Tongue starting to get burnt from that usual hot brew you’ve been ordering in Starbucks for the past few years? Maybe it’s time to give other drinks a taste to bring back your excitement for the popular coffee chain’s drinks. It wouldn’t hurt to try another set of popular drinks besides the normal americanos and hot chocolates you order.
Reading this simple recommendation list will probably make you run to your nearest Starbucks branch right now. You’re welcome in advance for helping you find the next favorite Starbucks drink of yours. We promise you wouldn’t want to stick with your usual after sipping this pumpkin goodness.
The spotlight is now on the pumpkin drinks. Shall we begin introducing them to you?
The Best of the Best: Pumpkin Drinks from Starbucks
There’s no need to skim through the menu, as we have all the best pumpkin drinks laid out for you. Everything in here is remarkably delicious and wouldn’t disappoint your palate. May we present to you the red carpet for the best pumpkin Starbucks drinks available for your purchase.
1. Pumpkin Spice Latte
The drink that brought in over a hundred million dollars for the coffee chain Starbucks, Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s part of their signature espresso line, probably because of its comforting warmth at the first taste. The pumpkin scent and taste are something you wouldn’t miss in every sip, as it is very dominant on this cup.
It’s surprisingly awesome considering that it’s a mix of spices you usually put in your savory foods, namely: pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.
2. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
The sweetened pumpkin spices are noticeable in this cold brew drink. What’s impressive about this drink is the real pumpkin you’re getting in it. Yep, real pumpkin that makes your brew have that wonderful orange hue. A little tip, though, you might miss the pumpkin flavor if you put your straw all the way down the cup.
Quick Fact: The pumpkin flavor is all on its creamy foam. It’s good to stir the drink for the bitterness of standard cold brew and sweet pumpkin layer mix deliciously together.
3. Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
Another fan-favorite beverage from Starbucks is the Frappuccino line. Surely, they wouldn’t miss adding a pumpkin-flavored Frap, and here it is the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. This refreshment tastes like a whole pumpkin pie blended to make a tasty drink.
Besides the sweetness, there’s also a blend of the traditional spice flavors associated with the fall season.
4. Pumpkin Spice Crème Frappuccino
Let us add another pumpkin-flavored Frappuccino, the Pumpkin Spice Crème Frappuccino. The main difference from the one listed before is the crème, and you’ve guessed it right, it’s creamy. Although the coffee flavor is not evident, it’s still not overly sweet.
5. Pumpkin Vanilla Latte
Unlike the ones mentioned before, the pumpkin vanilla latte has an obvious caffeine flavor in it, along with the pumpkin goodness. One sip will give you a burst of pumpkin and cinnamon taste on a coffee latte base. You’ll absolutely love this if your tastebuds don’t like sweet treats.
However, it’s sad that this drink is only offered in the fall, though. Better get ready when it’s available in stores so you won’t miss a taste.
6. Pumpkin Chai Frappuccino
We can’t stop adding Frappuccino to our list. It’s just simply delicious to mix sugary things with pumpkin-spiced drinks for a kick. What makes it different is the chai, which is made of a blend of the richest Indian spices.
This is actually not on the menu, but the mix is popular as it only consists of ordering a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with chai (Want a taste of dirty chai? Add a shot of espresso!). The blend of chai to the drink tones down the sweetness, so it can be on a level that can cater to any palate.
7. Nitro Cold Brew with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
Just like the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, the creamy cold foam is what makes this drink outstanding. The drink is sweetened using vanilla syrup and the cold pumpkin cream foam, dusted with some pumpkin spice topping. It’s a delicate and feathery flavor you don’t want to miss.
8. Iced Pumpkin White Chocolate Mocha
This particular drink might be the most unique out of everything in this list of pumpkin drinks. It is iced, it is white chocolate, and it is mocha. We love the delicious and prominent pumpkin enhanced by the white chocolate sauce. There is whipped cream on top for extra sugar to end it all.
It’s a unique treat that would be hard to copy at home, so you better just get it on Starbucks.
9. Pumpkin Spice Caramel Macchiato
You’d love everything about this drink. From the gorgeous aesthetic perfect for your Instagram posts, a seasonal spice that screams rustling leaves of the fall, to Starbucks’ most popular drink: the caramel macchiato. There are three shades, starting from the bottom is orange (pumpkin), white or cream, and brown (caramel).
Quick Fact: You can get this drink by opting out of the vanilla syrup and substituting it with the pumpkin sauce instead. If you want to bring this drink to its full potential, ask your barista to add toppings of pumpkin spice.
10. Iced Vanilla Chai with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
Another chai tea-inspired drink has made this list. Chai with a combo of pumpkin flavor makes way for a burst of spices in your tongue. The sweet cream balances it all off, so you don’t have to worry about the drink going too strong for your liking. It’s a perfect recipe to kickstart your fall season or feel it at any time of the year.
Are you a Starbucks junkie who has tried every single pumpkin drink from our top ten favorites? Here’s a little bit more to keep you interested in the pumpkin spice!
The Secret Pumpkin-Spiked Starbucks Drinks
Are you feeling a little funky and quirky? Try out these pumpkin drinks that you can only avail of through a personalized order. We’re unveiling the secret Starbucks menu now, so better stay tuned at our top five pumpkin-spiced favorites!
1. Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice
There’s no need to cite the “Expecto Patronum” to have a sip of Hogwarts. Potterheads would love the idea of pumpkin juice inspired by Harry Potter.
Taking a break from the hot brews, the famous cold, and refreshing pumpkin juice’s secret ingredient is a one and a half pump of pumpkin spice sauce (two for grande, three for venti), apple juice to the top line, and ice.
2. Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
Coffee is not the only thing you’d find in Starbucks. There’s also hot chocolate, sweet but still comforting to drink like your cup of joe. The pumpkin hot chocolate is a simple secret menu to order. Just request for an addition of pumpkin spice sauce on your hot chocolate, and you’re good to go.
It’s simple, but the pumpkin flavor will take the hot chocolate to the next level.
3. Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato
Caramel and Pumpkin may sound like a weird combination, but it wouldn’t be once you get a taste of this secret menu. To get your hands on the Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato, order a caramel macchiato with pumpkin spice syrup exchanged for the usual vanilla.
Lastly, top the drink with the pumpkin spice topping. It’s a match made in heaven that you can enjoy, either iced or hot.
4. Butterscotch Frappuccino
Butterscotch is a popular confectionery dessert that mainly consists of a brown sugary taste. Make this Frappuccino different, as it has a hint of pumpkin spice. To order, start with a crème base. Add pumpkin spice sauce, caramel syrup, and hazelnut syrup to the tall mix (add one pump for every upgrade of your drink size).
Have the whipped cream and caramel drizzle as a topping.
Quick Fact: The only thing dejecting about this drink is its seasonal Pumpkin Spice Sauce. It’s only available in the fall season, so make sure to order while it’s available.
5. Pumpkin Spice Choco-Chai
Those who prefer tea over the usual coffee flavor would love the Pumpkin Spice Choco-Chai. Ask your local barista to warm a chai tea latte with an extra pump of chai. Don’t forget one pump (add one pump for every upgrade of your drink size), pumpkin spice syrup, and mocha syrup for a tall-sized serving.
To top it all off, ask for whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin spice powder to seal the deal.
Nothing is much better than the satisfaction of finally finding a new drink to make your usual. The difference today is that pumpkin is an underrated ingredient to add to drinks. The unique flavor will surprise you at first, but don’t worry! It’s a good kind of news.
Please don’t waste any of your time and start tasting each drink we mentioned on this list. The pumpkin spice will get you addicted in no time.