It's never too early to think about the warming Christmas drinks the holiday season brings!
Dunkin Donuts, a popular brand, and contender for the number one Christmas drinks, always has a great and appetizing selection of holiday-themed drinks for you to try.
Curious about Dunkin Donuts’ new holiday drinks? Follow this guide as we explore their flavors and varieties and if they're worth all the fuss.
7 Dunkin' Holiday Drinks You Must Try In 2023
1. Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte
Starting off our seasonal drinks list is a classic with all the flavor of the Christmas season rolled into one!
The Peppermint Mocha signature latte is made with peppermint syrup and mocha sauce mixed into steamed milk, topped with whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and cocoa powder.
Each sip of this peppermint mocha signature latte gives you a rich peppermint and creamy milk chocolate profile, which will leave you ready and raring to embrace the holiday spirit.
The peppermint mocha is a classic on their holiday menu and a real treat for those cold winter months! And for those who can't get enough of the peppermint mocha latte flavor, you can also order the peppermint mocha signature latte iced - perfect for year round drinking!
2. Toasted White Chocolate Signature Latte
Enjoy hot or over ice, the toasted white chocolate signature latte will brighten up the gloomiest of days. With melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate flavor mixed into steamed milk, blended with Dunkin's darkest roast espresso, and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar.
The toasted element comes from the cinnamon, which subtly adds spice to each coffee lovers sip.
This drink works well over ice, too, as the white mocha and cold milk blend together in sweet harmony. Even without whipped cream, the cinnamon isn't too overpowering and gives a warming feel for your Christmas adventures.
It also work really well with extra caramel drizzle on top. So give it a taste this holiday season and enjoy a smooth holiday blend coffee with the sweet taste of white chocolate.
3. Chai Oatmilk Latte
A traditional chai latte mixes the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom (amongst other spices) to give you a warming and savory treat.
The Chai Oatmilk Latte makes no exception and even brings the smooth holiday sensations to your drink for the subtly sweet blend.
The Chai Oatmilk Latte differs from a regular chai as it includes sweeter flavors and a little more cinnamon to give you a sweet, nutty mix that still includes the herbal base. Its big selling point is that it’s made with oat milk, giving it a sweet blend of spices and milk.
So if you're not one for tradition, spice up your holidays with a chai oat milk latte! This is another holiday season option that can be enjoyed hot or cold, depending on your preference.
4. White Mocha Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate is available at Dunkin all year, but for us it's one of the best seasonal drinks. It's a simple and tasty drink to enjoy at any time.
The white mocha hot chocolate takes it further, swirling in white chocolate mocha sauce and topping with whipped cream to create a unique blend of different chocolates.
A real mood-setter for the Christmas season, the white mocha hot chocolate will make you feel like you’re sitting in front of the fire on Christmas morning.
It’s sickeningly sweet, which is perfect for those who enjoy their Christmas with lots of chocolate, and you can even get extra cocoa powder dusted on top. Get yourself on the path to the holiday season with the white mocha hot chocolate!
5. Holiday Eggnog Signature Latte
If you’re a fan of eggnog and want to indulge in your holiday traditions, then the eggnog latte will be one of the best seasonal drinks for you. The added bonus - if you’re not the biggest fan of eggnog, the flavors aren’t too overpowering, opting for a sweeter and bolder palette!
It’s made with espresso and steamed milk, mixed with eggnog syrup and cinnamon syrup to create a spicy blend of sweet and savory that will set the mood for your holiday season.
It’s a perfect blend that mixes well and still gives you a decent caffeine hit. Delicious! Enjoy it on ice for an extra special treat.
6. Toasted Gingerbread Signature Latte
Nothing gets you in the mood for the holiday season more than gingerbread - it’s a staple flavor for seasonal drinks every year which sets up the holiday cheer!
That’s why Dunkin Donuts gives you a sweet reminder with their toasted gingerbread latte. It’s a unique coffee, too, as it doesn’t just include gingerbread.
The toasted gingerbread latte mixes together gingerbread syrup, mocha sauce, and marshmallow flavors to give you a sweet mix of everything seasonal.
Topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar, and with the option of adding an additional caramel drizzle, you're really spoiled with this one.
7. Holiday Blend Coffee
Not just for seasonal drinks, the Dunkin Donuts new Holiday Blend Coffee is a great mix for your daily espresso needs!
The medium holiday blend coffee has a medium roast with a mix of Colombian and Ethiopian coffees to create a smooth and bold roast. It has notes of dried fruit and sweet molasses with a chocolatey undertone.
If you want this blend all year round, Dunkin sells this as a packaged coffee, too! So you can drink Dunkin's limited batch series anytime and get into the Christmas spirit.
Whether ordering in store, or as a packaged coffee, over ice or hot, this blend is a real treat for your daily dose of caffeine.
How Dunkin Donuts Holiday Drinks Compare With Starbucks Menu
The two coffee chains offer unique and vastly different drinks all year round. They're both recognizable and carry an incredible feeling of home and nostalgia for many people.
But with Starbucks being a bigger chain, there's just simply more on offer when it comes to seasonal drinks. Don't be fooled; that isn't necessarily a good thing.
In a taste test, Starbucks' seasonal peppermint mocha signature latte reigned supreme; it just had a better edge and more to offer.
But the Dunkin seasonal toasted gingerbread latte took the cake over Starbucks; it has a better blend of sweet and seasonal flavor notes that ignite anyone's tastebuds.
The key difference between the coffee chain brands is the flavors - Starbucks offers fewer sweet options in their holiday lineup that some people may find better suited to their tastes.
Dunkin Donuts has sweeter options and uses ingredients like their mocha drizzle and sweet molasses which cater to a sweeter tooth.
There’s of course the signature Christmas cup that comes with Starbucks drinks, but Dunkin has one too, so either will suit your aesthetic.
If you want a dozen donuts, then Dunkin is the place to go, but if you want seasonal drinks you're probably best with Starbucks.
Whichever side you're on, you'll have wide access to many holiday-themed treats to get you in the mood for the festive season, and they both offer seasonal packaged coffee so you can make amazing seasonal drinks at home!
Common Dunkin Donuts Holiday Drinks Questions
How long will the holiday menu last at Dunkin?
Dunkin's holiday menu usually starts in mid-November and will stick around until the beginning of January. Sometimes if the stores have leftover ingredients for the Dunkin holiday drinks, they'll be able to make them for you, so don’t be disheartened if you miss out!
Does Dunkin have special holiday cups?
Dunkin Donuts have specialty holiday cups that start around the time of the holiday promotion and will be available while their stocks last. Each year's design is different, so watch out for their festive cups which well help make your drink the ultimate holiday beverage!
What are the best food orders from the Dunkin holiday menu?
Their festive menu is a strong contender for the market, and you can expect some favorites to return. The new cranberry orange muffin topped with real dried fruit is popular, you can get cheese croissant stuffers, a chicken bacon cheese croissant, or and an order of six mini pancakes filled with maple flavors and served warm. All of these make great holiday food options, but the cranberry orange muffin is our favorite.
What donuts do Dunkin have for Christmas?
If you fancy something different from the cranberry orange muffin, cheese croissant stuffers, or mini pancakes, then there are a dozen donuts that are expected for the festive period; these include the classic Holly Berry Sprinkle Donut - topped with green and red sprinkles. There’s the Snowflake Donut, filled with buttercream. Many different options to get you in the holiday spirit.
Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or are more inclined to savory treats, Dunkins got you covered.
Their holiday menu is perfect for those cozy winter nights when you’re looking for something to keep you going, or when you’re just about ready to face your Christmas shopping.