15 Starbucks Pumpkin Drinks (Secret Menu Recommendations)

Are you trying to choose the best pumpkin Starbucks drink?

Sometimes they're seasonal, limited edition, or on the secret menu, so it can be challenging to choose one right for you. 

This guide will help you find your go-to beverage amongst the Starbucks pumpkin drinks.  

Starbucks has a lot of great pumpkin spice recipes for its drinks. Typically they're made up of tasty syrups, delicious coffee, ice, natural ingredients, pumpkin spice sauce, pumpkin spice topping, and cream.

They make drinks for coffee lovers that want to experiment with different flavors and experience something new. 

Unfortunately, most of the pumpkin spice ingredients, particularly the pumpkin spice sauce and pumpkin spice topping, aren't available year round. 

The pumpkin spice ingredients and the pumpkin spice drinks usually become available at the end of August, which is great because coffee can help cheer you up as the nights get darker.[1] 

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) 

In our view, one of the best Starbucks pumpkin spice drinks is the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Every year when it comes around, it just reminds you of fall, pumpkin pie, and the summer coming to an end.

Pumpkin spice lattes are the most well-known of the pumpkin-based drinks at Starbucks. Coffee drinkers love a pumpkin spice latte as a Fall alternative because it adds a bit of a twist to their morning coffee.  

Pumpkin spice lattes are a hot latte coffee with a pumpkin twist. It's deliciously creamy, warms you up, and is packed with delicious fall flavors.

The Starbucks pumpkin spice latte coffee is made using pumpkin spice sauce, espresso, steamed milk, whipped cream, and pumpkin-spiced topping sprinkled over the whipped cream. The Grande pumpkin spice latte has 380 calories, 50g of sugar, and 150mg of caffeine. 

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL)

2. Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino  

If you're looking to shake things up and have a change from the original pumpkin spice latte, the Frappuccino might be for you.

This coffee comes in an ice-cold milkshake combined with your favorite pumpkin spice flavors. This might seem a bit odd as the original hot pumpkin spiced latte was made to warm you up in the fall season.  

Starbucks blends pumpkin spice sauce, coffee, and milk for this drink. The finishing touch is some whipped cream and pumpkin-spiced powder.

While it may not be the best option on a cold, dark morning, this pumpkin spice Frappuccino is the ideal refreshing beverage during a warm hazy afternoon. Grande size has 420 calories, 66g of sugar, and 100mg of caffeine. 

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

3. Pumpkin Spice Creme 

The Pumpkin Spice Creme is an excellent combination of pumpkin spice sauce and steamed milk and makes a good alternative to a pumpkin spice latte. It is then topped off with whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin spice topping over the whipped cream.  

The reason why this drink is so popular is because it is a delicious and warm combination of pumpkin, a hint of a variety of spices, and extra creamy milk.  

It’s well-balanced and not overly sweet or strong. It’s similar to drinking a warm version of pumpkin ice cream. This makes it a simple but effective drink when you want a hot drink to warm you up. Grande size has 400 calories, 52g of sugar, and no caffeine. 

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Creme

4. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Frappuccino 

This Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramel Frappuccino is another great milkshake-style coffee for those with a sweet tooth. It’s a tasty balance of salty, sweet, and some fall flavors. 

This balance creates a unique flavor that will have you coming back for more after your first drink. It’s also the perfect refreshing drink to give you a spring in your step during the afternoon slump.  

This delicious Frappuccino contains pumpkin spice sauce, coffee, and ice, topped off with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and a sprinkling of sea salt.

This is on the secret menu, so you will need to order a Salted Caramel Pumpkin Frappuccino and ask for 1 pump of pumpkin spice sauce.  

Starbucks Salted Caramel Pumpkin Frappuccino

5. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate 

One of the tastier hot pumpkin spice drinks at Starbucks is the Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate. It takes you back to when you were given hot chocolate as a child, makes a great change from caffeine-packed drinks, and leaves you with a cozy feeling.

The pumpkin spice hot chocolate is one of our favorite hot drinks at Starbucks. It’s the perfect winter warmer when you’re looking for a coffee alternative. The pumpkin spice hot chocolate a mix of mocha sauce, steamed milk, and pumpkin spice sauce. You can also add whipped cream and marshmallows on top. This seasonal drink is on the Starbucks secret menu, making it worth a try. 

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

6. Pumpkin Caramel Macchiato 

If your go-to coffee at Starbucks is a Macchiato, you can still enjoy a pumpkin-flavored Macchiato. For many Starbucks fans, this is a must-try this fall season. This popular Starbucks drink is often ordered hot or cold.

