With great patience comes great reward, friends, and this week that reward is the long-awaited Pumpkin Spice Latte. (I'll hold for your mini OMG-fall-is-here freak-out.) That's right, as was rumored to be true earlier this month, the PSL and a few other fall favorites are officially back at Starbucks starting tomorrow, August 30.
With 19 years under its belt, this year's Pumpkin Spice Latte is still the same PSL we all know and love (or like...most of us). The cozy drink combines Starbucks Signature Espresso and steamed milk with ~autumnal~ flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and real pumpkin. And let's not forget about the dollop of whipped cream and sprinkling of pumpkin pie spices on top. Swoon!
The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew will also be returning this year, along with the Apple Crisp Macchiato—but this season it's back with a bit of a twist. The drink is now the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato and is made with oatmilk and Starbucks Blonde Espresso. Harvey Rojas Mora, Starbucks beverage developer, offered some insight into why the recipe for the beverage was tweaked.
“Crafting the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato with Starbucks Blonde Espresso gives the beverage a soft and smooth foundation that ties all the flavors together,” Mora said. “The oatmilk adds a creaminess and brings forward the oat flavors of a traditional apple crisp topping." Okay, we're sold!
If you're (quite literally) hungry for more, Starbucks also has plenty of treats to choose from this fall. You can take your pick from the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin, Pumpkin Scone, and Pumpkin Loaf, or pick all three, because why not? There's even a new vanilla cake and buttercream Owl Cake Pop, which has an adorable owl design (cute!) and is dipped in purple chocolate-y icing.
Soooooo, we'll be at Starbs bright and early. But to PSL, or not to PSL...that is the question.
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