Dunkin Donuts drinks have always been my favorite for staying caffeinated, but I've been on a mission to lower my caffeine intake (apparently there is such a thing as too much coffee!)

So I figured, why not give their decaf coffee and non-coffee drinks a try?

In this guide, I'll cover all the best caffeine-free Dunkin drinks, including herbal teas, hot chocolate beverages, and classic coffees.

In my quest to reduce the amount of caffeine I consume, I quickly learned that the Dunkin menu has several options for decaf and caffeine-free items.

Keep in mind that some of the drinks I’ll be covering still contain a small amount of caffeine.

Dunkin decaf, for instance, has about 10 mg of caffeine, but this is well below the recommended daily limit, which sources say is less than 400 mg of caffeine.[2]

So without further ado, here are my personal favorites when it comes to caffeine-free Dunkin drinks.

Bookmark this list for the next time you're looking for a caffeine-free drink at Dunkin for yourself or your kids!

1. Hibiscus Kiss Herbal Infusion Tea

Dunkin Donuts Hibiscus Kiss Tea

Anyone who knows me knows my love for tea, but I have a confession: fruity herbal teas are not normally my style.

Dunkin's Hibiscus Kiss is one of the few exceptions to the rule.

The herbal tea offerings at Dunkin is completely caffeine-free, including the popular Hibiscus Kiss flavor. This tea features hibiscus and natural berry flavors, and it gives off aromas of tropical flowers.

This is so calming to drink and I love its gorgeous pink color. I prefer my Hibiscus Kiss with a touch of honey in the mid-afternoon.

This flavor also makes a delicious sweetened iced tea!

2. Chamomile Fields Herbal Infusion Tea

Dunkin Donuts Chamomile Fields Tea

Another caffeine-free herbal tea that I love is the Chamomile Fields.

Chamomile tea has numerous health benefits, like remedying sleep issues.[3]

As someone who is trying to get better sleep, I love ordering the Chamomile Fields as I wind down for the day. 

I didn't grow up on chamomile tea and had always filed it under weird herbal teas I wouldn't like - but this one surprised me!

While the flavor of chamomile is pleasant without any additives, I usually order this one with a splash of oat milk and honey.

3. Cool Mint Herbal Infusion Tea

Dunkin Donuts Cool Mint Tea

A hot cup of Cool Mint Tea sounds (and tastes) like an oxymoron, but it tastes so good!

Even though the tea is served hot, the blend of peppermint and cornflower gives this beverage a cooling after-taste.

It's something a little different! I love ordering a cup of Cool Mint while on my way to the library to find more books to read.

If you enjoy a cup of hot tea late in the evening, you’ll be happy to know that you can purchase a box of 15 sachets for around $7 at most Dunkin locations.

4. Coconut Refresher

Dunkin Donuts Coconut Refresher

The Coconut Refresher was released by Dunkin in 2021 as a new non-dairy option.[4]

It’s offered in 3 different flavors: Pink Strawberry, Golden Peach, and Purple Pomegranate. The pastel colors are so cute, especially IRL, but I had some doubts as a noted coconut hater.

However, I was completely blown away by how much I liked these (shoutout to Golden Peach especially!)

They taste so light and fruity with some tropical vibes from the coconut.

These delicious dairy- and caffeine-free Dunkin Refreshers ideal for hot summer days - or imagining you're on vacation while it's miserable outside.

5. Mango Pineapple Refresher

Dunkin Donuts Mango Pineapple Refresher

The Mango Pineapple Refresher was just released in 2022 as a seasonal summertime drink.

This is such a coincidence, considering that I become an absolute mango and pineapple fiend when it's hot out.

There are a few options for customizing this drink, but when I want to avoid caffeine, I don’t order this one with the optional iced green tea or green tea extract. It tastes great either way, but I'm not always looking for that buzz.

Instead, I ask for my Refresher to be made with coconut milk or lemonade - the lemonade version is my fave!

6. Mint Hot Chocolate

Dunkin Donuts Mint Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate drinks are something I regularly indulge in as the Christmas season rolls around. Mint hot chocolate is my kryptonite when it's chilly out, so you know I adore Dunkin's version.

I love how the mint cuts through the sweet richness of the chocolate.

To me, this is December in a cup.

The Mint Hot Chocolate is a great twist on this classic beverage, but just know that there are still trace amounts of natural caffeine in the chocolate.

It's not enough to have ruin your sleep, but it is still important to note.

Tips From A Barista:
  • Ask for oat milk for an even creamier hot chocolate
  • Double up on the mint for an extra fresh cup of hot chocolate

7. Classic Hot Chocolate

Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate

For me, there's nothing better on a chilly day than sipping on a hot chocolate and curling up with a good book or movie.

When that need to hibernate sinks in, you know I'm reaching for a Classic Hot Chocolate from Dunkin.

It's sweet, creamy, and is served piping hot! 

I’m a fan of trying different flavor shots each time I order this drink. So far, my recommendation is to add 2 shots of hazelnut to the medium size.

Also, it doesn’t come with whipped cream as standard, but feel free to customize these caffeine-free drinks to your heart’s content!

8. Decaf Original Blend Coffee

Dunkin Donuts Decaf Hot Coffee

Sometimes, I just want to keep things simple, familiar, and decaf - enter Dunkin’s decaffeinated coffee! 

