Dunkin Drinks: The Best Dunkin Donuts Coffee – Hot & Iced
Once upon a time, Dunkin – formerly Dunkin Donuts – was best known for their Boston Kreme and glazed donuts. But in the past few years, they’ve really stepped up their coffee. Not only did they improve the classic roast, but they greatly expanded their menu of Dunkin drinks. You can now enjoy hot and iced coffees, specialty brews, and seasonal favorites.
Keep reading for Home Grounds’ pick of the best Dunkin Donuts coffee, as well as some of our favorite non-coffee options.
The Top 28 Dunkin Drinks To Try In 2023
Dunkin is one of the most popular coffee companies around the world, with over 11,300 stores worldwide spanning 36 different countries. So there’s a good chance that when your coffee craving hits, there’s a Dunkin nearby.
What is the best coffee at Dunkin to order? That depends on what you’re after. Here are 28 delicious Dunkin Menu drinks to get you started.
1. Dunkin Cold Brew
Cold brew has steadily increased in popularity since the 1960s for a good reason, and it’s one of the best Dunkin Donuts drinks on a hot day (1). Dunkin’s cold brew is made from 100% Arabica beans that are slow-steeped for 12 hours. It’s incredibly smooth and sweet, with irresistible notes of chocolate. But it’s only available in limited batches every day. So make sure you get there early!
2. Dunkin Caramel Swirl Iced Latte
Caramel is made with sugar, water, vanilla, butter, and just a touch of vanilla. But why go through the hassle of making caramel sauce at home when you could enjoy one of the best caramel Dunkin Donuts drinks, the Caramel Swirl Iced Latte?
Made with milk — or non-dairy alternative of your choice — fresh espresso shots, and a buttery, nutty caramel swirl, this iced latte was made to be savored. Also, for an extra dollop of bougie, add whipped cream.
3. Dunkin Iced Coffee with French Vanilla Swirl
If you love Dunkin’s iced coffee but are craving more sweet and floral flavors, this Iced Coffee with French Vanilla Swirl is for you. The custardy flavors of the French vanilla are accentuated by the gentle acidity and slightly flowery, chocolatey, and dried fruit notes of Dunkin’s Original Blend.
Fun Fact: Did you know French vanilla isn’t actually a type of vanilla bean but just a different method of making vanilla flavorings (2)? When anyone asks me what is the best Dunkin Donuts iced coffee, this tasty beverage always makes my top list.
4. Dunkin Classic Iced Coffee
Dunkin’s Original Blend is the medium-light coffee roast at the heart of the classic Iced Coffee. Its flavor profile is chocolatey, with notes of florals and dried fruit, making it the perfect way to chill out with a classic on a hot day.
Which of the two classic Dunkin Donuts cold drinks is right for you? Compared with the Cold Brew, the Iced Coffee is less smooth and has more character.
5. Dunkin Vanilla Bean Coolatta
To die-hard Dunkin’ fans, the Coolatta is a classic must-have during the hottest summer months. With rotating flavors, like Vanilla Bean and Pina Colada, keep your eyes peeled for some fun Dunkin’ Donuts frozen drinks.
The Vanilla Bean Coolatta is a blended, frozen drink, made with milk, vanilla bean syrup, and sweetened condensed milk. With rich, vanilla bean flavors throughout and a creamy, slushy base, this Coolatta is the perfect coffee companion for all your summer adventures.
6. Dunkin Blue Raspberry Coolatta
The Blue Raspberry Coolatta is the perfect drink for anyone who’s looking for something that’s slightly off the beaten path. This bright blue concoction tastes like a berry ice cream shake and has the slightest bit of tang to offset the sweetness of the berry base. Maybe skip this one on a first date, though, because it definitely turns your mouth blue!
7. Dunkin Strawberry Coolatta
This bright pink drink is sweet, a bit tangy — thanks to the lemon and lime juices in the base — and a touch creamy. Dunkin’s Strawberry Coolatta is perfect for anyone who loves strawberry milkshakes but not the calories. At just 370 calories per medium serving, the Strawberry Coolatta has just half as many calories as a strawberry milkshake of the same size.
