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 drinks which are more suitable and give you plenty of options so you can get your Starbucks fix without compromising your diet.
23 Best Starbucks Strawberry Drinks (Your Favorite Refreshing Drinks )
Strawberry 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.
Starbucks has several strawberry 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 strawberry Starbucks options:
1. Strawberries and 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 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 straight from the regular Starbucks menu, so there is no need to give the barista any special instructions.
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 it's 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, 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 beverage is on the regular Starbucks menu and should be available year-round.
3. Strawberry Shortcake Frappuccino
This secret recipe variation on a regular strawberry Frappuccino gives you all the richness of a shortcake with the strawberry flavors. To order it, 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 1 scoop of vanilla bean. 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 drink, 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, so it's better to think of it as a dessert rather than a drink.
4. Strawberry Pomegranate Frappuccino
The strawberry pomegranate Frappuccino is slightly different and tastes tarter than the other Frappuccinos on the list.
It's a variation on the strawberry crème Frappuccino but with pomegranate pearls added in, which make 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.
It’s 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.
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 drink that’s great for kids because of the look and sweet taste, but 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 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 it 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.
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 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 drink isn’t on the regular menu, so you’ll have to ask for a strawberries and cream Frappuccino with added vanilla bean powder, java chips, white mocha syrup, and an espresso shot. It’s something a bit different that’s popular with those who love coffee and strawberry.
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.
There are roughly 400 calories and 35 grams of sugar per serving, but very little caffeine, so it's suitable for kids. This drink tends to be most popular around valentines day but is available year-round.
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.
9. Pink Drink
The Starbucks pink drink has taken the world by storm. It’s got a beautiful pink color which makes it really Instagrammable, and the smooth sweet taste reminds you of drinking a strawberry milkshake.
It's 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 base with coconut milk and ice. It's 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.
10. Pink Drink with Sweet Cream Cold Foam
You can customize your pink drink with this secret menu option. By asking for sweet cream foam on top, you'll get an even more intense strawberry flavor, and the color is striking. It will cost you about $1 extra, 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.
To order this drink, ask for a pink drink with cold foam blended with strawberry puree. They should know what you're asking for, and it won't take them long to make.
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 it, you'll need to ask for a pink drink with vanilla 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.
12. Strawberry Acai Refresher
An 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. It's 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 refresher, and it's premade in most stores, but it's only 90 calories per serving with 20 grams of sugar.
This drink should be on the regular Starbucks menu, so you won’t have to request it specially.
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.
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 fruit juice flavor a bit of zing.
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.
15. Strawberry Acai Refresher Lemonade
There's nothing better than a fresh 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. It's 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. There are 32 grams of sugar and 140 calories in a serving, so it's a lighter option than most chocolate Starbucks drinks.
This drink should be on the regular Starbucks menu and served year-round, so you won’t need to ask for it especially.
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 choices, but there's still 45 grams of sugar per serving. It's slightly tarter than a regular Starbucks lemonade, but the strawberry compliments the sharp lemon nicely. It's a great option for Starbucks drinkers of all ages.
17. Strawberry Golden Monkey Black Tea Lemonade
This is one of the lightest Starbucks 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.
18. Strawberry Lemon Blended
The Starbucks strawberry lemon blended is like a slushie and is much thicker than the other lemonades they offer.
Real strawberry pieces, ice, strawberry syrup, and lemonade are all blended together until you get the frozen texture. It’s 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, it's still only 190 calories and 20 grams of sugar per serving.
Starbucks doesn't offer this all 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.
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 drink is less sweet than the other strawberry options, and it combines the flavors of tea and lemonade to give you the best of both worlds.
This option 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.
20. Iced Matcha Latte with Strawberry Sweet Cream
Matcha is the instantly recognizable green tea that is used in various Starbucks 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 a popular variation that gives you layers of green and pink throughout. The strawberry flavor is concentrated on the top, so you can really taste it.
To order this drink, you'll need to ask for an iced matcha latte with vanilla sweet cream foam with strawberry puree syrup blended in. You can also ask for the foam on the bottom 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.
21. Strawberry Choux Cream
A Starbucks strawberry choux cream is basically a dessert, not a drink. It's a mix of strawberry pieces, syrup, vanilla cream, milk, and a custard-flavored Frappuccino base. It's then topped with whipped cream and some cracker pieces 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, so even though it tastes quite light, it isn't a light option.
This drink is available on the Starbucks menu but only at a few selected stores. It's very popular in Asia, but you might not be able to get it in the US.
22. The Red Starburst
This secret Starbucks drink 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 it, 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. 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 strawberry options; however it does still have 200mg of caffeine, so it's definitely not one for kids.
Tips In Ordering Starbucks Strawberry Drink
There are normally 5-10 strawberry options on a typical Starbucks menu, but you can also customize your regular beverage if you love the strawberry taste.
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. All of these additions will cost extra depending on your location, so it's worth asking first before you order them. Generally, it costs about $1 per addition.
Quite a lot of the strawberry drinks have caffeine in them because the strawberry acai refresher base is made with green coffee extract. This means that even though they 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 for children, you’ll have to stick to the caffeine-free strawberry options like the Red Starburst or Strawberry Choux Cream.
If you want to customize your drink, 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.
Frequently Asked Starbucks Strawberry Drinks Questions
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.
Strawberry drinks give a great balance of sweet and tart that just can't be matched. The Starbucks menu has quite a few strawberry options, but there's also a lot more you can order by customizing your drink. They're 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.