When I'm looking to cut down on my calorie consumption, I have to be mindful when ordering beverages from Dutch Bros.

My personal favorite (made by my local Bro-rista) is the blended Annihilator, but the un-modified, small version comes with a whopping 520 calories! 

This was too many for me to consume so I started customizing my order to lower my daily caloric intake when ordering coffee.

These are my top 15 low-calorie drinks at Dutch Bros. I've also included beverages you should avoid when you're watching your weight like I am.

1. Plain Americano (10 calories)

Dutch Bros Small Iced Americano

Americano Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

10

10

20

Hot

10

10

20

Americano Standard Ingredients
  • Expresso
  • Water

A plain Americano coffee is my go-to drink when being strict about my diet and eliminating those extra calories.

This Dutch Bros low-calorie drink only contains 10 calories for the small and medium sizes and 20 calories for the large ones.

Its ingredients are simple - espresso shots made from Dutch Bros Private Reserve coffee blend with mild notes of cocoa and hot water. It also has zero sugar content unless I ask for it to be added.

I did find that drinking an Americano is an acquired taste. When starting out ordering black coffee, the taste was more bitter and stronger than my milk-based favorites.

Over the course of a few weeks, though, the classic Americano quickly became my healthy drink of choice.

Tips From a Barista
  • Not a fan of plain black coffee? Ask for non-fat milk in your Americano to keep the calories low. Or, try a plant-based almond milk (my favorite alternative milk), which will be lower in calories than cow's milk.

2. Annihilator (50 Calories When Modified)

Dutch Bros Iced Annihilator

Annihilator Calorie Breakdown

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

280

420

500

Hot

420

560

640

Blended

520

720

930

Annihilator Standard Ingredients
  • Expresso
  • Half and Half
  • Chocolate Macadamia Nut Syrup
  • Ice (Blended and Iced Versions)

Dutch Bros is famous for its flavored drinks, and the main reason that I frequent this chain.

I am very grateful for this low-calorie drink alternative to one of my favorites - the Annihilator. 

I know that the Dutch Bros Annihilator is packed with calories (720 in a blended medium). So, what kind of hocus pocus will make it healthy and just as delicious?

By following my simple tips below to customize the Annihilator, I can walk out the door with a delicious beverage that adds up to only 50 calories (for a small).

I like to play around with the healthy milk alternatives, too, and have discovered that almond milk is my favorite for this Dutch Bros menu all-star.

Do note, though, that the calories vary depending on the size and type (iced, hot, blended) of the drink ordered. 

I have even started making my own Annihilators at home. To start creating low-calorie Dutch Bros drinks at home, I recommend checking out some mid-range espresso machines that will be perfect for the job!

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask for sugar-free macadamia nut syrup
  • Ask for non-fat milk or a plant based alternative instead of half and half
  • The same steps can be done for the white chocolate version of the Annihilator

3. Lattes (100 Calories)

Dutch Bros Sugar N Spice Iced Latte

Lattes Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

100

170

220

Hot

170

240

290

Lattes Standard Ingredients
  • espresso
  • syrup
  • Whole milk

Milk-based drink lovers like me typically choose a latte as their go-to drink. It's easy to order and relatively consistent from every barista.

Still, when I was worried that lattes were high in calories, I wasn't totally wrong. 

That's because lattes are usually served with whole milk, and this type of milk is packed with calories (and fat).

I've learned that to get a low-calorie latte, it’s best to swap the milk with a non-fat option or plant based alternative.

I even like to add a sugar-free syrup to my latte for a special treat. Vanilla is my favorite, and this sweet stevia + monk fruit potion from Dutch Bros is calorie-free.

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask for a skinny latte. The Bro-rista will know to add skim milk. 
  • Avoid oat milk! While so many are turning to this vegan alternative, some oat milks can have more calories than whole milk. 
  • Got to have it sweet? Dutch Bros uses the stevia-based sweetener Truvia, which can be added for zero extra calories.

4. Peach Tea (100 Calories When Modified)

Dutch Bros Iced Peach Tea

Peach Tea Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

100

200

300

Hot

100

100

100

Peach Tea Standard Ingredients
  • green tea or Paris black tea
  • peach syrup

Coffee-based drinks are great until I have overloaded myself with caffeine and can’t seem to sleep. So when I'm trying to cut down on calories and caffeine, getting tea can do the trick.

