Dunkin Donuts' Fall Drinks Ranked From Best To Worst

It's officially fall, and we all know what that means: pumpkin everything. Fall is all about embracing the cool weather, snagging a fresh fall wardrobe, and pursuing all things cozy. One of the best parts about getting cozy for fall? Sipping on an autumnal drink.

Dunkin's fall drink menu is always one of the official markers of the start of the cozy season (okay, maybe not official-official), and this year they've got new treats to try as well as old favorites (via Dunkin'). Of course, everything is subjective when it comes to tastebuds, and this is especially true when it comes to fall-y fare. What the ultimate autumnal treat is for some might be too pumpkin spicy for others. That's why we've got a ranking of Dunkin's fall drink menu that gives you our top choices and a real description of what each drink offers so that you can fuel your day of pumpkin picking and Halloween movie-watching with the ideal festive beverage for you.

1. Pumps of Pumpkin

The best Dunkin' fall drink is likely an unexpected one, and it gains its placement on the list because of how customizable it is. A latte or iced latte with a few pumps of pumpkin swirl is the perfect drink for pumpkin lovers and those who aren't such eager fans of fall alike (via Dunkin'). Dunkin's pumpkin flavoring is some of the best, and it beats out other greats in terms of its balance between authentic pumpkin taste and that sweet and spicy flavor we love. Customizing your drink of choice with pumpkin swirl can be key to getting seasonal sweetness without being over the top. 

You can even ask for a pump of pumpkin to be added to your regular coffee order to put a simple autumn twist on your usual. Let this also be your sign to experiment with putting pumpkin in any other drink you love. Since the Dunkin' fall drink opinions vary so much from person to person, we think the perfect choice is the one you can tailor to your own taste buds.

2. Pumpkin Spice Latte

We are talking about fall drink menus, after all, so the Pumpkin Spice Latte simply must be near the top of our list of fall drinks. It just so happens that, in our humble opinion, the classic PSL at Dunkin' is one of the best out there — and yes, we know that's a big statement. 

Make no mistake, the PSL from Dunkin' definitely feels like an indulgent treat and is probably a bit too rich for most folks to make their go-to coffee order. Yet, if you're looking for a celebratory coffee to toast to fall, or a drink to bring along with you for some pumpkin carving fun or to put up Halloween decorations, there's really no better option than this one. You can opt for iced or hot, which will give you exactly what you're looking for, whether you like your pumpkin spice warm or cool (via Dunkin'). 

3. Nutty Pumpkin

Whether or not you love fall flavors, plenty of folks aren't sugary sweet beverage fans like some others are. If you fall into this category, we recommend the new Nutty Pumpkin from Dunkin'. Popular YouTuber Steph Pappas calls this drink more "coffee forward" than its sweeter counterpart, the PSL. So if you're looking for something that feels more like a morning coffee than an ultra-decadent dessert, this option is worth a try. 

The Nutty Pumpkin is made with pumpkin and hazelnut flavoring, so if you're a fan of a milder flavor, this drink gives a hint of pumpkin plus some nutty and coffee flavor for those woodsy fall vibes. This beverage is our favorite pick for less pumpkin but still plenty of autumn. You can grab the Nutty Pumpkin in iced or hot, but it has that elusive cozy appeal no matter what temperature you choose (via Chew Boom).

4. Blood Orange Dunkin' Refresher

If you consider yourself a fall aficionado who's not a huge PSL fan, you may find that finding a celebratory autumn drink is more difficult than you'd like. Luckily, this year's Dunkin' menu has yet another great option for you. The Blood Orange Dunkin' Refresher may not look or sound like a fall drink based on its name, but we assure you it has some uniquely fall qualities while still refreshing. You can order this new choice with green tea or coconut milk, which includes hints of ginger and cinnamon along with its citrus flavor (via PopSugar). While it may sound like more of a summer sipper, the added cranberry flavor ensures nostalgic fall vibes with every sip.

Dunkin's newest Refresher is a great choice if you, like so many of us, are ready for fall even though the weather isn't. Still, we have a feeling that you may want to retire it later in the season to make room for a warm, foamy treat when the cool breezes set in. Think of this as the perfect beverage to escort you through the transition from summer to fall.

5. Iced Chai Latte with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam

A once seasonal secret menu item that is now far from secret is the Chai Latte with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam. This beverage option is deliciously creamy and spicy with just a subtle hint of pumpkin goodness. It happens to be just a regular iced chai latte with pumpkin cream cold foam added on top, so while you get a taste of pumpkin in this drink, there's no flavored syrup mixed into the actual latte (via Sweet Steep).

Of course, if chai lattes are your go-to drink all year long, this is a great way to incorporate some seasonality into your sips. There is something about chai that has a curl-up-by-the-fireplace spiced vibe that we're likely seeking in the autumn months. Even so, it gives a bit less warm and fuzzy fall feelings than the more pumpkin-centric menu options at Dunkin'.

6. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Last but not least on our list is the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Steph Pappas describes this pick as "light and refreshing," which is unique and welcome amongst a slew of heavy, flavor-filled drinks, and it's definitely less sweet and rich than the other chilled choices. This cold brew has brown sugar cinnamon syrup, pumpkin cream cold foam, and some spicy, sweet cinnamon sugar topping, according to Dunkin'

If we love the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, why is it so low on the list, you may ask? If you're looking for a cold pumpkin drink, we prefer the iced PSL or your regular iced coffee order with a pump of pumpkin swirl. Also, be wary of sweet cold brews if you don't like feeling over-caffeinated; these babies can pack a punch. If you're a "don't talk to me until I've had my coffee" type, though, it may give you just the energy burst you need for a perfectly pumped-up fall day.

Ultimately, you really can't go wrong when picking a fall drink from Dunkin's menu. What's most important is knowing what you want from your autumnal beverage before you make your order. There's a deliciously seasonal option for any mood you may find yourself in this season.