If you are craving a pumpkin latte, Starbucks has a variety of pumpkin spice drinks to choose from. Find out the best ways to have your pumpkin Starbucks drink in this article.
Fall is my favorite season of the year and for this reason, you will always find me at a Starbucks with a pumpkin spice latte. The Starbucks ambiance provides a conducive environment on a cold morning for me to catch up on my work deadline while also enjoying the aromas permeating the air. The pumpkin spice latte gives me the caffeine boost I need to get through the day. You are probably wondering why the pumpkin spice latte is so popular. I’ll explain.
In 2003, Starbucks launched an original pumpkin spice drink that became an instant hit. This started the pumpkin spice craze with all popular coffee chains launching pumpkin spice drinks as part of their menu. People are crazy about the PSL as it combines festive pumpkin flavors and fall spices. Doesn’t that sound nostalgic?
But what if you do not like the taste of pumpkin spice latte? Don’t worry. This article will tell you all the different types of pumpkin spice drinks launched by Starbucks and how you can order them.
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The pumpkin spice latte is the drink that started the pumpkin spice craze. Starbucks launched this drink in 2003 and the drink became an instant hit. It is also the most popular drink on the Starbucks menu despite only being available during fall. There are plenty of ways to customize your pumpkin spice latte from adding cinnamon dolce syrup to just a simplified pumpkin spice latte. To order this drink, ask for a pumpkin spice latte with as many shots of espresso as you like, milk, pumpkin syrup and spice topping. You can also ask for whipped cream to be added to your coffee.
This is a new twist on the original pumpkin spice latte. The drink combines all ingredients of the pumpkin spice latte but with a bonus ingredient of pumpkin cold brew coffee and cream. The drink was initially launched in 2018 and has since gained a lot of popularity for obvious reasons.
The cold brew is perfect for you if you want a caffeinated cold drink to get you through the day. To order this drink, ask your barista to give you a pumpkin spice cream cold brew with cold brew coffee base drink, and add pumpkin spice cream and spice toppings. You can add vanilla-flavored syrup or cinnamon dolce syrup to spice up the latte.
There is something about caramel macchiato that makes me so obsessed. Combining two of my favorite ingredients the pumpkin spice sauce and caramel Macchiato in one drink is mind-blowing for me. This is a customized drink. The flavor of a caramel Macchiato is elevated by the pumpkin spice and is the perfect aesthetic drink to make Instagram content with.
To order this drink, ask your barista for a normal pumpkin spice latte base drink with pumpkin spice sauce, add a few pumps of iced Caramel Macchiato to your drink and finish it off with a caramel drizzle.
This is an interesting drink combination that has both chai tea spice and pumpkin spice. However, this chai latte pumpkin spice is not part of Starbucks’ official menu and is part of the secret menu. Luckily for you, I will tell you exactly how to order this drink.
How to order: Ask your barista for espresso, 2% milk, and pumpkin spice sauce, and add 2 to 4 pumps of chai tea spice. Your results are a warm, spicy, and delicious drink perfect for the fall seasons. The caffeine boost you get from this drink should be enough to last you throughout the day.
This sugary drink tastes a lot like an ice cream bar or a pumpkin pie. The drink is made with espresso, whole milk, and pumpkin spice sauce blended. The pumpkin spice cream is then added and topped off with whipped cream. To order this drink, ask for a pumpkin spice Java chip Frappuccino with espresso, 2% whole milk, Java chips, pumpkin spice sauce, pumpkin spice topping, and then ask for a whipped cream topping. If it’s chilly outside but you still want a cold drink, this is perfect for you. Unfortunately, despite its delicious taste, the drink is packed with lots of sugar and calories. So, you might want to save it for a special occasion.
Who doesn’t like a drink that tastes like chocolate? The pumpkin spice hot chocolate is very cozy and perfect for a chilly fall morning. The drink is also kid-friendly. Who would have thought? You can order it at kid-friendly temperatures which are easier to drink and not extremely hot.
How to order: Ask your barista for a hot chocolate base drink of any size, add 2 to 4 pumps of Mocha syrup and pumpkin spice sauce, and top it off with a pumpkin spice topping. The bitter taste of the chocolate balances out the sweet pumpkin spice sauce and toppings.
If you are looking to add a seasonal flair to your pumpkin spice drink, then adding chocolate Mocha will do the job for you. To order a pumpkin spice white chocolate Mocha, ask your barista for a white chocolate Mocha drink, add 2 to 4 pumps of Mocha syrup, and top it off with pumpkin spice syrup. Add caramel drizzle to your Mocha and use pumpkin cream cold foam instead of whipped cream for a tastier option.
You can add pumpkin spice to any drink on the Starbucks menu to give different variations of pumpkin spice drinks perfect for fall. This drink is caffeine-free and sweet with a flavor that does not overpower your palate. The best part about the drink is, that you can order a kid-friendly option with warmer temperatures to make it easy to drink. To order this drink, ask for a pumpkin spice sauce base drink with 2% steamed milk, and topped off with whipped cream. Then, add pumpkin spice on top.
To order this drink, ask your barista for a pumpkin spice Frappuccino with toffee nut syrup, top off your drink with whipped cream or replace it with a salted sweet cream cold foam, and add a drizzle of caramel drizzle for the perfect salted caramel pumpkin Frappuccino. This drink is heavenly. You can also add sea salt topping to your drink. To customize this drink option, you can add Mocha syrup to add a little dimension to your drink.