Compared to the Original Blend, it has the same flavor notes and taste profile. It is so comforting to just be able to get something I know I like and not have to worry about it tasting bad or ruining my sleep.

The decaffeination process doesn’t remove all caffeine, though. A medium decaf Dunkin coffee contains about 10 mg of caffeine.

I love this and the Original so much that I often don't even get a shot or swirl with it, just add some oat milk, ice, and honey, and I'm good to go!

Tips From A Barista
  • If you love the taste of Dunkin decaf but prefer using your drip brewer at home, you can find the brand’s decaf ground coffee in most local grocery stores.[5]

9. Decaf Iced Coffee

Dunkin Donuts Decaf Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is such a refreshing take on any regular order once it's hot out - sometimes they are the only way for me to cool down.

When I want to keep things simple, I ask the Dunkin barista for a decaf iced coffee.

It's tasty, familiar, and perfect alone or with a short or swirl - my fave right now is hazelnut.

I'll be happily sipping on Dunkin's Iced Decaf Coffee all year round (yeah, I'm one of those people!)

10. Frozen Chocolate

Dunkin Donuts Frozen Chocolate With Strawberry

When I want a frosty chocolate milkshake while I'm out and about, I always reach for The Frozen Chocolate.

This is one of the most indulgent and popular drinks on the Dunkin menu, delightfully topped with a cloud of whipped cream - yum!

Thanks to the chocolate, it contains about 6 mg of caffeine. The lowest caffeine flavor swirls are the Butter Pecan Swirl, French Vanilla Swirl, and Hazelnut Swirl.

Trust me when I say that the kids (and big kids) in your life are going to love the Frozen Chocolate.

Does Dunkin Have Caffeine-Free Lattes?

Dunkin does not currently have caffeine-free lattes - let me explain.

The decaf latte or iced latte just has less caffeine than a regular latte, so it can't technically be called "caffeine-free."

It uses just over 1 shot of decaf espresso, which contains about 8 mg of caffeine.

I love ordering a decaf signature latte or various decaf Dunkin espresso drinks iced with oat milk throughout the year.

However, they taste just as delicious when they're piping hot - just like their fully caffeinated counterparts.

Tips For Ordering Caffeine-Free At Dunkin Donuts

Still not sure which decaf drinks at Dunkin are right for you? Here are a few more tips on ordering the perfect low-caff or no-caff bev:

  • All herbal teas at Dunkin are caffeine-free. They currently offer 3 herbal teas, including Hibiscus Kiss, Cool Mint, and Chamomile Fields.
  • Only some of the Coolattas are caffeine-free. There is no caffeine content in the Blue Raspberry Coolatta, Strawberry Coolatta, and Vanilla Bean Coolatta, but the Coffee Coolatta contains 23 mg of caffeine.
  • Chocolate-based drinks, including Frozen Chocolates, have a small amount of caffeine, so keep this in mind if you’re avoiding caffeine altogether.
  • Don’t be afraid to customize any caffeine-free version of your favorite drink. Even if you prefer to keep things simple with an expresso shot, simply ask for a decaf espresso instead.
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Dunkin Donuts Caffeine Free Beverages FAQs

How does Dunkin Donuts naturally remove caffeine?

Dunkin Donuts naturally removes caffeine through water processing, which is considered the healthiest method for caffeine removal. Rather than using harsh chemicals or solvents, the caffeine is safely removed with hot water.[6]

How much caffeine is in a decaf latte at Dunkin Donuts?

A decaf Dunkin Donuts latte contains 8 mg of caffeine in the medium size cup.

Will non-caffeinated drinks from Dunkin still keep me awake at night?

No, non-caffeinated drinks from Dunkin will not keep you awake at night. However, you should opt for a caffeine-free (rather than low-caffeine) beverage if you’re extremely sensitive to caffeine.

Does Dunkin Frozen Chocolate have caffeine?

Yes, Dunkin Frozen Chocolate has a small amount of caffeine in it due to the chocolate. There is about 6 mg of caffeine in a medium size cup.

Conclusion

If you’re trying to avoid caffeine, there’s no reason to stop going to Dunkin Donuts.

Dunkin offers a decent variety of caffeine-free and low-caffeine drinks, including decaf lattes, herbal teas, and hot chocolates.

Even if you’re looking for something fancier than a simple decaf coffee, Dunkin’s got you covered. When I’m trying to limit my caffeine consumption, my go-to drink is the French Vanilla Frozen Chocolate!

References:

1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/caffeine-side-effects
2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/caffeine/art-20045678
3. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320031
4. https://news.dunkindonuts.com/news/dunkin-coconutmilk
5. https://www.dunkinathome.com/products/ground-coffee/dunkin-decaf?gclid=76d0368173921472c2ed52c8e13db861&gclsrc=3p.ds
6. https://edu.rsc.org/feature/decaffeination-how-does-it-work/4013450.article

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Chloe Page

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Chloe Page
A lifelong mocha fan, Chloe is an award-winning writer with over eight years’ experience weaving words. Her journey in the coffee industry is highlighted by extensive research and interviews with coffee experts. In her moments of relaxation, you'll often find her sipping on Bird and Blend tea, thoughtfully scribbling in her notebook.

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