Dunkin’ Donuts may be known for their O-shaped baked goods and hot coffees, but you’re seriously missing out if you aren’t cooling down with their frozen drinks in the summertime.
Stopping by a coffee shop wasn't usually at the top of my list during the hotter months, but ever since trying DD's Pumpkin Frozen Coffee at the beach one day, it's safe to say I've converted (become dangerously addicted).
So it would simply be wrong of me not to share my favorite frozen drinks with you, too!
13 Dunkin Frozen Drinks To Beat The Summer Heat
Much like Starbucks Frappuccinos, the Dunkin selections may vary, depending on the location and season.
However, you're almost guaranteed to find the following 13 delicious drink options, no matter where or when you stop by.
There are four different types of blended beverages to choose from at DD:
1. Mocha Frozen Coffee
Dunkin Donuts used to serve the legendary frozen coffee Coolatta on the menu. Not sure what could have possessed them to remove it, but the Mocha Frozen Coffee is as close as you can get to it.
It comes with cream (or milk), coffee syrup, mocha swirl, ice, and liquid sugar, topped with whipped cream and mocha swirl.
The frozen chocolate drink is an excellent choice if you're looking for a rich and refreshing treat, with swirls of coffee syrup to add that slightly bitter flavor to contrast perfectly.
2. Peanut Butter Frozen Chocolate
Calling all Reese's lovers! The Peanut Butter Frozen Chocolate is one of the tastiest drinks DD has to offer.
I guess because it's so similar to the candy, they only offer it seasonally around Halloween, which is a bit unfortunate because we all know how legendary that frozen chocolate and peanut butter combo is.
If you really want to treat yourself, add some whipped cream on top!
I have a friend who, during his "bulk" cycle, always gets these after a workout and adds in a scoop of protein powder. I've tried it and HIGHLY recommend it if you have similar goals!
3. Coconut Milk Frozen Matcha Latte With Toasted Almond And Blueberry
This blended beverage is incredible, and whoever came up with the idea to combine coconut, matcha, toasted almond, and blueberry is a genius.
The nutty, herbal, and fruity tastes create a delicious, complex blend that's also one of the most unique. In that aspect, I'd even say it's the best frozen drink at Dunkin Donuts.
To order it, you can ask for any size of a frozen matcha latte with coconut milk, adding either sugar-free or regular Dunkin flavor shots of blueberry and toasted almond.
For a less nutty flavor, add some cream, sub regular milk, or add less toasted almond syrup.
4. Coconut Frozen Coffee
Coconut and coffee is one of my favorite flavor combos. It's nutty, rich, indulgent, and isn't too sweet.
If you're trying to cut back on sugar but don't want to skimp on the taste, you can replace the liquid sugar with Stevia.
If you'd like to order this one, get a frozen coffee with coconut flavor shots.
BHQ Pro Tip: Hazelnut also tastes really good with the Coconut Frozen Coffee!
5. Caramel Frozen Chocolate
On the hunt for healthy options at Dunkin? This caramel-infused cup of goodness is one of the most popular among those looking to keep sugar down.
It's a frozen coffee with sugar-coconut flavor shots, and you can even replace the liquid sugar with Stevia for even less sugar content.
It's also the best alternative to a caramel frappe that I've had the pleasure of trying.
6. Blue Raspberry Vanilla Bean Coolatta
This is a popular one among kids and adults alike. If you're not exactly a coffee lover or are looking for something creamy and fruity, these frozen beverages reign supreme.
The blue raspberry Coolatta is like an upscale 7-Eleven slurpee, and that cream and vanilla bean swirl addition elevates it even further. It's like sipping on blueberries and cream!
7. Pumpkin Frozen Coffee
Of all the flavors, the Pumpkin Frozen Coffee is my favorite. As you may guess, it's only seasonally available in the fall.
However, if you're craving a cold drink before temperatures really drop, it can't be beat. It's creamy, delicious, and perfectly balances out the coffee tastes with the pumpkin.
If it's not quite cold enough yet where you live to warrant a pumpkin spice latte, but you still want to get in the autumn spirit, try this Dunkin' delicacy.
8. Vanilla Bean Frozen Chocolate
This one gives me flashbacks to when I was a kid, eating a chocolate and vanilla ice cream cone at the fair. The Vanilla Bean Frozen Chocolate is like that but with a slightly more "mature" flavor.
It's more rich and less sweet and probably the best "entry-level" blended order.
9. Hazelnut Pumpkin Spice Coolatta With Oat Milk
This is yet another frozen beverage only available during the autumn season - however, it's well worth the wait!
I personally love both hazelnut and pumpkin, and the flavor combination is heavenly, with the nuttiness rounding out the slightly sweet pumpkin!
It's not too sugary, either, as you'll be ordering with oat milk and unsweetened hazelnut flavor shots.
10. Caramel Frozen Coffee
I'm not a huge caramel fan, but even I enjoy a sip or two of this indulgent frozen coffee.
It combines their signature coffee syrup, liquid sugar, cream, ice, and caramel flavor swirl and comes topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
If you'd like to cut back on the sweetness, order it sans liquid sugar.
