Spring is almost here, and Starbucks just released their NEW Iced drinks. Two of which showcase creamy coconut milk: the iced pineapple matcha drink and the iced golden ginger drink. This article will show you how to make Starbucks Iced Golden Ginger copycat drink at home.
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You’ll love this recipe if you…
love Golden Milk lattes with coconut milk
enjoy the Starbucks version
are looking for an *almost* exact recipe
want something sweet and spicy to amp up your morning routine.
What is in Starbucks Golden Ginger Drink?
As for all of my Starbucks copycat recipes, let’s start by talking about the ingredient list for Starbucks iced pineapple matcha drink.
According to the Starbucks website, these are the ingredients
Pineapple Ginger Syrup
Golden Ginger Blend [sugar, turmeric, and other natural flavors]
For the notes of ginger [and a note about the sugar]
Starbucks pineapple syrup contains ginger. Since the original Starbucks recipe includes ginger, you may have to add extra ground ginger, but this is based on your taste preferences.
Starbucks is also notorious for adding a lot of sugar to their drinks. If you are one of those with a sweet tooth, use sweetened coconut milk and you may need to add an extra pump of syrup so always taste and adjust to your taste buds.
How to make Starbucks Golden Ginger Drink
When it comes to traditional golden milk lattes, I love using Minimalist Baker's 4-ingredient golden milk mix as a base recipe. However, if you would like some extra health benefits, you can buy a premade mix online by Tazo. It's there Golden Turmeric Milk Latte. Find it here.
To ensure we don't end up with clumps of the powder, we are going to make a slurry, first. Start with three teaspoons of golden milk powder and mix very well with a few tablespoons of coconut milk to make a loose paste.
Once you’ve made a slurry of the golden milk powder, you can slowly incorporate the rest of the coconut milk, making sure agitate the golden milk latte continuously.
Afterward, pump in the pineapple syrup, and stir. The equivalent of one pump of syrup is approximately a half of a tablespoon. Pour this Starbucks Golden Ginger Drink over ice and enjoy.
Where can I get the ingredients?
Coconutmilk – my favorite brand is ‘so delicious’ (unsweetened); however, you may want to pick up a sweetened version since the golden milk powder doesn’t contain sugar. It just depends on your taste buds!
Pineapple Syrup – Get it here.
Tazo Concentrate Golden Turmeric Latte (optional)
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Starbucks Iced Golden Ginger Drink Copycat Recipe
A copycat recipe for Starbucks Iced Golden Ginger Drink
Golden Milk Base
- 4 tablespoon ground turmeric
- 2 teaspoon ground ginger (plus more to taste)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
Iced Golden Ginger drink
- 3 teaspoons golden milk base. (If using Tazo turmeric latte concentrate skip this step and jump to notes.)
- 1.5 - 2 cups coconut milk
- 4 pumps pineapple syrup [about 2 tablespoons]
- In a small cup add in powder ingredients with 2 - 4 tablespoons of milk.
- Mix thoroughly until the slurry is a smooth, loose paste. This helps prevent clumps of powder in your drink.
- Continue to slowly add milk, stirring to ensure the mixture stays smooth.
- Once all of the milk has been added, stir in syrup.
- Pour your Golden Ginger Drink over ice, and adjust flavoring as needed.
1 pump of syrup = approx. ½ tbsp
*always start with less and adjust as needed.
Golden turmeric base:
Please note that Starbucks golden ginger powder has sugar added to it, so you may need to add more syrup or use sweetened coconut milk if you prefer your drink on the sweeter side.
Instead of making the Golden milk Base, You can purchase a TAZO Brand golden milk mix online. (See recommended products) Mix equal parts Tazo golden milk with coconut milk. Stir in syrup and pour over ice.
Since Starbucks pineapple syrup contains ginger, you may have to add extra ground ginger to your liking. Again, this is dependent on your taste buds and the brand (or age) of the ground ginger you use.
Be sure to check the section below for product recommendations.
