In a world filled with coffee options, there are still very few chains I trust to deliver a delicious drink every time. 

Dunkin Donuts is one of them, and there are quite a few that I’ve added to my arsenal of tasty coffee treats. 

I’m going to share my 17 best hot Dunkin Donut drinks that keep me warm all winter long, so don’t go anywhere! 

Some drinks are on the official DD menu, but I’ve added some of my favorite secret menu drinks, too!

1. Original Blend

Dunkin Donuts Original Blend Hot Coffee

The Original Blend coffee at Dunkin is iconic.

It’s simple, bursting with flavor, and perfect any way it’s prepared.

In fact, the rich, silky, medium roast coffee is what brought Dunkin to fame in the first place!

It feels smooth as I sip it, with a slightly sweet, muted acidity that works well with anything.

2. Espresso

Dunkin Donuts Espresso Affogato

I always say that you can tell everything you need to know from a coffee shop by how they make their espresso. 

If the espresso is subpar, there’s no saving the drink. 

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A shot of tasty Dunkin espresso is the perfect way to wake up in the morning.

Only high-quality Arabica beans are used, and the chocolatey-caramel espresso is brewed fresh to order.

3. Americano

Dunkin Donuts Americano

An Americano is just an espresso with hot water to dilute the shot.

Simple, yet packed full of flavor, DD’s Americanos are crafted with a double shot of their 100% Rainforest Alliance-Certified espresso.

The Rainforest Alliance certified seal helps promote a positive impact of responsible choices, from farms to forests.[2

They’re also delicious. 

Not to mention, it's probably the best keto Dunkin drink I could ask for, with zero net carbs!

Add in a bit of cream for some extra fat and flavor!

4. Cappuccino

Dunkin Donuts Cappuccino

When I was in Europe over the summer, I really developed an appreciation for a well-made cappuccino.

When I came back, I realized that the only chain I really felt made them to my liking was Dunkin!  

The rich, smoky espresso blended with steamed milk and topped with thick foam is smooth and soft, with a bold aftertaste. 

5. Coconut Cappuccino

Dunkin Donuts Coconut Cappuccino

I absolutely love the coconut - coffee combo!

It may seem weird as it’s traditionally a more ‘tropical’ flavor, but the natural nuttiness of coconut is heavenly with the boldness of coffee. 

 The subtle sweetness pairs perfectly with creamy milk, without being too saccharine or fake-tasting. 

I love the Coconut Cappuccino when I want something a bit more decadent, without being too rich. 

Ask Barista For: 
  • I love adding a mocha swirl for a kind of Almond Joy cappuccino - so delicious! 

6. Winter White Chocolate Cappuccino

Dunkin Donuts Winter White Chocolate Cappuccino

As soon as they break out the Christmas decorations at Target, I know I'm stopping for a cup of Winter White Chocolate Cappuccino at Dunkin afterward.

There's something about that smooth combination of white chocolate and shots of espresso with a hint of vanilla that puts me in the holiday spirit.

I love hot chocolate but I also am a slave to coffee, and this is the best of both worlds. 

Dunkin's holiday menu is typically available from September through December, but I’ve ordered it on their ‘secret menu’ outside of this timeframe before. 

7. Buttery Toffee Nut Cappuccino

Dunkin Donuts Brown Butter Toffee Latte

Weirdly enough, I’m actually not a huge toffee/caramel fan.

But the Buttery Toffee Nut Cappuccino has been one of my absolute favorites for a long time now, with the soft and rich sugary sweetness that vibes seamlessly with strong coffee. 

The toasted flavors are balanced by the slightly-sweet steamed milk and earthy espresso shots. 

For me, it represents the ideal ratio of sweetness and bitterness - like a buttery nut brittle!

Ask Barista For: 
  • Get the Buttery Toffee Nut Cappuccino with Oat Milk for a truly nutty, creamy experience! 

8. Hazelnut Cappuccino

Dunkin Donuts Hazelnut Cappuccino

The uplifting, sweet, toasty hazelnut combined with espresso and soft milk creates an almost chocolatey experience.

The Hazelnut Cappuccino is the perfect marriage of a sweet treat with a bold shot of espresso or two.

At Dunkin, the hazelnut flavor is available as either a shot or swirl, but both taste great - no weird chemical tastes or anything like that. 

Ask Barista For: 
  • Ask for it sugar-free with almond milk for less calories and sugar. 
  • Add some mocha drizzle for a rich and decadent flavor. 

9. Macchiato

Dunkin Donuts Macchiatolnut Cappuccino

I absolutely love the boldness of straight espresso, but sometimes my stomach does not. 

The creamy, milky Macchiato is just the ticket on days when I can’t deal with the acidity of espresso alone. 

This one is made with a couple shots of caffeine-packed espresso, expertly blended with milk, for a smooth energy boost. 

I really love them with oat milk! 

Ask Barista For: 
  • Get it with the Pink Velvet Swirl. The cream cheese/red velvet flavor goes deliciously with the milk!  

10. Caramel Macchiato

Dunkin Donuts Caramel Macchiato

It’s no wonder why this drink is the most popular variant of the original Macchiato, by far. 

The Caramel Macchiato is luxurious, sweet, and bitter with a bold coffee-forward taste. 

I personally enjoy the espresso flavor and the caramel really brings the full spectrum of flavor notes out, rather than letting the coffee get lost in the milkiness. 

