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Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream Is Coming (And Could Be Healthier Than The Actual Drink)

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Starbucks Pumpkin Latte Ice Cream is coming to a freezer aisle near you, according to an company announcement released earlier today, and it’s going to be an orgy of limited edition coffee-pumpkin swirls. The Daily Meal is already predicting milkshakes and pie-pairings galore, and we’re sure they’re right (Pinterest, get ready). And while we’re sure it’s going to be just as sugar- and fat-filled as the drink that causes ever-increasing commotion each fall, we’re kind of relieved that they’re putting it into actual dessert form: Because even if the nutrition facts are no better–or even worse–at least now we can think of it as a treat, instead of breakfast.

A grande (16-ounce) pumpkin spice latte contains more sugar than you’ll find in two servings of Ben & Jerry’s Cheesecake Brownie ice cream. So drinking one for breakfast, or even an afternoon “treat” on the regular is not a super awesome way to kick off your day (or lunch break).

That said, there’s certainly a time and place for dessert. If the combination of spice/sugar/coffee is your thing, then indulging in a pumpkin spice latte is not a bad idea. But still: It’s more like eating ice cream than adding a dab of caffeine to your morning meal. And now that it’s actually going to be available in ice cream form, it might (hopefully) be a little easier to consume it like dessert instead of coffee.

The ice cream is supposed to hit shelves on November 1, and will be available until February 2013, so you’ll have plenty of time to get your fix of Starbucks pumpkin spice, at whatever temperature you like. Just treat either option like dessert (or even better: make your own).

Photo: Starbucks

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