.

Strawberry puree is the sweetest option for strawberry drinks, and when you mix the strawberry puree with whipped cream and milk it tastes amazing.

All of these additions to your strawberry drinks will cost extra depending on your location, so it's worth asking first before you order them. Strawberry puree and the strawberry acai refresher base are usually available year round and will cost about $1 per addition.   

man in blue shirt ordering at local Starbucks

Quite a lot of the Starbucks strawberry drinks have caffeine in them because the strawberry acai refresher base is made with green coffee extract.

This means that even though the strawberry drinks taste really sweet, they may not be suitable for kids, and you can't request it without caffeine because the refresher base is premade. 

If you are ordering strawberry drinks for children, you’ll have to stick to the caffeine-free strawberry options like the Red Starburst or Strawberry Choux Cream. 

You can customize your strawberry drinks with extra flavors, sauces, syrups, strawberry puree, whipped cream or ingredients like vanilla bean powder. If you want to customize your strawberry drinks, then you're best to do this in person.

Try to pick a time when they aren't too busy, so your barista has time to make a new drink, and remember to tip if they do a good job.

Not every store will have all the ingredients to make the secret strawberry Starbucks drink you want, so it's worth having an alternative in mind when you go to order.    


Starbucks Strawberry Drinks Common FAQs

What are the strawberries called at Starbucks? 

Strawberries are usually called freeze-dried strawberries because of how they’re stored. You might also hear strawberry bases called strawberry acai because the strawberries in a refresher base are mixed with acai berries.  

Is there sugar in a Starbucks strawberry refresher? 

Yes, there are 20 grams of sugar in a Grande Starbucks strawberry refresher and 32 in a strawberry refresher lemonade.  

How many calories are in Starbucks Strawberry refresher? 

There are 90 calories in a Grande Starbucks strawberry refresher and 140 calories in a Grande strawberry refresher lemonade.  

Are Starbucks pink drinks fattening? 

The Starbucks pink drink is really popular because of the sweet taste, but they are actually not very fattening. They are made with coconut milk and have 140 calories, 24 grams of sugar, and 2.5 grams of fat per serving. This makes it a healthier option than most Frappuccinos or chocolate Starbucks drinks.  


Conclusion

Starbucks strawberry drinks give a great balance of sweet and tart that just can't be matched.

The Starbucks menu has loads of Starbucks strawberry drinks, but there's also a lot more you can order by customizing your drink with strawberry puree, flavors, or even real strawberry pieces! 

Starbucks strawberry drinks are lower calorie and lower sugar than many other sweet Starbucks drinks and better for those on a low-carb diet.

 Hopefully, this guide has introduced some options to try on your next visit.  

References:

1. https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2014/starbucks-expands-cold-beverage-line-up-with-new-fizzio-handcrafted-sodas-a/

2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/acai/faq-20057794