Best Dunkin’ Holiday Drinks

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Celebrate the holidays with Dunkin’s seasonal drinks! See which drink is back and which drinks didn’t make the cut from last year. Plus, a ranked list of all holiday drinks.

Six photo grid showing four Dunkin' holiday drinks.

Holiday Drinks at Dunkin’

Every November, Dunkin’ introduces new holiday drinks to celebrate the season.

Dunkin’s holiday menu changes every year. In 2020, some of the holiday drinks included an Iced Gingerbread Latte and a Chai Oat Latte. Only one drink, the Peppermint Latte, is returning to the menu. 

This year, the holiday menu is made up of four drinks, the Holiday Blend Coffee, Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Signature Latte, and White Mocha Chocolate.

The drinks are served in holiday themed cups for a limited time. Each cup looks different depending on the size of the drink. 

Most hot drinks come in 3 sizes: small (10 ounces), medium (14 ounces), large (20 ounces). Hot coffees come in an additional extra large size (24 ounces). 

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Holiday Swirls and Flavors

Swirls are syrups that flavor and sweeten Dunkin’ drinks and they can be added to any beverage on the menu, hot or iced. There are 2 holiday swirls this year.

Peppermint Mocha Swirl
Made with sweetened condensed nonfat milk, sugar, and artificial flavors, this is added to the Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte but an be added to any drink to give it a minty taste.

Toasted White Chocolate Swirl
This adds a creamy, rich white chocolate flavor. It’s used to make the Toasted White Chocolate Signature Latte and White Chocolate Mocha.

Tips on Ordering Holiday Drinks

  • All the signature holiday lattes, made using espresso instead of brewed coffee, are also available iced. The holiday blend, which is brewed coffee, is not available iced.  
  • Dunkin’ has a number of milk options, including cream, whole milk, skim, almond, oat, and coconut.
  • Other flavor options include pumpkin swirl (seasonal), caramel swirl, French vanilla swirl, hazelnut swirl, and mocha swirl. Customize drinks by adding different flavor combinations.
  • Dunkin’ has always been a place that mixes the milk and sugar for the customer, so you must specify what type of milk and sugar you want and how much you’d like. 
  • Cream is measured by the ounce and sugar is measured by the teaspoon. So a coffee with 1 cream, 1 sugar has 1 ounce cream and 1 teaspoon sugar. 
  • Dunkin’ has an app that makes ordering ahead of time easy. There’s usually a section of the store reserved for mobile orders. You can also order your in person, or use an online ordering and delivery service like GrubHub or Uber Eats.

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Best Dunkin’ Holiday Drinks, Ranked

4. Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte
Milk + Espresso + Peppermint Mocha Swirl Syrup + Whipped Light Cream + Mocha Swirl Syrup + Cocoa Powder Topping
Caffeine in a medium: 166 mg
Calories in a medium: 420 mg
Sugar in a medium: 56 g

This is the only drink that Dunkin’ brought back from last year’s holiday menu. Some sips were balanced and delicious, but some sips had too much peppermint which tasted slightly overwhelming. It’s understandable why this is a classic, but there are better options on the Dunkin’ menu. This drink can be made iced. The signature lattes are made with whipped cream, drizzle, and toppings.
Drink sizes: Small, Medium, Large

3. Toasted White Chocolate Signature Latte 
Milk + Espresso + Toasted White Chocolate Swirl Syrup + Sweetened Condensed Nonfat Milk + Whipped Light Cream + Caramel Swirl Syrup + Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Caffeine in a medium: 166 mg
Calories in a medium: 410 mg
Sugar in a medium: 54 g

The flavor was ok, but it just tasted like a very sweet latte. This also comes iced but you can add the toasted white chocolate swirl to any drink, hot or cold. Signature lattes are different from regular lattes in that it’s made with whipped cream, drizzle, and toppings.
Drink sizes: Small, Medium, Large

2. Toasted White Mocha Hot Chocolate
Water + Hot Chocolate Powder + Toasted White Chocolate Swirl Syrup + Whipped Light Cream + Caramel Swirl Syrup
Caffeine in a medium: 13 mg
Calories in a medium: 560 mg
Sugar in a medium: 87 g

White and milk chocolate pair well and this drink tastes balanced but note that it’s on the sweeter side.
Drink sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

1. Holiday Blend Coffee
Brewed Coffee
Caffeine in a medium: 210 mg
Calories in a medium: 5
Sugar in a medium: 0 g

Dunkin’ always does a great job with their drip coffee and this limited edition holiday blend with its notes of sweet molasses and dried fruit tops the holiday drink list.
Drink sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

Questions You May Have

How long will the holiday menu last?

There’s no set end date, but these drinks will likely be on the menu until the end of the year. 

Does Dunkin’ have holiday cups? 

Yes, and each size cup is a different holiday play on the Dunkin’ logo. Small cups have a snow globe, mediums have twinkle lights, large ones are fashioned to look like a present, and extra large drinks look like candy canes. 

Is Dunkin’ bringing back the Gingerbread Latte?

No. The only holiday drink Dunkin’ is bringing back from last year is the Peppermint Mocha, which was especially popular.

What’s the difference between a Peppermint Mocha Latte and a Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte?

Peppermint Mocha Latte is an espresso drink with with steamed milk and peppermint mocha swirl syrup. The Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte is a Peppermint Mocha Latte with whipped cream, drizzle, and toppings.

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