We both know that Tim Hortons has got your morning coffee covered, but it doesn’t need to be the holiday season in order for you to go for something a bit extra. Treat yourself!

I have made it my job to look at all of the best Tim Hortons drinks and make a list of my top choices.

If you’re waiting in line right now, you really can’t go wrong with any of the drinks mentioned in this guide.

1. Original Blend Double Double - #1 Best Coffee Drink

Tim Hortons Original Double Double

The Original Blend Double Double is one of the best espressos on the menu, and it’s easy to see why it is also a best seller.[1]

This drink is the result of Tim Hortons original blend espresso combined with twice the amount of cane sugar and milk, which is why I love to order this drink every time I visit Tim Hortons.

It has that medium-roasted coffee taste with a creamy, nutty, slightly acidic aftertaste and a wholesome coffee flavor.

A medium-sized cup will give you 270 mg of caffeine, which is about half the daily recommendation.[2]

When it comes to sugar though, the numbers can go up pretty quickly with this original blend coffee. A medium contains 18 grams of sugar, and a large double-double contains 28 grams of sugar.

2. Vanilla Cream Cold Brew - #1 Cold Drink At Tim Horton’s

Tim Hortons Vanilla Cream Cold Brew

If you love your coffee smooth, less acidic, and less bitter, then try Tim Hortons Cold Brew.

The longer brewing process (typically overnight) gives a richer, smoother flavor profile.

I prefer to add some real French vanilla cream to the mix, which gives this sweet drink a little extra punch. In my opinion, it is the best cold brew on the menu.

This cold brew coffee is made with 100% roasted Arabica beans and original vanilla syrup.

There are 77 calories in 1 serving (591 ml) of Vanilla Cream Cold Brew and a total of 140 mg of caffeine.[3]

This is my refreshing option for a hot summer day or a midday pick-me-up.

3. The Biebs Cold Brew

Tim Hortons The Biebs Cold Brew

Do you love cold brew coffee? Do you know who loves it? Justin Beiber!

The Biebs Cold Brew was born because every time Justin Bieber pops into Tim Hortons, he orders cold brew with vanilla.

If you love vanilla cream cold brew, you will love the extra sweetness of The Biebs, especially on a hot summer day which is when I find myself ordering this cold brew the most.

It is based on the classic Vanilla Cream Cold Brew with cold water and an extra layer of sweet, velvety French vanilla cream. I mean, come on, who doesn't love vanilla?

This Biebs Cold Coffee contains between 116-228 calories, depending on your choice of size, which isn’t terrible considering it’s sweetness.

You can even ask for “TimBiebs donuts” together with it at the Tim Hortons location.

4. Strawberry Creamy Chill - Best Creamy Chill

Tim Hortons Strawberry Creamy Chill

If you're a fan of creamy, fruity drinks like me, experience Tim Hortons' signature strawberry creamy chills. Other creamy shakes are on the Tim Hortons menu, but this is the best and most popular!

Bursting with bright, fresh strawberry flavor blended into cream, this decadent shake is topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream and finished with a drizzle of pink strawberry-flavored syrup.

What sets the strawberry creamy chill apart from other shakes is its lighter consistency and velvety texture.

Depending on the size you get, the calories in this sweet drink range from 403 to 656, with 57.7 g to 94.8 g of sugar.

If you have a sweet tooth, don't stop there - why not take your creamy chill to the next level by asking for three pumps of white chocolate mocha?

5. Strawberry Frozen Lemonade

Tim Hortons Strawberry Frozen Lemonade

What happens when you combine Strawberry Creamy Chill with a classic frozen lemonade drink?

You get a refreshing combination of sweet strawberries and tangy lemonade: strawberry lemonade!

These drinks at Tim Hortons are made with real strawberry puree and lemonade.

This not only gives the strawberry frozen lemonade a thicker, more natural texture, but it also adds a beautiful pink color that's sure to catch your eye.

A small size of strawberry lemonade contains 110 calories, a medium contains 150 calories, and a large contains 220 calories.

To order this delightful drink, ask your barista for a “classic lemonade with strawberry puree.”

