Starbucks to Add Their First Drink with Almond Milk to the Menu
Starbucks will soon be adding the Horchata Frappuccino to their menu. This drink will be the first drink on their menu which will contain almond milk as the primary milk-based ingredient. Contrary to belief, the new Frappuccino won’t be a temporary Summer menu item but rather a permanent item.
In the past, Starbucks’ profits have relied on innovative new menu items, but there have been rough patches where they’ve struggled to come up with new drinks.
If you want to get yourself one of Starbucks’ Horchata Frappuccino’s, you don’t even have to request that they use almond milk instead — it’s already the main ingredient!
Starbucks’ most recent addition to the menu is the Horchata Frappuccino — including cinnamon dolce syrup, ice, coffee, and of course, almond milk. To add to this, the drink is topped with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel, and cinnamon. Starbucks has revealed that this drink will be a permanent addition to the menu.
If you’ve ever waited in line at Starbucks then you’ll know that customers will take the time to customize their morning brew. But, with this innovative drink, Starbucks has taken a leap and have made it the first drink on their menu with almond milk as the primary ingredient.
Starbucks has always made it a point to accustom all of their customer’s needs, especially those who are lactose intolerant. They recently took a similar step and added the Ice Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato and Ice Cascara Coconut Milk Latte drinks to the menu (both of which use coconut milk as the main milk ingredient).
The coffee giant has always relied a lot on the innovation of new drink ideas, but there have been times when the company have struggled to bring new ideas to the table.
In Q2 of 2017, Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino helped to boost their sales but unfortunately, their limited time drinks haven’t always helped them out.
During the Summer, Starbucks has brought a range of new drinks (including the Ombre Pink Drink and the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino), although none of these brought the same level of excitement as the Unicorn Frappuccino.
According to a Starbucks’ spokesperson, “We saw a drop towards the beginning of Q3 of 2017 which signified that the not all of our limited-edition drinks brought a consistent level of excitement. We hope that our continued efforts to diversify our menu will encourage customers to drop into our coffee shops more often.”