The best season has finally arrived - along with some fabulous new fall drinks at Starbucks
Celebrate the turn of the season by trying out the entire Starbucks fall menu one chilly day at a time.
After all, it’s not a proper autumn walk without treating yourself to the best Starbucks fall drinks along the way!
10 Best Starbucks Fall Drinks (New & Older Classics)
Here are my top picks for fall-inspired drinks at Starbucks. If you're unsure where to start, I recommend starting at the top and working your way down the list!
There's something for everyone – indulgent or healthy, low calorie or basically dessert!
1. Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso (New For 2023)
One of the new kids on the Starbucks block has really shaken up the fall drink scene.
The Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso takes the success of the Shaken Blonde Espresso and makes it fall-themed.
Featuring delicious apple brown sugar crisp syrup and creamy oatmilk, this milky drink remains coffee-forward with a robust apple flavor.
Honestly, I loved this drink! It feels like a happy medium between your regular morning coffee and a sweet treat.
I was so excited to try this for the first time, and I was not disappointed. I recommend this drink for its perfect blend of fall flavors.
In terms of nutrition, the grande Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso contains:
2. Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Latte (New For 2023)
Another new beverage on the Starbucks fall menu is the Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Latte - and I’m obsessed!
This drink used to be a TikTok Starbucks secret menu drink, but now it gets the ultimate honor of crowning the new season.
However, it is slightly different from the secret menu item we all know and love.
While it has the iced Chai Latte base, pumpkin cold foam, and pumpkin spice, a key ingredient is missing from the default - the pumpkin sauce.
You can, of course, ask for it as a customization, and I recommend you do. The default drink tastes great but is missing that little extra something.
Overall, this is a creamy and delicious drink from the first sip that truly captures the warm fall fuzzies.
A grande Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Latte contains:
3. Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato
I admit I was skeptical about the Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato. This is its third year on the fall menu, and I didn't love it back in 2021 - it reminded me of a fall candle (and not in a good way!)
This year’s Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato has really stepped up its game.
This light and sweet drink takes creamy oatmilk shaken in ice and adds blonde espresso, apple brown sugar syrup, and spiced apple drizzle - delicious.
It's soothing and refreshing, while its cinnamon notes bring a nostalgic cereal feel.
A Grande Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato contains:
4. Pumpkin Spice Latte (The Classic)
The queen of fall Starbucks drinks celebrates her 20th birthday this year!
It’s almost hard to imagine a world without the pumpkin spice latte announcing autumn’s arrival.
She is a classic, an icon of fall beverages - but have we outgrown her?
I hate to do this on the PSL's birthday, but I didn't love the bright orange coloring or how sweet it was (maybe I'm just getting old). My drink also had some oil separation on top, which I didn't love.
I can see why she is still a fan favorite, but there were others in the fall lineup that I enjoyed more. I’ll still pick up this sweet treat now and again for the nostalgia, though.
A grande classic Pumpkin Spice Latte has:
5. Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
I have something to confess - I love a good Frappuccino! I've been on a real Frappuccino kick lately, and this new fall menu is not helping.
I especially love this Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with its flavorful, nostalgic taste.
Featuring the classic Frappuccino base and topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice sauce before finishing with a dash of pumpkin pie spices - a hit from the first sip.
Very pumpkin-y and very flavorful. What a rich and sweet way to start your day.
The grande Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino has:
6. Caramel Apple Spice
I adore apple juice. If you give me a glass of the stuff, I'll get through it within only a couple of minutes.
Starbucks’ Caramel Apple Spice is a wonderful treat for any apple juice fan. Featuring steamed apple juice, cinnamon dolce syrup, whipped cream, and caramel sauce, it is such a warm comfort.
I prefer it without the whipped cream for a vegan twist, but it looks great with it. I am a big fan of how simple and soothing it is to drink, no matter the time or day.
I highly recommend this sweet hot drink that the whole family can enjoy.
The grande Caramel Apple Spice contains:
7. Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato
Starbucks’ Hot Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato is truly a cozy hug in a mug.
The apple and coffee flavors from the syrup and Starbucks blonde espresso blend well together while not being too sweet.
If you love warm apple crisp right out of the oven, this is the fall menu item for you. Don’t forget to try it with whipped cream for an even smoother taste.
A grande Hot Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato has:
8. Chai Tea Latte
I am a sucker for a Chai Latte. I’ve been having at least two a season since I was a teenager - it’s such a comforting nostalgia pick for me.
It brings back memories of studying for exams and doing homework in my local Starbucks (I am so glad I don't have to go through that again!).
Black tea, milk, and hot water mix with chai concentrate to give the ultimate cozy beverage. Very sweet and safe.
Try it with oat milk for an even creamier mouthfeel.
The grande Chai Latte contains:
9. Apple Crisp Frappuccino
If you liked the Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, then you will love it in Frappuccino form.
I loved the caramel apple smell and thought it was just toying on the edge of too sweet. Still, this is a great Starbucks drink for any kids (or grownups) with a sweet tooth.
Some have suggested that this tastes like a pumpkin spice apple candle, but I did not get that. I would recommend getting a tall if you can only handle so much of a sweet thing, though.
A grande Apple Crisp Frappuccino has:
10. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
The last newbie in this year’s fall drink lineup is the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.
Now, anyone who has been here a while knows how much I love a cold brew - so you can imagine my excitement when it got announced for the fall menu.
The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew features a classic Cold Brew base sweetened with vanilla syrup and topped with tasty pumpkin cream cold foam and pumpkin spice.
I expected it to be a bit too sweet compared to my favorite cold brews of the past, but the sweet tooth in me was curious to give it a shot.
In short, I loved it! This is a bit of an indulgence, but it tastes so good that I almost wish I could get it year-round.
The Grande Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew contains:
When Does Starbucks Release The Fall Drinks Menu?
The release date for Starbucks’ fall menu typically starts in late August, with the inaugural date being August 24th this year.
From there, you can get your seasonal pumpkin fix in the form of coffee and other Starbucks hot drinks, as well as pair it with sweet treats like the new baked apple croissant.
How long the Starbucks fall menu lasts varies, but it tends to be until around November or the Christmas period, based on location.
What Fall Syrup Flavors Does Starbucks Have?
You can’t get a real Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte without some seasonal Starbucks syrup flavors.
Other classic syrups that you see year-round can still be used to customize your drinks, but the stars of the fall are:
Related Starbucks Autumn Drinks Questions
How many calories are in Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam?
There are around 90 calories in Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam.
How long does Starbucks sell fall drinks?
Starbucks sells fall drinks from late August to around early to mid-November.
Why does Starbucks have seasonal drinks?
Starbucks has seasonal drinks to help you have fun and celebrate the turn of the seasons (and to make money, of course!).
Get Ready For Sweater Weather With These Drinks!
Now that fall is here, we can finally sate that pumpkin spice craving.
Whether you are curious about the new fall drinks or are looking to indulge in a nostalgia pick, there are plenty of options to get you in the mood for nature walks and corn mazes.