According to Healthline, the keto diet focuses on foods that are low in carbs and high in fats. The goal of this diet is to put the body in a state called “ketosis,” in which a person’s metabolism becomes elevated and burns fat instead of carbs, therefore burning fat more quickly. For this reason, in a keto diet, sugars are all but eliminated. Even some fruits are off-limits. Starbucks’ Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is a cold brew base with pumpkin spice topping, pumpkin cream cold foam, and two pumps of vanilla syrup. But rest assured, keto-followers: There’s a way for everyone to enjoy the drink — all it takes is a modified order.
Instagram user @ketostarbucksdrinks breaks it down. When you order, they say, ask for sugar-free vanilla syrup and sugar-free cold foam. You can add sugar-free vanilla to the cold foam if you’d like, to retain that signature sweet taste. But, according to the post, you can’t specify sugar-free vanilla cold foam via mobile ordering apps, so you’ll have to order in person or at the drive-thru to make this customization. The rest of the ingredients — pumpkin sauce, heavy cream, and pumpkin spice topping — should be keto-friendly and good to go as normal.