Dunkin Donuts Charli Cold Foam – What’s In This Popular Drink?

If you’re on TikTok and Instagram, then you've probably seen pictures of the Charli cold foam. But what is it, how long is it available, and how do you get one?

We don't want you to miss out, so we'll give you the full Charli cold foam breakdown in this article.  

The Dunkin Donuts Charli cold foam is a Dunkin’ cold brew coffee mixed with three pumps of caramel and milk and topped with a unique sweet cold foam with a sweet cinnamon sugar topping. 

It’s a smooth, refreshing, and sweet iced coffee drink with a big hit of caffeine and a little bit of spice from the cinnamon.

It’s proving popular with younger coffee lovers and is one of the best Dunkin iced beverages for a hot day.  

This cold foam drink is a new twist on the 'Charli drink,' which was released during Charli D’Amelio’s collab with Dunkin’ Donuts in 2020.

Charli D’Amelio is a TikTok superstar with over 140 million followers, and she's become a global sensation for her videos. 

Dunkin has teamed up with her to recreate her favorite drink growing up, the Charli drink (one of the other Dunkin iced beverages inspired by Charli D'Amelio) which involves a mixture of cold brew coffee, caramel, and dairy-free milk.

The Charli cold foam has added sweet cold foam and a cinnamon topping which gives it a completely different taste and texture.  

charli d'amelio

How It Tastes

There are no two ways about it; the Charli cold foam is a strong coffee. It has the signature Dunkin Donuts cold brew as a base with over 260mg of caffeine per serving. 

The sweet caramel helps to counteract some of the bitterness of the cold brew coffee, and the sweet cold foam gives it a luxuriously smooth creaminess.

The vanilla sweet cold foam blends into the cold brew coffee as you drink it and gives a light but very sweet taste with every sip.  

It's a rich drink, but you can easily make it dairy free because there's no milk in the sweet cold foam. Just trade out the whole milk for a plant based alternative.

Dunkin offers coconut, almond, or soy.

The energy boost from the caffeine with the sweet taste from the other ingredients make it the best of both worlds, with the slightly spicy cinnamon rounding it off nicely.

This Charli D'amelio inspired cold brew isn't a healthy option, but whether dairy or dairy free it works well for those who enjoy sweet coffees.

Dunkin Donuts Cold Foam

The Charli Cold Foam Nutrition Facts - How Many Calories Does It Have? 

The Charli D'Amelio inspired cold brew sweet cold foam drink tastes amazing, but what's actually in it?

Well, first and foremost, it's a variation on a regular cold brew.

The cold brewing technique steeps coffee grounds in cold water for 18-24 hours which means that the Dunkin cold brew keeps the coffee taste but retains a lot more of the caffeine. 

Cold brew is regarded as one of the strongest forms of coffee, so don’t let the sweetness fool you.  

Mixed into this Dunkin cold brew coffee are three pumps of caramel syrup and dairy-free milk.

This gives it a sugary sweetness which disguises some of the bitter coffee and makes it more enjoyable for anyone who doesn’t particularly enjoy a traditional coffee. 

Next, vanilla, sugar, and dairy-free milk are blended to create a cold foam which is then layered on top of the mixture. This gives it a velvet texture and makes it very indulgent.

It's then topped with cinnamon sugar topping for some extra spicy sweetness.  

As you can see from the ingredients list of this Charli cold brew, there's a lot of sugar, and this is definitely not a healthy drink.

There are 250 calories and 52 grams of sugar in a medium sized drink, with over 260mg of caffeine from the cold brew.

This might seem like a lot, and it is, but when you compare it to other popular cold coffees, it's not so bad. 

The Starbucks Frappuccino range has 400-500 calories in a medium sized drink with over 60 grams of sugar, and other specialty drinks like Pumpkin Spiced Lattes also have over 350 calories.

That doesn't mean The Charli cold foam is good for you, but it's not as bad as some other options.  

The Charli cold foam cold brew drink makes a great occasional treat, but just make sure they don't become your only go to Dunkin drink, or you could end up putting on weight.  

charli drinking cold foam

How To Order Charli Cold Foam Drinks At Dunkin Donuts? 

