The process for making chocolate milk and other speciality dairy drinks including mixing substantially pure lambda carrageenan, cocoa and/or other flavorings with a portion of the milk such that the lambda carrageenan has a high concentration of up to 2000 ppm, pasteurizing this mix, storing the mix, and later combining the mix with pasteurized milk prior to packaging to dilute the lambda carrageenan to about 300-600 ppm in the final product. A mixture of lambda and iota carrageenan is dissolved to suspend vegetable fat and cocoa in water in an imitation chocolate milk.
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