The Peach tea from Dutch Bros, even without modification, is an excellent choice and one of the lowest-calorie drinks on their menu, at only 200 calories for a medium iced tea.

I find it perfect for the late afternoon when I need just a bit of a boost, and I often reduce the calories further by ordering it with sugar-free syrup.

This tea is made from green or Paris black tea and peach syrup. The sweetness of the peach blended with the earthy flavor of the tea makes this drink refreshingly sweet.

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • I love Dutch Bros sugar-free peach syrup! Using this alternative makes your drink calorie free!

5. Double Chocolate Mocha (50 Calories When Modified)

Dutch Bros Double Chocolate Mocha

Double Chocolate Mocha Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Hot

460

580

700

Double Chocolate Mocha Standard Ingredients
  • exclusive, creamy chocolate milk
  • chocolate sauce

Even when I'm counting calories, a name like Double Chocolate Mocha definitely catches my eye and gets my taste-buds wanting.

I was determined to take one of the highest-calorie drinks in this coffee shop, and create a skinny version with the same chocolatey goodness.

This hot beverage comes standard with chocolate milk (chocolate sauce and chocolate milk made from whole milk), espresso shots, and a whipped cream topping.

However, following my tips below will shave off over 400 calories! I have no problem asking for extra sugar free chocolate sauce when I order this one. 

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask for the sugar-free chocolate sauce
  • Ask for almond milk instead of chocolate milk

6. Passion Fruit Tea (60 Calories When Modified)

Dutch Bros Passion Fruit Green Tea

Passion Fruit Tea Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

80

160

240

Hot

80

80

80

Passion Fruit Tea Standard Ingredients
  • green tea or Paris black tea
  • passion fruit syrup

Another low-calorie option at Dutch Bros is Passion Fruit Tea. Like the peach tea, this tea is made from green or black tea and uses passion fruit syrup.

I wish the coffee chain had a sugar-free passion fruit syrup (hint, hint, Dutch Bros!), but I still like to order this one occasionally and have learned a way to reduce the calories significantly by choosing a lightly sweetened alternative.

I also love the versatility or having this drink hot or cold. I get this iced if I want a refreshing and zesty drink on a summer day.

And, on cold nights, a hot version can satisfy my sweet tooth and warm me up at the same time. 

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • While there isn't a sugar-free passion fruit syrup, my favorite way to order this drink is to ask for a large, quarter-sweetened iced passion fruit tea. (Your Bro-ista will know this term!) This will reduce the total calories to just 60 and makes for a delicious lightly-sweet tea.

7. Tropical Tea (60 Calories When Modified)

Dutch Bros Tropical Green Tea

Tropical Tea Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

80

170

260

Hot

90

90

90

Tropical Tea Standard Ingredients
  • green tea or Paris black tea
  • passion fruit syrup
  • coconut syrup
  • blue raspberry syrup

One of the Dutch Bros low-calorie drinks that I have recently tried is the Tropical Iced Tea. This tea is made with green tea or Paris black tea mixed with passion fruit syrup, coconut syrup, and blue raspberry syrup.

Of the three syrups, Dutch Bros only offers a sugar-free version of the coconut syrup. However, the biggest bummer for me was how high in sugar this drink is.

The large size of this drink contains 64 grams of sugar! Let's just say that I was grateful to be counting calories and not carbs.

I have since learned two tips (below) for how to create this same taste for only 60 calories. Now this fruity drink that takes me back to my favorite beach, even on a rainy workday.

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask the Bro-ista for a half-sweetened tropical tea to cut the calories in half.
  • Ask for sugar-free coconut syrup. 

8. Nitro Infused Cold Brew Kicker (190 Calories)

Dutch Bros Cold Brew Kickerold Brew Kicker Irish Cream Breve

Nitro Infused Cold Brew Kicker Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced


290


Toasted


190


Nitro Infused Cold Brew Kicker Standard Ingredients
  • Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
  • Irish cream syrup
  • half and half

I'm a coffee lover at heart, so it's no surprise that one of the Dutch Bros low-calorie coffee drinks I always turn to is the Nitro Infused Cold Brew Kicker.

This beverage is not for the faint of heart. Cold brew coffee is packed with caffeine, and I was surprised that this one comes in with 293 mg of caffeine. That's about three and a half Red Bulls!

