10 Starbucks Hacks To Get You Through Autumn

Starbucks is amazing at many things but creating delicious coffee is definitely top of the pile. The coffee, Frappuccinos, iced-coffees, and more Frappuccinos.

Seattle’s finest has been commandeered by “internet sleuths and genius baristas” on TikTok sharing their best hacks, recipes and just overall fave drinks. A caffeine or sugar kick, or sugar-free mocha venti oat milk (if that’s your preference) is what every student needs.

Trying something new is the pumpkin spice of life, right? We’ve narrowed down the best Starbucks hacks around in one handy list for you.

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte

pumpkin spiced latte

Ok, not a hack but you do know it’s autumn, right? 

Even though Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are a bit basic, they are still the bomb. 

The ultimate autumn drink has been back for a few weeks and you need to try it. Pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg – what can go wrong?

2. Venti Kinder Bueno


This TikTok Starbucks hack has been going off since summer. 

It’s honestly so worth it and a total game-changer in your usual Starbucks order. 

Ask for White Chocolate Cream Frappuccino with hazelnut syrup and cookies. And voila! That classic flavour of Kinder Bueno is now a blended slushy dream.

3. Venti Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato

drinks from starbucks in autumn

If you’re sick of pumpkins already, we hate to say it, but we aren’t slowing down on the pumpkin vibes anytime soon. 

This pumpkin taste sensation is a secret hack you need to try this autumn. 

Simply order a Caramel Macchiato, substitute vanilla syrup for pumpkin sauce and top it off with pumpkin spice topping.

4. Venti Skittles Frappuccino

girl drinking cup

Taste the rainbow in a drink. Make way for the Skittle Frappuccino – the frappe that will give you a sugar rush like no other. 

For this Starbucks hack, ask your friendly barista for a Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino, add four pumps of vanilla syrup and then one or one and a half pumps of raspberry syrup.

5. Grande Pumpkin Cheesecake Frappuccino

Pumpkin and cheesecake

Goodness, more pumpkin Starbucks hacks! This take on the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino had us on a Starbucks hype for days. 

We literally could not stop ordering it! Order a Grande Crème Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino, one pump of white mocha syrup and one pump of cinnamon dolce syrup and top it off with whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs. 

If your local coffee outlet doesn’t have the biscuit crumbs, don’t worry as this Starbucks hack is still to die for.

6. Venti Butterscotch Frappuccino

butterscotch beer

Is there anything more delish than butterscotch? Apart from pumpkin, we think not. But this Starbuck hack includes pumpkin so winner winner! 

Order a Vanilla Cream Frappuccino, add three pumps each of pumpkin sauce, caramel syrup and hazelnut syrup.

 For extra indulgence, top it off with whipped cream and caramel drizzle. Phew. This is not for the faint hearted.

7. Venti Butterbeer Frappuccino


Well, it is Halloween so wizards and witches are on theme. If you’re a budding Potter head, you’re going to lose your Quidditch mind over this next Starbucks hack. 

Go in store and ask for a Vanilla Cream Frappuccino, add one or two pumps of caramel syrup, another one or two pumps of toffee nut syrup and a caramel drizzle to finish. 

You’ll be in Hogsmeade in no time.

8. Venti Hot Butterbeer Latte

drinking coffee

If the Butterbeer Latte didn’t give you the Potter kick you needed, what about this Starbuck hack to give you Potter heads something to talk about. 

Order steamed whole milk (opt for dairy-free if you’re so inclined), add two or four (if you’re mad) pumps EACH of caramel syrup, toffee-nut syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup. 

Ask your friendly barista for whipped cream and salted caramel bits to finish and, if you’re not a child and actually need caffeine, a shot of espresso. 

For all these Starbucks hacks, try and use sugar free syrups where possible.

9. Venti Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

caramel macchiato

Ok, so we don’t actually know what a snickerdoodle is – a type of American biscuit with cinnamon maybe? But hey, this Starbuck hack is defo not one to be missed this Autumn. 

A change from all the frappes on the list, this Macchiato with a twist isn’t as super sweet and has that all important caffeine kick. 

Order upside down Iced Caramel Soy Macchiato, add two pumps of vanilla syrup and two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup. Drink up.

10. Venti Pooh Bear Frappuccino.

pooh bear

From grammable to off the cuteness radar, the Pooh Bear Frappuccino is defo the most adorable Starbucks hack out there. 

To suffice that rumble in your tummy, order a Vanilla Cream Frappuccino with honey, cinnamon powder, one pump of cinnamon dolce syrup and a caramel drizzle. Yum.

Starbucks hacks are popping off on TikTok but so are the customers. These hacks are so popular that people are actually kicking off at staff when they aren’t perfect. Now, we know none of you would do that, but please be patient while your barista makes your order as these do take longer than usual drinks.

Here are some tips to get your Starbucks hacks order and keep your barista on side:

  • Starbucks hacks take way more time than regular drinks so order in the shop rather than a drive-thru if you can
  • ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’ go a long way obvs
  • What with the whole world going mad and their being fuel and supply shortages, some ingredients are out of stock so have a few hacks/drink options in mind
  • And the main tip – order the drink with the recipe not the name as not everyone will know what you’re on about.

Next time you fancy a break from studying or just want to pop out with your student mates, try one of these Starbuck hacks and let us know which ones are your fave. Had enough caffeine and sugar? Here are some healthy student snacks to get you through the assignment period.