It’s best for those with a sweet tooth, so if you’re more of a black coffee drinker, then this one isn’t for you. The ingredients include espresso, milk, ice, vanilla syrup, caramel sauce, and pumpkin spice sauce.  

To order it with some pumpkin flavor, simply order your normal Macchiato with half vanilla syrup and half pumpkin spice sauce. This subtle change will make it one of the best pumpkin spice drinks to order as an alternative to a regular Caramel Macchiato for this fall season.  

Starbucks Pumpkin Caramel Macchiato

7. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew 

One of the latest additions to the Starbucks menu is the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. It’s quickly becoming another pumpkin-based coffee classic at Starbucks, and one of the best pumpkin spice drinks around.

It’s made with Starbucks cold brew coffee, vanilla syrup, a pumpkin cream cold foam on top containing real pumpkin, and some pumpkin spice sauce topping.

The pumpkin cream cold foam is what makes this cold brew coffee unique. The cold foam is beautifully frothy, sweet, and slightly spicy from the pumpkin spice sauce.  

The pumpkin cold brew is a great fall drink with plenty of rich, creamy, and fall flavors. It's quickly becoming a favorite amongst Starbucks fans who enjoy cold brew coffee or pumpkin-flavored drinks.

The pumpkin cream cold brew contains 250 calories, 31g of sugar, and 185mg of caffeine. 

Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

8. Nitro Cold Brew With Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam 

One of the cold pumpkin drinks at Starbucks is the Nitro Cold Brew, infused with nitrous gas and served on draft.

This results in a smooth, creamy cold coffee packed full of caffeine, perfect for those mornings when you’re struggling to start the day. Pumpkin foam drinks at Starbucks are becoming a favorite among customers.  

So, if you’re in need of a pumpkin-flavored caffeine kick, then this is the drink for you. The Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam is the most caffeinated drink on the Starbucks menu, and it packs a punch.

These pumpkin drinks combine vanilla syrup, brewed coffee, pumpkin cream cold foam, and some pumpkin spice sauce topping.  

Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam

9. Iced Vanilla Chai With Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam 

Starbucks pumpkin foam drinks are popular among customers, and one is the Iced Vanilla Chai with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam. It should hit the spot if you're a tea lover. Also, due to its low caffeine level, it can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

This chai latte is sweetened with vanilla syrup. Then a dollop of pumpkin-flavored sweet cream cold foam sits on top of it.

A mix of various pumpkin pie spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin spice is sprinkled on top. You can also add extra pumpkin spice sauce or pumpkin spice syrup to enhance the flavor. 

You can request a Chai Tea Latte with vanilla syrup to order this drink, then ask for pumpkin cream cold foam and pumpkin spice topping. 

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Chai with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam

10. Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte 

We already mentioned the hot version of this. Now it's time for one of our favorite cold pumpkin spice drinks at Starbucks.

If you're looking to cool down and enjoy the delicious pumpkin flavors, the Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is a must-try. While it’s not as sweet as the other iced drinks like the Iced Mocha Latte, this drink is a nicely balanced sweet drink with a hint of pumpkin flavor.  

The iced pumpkin spice latte contains espresso, milk, ice, whipped cream, pumpkin spice sauce, and vanilla sweet cold foam. You can order sweet caramel drizzled on top and some extra pumpkin spice topping to make it even more delicious.  

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte From Starbucks

11. Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino 

If you’re looking to try the new Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino, then get ready to try a drink that is more of a dessert than a coffee. The pumpkin spice Frappuccino is all about creamy, frothy milk, whipped cream and pumpkin spice flavors served ice cold minus the coffee. 

This caffeine-free pumpkin spice Frappuccino is like a pumpkin pie with a delicious combination of pumpkin spice sauce, milk, ice, and spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and milk.

Add some whipped cream and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice topping over the whipped cream to finish it off. Grande size has 350 calories, 48g of sugar, and no caffeine. 

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino

12. Pumpkin Chai Latte 

Another drink for tea-lovers, this can be considered one of the healthier Starbucks low-calorie pumpkin spice drinks.

This was on the secret menu but is now a welcome classic from Starbucks every fall. If you’re a fan of the Pumpkin Spiced Latte, then you should enjoy this too. It’s similar to the PSL but is much lighter and aromatic.  

