In addition to the long list of donut options and coffee drinks, Dunkin’ now offers a variety of Refreshers, which are the perfect beverage choice for anyone wanting to cool down in the summertime.
Want to know more about Dunkin’ Refreshers? Check out this complete guide on the 9 best flavors on the menu this summer.
9 Dunkin’ Donuts Refresher Drinks (Best Flavors To Order In Summer)
Even though Refreshers are still considered a relatively new addition to the Dunkin’ menu, they’ve become wildly popular.
Here are my top picks to get you started:
1. Pink Strawberry Coconut Milk Refresher
When I want to sip on something sweet, creamy, and downright refreshing, I reach for the Pink Strawberry Coconut Milk Refresher.
The strawberry dragon fruit combination works well, but there’s no denying that the strawberry flavor overpowers the dragonfruit.
However, the dragonfruit adds an additional layer of soft sweetness, and the coconut milk dilutes cuts through the sweetness, adding a hydrating creaminess.
You can get a medium for about $3, so the best news of all is that it won’t break the bank.
2. Purple Pomegranate Coconut Milk Refresher
The Purple Pomegranate flavor is another Dunkin’ Donuts Coconut Refresher that has been deemed one of the most colorful.
This particular flavor combines blueberry and pomegranate juices with creamy coconut milk.
The pastel purple color is absolutely gorgeous but it is very sweet - almost like fruity cotton candy. I personally don't mind that, but do tend to get a small to avoid a sugar coma.
These Dunkin refreshers have caffeine from the green tea, but only a small hit.
Tips From A Barista
- Want a more subtle fruit flavor? Ask for less fruit concentrate and more coconut milk instead.
3. Peach Passionfruit Refresher
The Peach Passion fruit Refresher at Dunkin’ Donuts is all about getting peachy, and the added passionfruit gives this drink a citrusy tart punch.
Unlike the previous Pink Strawberry and the Purple Pomegranate, the Peach Passion flavor isn't made with a coconut milk base (unless you ask for it).
I tried it both ways and honestly prefer it without coconut milk, but that's just me.
This was one of the original Refresher flavors released by Dunkin’ Donuts in 2020, and it has continued to rank as one of the best-selling options throughout the summer months.
4. Golden Peach Coconut Milk Refresher
Unlike the Peach Passion Fruit, this Golden Peach Coconut Refresher uses coconut milk as the base, so while it’s still peachy, it’s much creamier than other iced drinks.
These Dunkin refreshers combine sweet peach and passion fruit while also delivering a slight taste of lychee.
They also contain green tea in the base. Because of the fruity refresher flavor, I can't taste much of the coconut milk, but I definitely notice its creaminess.
5. Apple Cranberry Refresher
The Apple Cranberry Refresher at Dunkin' Donuts is another solid choice if you're ready to ditch the hot coffee this summer and trade it out for a cold fruity drink.
It's a good thing this Apple Cranberry Refresher can be ordered year-round 'cause it is such a hit of Fall for me.
This Refresher combines Honeycrisp apple and cranberry fruit flavors with brewed Green Tea and B Vitamins for an added boost of energy to get you through a hot summer day.
6. Blueberry Pomegranate Refresher
The Blueberry Pomegranate Dunkin Refresher is basically the same as the Purple Pomegranate, only it doesn’t have a creamy coconut milk finish.
It features a combination of iced green tea, flavored fruit concentrate of blueberry and pomegranate, and B vitamins.
This drink convinced me that blueberry and pomegranate are an underrated combo - I practically lived off this at uni.
7. Strawberry Dragon fruit Refresher
Alongside Peach Passion Fruit, the Dunkin’ Strawberry Dragon fruit Refresher was one of the original flavors to be released.
It’s very similar to the newer Pink Strawberry Coconut Milk option, just without the added coconut milk.
So if you're not a huge fan of coconut (like me!), but you still love strawberry (and the subtle flavor of dragonfruit), this is the one for you.
