The Dutch Bros menu is full of delicious options to brighten your day, but it is famous for bringing its sugary A game. When I went keto I was worried about whether I would have to quit one of my fave cafes.

I'm pleased to report that keto fans can have their (low-sugar low-carb) tea - and drink it too!

But what is the best keto drink at Dutch Bros? Here, I dive into the best ketogenic coffee options Dutch Bros has to offer.

1. Americano

Dutch Bros Small Iced Americano

Americano Nutritional Breakdown 

(Iced & Hot - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

10

10

20

Total Fat

0G

0G

0G

Total Carbs

2G

2G

3G

Sugar

0G

0G

0G

Protein

1G

1G

1G

Americano Standard Ingredients
  • espresso shot (Dutch Bros Private Reserve coffee blend)
  • water

When I first started experiementing with keto two years ago, I found it a bit difficult to indulge in my favorite Dutch Bros drinks without the carbs.

Then I realised that I didn't need to overcomplicate things - sometimes the classics are all I need.

Enter the Americano!

The Americano coffee is a classic order for keto fans as it has no carbs or calories. Made of just espresso and water, you can choose to get the keto Americano iced or hot.

There's none of Dutch Bros' usual complex flavor combos here - just good simple coffee. Delicious, earthy, and straight to the point, Americanos are perfect for coffee purists and sleep-deprived writers alike.

Tips To Keep It Keto!
  • Add half and half or heavy whipping cream for a creamier caffeine hit
  • Ask for sugar-free syrup to shake up a plain Americano

2. Cold Brew

Dutch Bros Cold Brew

Cold Brew Nutritional Breakdown 

(Iced & Toasted - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories


20

Total Fat

1G

Total Carbs

3G

Sugar

0G

Protein

1G

Cold Brew Standard Ingredients
  • Cold Brew

Cold brew fever has swept across the nation in recent years - and I've been caught in its wave.

Like the Americano, cold brew coffee is made up of simply coffee grounds and water. Dutch Bros' Cold Brew is smooth and bold with less acidity to it than an Americano (which I honestly prefer). Plus, it packs a hell of a caffeine punch.

My Cold Brew of choice typically involves some combination of half and half and sugar-free vanilla syrup. What a dreamy way to start my day!

Tips To Keep It Keto!
  • Add half and half or heavy cream 
  • Ask for sugar-free syrup to liven up your morning brew
  • Ask for Nitro-Infused Cold Brew for an even stronger caffeine kick

3. Nitro Cold Brew

Dutch Bros Nitro Cold Brew with Soft Top

Nitro Cold Brew Nutritional Breakdown
(Iced - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories


20

Total Fat

0G

Total Carbs

3G

Sugar

0G

Protein

1G

Nitro Cold Brew Standard Ingredients
  • Nitro Cold Brew

A popular variant of the Cold Brew is the Nitro Cold Brew, often weighing in at less than 10 grams of carbs. Be careful - only the original cold brew coffee is keto-friendly.

Nitro Cold Brew is deliciously smooth and creamy on its own but gets even better when you start getting creative. 

I love ordering a toasty sugar-free Kicker in the winter months to indulge my Irish Cream addiction (without breaking my diet).

If you see me ordering a Nitro-Infused Cold Brew, then you know that I have A Day ahead of me - but at least my diet will still be intact!

Tips To Keep It Keto!
  • Swap the chocolate milk for whole milk or half and half and add sugar-free chocolate syrup
  • Avoid the sauces when customizing - they aren't keto-friendly

4. Blue Rebel & Peach Rebel

Dutch Bros Peach Rebel

Blue Rebel & Peach Rebel Nutritional Breakdown 

(Iced - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

210

260

420

Total Fat

0G

0G

0G

Total Carbs

51G

63G

103G

Sugar

49G

60G

97G

Protein

1G

1G

2G

Blue Rebel & Peach Rebel Nutritional Breakdown 

(Blended - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

270

450

620

Total Fat

0G

0G

0G

Total Carbs

69G

112G

156G

Sugar

67G

109G

151G

Protein

1G

2G

2G

Blue Rebel & Peach Rebel Standard Ingredients
  • Dutch Bros Rebel™ Energy Drink
  • peach syrup (Sugar-Free)

There are some days where a coffee just doesn't cut it. That's when I know that it is time to call in the big guns - Dutch Bros' Rebel energy drinks.

