Starbucks Secret Menu: Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato (Ingredients, taste, variations, sizes, copycat recipe, caffeine, calories, and more information)

The Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato is a favorite beverage for many, especially during fall. Read on to learn more about it.

The Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato is a secret menu macchiato by slightly tweaking the regular Starbucks Caramel Macchiato. I love Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, but after having it numerous times, I grew bored and started researching other versions. After stumbling upon the Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato, I learned the recipe and immediately ordered the drink. I enjoyed every sip of this creamy fall treat.

Want to learn every detail about the Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato, including how to recreate it at home? Keep reading.

A brief history of the drink

The Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato’s creation was inspired by the fall “flavors.” A Starbucks Supervisor, Chris L., from Issaquah, Washington, is given credit for this recipe. This macchiato became popular in the fall of 2014.

Is Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato still available at Starbucks?

Yes. The Starbucks Caramel Macchiato is available in Starbucks stores, but it’s worth knowing that this beverage is only available during fall because one of the ingredients is pumpkin spice, which is seasonal.

Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato (Ingredients, taste, variations, sizes, caffeine, calories)

Starbucks Secret Menu: Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato

What’s in a Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato – (Ingredients)

The Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato has the following ingredients;

Caramel Macchiato with pumpkin spice syrup: The base beverage for this macchiato is a regular Starbucks Caramel Macchiato prepared with pumpkin spice syrup instead of vanilla syrup. Starbucks regular Caramel Macchiato has; milk, brewed coffee, caramel sauce, and vanilla syrup. The pumpkin spice syrup used has; pumpkin puree condensed skim milk, sugar, potassium sorbate (preservative), salt, annatto (for color), fruit and vegetable juice (for color), and natural flavors.

Pumpkin Spice topping: The Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato is topped with pumpkin spice topping – a blend of cinnamon, sulfiting agents, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves – for extra pumpkin flavors.

Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato: Sizes, nutrition, caffeine, and calories

What sizes are available?

The Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato is sold in four sizes; Short (8fl oz.), Tall (12fl oz.), Grande (16fl oz.), and Venti (20fl oz.). If you’re new to this macchiato, it is advisable to avoid the larger sizes.

Nutritional facts

The nutritional values per 16fl oz. of the Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato based on a daily 2000-calorie diet are;

250 calories, 7g of total fat, 7g of saturated fat, 0mg of trans fat, 33g of sugar, 25mg of cholesterol, 35g of total carbs, 0g of dietary fiber, 20g of protein, and 150mg of sodium.

Caffeine information

The Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato is caffeinated since brewed espresso is one of the ingredients. The caffeine amount in the short and tall sizes is 75mg and 150mg in the Grande and Venti sizes. These values may change if any customization is done on the brewed espresso.

So, what does Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato tastes like?

This macchiato is creamy and tasty, with rich pumpkin, coffee, and caramel flavors. It tastes like a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte with caramel flavors.

Ways to customize Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato at Starbucks – Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato variations

Typically, steamed hot 2% milk is used to prepare this frappuccino, but you can ask the barista to use your favorite milk instead. Also, the temperature of the milk can be customized.

Additionally, if you wish, your Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato can be prepared with blonde roast espresso instead of the Starbucks Signature dark roast espresso.

You can also ask the barista to adjust the amount of pumpkin spice syrup in your macchiato.

Lastly, upon your request, the barista can eliminate the caramel drizzle topping and use pumpkin spice topping only.

How to make Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato at home – Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato copycat recipe

Starbucks Secret Menu: Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato

Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato copycat recipe

Kai Jordan
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


  • Blender
  • Frother/whisk.
  • Saucepan


  • 1 cup of milk.
  • 2 tablespoons of homemade pumpkin spice sauce.
  • 2 espresso shots
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.


  • Warm the milk in a saucepan over medium heat for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove the milk from the heat, and with a milk frother or whisk, froth the milk until it starts to foam then, add in the pumpkin spice sauce and mix thoroughly.
  • Serve the frothy mixture in a cup and add in the espresso shots.
  • Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice on top, and enjoy.


  • Replace whole milk with any other milk you like but remember that dairy milk is preferred for a creamier macchiato.
  • Adjust the number of espresso shots used to your preference.
  • Feel free to use homemade pumpkin spice sauce and topping.


How do you order Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato from the Starbucks app?

Order a regular Caramel Macchiato and in the “Flavors” section, remove vanilla syrup and “Add Pumpkin sauce” in the “Toppings” section, select “Pumpkin Spice topping,” then place your order.

Does Starbucks have Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato all year round?

No. This macchiato is only available during the fall season.

Is the Starbucks Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato healthy?

Yes. However, excess consumption is discouraged.

How much is the Starbucks Caramel Macchiato?

The Grande size is typically around $4.45.

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