8 Best Dunkin Cold Brews in 2023: Ranked & Reviewed!

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Dunkin cold brew coffee is made with 100% Arabica beans steeped in cold water for 12 hours to gently extract the complex flavors from the coffee grounds. As a result, Dunkin’s cold brew coffee is full-bodied yet smooth and has a rich, slightly sweet taste. 

As we all know, “America runs on Dunkin.” But what is the best cold brew to get at Dunkin, and what are our top tips for ordering them? Scroll down to find out!

The 8 Best Dunkin Cold Brews:

1. Caramel Cold Brew with Sweet Cold Foam 

Cold Brew Coffee is made from steeped 100% Arabica Coffee served with caramel-flavored swirl syrup and rich sweet cold foam. This is my favorite Dunkin cold brew and one of the most popular cold brews at Dunkin Donuts.

Calories in a large serving size: 340 

Sugars in a large serving size: 67 g

Caffeine in a large serving size: 347 mg

2. Vanilla Cold Brew with Sweet Cold Foam

A delicious cold brew with vanilla flavor and sweet cold foam.

Calories in a large serving size: 130 

Sugars in a large serving size: 16 g

Caffeine in a large serving size: 347 mg

3. The Charli Cold Foam

The Charli Cold Foam is based on Charli D’Amelios go-to Dunkin’ order, the Dunkin’ Cold Brew with three pumps of caramel, now served with Sweet Cold Foam and cinnamon sugar on top.

Charli is a huge Dunkin cold brew fan and a social media megastar. If America runs on Dunkin, then social media, especially TikTok, runs on Charlie’s videos. She has 150 million followers and nearly 50 billion views on TikTok alone.

Calories in a large serving size: 340 

Sugars in a large serving size: 68 g

Caffeine in a large serving size: 347 mg

4. Vanilla Cream Cold Brew

A delicious Cold Brew with a bit of light cream and an unsweetened vanilla flavor shot to keep the amount of sugar low.

Calories in a large serving size: 130

Sugars in a large serving size: 2 g

Caffeine in a large serving size: 347 mg

5. Cold Brew with Sweet Cold Foam

A classic cold brew drink without any added flavors or syrups topped with sweet cold foam. The sweet cold foam contains cream, sugar, nonfat milk and contains 2% or less of lecithin, soy, salt, and natural flavor.

Calories in a large serving size: N/A 

Sugars in a large serving size: N/A

Caffeine in a large serving size: 347 mg

6. Cold Brew with Oatmilk

A plain cold brew drink with rich chocolatey flavors nicely balanced by the smooth and creamy oatmilk. A great Dunkin cold brew, especially if you are a fan of oatmilk and non-dairy milk!

Calories in a large serving size: 50 

Sugars in a large serving size: 2 g

Caffeine in a large serving size: 347 mg

7. Toasted Almond Cold Brew

 Cold brew coffee with natural toasted almond flavor. The toasted almond flavor is sugar-free, so if you are looking for a low-calorie cold brew with zero sugar, this might be a great option.

Calories in a large serving size: 15

Sugars in a large serving size: 0 g

Caffeine in a large serving size: 347 mg

8. Cold Brew, Black

Ultra-smooth, rich Dunkin Cold Brew full-bodied without sweeteners, flavor shots, or milks. 

Calories in a large serving size: 5

Sugars in a large serving size: 0 g

Caffeine in a large serving size: 347 mg

Seasonal Cold Brews

Dunkin launches new drinks for a limited time throughout the year. These seasonal beverages might be one-off only or sometimes might return in the following year. I recommend checking with your chosen Dunkin coffee shop for seasonal drinks availability.

Here are my favorite Dunkin seasonal cold brews from the past years:

Cookie Butter Cold Brew

 A Dunkin’s holiday menu drink first launched in November 2022, with the signature cookie butter cold foam and cookie butter crumbles.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

 A fall drink, as typically is the case with most pumpkin-flavored beverages. The Pumpkin cream cold foam and brown sugar flavor make this a popular DD drink during the fall.

Brown Sugar Cream Cold Brew

A Dunkin summer menu item is a combination of classic Dunkin cold brew with brown sugar-flavored cold foam, and cinnamon sugar sprinkle.

Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

A seasonal cold brew drink during the spring with salted caramel cold foam.

Tips for Ordering Dunkin Cold Brews

  • Add flavor shots or flavor swirls to your cold brew. There might be an extra fee for this.
  • If you are looking for sweetened flavors, order your cold brew with flavor swirls. Dunkin flavor swirls are all sweetened.
  • If you prefer unsweetened and sugar-free flavors, you might want to order the flavor shots. Flavor shots at Dunkin are sugar-free and unsweetened.
  • Dunkin does not have a decaf cold brew, and all their cold brews are caffeinated. So, if you prefer a cold decaf coffee, you might want to try their decaf iced coffee.
  • For seasonal cold brews, you can order them for a limited time or as long as the supply lasts. Once they sell out on the seasonal cold foam, then you will not be able to get it. Except if Dunkin will re-launch it in the following year, but this is not guaranteed.
  • Seasonal cold brews are mainly flavored with seasonal cold foams. Once the seasonal cold foam is gone, you won’t be able to order the seasonal drink.
  • You can order Dunkin cold brews in 3 sizes: small, medium, and large.

Dunkin Cold Brew Caffeine Content

So how much caffeine is in a Dunkin cold brew?

Here is the estimated amount of caffeine in a Dunkin cold brew by serving size:

  • Small: 174mg
  • Medium: 260mg
  • Large: 347mg

The caffeine information Dunkin offers is an estimate based on their typical brewing and steeping processes and the minimal analytical data they have. 

The amount of caffeine extracted from coffee can differ significantly depending on the type of coffee used and the brewing equipment and brewing method.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best cold brew to get at Dunkin?

The caramel cold brew with sweet cold foam is the best cold brew drink on Dunkin’s menu. The caramel flavor swirl adds a depth of flavor without any excess sweetness. The sweet cold foam topping makes this a delicious drink.

What to put in cold brew at Dunkin?

One cup of Dunkin ground coffee, especially dark roast, is recommended for cold brew.

1. Add Dunkin ground coffee to a French press.

2. Fill the French press with cold filtered water by pouring slowly.

3. Steep for 12 hours.

4. Press the plunger down to filter coffee.

5. Add water to the cold brew concentrate as needed.

Can I get an unsweetened caramel cold brew?

No, because the caramel flavor swirl at Dunkin is already sweetened, and there is no unsweetened caramel swirl.

Can I make Dunkin cold brew at home?

Yes, of course. Dunkin sells cold brew blend packs, so you can easily make a delicious cold brew at home after steeping it for 12 hours.


As you can see, Dunkin Donuts is a true powerhouse when it comes to coffee (and, of course, donuts). If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying one of their cold brews, don’t wait. 

The smooth-tasting beverages on this list can be customized with flavor swirls, milk, or cold foam. After reading this article, we hope you will find it easier to fulfill your cold brew cravings while ensuring you enjoy every moment of sipping your Dunkin cold brew.


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