International brand Starbucks is finally launching its first bottled Frappuccinos made with oat milk. The new beverage will be available in two delicious flavors: Caramel Waffle Cookie and Dark Chocolate Brownie.
Starbucks is releasing a bottled cold brew made with oat milk in a dark chocolate flavor. The oat milk Frappuccinos and oat milk cold brew will be rolling out together with Baya Energy, Starbucks’ first energy drink line available in Mango Guava, Raspberry Lime, and Pineapple Passionfruit flavors.
The coffee giant developed the new dairy-free bottled Frappuccinos after having a huge success with oat milk in its 9,000 US stores. Last March, the chain added Oatly’s oat milk to its national menu alongside almond, coconut, and soy milk.
Starbucks ’ goods division has been exploring the dairy-free space for a few years. In 2019, Starbucks made its first dairy-free bottled Frappuccinos with two flavors, vanilla and mocha, made with almond milk instead of dairy.
In 2021, Starbucks launched a new vegan creamer with a Pumpkin Spice Flavored Non-Dairy Creamer that was made to taste just like the PSL and utilized a blend of almond and oat milk to deliver the same creaminess without any dairy products.
Starbucks is aiming to slash its carbon footprint—the main driver of which is dairy—by 50 percent by 2030 and is leaning on plant-based milk, particularly oat milk, as a way to help it reach its climate goals. A 2018 Oxford University study showed that oat milk is a more climate-friendly option as it produces one-third of the carbon emissions of large-scale dairy while using 80-percent less land and 90-percent less water.