Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Returns On August 30, 2022

The first sip of a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte or Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew cues the unofficial start of the fall season for many customers, and Starbucks is celebrating its return alongside a full menu of fall favorites.

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 30, the iconic Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, is back for its 19th year. The handcrafted beverage combines Starbucks Signature Espresso and steamed milk with flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to complement the real pumpkin in the sauce. Topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices, Pumpkin Spice Latte is available hot, iced or blended at U.S. stores throughout the season while supplies last.

Also available for a limited time is the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, which returns to the menu for a fourth year. Crafted with Starbucks Cold Brew sweetened with vanilla syrup, the fan-favorite fall sip is topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice.

First introduced to the fall menu last year, the Apple Crisp Macchiato returns with a twist – now made with creamy oatmilk and Starbucks Blonde Espresso as the standard recipe. Inspired by the flavors of the warm and gooey apple crisp paired with a cup of coffee, the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato combines layered flavors of apple, cinnamon, and brown sugar with a spiced apple drizzle.

“Crafting the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato with Starbucks® Blonde Espresso gives the beverage a soft and smooth foundation that ties all the flavors together,” said Harvey Rojas Mora, Starbucks beverage developer. “The oatmilk adds a creaminess and brings forward the oat flavors of a traditional apple crisp topping.”

The Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato is available hot, iced and blended at U.S. Starbucks stores throughout the season while supplies last.

Pumpkin is back in the bakery case with the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin and Pumpkin Scone, both available for a limited time, as well as the customer-favorite Pumpkin Loaf, which is available year-round.

Customers can also enjoy the new Owl Cake Pop, which combines vanilla cake and buttercream, dipped in purple chocolaty icing and finished with an owl design. Available for a limited time while supplies last.

The fall festivities continue! Starbucks fans can celebrate the season and share their love of all things fall with the Pumpkin Portal to Fall, a fun game that tests customers’ knowledge of emojis, pop culture and Starbucks, revealing just how much of a fall expert they really are. Customers can take the quiz at and share their results on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Starbucks is debuting a new selection of colorful drinkware that brings all the fall feels. With hot cups, cold cups, water bottles and more to choose from, customers can find the perfect drinkware to add some festive fall vibes to their daily coffee. New fall merchandise, all under $30, is beginning to roll out at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 for a limited time, while supplies last. Don’t forget, Starbucks Rewards members who bring a clean, personal reusable cup into participating cafés will earn 25 Stars in addition to 10 cents off their beverage. 

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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