Love Dunkin' Donuts but aren’t sure what to get for your kid when you’re grabbing your favorite Dunkin' Donuts drink? No worries, I'm here to help! 

In this guide, I'll provide you with 13 of the best Dunkin' kids drinks that your kids are sure to love. I'll even give you tips when it comes to ordering and more.  

1. Hibiscus Kiss Herbal Tea With Strawberry 

Dunkin Donuts Iced Hibiscus Kiss Tea

The Hibiscus Kiss Herbal Tea tastes as fresh and flavorful as it smells. 

It also has a lovely pink color that my nieces and nephews love; they're always asking me for the 'pink drink'. 

This herbal tea has lovely natural hibiscus and berry flavors that always make my little ones feel grown up. However, to add a touch of sweetness, this customizable drink comes with a pump of Strawberry Coolatta syrup.  

In terms of calories, the tea itself doesn't come with any calories, and since you're adding only a pump of syrup, it won't be heavy on the calories either.  

Barista HQ Tip: To cool down this tea, simply ask for a few ice cubes to be added to the drink, and it'll cool it down quickly with no problems at all.

2. Raspberry or Blueberry Iced Tea 

Dunkin Donuts Iced Raspberry Sweet Tea

Instead of getting one of Dunkin' Donuts' sugary drinks, I opt for a Raspberry or Blueberry Iced Tea.

Even if I get my kids a small sweetened blueberry tea, it's only 80 calories and 17 grams of sugar - far less than the 90 grams of sugar in medium-sized frozen fruit drinks.  

Just be aware, however, that the iced teas do contain small amounts caffeine - but nothing to be too concerned about. 

When I'm looking for a grab-and-go option for my little ones, the refreshing and revitalising fruit iced teas are a regular pick.  

3. French Vanilla Steamed Milk 

Dunkin Donuts Steamed Milk

One of the best child-friendly drinks at Dunkin' Donuts is to get steamed milk and add in swirl flavors such as vanilla bean or caramel.

My little ones love having spiced warm milk before bed, so we often get some in the afternoon as a treat.

Customizing this drink is great for pleasing all your kids' tastes, but remember that what you add will change the calorie or sugar count.

For example, adding whipped cream to the drink for an extra decadent touch means more calories in the drink. 

This is one of my kids' go-to winter warmers!

How To Order This Secret Menu Drink
  • Ask for a small steamed milk with either a pump or two of French vanilla swirl.

4. Kids Iced Caramel Vanilla Latte 

Dunkin Donuts Iced Latte with Caramel and Pumpkin Flavor Shots

Even though this drink has the word 'latte' in it, it contains absolutely no caffeine. In fact, this customizable drink is essentially a kid's twist on a regular latte.

This creamy treat has just the right amount of sweetness that my little ones adore - plus they get to feel all grown-up with their 'latte'.

Just like ordering a regular caramel vanilla latte, you can also get the kids a hot or iced version. 

Just make sure you're clear with your server when you order, as this is a secret menu drink.

How To Order This Secret Menu Drink
  • Ask for a small milk along with ice before adding a pump of French vanilla swirl and another pump of caramel swirl.

5. Iced Almond Milk With Whipped Cream 

Dunkin Donuts Iced Almond Milk Latte with Hazelnut Flavor Shots

One of my nephews is lactose-intolerant, so this child-friendly drink was a real lifesaver for us!

You can just get the milk on ice, but my nephew loves adding a caramel flavor swirl for a little sweetness. Sometimes, he blends the mocha and vanilla swirls together for a fancier version.

This is definitely a great drink to get for your kid if you’re looking for something that’s a bit healthier than some of the other drinks on this list.  

6. Hot Chocolate 

Dunkin Donuts Peppermint Hot Chocolate

You can’t go wrong with hot chocolate, especially if it’s during the winter.

A hot tip I learned for my youngest nieces was to ask for a few ice cubes to be added to the kid's hot chocolate - it cools it down faster. 

Sure, you can just wait a little bit, but whoever heard of a kid waiting to drink hot chocolate?

In terms of calories, a small hot chocolate at Dunkin' Donuts has about 210 calories. It isn’t the healthiest drink, but there are definitely worse options out there.  

Barista HQ Tip: Just note, however, that chocolate does naturally contain some caffeine, so you'd need to take that into consideration. A small hot chocolate, for example, has about 9mg of caffeine.

7. Caramel Steamed Milk 

Dunkin Donuts Caramel Latte

Similar to the French Vanilla Steamed Milk, the Caramel Steamed Milk is essentially a small steamed milk with a caramel flavor swirl.

It's a creamy drink with the added sweetness from the caramel flavor swirl that my nieces and nephews adore. 

It's sweet, creamy, and simple - what more could a kid want? 

Plus, you can even get it hot or iced all year-round.

Barista HQ Tip: You can order this drink in a variety of sizes, and you're more than welcome to swap out the milk to skim, almond milk, oat milk, and even coconut milk - depending on what your kid prefers.
Calories will also differ depending on the type of milk you've chosen.

8. Iced Chocolate Milk 

Dunkin Donuts Iced Chocolate Milk

What kid (or big kid) doesn't like chocolate milk? 

This particular drink is essentially a small chocolate milk with ice and topped with whipped cream. 