8. Strawberry Lemonade Refresher
Instead of using coconut milk or green tea base, the Dunkin' Lemonade Refreshers use - you guessed it - lemonade as the primary ingredient.
The most popular of these is the Strawberry Lemonade Refresher, which is made by combining lemonade with strawberry fruit extracts and a blend of B Vitamins.
I adore the color of the Strawberry Lemonade Refresher - it reminds me of the sunset! If sipping on a sweet sunset is wrong, I don't wanna be right!
9. Blueberry Lemonade Refresher
The Blueberry Lemonade Refresher is just like the one made with strawberry flavoring, only this one comes with blueberry flavored fruit concentrate instead.
The combination of lemon and blueberry is as refreshing as it gets, but feel free to ask for coconut milk added if you prefer your Dunkin refreshers on the creamier side.
I honestly prefer this version to the coconut one, but that might be my anti-coconut bias showing.
What Are Dunkin’ Donuts Refreshers & How To Order Them?
Dunkin' Donuts refreshers were created for people who aren't interested in drinking coffee, but still want a lightly caffeinated, energizing (and refreshing) drink to sip on.
No matter the flavor you choose, each Refresher is made from a concentrate that contains green tea extract and B vitamins, so there's no denying that Refreshers have caffeine.
These drinks were also made to be light and low in calories, and unlike many iced coffee drinks that have upwards of 400 calories, all Refreshers contain 200 calories or less, depending on the size.
They're made without artificial flavors or dyes, and the flavoring comes from a fruity concentrate base that's diluted with green tea or coconut milk based on the customer's choice.
Tips for Ordering
If you look at the Dunkin’ menu online, you’ll see “Dunkin’ Refreshers” front and center under the “Teas & More” category.
Refreshers are available any time of day or night, and you don’t have to ask for any additional sweetener since the fruit concentrate is presweetened.
Standard Refreshers don’t come with dairy, but if you want a creamier drink, feel free to ask for yours with milk, cream, or a non-dairy alternative.
The Dunkin’ Donuts app is pretty comprehensive for placing orders, but unfortunately, not all Refreshers are available through the app; only the Strawberry Dragon fruit and Peach Passion fruit flavors can be ordered online ahead of time.
For any of the coconut milk versions, you’ll have to order at the store counter or the drive-thru window.
Frequently Asked Dunkin’ Donuts Refreshers Questions
Is the menu for Dunkin’ Donuts Refreshers seasonal?
Some Dunkin Donuts Refreshers are seasonal, like Mango Pineapple, but most are available year round, like Peach Passion. So you can go with one of the classics or opt for a seasonal flavor like Mango Pineapple.
Are Dunkin’ Refreshers high in calories?
Nope, Dunkin' Refreshers are not high in calories! A small 12-ounce Refresher contains just 80 calories as long as you don’t ask for any additives, the medium size has about 130 calories, and the large 32-ounce is less than 200 calories.
Do Dunkin’ Refreshers have a lot of sugar?
Yes, Refreshers do contain quite a bit of sugar, usually between 27 and 29 grams thanks to the presweetened fruit concentrate.
Do Dunkin’ Refreshers have caffeine?
Yep, Refreshers have caffeine!
Exactly how much caffeine is in each will vary, but the medium size has 66 milligrams of caffeine, which is about ⅓ of the caffeine found in a small Dunkin' iced coffee.
How much do Dunkin’ Refreshers cost?
A medium Dunkin Refresher costs just over $2 when you factor in tax, which is about half the cost of the iced drinks at Starbucks and other competing coffee chains.
There you have it - the complete guide to Dunkin’ Refreshers! If you’re still not convinced that you’ll enjoy sipping on a Refresher this summer season, just give it a try.
Chances are, you’ll start believing that America does, in fact, run on Dunkin'... Refreshers!
If you need somewhere to get started, I highly recommend Golden Peach and Peach Passionfruit.