Although the leaves have not quite turned yet, Starbucks® declared the first day of Fall on August 27. And the lovers of the notorious PSL surely were the first in line!
But Starbucks® has grown its menu to much more than that fan favorite. Find out the new fall lineup and healthy tips to stay caffeinated.
2019 Fall Drinks from Starbucks
Crowd favorites and new comers changes the coffee game this year at Starbucks. Here is what you can get your hands on:
1. Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Starting off the lineup is the highly anticipated PSL, which makes it return for the 16th year in a row!
Espresso and steamed milk are combined with the flavors of real pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. It is then topped with their homemade whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice blend.
Enjoy the PSL hot, iced, or as a Frappuccino®. No matter how the PSL is ordered, you are sure to fall in love with it again year after year.
2. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Yes, you read that right… There is a new kid in town and the crowd is sure to go wild!
Starbucks® new fall drink is made with their signature cold brew vanilla and finished with a pumpkin cream cold foam and dusting of pumpkin spice topping.
3. Salted Caramel Mocha
Pumpkin everything is a seasonal (or perhaps annual) favorite. But other fall menu items should not go unnoticed, including the Salted Caramel Mocha!
The coffee drink blends espresso, milk, mocha sauce, and toffee nut syrup. It is then garnished with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and a sea salt sugar topping.
Like the PSL, it is available hot, iced or as a Frappuccino® blended beverage.
But wait, there’s more…
That 2019 menu is not all for this fall! Back in 2016, Starbucks® inspired their devotees to customize their beverage to harness more fall flavors.
What’s more, these drinks can still be ordered up today! Here are some of Starbucks® top fall inspirations:
4. Pumpkin Chai
Order up a Chai Lattea and finish with pumpkin spice topping.
Dress with whipped cream and sea salt topping as desired.
5. Pumpkin Doubleshot® on Ice
The Starbucks Doubleshot® on Ice Beverage is made with rich, full-bodied espresso with a touch of milk and lightly sweetened.
“Fallify” the drink by asking pumpkin spice sauce and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg for added flavor.
6. Fall Iced Tea
Sip on the flavors of fall by simply ordering a Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea and asking for a pump of pumpkin pie spice.
Take the tea even further down the fall trail by adding cinnamon dolce syrup and a dried orange slice.
7. Caramel Apple Spice
In addition to pumpkin spice, not much else shouts fall like a caramel apple!
Starbucks® Caramel Apple Spice is crafted with freshly pressed apple juice and cinnamon syrup, all topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.
8. Caramel Apple Pumpkin Spice
Get the best of both apple and pumpkin worlds by simply ask for the Caramel Apple Spice as described above.
But add pumpkin spice sauce for good measure!
9. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
For all those lovers of chocolate, spice, and everything nice…
Enjoy the decadent Starbucks® Hot Chocolate with added pumpkin!
10. Chile Mocha Flat White
The flavor is far from “flat” with the addition of chile mocha powder to a flat white.
And with the flavors of cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, and ancho and cayenne chile spices, your cup of joe will put more pep in your step!
Starbucks Tips for Healthy Fall Drinks
From swapping out milks to limiting added sugar, use these 5 tips to make annual and seasonal favorites a healthier coffee drink.
1. Swap Out Milks
Simply swapping out whole or two percent milks with nonfat milk naturally cuts fat and calorie content.
Besides, you can still obtain beneficial protein and calcium content, or approximately 8 grams of protein and 30 at least 30 percent of total daily calcium needs, if selecting nonfat dairy milk!
2. Limit Added Sugar
If the option exists to choose between sweetened versus unsweetened, opt for the lesser.
Limit sugar addition by reducing syrup pumps, as they are essentially nothing more than empty calories. In fact, dismissing even one pump of syrup can trim off approximately 20 calories and five grams of sugar!
If desired, offered sugar-free flavors include cinnamon dolce, vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, mocha, and peppermint.
3. Ask for Extra Foam
Asking for extra foam to top the beverage cuts down on calories, as the foam is lighter in volume and calories compared to milk straight from the carton.
4. Add Espresso
An espresso shot provides only five calories while adding caffeine and more volume, as adding espresso can naturally displace or reduce milk capacity and room for whipped cream.
Especially considering the limited edition of these holiday drinks, they can certainly be enjoyed in their traditional, unmodified form.
But instead of consuming the largest cup offered, downsize and truly relish the fall flavors without the guilt!