Dutch Bros Rebel line is available in various flavors that you can get both canned and non-canned at various locations.

The sugar-free rebel drinks are keto-friendly and provide a decent caffeine hit while having less than 10 grams of carbs and calories per serving.

I'm not usually an energy drink girly, but Rebel drinks changed my mind. I love how sweet and fruity they are - plus they come in such fun colors!

Tips To Keep It Keto!
  • Ask for any drizzles or sauces to be removed or swapped out
  • Remove any floats on fancier Rebel combos
  • If you are ever unsure, ask your bro-ista for advice on what flavors will work for you

5. Breve

Dutch Bros Iced Breve

Breve Nutritional Breakdown 

(Iced - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

290

430

510

Total Fat

15G

27G

34G

Total Carbs

29G

33G

37G

Sugar

28G

32G

34G

Protein

6G

10G

12G

Breve Nutritional Breakdown 

(Hot- Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

460

620

720

Total Fat

30G

43G

50G

Total Carbs

35G

41G

46G

Sugar

34G

40G

43G

Protein

10G

14G

17G

Breve Nutritional Breakdown 

(Blended - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

510

730

940

Total Fat

13G

21G

28G

Total Carbs

81G

113G

144G

Sugar

77G

107G

136G

Protein

11G

17G

23G

Breve Standard Ingredients
  • espresso
  • half and half
  • Irish cream syrup

As a kid, I used to love sipping on a slushy on the way home from the store. As an adult, I love a creamy blended Breve.

Consisting of plain black coffee and their Kick Me Mix, I just can't get enough of this smooth and creamy drink.

The Kick Me Mix is essentially half and half and can be used in combination with Dutch Bros sugar-free syrups. 

I have a few fave Breves in my regular drinks rotation, but the Golden Eagle and Kicker ones are my go-tos for sips of sweet and creamy heaven.

Tips To Keep It Keto!
  • Stick to a small Breve as it only has 6 grams of carbs - bigger servings have more than 10 grams
  • Try it blended for a frappe-like texture

6. Carburetor-Style Drinks

Dutch Bros Golden Eagle Carburetor with Almond Milk

Before going keto, I absolutely adored Dutch Bros' Freezes. They are so sweet and creamy with tonnes of dessert-like flavors - I couldn't get enough of them!

Most Dutch Bros Freeze drinks are not keto-friendly as they contain the Freeze mix, pumped full of carbs and sugar. I really missed my fave flavors until I realised I could get them Carburetor-style.

Carburetor-style drinks are just Freezes that have the Freeze mix swapped out - one simple swap is all it takes to enjoy one of these bad boys.

This hack has allowed me to enjoy all my favorite Freezes, like the Dream Weaver, without worrying about breaking my diet (and my toilet).

Tips To Keep It Keto!
  • Ask the bro-ista to remove the Freeze mix and add a syrup of your choosing for a keto version
  • Try asking for whipped cream or half and half to be blended in for a creamy finish

7. Sugar-Free Teas

Dutch Bros Unsweetened Peach Tea

Teas Nutritional Breakdown 

(Iced - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

100

200

300

Total Fat

0G

0G

0G

Total Carbs

24G

47G

71G

Sugar

23G

45G

68G

Protein

0G

0G

0G

Teas Nutritional Breakdown 

(Hot - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

100

100

100

Total Fat

0G

0G

0G

Total Carbs

24G

24G

24G

Sugar

23G

23G

23G

Protein

0G

0G

0G

Sugar-Free Teas Standard Ingredients
  • Choice of tea
  • Truvia or Splenda

While Dutch Bros is a favorite coffee shop for those who love drinking coffee, there are options for non-coffee drinkers as well.

I've been a die-hard tea lover for most of my life - and often prefer it to coffee (sshhh, don't tell my coworkers)!

