The Pumpkin Spice Latte is an autumn classic, but did you know that there’s a secret twist on this Starbucks mainstay? It’s known as the “Cinderella Latte,” and it may just become your new go-to coffee drink.
In 2018, the underground beverage started to make the rounds on social media. Its creation is usually credited to Instagrammer @HappiestTeesOnEarth, who whipped up the recipe, along with other Disney-inspired drinks, when she worked as a barista at the coffee chain for seven years.
OK, so what exactly is the Cinderella Latte? To order one, ask for a Pumpkin Spice Latte with White Chocolate Mocha Sauce substituted for half the pumps of Pumpkin Sauce. A grande PSL has four pumps of Pumpkin Sauce, so you’ll end up with two pumps of Pumpkin and two pumps of White Chocolate Mocha. The name Cinderella Latte refers to the coach that’s the vehicle of choice for the Disney princess in the movie.
Last year, the former barista gave the lowdown on the secret menu item in an Instagram post:
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The now famous Cinderella Latte has been spreading magic at coffee shops everywhere this Fallâï¸ðâ¨ Raise your hand if you have already tried my Disney inspired version of the classic Pumkin Spice Latte?! I still CANNOT believe the number of DM’s, posts and stories that are still coming in. This pic taken by @inkprincess143 of her Cinderella Latte is one of my faves! – THE STORY: I was a barista @starbucks for 7 years here in the Seattle area and I came up with a couple of Disney inspired drinks to spread a little magic to my customers & coworkers. I’ll be sharing another one soon! – CINDERELLA LATTE RECIPE: – Order a Pumpkin Spice Latte – Can be made hot, iced or a blended Frappuccino. – Sub half of the Pumpkin Spice pumps with White Mocha (Or if you have a real sweet tooth, try full pumps of each! ð) – The white pumpkin reminded me of Cinderella’s coach and that’s why I call it the Cinderella Latte ðâ¨ – THE TEE!! Cinderella latte tees are in the shop now! – YOUR HOMEWORK: Now, go try one for yourself and tag me in your post or stories. Maybe we’ll get @starbucks attention and add it to the menu on Main Street!! – ð· @inkprincess143 – – – – – – #happiestteesonearth #starbucks #disneystarbucks #starbucksdisney #psl #cinderellalatte #dcpfall2018 #castmembers #greenapron #sbux #coffee #disneymagic #disneysmmoms #disneylove #cinderella #disneygirls #foodsofdisneyland #disneyhungry #disneyfoodie #disneyfoodies #dressedindisney #styledbymagic #disneylifestylers #disneylifestyle #pumpkinspicelatte #pumpkinspice
“The now famous Cinderella Latte has been spreading magic at coffee shops everywhere this fall,” she wrote. “Raise your hand if you have already tried my Disney-inspired version of the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte?! I still cannot believe the number of DMs, posts and stories that are still coming in. This pic taken by @inkprincess143 of her Cinderella Latte is one of my faves!”
The magical drink can be ordered hot, iced or as a Frappuccino.
Meanwhile, the former barista now has her own T-shirt line, and she even has a shirt based on her signature latte! It’s available for $25.95 on her site.
Check it out in the Instagram post below:
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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo! â¨ Cinderella Latte tees return to the shop FRIDAY @ 7am PST Have you heard of my magical variation of the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte? I shared the recipe last year and it spread through Starbuck shops across the country and even over seas!! It was AMAZING how many people fell in love with it. I’ll share how to order and the story behind this yummy drink a little later. So keep an eye on our feed…ðâï¸â¨ – These tees sparkle with magic, literally! All the white lettering is sprinkled with glitter! Zoom in on the pumpkin spice topping to see the hidden Mickeys and of course the Fairy Godmothers wand is peaking out from the whipped cream. â¨ – Please tag ALL your coffee loving friends and share in your stories! – These will be available tomorrow, Friday, at 7am PST. – Pumpkin spice latte tees are available now too ðâ¨ – Shop my: Ears @shophouseofmouse Bag @dnhandbags – – – – – #happiestteesonearth #cinderellalatte #cinderella #psl #pumpkinspicelatte #starbuckssecretmenu #disneycollegeprogram #disneylifestylers #disneylife #disneymagic #coffee #foodsofdisneyland #disneysmmoms #dressedindisney #styledbymagic #bibbidibobbidiboo #leafrakerssociety #disneystarbucks #disneyfoodie #disneymagic #disneylife #mainstreetusa #disneymoms #disneylife
The white lettering is sprinkled with glitter, and the pumpkin spice topping includes hidden Mickeys. You can also see the Fairy Godmother’s wand peeking out from the whipped cream.
Will you give the Cinderella Latte a try this fall?