Want to get your kids something to drink at Dunkin’? Here’s a list of kid-friendly drinks, including customized options, they’ll love!
Tips for Ordering Kids Drinks
Small drink sizes
The smallest drink size is a regular small (10 ounce) for hot drinks and small (12 ounces) for cold drinks. There are no “kids-sized” drinks at Dunkin’.
Add ice to cool down hot drinks
When you order a hot drink for kids, you can ask for ice cubes to be added in the drink to cool it down quickly.
Adjust the amount of syrup
Ask for fewer pumps of syrup if you want the drink to be less sweet. Instead of the usual 2 pumps of caramel swirl syrup in a Caramel Swirl Frozen Chocolate, ask for it to be made with just 1 pump.
Refreshers contain a lot of caffeine
Dunkin’ Refreshers and Coconut Refreshers are made with green tea extract and there’s about 66 mg of caffeine in a small. That’s nearly a full espresso shot worth of caffeine. If you’re looking for a caffeine-free or low caffeine drink, avoid Refreshers.
Chocolate drinks contain caffeine
Chocolate naturally contains some caffeine, although not a lot. A small hot chocolate has 9 mg of caffeine.
Dunkin’ Coolattas are loaded with sugar
Although there isn’t any caffeine in the non-coffee Coolattas, there is about 55 g of sugar in a small, 12 ounce size. To compare, Coca-Cola has 39 g of sugar in 12 ounces.
Steamed milk with flavors
To get a latte without any coffee, ask a barista to steam any kind of milk and add any of the swirl flavors, like caramel or vanilla. Get the drink topped with some whipped cream for a decadent touch.
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12 Dunkin’ Drinks for Kids
1. Hibiscus Kiss Herbal Tea With Strawberry
Ice + Hibiscus Kiss Tea + Strawberry Coolatta Syrup
This is a custom drink that’s not on the Dunkin’ menu so it must be ordered in person by asking for a “small Hibiscus Kiss herbal tea with a pump of Strawberry Coolatta syrup.” Ask for a couple of ice cubes to cool this hot, caffeine-free tea.
2. Hot Chocolate
Water + Hot Chocolate Powder
Make it easier for your child to drink right away by asking for a few ice cubes to be put into the Hot Chocolate, to cool it down faster. Order it by asking for a “small hot chocolate with a few ice cubes added.”
3. Caramel Steamed Milk
Milk + Caramel Flavor Swirl + Whipped Cream
Create your own steamed milk drink by ordering a “small steamed milk with a pump (or two) of caramel swirl.” Ask for whipped cream if you wish.
Order this drink in a small, medium, or large and specify what kind of milk you like. Milks available at Dunkin’ are: skim, whole, almondmilk, oatmilk, and coconutmilk.
4. French Vanilla Steamed Milk
Milk + French Vanilla Flavor Swirl
Make a French vanilla steamed milk drink by ordering a “small steamed milk with a pump (or two) of French vanilla swirl.” Ask for whipped cream on top to make it creamier.
5. Nutella Steamed Milk
Milk + Mocha Flavor Swirl + Hazelnut Flavor Swirl
A customized Dunkin’ hot drink, this is a steamed milk with pumps of mocha and hazelnut flavor swirls. It’ll taste a lot like a nutella drink. Just ask for a “small steamed whole milk with one pump of hazelnut swirl and one pump of mocha swirl.”
6. Iced Almondmilk With Whipped Cream
Ice+ Almondmilk + Whipped Cream
A simple, customized drink made fancy with whipped cream by ordering a “small almondmilk with ice and topped with whipped cream.”
7. Kids Iced Caramel Vanilla Latte
Ice + Milk + Caramel Flavor Swirl + French Vanilla Flavor Swirl
A kids take on an Iced Signature Latte, without the espresso. Order a “small whole milk with ice and one pump of French vanilla swirl and one pump caramel swirl.” Like with other milk drinks, you can swap out whole milk for another milk on their menu, like oatmilk or almondmilk.
8. Iced Chocolate Milk
Ice + Chocolate Milk + Whipped Cream
One quick way to make a chocolate drink on a hot day is to order a “small chocolate milk with ice, topped with whipped cream.”
9. Strawberry Shake Coolatta
Vanilla Bean Coolatta + Strawberry Syrup
This is a customized drink that you’ll need to order in person at Dunkin’. Ask for a “small Vanilla Bean Coolatta with a pump (or two) of Strawberry Coolatta syrup.”
10. Blue Raspberry Coolatta
Blue Raspberry Coolatta without any customizations
It’s straight off the standard menu, and fairly sweet, but this frozen drink is a treat on a hot day. If you child doesn’t like blue raspberry, there are also strawberry and vanilla bean Coolattas from the regular menu.
11. Frozen Chocolate
Frozen Chocolate without any customizations
Frozen Chocolate is on the standard Dunkin’ menu. A small size has less than 5 mg of caffeine. You can also get this drink with French Vanilla swirl or caramel swirl added.
12. Bottled Drinks
If all else fails, or you’re short on time, kid-friendly drinks are available at Dunkin’ in their refrigerator section. There you’ll find bottled water, Simply Orange Juice, and Apple Juice. All of which can ordered in person or via the app.
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Questions You May Have
Dunkin’ does not have a kids temperature like they do at Starbucks, but you can ask for a few ice cubes to be put into any hot drink to cool it down quickly.
Dunkin’ offers two ways to flavor and/or sweeten any iced or hot drink: flavor swirls and flavor shots. Flavor swirls are dairy-based, sweetened, and flavored. (Mocha Flavor Swirl is the only one that is dairy-free). Flavor shots are unsweetened and sugar-free.
If you’re looking for absolutely NO caffeine then the only items from Dunkin’s drink menu are the herbal teas and the non-coffee Coolattas: blue raspberry, strawberry, and vanilla bean.
Yes. Both regular Refreshers and Coconutmilk Refreshers use a base that has green tea extract, which has about 66 mg of caffeine in a small size.
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