Vegan PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) Alternatives for Fall (that you can actually buy at Starbucks!)
2019 Update! - The PSL topping sprinkle IS vegan (just not the PSL syrup inside) so you can also ask for them the add the PSL topping into or on top of your drinks suggested below! :)
I recently went and here was my order (that turned out DELICIOUS!)
"Horchata Almond Milk Frappuccino
- no whipped cream
- no CDL (cinnamon dulce) topping
- add PSL topping"
Remember, the best way to get your order made correctly is to go in with a smile and be super friendly and courteous to your barista! It also helps if you can go during a slow time rather than when they are slammed.
Fall is here!! Well kind of...but you know what I mean. Once we turn the calendar to September, you can't help but think of pumpkins, orange colored leaves, cooler air (even if it isn't here yet), and all the wonderful feelings of family and the holidays.
And one of everyone's favorite things about fall....the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. BUT unfortunately the PSL is NOT vegan friendly.
However....I have found several options that - dare I say it - I think I actually like MORE than the PSL and they still deliver that holiday spice! :D
So what can you order at Starbucks to deliver that Holiday Hug-In-A-Mug?
I give you the Cinnamon Dulce Latte!!! Of course, there are several ways you can have this flavor (or variety of it) served up. Here are some suggestions:
While it's still warm outside -
Enjoy the Horchata Almond Milk Frappuccino! (It is made with the Cinnamon Dulce flavors) Just be sure to order it without whipped cream and without the caramel drizzle topping which contains condensed milk (although if you want a little caramel flavor, you can add the caramel syrup which does not contain dairy)
Iced Variety -
Order the Cinnamon Dulce Iced Latte with your choice of plant milk (they offer almond, coconut, and soy). And again, just ask for it without toppings! (there is a cinnamon dulce topping that has butter in it, so you don't want them throwing that on there!)
When Baby, It's Cold Outside -
Order the regular Cinnamon Dulce Latte (hot version) with your choice of plant milk (they offer almond, coconut, and soy). And again, just ask for it without toppings (no whipped cream or CDL topping)!
Trust me, the cinnamon-spice flavor of these drinks will bring you all those warm fuzzies of fall!
Oh yeah, and here's a little BONUS for ya -
Did you know that the Iced Cinnamon Dulce Latte with almond milk is actually one of the LIGHTEST items on the menu? A grande Iced almond milk version comes in at only 150 calories!!!
You're welcome ;)
Happy Fall Ya'll! <3
P.S. - Don't forget to bring your reusable cup and straw! It is imperative that we all become more mindful of how our lifestyle affects the planet. Being vegan is a HUGE step, but we can also try to be more sustainable too!
And as a bonus, I definitely felt like I had more (maybe because my glass is tall & thin compared to the grande Starbuck's cup?) Reusable glass & straw for the win!!
#Vegan #PSL #PumpkinSpiceLatte
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