Best Dunkin’ Iced Coffees

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Looking to try a tasty new iced coffee at Dunkin’ (Dunkin’ Donuts) but don’t know which one to get? Here’s a ranked list of their iced coffees and frozen coffees.

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Iced Coffees & Frozen Coffees at Dunkin’

  • Dunkin’ used to be called Dunkin’ Donuts until 2019. They made the name change to shift the focus more on coffee than donuts. The cold coffee drinks on the Dunkin’ menu includes iced coffee, iced latte, cold brew, and frozen coffee.
  • The 3 iced drink sizes at Dunkin’ are small (12 ounces), medium (24 ounces), and large (32 ounces).
  • Dunkin’ uses 100% Arabica coffee beans and are sourced and roasted by the company.
  • Along with whole milk, Dunkin’ offers skim milk, coconutmilk, oatmilk, almondmilk, and cream. All these milks are available for iced coffee drinks, but only whole milk, skim milk, and cream are available for frozen drinks. 
  • There are dozens of flavors that can be added to any drink, although not all flavors are available at every location.
  • It’s easy to customize drinks and combine flavors to come up with new, unique concoctions. 
  • All drinks can be made decaf upon request. 

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Dunkin’ Coffee Flavors

  • Mocha Swirl
  • Butter Pecan Swirl
  • Hazelnut Swirl
  • French Vanilla Swirl
  • Caramel Swirl
  • Available only in certain regions: Toasted Almond Swirl, Cookie Dough Swirl, Smoked Vanilla

Iced & Frozen Coffees at Dunkin’, Ranked

13. Mocha Swirl Iced Coffee
Ice + Brewed Coffee + Mocha Swirl Syrup
Caffeine in a medium: 285 mg
Calories in a medium: 160
Sugar in a medium: 34 g

Coffee and chocolate should taste good together, but this drink tasted bitter, unbalanced, and it was hard to taste the chocolate. 

12. Caramel Swirl Iced Coffee
Ice + Brewed Coffee + Caramel Swirl Syrup
Caffeine in a medium: 267 mg
Calories in a medium: 170
Sugar in a medium: 38 g

The caramel flavoring tasted buttery (not in a good way) and artificial.

11. Mocha Swirl Frozen Coffee
Ice + Water + Milk + Liquid Cane Sugar + Mocha Swirl Syrup + Whipped Light Cream
Caffeine in a medium: 324 mg
Calories in a medium: 670
Sugar in a medium: 129 g

The mocha flavor didn’t come through at all in this frozen blended drink. Instead of a decadent treat, it was too sweet and underwhelming because of the lack of chocolate flavor. 

10. Cold Brew
Ice + Cold Brew Coffee
Caffeine in a medium: 260 mg
Calories in a medium: 5 
Sugar in a medium: 0 g

The cold brew is intense and very strong on its own. Just a few sips can be overwhelming. The drink is made in-house, steeped overnight for 12 hours.

9. Hazelnut Swirl Iced Coffee
Ice + Brewed Coffee + Hazelnut Swirl Syrup
Caffeine in a medium: 267 mg
Calories in a medium: 170
Sugar in a medium: 37 g

The hazelnut and caramel flavors were surprisingly similar in flavor, but the hazelnut’s flavor tasted slightly better and blended well with the coffee.

8. French Vanilla Swirl Iced Coffee
Ice + Brewed Coffee + French Vanilla Swirl Syrup
Caffeine in a medium: 267 mg
Calories in a medium: 170
Sugar in a medium: 37 g

The French vanilla was refreshing and tasted like an elevated classic but it did taste slightly watered down.

7. Caramel Swirl Frozen Coffee
Ice + Water + Milk + Liquid Cane Sugar +Coffee Swirl Syrup + Coffee Swirl Syrup + Whipped Light Cream
Caffeine in a medium: 295 mg
Calories in a medium: 680
Sugar in a medium: 134 g

The caramel flavor is much more balanced in this drink, but it still has a note of butter that is unexpected and makes it taste a little artificial.