When I order this drink, I prefer to add a generous dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of their heavenly strawberry syrup for a flavorful drink.

6. White Hot Chocolate - Best Hot Drink at Tim Hortons!

Tim Hortons White Hot Chocolate

Not everybody loves Chai Tea because of the spices. Dark chocolate can also be a turnoff if you aren't into the bitter stuff like me, but every time I find myself in a craving pinch, I like to order the White Hot Chocolate.

The sweetness of white hot chocolate complements the chai's flavors, while hot chocolate's creamy milk adds a latte-like texture.

This hot chocolate drink contains 260 calories, and you can get from 12 - 22 mg of caffeine depending on the size you get.

This hot chocolate drink usually appears on the menu during the winter or for Christmas, but you can ask for it anytime.

To order, simply request a regular hot chocolate and ask for a chai tea bag and whipped cream to be added. The resulting chai tea white hot chocolate is a cheaper and tastier alternative to a chai tea latte.

7. London Fog

Tim Hortons London Fog Tea Latte

Sometimes I’m not in the mood for a coffee-based drink, and that’s usually when I turn Tim Horton’s London Fog.

This beverage is a popular choice for tea lovers, as it provides a unique twist on the original latte by using Early Grey tea instead of coffee.

Adding milk and honey results in a creamy and sweet flavor that appeals to those seeking a new experience or a low-caffeine option. You will only get caffeine in the range of around 25-48 mg.

The blend of tea, steamed milk, and honey results in a comforting and velvety drink that suits gloomy weather.

The drink has gained popularity because you can request it to be made with milk substitutes, like almond or oat milk. I would always choose this drink if I were vegan or lactose intolerant.

8. Mint Chocolate Mocha

Tim Hortons Peppermint Mocha Iced Capp

Mint and hot chocolate are two classic flavors that I love drinking when I’m in the holiday spirit.

The mint chocolate mocha is a twist on the classic iced mocha latte and features smooth espresso shots, steamed milk, flavorings, sugar, and cream.

The true star of the drink is the combination of peppermint and mocha chocolate-flavored syrup that warms my soul every time I order this delicious drink.

9. Caramel Iced Cappuccino

Tim Hortons Caramel Iced Capp

Call it Tim Hortons’ Iced Cappuccino, iced capp or Caramel Iced Cappuccino.

Every Tim Horton’s barista knows exactly what you mean when you order one of these most popular iced coffee drinks.

Made with real caramel syrup, this mouth-watering iced cappuccino is perfect for those who enjoy sweet coffee.

You will get a caffeine fix with 205 mg of caffeine in this caramel iced capp which is one of the reasons I drink it every time I need a little boost in the morning.

When you order a size of Tim Hortons iced coffee drinks, you get whipped topping with caramel-flavored syrup to make a perfect treat any time of the day.

10. Roasted Hazelnut Latte

Tim Hortons Roasted Hazelnut Latte

This coffee is the perfect choice for those who enjoy a more flavorful and nutty latte.

Made with freshly ground 100% Arabica beans, it boasts a rich, buttery hazelnut taste complemented by sweet, smooth steamed milk.

For me, it's the butter texture in this drink that really hits home and gives it that perfectly rich flavor.

The combination of espresso and hazelnut is truly brilliant, as the hazelnut flavor softens and harmonizes with the deep, bold flavor of Tim Hortons' strong coffee, resulting in a perfect blend of irresistible hazelnut latte for coffee lovers.

11. Cotton Candy Freeze

Tim Hortons Cotton Candy Chill

One of those blistering hot days? Ask for the Cotton Candy Freeze.

It’s one of the secret menu items and is basically a slushy blended with sweet vanilla. It's perfect for cooling off with friends or treating yourself after a long day.

To order this drink, simply ask for the frozen raspberry lemonade from the official Tim Hortons menu, but instead of lemon, ask the barista to use vanilla.

The resulting raspberry and vanilla slushy reminds me of Starbucks's raspberry vanilla secret menu item but with a creamier and milder taste.

Add strawberry syrup to the mix for extra sweetness, creating a delicious blend of tangy fruit and floral vanilla.

