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How to Order Iced Coffee at Dunkin’ in 4 Easy Steps

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Erica Cervenkova

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As one of the most popular chains in the country: 

Dunkin’ Donuts offers a wide range of iced coffee options to satisfy the cravings of its customers. With a lot of options to choose from, knowing the type of iced coffee that appeals to you could become problematic

This is especially the case when you are not used to the ordering process. In such an instance, you create an unnecessary hassle for yourself, the barista, and other customers


How do you get rid of this problem? 


What we have done is split the ordering process into four simple steps. 

Step 1: Know what Dunkin’ Offers 

The first thing you must do is to know the iced coffee options on the Dunkin’ menu and which one exactly it is you want before approaching the barista. This will ensure that you don’t start second-guessing yourself, thus wasting time for everyone


Baristas have expertise in iced coffee. So, you can request that your barista be kind enough to make recommendations for you

Step 2: Choose Your Size

If you are not familiar with the cup sizes at Dunkin, there is a good chance you’ll order your iced coffee with the wrong cup. 


After knowing what Dunkin’ offers and what you want, the cup size is the first thing you order from your barista

Dunkin’ has different cup sizes for hot and iced coffee. The cup sizes for hot coffee are smaller than those for iced coffee


Knowing the cup sizes ensures you don’t order an iced coffee with a hot coffee cup size. 

The table below shows the cup sizes at Dunkin’:

Hot CoffeeIced Coffee
small (10 ounces)small (16 ounces)
medium (14 ounces)medium (24 ounces)
large (20 ounces)large (32 ounces)
extra large (24 ounces)


Iced coffee has bigger cups than hot coffee. The reason for this disparity is that ice takes up ample space in the cup, leaving room for less coffee. To ensure that you have enough coffee in your cup, Dunkin’ increased the cup sizes of the iced coffee

Step 3: Choose Your Flavor

The next step is choosing your preferred iced coffee flavor. Dunkin’ has different flavors of iced coffee on their menu.


Look at the menu properly before choosing your drink. Below are some of Dunkin’ Donuts’ most popular iced coffee drinks.

Hazelnut Iced Coffee 

Dunkin Hazelnut Iced Coffee

If you want your iced coffee drink without caramel flavors, this Dunkin’ Donuts specialty is ideal for you.

According to baristas, the best way to have Hazelnut Iced Coffee is to combine it with Dunkin’ Donuts Latte. Hazelnut has a nutty flavor, so when combined with a latte, it produces a smooth and creamy flavor.

Coconut Caramel Iced Coffee

Dunkin Coconut Caramel Iced Coffee

Even though the combination sounds strange, this coffee is the customer favorite at Dunkin’. Coconut Caramel Iced Coffee is a blend of sweet and salty caramel with a creamy coconut flavor.

The result?

A rich and delicious taste that keeps you coming back for more

To further customize your drink, you can add almond milk with blueberries.

The Unofficial Menu:

Now here’s something unique about Dunkin’:

They have some unofficial flavors created by regular customers. This is because their menu is not as extensive as Starbucks’, prompting customers to create innovative flavors

Among the drinks on the unofficial menu are:

Captain Crunch Coolatta

Dunkin Captain Crunch Coolatta

Also called Iced Cappuccino Flavor Captain Crunch, this drink is a sweet and fruity coffee milkshake. It is a combination of Strawberry Coolatta, blueberry, raspberry, and cream. 

Toasted French Vanilla Iced Latte

Dunkin Toasted French Vanilla Iced Latte

This cafe au lait is prepared with iced coffee, French Vanilla, and toasted almonds. It is not a simple vanilla drink and your barista may not even know the recipe. 

The Toasted French Vanilla Iced Latte mixes nutty and authentic vanilla flavors and is not excessively sweet.

More iced coffee options?

Dunkin’ also offers the following iced coffee flavors:

  • Mocha Iced Coffee
  • Simple Iced Coffee
  • Cold Brew
  • Butter Pecan Swirl
  • Pumpkin Swirl Iced Coffee
  • Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee
  • Coconut Iced Coffee

Step 4: Choose Your Drink

This is the last step in ordering your iced coffee drink at Dunkin’. After checking the menu and choosing your cup size and flavor, you can proceed to choose your preferred drink


You can customize your iced coffee with your favorite add-ons.


Say you walk into a Dunkin’ shop to buy iced coffee; how should you communicate your order to the barista?

Here are a few examples:

“Can I get a medium sweet cream Cold Brew with vanilla and almond milk?”

“I’ll do a small Toasted French Vanilla Iced Latte with cream and liquid sugar


“Can I get a large Coconut Caramel Iced Coffee with almond milk and blueberries?”

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Ordering Iced Coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts

Combining Syrup and Sweetener

The combination of syrup and sweetener in your iced coffee can result in an excessively sweet iced coffee. 

Undissolved Sugar

Sometimes you love your iced coffee drink a bit sweeter. However, if the coffee is too cold, it won’t be able to dissolve sugar or nut milk in time. This means that you may end up having a grainy and powdery drink. 

To have a perfectly blended iced coffee, you should opt for simple syrup instead of powdered sugar. 


We’ve learned the following thus far:

  • Dunkin’ has a variety of iced coffee options.
  • You should know these options and what you want before approaching the barista.
  • The cup sizes for iced drinks are bigger than for hot drinks at Dunkin’.
  • Baristas can provide expert recommendations for you
  • You can customize your iced coffee drink with add-ons to a taste that suits you.

Having noted all these:

If you have further inquiries or contributions about Dunkin’ Donuts, please leave a comment below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most popular iced coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts?

Dunkin’ Donuts has plenty of popular and delicious iced coffee flavors. However, the most popular iced coffee drink among customers is Coconut Caramel Iced Coffee. This drink has also been named the best Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee drink.

How should I order my iced coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts?

You can order your iced coffee at Dunkin’ by first knowing what they offer and what you want. After that, you choose your preferred cup size and iced coffee flavor.

What can I put in my Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee?

What you put in your Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee mainly depends on what you’re having. The wrong combination can ruin the drink entirely. So, say you’re having the Coconut Caramel Iced Coffee, you can add coconut milk, caramel syrup, and sweetener.

What’s the difference between flavor shot and swirl?

Dunkin’ Donuts flavor shots are sugar-free and unsweetened while the swirls are creamy and sweet.

Erica Cervenkova
Coffee Connoisseur, SCA Member

As a coffee connoisseur and member of the Specialty Coffee Association, I am dedicated to understanding the sustainability of coffee pods and the impact it has on the environment. My expertise lies in the realm of capsule coffee machines, from the likes of Keurig and Nespresso to other well-known US brands. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others make informed decisions about their coffee choices. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup, I'm here to help.


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