8. Dunkin Caramel Swirl Frozen Chocolate
This Caramel Swirl Frozen Chocolate is a chocolaty dessert in a cup, with notes of chocolate and caramelized sugar swirled throughout the drink. Dolloped with whipped cream, it’s a perfect way to unwind after a hard day.
9. Dunkin Original Frozen Chocolate
This Dunkin’ classic is for those who love their Frozen Chocolate cold, simple, and dolloped with whipped cream. It’s also lower-calorie than its Caramel Swirl cousin and has more than four times the caffeine. So it’s a great choice for a slow and sweaty day when you really need a boost.
10. Dunkin French Vanilla Swirl Frozen Chocolate
The Vanilla Swirl Frozen Chocolate is the closest thing at Dunkin’ to a black-and-white milkshake – and perhaps not coincidentally, one of the most popular Dunkin drinks. The creamy, custardy layers of vanilla pair perfectly with the rich, medium-dark chocolate of Dunkin’s Frozen Chocolate base. Add a glazed lemon donut for a citrusy, sweet accompaniment to your Frozen Chocolate.
11. Dunkin Frozen Matcha Latte
Matcha is powdered green tea leaves that are processed to resemble a flour-fine powder. Traditionally, matcha is whisked into hot water to make a frothy, almost creamy drink, but it can have an earthy, grassy flavor that may not be to everyone’s taste.
With Dunkin’s Frozen Matcha Latte, you can enjoy the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits in a sweet and creamy beverage. Whether you choose skim or whole milk, this drink is a healthy and delicious choice.
12. Dunkin Matcha Latte
This Dunkin’ Matcha Latte is the hot version of its frozen counterpart. Made with high-quality matcha powder, and either whole or skim milk, this silky smooth, low-calorie Dunkin’ drink is great for the mind and the body.
13. Dunkin Bold Breakfast Black Tea
This Bold Breakfast Black Tea is the perfect complement to a hearty bacon-egg-and-cheese sandwich on your morning commute. Available hot or iced, this black tea is earthy and complex. Plus, if you’re watching your diet, the brewed teas are the best choice for low-calorie Dunkin drinks and keto drinks at Dunkin.
14. Dunkin Chamomile Fields Herbal Infusion
Chamomile is a great herbal infusion to sip on after a long workday, thanks to its soothing benefits and natural lack of caffeine (3). With an earthy and sweet taste, this Dunkin’ Chamomile Fields Herbal Infusion is just what the doctor ordered.
15. Dunkin Harmony Leaf Green Tea
The Harmony Leaf Green Tea at Dunkin’ is an antioxidant, metabolic, and brain-boosting powerhouse (4). Rich in polyphenols and mood-boosting compounds, like L-theanine, this green tea is the perfect way to unwind, relax, and focus without the potential jitters of a strong, black coffee. And if you’re following a plant-based diet, it’s one of the tastiest vegan Dunkin Donuts drinks.
16. Dunkin Signature Latte Cocoa Mocha
Whipped cream, dark chocolate drizzle, silky milk foam, steamed milk, and shots of sweet espresso make this Dunkin’ Cocoa Mocha Signature Latte a treat. There’s a good reason it’s one of the most popular Dunkin Donuts espresso drinks. Pair this Signature Latte with a Dunkin’ Hash Brown for a seriously addictive combo of chocolate and fried goodness.
17. Dunkin Cappuccino
The Dunkin Cappuccino is a traditional take on the Italian classic. It’s the best drink at Dunkin if you want to transport yourself to the streets of Rome. The cappuccino combines creamy steamed milk, airy milk roam, and rich espresso for a perfectly balanced drink. Dunkin’s cappuccino goes well with just about anything on Dunkin’s menu, but we like to pair it with a sweet treat for dunking (or dunkin) just like they do in Italy.
18. Dunkin Americano
The Americano — shots of rich espresso filled the rest of the way with hot water — is an underrated classic. And this Dunkin’ Americano, one of the top sugar-free Dunkin drinks, does not disappoint.
Brewed with Dunkin’s dark-roast espresso, this shot is rich and smooth, with notes of bittersweet chocolate and caramel. It’s the best Dunkin Donuts coffee for a bold and simple brew.
19. Dunkin Original Coffee
When it comes to the classics, there is no greater joy than Dunkin’s Original Blend. It’s certainly the best hot coffee at Dunkin Donuts for the purist.
