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This kiwi starfruit refresher recipe is just as refreshing and delicious as the real thing! Consider this a sign to save your money and make your favorite Starbucks drink at home. Not only is it cheaper, but it’s much better for you, too!

Lime green kiwi starfruit refresher poured into a glass with ice and slices of starfruit and kiwi.

What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • It contains real fruit juice! And when I say real, I mean squeeze-the-kiwis yourself real. Which is a far cry from the “kiwi-flavored juice” used in Starbucks’ version.
  • It’s totally cooling and refreshing! This kiwi starfruit refresher tastes especially delicious on a hot day. It’s the perfect fruity drink to cool you off and lift you up.
  • It’s perfectly tropical and not too sweet. Free of added sugar, this drink recipe tastes sweet all on its own!

Chef’s Tips

  • Customize this kiwi starfruit refresher any way you’d like! You can easily turn it into the famous Star Drink with a small splash of coconut milk. Or, for an even sweeter drink, add in about a tablespoon of simple syrup.
  • Make an entire pitcher at a time! If you know you’ll be drinking tons of refreshers, then simply make a large batch to enjoy at your leisure. When the craving strikes, fill a tall glass with ice, then refresher.
  • If you’re feeling fancy, add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and mix it up that way! This’ll also create that little bit of foam on the top of the drink, striking an even closer resemblance to the Starbucks version.
Close-up, 3/4 angle view of a glass of lime green kiwi starfruit refresher with slices of kiwi and starfruit.

Other Easy and Refreshing Drink Recipes

Recipe By: Sam Guarnieri

Kiwi Starfruit Refresher (Starbucks Copycat!)

Prep 5 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Simple and refreshing, this kiwi starfruit refresher is every bit as delicious as your favorite Starbucks drink, but way more cost-effective.
4 servings


  • Pitcher


  • ½ cup kiwi juice juice from 3-5 kiwis
  • 2 cups white grape juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon green coffee bean extract for caffeine, optional
  • ice as desired
  • fresh starfruit slices optional, for garnish
  • fresh kiwi slices peeled; optional, for garnish


  • Add kiwi juice, white grape juice, lime juice, and green bean coffee extract to a large bowl or pitcher and stir well to combine fully.
    Overhead view of a glass pitcher containing lime green kiwi starfruit refresher liquid.
  • Divide ice, fresh starfruit, and fresh kiwi between 4 cups, then fill each cup with refresher mixture and serve immediately.
    Side view of a single glass containing kiwi starfruit refresher, ice, and slices of starfruit and kiwi.
  • Green Coffee Bean Extract: Totally optional, but gives the refresher a boost of caffeine. You can find it online or at a grocery store like Sprouts or Whole Foods.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1kiwi starfruit refresherCalories: 143calProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 361mgTotal Carbs: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 28gNet Carbs: 31gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 86mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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  1. Avatar Michelle L says:

    Where does one find kiwi juice?

    1. Megan | 40 Aprons Team Megan | 40 Aprons Team says:

      Hi, Michelle! We indicate on the recipe card that the ½ cup kiwi juice is the juice from approximately 3-5 kiwi fruits. You would need to purchase kiwi fruits and then juice them.

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