DIY–Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Anna-Marie Walsh
Make it at home - copycat Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher.



  1. Add the freeze-dried strawberries, sugar, 1 cup filtered water, and the Acai powder to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for ten minutes to create a syrup. 

  2. Pour the strawberry mixture into a fine mesh strainer, capturing the syrup in a wide lipped cup or bowl. Gently push on the pulp using the back of a spoon to release all the liquid. Allow the syrup to cool.

  3. Fill two serving glasses with ice. Divide the cooled syrup among the two glasses, then divide the white grape juice 1 cup of cold filtered water to each. Add in the green coffee bean powder and stir or shake to blend. 

  4. To be even more Starbucks authentic, add everything to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously before pouring back into your serving glass.
  5. Top with the remaining strawberries reserved for garnish and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

**I prefer regular water to the white grape juice as the grape juice is so sweet and makes the drink really sweet tasting. However, the Starbucks version does use the white grape juice.

Add more Green Coffee Bean powder for more caffeine.