The Nitro Infused Cold Brew Kicker is only available in a medium cup and can be ordered iced or toasted. A serving is around 190 calories, which is still a bit high compared to other low-calorie Dutch Bros beverages in this list.

However, using my tips to create a skinny version offers serious calorie saving, which is why I choose this one every time I need a highly caffeinated drink. 

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask the Bro-ista for non-fat milk or a plant based alternative instead of half & half.
  • Ask for sugar-free Irish cream syrup.

9. Tiger's Blood (100 Calories When Modified)

Dutch Bros Tiger's Blood Lemonade

Tiger's Blood Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

180

240

290

Blended

330

470

610

Tiger's Blood Strawberry and Coconut Lemonade Standard Ingredients
  • signature lemonade
  • strawberry syrup
  • coconut syrup

This beverage has no coffee or tea, but it is packed with fruit syrups that offer a refreshing flavor. It's usually my go-to caffeine-free drink, and it's kid-friendly too!

The Tiger's Blood is made with lemonade, strawberry syrup, and coconut syrup.

However, the sugar content is relatively high for me, around 43 to 69 grams in small to large cups. And I'm not even counting the blended version here, because that might as well be a meal.

After a little playing around with customization, I've discovered a way to create a medium iced Tiger's Blood for under 100 calories. Check it out!

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask for sugar-free strawberry and coconut syrup.
  • While there isn't a diet lemonade available, I ask for half lemonade / half water to dilute the sweetness a bit.

10. Rebel Energy Aftershock (240 Calories When Modified)

Dutch Bros Aftershock Rebel

Rebel Energy Aftershock Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

260

410

570

Blended

190

240

380

Rebel Energy Aftershock Standard Ingredients
  • Dutch Bros Rebel™ Energy Drink
  • strawberry syrup
  • blackberry syrup
  • raspberry syrup
  • lime syrup

Next on my list is the Rebel Energy Aftershock drink. It’s made with a Dutch Bros Rebel Energy Drink mixed with blackberry syrup, raspberry syrup, lime syrup, and strawberry syrup.

This sweet and fruity drink has only 190 calories in a small-sized cup when ordered as-is. It's honestly become my favorite mocktail, and the 80mg of caffeine is sure appreciated during those late nights of studying.

I know that it's not a healthy drink just because it has a fruity taste, so I'd like to point out that a large has 96 grams of sugar.

Still, when I'm worried about my calorie intake, I reduce the amount of syrups that are added so that I can still enjoy this flavorsome Aftershock.

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask for sugar-free versions of the strawberry and raspberry syrups. 
  • Ask for a half-sweetened drink to reduce the syrup pumps by half.

11. Peach Rebel (60 Calories When Modified)

Dutch Bros Rebel Peach

Peach Rebel Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

210

260

420

Blended

270

450

620

Peach Rebel Standard Ingredients
  • Dutch Bros Rebel™ Energy Drink
  • peach syrup

Another low-calorie drink that I enjoy at Dutch Bros is Peach Rebel. As its name implies, the drink contains a Rebel energy drink and peach syrup.

The medium-sized Peach Rebel contains 260 calories, but my modifications below decrease the calories to about 60 calories. I just love it when guilt-y becomes guilt-free!

I often enjoy my skinny Peach Rebel alongside lunch, but it can honestly be enjoyed any time of day, especially if you decrease the amount of energy drink added.

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask for sugar-free peach syrup. 
  • Ask your Bro-ista to use half Rebel Energy Drink and half soda water. Not only will this reduce the calories, but it will also reduce to the caffeine to 40mg. 

12. Watermelon Soda (290 Calories)

Dutch Bros Watermelon Soda

Watermelon Soda Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

210

290

390

Watermelon Soda Standard Ingredients
  • exclusive sparkling soda water
  • watermelon syrup
  • whipped cream topper

I can't help but feel that Harry Styles was writing a love letter to this drink when he wrote Watermelon Sugar. (OK, I know that's not the case, but I still get the song stuck in my head every time I order this Dutch Bros drink.)

The fizziness and fruity flavors of the drink make it an excellent choice during hot summer nights when I want dessert but I don't want to go overboard on calories.

The drink has 290 calories, which is relatively high compared to other beverages on this list. Still given the menu of Dutch Bros, it is still one of the lowest calorie options.

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ditch the whipped cream topper.