First offered to customers in 1950, this mild, well-balanced blend with notes of dried fruit and chocolate was made for the donut. Whether you follow tradition and dunk your Old Fashioned into your coffee or indulge with a Pittsburgh Creme, Dunkin’s Original Blend complements them all.
20. Dunkin Espresso
At the heart of all of Dunkin’s mochas, lattes, and cappuccinos is the rich, chocolatey Dunkin’ dark-roast espresso. Made from 100% Arabica coffee beans, these shots of crema-topped goodness are an excellent boost of energy, whether alone or in a deliciously indulgent espresso con panna.
Dunkin Seasonal Drinks
Not every Dunkin drink is available year-round, and anticipating the arrival of your favorite Dunkin holiday drinks is part of the fun! You know what they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
21. Dunkin’ Mango Pineapple Refresher
This tropical-themed Refresher is slightly tangy and sweet. Made with B vitamins, green tea, and natural mango and pineapple flavors, this Mango Pineapple Refresher is a vibrant, tropical drink that’s ready to go with you on any tropical adventure. Its arrival is perfectly timed with the dog days of summer, and it’s perfect if you’re looking for healthy Dunkin drinks.
22. Dunkin’ Caramel Chocolate Cold Brew
Every season, Dunkin’ slightly tweaks its menu to bring Dunkin’ lovers the seasonal drinks they crave. This spring, Dunkin’ revealed a new addition to the cold brew lineup: the Caramel Chocolate Cold Brew (5).
Smooth, small-batch cold brew is blended with caramel chocolate syrup, chocolate foam, and cocoa caramel sprinkles for an irresistible icy treat. If you love sweet Dunkin drinks, try this before it’s gone!
23. Pumpkin Drinks At Dunkin
The arrival of fall ushers in pumpkin spice season in cafes across the nation, and Dunkin is no exception. While the Dunkin Fall Drinks menu is revamped yearly, you can count on finding your spiced favorites. In 2022, Dunkin offered a Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, and new Nutty Pumpkin Coffee, and we expect more of the same in 2023.
24. Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte
The Dunkin holiday menu changes annually, but you can count on the always-popular Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte to be on the list. A decadent mocha base is paired with cool peppermint and an indulgent whipped cream topping. It’s topped off with mocha drizzle and a sprinkle of hot cocoa powder.
When does Dunkin release Christmas drinks? Keep your eyes peeled in early November to enjoy this and other holiday treats!
Dunkin Secret Menu (Custom Creations)
It’s not well-publicized, but Dunkin actually has a secret menu. Just like at Starbucks, you can create any drink your heart desires with Dunkin’s selection of syrups, Coolattas, lattes, teas, Refreshers, coffee, and toppings.
We couldn’t possibly cover all the combinations, but here are a few secret menu ideas to get you started crafting the best Dunkin coffee for you.
25. Dunkin Cold Brew with Caramel Swirl and Cream
To make this drink, ask for a regular Dunkin cold brew with 2 shots of caramel swirl and added cream.
26. Dunkin Caramel Coconut Creme Pie Iced Coffee
This deliciously tropical twist on the classic iced coffee is the mini vacay you need. Ask for an iced coffee, milk, shots of caramel and Coconut Creme Pie Swirl, whipped cream, and a shot of espresso. If this won’t power you through that morning meeting, nothing will.
27. Dunkin Hazelnut Mocha
If you’re in the mood for a rich Nutella drink, we’ve got you. Ask for a Mocha Swirl Latte with 2 shots of hazelnut. Top that with whipped cream for a drink you’ll be tasting in your dreams.
28. Dunkin Mocha Swirl Macchiato
This is the perfect drink if you love your macchiatos but want a twist on the classic caramel or espresso-marked drink. Ask for a classic macchiato with 2 shots of Mocha Swirl. The pairing of coffee and chocolate is never a bad idea if you ask me!
Dunkin’ has been delighting the world with its donuts, sandwiches, snacks, and delicious coffees since 1950. But their coffee menu upgrades in the past few years have really made us stand up and take notice. Use this list of the best Dunkin drinks as a springboard for making your own delicious Dunkin’ creations.
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