Low Carb Starbucks Drink Favorites – Fall / Winter 2020

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably been keeping up with my low carb starbucks drink favorites from this past fall / winter season. Starting last September, I have compiled a number of drink swaps to cut down on carbohydrates and make their popular drinks a little easier on our blood sugars. You’ll find seasonal favorites including the pumpkin spice latte, peppermint mocha, and even a lower carb chai.

All of these options can be ordered hot or iced. However I list them is just how I personally prefer them to be made. Feel free to include more or less pumps of sugar free syrups, stevia, etc.

Starbucks does not provide nutrition facts for specific ingredients so this is based on my highly technical calculation based on current drink carbohydrates.

Find more of my low carb starbucks recipes here!

Low Carb Starbucks Drink Favorites from Fall / Winter 2020

Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee

Here’s how to order:
– vente iced coffee
– almond milk
– 2 stevias
– 1 pump of pumpkin (they call it pumpkin sauce which I personally just think is weird)
– cinnamon on top

One pump of pumpkin sauce is 7g and trust me, that’s all you need. My carbohydrate estimation for this drink is ~9g.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Here’s how to order:
– vente pumpkin spice latte
– almond milk
– 1 pump of pumpkin sauce (I know…. so weird to call it sauce)
– 2-3 pumps of sugar free vanilla (depending on your preference, I got 2)
– no whip (just my preference but do ya thang)
– pumpkin spice powder on top

I estimate this to be about ~12-15g of carbs for a vente because of the amount of almond milk they had to use and the 7g for one pump of pumpkin sauce.

Vanilla Pumpkin Tea

here’s how to order:
– grande unsweetened black tea
– no water
– almond milk
– one pump of pumpkin sauce
– one pump of sugar free vanilla

if you’re looking for something sweeter, add another pump of sugar free vanilla, etc. I estimate this drink around ~10 grams (7 for the one pump of pumpkin and ~3 for the splash of almond milk)

Salted Caramel Mocha

Here’s how to order:
– Iced (or hot) grande salted caramel mocha
– 1 pump of mocha
– No toffee nut syrup
– 2 pumps of sugar-free cinnamon dolce
– 1 pump of sugar-free vanilla
– Almond milk
– Light whip
– Regular smoked sea salt topping
– & if you’re really feelin crazy: a light caramel drizzle (this will add carbohydrates obviously)

some notes:
1. I added four total pumps because that’s what they normally put in a grande. I would have probably been fine with three.
2. I would estimate this drink to be about 15-18~g of carbohydrates WITHOUT the caramel drizzle. It would also be more if you ordered regular milk instead of almond.
3. Your guess is as good as mine about how many carbohydrates are in a caramel drizzle…

Peppermint Mocha

Here’s how to order:
– grande iced (or hot) peppermint mocha
– 1 pump of peppermint (~5g per pump)
– 1 pump of mocha (~7g per pump)
– 1 pump of sugar free cinnamon dolce
– almond milk instead of 2%
– optional: whipped cream + light chocolate curls

This tastes just like your average peppermint mocha with about a fourth of the carbohydrates. Not to mention that a grande is supposed to have EIGHT pumps of syrup when three tastes like more than enough.

I estimate this drink to have about ~17g of carbohydrates.

Cinnamon Vanilla Chai Latte

here’s how to order:
– vente chai latte (you pick: iced or hot)
– only 2 pumps of chai
– 1 pump of sugar-free vanilla
– 1 pump of sugar-free cinnamon dolce
– made with almond milk
– cinnamon on top
– optional: 2-3 shots of espresso

This drink is estimated to be about ~24g of carbohydrates for a vente.

CINNAMON CARAMEL BRÛLÉE

here’s how to order:
– grande caramel brûlée latte
– almond milk
– 1 pump of caramel brûlée sauce (~10g)
– 1 pump of sugar-free cinnamon dolce
– optional: 1 pump of sugar-free vanilla syrup
– optional: light whip cream (if ur feelin festive!)

This drink is estimated to be about ~15g of carbohydrates. If you prefer regular 2% milk over almond, your estimated carbohydrates will be closer to ~25g.

CHESTNUT PRALINE LATTE

here’s how to order:
– grande chestnut praline latte
– almond milk
– 1 pump of chestnut praline sauce (~8g)
– 1 pump of sugar free vanilla syrup
– optional: 2 pumps of sugar free vanilla instead of 1
– optional: light whip cream (if ur feelin festive!)

This drink is estimated to be about ~11g. If you prefer regular 2% milk over almond, your estimated carbohydrates will be closer to ~20g.

Pistachio Latte

here’s how to order:
– grande pistachio latte
– almond milk
– 1 pump of pistachio sauce (~9g)
– 1 pump of sugar free vanilla syrup
– optional: 2 pumps of sugar free vanilla instead of 1

This drink is estimated to be about ~11-15g. If you prefer regular 2% milk over almond, your estimated carbohydrates will be closer to ~20-24g.

I hope you enjoyed my low carb starbucks drink favorites! Don’t forget to tag me in your photos and let me know what you think!

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