Dunkin’ Cold Brew Copycat

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Making Dunkin’ Cold Brew at home is easy! Just steep ground coffee packets in water in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy in the morning.

Dunkin' Cold Brew Copycat in a clear glass.

Homemade Dunkin’ Cold Brew

Dunkin’ cold brew is a refreshing, caffeinated drink. It is popular to customize with flavor swirls, milk, or cold foam.

Dunkin’ cold brew is made by steeping ground coffee in cold water in the refrigerator for 12 hours.

Cold brew is not that the same as iced coffee. Instead of steeping coffee in cold water, iced coffee is made by brewing coffee hot, then cooling it down.

The cold temperature makes Dunkin’ cold brew rich and smooth, with less bitterness and acidity. The cold brewing process creates a slightly sweeter coffee.

It’s easy to recreate Dunkin’ cold brew at home by combining Dunkin’ pre-measured coffee pouches and cold water in a pitcher.

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Recipe Highlights

  • This recipe is simple and based on exactly how Dunkin’ makes fresh cold brew every day.
  • Use pre-measured Dunkin’ Cold Brew coffee pouches to get the same Dunkin’ taste. It’s quick and easy!
  • Making cold brew at home means you can customize the caffeine strength. Just dilute the cold brew with as much water as you like.
  • This drink is a refreshing way to stay energized on warmer days. You can even heat up the cold brew if you prefer your coffee hot.

RELATED: Best Dunkin’ Iced Coffees

Ingredient Notes

Dunkin' Cold Brew Copycat ingredients in pouches and a clear measuring cup.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Coffee pour in cold water.

Step 1: Combine cold water and coffee pouches in a pitcher.


There is no need to heat water to make cold brew.

Steeped coffee in a pitcher.

Step 2: Cover pitcher and steep in refrigerator. Make sure the coffee pouches are submerged in water.

More water added to coffee.

Step 3: Remove coffee pouches and add more cold water. You can dilute the cold brew to your desired strength.

Cold brew coffee poured onto ice.

Step 4: Pour cold brew into a cup with ice.

Recipe Notes

Use store-bought Dunkin’ Cold Brew coffee pouch packs.

Dunkin’ Cold Brew coffee pouches are the easiest way to make cold brew just like they do.

The ground coffee is measured out in each pouch, so it’s mess-free.

This recipe makes a coffee concentrate and then dilutes it with water.

You can customize the caffeine strength in this recipe by adding more or less water.

Steep it for longer for a stronger taste.

To make the concentrate stronger, steep the pouches in water in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. The longer it steeps, the stronger the cold brew will be.

But, if you want to make it taste like Dunkin’, steep it for 8-12 hours.

This recipe makes 3 servings of a small-sized Dunkin’ Cold Brew (16 ounces) using 2 coffee pouches.

Each box comes with 4 coffee pouches. You can easily make 6 servings for the week by combining all 4 pouches with double the water. Make sure your pitcher is big enough.

Customize your cold brew with your favorite milk or sweetener.

Dunkin’ adds flavor swirls, milk, or cold foam to cold brew to make it even tastier.

You can make your drink fancy at home with homemade cold foam or flavored simple syrups.

Sweeten cold brew with simple syrup instead of granulated sugar, which sinks right to the bottom of the cup.

Expert Tips

  • A Dunkin’ Cold Brew box contains 4 Dunkin’ coffee pouches. 4 pouches will make 12 8 ounce cups.
  • Coffee pouches can be reused once more, but the cold brew will be much weaker in taste. If you’re reusing coffee pouches, steep it for 24 hours instead of 12. 
  • Sweeten cold brew with simple syrup instead of granulated sugar, which sinks right to the bottom of the cup.
  • You can use Dunkin’ ground coffee instead, but you will need to grind and measure it yourself. With this method, you will need to use a cold brew maker with a strainer, or you can manually filter and strain the wet coffee grounds from the cold brew.
  • Dunkin’ Cold Brew can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Questions You May Have

What is in Dunkin’ Cold Brew?

Dunkin’ Cold Brew is made by steeping ground coffee and cold water in the refrigerator for hours.

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

Cold brew is a brewing method that combines cold water and a long steep time. Iced coffee is hot coffee that has been cooled down and served over ice.

Is Dunkin’ cold brew stronger than iced coffee?

At Dunkin’, iced coffee has more caffeine than cold brew. A small-sized iced coffee has 198 mg caffeine, while the cold brew has 174 mg.

Can I drink cold brew hot?

Yup! You can heat up the cold brew if you prefer hot coffee.

Dunkin' Cold Brew drink in a cup with ice.

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Dunkin’ Cold Brew

Author: Jee Choe
Make refreshing, mess-free Dunkin' Cold Brew at home!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cold Brew Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 3 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield6 cups

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine 4 cups of cold water and 2 coffee pouches in a pitcher.
    There is no need to heat water to make cold brew. This recipe will make about 6 cups of cold brew.
  • Cover pitcher and steep in refrigerator overnight or for 8-12 hours.
    Make sure the coffee pouches are submerged in water.
  • Remove coffee pouches from the pitcher and add 3 cups of cold water.
    You can dilute the cold brew with more or less water depending on your brew strength preference.
  • Pour cold brew into a cup with ice.

NOTES

  • A Dunkin’ Cold Brew box contains 4 Dunkin’ coffee pouches. 4 pouches will make 12 8 ounce cups.
  • Dunkin’ Cold Brew can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Coffee pouches can be reused once more, but the cold brew will be much weaker in taste. If you’re reusing coffee pouches, steep it for 24 hours instead of 12. 
  • Sweeten cold brew with simple syrup instead of granulated sugar, which sinks right to the bottom of the cup.
  • You can make your drink fancy at home with homemade cold foam or flavored simple syrups.

NUTRITION

Calories: 2 | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.05g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 116mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.02mg

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