copycat recipe dragonfruit refresher

Have you tried the Starbucks Dragonfruit Mango Refresher? So many people are raving over this refreshment, it’s a perfect dragonfruit infused drink that has a hint of mango and lemonade (optional). I had to recreate the recipe, let me share my copycat recipe, which will only costs $1.62 for a 20 oz. serving verses the nearly $4 refreshment. 

Starbucks Mango Dragonfruit Refresher DIY Copycat Recipe


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 Packet of Crystal Light Peach Mango (single serving) or Mango Juice 4 oz
  • 1 Packet of Great Value Dragonfruit Drink Mix (single serving)
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite sweetener
  • 1 cup of Ice
  • ¼ cup Mango fruit or Dragon Fruit, chopped finely for Garnish (optional)

Takes ,

serves: 20 oz.


  1. Pour Water into a Shaker Cup
  2. Add 1/2 packet of Crystal Light Peach Mango (single serving) or Mango Juice 4 oz.
  3. Add 1 packet of Great Value Dragonfruit Drink Mix (single serving)
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of your favorite sweetener
  5. Add 1 cup of Ice
  6. Optional: Add the 1/4 cup of Mango Fruit or Dragonfruit, finely chopped
  7. Shake all ingredients in a shaker cup
  8. Pour into a 20 oz. serving cup with ice
  9. Alternative: You can replace 1 cup of water with lemonade for your preference, they offer this at Starbucks as well

Starbucks Dragonfruit refresher copycat recipe

How to Save Money Making your own Starbucks Mango Dragonfruit Refresher for only $1.62

  • 1/4 Mango: 41 cents ($1.75 for 1 full fruit)
  • 1/4 Dragonfruit: 75 cents ($2.98 for 1 full fruit)
  • 2 cups water, 1 cup of ice: free
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar: 5 cents
  • 1/2 Mango Peach Crystal Light Packet: 24 cents ($2.48 for 10pk individual servings)
  • 1 Great Value Dragonfruit Drink Mix: 17 cents  ($1.74 for 10pk individual servings)

Total DIY Serving: $1.62

Servings: 20 oz. 

Starbucks price: $2.95 to $4.45

Starbucks dragonfruit copycat recipe DIY

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DIY starbucks dragonfruit refresher recipe