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11 Starbucks Pumpkin Drinks to Try This Season

Do you feel that? It feels like fall, and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to slip on your favorite flannel and grab your long-awaited pumpkin spiced drink from Starbucks. 

While you can never go wrong with the classic pumpkin spice latte, Starbucks has many other pumpkin drinks that make solid contenders for the best, like the pumpkin spice frappuccino, pumpkin cream cold brew, and many customizations to your favorite drinks!

a pumpkin spice latte from starbucks

From the classic pumpkin spice latte to the pumpkin double shot on ice, here’s our list of the best Starbucks pumpkin spice drinks. 

Pumpkin Spice Latte

You can never go wrong with this Starbucks classic fall drink. Order the pumpkin spice latte hot and revel in the warmth of the soothing fall spices.

You can, of course, alter the glass to your specifications, like adding cream and sugar, but it is also plenty sweet on its own. Not to mention, because of Starbucks’ signature pumpkin spice brew, it isn’t too bitter either. 

If classic milk isn’t your go-to additive for coffee, you can swap out the latte necessity with almond, coconut, or oat milk. Oat milk, in particular, adds a creaminess to the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte that transforms it into a melted milkshake consistency.

Iced Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Fall is a temperamental season, depending on where you live. Some days it feels like summer’s making a comeback, while others feel like winter’s knocking on your door. For those warmer days, the iced pumpkin spiced latte brings the season back into mind. 

Like the heated alternative, the iced pumpkin spice latte is sweet and spiced to perfection for a delicious take on fall. This is a great alternative if you’re looking for a cold pumpkin drink from Starbucks.

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

The pumpkin spice frappuccino is another interpretation of the original pumpkin spice latte. It comes complete with all the fundamental ingredients, such as milk, syrup, spices, and coffee. Although, the frappuccino blends the ice into an almost milkshake-like consistency for a thick, creamy pumpkin spice treat. 

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Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino

The pumpkin spice creme frappuccino is the ideal pumpkin spice counterpart to the pumpkin spice frappuccino for those who don’t want the caffeine punch from coffee or don’t like the taste of coffee.

Ultimately, creme means that the frappuccino doesn’t include any coffee. Otherwise, the two drinks are identical.  

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

The pumpkin cream cold brew is a newer addition to Starbucks’ previous cold foam renditions.

As the drink sits, the pumpkin-flavored foam slowly seeps into the cold brew. Eventually, the drink takes on a flavor similar to the iced pumpkin spice latte when you take a sip.

However, at first sip, you’re greeted with a pillowy cloud of delicious pumpkin-spice foam that’s sweetness is undercut by the bitterness from the cold brew. 

Nitro Cold Brew with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam

Take the pumpkin cream cold brew up a notch and swap the standard cold brew for nitro. The smooth taste from the nitro cold brew paired with the pumpkin cream cold foam transforms this coffee fix into a deliciously creamy pumpkin flavored must-have. 

The richness of the nitro cold brew makes this pumpkin favorite a bit more bold than some of the other sweet Starbucks pumpkin drinks, which makes it ideal for those who don’t want to sacrifice their coffee’s authentic flavor for the sake of pumpkin spice. 

Pumpkin Chai Frappuccino

A chai frappuccino already tastes reminiscent of fall because of the spices in the tea. So, when you add pumpkin spice to it, the drink gets taken to the ultimate fall-spiced flavor. 

However, unlike the other Starbucks pumpkin drinks, the pumpkin chai frappuccino doesn’t get a pumpkin syrup additive since the chai already encompasses many of those spices. Instead, it gets topped with pumpkin spice sprinkles in a bed of fluffy whipped cream.

Iced Vanilla Chai with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam

If the frappuccino is too chilled for your taste, but you still crave a pumpkin chai delight, you can opt for the iced vanilla chai with pumpkin cream cold foam. The drink is a creative combination of the pumpkin foam cold brew and standard iced chai latte but takes on a whole new flavor profile with vanilla syrup. 

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While the pumpkin chai tea latte is on the regular Starbucks menu, you’ll find the iced vanilla chai with pumpkin cream cold foam on the Starbucks secret menu. 

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Macchiato

If your go-to at Starbucks is the caramel macchiato, you might want to consider swapping your usual order out for the pumpkin spice version. Typically, the caramel macchiato has a vanilla syrup added to it for more sweetness. 

When you order the fall-flavored twist, you should ask for pumpkin spice syrup instead, along with a dash of pumpkin spice seasoning to top it off. While the seasoning is optional, it does provide a little extra kick of cinnamon and other autumnal spices. 

Pumpkin Spice Flat White

Starbucks’ standard flat white is one of those drinks more suited for coffee enthusiasts because of its specificity and–no pun intended–flat taste. The pumpkin spice flat white is a fall alternative to the standard order and makes the drink more approachable to those who otherwise wouldn’t order the flat white. 

The pumpkin spice flavoring adds sweetness to the drink but not too much like some of the other pumpkin beverages offered at Starbucks. It’s kind of like a subdued interpretation of the original pumpkin spice latte.

Pumpkin Spice Double Shot on Ice

With the pumpkin spice double shot on ice, you can still get your extra-caffeinated boost while enjoying the favored pumpkin spice flavor. However, you won’t find this drink option on the menu. Instead, you have to custom order your double-shot to the Starbucks secret menu pumpkin spice order specifications. 

For example, when you go to Starbucks, you will order a double-shot on ice with three pumps of the pumpkin spice sauce and a splash of milk or milk substitute. Then, voila. You have your very own pumpkin spice creation. 

It’s hard to rank the best Starbucks pumpkin drinks because they’re all so deliciously fall-flavored. A few more honorable mentions include the pumpkin spice hot chocolate and iced pumpkin white chocolate mocha.

Looking for to get into the Holiday spirit? Check out our list of Holiday drink options at Starbucks by clicking here.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin drink at Starbucks? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Written by Kyle Green

Kyle lives never passes up the opportunity to try a new restaurant. As a former New Yorker of 7 years, he enjoys regular trips to NYC to visit friends and enjoys all the restaurants and activities the city have to offer. He also spends time on the road tasting and reviewing other restaurant scenes around the country.