The cotton candy freeze turns a beautiful shade of pink, which makes it an excellent option for a photogenic masterpiece for the Gram!

Top it off with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles for an even prettier picture!

12. Peach Real Fruit Quencher

Tim Hortons Peach Real Fruit Quencher

Are you looking for a less caffeinated drink? Tim Hortons Real Fruit Quencher is the perfect choice for you.

It is a delicious and fruity beverage made with real fruit pieces and fruit juice from concentrate.

The real fruit pieces in the drink are what make this drink such a refreshing drink which is why I love ordering it on a nice spring day or summer evening.

The Peach Quencher is an excellent choice for a hot day. It is like Starbucks refreshers. While it is a sweet drink, it strikes the perfect balance without being cloying or overwhelming.

So, the Peach Quencher is a great option whether you're spending long days outside or simply looking for a caffeine-free refreshing drink.

13. Iced Mocha Latte

Tim Hortons Mocha Iced Capp

Talking about iced coffee without mentioning the iced mocha latte is heresy. This drink is the perfect pick-me-up for iced coffee lovers.

Combining the flavors of rich chocolate drizzle and freshly brewed black coffee, this drink gives an indulgent and energizing feel.

Whether you need a quick caffeine boost or simply want to savor drinks that taste good, the Iced Mocha Latte is an excellent espresso.

While the hot mocha drinks at Tim Hortons are delicious, the iced version offers a unique and refreshing twist, so I enjoy ordering it almost any time of day.

14. Iced Cappuccino

Tim Hortons Iced Capp

We love iced coffee, and Tim Hortons has made a name for themselves with their Iced Cappuccinos, popularly called iced capp (frozen cappuccino).

This popular beverage has been gaining a lot of attention, and as a coffee lover, we went in to try it.

It is one of the best-iced coffee drinks available. Combining their medium-roasted coffee beans, real milk, and ice creates a refreshing treat.

Tim Hortons offers a range of options for their famous iced capp. You can try Tim Hortons Iced Capp Light if you prefer a milky coffee.

Get the Iced Capp Supreme, or customized iced cappuccino topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup, or caramel drizzle for something more indulgent.

This iced latte drink gives you a quick caffeine boost of 205 mg, and when I drink one in the morning, it always gives me the boost I need to get on the grind and knock out some work.

15. The Gretzky

Tim Hortons The Gretzky

The Gretzky is another absolutely delicious fan-favorite drink. The legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky, a big fan of Tim Horton's Coffee, inspired this one.

It's one of the best drinks for when you're feeling adventurous.[4]

Gretzky drinks a large black coffee with 9 creams and 9 sugars. Tim Hortons Gretzky is based on the Double Double, but with 9:9. It's a highly sweetened drink that may not be suitable for everyone.

Nonetheless, I suggest giving it a try at least once, even though your dentist may not approve.

You can dare! It is a great way to squeeze in around 950 calories which makes it a good snack before I go on a run.

16. French Vanilla Latte

Tim Hortons Iced French Vanilla Latte

The French Vanilla Latte is a white, frothy coffee drink made with Tim Hortons original latte and infused with aromatic and real vanilla cream.

It is definitely one of my favorite drinks when I want something without chocolate.

Tim Horton’s lightly roasts their coffee beans for the French Vanilla iced latte to achieve the perfectly balanced light coffee taste and vanilla creamy chill.

You get distinct vanilla flavors and a delightful aroma of freshly baked pie and instant coffee.

Tim Hortons' French Vanilla coffee will exceed your expectations with its luxurious smoothness and aroma if you enjoy a light coffee with just a touch of sweetness.

17. Frozen Chai Tea

Tim Hortons Frozen Chai Tea

If you want a native feeling, try the Frozen Chai. Imagine the delicious blend of black tea, cloves, cinnamon powder, ginger, and other spices with different flavored syrups.

Frozen chai tea is a classic tea that uses a powerful blend of their special chai, milk, and ice. It's a delicious creamy drink and one of their most popular drinks.

You can also customize your frozen chai by adding vanilla or chocolate syrup or hazelnut and whipped topping.