The Pumpkin Chai Latte is perfect on a cold autumn morning or afternoon, especially if you’re looking for a change from the caffeine kick of the PSL.

This chai latte is sweetened with vanilla syrup and pumpkin syrup. A pumpkin spice topping containing nutmeg and cinnamon is sprinkled on top of a dollop of cream.  

Starbucks Pumpkin Chai Latte

13. Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino 

Have you ever wanted to combine pumpkin pie and coffee? If so, then Starbucks has got you covered. This delicious drink is perfect for dessert or cooling down on a hot day when it’s just too hot for a latte.

This drink combines cinnamon syrup, cinnamon sprinkles, whipped cream, pumpkin spice topping, pumpkin spice sauce, coffee, and ice. This is on the secret menu, but it is trendy during fall as a dessert, so your barista will know what you're looking for.  

Simply order a Frappuccino with pumpkin spice sauce, cinnamon syrup, and cinnamon dolce sprinkles, pumpkin spice topping and you'll be good to go. This rich and creamy drink will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and give you a little caffeine kick too.  

14. Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice  

This is an ideal Starbucks pumpkin drink for anyone who doesn't want caffeine jitters. This refreshing, magical drink is available at Starbuck only during the fall season. It's a cold juice that combines apple juice, pumpkin spice sauce, and ice.

This drink is popular due to its refreshing flavor and the hit of nostalgia you’ll get as a Harry Potter fan. It’s only available on the secret menu during the fall.  

Starbucks Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice

15. Pumpkin Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso 

This Pumpkin Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso is a mix of two famous Starbucks drinks. These are a pumpkin spice latte and a brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso.

This is one of the most popular drinks on the Starbucks menu when the fall season comes around. This shaken espresso feels like drinking fall in a glass.  

The brown sugar gives it an almost caramel-like flavor, too, adding some sweetness but without making it too overpowering.

Plus, it's creamy and packed full of pumpkin flavor from the pumpkin spice sauce and pumpkin spice topping, but also packed full of caffeine. It has 250 calories, 31g of sugar, and 185mg of caffeine.  


How To Order A Starbucks Pumpkin Drink? (Tips & Tricks) 

Ordering a Starbucks pumpkin drink is easy because pumpkin spice sauce, syrup, or other spices can easily be added to any Starbucks drink. The difference between pumpkin spice and pumpkin syrup is the ingredients.  

Pumpkin syrup combines water, sugar, canned pumpkin, cinnamon sticks, and pumpkin spice, whereas pumpkin spice sauce is a mix of pumpkin puree, sugar, and condensed milk. Pumpkin spice topping is also used on pumpkin drinks, and this is a mix of pumpkin spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. 

The pumpkin cold foam can be added to any beverage of your choice. You can also get some pumpkin flavors in any of the hot or cold drinks.

To add a pumpkin flavor to your favorite Starbucks drink, simply add pumpkin spice sauce or syrup and pumpkin spice topping to your drink. 

If you want to add pumpkin syrup to your drink, it will cost you approximately 50c. The price of a Starbucks PSL is different across locations but usually falls between the $4.45-$5.45 range.  

If you want to order a low-calorie coffee at Starbucks, cut back on the whipped cream and ask for steamed milk like oat milk. Or, if you have a sweet tooth, just use a packet of Splenda, which will sweeten your drink without adding too many calories.  

Starbucks employee taking man's order

Frequently Asked Starbucks Pumpkin Drinks Questions 

How many calories are in Starbucks pumpkin flavoring? 

One pump of pumpkin spice syrup will add around 30 calories and 7.5 grams of sugar. As for the pumpkin spice sauce, there are approximately 55 calories in a tablespoon serving. 

Does Starbucks use real pumpkins? 

This was a somewhat controversial topic for fans of Starbucks. Up until 2015, the famous Starbucks latte did not contain any actual pumpkin. To change this, they started using real pumpkins to make their syrups and a pumpkin puree in their pumpkin spice sauce recipe.  

What is the newest pumpkin drink at Starbucks? 

Starbucks is constantly releasing new drinks, and its secret menu is always full of hidden treats. However, a new pumpkin drink we think is worth trying is the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.  


Conclusion

The Starbucks secret menu gives you a lot of options but can make picking a drink quite difficult. To help you out, we've provided a list of some of the best pumpkin spice drinks you can buy this fall.

Whether you're looking for a caffeine kick, a refreshing ice-cold coffee, or warming pumpkin spice hot chocolate, we're sure there's an option for you. 

References:

1. https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/caffeine-and-depression