As any “real” coffee lover can attest, the coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts can compete with Starbucks on pretty much any level. Dunkin’ is way more that doughnuts these days, and the Dunkin’ Donuts secret menu surely proves that. From tasty cold and hot coffee drinks, to yummy treats, their secret menu has something for every one. Here’s how the Dunkin’ secret menu currently breaks down.
Almond Joy Iced Coffee
Apparently this delicious warm-weather treat was a limited-time drink on the Dunkin’ Donuts secret menu.
The good news is many employees still know how to make an Almond Joy iced coffee.
If you order it and get a blank look, just ask for a mocha iced coffee with a shot of toasted almond. As a dude who always steals Almond Joys from my kid’s Halloween basket, I’m all over this one.
Birthday Cake Coolatta
Similar to the Birthday Cake frappuccino on the Starbucks secret menu, this is simply a Vanilla Bean Coolatta with a Hazelnut Swirl added.
It’s a sweet one, but if that’s your thing, you should give it a try.
Coco Berry Coffee
Order an iced mocha then add a shot of blueberry to it. Throw in some milk or coconut milk for an even creamier mixture.
The result is a yummy iced berry treat with plenty of coffee taste.
From DD employee Janice, “small shot of vanilla bean swirl, small shot of cream, and orange coolatta mix a little over the bottom line. Add neutral base coolatta and enjoy. Whip cream on top. And no the cream never curdled when mixed with the orange mix.”
She said the owner of her shop was impressed enough to let her make it for customers.
Order it cold in the Summer or hot in the Winter. Either way, the Eggnog Latte will sure to please.
If the Dunkin’ employee doesn’t know how to make it this secret menu item, just order a Vanilla Chai (frozen if you want a cold drink), then add 3 pumps of Caramel Swirl and you’re good to go.
To give any regular menu item a “Nutella Surpise”, just add two Mocha Swirls and one Hazelnut Shot to any drink.
If you’re a fan of Nutella you’ll never go back to regular coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts.
Oranges & Cream Coolatta
This tasty treat in an Orange Coolatta with a couple pumps of vanilla bean (at no extra cost) to make it a Oranges & Cream Coolatta.
The same can be done for the Strawberry Coolatta.
Here is the vanilla bean breakdonw:
- Small-3pumps vanilla bean
- Medium-4 pumps vanilla bean
- Large-6 pumps vanilla bean
Thanks to Meg, a Dunkin’ employee, for the tip. She makes this drink for a few regular customers and they swear by it.
Peaches & Cream Coolatta
To get a custom made Peaches & Cream Coolatta, just order a Vanilla Bean Coolatta with 3 peach shots added.
If you’re a fan of creamy peaches, this secret menu item is a must-try.
This is suppose to be amazing and taste just like the real thing.
To get it you order a vanilla bean coolatta, ask for pineapple swirls and shots of coconut.
The small size is 2 of everything, medium is 3, large is 4.
Raspberry Hot Chocolate
Every time my kids visit a Starbucks they order a Peppermint Hot Chocolate, but this drink looks much yummier in my opinion.
A Raspberry Hot Chocolate from Dunkin’ is simply regular hot chocolate with 3 shots of raspberry added.
If you’d prefer some caffeine, order a mocha instead of a hot chocolate.
Order any regular-sized hot or iced coffee from Dunkin, then add 1 Hazelnut swirl and 1 Salted Caramel swirl.
I particularly recommend the “iced” coffee Snickers drink. So darn good!
Toasted French Vanilla Coffee
If the plain ol’ french vanilla creamer has you bored, order this bad boy.
It consists of a regular coffee with 2 swirls of French Vanilla, 1 Toasted Almond shot, and Almond milk instead of the normal white stuff.
Turbo Hot Coffee
Order the often forgotten Turbo Hot Coffee off the Dunkin’ Donuts secret menu and get a quick caffeine pick-me-up.
This drink is simply a regular cup of hot coffee with a shot of espresso added. You can also order a Iced Turbo for a cold caffeine boost.
Tropical Breeze Coolatta
If you ever find yourself dreaming of warm tropical beaches and swaying palm trees, order a Tropical Breeze Coolatta.
It’s made with a Minute Maid Coolatta with 2 shots of coconut and a single peach shot for good measure.
It’s essentially a Pina Colada with a peachy twist. Sounds yummy, especially on a hot and humid Summer afternoon.
Ask the Reader: What Dunkin’ Donuts secret menu item sounds enticing? Have you ever ordered anything from their secret menu?
By Kyle James
Photo by Mike Mozart.