Strawberry dragon fruit refresher! Make my healthy and easy strawberry dragon fruit refresher recipe with coconut milk right at home. You can make this Dunkin' copycat refresher right in your blender with green tea, fruit, and coconut milk!
I love Dunkin refreshers, they're sweet and perfect for a hot summer day! And I'm super excited because the strawberry dragon fruit refresher is not discontinued and will be here this year too!
I wanted to recreate this delicious flavor with a bit less sugar at home so I hope you like it as much as I did!
WHAT IS A STRAWBERRY DRAGON FRUIT REFRESHER?
The Dunkin' strawberry dragon fruit refresher is made with iced green tea, B vitamins, and flavored fruit concentrate. This refresher is very similar to the mega famous pink drink from Starbucks.
WHAT ARE DUNKIN REFRESHERS MADE OUT OF?
Dunkin' refreshers have come and gone the past couple of years with different flavors like peach, strawberry, blueberry, and more. The basic dunkin' refresher recipe is a combination of green tea, flavored fruit concentrate, B vitamins and either lemonade or coconut milk if you want it creamy.
WHAT IS IN THE STRAWBERRY DRAGON FRUIT REFRESHER AT DUNKIN?
Ingredient list taken right from the Dunkin' website:
Brewed Green Tea; Strawberry Dragon fruit Flavored Concentrate: Water, Sugar, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Green Tea Extract, Vegetable Juice for Color, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12).
I'm a huge fan of making everything homemade and as natural as possible so I made my refresher recipe with just a few simple ingredients!
STRAWBERRY DRAGON FRUIT REFRESHER DUNKIN NUTRITION
Size large has: 170 calories, 0 grams of fat, 20 milligrams of sodium, 39 grams of carbs, and a whopping 37 grams of sugars.
Keep in mind for a healthy gut & hormone balance, we should eat no more than 25 grams of added sugars per day. These so-called healthy refreshers are loaded with added sugars. If you are on the go, be sure to ask for unsweetened.
DUNKIN STRAWBERRY DRAGON FRUIT REFRESHER RECIPE AT HOME
- ¼ cup dragon fruit
- ¼ cup strawberries
- 2 cups green tea
- 1-2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar (optional)
- ¼-1/2 cup coconut milk (optional for creamy)
HOW DO YOU MAKE A DUNKIN REFRESHER AT HOME
step 1 brew iced green tea
First, I made cold brew green tea overnight. I used 4 green tea bags in 4 cups of room temperature water and then refrigerated it overnight. You can use either decaf or regular green tea!
In a time pinch, use store bought already brewed green tea, or brew hot green tea and let it cool to room temperature.
step 2 blend
In your blender add 2 cups of green tea, ¼ cup dragon fruit, ¼ cup strawberries, and 1-2 tablespoons honey or agave if using.
If you are making a creamy coconut milk strawberry dragon fruit refresher add ¼-1/2 cup coconut milk to your blender too.
Blend until the fruit is pureed into the tea.
step 3 pour
Fill a large glass with ice cubes. Add another ½ cup of diced pink dragon fruit. Pour the refresher over the ice and dragon fruit.
What kind of coconut milk do I use to make a creamy refresher?
I buy a carton of coconut milk found in the refrigerator section. There's no need to use the can of full fat coconut milk in this recipe. I tried it will full fat coconut milk and it did not blend into a creamy tea and little chunks of coconut milk were floating in my drink.
Should I use fresh or frozen fruit?
I used frozen and then thawed strawberries and dragon fruit. I like using thawed because they release more sweet juice than fresh does.
Should I use decaf or regular green tea in a refresher?
I used decaf because I wanted an afternoon drink without caffeine! But, if you want an energizing refresher, use regular green tea that contains caffeine.
More delicious and healthy drink recipes you might like:
- Pink iced matcha latte
- Iced butterfly pea tea (blue tea)
- Mermaid latte (matcha butterfly pea)
- Blender iced matcha latte
- Arabic iced pomegranate drink
- Raspberry lemon chia water
- Blueberry pomegranate chia water
- Mango pineapple refresher
- Paradise Drink
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Dunkin Strawberry Dragon Fruit Refresher Copycat Recipe!
- large pitcher to brew green tea
- ¼ cup dragon fruit I used frozen & thawed
- ¼ cup strawberries I used frozen & thawed
- 2 cups green tea Regular or decaf
- 1-2 tablespoon honey Or agave nectar
- ¼-1/2 cup coconut milk
How to make cold brew green tea
- Add 4 green tea bags to a pitcher. Add 4 cups room temperature water. Cover and place pitcher in your fridge overnight or up to 3 days.Squeeze water out of green tea bags into pitcher and discard.Your green tea is ready to use!
How to make strawberry dragon fruit refresher
- Add 2 cups green tea, ¼ cup dragon fruit, ¼ cup strawberries, optional sweetener, and ¼-1/2 cup coconut milk if you want a creamy refresher.Blend until the fruit is completely pureed.
- Fill a large glass with ice. Add ½ cup pink dragon fruit.
- Pour the blended refresher over the ice. Enjoy!
Ahhh I’m so happy I found your recipe! I was so sad too when Dunkin discontinued this flavor! I can’t wait to try it at home
I hope you love it!
I think I will leave out the coconut milk next time, it was a bit over powering. My daughter is addicted to Dunkin Refreshers and I thought if I could nail this I’d save a lot of $. That said, it didn’t suck, just was too frozen and maybe I shouldn’t have added so much ice to the blender but just served it over ice. I just used bottled green tea.
Definitely make it without the ice in the blender next time, it will not be frozen if you just use fruit, green tea, and coconut milk!
There is no sweet/unsweet version at Dunkin'
Tastes like green tea. Also was brown so I added pink dye
It shouldn't be brown, did you use the dragon fruit?
This was sooo good!! Tastes so coconutey and fruity and totally refreshing without all the junk and sugar that the chains add thank you!!
I buy these allll the time and I was so happy to find your recipe that uses so many natural ingredients!! Thanks for using puréed dragon fruit and not just some juice like most that I see!! So good totally making these weekly
Thanks!!! Love these and I cannot wait to try this at home. I'm addicted. I hope it tastes just as good 🙂
I hope you loved it!! <3
Grace B Greenwell
Tasted almost exactly like what I get at Dunkin! Awesome!
So happy you loved it!