Upgrade Your Starbucks Chai Latte With White Chocolate

Some might say that Starbucks drinks are at their prime in the fall, which means it's the perfect time to run wild with ordering secret menu beverages. While the chain adds a new drink just about every fall, such as the Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte, you don't have to stop there with creative chai concoctions. If you prefer white chocolate flavors over pumpkin, you're going to want to try the secret menu White Chocolate Cinnamon Chai Latte.

Here's what to order: A grande Chai Tea Latte with two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup, two pumps of white mocha sauce, whipped cream, and cinnamon powder on top. A regular Chai Tea Latte doesn't come with any added flavorings, so you're upgrading your fall beverage from the basic recipe to one with a delicious blend of sweet (white mocha) and autumn-spiced (cinnamon) flavors. The dollop of whipped cream on top then veers this drink squarely toward the dessert category. Is it too hot where you live to dabble in warm fall beverages? Just order the drink iced for all the same yummy tastes.

How to customize your White Chocolate Cinnamon Chai Latte

A classic grande Chai Tea Latte at Starbucks comes with milk foam, 2% milk, four pumps of chai, and water — giving you endless options to customize your White Chocolate Cinnamon Chai Latte. If you're not a fan of 2% milk, for instance, swap it out for almond, coconut, oat, soy, or another of Starbucks' dairy (or non-dairy) options. You can ask for "light water" or "no water" for a richer latte that includes more milk, or "extra water" if you want a thinner beverage.

The Chai Tea Latte is made with chai tea concentrate (aka the four pumps of chai), which includes black tea, all the warm chai spices, and about 95 milligrams of caffeine in a grande. If you want to cut back on the caffeine or mute some of these flavors, you can request two or three pumps of chai instead. And if you'd rather amp up the flavors even more, add an extra pump or two of the cinnamon dolce syrup or white mocha sauce, or add in a complementing flavor like toasted vanilla or brown sugar syrup. If you want something a little more exciting than cinnamon powder on your whipped cream, feel free to replace it with cinnamon dolce sprinkles. Or for the iced version, forget the whipped cream altogether and request a cinnamon or vanilla sweet cream cold foam. The upgraded drink will be so delicious, you may want to order it year-round moving forward.