There’s a reason pumpkin takes over Starbucks’ menu each pumpkin season. And if you’re wondering what all the hype is about, you’re just going to have to try one of the pumpkin beverages Starbucks has to offer!
Pumpkin is well-known for its healthful benefits, being high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of certain illnesses and diseases.
And if you’re yet to try it, pumpkin spice tastes great with coffee and tea!
Still, it’s Starbucks, so it’s never easy knowing what to order at the till. So if you’re someone who always finds it hard to decide what to order, this guide will help you out.
We’ve gone ahead and rounded up the 11 best pumpkin drinks to order at Starbucks, which we chose based on nutritional value and, of course, taste. See what calls out to you and, who knows, you might just find your next go-to order!
11 Best Starbucks Pumpkin Drinks:
- Starbucks Double Shot on Ice with Pumpkin Spice
- Flat White with Pumpkin Spice
- Caramel Macchiato with Pumpkin Spice
- Iced Chai Tea Latte with Vanilla and Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
- Chai Creme Frappuccino with Pumpkin Spice
- Nitro Cold Brew with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
- Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
- Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
- Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino
- Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
1. Starbucks Double Shot On Ice With Pumpkin Spice
This one’s our favorite, so we thought it’d be the perfect one to start off our list! The Doubleshot on Ice at Starbucks is a sweetened espresso that’s full-bodied and high in caffeine. Adding pumpkin spice to it, however, makes it just that much tastier.
If you’re strapped for time and need an early morning boost, we recommend grabbing this one on the go.
With pumpkin spice added, the espresso is nuttier with a hint of cinnamon, which is a small touch that, in this case, brings a massive difference to the taste.
Starbucks’ Doubleshot on Ice is a popular choice for its versatility when it comes to customization. If you are yet to try it with pumpkin spice, though, a Starbucks Doubleshot on Ice with Pumpkin Spice is definitely one to add to your to-taste list.
2. Flat White With Pumpkin Spice
What’s not to love about Starbucks’ Flat White? It’s a go-to order for many due to its blend of ristretto shots with steamed whole milk that creates an espresso that’s not too strong with just the right amount of creaminess.
It’s therefore perfect for adding pumpkin spice to. Just order it as a topping and, voila, you have a brand new drink that’s great if you love the taste of pumpkin or simply want to try your first Starbucks drink with pumpkin spice.
Starbucks Flat White contains 170 calories, 13 grams of sugar, 14 grams of carbs, and 130 milligrams of caffeine per 16 fl oz cup.
It’s a nice caffeine hit in the morning, and it’s not too high in calories as a bonus. Needless to say, the Flat White with Pumpkin Spice is worth trying.
3. Caramel Macchiato With Pumpkin Spice
If you are a fan of caramel, the Caramel Macchiato is one you have probably already ordered at some point. Hey – it might even be your go-to order.
In any case, adding Pumpkin Spice as a topping really turns this macchiato around, complementing the sweetness of the caramel with a nutty overtone that we personally can’t get enough of.
You might shy away from Starbucks’ Caramel Macchiato, however, if you’re taking it easy on calories.
It has 250 calories per 16 fl oz serving, along with 33 grams of sugar, 35 grams of carbs, and 7 grams of fat. It also has a little more caffeine in it compared with the Starbucks Flat White, at 150 milligrams.
But all of that shouldn’t matter if you love caramel more than the average person. And if you also like your espressos with a splash of milk, the Caramel Macchiato is a decision you can’t go wrong with. Just add Pumpkin Spice to top it off!
4. Iced Chai Tea Latte With Vanilla And Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
For the iced chai tea drinkers out there, this one’s for you. Even more so if your favorite Starbucks beverage is the Iced Chai Tea Latte with vanilla syrup – a combo that’s super popular for more than one reason.
But whether you prefer your Starbucks’ Iced Chai Tea Latte with or without vanilla, adding Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam as a topping is a custom order that you’re sure to love.
Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam is made from cream, milk, sugar, condensed skim milk, and pumpkin puree, so, overall, it’s sweeter and more refreshing than Pumpkin Spice.
In total, a regular 16 fl oz Iced Chai Tea Latte at Starbucks contains 240 calories, 42 grams of sugar, 44 grams of carbs, and 95 milligrams of caffeine. It’s not your healthiest option at Starbucks, as a result, but it is ideal if you find espressos too strong.
Don’t forget that Starbucks’s Iced Chai Tea Latte has a spiced, herbal kick. And by adding Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, it simply helps to enhance the overall flavor—and cold refreshingness—in our opinion!
5. Chai Creme Frappuccino With Pumpkin Spice
If you like your chai teas without ice, the Chai Creme Frappuccino is the Starbucks beverage for you, which also goes down a treat when Pumpkin Spice is added as a custom topping.
It’s the perfect order on a hot afternoon, with spicy notes complemented by a dash of cinnamon on top of whipped cream.
If that already sounds good, just wait until you add Pumpkin Spice! Pumpkin Spice and cinnamon is a match made in heaven, so ordering a Chai Creme Frappuccino with Pumpkin Spice added is one we highly recommend.
