MILAN – Starbucks has released three new cold beverages for the spring including two non-dairy drinks made using coconut milk. The trio of drinks includes the Iced Golden Ginger Drink, Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink and Nitro Cold Brew with Salted Honey Cold Foam.
The Iced Golden Ginger and the Iced Pineapple Matcha are coconut milk iced drinks inspired by Venice Beach, Los Angeles and the California sun. The new coconut milk beverages have a tropical twist — featuring flavors like matcha, turmeric, pineapple and ginger.
The Iced Golden Drink is described as a sunny beverage that features ginger, pineapple and turmeric flavors, shaken with coconut milk and ice.
“Its vibrant color and sunny flavors make you think of springtime,” said Kris Murray, product specialist for the Starbucks Beverage Research & Development team.
The Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink, made with premium matcha green tea with flavors of pineapple and ginger, is shaken with coconut milk and ice.
“Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink is the perfect blend of pineapple and matcha with a hint of coconut,” Murray said. “At first sip, you get some of that pineapple flavor complimented by the coconut milk, with matcha and ginger flavors really shining through at the end.”
The Nitro Cold Brew with Salted Honey Cold Foam was designed to complement the smooth flavors of nitro cold brew, topped with a salted honey cold foam and a stripe of sweet and salty toasted honey.
Matthew Thornton, product developer for the Beverage R&D team, created the new beverage, which has 40 calories for a grande, with 7 grams of total sugar.
“This beverage really showcases our coffee with just a touch of sweetness from the salted honey foam,” Thornton said.