The day many of you have long been waiting for has finally arrived — Starbucks announced that starting Sept. 6, it will offer "almondmilk" on its menu. Get your PSLs ready; it's about to go down.
The latest addition to its plant-based milk alternatives — "soymilk" and "coconutmilk" — "almondmilk" is Starbucks's own recipe, created to "complement our hot, iced and Frappuccino blended beverages," said Yoke Wong, Starbucks beverage R&D manager. After seeing the crazy success of coconut milk, the Starbucks brand finally responded to massive consumer demand for a new dairy alternative — almond milk is the most popular dairy-free choice in the US.
The almondmilk is unflavored, has "light almond notes," and is made with almond butter, which "adds body and complements the roasty notes of espresso," Starbucks said in a press release.
What does this mean? Your dairy-free pumpkin spice lattes, Frappuccinos, and iced chais are about to get a tasty dose of creamy goodness, with very little sugar added. "An eight-ounce serving has just 3 grams of sugar, compared with 12-13 grams of naturally occurring sugar in 2 percent dairy milk," Starbucks said. Start saving your pennies, though — as it goes for coconut and soy, the almond swap for milk will cost you 60 cents.