How about some pumpkin and spice magic this autumn? It’s great to know that pumpkin spice latte Starbucks is here to make our fall special this year. It has entered into the Starbucks “fall menu.” 

So, amidst the chill in the air and days that make you crave warmth, you have a cup of pumpkin spice latte to find comfort.

Do you want to know more about this iconic drink that started in 2003 and completed 20 years this year? Let’s explore and enjoy autumn to the fullest. 


Things You Must Know About Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks

Pumpkin pie spice has been there for the longest time as a staple for the fall season. It goes back to 1934. This spice mix was there to make the mashed gourds and pies of the season flavorful.

So, earlier, a pumpkin pie was probably the most popular dish to get a taste of this amazing spice mix.

However, in 2003, Starbucks brought the pumpkin spice latte drink after extensive research. The name itself has an essence of autumn, and Starbucks has brilliantly kept the vibe and emotion alive by including “pumpkin spice” in the name of the drink. 

So, why not know what goes into it and why it is so special? 

What Is Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks Drink?

Pumpkin spice latte is a seasonal drink with an orange color. It is a delicious concoction of pumpkin and whipped cream with warm spices.

It is available in four different sizes. So, you will have to choose between short (8 fl oz), tall (12 fl oz), grande (16 fl oz) and venti (20 fl oz) options. 

What Goes Into Making Pumpkin Spice Latte?

PSL or pumpkin spice latte Starbucks is made of the following ingredients.

  • Milk
  • Milk Foam
  • Pumpkin sauce pumps for flavoring
  • Whipped cream
  • Pumpkin spice topping

PSL is available in espresso and shot options. Further, you will get a lot of variety in the spice topping, cream, and milk options. Check out the table below to know your options.

Milk TemperatureSteamed Hot
Extra Hot
Milk Options2% Milk
Nonfat Milk
Nonfat Milk
Vanilla Sweet Cream
Heavy Cream
Coconut Milk
Oat Milk
Soy Milk
Almond Milk
Breve (Half & Half)
Milk Foam OptionsNo Milk Foam
Milk Foam
Light Milk Foam
Extra Milk Foam
Whipped Cream OptionsNo Whipped Cream
Whipped Cream
Light Whipped Cream
Extra Whipped Cream
Pumpkin Spice OptionsNo Pumpkin Spice Topping
Pumpkin Spice Topping
Light Pumpkin Spice Topping
Extra Pumpkin Spice Topping

How Does Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks Taste?

Well, you are not going to taste pumpkin in your pumpkin spice latte. With the use of milk, whipped cream, and sugar, it has a dominant sweet taste.

Further, the flavors of the elements used in the pumpkin spice topping hit you when you have a sip.

It’s very autumn, as I said! The heat of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and other spices is really comforting to have when it’s a little chilly outside. 

What Is The Cost Of Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks?

The price of pumpkin spice latte Starbucks will be different from one market to another. Starbucks says,

“The price of PSL will vary market-to-market. In company operated US stores, a grande PSL ranges from $5.75 to $6.75 and a venti PSL ranges from $6.25 to $7.25,”

Further, this seasonal beverage was recently in the news as TikTokers were using various hacks and manipulating the digital apps of Starbucks to get pumpkin spice lattes and other drinks at a lower price through customization. In this context, Starbucks has said,

“Our customers and partners are always coming up with creative customizations and sharing them on social media.”

What Is The Nutritional Value of This Drink?

  • One grande cup of pumpkin spice latte Starbucks comes with 390 calories. It has 14g fat and 50g sugar. 
  • A small cup of this drink has 210 calories. It comes with 25g sugar and 9g fat.
  • One tall cup of pumpkin spice latte has 300 calories. You will get 12g fat and 38g sugar in it.
  • The venti cup of this drink comes with 470 calories. It has 16g fat and 63g sugar.

Starbucks provides a detailed list of the nutrients in the beverages. Further, with customization, the nutrients and the percentage of them change. 

What Is The Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks Release Date In 2023?

Starbucks announced the return of the pumpkin spice latte drink on 24th August. However, the drink was available across Starbucks outlets from 7th September 2023. Have you checked the viral video of Ed Sheeran selling pumpkin spice latte Starbucks to its customers? 

Can I Make Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte At Home?

Yes, you can make pumpkin spice latte Starbucks at home. Starbucks has shared the details in its “Coffee At Home” section. The crucial part about making this coffee is getting the spice syrup ready. 

To make the pumpkin syrup, you will need cinnamon sticks, sugar, water, pumpkin puree, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. 

Let’s find out how to make the pumpkin syrup and the beverage at home. 

How To Make Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks At Home?

At first, you will need to make the pumpkin syrup. Add water and sugar to a saucepan and let it simmer. Then, add the puree and spices to the water and let the water boil for around 20 minutes.

Stain the water to get the pumpkin spice syrup. Keep a coarsely ground mix of these spices for garnishing your drink. 

Once the syrup and spice mix is ready, follow the simple step-by-step guide to get your coffee ready.

  • Heat and froth milk
  • Brew espresso
  • Pour hot espresso and the pumpkin syrup into a coffee mug and stir well.
  • Next, fill 3/4th of the mug with frothed milk.
  • Finally, fill the remaining 1/4th of the mug with whipped cream.
  • Once the cup is ready, sprinkle some pumpkin spice latte mix on the beverage to have the best experience. 

Final Words 

A cup of pumpkin spice latte is the best drink you can have during fall and winter. It has sweetness with the right amount of heat coming from various spices.

The use of frothed milk and whipped cream further adds richness to its taste.

So, celebrate the season and cherish the spirit with a cup of your favorite drink. And if you like any other Starbucks drink, don’t forget to share. 

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