Pumpkin Drinks at Starbuck
Starbucks pumpkin drinks are seasonal beverages flavored with pumpkin spice sauce and garnished with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. These drinks are available to order beginning the third week of every August for a limited time.
The most iconic of all the pumpkin drinks at Starbucks is the Pumpkin Spice Latte, PSL for short, but it’s not the only pumpkin spice beverage you can order.
In total, the official fall Starbucks menu lists six pumpkin drinks:
- Pumpkin Spiced Latte
- Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
- Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
- Pumpkin Spice Crème Frappuccino
- Pumpkin Spice Crème Steamer
As you can see, there’s a wide variety of pumpkin beverages to try out, made with coffee or without.
Ways to Customize with Pumpkin Spice
At Starbucks, you’re not limited to just the drinks on the menu.
This means you can add pumpkin sauce or a pumpkin topping to any beverage you want. Personally, I love an iced chai latte with pumpkin cold foam.
Here are three options to choose from if you want to custom order a drink with pumpkin.
1. Pumpkin Spice Sauce
Every pumpkin drink at Starbucks gets its flavor and sweetness from pumpkin spice sauce. The sauce contains real pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, sugar and spices like cinnamon. It’s also called pumpkin spice syrup.
2. Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
Pumpkin cream cold foam is a blended topping that combines heavy cream, milk, vanilla syrup and pumpkin spice sauce. It is served on top of cold brew coffee, but you can order it on any iced coffee, espresso or chai.
3. Pumpkin Spice Topping
Pumpkin spice topping is akin to pumpkin pie spice and includes ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove. It gets sprinkled on top of the whipped cream or pumpkin cold foam.
Best Pumpkin Spice Drinks at Starbucks
Here’s my list of the 15 best pumpkin drinks at Starbucks including some popular secret menu options. You just may find a new favorite.
1. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Spice Latte is the best drink to order if you want a hot and delicious Starbucks pumpkin drink. In fact, the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is the drink that started the entire PSL craze.
This seasonal drink combines pumpkin spice sauce with Starbucks signature espresso and steamed milk. It’s is topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice topping.
What’s in it: Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Brewed Espresso, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Spice Topping
2. Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
The Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is the perfect fall drink when you want to enjoy the warm and spicy flavors of the season in a cold drink.
Like the PSL, an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte, brings together espresso and milk with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Served over ice, this pumpkin drink is topped with whipped cream and even more pumpkin pie spices.
What’s in it: Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Brewed Espresso, 2% Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Spice Topping
3. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
With fewer calories and more caffeine than a latte, it’s easy to see why the newest Starbucks pumpkin drink is so popular. In fact, Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew sales out-ranked the uber-popular PSL for the first time in 2020.
So what is this pumpkin masterpiece, you ask?
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is simply Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew coffee and ice topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and a sprinkling of pumpkin spices.
What’s in it: Vanilla Syrup, Brewed Coffee, Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, Pumpkin Spice Topping
4. Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
Perhaps the ultimate Icy PSL is the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino blended beverage.
This pumpkin shake has all the pumpkin spice flavors you love, blended with coffee, milk and ice. And in true Starbucks-style, this fall-flavored frappuccino is topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.
What’s in it: Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Coffee Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Spice Topping
5. Pumpkin Spice Crème Frappuccino
Want to enjoy all the pumpkin spice flavors with cream but no coffee. Then, the Pumpkin Crème Frappuccino is an excellent option.
I like to think of this dessert-like drink as pumpkin pie in a cup. And this frappuccino is caffeine-free.
This creamy frappuccino option is a blend of pumpkin, traditional fall spices, milk and ice. Of course, it’s finished off with whipped cream and a dusting of pumpkin pie spice.
What’s in it: Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Crème Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Spice Topping
6. Pumpkin Spice Crème Steamer
This seasonal beverage is a sweet and spicy combo of pumpkin spice sauce and steamed milk. Topped with whipped cream and pumpkin topping, it’s simple and delicious.
What’s in it: Pumpkin Spice Sauce, 2% Milk, Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Spice Topping
7. Nitro Cold Brew with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
If you want to enjoy all the flavors of pumpkin spice with an extra kick of caffeine, this is the drink to order.
Nitro Cold Brew with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam is the most caffeinated Starbucks drink in their pumpkin line-up. In fact, each yummy sip gets you about 75% more caffeine than an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte.
For this pumpkin drink, nitro cold brew is sweetened with vanilla syrup and topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and pumpkin spices.
Since the nitro gas makes the drink super cold, there is no ice—translation: there’s more coffee in the cup.
What’s in it: Vanilla Syrup, Brewed Coffee, Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, Pumpkin Spice Topping
8. Pumpkin Vanilla Latte
Want to enjoy a vanilla latte with a little pumpkin spice? This warm and cozy fall beverage combines pumpkin sauce and vanilla syrup.
What’s in it: Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Vanilla Syrup, Espresso, 2% Steamed Milk
9. Pumpkin Chai Frappuccino
Why not combine two delicious fall flavors into one tasty blended beverage?