13. Double Rainbro Tea (180 Calories)

Dutch Bros Sugar Free Double Rainbro Green Tea

Double Rainbro Tea Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

90

180

270

Hot

90

90

90

Double Rainbro Tea Standard Ingredients
  • green tea or Paris black tea
  • strawberry syrup
  • peach syrup
  • coconut syrup

Another iced tea drink that I turn to when I'm watching my calorie consumption is the Double Rainbro Tea. It is made with black or green tea with peach, coconut, and strawberry syrup.

While this tea is really popular iced due to it's Instagram-able bright hue, I actually prefer the Double Rainbro hot. 

It's the perfect tropical escape on a cold winter day, and I don't have to feel bad about using the standard syrups, because even the large (hot) Double Rainbro is still under 100 calories. 

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask for sugar-free syrups. Dutch Bros offers all three drink syrups in a sugar-free version for this one!
  • Ask for a half-sweetened Rainbro to reduce the standard syrups by half.

14. Toasted White Mocha Cold Brew (180 Calories)

Dutch Bros White Mocha Cold Brew

Toasted White Mocha Cold Brew Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

270

280

280

Toasted

180

180

190

Toasted White Mocha Cold Brew Standard Ingredients
  • Cold Brew
  • white chocolate sauce
  • exclusive chocolate milk

The Toasted White Mocha Cold Brew is what I order when I'm watching my teen drink a Double Chocolate Dutch Cocoa (at 460 calories!) and I'm feeling deprived.

It's also the perfect Dutch Bros drink when I'm craving something sweet but I still need enough caffeine to get me through the day. 

This drink only has 180 calories for both the small and medium cups and only has 28 grams of sugar in all sizes when you order it toasted (hot). This makes it one of the healthy drinks for coffee lovers who also still need their chocolate (like me). 

I tend to order this one as-is, but I have included a couple tips for how to reduce calories further!

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask for sugar-free white chocolate syrup. 
  • Ask for half chocolate milk / half skim milk. 

15. Electric Berry Lime and Blue Raspberry Rebel (120 Calories When Modified)

Dutch Bros Electric Berry Rebel

Electric Berry Lime and Blue Raspberry Rebel Calorie Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Drink Type

Small

Medium

Large

Iced

190

240

390

Blended

260

420

580

Electric Berry Lime and Blue Raspberry Rebel Standard Ingredients
  • Dutch Bros Rebel™ energy drink
  • lime syrup
  • blue raspberry syrup

Another caffeine-boosted drink from Dutch Bros that’s low in calories is the Electric Berry Lime and Blue Raspberry Rebel.

I find this to be one of the sweeter options, and it does have the highest in calories on my list. Still, compared to other drinks from this coffee shop, it’s relatively low in calories.

Bonus: It turns tongues blue!

Even though the lime and blue raspberry syrups do not come with a sugar-free version, following my tips below will reduce the calories in a medium iced Electric Berry Lime and Blue Raspberry Rebel to 120 calories.

Tips To Lower The Total Calories
  • Ask for half Rebel Energy Drink / half soda water.
  • Ask for a half-sweetened drink to reduce the syrup content by half.

Tips To Keep Your Dutch Bros Drink Lower In Calories

Make Your Drink ‘Skinny'

While the coffee shop doesn't have a specific skinny menu, many drinks, including blended drinks, have healthier versions through customization.

Basically, you can ask for a sugar-free option, which is also called 'skinny.'

Some sugar-free drinks from the Dutch Bros menu include Annihilator, Double Torture, and some iced teas.

Substitute Via ‘Sugar-Free’ Syrups

Dutch Bros offer a wide range of sugar-free syrups such as chocolate, vanilla, coconut, raspberry, chocolate macadamia nut, white chocolate, Irish cream, peppermint, peach, and caramel.

So, to cut down on calories, opt for one of these Dutch Bros sugar-free flavors.

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Pick Alternative Milk Options

Dutch Bros offers a variety of milk options in most of their drinks. This means that I can customize my drink to cut down on its calorie content.

They also offer coconut, almond, and soy milk, which all have fewer calories than cow's milk. And of course when I still want dairy in my beverage, I can opt for a non-fat version.

I suggest getting almond or coconut milk instead of the non-fat version as it has the lowest calories.

Skip Those Toppings and Sauces

Dutch Bros is popular for its flavorful beverages, but most contain toppings and sauces with many extra calories.

