These days, it seems like every restaurant has specials for the holiday season. Gingerbread and juniper, eggnog, and peppermint are just a few of the big flavors.
Mix these up in a blender and you get a lot of holiday offerings. Unfortunately, most of them are way too sweet and leave you wanting to go to the dentist rather than a party.
As a coffee chain, Dunkin’ also has its own holiday offerings, but I’m delighted to report that they’re pretty great.
Dunkin’s holiday drink menu is one of the best around, year after year. They take great care to add the best flavors in the best combinations. Then, take their world-class coffee on top of that, and you have a recipe that’s better than your grandmother’s fruitcake.
Let me walk you through the very best holiday drinks at Dunkin’. From lattes to hot chocolate to coffee, these drinks will add a little joy and festivities to your shopping and holiday gatherings. Enjoy!
Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte
The Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte is in my opinion one of the best holiday drinks at Dunkin’. This warm, sweet and refreshing drink has been a staple on the menu since it was introduced in the mid-2010s.
Dunkin’ includes peppermint, whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and cocoa powder on top of their signature espresso and milk combination. The cool peppermint mixed with rich mocha is the perfect drink for holiday shopping or just to give your day a little cheer. To save some calories, you can lose the whipped cream and still keep the core flavors. Don’t leave this off your list!
White Mocha Hot Chocolate
Dunkin’s hot chocolate is available year-round. It’s piping hot, creamy, and delicious. The White Mocha Hot Chocolate keeps all those same qualities but with a twist that makes it one of Dunkin’s best holiday drinks.
Dunkin’s regular hot chocolate gets accented with a hit of delicious white mocha. The white mocha adds a layer of complexity and depth. It’s a sweet bitterness that always leaves me coming back for more. So whether you’re going to look at holiday lights or just to warm up after being outside, the White Mocha Hot Chocolate at Dunkin’ is definitely one to try.
Toasted White Chocolate Signature Latte
If you like the sweet rush of hot chocolate but still need the caffeine pick-me-up of coffee, I recommend the Toasted White Chocolate Signature Latte. Bold but smooth espresso complements warm milk to make up the base latte. From there, white chocolate flavor gets added, along with whipped cream.
Finally, the latte is topped with a caramel drizzle and cinnamon sugar to complete the holiday theming. The result is a sweet concoction with a ton of flavor, plus that jolt of espresso you need to get the day going. It’s definitely worth checking out.
Holiday Eggnog Signature Latte
Eggnog may not be for everyone, but if the mood catches you right, Dunkin’s Holiday Eggnog Signature Latte is a great way to get some of that distinctive eggnog flavor without feeling like you’ve overindulged.
Dunkin’s latte is an excellent base for this drink. Eggnog and cinnamon flavors get added into the latte, followed by whipped cream, a caramel drizzle, and cinnamon sugar on top. The eggnog flavor is really subtle, but that’s perfect for me. Too much eggnog flavor isn’t my thing, so this is an ideal balance. It’s so good that you’ll prefer it to actual eggnog!
Toasted Gingerbread Signature Latte
If you ask me, no flavor is a better fit for the holiday season than gingerbread. If you’ve had one too many gingerbread cookies this holiday season and want something different, check out the Toasted Gingerbread Signature Latte. It’s definitely one of the best holiday drinks at Dunkin’.
This latte feels like the ideal marriage of coffee, gingerbread, and hot chocolate. Gingerbread, chocolate, and marshmallow flavors all get added to Dunkin’s original latte. Cinnamon sugar, whipped cream and caramel drizzle top this holiday gift. This latte gives you all the fun and flavor of a gingerbread house without any of the work or the guilt!
Chai Oatmilk Latte
Some people like holiday traditions that go back for decades, and some like to create new traditions of their own. If you’re in the second group, Dunkin’s Chai Oatmilk Latte may be the holiday drink for you.
Rather than a latte made with coffee, this chai tea blend has been sweetened. The chai is lightly spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg, so perfect for the holidays. Plus, instead of milk, Dunkin’ uses oat milk, which is a different flavor and a little bit easier on your stomach. If you’ve never tried one before, branch out! You won’t regret it.
Holiday Coffee Blend
Great coffee has been a part of the Dunkin’ brand for decades. Recently, Dunkin’ has started to put out limited-time and signature blends. Their Holiday Coffee Blend is an annual tradition and one that you should be looking forward to.
Coffee experts at Dunkin’ worked exhaustively to find the perfect blend of beans and roasts. A blend of Colombian and Ethiopian coffees has notes of molasses and dried fruit, giving it a distinctive flavor that’s a lovely match for the holiday season. Enjoy it at the store or bring it back home. Believe me when I say this: Hot or iced, this blend is a gift.