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Iced Chai with Pumpkin Cold Foam: Starbucks Secret Menu Drink

Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte with pumpkin cold foam is the perfect fall drink that combines chai and pumpkin. See what's in this customized chai drink, what it tastes like and how to order it.
Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte with pumpkin cold foam topping.

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Iced Chai Tea Latte with Pumpkin Cold Foam at Starbucks

Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte with Pumpkin Cold Foam is a popular “secret menu” drink that brings together an iced chai tea latte and pumpkin cream cold foam topping.

This customized chai drink does not have pumpkin spice in the actual drink. However, it has a decadent layer of pumpkin cream cold foam topping that cascades into the chai.

If desired, you can add a dusting of pumpkin pie spices on top.

Make note, this seasonal latte is only available for a limited time beginning in August every year when Starbucks Pumpkin Spice drinks return to the fall menu.

Luckily, a regular Iced Chai Tea Latte is always on the menu.

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A Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte with pumpkin cream cold foam on top of a Starbucks napkin.
Iced Chai topped with pumpkin cream cold foam is a popular chai modification at Starbucks.

What’s in this Modified Chai Latte

Wondering exactly what’s in this drink? A Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte with Pumpkin Cold Foam has three components.

1. Iced Chai Tea Latte
This secret menu drink begins with a regular Iced Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks. The barista simply shakes together pre-made and pre-sweetened chai concentrate with milk and ice. The chai concentrate itself is black tea infused with flavors like cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and star anise.

2. Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam Topping
All the pumpkin flavor in this beverage is in the topping. The barista blends together pumpkin spice sauce and vanilla sweet cream, to make this slightly orange-hued, heavy-cream, drink topper.

3. Pumpkin Spice Topping
Pumpkin Spice Topping is a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove. It’s the final touch on all Starbucks pumpkin drinks.

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What an Iced Chai with Pumpkin Cold Foam Tastes Like

An Iced Chai Tea Latte topped with pumpkin cream cold foam is the ultimate Starbucks fall drink. All the spices in the chai, like cinnamon, ginger and clove, perfectly complement the spices in the pumpkin sauce.

What sets this latte apart, however, is the decadent pumpkin topping.

Pumpkin cream cold foam has the same rich ingredients as Starbucks whipped cream, plus pumpkin spice sauce. And it’s blended into a creamy consistency similar to melted ice cream.

The result is a cloud of pumpkin cold foam that slowly flows into the chai latte. As you can imagine, the sweet cream balances the spicy chai in the most delicious way.

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How to Order an Iced Chai with Pumpkin Foam

To get an Iced Chai Tea Latte with pumpkin cold foam from Starbucks, order an Iced Chai Tea Latte from the menu (tall, grande or venti). Then, ask for a topping of pumpkin cream cold foam.

The latte should come with pumpkin spice topping sprinkled on top, as well. However, be sure to let the barista know if you want it or not.

A grande size iced chai tea latte with pumpkin cold foam on top and label on the side of cup showing custom drink order.
A grande Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam added on top.

Here’s how to order this drink with the Starbucks app.

  1. First, go to the Iced Teas section of the menu and select Iced Chai Tea Latte.
  2. Next, choose a size and click the Customize button.
  3. Scroll to the Toppings section, click Add Cold Foam, and select Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam.
  4. Finally, if you want spices sprinkled on top, click Add Topping Options and select Pumpkin Spice Topping.

Cost to Customize this Drink: A topping of sweet cream cold foam adds around $1 to the price of the drink. Spice toppings are always free.

Questions You May Have

Can I get a skinny iced chai with pumpkin spice from Starbucks?

Starbucks chai tea concentrate and pumpkin spice sauce both contain sugar. Since Starbucks does not have skinny versions of either ingredient, it’s not possible to make a skinny chai tea latte with pumpkin spice. That being said, you can substitute the 2% milk in the chai latte with non-fat milk.

How do you order a Starbucks chai tea latte with pumpkin on top?

All you have to do is get an iced chai tea latte which comes in tall, grande and venti sizes. Ask for pumpkin cream cold foam to be added on top. On the Starbucks app, cold foam can be found in the toppings section of the menu.

Does it cost extra to add pumpkin cold foam to an iced chai tea latte.

An add-on of pumpkin cream cold foam at Starbucks costs extra like many customizations. Specifically, it’s about a dollar to add cold foam to any drink that doesn’t already come with it.

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