Pineapple Matcha Drink-Starbucks Copycat

Pineapple Matcha Drink-Starbucks Copycat

This Pineapple Matcha Drink Starbucks Copycat is a perfect summer drink to beat the heat. With pineapple, matcha, coconut milk, ginger make this drink a dairy-free plant-based vegan energizing and refreshing beverage.

Starbucks Pineapple Matcha Drink 

Starbucks is a well-known American multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves. In March 2020, Starbucks introduced Iced Pineapple Matcha as a healthy plant-based, vegan, and dairy-free options for coffee lovers with some dietary restrictions. Soon, it became an internet sensation due to its unique and refreshing flavour.

This delicious Starbucks Pineapple Matcha Drink is prepared with matcha green tea, pineapple, ginger, coconut milk, and ice that cool down in hot thrilling weather. It is a light, refreshing and energizing drink that uplift your day.

For the Iced Pineapple Matcha, Starbucks uses a pineapple ginger syrup. But, in this recipe, I use canned pineapple juice, sugar and freshly grated ginger to make homemade pineapple ginger syrup. The outcome is the same flavours like that of Starbucks one.

You might have already tried this pineapple matcha drink till now. If you are a die-hard fan of this matcha drink, one of the most admired Starbucks drinks, then this post is perfect for you!

What is Matcha?

Matcha is a Japanese bright green tea powder packed with antioxidants. It is a finely ground powder made from specially grown and processed green tea leaves. In Japan, people use matcha to conduct tea ceremonies.

It is no longer limited to Japan only. Nowadays, it is widely used in a variety of food and drinks recipes all over the globe.

Is matcha simply regular green tea crushed into a fine powder? 

The answer is no, as matcha differs from green tea in terms of colour and flavour. Matcha is more vibrant, bright green, and sweet with a slight astringency in taste, whereas green tea is yellow-brown with a slightly bitter taste. It is due to differences in the cultivation and grinding techniques used to prepare these powder.

Matcha falls under two different grades, ceremonial and culinary:

Ceremonial grade is the highest quality and most expensive matcha powder available. It is used for traditional tea ceremonies. It must be served as purely as possible because of its delicate flavour.

Culinary grade is harvested from slightly older leaves than ceremonial grade matcha. Because of its strong flavour, it can use for cooking, baking, mixing etc.,

Ingredients

To prepare this refreshing summer drink, you need the following items:

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Pineapple Matcha Drink – Ingredients

Pineapple ginger syrup:

Pineapple juice: 1/4 cup – I prefer unsweetened pineapple juice. 

Sugar: 1/4 cup

Ginger -1 inch – peeled and grated.

water– 1/4 cup

Pineapple matcha drink:

Pineapple ginger syrup: 2 tablespoons

Pineapple juice:1/4cup

Matcha green tea powder: 2 teaspoons (2g)- I use ceremonial grade matcha. It is high-quality green tea leaves that results in a delicious drink full of powerful health benefits.

Coconut milk: 3/4 cup – I prefer the unsweetened version.

Ice cubes: Handful.

Note: You are always free to customize your drink to your taste buds delight.

Learn to make Pineapple Matcha

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This recipe is so easy to prepare. It hardly takes 5 minutes to prepare this drink if you have a readymade pineapple ginger syrup. Otherwise, it takes 10 -12 minutes to make this drink as you need to make a syrup first.

Let’s start in details:

Prepare Pineapple Ginger Syrup

This syrup is similar to the simple syrup with a twist of a delicate flavour of pineapple and ginger. I prepare this syrup in a microwave as this is an easy and quick way to save time. I highly suggest using grated ginger so that all the flavour of ginger is infused quickly into the syrup.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Combine sugar, pineapple juice, water and grated ginger into a bowl as shown in the below images.
  • Microwave it for 1 minute or until the mixture starts boiling.


  • Stir well and let it cool for 8-10 minutes.


  • Strain out the ginger, and use the syrup as required. (images below)

Store the left out ginger pineapple syrup in the fridge and can be used up to one week.

This syrup recipe calls for 1/3 cup of ginger pineapple syrup as you need only two tablespoons of this syrup per drink. Feel free to adjust the quantity according to your requirement.

Prepare Pineapple Matcha Drink

All you need a glass and combine all the ingredients to make this matcha drink. And, here you go.

  • Add matcha powder and pineapple juice into a glass. Agitate on this matcha to combine well. (Images below)
  • Add a handful of ice to a glass.


  • Pour in pineapple ginger syrup.
  • Pour in coconut milk.