This tea-based frappuccino is a harmonious mixture of Starbucks chai and spice-filled pumpkin syrup finished off with whipped cream and a dusting of pumpkin spice topping.
How to order this pumpkin drink: Order a Chai Creme Frappuccino with pumpkin spice syrup and pumpkin spice topping.
What’s in it: Chai Tea Concentrate, Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Spice Topping
10. Iced Vanilla Chai with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
This drink is for Starbucks chai tea lovers.
An Iced Chai Tea Latte is balanced with sweet vanilla syrup. Then a cloud of pumpkin flavored sweet cream cold foam rests on top. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger flavored pumpkin spice topping is sprinkled on top, ensuring every sip is pumpkin-filled.
How to order this pumpkin drink: Order an Iced Chai Tea Latte with vanilla syrup topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and pumpkin spice topping.
What’s in it: Vanilla Syrup, Chai Tea Concentrate, 2% Milk, Ice, Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, Pumpkin Spice Topping
11. Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte with Sweet Cream & Caramel Drizzle
It’s especially delicious on an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte. I mean, what would pumpkin pie be without whipped cream, right?
To make this sweet cream-topped drink even more decadent, sweet and buttery caramel sauce is drizzled on top.
How to order this pumpkin drink: Order an Iced Pumpkin Latte topped with sweet cream cold foam and caramel sauce.
What’s in it: Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Brewed Espresso, 2% Milk, Ice, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam, Caramel Sauce
12. Iced Pumpkin White Chocolate Mocha
If you love Starbucks mocha drinks, then you’ll love this pumpkin-flavored wonder.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup is added to an Iced White Mocha in a cup drizzled with caramel sauce. In place of whipped cream, pumpkin cream cold foam tops it off.
How to order this pumpkin drink: Order a venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha with 2 pumps white mocha sauce, 2 pumps pumpkin spice sauce, extra caramel drizzle, pumpkin cream cold foam and no whipped cream.
What’s in it: White Mocha Sauce, Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Espresso, 2% Milk, Ice, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
13. Pumpkin Spice Caramel Macchiato
If an Iced Caramel Macchiato is your favorite Starbucks drink, you can still enjoy “pumpkin spice” season.
With a touch of pumpkin spice sauce, the traditional Caramel Macchiato, hot or iced, is perfectly flavored for fall.
How to order this pumpkin drink: Order a hot or Iced Caramel Macchiato with half vanilla syrup and half pumpkin spice sauce.
What’s in it: Vanilla Syrup, Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Brewed Espresso, 2% Milk, Ice, Caramel Sauce
14. Iced Caramel Macchiato with Pumpkin Cream, Cali Style
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what an Iced Caramel Macchiato with Pumpkin Cream, Cali-style, is made of.
Not only is this drink sweet and spicy but made Cali-style with caramel drizzle coating the cup, it’s perfectly instagrammable.
If you love Starbucks caramel drinks and pumpkin spice, give this drink a try.
How to order this pumpkin drink: Order an Iced Caramel Macchiato with caramel drizzle in the cup and a topping of pumpkin cream cold foam.
What’s in it: Vanilla Syrup, Brewed Espresso, 2% Milk, Ice, Caramel Sauce, Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
15. Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate is a tasty blend of pumpkin spice and mocha sauce. This pumpkin drink is a delicious warm treat for any fall night.
How to order this pumpkin drink: Order a hot chocolate with pumpkin spice sauce.
What’s in it: Pumpkin Spice Sauce, Mocha Sauce, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream
- Pumpkin spice sauce can be added to any drink and is especially delicious in any type of espresso beverage or chai tea. There is a slight up-charge, but you can get free customizations with Starbucks Reward Stars.
- For a caffeine-free pumpkin drink, order a Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino or Pumpkin Spice Steamer. Additionally, pumpkin spice lattes can be made with decaf espresso.
- It’s not possible to get a non-dairy pumpkin drink from Starbucks since the sauce contains milk products, but here are some dairy-free drink options.
- Starbucks pumpkin spice drinks are available for a limited time on the fall menu, but you can order one as long as your Starbucks location still has syrup available.
- Starbucks also has pumpkin bakery items like pumpkin loaf, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, pumpkin scones and even a spicy pumpkin fox cake pop.
Questions You May Have
The best pumpkin spice drinks to get at Starbucks are the drinks on the official menu like an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte or Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. These drinks have been tested and have just the right balance of sweetness and coffee.
Starbucks pumpkin spice sauce has condensed milk in it so it’s not possible to order a completely dairy-free pumpkin drink. However, you can substitute the milk in lattes with a non-dairy milk alternative.
Starbucks sweetened pumpkin spice sauce contains sugar. The only sugar-free syrup Starbucks currently has is sugar-free vanilla.
To get a pumpkin drink from the Starbucks menu that doesn’t contain coffee, order either a Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino or a Pumpkin Spice Steamer. You can also custom order chai tea drinks with pumpkin spice sauce added in.