Best Knock-off Pink Drink Recipes for Lactation You Can Make at Home!

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It’s pink, pretty and sweet, but most of all it’s full of lactogenic magic to help perk up any breastfeeding mom’s gloomy milk supply situation.

These 2 Pink Drink Recipes will soon be your go-to cure for when you need a major milk supply kick start!

They are so easy to make, only three ingredients in each and making them at home is half the price. Grab the recipes to print at the end, but don’t miss the goodies in the beginning! 

Are you thirsty now?

Let’s dive in! 

Pink lactation drink recipe to punch up your milk supply fast!

Starbucks’ Pink Drink and Milk Supply

How does the Pink Drink affect milk supply and what’s the secret breast milk boosting weapon? 

In a separate read, I answer the question, “does Starbucks’ Pink Drink Increase milk supply?” – it also goes into great depth on other must-know ways to increase milk supply.

While you are here though, please help yourself to this beautiful and informational lactation smoothies recipe eBook!

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What Does the Pink Drink Taste Like?

The original Pink Drink from Starbucks tastes like a creamy pink starburst.

Sounds good right!?

The unfortunate thing about this copycat Pink Drink recipe is that the flavor is somewhat different than what you may be expecting, and it’s technically considered more purple than pink.

This is because Starbucks is smart and they do not sell VIA Refresher packets of the original Pink Drink’s flavor. Even so, the Very Berry Hibiscus flavor is still super yummy!

This copycat Pink Drink has more of a tropical fruity taste, still very satisfying and lactogenic.

I think you’ll like it just as much!

See Also: Does Body Armor Drink Increase Milk Supply?

How to Make A Knock-Off Pink Drink to Increase Milk Supply

Here’s how to make a copycat pink drink breastfeeding moms swear by with an instant breast milk boosting effect!

Now, you don’t have to pay the premium Starbucks’ prices or even leave your home to get your low milk supply fix!

Just three ingredients and you can make this drink yourself! 

  1. Just add your packet of Very Berry Hibiscus to 1/4 cup of warm water, stir to dissolve.
  2. Add the ice and dehydrated strawberries (optional).
  3. Poor the coconut milk in to fill your cup the rest of the way.

Pssst… There’s still one more homemade pink drink recipe in this post, don’t leave before you get that one too! Because a mama needs options, right!?

Pink lactation drink recipe to punch up your milk supply fast!

The Best Copycat Pink Drink Recipe

Yield: 12-16oz
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A creamy starburst flavored beverage with the promise to increase milk supply, yes please! Here's how to make it!


  • 1 packet Starbucks' Very Berry Hibiscus VIA Instant Refresher
  • So Delicious Organic and Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Dehydrated Strawberries


  1. In your glass of choice, add about a 1/4 cup of hot water.
  2. Poor your Very Berry VIA packet into the hot water.
  3. Stir the powder into the water until completely smooth and dissolved.
  4. Add in your dehydrated strawberries, as many as you would like
  5. Add ice
  6. Pour the coconut milk in the rest of the way to fill the cup
  7. Stir beverage until it's a unified, pretty pink color


The origical Pink Drink from Starbucks does not use the Very Berry flavor, but they do not sell the Pink Drink flavor in stores.

Homemade DIY Pink Drink Recipe

Here’s the second Pink Drink Recipe.

This one is less of a dupe or copycat like the first one, but leaves you in a little more control of the flavor and is even less expensive!

All you need is some Ocean Spray White Cran-Strawberry Juice, coconut milk and fresh or dehydrated strawberries. 

To save or print this homemade pink drink recipe, find the recipe card below!

See Also: 5 Lactation Smoothie Recipes with the Ultimate Lactogenic Ingredients

Cute graphic of the homemade pink drink recipe.

Homemade Pink Lactation Drink

Yield: 16oz
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Here's a homemade version of the Pink Drink you can make in large batches to help stay hydrated while breastfeeding and boost your milk supply in return.


  • 1/2 C. Ocean Spray White Cran-Strawberry Juice
  • 1/2 C. Organic Coconut Milk
  • Dehydrated Strawberries


  1. In your favorite tumbler, add your dehydrated strawberries and ice.
  2. Poor over 1/2 cup cran-strawberry juice.
  3. Add the 1/2 cup of coconut milk and stir to combine.
  4. Drink up to make more milk!

Does Coconut Milk Increase Breast Milk Supply?

While there is no official claims made yet, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that the minerals and hydration provided by coconut milk help to nourish a mother’s cells.

In turn, this cell hydration helps to create an environment fit to produce more milk for her offspring.

Also remember, that dehydration can severely impede breast milk production.

There is also no doubt that sitting down to relax to enjoy a tasty beverage like the pink drink is going to be beneficial for milk making.

Read: Does Mother’s Milk Tea Work to Increase Milk Supply?

Extra Help with Your Lactation

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See Also: 8 Drink Ideas for Breastfeeding Moms (When Water gets Boring)

Last, But Not Least

There you have it mama, a couple Pink Drink recipes with all of the lactogenic effects you were hoping for, the pretty pink color and tropical fruity flavor!

These drinks look great on Instagram as well as in your fridge in the form of extra breast milk for your little one.

The best part, is that you can make these Pink Drinks at home with just three ingredients. 

Enjoy mama and thanks for reading!

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