While it’s not exactly the healthiest drink available for kids, it’s not the worst either - especially if your kid is craving chocolate.  

The Iced Chocolate Milk is a classic treat that I get for the little ones in my family (and myself, truth be told!)

Barista HQ Tip: If you'd like to make it a little healthier, you can always go ahead and omit the whipped cream, and it'll just be a little less creamy than usual.

9. Frozen Chocolate 

Dunkin Donuts Frozen Chocolate with Raspberry Flavor Shots

An indulgent drink at Dunkin' Donuts, the Frozen Chocolate is also exceptionally popular with kids and big kids alike. 

It's a blended chocolatey drink made with your choice of flavor and topped with whipped cream. Since it is a relatively indulgent drink, a small frozen chocolate has about 430 calories.  

Similar to the hot chocolate; however, it's important to note that the frozen chocolate does have some caffeine in it.

My nieces and nephews go wild for this stuff. Plus it's cheaper than a bougie Starbucks Frappuccino - it's a win-win! 

Barista HQ Tip: You can also customize this drink by adding either the vanilla swirl or caramel swirl. Be warned, however, that this drink is already sugary enough!

10. Strawberry Shake Coolatta 

Dunkin Donuts Strawberry Coolata

The Strawberry Shake Coolatta is essentially a slushie of sorts filled with sugar - perfect for pleasing fussy kids on a hot day! 

The combination of vanilla bean and strawberry is great, and it's a sweet treat they're definitely going to love!

If you choose to get one for your kid, it's important to note that a small Strawberry Shake Coolatta has 234 calories and about 55 grams of sugar - talk about a sugar bomb! 

To compare, a 12-ounce Coca-Cola has 39 grams of sugar.  

There's nothing wrong if you choose to get a Coolatta for your kid, but just make sure that it isn’t a daily affair.

How To Order This Secret Menu Drink
  • To order a Strawberry Shake Coolatta, ask your barista to mix a Vanilla Bean Coolatta with a pump or two of strawberry syrup.

12. Nutella Steamed Milk 

Dunkin Donuts Nuttella Steamed Milk

While there isn’t exactly Nutella in this steamed milk, it certainly comes pretty close. This isn't on the regular menu, but as a secret menu option it's easy to order. 

This was the obsession with my little ones for the longest time! They couldn't get enough of this fancier chocolate milk.

Besides, what kid doesn't love Nutella? This is sure to be a hit with your chocolate-loving cuties!

Overall it isn’t super high in calories in comparison to some of the other drinks, and it’s also highly dependent on the type of milk that you choose to use for your drink.  

How To Order This Secret Menu Drink
  • Ask for steamed milk with nutella, one or two pumps of mocha syrup, and hazelnut flavor swirls.

13. Bottled Drinks 

Dunkin Donuts Bottled Drinks

Sometimes when rushing between school runs and errands, I only have time to grab a quick drink for my little ones. That's when Dunkin's refrigerated bottled drinks really save my butt!

These child-friendly drinks can be easily grabbed from the refrigerator section. There are plenty to choose from, including apple juice and orange juice. Plus, I get to grab a bottled iced coffee for myself - everyone wins!

Barista HQ Tip: Just know that some of these bottled drinks can come with a good amount of sugar, so make sure that you consider that!

How To Order These Kid Drinks At Dunkin'? 

When it comes to child-friendly drinks at Dunkin' Donuts, they typically come with minimal to no caffeine and are easy to order.

I've got some tips after ordering for my own pack of nieces and nephews. 

  • Kid drinks can be customized according to your needs, with alt milks, flavor swirls, and flavor shots.
  • The flavor-swirls are dairy-based and sweet while the flavor shots are unsweetened and sugar-free.
  • There are no kids' sizes, so getting the smallest size possible is best.
  • Depending on the Dunkin' Donuts that you're ordering your drink from, some can also have kids specials such as a kids smoothie that's served in either Strawberry Banana or Tropical Mango flavors.  
  • There's no kids' temperature, so try waiting a bit, ordering a cold version, or adding ice cubes to cool the drink down.
  • You can order from the 'secret menu' or experiment to make your own child-friendly iced coffee drink.
  • The drinks are usually not overly expensive and cost between two to four dollars depending on what you’re ordering.  

Common Dunkin' Donuts Children’s Drinks Questions 

Is there a kid's temperature for hot drinks? 

Yes, there is a kid's temperature for hot drinks. It is typically 130 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the usual 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Do Dunkin' Donuts kid-friendly drinks have multiple sizes? 

Dunkin' Donuts doesn’t have kid-friendly sizes, so you’d typically get a regular small for hot drinks and a small for cold drinks if you’re ordering for your kid.  

What size of drinks is good for kids? 

The size of drink that's good for kids depends on their age. If you're getting juice for your kids, you should be limiting it to 4 to 6 ounces per day for children aged between one and six and 8 to 12 ounces per day for children aged between seven and eighteen.  


Conclusion

There are plenty of delicious Dunkin's drinks on the regular or secret menu that are great for kids.

Just make sure that you’re taking the sugar content into consideration and are aware that some of the drinks can come with caffeine. Either than that, you’re pretty much good to go!  

If you're looking for some drinks to start racking up some serious best parent points, try the Nutella Steamed Milk or Iced Chocolate Milk.

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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