This mango dragon fruit lemonade is a homemade version of the Starbucks refresher. It's a refreshing drink that you can enjoy all year round by making it at home with only a few simple ingredients.
My girls are addicted to Starbucks. This is probably not a good thing, but sometimes it's the little things we do with our kids that make the day a little brighter. One thing they love to get is the mango dragon fruit refresher. I mean, what' snot to love about it? Between the fun tropical flavors and the vibrant colors of the dragon fruit pieces.
Mango dragon fruit lemonade is a refreshing drink that you can enjoy all year long. This Starbucks copycat recipe takes only a few minutes to make with only five simple ingredients.
- Lemon Juice
- Mango Juice - I like to use one that does not have added sugar for this recipe.
- Dragon Fruit - Frozen or fresh. I usually find frozen dragon fruit in the frozen fruit section of the grocery store.
- Sweetener - I prefer to make and use a simple syrup for this recipe. To make a simple syrup combine equal parts sugar and water in a pot over medium-heat. Stir the mixture until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let it cool before using.
How to make mango dragon fruit lemonade.
- Blend the dragon druit and mago juice together, drain the pulp if desired.
- Combine the dragon fruit and mago to a pitcher along with the lemon juice and water.
- Add sweetner to taste.
- Chill and enjoy.
Why make this Starbucks copycat at home?
- It's made with real ingredients.
- It is easy to make.
- For the cost of an average single drink at Starbucks, you can get a whole pitcher to enjoy!
Dragon fruit comes in several color varieties, varying slightly in sweetness. In general, dragon fruit has a mildly sweet flavor that reminds me a little bit of canteloupe but with the texture of kiwi.
The mango juice and dragon fruit both add sweetness to this lemonade recipe. I prefer to use a simple syrup to sweeten it as it doesn't mess with the texture. If you choose to use sugar, honey, stevia, or even monk fruit in this recipe, you can. Just start with a little and adjust until you like it.
The original mango dragon fruit refresher from Starbucks does contain caffeine. This homemade version does not.
Yes, you can. I will often make a pitcher of this mango dragon fruit lemonade, keep it in the fridge, and drink on it all week.
More drinks to love.
Mango Dragon Fruit Lemonade (Starbucks refresher copycat)
- 4 Cups Mango Juice I prefer one that does not have added sweeteners.
- 3 Cups Lemon Juice
- 1 ½- 2 Cups Dragon Fruit Fresh or frozen.
- 8 Cups Cold Water
- 1-2 Cups Sweetner of Choice I prefer to use a simple syrup for this recipe.
- Add the dragon fruit and mango juice to a blender and process until desired consistency is achieved. Strain the pulp if desired.1 ½- 2 Cups Dragon Fruit, 4 Cups Mango Juice
- Transfer the dragon fruit and mango mixture to a pitcher and add the lemon juice and cold water. Stir to combine.3 Cups Lemon Juice, 1 ½- 2 Cups Dragon Fruit, 8 Cups Cold Water, 4 Cups Mango Juice
- Test the sweetness of the drink and add sweetener of choice as needed.1-2 Cups Sweetner of Choice
- Chill the mango dragon fruit lemonade or simply pour over ice and enjoy.
- Serve poured over more dragon fruit pieces just like Starbucks does for more copycat flare.