If you’re anything like me, you mark your calendar every year for that special season to roll around. I’m not talking about holidays like Christmas, Easter, or the 4th of July.
Nope, I’m talkin’ about the pumpkin-flavored coffee season!
I’ve done tons of research on this topic and ordered every pumpkin flavor drink there is. After much sipping, here is my complete list of the 10 best Dunkin Pumpkin drinks to try this autumn season.
10 Dunkin Pumpkin Drinks You Need To Try
In the past, Starbucks was the main provider of pumpkin-flavored beverages. Starbucks pumpkin drinks have become so popular that I know what I'll find on TikTok this autumn.
I’m personally not a fan of paying $7+ for a signature pumpkin spice latte, which is why I’ve now turned to Dunkin’ Donuts as my source for all things pumpkin.
If you're still getting familiar with Dunkin's pumpkin drinks, the first thing to know is that they're only available for a limited time.
Dunkin rolls out the fall menu at the end of August, and these signature drinks are available until the winter menu is released (typically sometime in November).
Another thing to note is that the menu changes each year.
Dunkin Donuts is especially good at innovating by adding new items to the menu, so you’re bound to see some new fall flavors this coming season.
The 2022 fall menu had some amazing additions, and the same is expected for 2023. As of right now, these are my favorite Dunkin Pumpkin drinks being offered this fall:
1. Pumpkin Swirl Frozen Coffee
Dunkin has always been a leader when it comes to frozen coffee drinks, and the Pumpkin Swirl Frozen Coffee proves that.
For me personally, this drink is too sweet, but it’s the perfect choice if you’re looking for something refreshing that can simultaneously satisfy your sweet tooth.
To put things into perspective, the small size contains a whopping 89 grams of added sugar.
This bev is made by adding Pumpkin Swirl to the already-sweet frozen coffee. For a less slap-in-your-face flavor, I recommend asking for half the usual serving of Pumpkin Swirl.
2. Iced Pumpkin Chai Latte
Another hot commodity - or rather, iced commodity - on the fall drinks menu is the Iced Pumpkin Chai Latte. This classic blend is made by combining pumpkin swirl with chai tea and milk.
Chai and pumpkin have always paired well together, and the iced PCL at Dunkin is no exception to that rule.
While it’s a bit too sweet for my liking, I can definitely see why it’s a favorite choice for pumpkin lovers.
3. Green Tea Blood Orange Dunkin’ Refresher
There’s not actually any pumpkin swirl flavoring in this next drink, but it’s still worth mentioning.
The Green Tea Blood Orange Refresher has “fall” written all over it. The citrus blood orange flavor is balanced out with subtle notes of fall spices, including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
All of this goes well with the base ingredient of green tea.
Dunkin says, "For an on-the-go fall treat, pair the Blood Orange Dunkin' Refresher with Everything Stuffed Bagel Minis for the ultimate salty and sweet combination." I've tried the combo, and it's a winner in my book!
4. Coconut Milk Blood Orange Dunkin’ Refresher
Another non-pumpkin option this fall is the Coconut Milk Blood Orange Refresher. It's exactly the same as the Green Tea Refresher; only this one is made with coconut milk as the base ingredient.
I prefer this one to the Green Tea option, all thanks to the creamy coconut milk. I find that the nuttiness of the milk balances out the sharpness of the blood-orange citrus.
Unlike pumpkin swirl drinks, this fall bev is a non-dairy Dunkin option that’s great for vegans.
5. Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spice Keurig Pods (K Cups)
Like most coffee chains, Dunkin has made it easy to enjoy their coffee at home with K cups.
As long as you have a Keurig machine, you can use these coffee pods to enjoy a fresh brew without leaving your home.
Don't have a Keurig? No worries! It's also possible to buy pumpkin pie-flavored coffee grounds to use with a classic drip coffee maker.
6. Pumpkin Chai Latte
I’ve already mentioned Pumpkin Chai Latte over ice, but this beverage is just as good served hot. It’s a sweet and creamy drink that’s perfect for sipping on a brisk fall day.
7. Signature Pumpkin Spice Latte
Most people will tell you that the best pumpkin drink at Dunkin is, no surprise, the Signature Pumpkin Spice Latte.
This is certainly a familiar favorite, especially for those craving the taste of espresso paired with the aroma of pumpkin.
While this version of the PSL is sweeter than the one you’ll find at Starbucks, it’s just as good - and a lot cheaper!
A standard PSL will only set you back about $3, and unlike the one at Starbucks, it’s topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and a dusting of cinnamon sugar.
8. Iced Signature Pumpkin Spice Latte
The same drink described above is available in an iced version, which is perfect for hot fall days. Simply ask the barista to make your Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte iced.
If you don't alter the order, your iced latte will come with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. I typically choose to forego this only because it adds tons of unnecessary calories.
9. Nutty Pumpkin Coffee (Hot Or Iced)
One of the newest pumpkin drinks on the seasonal menu is the Nutty Pumpkin Coffee.
It’s a fairly simple drink that uses the brand’s original blend combined with pumpkin spice swirl, hazelnut flavor shot, and cream. I recommend asking for a topping of Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam.
This can be ordered hot or as an iced coffee, and it pairs extremely well with the Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich with a fried egg during Dunkin's breakfast hours.
10. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Last but certainly not least on the Dunkin Pumpkin menu is the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. In all my years of sipping coffee, this cold brew concoction is the creamiest I’ve come across.
The cold brew is blended with brown sugar and autumn-warming spices. It's then topped with smooth pumpkin cream cold foam, a cinnamon sugar dusting, and a caramel drizzle (optional).
Tips On Ordering Pumpkin Drinks At Dunkin Donuts
I typically order my drinks from the Dunkin Donuts app and pick them up in-store.
The app makes it easy to order and customize each drink to my exact preferences, even if that means I want to substitute non-dairy milk or reduce the amount of added sugar.
Whether you order at the drive-thru, online, or via the app, here are a few more helpful tips for ordering Dunkin Pumpkin drinks:
Common Dunkin Donuts Fall Drink Questions
Does Dunkin have a pumpkin flavor all year?
No, the pumpkin flavor is not available all year. If you want a signature Pumpkin Spiced Latte or Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, you’ll have to visit a Dunkin Donuts sometime between August and November.
When does Dunkin release fall drinks?
Fall beverages at Dunkin are typically released in the middle of August.
What kind of pumpkin flavoring does Dunkin Donuts use?
The pumpkin flavoring at Dunkin is made in-house using condensed milk and fall spices of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
How much are pumpkin drinks at Dunkin?
Most pumpkin drinks at Dunking cost between $3 and $4. However, the price will go up if you choose to add a flavor shot or other additive.
Is Starbucks or Dunkin Pumpkin drinks better?
When comparing Dunkin and Starbucks, both coffee shops rank high when it comes to their pumpkin seasonal drinks. In terms of cost, though, Dunkin Donuts wins hands down.
There are so many amazing Dunkin Pumpkin drinks to try this fall. My personal favorite is the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, mostly for its high caffeine content.
Other fan favorites include the Pumpkin Chai Latte, Pumpkin Swirl Frozen Coffee, and of course, the Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte.
While you’re there, I highly recommend you try something from the seasonal food menu - you can’t go wrong with the Pumpkin Munchkins donut hole treats!