In October, Starbucks will add vegan whipped cream to its United Kingdom menus, according to local media outlet Vegan Food UK. The whipped cream—the ingredients of which have yet to be revealed—will debut in time for Pumpkin Spice Latte season. In 2018, Starbucks removed dairy products from its PSL base in Europe to create the Vegan Pumpkin Sauce with Spice Flavorings. Starbucks began offering the vegan version of the PSL in the UK, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, and Austria in August 2018 but ran out of the vegan base by the end of October. Last year, the chain reintroduced the vegan-friendly PSL and UK customers can order the latte vegan by requesting plant-based milk and, come October, opting for vegan whipped cream.
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Stateside, coffee chain Peet’s Coffee recently launched a vegan Maple Spice Cold Brewed Oat Latte as part of its Fall 2020 seasonal beverage menu and the chain’s Pumpkin Latte can be ordered vegan by substituting plant-based milk. However, Starbucks in the US still does not offer a vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte as the drink is made with pumpkin sauce, a key ingredient, that contains condensed milk.