Even though temperatures are still warm, its fall at Starbucks. Starbucks launched a new pumpkin drink: Pumpkin cream cold brew, a rendition of existing cold foam drinks. The pumpkin cream cold brew is made from a mix of cold brew coffee, Vanilla syrup, pumpkin cream cold foam, and topped off with a pumpkin spice topping. At first sip, you get to taste the perfect balance between the bitter taste of coffee and the sweet cold foam.
The pumpkin-flavored foam seeps into the cold brew as the drink sits for a while to combine flavors and develop the taste of cold pumpkin spice latte. The best part about this, if you are part of Starbucks’ gold status loyalty program, you can get this drink free.
Yes, Starbucks has a variety of pumpkin spice drinks. Ranging from the classic Pumpkin spice latte, and pumpkin spice Frappuccino’s, to pumpkin spice macchiato. If you want to be part of the pumpkin spice craze then Starbucks has the right fall drink for you. Ranging from hot to cold pumpkin spice drinks, you can never go wrong with a hot classic pumpkin spice drink as you enjoy the warm flavors of the drink.
You can also customize your preferred drink options to suit your preferences. The pumpkin spice coffee is a sweet drink on its own, but you can also add plenty of sugar, ask for sugar-free syrup, and add cream etc. The possibilities are endless. Of course, you will have to let your barista know the exact ingredients you want in your drink as they are not trained on drink customizations or the secret menu.
To order a Starbucks pumpkin cold foam, you can ask your barista for a pumpkin cold foam drink with either sugar-free vanilla syrup. The pumpkin cold foam is freshly made every time you make an order. To customize this order, you can ask for the cold foam to be made from non-fat milk to make a frothy consistency.
The Starbucks pumpkin cold foam combines two of my favorite Starbucks ingredients—Vanilla-flavored cold brew and pumpkin cream sauce. The drink is then topped off with seasonal pumpkin spices. The pumpkin cream is made from Vanilla sweet cream whipped with pumpkin spice sauce to get a foamy consistency.
Starbucks pumpkin spice latte is a seasonal drink only available during fall. Unfortunately, it is not available all year round and only found in Starbucks around August 25th. Starbucks has officially announced that the pumpkin spice latte is coming back to their menus in August. Even though the temperatures are still warm, fall is coming early to Starbucks in the form of a pumpkin spice latte. This delicious fall drink is expected to be in a lot of Starbucks chain stores in the US, Canada, Middle East, and Europe.
The pumpkin spice latte season is autumn. Starbucks launches pumpkin spice latte on August 24 in the fall season. You can sip on this delicious fall drink with plenty of balanced flavors such as pumpkin sauce, pumpkin spice flavors like nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, and the best part, espresso to get you the caffeine fix you need to go about your day. You can get this latte hot or iced depending on your mood or preference—the choice is yours.
All Starbucks syrup is made by the Fontana brand and yes, you can buy them online. The Starbucks pumpkin spice syrup contains real pumpkin puree. The pumpkin spice syrup is also the base drink used for all pumpkin spice drinks at Starbucks. When the Starbucks pumpkin syrup underwent a makeover to include real pumpkin puree, it was officially labeled the Starbucks pumpkin spice sauce.
Starbucks pumpkin sauce contains lots of sugar, milk, and real pumpkin puree. Pumpkin spice is then added to give it a spicy flavor. The creamy condensed milk makes every sip of your pumpkin spice latte heavenly.
The best way to order a pumpkin spice latte is to order a blonde espresso with 2% milk blended with pumpkin spice sauce and topped off with pumpkin spices. To customize your order, you can add as many shots of blonde espresso as you would like to your drink. The extra shots of espresso will give you the caffeine boost you need to get through the day.
You can also substitute the milk with non-fat milk, or plant-based milk options like soy milk. The pumpkin spice latte contains condensed milk therefore, if you are lactose intolerant, it would be best to stay away from this drink.
If you are looking to make a pumpkin pie flavored drink, then you can add a cinnamon dolce syrup to your pumpkin spice latte. Adding Mocha to your pumpkin spice latte can elevate the taste of the latte. Pumps of Mocha syrup will instantly give your latte a chocolate muffin taste. Adding a little spice to your pumpkin spice latte can make your drink have a richer taste.
To make your Starbucks pumpkin drink sweeter, you can replace the dark coffee roast to use a blonde espresso. To make your coffee sweeter, you can also add more sweetened vanilla syrup or heavy cream. Condensed milk contains sugar that can sweeten your drink more. The pumpkin spice sauce is already sweetened with condensed milk therefore, you can sweeten it further by adding chocolate syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, or hazelnut syrup. The syrups are sweet and when combined with the pumpkin spice syrup, they become extra sweet with a creamy flavor.
Autumn is my favorite season of the year as I always look forward to the pumpkin spice drinks. Starbucks launched the pumpkin spice latte in 2003 and it instantly became a pop-culture icon. Ever since they have also come up with different pumpkin-flavored drinks that are just right.
If you are not obsessed with the pumpkin spice latte like I am, there are plenty of Seasonal pumpkin spice drinks to choose from. The article above lists them all from the official menu to the secret menu and how best to make the order, while also showing you how to customize your order. Don’t let the pumpkin spice craze pass you by grabbing yourself one and enjoying it. Bonus tip: if you are part the of Starbucks rewards program, you can get the drinks at discounted prices or even absolutely free!
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
Kai has therefore created well-researched and comprehensive excerpts regarding the services and products offered by the giant restaurant chain. And which can be retrieved from Starbmag.com, apart from talking writing, and dealing with food Kai loves also to Kayak. You can read more about me on the about us page.