In a 16 fl oz cup serving, Starbucks’ Chai Creme Frappuccino includes 340 calories, 45 grams of sugar, 46 grams of carbohydrates, and 40 milligrams of caffeine.
This one’s an afternoon treat, it has to be said, so don’t let the calories scare you away if you’re simply craving something sweet and spicy.
6. Nitro Cold Brew With Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
Yet to try Starbucks’ Nitro Cold Brew? Put simply, it’s Starbucks’ signature Cold Brew with more of a frothy texture. It’s smoother, as a result, plus sweeter and richer.
This also makes it the perfect Starbucks beverage to customize with Pumpkin Cold Cream Foam.
If you’re keeping your calories to a minimum, you’ll like this one as it only contains 5 calories – with no carbs, no sugar, and no fat. It’s also high in caffeine, coming in at 280 milligrams per 16 fl oz cup serving.
Sure, adding Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam bumps up the calories slightly, but it’ll be worth it once you take a sip.
The Pumpkin Cold Cream Foam provides a nice complement to the Nitro Cold Brew’s already frothy mixture, making it creamier, nuttier, and even smoother – an absolute must-try.
7. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Hey, 280 milligrams of caffeine in one cup might not be for you. If that’s the case, we recommend ordering the Starbucks Cold Brew over the Nitro Cold Brew.
It’s still smooth without the nitrogen infusion and just as good thanks to the addition of Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam.
Unlike the Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew, Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew contains 250 calories, 31 grams of sugar, 31 grams of carbs, and 12 grams of fat per 16 fl oz serving.
Despite that, it’s lower in caffeine, having just 185 milligrams compared to Nitro Cold Brew’s 280 milligrams.
Overall, Starbucks’ Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is the better choice for you over the Nitro Brew with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, listed above, if you don’t want as much caffeine. Either way, both are still the perfect treat to enjoy this fall!
8. Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
Like the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino is one that you (thankfully) don’t have to customize.
It’s a ready-made frappuccino that comes with Pumpkin Spice, so frappe fanatics and Pumpkin Spice lovers are in for a treat.
In a 16 fl oz serving, the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino contains 420 calories, 65 grams of sugar, 66 grams of carbs, and 15 grams of fat.
It’s not a beverage you’ll want to order every day, as a result, but it is one of Starbucks’ best pumpkin drinks to try if you haven’t done so already.
It has 100 milligrams of caffeine per 16 fl oz cup, so it’s not too high or too low in caffeine, either.
All in all, if you enjoy frappuccinos and want to try Pumpkin Spice for the first time, this one is an easy choice ready for the next time you visit Starbucks.
9. Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino
We haven’t tried this one yet but, surprisingly, it comes in at fewer calories than Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. That’s 360 calories, to be exact, thanks to 47 grams of sugar and 47 grams of carbohydrates.
But that’s not the deciding factor for choosing Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino over its Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino, as this one contains no caffeine whatsoever.
So if you’re avoiding caffeine, this is by far the best Starbucks pumpkin drink on this list.
Unlike some of the above options, the Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino is another official item on Starbucks’ menu.
So there’s no customization needed here; simply ask for it as it is at your local Starbucks – nice and simple.
10. Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
If you prefer espresso to instant coffee, Starbucks’ Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte (and Pumpkin Spice Latte, listed next) is the better choice for you.
This one’s smoother, higher in caffeine, and more refreshing thanks to the ice, making it the perfect cold treat for pumpkin season.
In total, one 16 fl oz cup contains 370 calories, 47 grams of carbohydrates, 45 grams of sugar, and 16 grams of fat. As for caffeine content, the Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte delivers 150 milligrams in a 16 fl oz serving.
Ultimately, if you’re partial to espressos and iced lattes, the Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is the Starbucks pumpkin drink you should opt for before anything else.
It’s not just tasty—thanks to the pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg blend—but highly refreshing.
11. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Last but not least, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. This is the Starbucks alternative to the Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte, listed above, which simply does away with all the ice.
Where it also differs, however, is that it’s higher in calories (390 calories), sugar (50 grams), and carbs (52 grams).
Don’t let that stop you from trying it, however.
Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is one of its most popular pumpkin drinks each fall due to its spicy, nutty, cinnamon flavor that’s finished off with whipped cream and real pumpkin pie spice.
What’s not to love?
Finally, it’s also worth mentioning that this beverage is an official Starbucks menu item, so you don’t need to add Pumpkin Spice (or Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam), unlike some of the above choices.
Hey, you can customize it if you want, but rest assured that it tastes good when ordered just as it is!
Did you find a new drink you’re eager to try? We hope so, as that concludes our round-up of the best pumpkin drinks to order at Starbucks!
Whatever you do, make sure to try at least one of the above the next time you visit your local Starbucks, as pumpkin beverages are becoming more popular for a reason.
They’re perfect for when pumpkin season comes around, and a no-brainer if, well, you’re someone who just loves the taste of pumpkins.
The good thing is that Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Sauce, and Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam are options that you can add to most popular Starbucks drinks.
So, even if none of the above beverages caught your eye, you can simply opt for your usual order and add pumpkin as the finishing touch.
Either way, make sure to save this list for future reference!
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