Within the breastfeeding community the infamous “pink drink” is a highly raved about supply booster. Of course there is no data to back it’s validity in truly helping you produce more, it’s still delicious nonetheless! Such a treat and one that I realized quickly was full of sugar. I felt guilty chugging like 5 in a week after discovering their existence, forever late to the party… So I took to making my own version at home. It’s refined sugar-free and a big time money-saver!
My version is based on the pink drink’s sister – the violet drink aka purple drank. It has more of a berry flavor as opposed to strawberry. You can find a ton of strawberry variations online if you’re keen on giving the pink drink a try at home. I’ve become more infatuated with this variation. Definitely give it a try! I’ve linked below the exact ingredients I used to make this.
I’ve swapped out the oat milk for other non-dairy varieties but truly believe oat is superior. Another runner-up option would be soy. I wasn’t a fan of using coconut in this, and almond isn’t quite fatty enough. You want it to have some body, going the light route doesn’t work. Especially when you add in the ice. Remember that dilutes it a bit too as it melts.
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Sugar-Free Violet Drink
Yield 2 servings
A sugar-free copycat to the infamous Violet drink from Starbucks.
- Add tea bags to hot water and brew for 4-6 minutes.
- Add grape juice to tea concentrate.
- For one large serving, fill quart jar with a base of freeze dried strawberries and top with about 2 cups of ice.
- In a large cup combine tea concentrate and milk with a little bit of ice. Shake to mix evenly. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed.
- Pour over ice and enjoy immediately.
I used liquid monk fruit. If using a granulated sweetener, dissolve in the hot tea concentrate before cooling. You can use any dairy-free milk but I highly recommend an oat milk for this recipe.
Courses Snack, Beverage