Coconut milk is new Starbucks dairy alternative

Coconut milk coming to Starbucks stores (Photo:

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Beginning Feb. 17, coconut milk will be available at Starbucks stores.

Starbucks received 84,000 customer requests for a non-dairy alternative to dairy and soy through their suggestion website. In fact, it has been the second-largest Starbucks request of all time.

“Delivering the options our customers want is always the highlight of my day,” said Christine Barone, Starbucks vice president.

Starbucks product innovators took the idea of using the milk alternative to the kitchen, researching and developing recipes for classic drinks made with coconut milk, before the February announcement.

Starbucks Single Origin Coconut Milk, the official brand the company will use, is certified vegan and sourced from coconuts grown on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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