Does the summer heat have you opening your fridge door, not even to get something cool to drink, but just to feel something cold? Or maybe you’re really just craving for a cold caffeinated beverage to chill with?
Dunkin’ definitely has the answer for all the culinary coffee cravings anyone’s little hearts desire. Here’s 10 of the best drinks at Dunkin’ to beat the heat, or to lay back and relax with.
Top 10 Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee
1. Iced Coffee
You can’t go wrong with a classic. Dubbed by Dunkin’ as America’s favorite cup, their classic iced coffee is made from 100% Arabica beans that are freshly ground and continuously brewed.
You can tell Dunkin’ knows their coffee by how smooth and rich their plain black coffee is!
This classic cup of joe is a staple in any setting and will get you the boost of energy you need plus a cooling bonus.
If you’re feeling a little adventurous, you can always mix it up with the wide variety of coffee flavorings that Dunkin’ offers.
2. Caramel Mocha
Speaking of classics, caramel and mocha are two standards that any self-respecting coffee shop must have readily available in their menu. And what do you get if you combine those flavors?
Why, the best marriage of two flavors that will never go out of fashion. And Dunkin’s Caramel Mocha is the pinnacle of that marriage.
Combining the sweetness of caramel, the richness of chocolate, and the bitterness of coffee, this drink will definitely take you into Flavor town.
Fair warning, this energy bomb will bring both sugar rush and caffeine high, and you never know, maybe that’s exactly what you need!
3. Toasted French Vanilla
It’s probably an open secret that some coffee shops have Secret Menus. That’s all well and good but, not many know that Dunkin’ also has one, and it’s the best out there! And, you know what, we’re here to spread the word.
One of the drinks that Dunkin’ wants you to try is their Toasted French Vanilla. Order an Iced Coffee, add in a French Vanilla shot, a Toasted Almond shot, and ask your friendly barista to use Almond Milk, and you have yourself the mellow, nutty goodness that is Toasted French Vanilla. Yum AND fancy!
4. Cold brew
If iced coffee isn’t your jam, and you prefer a smooth drink that has taken it’s time to extract flavor from the coffee bean, then cold brew is for you!
Dunkin’s own cold brew has its 100% Arabica beans steeped in cold water for 12 hours to result in a marvelous, velvety-smooth brew.
Aside from being the lower calorie option, cold brew is also less acidic and naturally sweeter than regular coffee, so if black is the new black for you, then cold brew is your crew!
If that’s not enough, you can top it off with Dunkin’s Sweet Cold Foam for that vanilla-tinged cooling drink of the day.
5. Mocha Iced Coffee
Any coffee (and donut!) shop’s mettle is best tested with its mocha drink. And Dunkin’ definitely proves its own with their Mocha Iced Coffee.
Mixing intense chocolate flavor with the smoothness of their classic coffee, this drink sets the standard for any decent mocha-lover out there.
There’s a reason why instant coffee is sometimes added to cake recipes, the blend of bitterness and sweetness creates an unrivalled richness.
Mocha is the reversal of this culinary concoction and Dunkin’s own simply proves that the two flavors were always meant to be together.
And here’s Dunkin’s secret: they use their own hot chocolate cocoa in the mocha!
6. Coconut Caramel Iced Coffee
Nothing says summer like the taste of creamy coconut, but who says we have to stop there? The Coconut Caramel Iced Coffee is summer vibes in a cup.
With the criminally underrated flavor of coconut and the sugary goodness of caramel, you don’t have to look far if you want to kick back in a hammock with a cold drink.
What makes this even better is that the coconut flavor comes from Dunkin’s flavor shot which are non-dairy, sugar-free, and low-calorie. Not only are you beating the heat but you’re also doing it healthy in and in style!
7. Hazelnut Mocha
It’s definitely undeniable that Nutella is one of the best things in life, and chocolate lovers everywhere are forever grateful to its creator, but do you know that you can have that in a drink?
The Hazelnut Mocha is practically Nutella added to coffee. Imagine, Dunkin’s already great mocha made better by hazelnut? Delicious.
If that’s not enough, this drink is one included in their Secret Menu. Just ask your barista for an Iced Coffee and add in a Mocha Flavor Swirl and Hazelnut Flavor Shot. Add in whipped cream and you have your wintry Holiday memories in a cup!
8. Coco Berry
Summer would not be complete without the taste of berries, and as per excellent fashion, Dunkin’ has something for you! Part of the secret menu, ask your barista for Iced Coffee with Almond milk, and then add in 2 shots of Coconut flavor, and 2 shots of blueberry flavor.
The sharp blueberry taste cuts through the creamy coconut while the smooth iced coffee brings it home.
If coconut and berries are a little too far out for you, fret not! Dunkin’ offers an alternative for Mocha fans. Ask for a Mocha Latte, which is espresso, milk, and mocha swirl, and add 1 shot of blueberry.
Whichever recipe works for you, one thing is for sure, this drink rocks.
9. Butter Pecan Swirl
We’ve so far been holding back on the sweetness by tempering it with coffee or berry. The Butter Pecan Swirl dials that up to an 11.
An iced coffee with a Butter Pecan Swirl, this sweet, sweet drink will give your dentist a heart attack but definitely make your sweet tooth dance.
Perfectly encapsulating the creamy buttery-ness and the nuttiness its flavor promises, you won’t even think to look at the ice cream aisle if you’re craving that saccharine goodness.
If you’re looking to gain the advantages of caffeine but hate tasting it, this is definitely the drink for you.
10. Frozen Chocolate Coffee Coolatta
The last but definitely not the least on our list is the Frozen Chocolate Coffee Coolata. While iced coffee is great and all, some days you’re all about the texture and the feeling on your tongue.
And Dunkin’ has got your back here, with their Coolatta slushies. With their entire line of frozen coffee available for customization, your choices will never fall short.
We’ve already said it before, the true test for any coffee establishment is their mocha, and the same holds true for their slushies. The good news is, the Frozen Chocolate Coffee Coolatta definitely passes this test with flying colors.
We’ve gone through a lot of what Dunkin’ can offer, but we’ve barely scratched the surface. Dunkin’s beverage menu is open to dozens of flavor combinations with their shots and swirls, and their hot and cold drinks. And we’ve barely dipped our toes in their secret menu.
From my personal experience, nothing beats a good mocha. A good cocoa to enhance the smoothness of a good brew is forever a classic that will endure the test of time.
Whichever one you choose, it’s undeniable that Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee is this years taste of summer.