How to Make a Healthier Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home
We slashed the calories and sugar from the Starbucks PSL—see how our nutrition stacks up.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the incredibly popular (and okay, sometimes disliked) flavor of fall, are going nowhere. With a little sweetness and a lot spice, PSLs are a fall drink that few can resist. Though it's easy to head to the drive-thru for a pick-me-up, it might be coming at an extra cost—to both your waistline and your wallet.
A 16-ounce (grande) Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks has 420 calories, 52g of carbs, and 50g of sugar. Though a PSL is an okay "once-in-a-while" treat, you may be better off having a piece of pumpkin pie (an average slice has 323 calories, 46g of carbs, and 25g of sugar.)
But if you're really hankering for a PSL, our homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte will help you avoid unnecessary ingredients in the Starbucks drink like "mono and diglycerides" and "sulfiting agents". You'll also save 100 calories, 6.5g of fat, and 7g of sugar. And if that's not sweet, I don't know what is.