When is pumpkin spice coming back? Your favorite spots are already stocking up

It's almost pumpkin spice season, folks!

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Curious foodies are beginning to ask, "When is pumpkin spice coming back?" Although we're still struggling with summer humidity and planning our final beach outings of the year—and at the risk of sounding terribly Ringarde—we can't help counting down the days until the popular fall staple returns. 

Grab a blanket, light the best scented candles you have (in pumpkin spice, of course), and find a frightening flick on your streaming service of choice: PSL is on the way.



When is pumpkin spice coming back?

Your morning iced coffee routine is about to get an autumnal makeover. Too soon? Not for the Halloween enthusiasts in us. Here's when your favorite PSL-loving spots will be unleashing their pumpkin spice-flavored drinks and treats, so mark your calendars. 

1. Starbucks

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Ah, Starbucks—where the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte rose to fame and created a massive divide amongst coffee drinkers. The controversial fall favorite is making its way back to coffee shops across the country on Tuesday, August 24th, so let autumn commence.

The espresso and steamed milk drink is blended to pumpkiny perfection with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and, of course, pumpkin. In addition to the PSL, Starbucks will also bring back its Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, a summer-fall hybrid that is the perfect accompaniment for either the beach or corn maze.

2. Dunkin' 

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The moment has arrived, folks. Dunkin' is firmly gettin' its fall on with its Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte and the new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, a great transitional summer-to-fall drink if you ask us.

3. Dairy Queen

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Get ready for sugar, spice, and everything nice: for a limited time this fall, customers will be able to indulge in The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat—complete with pumpkin pie bits and vanilla soft serve—and Pumpkin Cookie Butter Shake, vanilla soft serve mixed with pumpkin puree and ground cinnamon spice cookies. A date has yet to be announced for its return, but stay tuned.

For those of you who aren't quite ready to part ways with the cold brews just yet, rock the best summer dresses and sip those iced lattes to your heart's content. We'll be here, ready to give you a PSL update whenever you're in need.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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