The Charli cold foam cold brew is available at most Dunkin Donuts but is a speciality drink which means that it isn't available all year round and may not be on the regular Dunkin menu. 

However, just because this cold brew variation isn't on the menu doesn't mean you can't order it because Dunkin Donuts will have the ingredients all year round. 

Just ask for a medium cold brew coffee with 3 pumps of caramel syrup (a caramel swirl), dairy or non-dairy milk, topped with velvety sweet cold foam and cinnamon sugar topping. You can also order it through the Dunkin App.

This Charli cold brew with sweet cold foam is based on Charli's favorite Dunkin cold brew, but you can always customize it, so it suits your tastes.

You can choose the coffee beans in the cold brew, extra syrup, a caramel swirl, or other flavorings, or even add a different variety of milk if you want to.

This will impact the taste of the cold brew and the drink cost, but don't be afraid to ask for all of the additions to the Charli cold brew that you want.  

How Much It Costs

You can order the Charli cold brew sweet cold foam in a small size (16 ounces), medium size (24 ounces), or large size (32 ounces).

This medium cold brew Dunkin drink will cost you $3, so this Charli cold brew sweet cold foam drink is pretty good value considering all the caffeine in it.  

charli holding cold foam

How To Make Dunkin Donuts Charli Cold Foam Drinks At Home? 

Not everyone can make it to a Dunkin Donuts, and it can be expensive to get coffees from there too often.

The good news is that you can make your own Charli cold foam at home really easily, so you can enjoy this sweet cold foam drink in the comfort of your own home. 

To make a medium size version of this signature drink at home, you'll need: 

  • 1 cup of cold brew coffee (this is usually easiest to buy from the store) 
  • 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon of caramel syrup 
  • ¼ cup of dairy-free milk  
  • Ice 
  • Half and half  
  • Sugar 
  • Cinnamon sugar 
  • You’ll also need a milk frother to create the foam 

You’ll then need to follow these steps: 

  • 1
    Drizzle the caramel sauce into your cup. Make sure you get it all over the sides so that you can taste it in every sip 
  • 2
    Add the ice to the cup  
  • 3
    Pour in the cold brew and leave for a minute while you make the foam 
  • 4
    Mix your sugar with the half and half and stir together 
  • 5
    Froth up the sugar and half and half until it’s foamy 
  • 6
    Layer this on top of the cold brew mix; this is your sweet cold foam and it should just float on the top 
  • 7
    Add the cinnamon sugar powder to the top of the sweet cold foam 
  • 8
    Drizzle some extra caramel syrup on top if you want it even sweeter 
Dunkin Donuts Charli Cold Foam

Common Dunkin Donuts Charli Cold Foam Questions 

Do any Starbucks stores have Charli Cold Foam drinks? 

Only Dunkin Donuts stock the official Charli cold foam drinks, but Starbucks does have some cold foam coffees available on the menu.

Starbucks has all the ingredients to make a Charli cold foam, so just ask for a venti cold brew with 3 pumps of caramel syrup, whole milk, and cold foam on top.  

Can cold foam go on hot drinks? 

There's no reason you can't add cold foam to a hot drink, but the heat will cause it to dissolve into the drink very quickly.

This will stop you from getting the velvety texture from it and can change the drink's flavor profile.  

How many pumps of syrup are in cold foam? 

There are two pumps of vanilla syrup in Dunkin Donuts cold foam which is what gives it the sweet flavor.  


The Dunkin Donuts Charli cold foam is the perfect Dunkin drink for anyone who loves a sweet, iced coffee.

It's definitely not the healthiest option out there, but if you love sugar and enjoy a big hit of caffeine, then you should definitely give it a try.

Hopefully, you now know a bit more about this social media sensation of a coffee, and I bet you're now dying to try one.   

Kayla Stavridis

Head of Marketing

Kayla Stavridis
Kayla Stavridis is a coffee enthusiast and Head of Marketing for Barista HQ. She blends her professional insights and experience with a deep passion for all things coffee. Kayla offers a unique, hands-on perspective on coffee culture and trends. You can find her sipping a cold brew with just a touch of milk on the beach in the afternoon and a Corona with lime in the evening.

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