12 oz - 2 teaspoon golden milk base, 1 cup milk, and 3 pumps syrup
24 oz - 4 teaspoon golden milk base 2 cups milk, and 6 pumps syrup
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Monin Pineapple Syrup, 750 ml
Yamees Ginger Powder - Turmeric Powder - Ground Ginger and Turmeric Combo - Bulk Spices - 2 Pack of 16 Ounce/1 Pound Each
Tazo Tea Concentrate Golden Turmeric Latte
JOYECO 10 Pcs Metal Reusable Straws Stainless Steel Drinking Sucker Full Variety, Multi Size with Carry Bag Brushes for 20 30oz Tumblers, Boba, Smoothies, Rose Gold
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 191gFiber: 21gSugar: 103gProtein: 16g
Nutrition facts are for personal reference only as calories may vary on a case by case basis.
Thank you so much for sharing this! I was hoping to see it back on the Starbucks menu, but so far Ive been out of luck. Like you said, this recipe is almost a perfect replica of Starbucks. On my first round of this drink, I followed the recipe exactly (except accidentally grabbed Silk brand instead of So Delicious) and found it lacked a little of the ginger kick I loved in the Sbux version. The second time around I used 1/2 Monin ginger syrup and 1/2 Monin pineapple and I felt like it was even closer to the flavor I remembered. My husband really likes the 50/50 blend of the 2 syrups (where the pineapple flavor is more evident). I actually like it with just a little more ginger syrup than pineapple. Usually when I try Starbucks copycat recipes, they fall way short of my hopes. This one, though, is right on the money. Very easy to adjust to get to the right flavor combo. In case this helps anyone else wondering, I just used the cheapo spices already in my cupboard. I may upgrade to a higher quality ginger and turmeric when I replenish, just to see if it amps up the flavor, but it was still good with what I had.
Thank for the recipe. I tried it as recipe listed and I did not care for it, way to much turmeric, sorry. I took your base recipe and created my own.
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2c coconut milk
3 Tbl Jamaican Pineapple ginger syrup
I find it’s still a bit thick but will continue to work on tweaking for my taste.
Sounds amazing. Hopefully this will help someone else. Thanks so much!
Made it as printed ( used sugar-free pineapple syrup- Jordan's Skinny Syrups and the optional cinnamon), and it was very good! I ended up putting in about a TBS more of the syrup and a little more coconut milk ( used Silk) because it was a little thick. No reflection on the recipe, just my
personal preference. Thanks to Mandy Olive for sharing this wonderful recipe!
Hi binny! gald to hear it worked out. I'm not sure if starbucks puts cinnamon in their product, but I also like it with cinnamon. Gives it more warmth. I like my drinks with a lot of ice, but you could also try mixing the powders with a couple tablespoons of water instead of coconut milk, might help make the end product thinner. If you try that let me know. Thanks for commenting! Please share this recipe with your friends.
what would happen if I used canned pineapple syrup? Not sure I want to buy a full bottle of syrup right off the bat
Hey juila, I haven't tried it that way, but if you give it a go let me know what you did!
Great recipe and easy to make. I had pineapple juice instead of syrup, which was not sweet enough. I ended up mixing a couple tbsp of agave syrup and came out great!
so glad you could make it work with pineapple juice. hopefully, this will help someone else!
When I made this it cam out incredibly thick. I love how thin the real thing is. I tried adding water but that turned out badly. Any thoughts on how to make this a little more refreshing and less dense?
Hey teracyn, I should have specified, don't use coconut milk in a can, use regular refrigerated coconut milk. My favorite is so delicious unsweetened, but I think silk brand has a thinner consistency. Hope that helps
Ahh thank you! 🙂 I split it down with vanilla almond milk and that fixed it. Thanks again for the recipe. ❤️
Mine was also thicker than I’d like and I used So Delicious coconut milk, not canned. I thinned it with some ginger seltzer and it was perfect! Thank you for the recipe, I was obsessed when I had this at Starbucks 😋
ginger seltzer sounds amazing. I'll have to try that!
Is the golden milk base necessary? And, instead of pineapple syrup, can it be organic pineapple juice?
Hi karla, the golden milk base (turmeric and ginger) is what makes the golden milk. However, I saw that tazo makes a golden milk blend that you can try. Also, you can use pineapple juice, but it may not be as sweet (just depends on the pineapple juice you are using). Hope that helps!