Whenever I think of the fall season, the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte automatically comes to mind. With just a month to fall, I decided to deep dive into the Starbucks menu and find drinks offered during this season. We all know that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is delicious. However, if you’d like to try other drinks this coming fall, then this article is for you. Here, you’ll learn fall alternatives to Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.
11 Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte alternatives.
Although the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is delicious, you sometimes would like to try something new during the fall season apart from this one. The following are some of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte alternatives served during fall that are equally delicious; apple crisp macchiato, vanilla steamer, chai latte, caramel apple spice, salted caramel mocha and peppermint mocha.
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.
The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew outsold the Pumpkin Spice Latte in 2020 making it the perfect alternative during fall. This beverage is prepared with cold brew, vanilla syrup (sweetener), pumpkin-infused cream cold foam and pumpkin spice topping. Modifications like using sugar-free vanilla syrup or less foam are also allowed.
Apple Crisp Macchiato.
The creamy apple crisp macchiato is prepared with brewed espresso, oat milk, brown sugar syrup and caramelized spiced apple drizzle topping. This drink is available as hot or iced, sold in four sizes; short, tall, grande and venti and is perfect for those who dislike pumpkin. Also, you can use any kind of milk in this macchiato.
The Starbucks vanilla steamer is perfect for kids as it is caffeine-free since it’s just steamed milk sweetened with vanilla syrup. This beverage is sold in four sizes; short or kids (8fl oz.), tall (12fl oz.), grande (16fl oz.) and venti (20fl oz.). The calories in the vanilla steamer range between 180 and 400 and the sugar levels are between 19g and 48g.
Caramel Apple Spice.
This drink has been on the Starbucks menu for years and is made with steamed apple juice, caramel sauce, cinnamon dolce syrup and whipped cream. During fall, ask for a Caramel Apple Pumpkin Spice, which is essentially the caramel apple spice with the addition of pumpkin spice syrup. It is sold in four sizes and the calories are between 220 and 460.
The hazelnut mocha with a few chocolate sauce shots tastes just like Nutella and is available as both hot and iced. The ingredients in this beverage are; coconut milk, espresso, hazelnut syrup and mocha sauce drizzle topping.
White Chocolate Mocha.
This is a perfectly comforting fall drink made with milk, brewed espresso, white chocolate mocha sauce and whipped cream topping. Starbucks white chocolate mocha is sold in four sizes and the calories range between 230 and 530. The sugar levels range from 21g to 51g and the caffeine levels are from 75mg and 150mg.
Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
The Cinnamon Dolce Latte is a great substitute for the Pumpkin Spice Latte and can be made with any kind of milk. Also, for a low-calorie version, the skinny cinnamon dolce latte, made with sugar-free syrup, nonfat milk and no whipped cream, is available. This latte is sold in four sizes, the calories are between 190 and 420, the sugar levels are from 21g to 51g and the caffeine amounts range from 75mg to 150mg.
The peppermint mocha is typically sold during the winter season, but you can get it throughout the year if you ask your barista nicely. This mocha is available in short, tall, grande and venti sizes and the ingredients used are; mocha sauce, peppermint syrup, brewed espresso, milk and whipped cream and dark chocolate curls toppings. The calories in this drink are between 240 and 540 and the sugar amounts are from 28g to 68g.
Although the Chai Latte is available all year round, the warm spices like cinnamon and cloves make it perfect for the fall season. The ingredients in this latte are; water, chai tea concentrate and milk. Any kind of milk can be used in this latte. The calories range from 120 to 310, sugar from 21g to 53g and caffeine from 50mg to 120mg.
Salted Caramel Mocha.
This mocha has become a fall classic over the years and the ingredients used to prepare it are; brewed espresso, toffee nut syrup, mocha sauce, milk and whipped cream, caramel sauce and sea salt topping.
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate.
This beverage is caffeine-free and is available on the Starbucks secret menu. It is prepared by adding pumpkin syrup pumps into a hot chocolate or a white hot chocolate. You can have the drink with plant-based milk or nonfat milk.
It’s no doubt that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is impeccable. However, if you’d like to branch out and try other drinks during the fall season, the drinks discussed above are amazing alternatives.