One of the absolute best parts of autumn is when Starbucks rolls out their beloved pumpkin spice lattes. But now, everyone’s favorite coffee joint is taking their fall flavors to the next level … with pumpkin cheesecake frappucinos.
PUMPKIN. CHEESECAKE. FRAPPUCINOS. And yes, my fellow autumn admirers, the drink tastes exactly like pumpkin cheesecake in a cup.
Here’s the thing though, y’all: This is a “secret menu” item, meaning that when you walk into your local ‘Bucks, you’re not going to see it up on the menu board.
Not to fear, you can still order this drink … but you better make sure you know what’s in it, just in case your barista needs a little extra hand-holding to make your pumpkin cheesecake frappuncino dreams a reality.
Here’s the scoop from StarbucksSecretMenu.net: You order a creme-based pumpkin spice frappucino, and ask the barista to add a pump of cinnamon dolce syrup, a scoop of vanilla bean powder and a pump of white mocha sauce.
Instagrammer Nixx924 shows how it’s done:
If that sounds like a sugar explosion or you want a lighter verison, Delish reccomends that you simply order a vanilla bean Frappuccino with two pumps of pumpkin sauce. You can even order it with their new pumpkin whipped cream on top!
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Both options will have intense pumpkin flavor, but the latter combo will not be quite as sweet. There is also a chance that your barista may have heard of this drink before, as it has been floating around the internet for a few years now. While it is just now gaining major Instagram popularity, it was posted on SecretStarbucks.com all the way back in 2015.
So, if you’re like me and feel guilty at the thought of making your barista create some complicated off-menu drink, not to fear: They may already be making these quite frequently (maybe even for themselves!). So, order your new fall addiction … and then go apple-picking or to a pumpkin patch. Fall is here, let’s celebrate!