A little more than a year ago, we called it: Oat milk is the hottest non-dairy milk on the rise, handily beating almond and soy when it comes to taste and creaminess.
And now, coffee giant Starbucks is finally on board, announcing that it will begin carrying oat milk in certain stores.
The delicious faux-milk will be available at the Starbucks Reserve Roasteries in New York City and Seattle, the Starbucks Reserve store in Seattle and the Starbucks Reserve bars in Seattle and San Francisco. Yes, that's only five locations, but we've got our fingers crossed for more soon.
According to a press release, "When steamed, the milk creates a creamy and velvety texture, perfect for the classic latte and cappuccino espresso beverages." In our own experience, it tastes slightly nutty and oat-y (no shock there), and is surprisingly creamy. In addition to tasting great in your morning coffee, you can bake with it, pour it over cereal or drink it plain. It’s also gluten-free and, obviously, dairy-free, making it a great alternative “milk.”
In case you don't live near New York, Seattle or San Francisco—and until Starbucks expands its oat milk offerings—you can make your own with oats, water, a fine-mesh strainer and a blender. (We promise, it's way easier to make than almond milk.)
Hey, Starbucks: Bring it to more cities soon, please and thanks.