11. Blueberry Macchiato

Dunkin Donuts Blueberry Macchiato

I’d never tried blueberry flavor in coffee until I tried Dunkin’s Blueberry Macchiato.

I was kicking myself that it took me that long to try it!

The Blueberry Macchiato, for me, is the best hot coffee beverage with added flavors. 

Their blueberry is only available in flavor shots, so it’s not too sweet, and the taste beautifully complements the subtle bitterness of the two shots of espresso and frothy milk.

12. Mocha Macchiato

Dunkin Donuts Mocha Machiato

Chocolate and coffee - name a better duo! 

The Macchiato is made with chocolate flavor swirls, perfect with a dollop of whipped cream on top!

It’s not as sweet as a hot chocolate, and the extra caffeine from the coffee gives me the energy I need to get through my day. 

13. Latte

Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte

Their Signature Latte is a crowd favorite: it’s a nice balance between milkiness and bitter coffee. 

DD makes their Signature Latte with fresh-brewed espresso shots, steamed milk of my choice, and a thin layer of foam on top.

It’s simple, straightforward, and highly customizable with different flavor shots, syrups, and toppings. 

14. Toasted Almond Latte

Dunkin Donuts Toasted Almond Latte

The Toasted Almond Latte is so cozy and comforting, that it’s quickly become one of my favorite cold-weather drinks.

Toasted almond only comes with flavor shots - no flavor swirls. This keeps the amount of sweetness from being too overbearing, though.

It’s reminds me of sipping on a nutty cookie or something while drinking coffee - I love it!

15. Raspberry Latte

Dunkin Donuts Iced Matcha Latte with Raspberry Syrup

Raspberry isn’t the first flavor that comes to mind to add to coffee, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Raspberry Latte. 

The raspberry flavor does have a very natural flavor, with an authentic tartness with just a hint of sweetness.

This sweetness works well with the creamy milk and strong espresso taste. 

I personally love adding a shot of vanilla for a dessert-like drink!

16. French Vanilla Latte

Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Latte

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love French Vanilla!

The French Vanilla Latte is simple and elegant, with a creamy sweetness, rich creaminess of the milk and slightly-bitter coffee.

I find this French Vanilla a bit more ’natural’ tasting, and less sweet than other French Vanilla lattes I’ve had from other chains.

17. Dunkin’ Dark Blend

Dunkin Donuts Dark Roast Brewed Coffee

I just can’t get enough of the strong, bold taste of the Dunkin’ Dark Blend!

I’m that person who is always challenged in finding a coffee ’strong enough’ for me, but this one hits the spot.  

The beans are roasted so long that they turn nearly black in color, creating a smokier, more bitter flavor that combines wonderfully with milk.

The difference between the two blends completely changes the taste of the beverage!

Tips For Ordering Hot Drinks At Dunkin Donuts

It seems like every cafe these days has their own lingo and method of ordering. Luckily, ordering a coffee at Dunkin (or hot drinks without coffee) is a breeze.

  • Decide which drink to order.
  • To customize the drink, decide on the "base" drink first. For example, would I like a latte, Macchiato, cappuccino, Americano, etc.?
  • After that, decide how to customize it.
  • By default, coffee will always be a medium blend. For a dark blend, mention this first.
  • After that, add any flavor shots or flavor swirl.
  • For a coffee just with milk and sugar, use the term "light and sweet."

For example, get a "Dark Blend Coffee, light and sweet" or a "Hot Raspberry and Coconut Latte."

Ordering a drink here really is simple and straightforward, and a barista will always be there to help!

Dunkin Donuts Hot Drinks Cups

Related Dunkin Donuts Hot Drink Questions

What is the healthiest hot drink at Dunkin Donuts?

The healthiest hot coffee drink at Dunkin Donuts is the Americano or a regular coffee. They feature low calories, zero net carbs, and no fat.Black coffee has micronutrients and is packed full of antioxidants, too![3

What is the sweetest hot coffee drink at Dunkin Donuts?

The sweetest hot coffee drink at Dunkin Donuts is the Mocha Latte. 

What is the strongest hot coffee at Dunkin Donuts?

The strongest hot coffee at Dunkin is the Macchiato, with 284 mg of caffeine (double shot) in a Medium.

Does Dunkin Donuts have flavored hot coffee?

Dunkin has flavored hot coffee, thanks to the wide range of different flavor shots and swirls.


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My wallet would certainly thank me if Dunkin didn’t have so many delicious hot coffee drinks!

However, I’m glad that I always have a wide selection of drinks I truly crave and never have to worry about getting bored.

My favorites are the Americano and the Raspberry Latte.

The Americano is great while watching my diet, and super bold and flavorful.

The Raspberry Latte is smooth, slightly sweet, tart, and bold and I love it for a nice little treat. 

However, I can assure theres something for everyone on this list!

References:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffea_arabica
2. https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/insights/what-does-rainforest-alliance-certified-mean/
3. https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-healthiest-coffees

ShayAnne Weeks

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ShayAnne Weeks
Shay is a fun-loving content writer and DJ who enjoys traveling the world whenever, wherever possible. The lifeblood that makes it all attainable has always been a strong cup (or 3) of coffee.

My favorite drink? I'd go with... A Café Cubano con Leche

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