11. Mocha Strawberry Coolatta
Are you a fan of chocolate-covered strawberries? This drink has been a secret menu item and a seasonal menu item at different locations, but you should have no problem ordering it, no matter where you are.
Simply order a strawberry Coolatta with half strawberry and half mocha swirl. It's heavy on chocolate and strawberry flavor but also a bit heavy on sugar, so keep that in mind!
12. Vanilla Bean Strawberry Coolatta
This one kind of tastes like a cross between strawberries and cream and strawberry milk.
To order it, simply ask for a Coolatta with half vanilla bean swirl and half strawberry swirl, with cream rather than milk. Don't forget a dollop of whipped cream on top!
13. Oat Milk Frozen Matcha Latte with Blueberry and Vanilla Bean
If you're craving a frozen matcha latte but want to try something different, the Oat Milk Frozen Matcha Latte with Blueberry and Vanilla Bean is right up your alley.
It doesn't have that artificial taste that many frozen bevs do. However, the vanilla bean swirl is already pre-sweetened, so try getting yours without liquid sugar.
Blueberry is sugar-free, and the oat milk nearly is, too. If you aren't particularly a chocolate fan, I love this for you.
What Frozen Drinks At Dunkin Donuts Are The Healthiest?
In terms of "healthy frozen drinks," we're referring to sugar and calorie content. In most cases, you can avoid liquid sugar and add swirls, which will really cut sugar content down.
There are also many flavors that come sugar-free anyway.
However, the healthiest of the bunch without any modifications at all is the Frozen Coffee, or the Coconut Frozen Coffee, which also comes with sugar-free flavoring by default.
You've heard "everything in moderation" before, I'm sure. By selecting a smaller cup size, you can still opt for the regular drinks with less calories and sugar.
What Frozen Drinks At Dunkin Donuts Are Sugar-Free?
You have a few different options here. You can always go with the unsweetened Frozen Coffee without any added sweeteners - just the coffee and ice!
The Iced Coffee Coolatta can be customized with milk alternatives, and unsweetened flavor shots and is completely free of liquid sugar, too.
Unsweetened fruit Coolattas are also very popular sugar-free frozen drinks, utilizing real fruit instead of additional sweeteners.
The most popular DD sugar-free flavor syrups are blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, toasted almond, coconut, hazelnut, and caramel.
What I really like about the frozen coffee and Coolatta choices here is that they allow you the choice to sub Stevia.
Whether it's mocha, strawberry, vanilla, caramel, or some mixture, you aren't compromising flavor. Not to mention, if you're on keto, Stevia can actually have beneficial effects on blood sugar!
Keep in mind that certain types of milk contain quite a bit of sugar, too. If you're doing keto, I recommend heavy cream, unsweetened almond milk, or soy milk.
How Are Dunkin Donuts Frozen Drinks Different From Frappucinos?
There are a few key differences between the DD frozen beverages and frappucinos regarding ingredients and preparation.
Frappuccinos are usually made with a coffee base, as are the Frozen Coffee selections. Each chain has certain flavors that the other doesn't.
DD has watermelon, blue raspberry, etc., and Sbux has a lot of seasonal options DD doesn't.
However, the frozen chocolate is very akin to Starbucks' mocha frappe; their caramel frozen coffee is like their caramel frappes, and so on.
Both involve blending ice to create a smooth, frosty texture, but the blending processes are a tiny bit different.
For example, you'll likely notice that collates are more "slushy" - with larger chunks of ice, much like snow cones.
These are made with a special blender: specifically, the Island Oasis Blender.
Frappuccinos are more smooth and involve more cream or milk. Sbux uses the Quiet One Vitamix Blender, which mixes all contents very thoroughly together.
Related Dunkin Donuts Frozen Drink Questions (FAQs)
Do all Dunkin frozen drinks have caffeine?
No, not all of them have caffeine. For example, their Vanilla Bean Frozen Chocolate, Frozen Matcha Latte, and most coolattas do not have caffeine. The Dunkin frozen coffee selections do have caffeine, however.
How many calories are in Dunkin Donuts Frozen Coffee drinks?
The amount of calories in each frozen coffee drink will vary, depending on the size, toppings, and syrups selected, if you opt for liquid sugar, etcetera. However, for a small frozen coffee without adding toppings, they're around 300 calories. A medium or large cup would obviously be more calorie-heavy.
How many calories are in Dunkin Coolattas?
The number of calories in a Dunkin Coolatta will depend on the size, milk type, sugar options, toppings, and the type of Coolatta you choose. However, a Medium Coolatta typically clocks in at around 630 calories.
Does Dunkin have slushies?
Dunkin has slushy-like, water-based frozen bevs called "Coolattas." These refreshing beverages come in fruity flavors like strawberry, watermelon, peach, and many more. They also have tons of "coffee slushies" if you need a pick-me-up!
Beat The Heat With These Frozen Drinks!
No matter if you're a caramel fiend, want something fresh and fruity, or just need that jolt of caffeine to wake you up, you're sure to find something you love with DD's frozen options!
One thing that keeps me coming back to their stores is how easy it is to customize my drinks to my liking, so if you have any requests, their baristas will surely help you out!