6. Butter Pecan Swirl Iced Coffee
Ice + Brewed Coffee + Butter Pecan Swirl Syrup
Caffeine in a medium: 267 mg
Calories in a medium: 170
Sugar in a medium: 36 g

The butter pecan flavor at Dunkin’ is the highlight of the menu, mostly because the pecan flavor comes through beautifully and balances the sweetness of the drink.

5. Frozen Coffee
Ice + Water + Milk + Liquid Cane Sugar + Coffee Swirl Syrup
Caffeine in a medium: 295 mg
Calories in a medium: 410
Sugar in a medium: 84 g

The frozen drinks at Dunkin’ are more like a Slurpee from 7-11 than a Frappuccino at Starbucks. Although frozen coffees with a flavor boost were more exciting, this was a solid and balanced drink that tasted like sweet coffee. 

4. Hazelnut Swirl Frozen Coffee
Ice + Water + Milk + Liquid Cane Sugar + Coffee Swirl Syrup + Hazelnut Swirl Syrup + Caramel Swirl Syrup + Whipped Light Cream
Caffeine in a medium: 295 mg
Calories in a medium: 680
Sugar in a medium: 132 g

The hazelnut in the frozen coffee tasted like Nutella and the Hazelnut Swirl Syrup was much better in the frozen coffee than the iced coffee since it didn’t taste bitter.

3. French Vanilla Frozen Coffee
Ice + Water + Milk + Liquid Cane Sugar + Coffee Swirl Syrup + French Vanilla Swirl Syrup + Caramel Swirl Syrup + Whipped Light Cream
Caffeine in a medium: 295 mg
Calories in a medium: 680
Sugar in a medium: 132 g

The French vanilla frozen drink tastes like coffee-flavored ice cream. It’s sweet but still balanced and the coffee flavor shines through. 

2. Iced Coffee
Ice + Brewed Coffee
Caffeine in a medium: 297 mg
Calories in a medium: 5
Sugar in a medium: 0 g

A classic is a classic for a reason. The iced coffee was much easier to drink and provided the right balance of coffee flavored compared to the cold brew. It’s great black or with milk. 

1. Butter Pecan Frozen Coffee
Ice + Water + Milk + Liquid Cane Sugar + Coffee Swirl Syrup + Butter Pecan Swirl Syrup + Whipped Light Cream + Caramel Swirl Syrup
Caffeine in a medium: 295 mg
Calories in a medium: 720
Sugar in a medium: 142 grams

Sometimes the sweetest drink is just the most delicious and the butter pecan flavor at Dunkin’ is easily the best flavoring. Butter pecan flavor in frozen coffee was the best combination out of all the Dunkin’ drinks.

Tips on Ordering

  • All the frozen drinks are sweetened. There is no option to get the frozen drinks unsweetened since the Coffee Swirl Syrup that’s in all the frozen coffees comes pre-sweetened.
  • Frozen drinks come with an optional whipped cream topping. 
  • Some flavors are sweetened and some are not and they’re usually listed on the menu as “sweetened” or “unsweetened.” Hazelnut is one of the only flavors that has a sweetened and unsweetened option.
  • Drinks are made by putting the flavor shot in first, then the iced coffee or frozen coffee. Swirling the drink is a good idea to make sure the flavor is mixed in.

Questions You May Have

How much does coffee cost at Dunkin’? 

Drinks range between $2-$3. There’s no additional cost for adding flavors to a drink, and the frozen coffees are slightly more expensive than the iced coffees. 

Does Dunkin’ put sugar in their iced coffee?

Yes, but not every location sweetens the iced coffees the same. Some former Dunkin’ employees report sweetening all drinks with liquid sugar while others report using granulated sugar.

How is Dunkin’ iced coffee made?

Hot coffee is brewed to double strength, cooled, and then the coffee is poured over ice. 

What’s the difference between Dunkin’ cold brew and iced coffee?

Iced coffee is brewed hot, cooled, then poured over ice. Cold brew is made by steeping ground coffee in water for few hours, then strained. Dunkin’ makes cold brew in small batches and steeps it for 12 hours. The resulting drink is bolder and smoother and much stronger than iced coffee.

What kind of coffee is used to make iced coffee at Dunkin’?

Dunkin’ has a specific blend they use for iced coffee called Dunkin’ Original Blend Iced Coffee. 

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