I love chai, and having it frozen just gives it that extra kick when the sun is out and you need to refresh yourself.

18. The Iced Espresso Matcha

Tim Hortons Iced Espresso Matcha

The iced espresso matcha is one of the most popular beverages on the menu.

It is made with milk blended with green tea powder, topped with an espresso shot, and served over ice. My wife is a huge fan of matcha, and this is her go-to drink on those warm summer days.


About Tim Hortons (An Overview)

For years, Tim Hortons has been a beloved and welcoming spot for Canadians to enjoy hot drinks and specialty drinks.

The founder of Tim Hortons, Tim Horton himself, was a professional hockey player who teamed up with Jim Charade to establish a donut shop.

The first Tim Hortons location was set up in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1964.

A good reason why many Canadians prefer Tim Hortons' coffee over other coffee chains is its simple and consistent quality.


What Kind Of Coffee Does Tim Hortons Use?

Tim Hortons is famous for using fresh arabica beans. It is recognized for being less harsh and acidic than those of other well-known coffee shops.

The flavor is smooth and rich and boasts a distinct nutty flavor without the overpowering, bitter, and strong coffee taste.

Tim Hortons serves their coffee with genuine cream and sugar to soften the strong coffee flavor, making them popular beverages.

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What Else Can I Get At Tim Hortons? (Must-Try Treats)

Timbits

Timbits are a delight. If you always wonder what happens to the holes in donuts, they are sold as Timbits. Tim Hortons Timbits are, however, larger than the holes in Tim Hortons' doughnuts.

Donuts

You can get donuts with your drinks at Tim Hortons. The donuts are available as hand-dipped, glazed, and sprinkled with sweetness. You can buy them by the dozen, half-dozen, or on single rounds.

Food Items

You can also enjoy other baked goods apart from donuts and Timbits. You can enjoy burgers, hot dogs, chicken, chicken sandwiches, fruit snacks, pastries, etc.

Tim Hortons Double Double Cream and Sugar

Common Tim Hortons Drink Menu Questions

What is Tim Hortons most famous for?

Tim Hortons is a restaurant chain most famously known for coffee, delicious drinks, and sweet snacks.

How much do Tim Hortons drinks cost?

Depending on your location, preferences, and the size you buy, Tim Hortons drinks can cost around $1.5 - $4.

Does Tim Hortons offer kid-friendly drinks on their menu?

Yes! Tim Hortons has kid-friendly drinks. Parents can even customize ingredients for their kids. Tim Hortons also offers kid-friendly meals called "Timmies Minis," with children's drinks like milk, orange juice, apple juice, and water.

How much caffeine does Tim Hortons coffee have?

Tim Hortons drinks will provide 140 - 330 mg of caffeine per cup, depending on your favorite drink. You can find out more from your barista.


Start Your Order!

Tim Hortons has a drink to suit every taste, whether you prefer your coffee black or with a touch of sweetness.

With so many amazing drinks on and off the menu, it can be challenging to decide what to order.

If you are overwhelmed by the choices, consider starting at the top of my list and working your way down each time you visit the Canadian coffee chain, until you decide the best drink for you!

References:

1. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/a-double-double-tm-you-can-eat-introducing-the-new-tim-hortons-double-double-tm-coffee-bar-832256813.html
2. https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/spilling-beans-how-much-caffeine-too-much
3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/arabica-coffee
4. https://canoe.com/news/weird/the-gretter-pay-tribute-to-gretzky-get-9-cream-9-sugar-in-your-coffee

Karmy Widjaja

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Karmy Widjaja
Karmy Widjaja, holding a degree in Hospitality Administration, combines her academic background with a profound passion for the world of coffee. Her work is enriched with a wealth of insights, not only about the art of coffee making but also about the broader aspects of the coffee industry. Her quest for coffee perfection is a central theme in her engaging articles, as she continues to explore the vibrant coffee scene in Perth. And when it's time for a coffee break? Karmy's all about a laid-back flat white with almond milk – it's her go-to for a tasty coffee kick.

My favorite drink? I'd go with... flat white with almond milk.

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