I have absolutely been loving this cool refreshing drink that I normally pick up from Starbucks! It’s called the “Purple Drink”! This drink is so tasty and light! The best part is that you can actually make this drink at home and for a fraction of the price!
Let’s start with the line up! You’ll need a measuring cup or coffee mug for your tea, I like to use a measuring cup because I can see how much water I am using. You will also need coconut milk or soy milk. I chose unsweetened vanilla for a light vanilla taste with half the calories of sweetened vanilla. You will need a glass filled with ice to the brim with a straw to stir your drink after all component are poured in. Also you’ll need Vanilla sugar free syrup, mine is from Starbucks but I know you can buy these on Amazon. A box Tazo passion fruit tea, which you can pick up at Sprouts or Target. Last but not least you’ll need a tea kettle, I received this Kate Spade kettle for Christmas and I absolutely adore it! If you do not have a kettle you can microwave your water in a mug for 45 seconds or until hot.
First things first, boil the water and let the tea bags steep for 4-5 minutes. I have been using two because I enjoy this drink more when the tea is a bit stronger. I fill the measuring cup up to about the 1 1/2 cup line and let it steep then cool down for about 15 minutes.
After I have let the tea steep and cool, I then add three pumps of the sugar free vanilla to the cup containing the ice! *Depending on your taste buds you may want more or less! I recommend starting with less because you can always add another pump! *
I then give it a good stir and it’s all ready for you to enjoy! The Starbucks version does also include frozen berries which you could add in! With summer right around the corner this drink this drink is quickly becoming a staple in my book!
Thanks for reading! Please let me know if you have any suggestions! 🙂