If you’re holding on to the last bit of summer and wishing the season would slow down, I hate to break it to you, but according to Starbucks, fall begins … pretty much right now.
Starbucks is saying adios to summer in an even bigger way this year, not only giving us the return of the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte on Aug. 27 but a bunch of other fall treats, too — including their first new pumpkin coffee beverage in a whopping 16 years!
That’s right, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better than the PSL, Starbucks’ new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is here to make you second-guess everything you know. But really, considering PSL season starts when it’s still pretty hot outside, along with the fact that cold brew products made up a whopping half of Starbucks’ sales last year — well, this was definitely a no-brainer.
The brand new fall beverage is made with Starbucks Cold Brew and vanilla, then finished with a pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice topping. The cold foam, by the way, is made with real pumpkin!
CNN Business reports you can get the drink starting at $4.45 for a grande, though prices vary by location.
Along with a brand new drink and the return of the PSL, Starbucks is also bringing back a whole lineup of fall favorites.
First up, for those that aren’t pumpkin fans, Salted Caramel Mocha will also be back for a limited-time beginning today.
This coffee drink combines mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup with espresso and milk. It is then topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle and a sea salt sugar topping. You can get it hot, iced or as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
The coffee chain may be most known for their delicious drinks, but if you’ve never tried their food, you’re missing out.
On the list of items returning this fall are the fan-favorite Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin and other bakery items including a Pumpkin Scone, Pumpkin Spice Madeleines and a Cat Cake Pop.
The Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin is topped with sweet cream cheese and chopped, caramelized pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for a balance of salty and sweet. The Pumpkin Scone features vanilla icing and a pumpkin spice drizzle.
The Pumpkin Spice Madeleines are traditional madeleine cakes flavored with pumpkin, cinnamon and a hint of ginger. While the Cat Cake Pop does not have a pumpkin flavor, it still sounds incredible and is made with a cream vanilla cake and white chocolate icing.
Will you be trying Starbucks’ new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew or sticking to the Pumpkin Spice Latte?