Yes, You Can Order Your Pumpkin Spice Latte Iced — Here's How to Make It Healthier
Pumpkin spice season came early this year with an Aug. 28 debut. And while it was too hot to enjoy a hot cup of coffee for most of the country — the East Coast and Midwest had a heat wave with temps into the 90s — that didn't stop people from ordering their first PSL of the season. The trick? Ordering it iced!
Yes, you can totally order an iced pumpkin spice latte, and you can even make it healthier. The standard grande size (made with two percent milk and whipped cream) is 380 calories, 14 grams of fat, 52 grams of carbs, and 50 grams of sugar. Order an iced grande with nonfat milk and no whip to save you 120 calories and 14 grams of fat. Opt for two pumps of syrup instead of the traditional four to save an extra 60 calories and 15 grams of sugar. You can also order with almond milk instead to save 80 calories compared to two percent, but if you're looking for a dairy-free version, a PSL is a no-go: the pumpkin spice syrup contains condensed milk.
Take a look at everyone who is enjoying their iced PSL (with no whip!) on its first day of the season, and get inspired by some of these orders to make it healthier.
Sugar-Free Vanilla With Pumpkin Spice Syrup
This person mixed it up by ordering three pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup in addition to one pump of pumpkin spice syrup to save on calories.
If You Order a Venti, Make Sure You Cut Back on the Syrup
Although this person ordered a Venti iced PSL, you can still order a larger size — just make sure it's with one or two pumps of syrup and nonfat milk.
Soy Milk Instead of 2 Percent
This person opted for soy milk instead of two percent, which saves about 50 calories from two percent milk.
Ask For Extra Pumpkin Spice Topping
If you do order an iced PSL with fewer pumps of syrup, you may be missing the traditional pumpkin spice flavor. Instead, ask for extra pumpkin spice topping (just cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves) to add a punch of flavor.