If you can, ditch these toppings and sauces as this is where the bulk of the calories come from. 

For example, the sauces, such as caramel sauce, have approximately 130 calories per tablespoon and 15 grams of sugar.

At the same time, their toppings, like whipped cream, have at least 45 calories, which can add to the overall calorie of the drink.

Also See - Dutch Bros Drinks That Are Keto-Friendly


High-Calorie Drinks By Dutch Bros

Dutch Freeze Golden Eagle (780 calories)

The Golden Eagle contains a lot of calories, with a whopping 780 calories for the medium cup. [1]

The large one has 1000 calories, which is a half day's worth of calories-- crazy, right?

It contains caramel sauce and vanilla syrup, blended with coffee and topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

I'm not saying it's not worth it, though. The Dutch Freeze Golden Eagle is delicious, and the perfect birthday treat.

Dutch Freeze Orange Groove (690 calories)

This cold brew-based coffee is packed with calories, so I avoid ordering when I want to cut back on my calorie consumption.

It is made with cold brew, orange, and black sugar. It has 690 calories, which is too much, especially if you’re watching your weight like I am.

Dutch Classics Irish Cream Kicker (540 calories)

The Dutch Classics Irish Cream Kicker contains espresso shots, Irish cream syrup, and half & half, which is known to contain a lot of calories and fat.[2]

This is why this drink has 540 calories and can go as high as 940 calories for the large-sized blended version.

I would recommend avoiding this one altogether.

Dutch Classics Golden Eagle (480 calories)

Another high-caloric drink from Dutch Bros is the Golden Eagle.

Containing 480 calories for the medium cup, it’s made with espresso, half & half, vanilla syrup, and caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream and more caramel sauce--no wonder it’s sinful!

Thankfully, when I want to treat myself a little bit, I can order a sugar-free version that I find *almost* as decadent.

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Healthy Dutch Bros Drink Questions

What’s the lowest calorie drink available at Dutch Bros?

The healthiest, low-calorie drink at Dutch Bros is the plain Americano, with only 10 calories.

What’s the highest-calorie drink available at Dutch Bros?

The highest calorie drink at Dutch Bros is the Golden Eagle Dutch Freeze, which has 1000 calories in the large size.

What does ‘skinny’ mean at Dutch Bros?

‘Skinny’ at Dutch Bros often means the drink has non-fat milk and is sugar-free.

What ingredients drive up calories?

Toppings and sauces like whipped cream and caramel can drive up calories. Using breve will also increase the calorie of the drink.


Conclusion – Which Drink Is Healthiest?

The healthiest drink at Dutch Bros is a plain Americano. It’s basically espresso shots mixed with hot water.

Other drinks are also low in calories, but require some modification to make them "skinny." 

By following my tips, you'll still be able to have a flavorful visit to Dutch Bros without disappointing your taste buds.

References:

  1. https://www.dutchbros.com/menu/freeze/golden-eagle-freeze
  2. https://www.dutchbros.com/menu/dutch-classics/kicker

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Kim offers a unique perspective on coffee culture and trends. Kim's writing is personal and experiential, providing readers with firsthand advice on the latest in coffee. Beyond her writing, Kim is an avid explorer of new coffee trends and spots, always seeking to share the most genuine advice and latest trends. True to her love for coffee, you'll often find her in a café, immersed in a book with a freshly brewed cup of joe.

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6 thoughts on “15 Dutch Bros Low-Calorie Drinks (My Favorites Ranked)”

  1. Hi Emily! I’m glad this was helpful for you. I absolutely love the Rebel drinks at Dutch Bros. I think it’s such a unique spin on caffeinated coffee shop drinks. As summer is fast approaching, I have been getting Rebels more often. I think it’s time to switch over to some of these low-calorie ones.

  2. This is so helpful!! I’m a coffee drinker in the morning, and a rebel drinker at night. some times it just gets to be a lot of sugar and extra calories. This helps out so much, thank you!❤️

  3. Can you please tell me how many calories are in a sugar free skinny golden iced eagle? With nonfat milk sugar free syrup and sugar free caramel it’s hard to follow diet when you guys don’t have skinny calories listed Ty

  4. Thanks for a great list! This will really help me achieve my 2023 health goals while still getting my daily Dutch Bros fix 🙂

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