Dutch Bros has plenty of sugar-free tea options available hot or iced to satisfy your caffeine cravings, including:

  • Decaf Ceylon - Ceylon tea is a type of Sri Lankan black tea that can also be found in green, white, and oolong varieties.
  • Green Tea - Green tea is a popular choice among keto fans for its delicious taste, low nutritional information, and numerous potential health benefits.
  • Earl Grey Tea - Earl grey is a smoky classic black tea flavored with bergamot. A classy choice!
  • Paris Tea -  Another delicious black tea with bergamot oil, this low-carb hot drink has a hint of vanilla and caramel.
  • Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea - This black tea with cinnamon, orange peel, and sweet cloves is delightfully fall-appropriate while being sugar-free.
  • The Juice Tea - Fresh and fruity, the juice tea is a sweet tea that really hits the spot. 
Tips To Keep It Keto!
  • Try adding cream or syrup to your Earl Grey for an even more delicious experience
  • Juice teas are delicious, but may require you to watch your carb count at 18 grams of carbs per serving
  • Try your Dutch Bros tea hot or iced throughout the year

8. Dutch Classics

Dutch Bros Classic Iced Caramelizer

Caramelizer Dutch Classics Nutritional Breakdown 

(Iced - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

330

470

560

Total Fat

11G

17G

21G

Total Carbs

51G

69G

80G

Sugar

43G

60G

69G

Protein

6G

11G

14G

Caramelizer Dutch Classics Nutritional Breakdown 

(Hot - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

450

590

680

Total Fat

16G

22G

25G

Total Carbs

67G

85G

96G

Sugar

59G

76G

85G

Protein

11G

15G

18G

Caramelizer Dutch Classics Nutritional Breakdown 

(Blended - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

560

780

990

Total Fat

18G

25G

32G

Total Carbs

86G

117G

148G

Sugar

77G

107G

136G

Protein

12G

18G

24G

Caramelizer Dutch Classics Standard Ingredients
  • bold espresso
  • exclusive chocolate milk
  • caramel sauce
  • topped with whipped cream

Classics are classics for a reason, and Dutch Bros' Classic fan-fave flavor collection really proves it.

So many of my favorite flavors are here, including the Caramelizer, Golden Eagle Breve, and Kicker. However, some of them may need some tweaking to make them keto-friendly.

Even with switching the milk and sauces, the classics tend to have around 10 grams of carbs. Talk about having your (Classic) cake and eating it too!
Tips To Keep It Keto!
  • Sugar-free syrups are the secret sauce - shake up your next order by getting creative
  • Switch up the chocolate milk for an alternative milk to cut down on sugar and carbs

9. Dutch Bros Cafe Au Lait Americano

Dutch Bros Iced Cafe Au Lait Americano

Americano Nutritional Breakdown 

(Iced & Hot - Without Modification)

Nutrients

Small

Medium

Large

Calories

10

10

20

Total Fat

0G

0G

0G

Total Carbs

2G

2G

3G

Sugar

0G

0G

0G

Protein

1G

1G

1G

Cafe Au Lait Americano Standard Ingredients
  • Espresso Shot (Dutch Bros Private Reserve Coffee Blend)
  • Water
  • steamed milk

After sipping on all the fancy combos in my drink rotation, sometimes a simple coffee is the perfect way to start my day. 

Enter the Cafe Au Lait Americano!

The Cafe au Lait Americano is a take on the original Americano but made with steamed milk. I love adding a pump of sugar-free vanilla or caramel if I fancy something simple yet sweet.

This is a trickier one for me to order late in the day due to its 7+ grams of carbs, so this tends to be a morning treat rather than an afternoon pick-me-up.

Tips To Keep It Keto!
  • A small has around 7 grams of carbs, while the medium has 10 grams - try to plan ahead with your carb count for this one

3 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Keto Based!

Muscle Mass Preservation

With a high protein intake and high ketone level in your system, it is possible to minimize muscle loss through the ketogenic diet - especially if you are a gym rat who loves lifting weights.[1]

It Can Help Treat Cancer

Drinking keto-friendly drinks as part of the keto diet can help treat cancer, according to some studies.

However, to determine its specific effectiveness in treating and preventing specific cancers, more controlled tests need to be done.[2]

Can Aid In Treating Brain And Body Diseases

Easy keto drinks like the ones on my list can help reduce symptoms of various diseases, including:

  • Heart disease[3]
  • Alzheimer’s[4]
  • Epilepsy[5]
  • Parkinson’s[6]

How To Successfully Order Dutch Bros Keto Drinks

Avoid Smoothies

If you loved smoothies before starting the ketogenic diet and are hoping for a sugar-free version of the Dutch Bros ones, you will be disappointed.