  • Stir well to combine all the ingredients. Images below

Serve and Enjoy!

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Pineapple Matcha Starbucks Copycat

Such an easy and quick recipe to make at home with minimal expenses.

Isn’t it?

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Is Pineapple Matcha Healthy Drink?

Yes, this is no doubt about it. Prepared with matcha, coconut milk, and pineapple are all very healthy ingredients! And even safe for dairy and lactose dietary restrictions.

The only thing that needs to consider is the caffeine and sugar content. As matcha contains caffeine so this drinks! Generally, a cup of matcha made with one teaspoon of matcha powder contains 70 milligrams of caffeine. So be aware of this if you are avoiding caffeine for any reasons.

If you are looking for healthier options, replace sugar with natural sugar sources like stevia, honey, maple syrup etc.,

Matcha tea improves health in many ways ranging from enhancing weight loss to decreasing the risk of heart disease.

Some studies show that some compounds present in matcha tea may improve mood and performance.

Adaptations

Looking for some variations? Check out the following options:

  • The drink will taste better if you replace pineapple juice with fresh pineapple. But, remember, you need to put in extra efforts.


  • Use sweetened coconut milk or add more syrup if you like your matcha on the sweeter side.


  • Try substitute coconut milk with heavy cream for a creamier version, yet not a healthy choice.

Some Tips

  1. Using ginger juice or ginger powder (if you have it in your pantry) will save your efforts and time.


  2. If you decide to use pineapple chunks, use more fruit to get the juice equivalent to the mentioned quantity.


  3. Coconut milk is high in calories. To make a lighter version of pineapple matcha, you can either add more pineapple juice and less coconut milk or add half of the coconut milk and half of the water.


  4. Always store pineapple ginger syrup in the fridge and can be used for up to one week.


  5. I would highly suggest making pineapple ginger syrup in bulk. Whenever you want to uplift yourself, combine all the ingredients and ready with the drink.

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Pineapple Matcha Drink Starbucks Copycat

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This Pineapple Matcha Drink Starbucks Copycat is a perfect summer drink to beat the heat. With pineapple, matcha, coconut milk, ginger make this drink a dairy-free plant-based vegan energizing and refreshing beverage.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course beverages, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 People
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pineapple Ginger Syrup

  • 1/4 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated

Pineapple Matcha

  • 2 tsp Matcha powder
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp Pineapple ginger syrup
  • 3/4 cup Coconut milk
  • handful Ice cubes

Instructions
 

Pineapple Ginger Syrup

  • Peel off the ginger, and grate it using a grater.
  • Combine grated ginger, pineapple juice, sugar and water in a bowl.
  • Stir well. Microwave for a minute, stir well and cool down for 8-10 mins.
  • Strain the syrup. Store the remaining syrup after use in a fridge.

Pineapple Matcha

  • Pour matcha powder in a glass, and dissolve in pineapple juice with the help of a spoon.
  • Add handful of ice and rest of the ingredients like pineapple ginger syrup, coconut milk.
  • Stir well.
  • Serve and beat the summer with this chilled matcha drink

Video

Notes

  1. Using ginger juice or ginger powder (if you have it in your pantry) will save your efforts and time.


  2. If you decide to use pineapple chunks, use more fruit to get the juice equivalent to the mentioned quantity.


  3. Coconut milk is high in calories. To make a lighter version of pineapple matcha, you can either add more pineapple juice and less coconut milk or add half of the coconut milk and half of the water.


  4. Always store the pineapple ginger syrup in the fridge and can be used for up to one week.
     

  5. I would highly suggest making pineapple ginger syrup in bulk. Whenever you want to uplift yourself, combine all the ingredients and ready with the drink.
 
 
 
 
 
If you have your unique recipe? And you want to share with me, please leave a comment or share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #tipsnrecipes!
 
 
You can also Subscribe to our mailing list.
 
 
or
 
 
Follow me on YoutubeFacebook,  PinterestInstagram or Twitter to see more tips and delicious food recipes.
 
 
You can make these quick and easy recipes like:
 
 
roasted potato dried fenugreek,
 
 
quick chocolate coconut bar,
 
 
healthy green soup,
 
 
chicken drumsticks
 
 
All-purpose dip sauce
 
 
 
Note: The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.
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2 thoughts on “Pineapple Matcha Drink-Starbucks Copycat”

  • As a penny pinching person I can’t bring myself to pay $5 for one Starbucks drink. Recipes like this let me experience the tastes without the expense. Thank- you, this one sounds interesting. I’m not a huge fan of green tea perhaps Matcha will be more to my liking.

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