Choose a Low-Calorie Milk Option

A lot of the popular drinks available on the Dutch Bros menu use milk or cream to achieve that delicious taste.

However, this is not the best for those on a low-carb diet or who need to pay close attention to other nutrition facts in their drinks.

To create low-carb drinks, I recommend asking for one of the alternative dairy options available, including coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, non-fat milk, and more.

Choose Heavy Whipping Cream

If milk is not your style, you can choose to add cream for that extra layer of comfort to your hot keto drink.

Dutch Bros have various creams available, including heavy whipping cream, heavy cream, whipped cream, and more.

Keep It Black

If you want to avoid dairy, keeping your coffee black will help keep the calories down and your diet intact.

Black coffee can be made even more delicious thanks to the Dutch Bros sugar-free syrups available.

Try A Sugar-Free Syrup

Dutch Bros' sugar-free drinks can be given a taste boost by adding a range of sugar-free syrups. You’re spoiled for choice with these Dutch Bros options:

  • Sugar-free white mocha
  • Sugar-free chocolate sauce
  • Sugar-free white chocolate
  • Caramel mocha
  • Chocolate Macademia Nut
  • Vanilla
  • Hazelnut
  • Irish cream
  • Coconut
  • Raspberry
  • Peach
  • Strawberry
  • Peach
  • Peppermint
  • Double Chocolate Mocha

Ask The Bro-ista Questions!

If you are ever unsure of your order, just ask your bro-ista for advice.

They can tell their sugar-free Caramelizer from their OG Gummy Bear from their carburetor-style drink and will most likely know the best keto option for you.

They may even think of a combination you had not considered to create something new, like a sugar-free Snickers copycat.

Asking a bro-ista can help you indulge in new hot keto drinks without all the confusion of reading over the coffee shop’s menu.


Dutch Bros Drinks To Avoid!

For those who make sure they do not order a non-keto beverage, these are the drinks at Dutch Bros that I recommend avoiding.

Dutch Frost - Is a blended frozen drink that is a lot like an ice cream shake. You can make this dairy-free with alternative kinds of milk like coconut milk or almond milk, but it is not sugar-free or zero-carb.

Sodas and Rebels - Are available at Dutch Bros coffee shops are not keto-friendly thanks to the type of syrups inside. The more complex flavors typically suffer from this, like the Shark Attack, but there are a few keto drinks available in the sugar-free Rebel range.

Smoothies - Many of the fruits used in smoothie drinks at Dutch Bros are not appropriate to use in keto drinks. The reasoning here is that Dutch Bros smoothies use the Torani brand smoothie concentrate, which is full of sugar and carbs.

Cocoa - Some versions have chocolate sauce which, even if it were switched with sugar-free chocolate sauce and non-fat milk, would not make it a good choice.

Dutch Crunch Breve with White Coffee

Common Dutch Bros Keto Drink Questions

How many calories are in a Golden Eagle from Dutch Bros?

The Dutch Bros Golden Eagle is packed full of calories; a small has 340 calories, a medium has 480 calories, and a large has 560 calories per serving.

Does Starbucks or Dutch Bros have better Keto drink options?

Both Dutch Bros and Starbucks have excellent keto drink options. Both coffee shops offer a selection of non-dairy milk alternatives and sugar-free syrup. The best option for you will depend on your area and personal preferences.


Which Low-Carb Drink Will You Try Next?

Going keto doesn't mean that I can't have my favorite Dutch Bros drinks anymore - it just means that I need to tweak the order a bit. 

Play around with Dutch Bros' sugar-free syrups and alternative dairy customizations to keep your keto diet interesting. 

References:

1. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2018.00083/full
2. https://www.aging-us.com/article/101382/pdf
3. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/5/517
4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6720297/
5. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/10/2510
6. https://movementdisorders.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mds.27390

Chloe Page

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Chloe Page
A lifelong mocha fan, Chloe is an award-winning writer with over eight years’ experience weaving words. Her journey in the coffee industry is highlighted by extensive research and interviews with coffee experts. In her moments of relaxation, you'll often find her sipping on Bird and Blend tea, thoughtfully scribbling in her notebook.

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