I’ll be honest, I didn’t always understand the wide-eyed fervor of Dutch Bros. aficionados. The way they would drive far out of the way – past several Starbucks, Peet’s and other perfectly good coffeehouses – to wait in line for 45 minutes for a coffee?
I mean, I clearly love coffee – but was it really that much better?
So, then I moved and ended up a short driving distance from a Dutch Bros. and decided to see for myself. I tried to order something I might get at Starbucks. As much as I loved the super friendly service and upbeat environment, the coffee wasn’t my favorite.
But, I didn’t give up. I had to figure out why people loved it so much.
The Best Iced Coffee Drinks at Dutch Bros.:
And then – it happened. I found my coffee at Dutch Bros. and it changed everything.
Now, I, too, am one of those aficionados that goes out of my way for that sweet, sweet Golden Eagle.
So, that’s why today I am breaking down the 5 best iced coffee drinks at Dutch Bros. – for those of you who just haven’t found your drink.
Maybe one of these is yours. And, if you’re looking for even more ideas, don’t miss my post with 15 of the best iced coffee and cold brew drinks at Dutch Bros here.
1. Dutch Bros Golden Eagle:
Starting off with a bang with my all-time favorite drink at DB. This vanilla, caramel, creamy coffee is smooth, sweet and super delicious.
They use their breve milk, a mixture of milk and half ‘n half, which makes this a super creamy delight you won’t be able to stop drinking. Of course, you can customize your milk and even ask for sugar-free syrups to make this drink your own.
The Golden Eagle is also topped with a caramel drizzle and sometimes I ask for no drizzle or light drizzle, because depending on the barista, they can get really heavy-handed with that drizzle.
If you really like caramel drizzle – then you will absolutely love the Golden Eagle.
Read our full review of the Dutch Bros Golden Eagle here.
2. Dutch Bros Campout Cold Brew:
Hold the phone. This drink is seriously AMAZING. This delicious beverage that tastes almost like a toasted marshmallow drenched in an iced mocha. I’ve been ordering this one on repeat and it’s so good – I can’t even get a good picture before I’ve slurped it down!
I order mine with oatmilk, so it’s a little different than when it’s the original. If you don’t have a dairy intolerance, let them make it how they normally do and it’s even tastier.
Always, always say yes to soft top and thank me later.
Honestly, I think this might be just as good as the Golden Eagle and it’s my go-to when I want something with a chocolate base instead of vanilla/caramel flavors. They mix chocolate milk with their cold brew coffee, toasted mallow syrup and chocolate syrup drizzle on top. You don’t want to miss this one.
3. Dutch Bros Annihilator with Soft Top:
The DB soft top is pure magic. It’s like a hybrid of cold foam and marshmallow and totally amazing. I love the annihilator iced coffee. It’s a big fan favorite at DB and you’ll understand why at first sip. They use a lighter roast for a really smooth iced coffee flavor and add in chocolate macadamia nut flavors for a combo that is unique and delicious.
The soft top is a little extra, but totes worth it. Get the soft top. Thank me later.
Read our full review of the Annihilator in this post.
4. Dutch Bros Vanilla Bean Latte:
If you like less frou-frou drinks that are a little bit more coffee than sweet, you will love the vanilla bean latte. There is definitely more of a vanilla flavor with this than typical vanilla lattes, which I love – because I am a huge vanilla fan.
I pick this one when I am wanting something more straightforward, super caffeinated, and delicious. This is the best drink on the list for people who like drinks where you can really taste the coffee and are less sweet. Reduce pumps of syrup to make it even more of a coffee taste.
This DB classic is a caramel mocha. The Dutch Bros. mochas are made with chocolate milk, which is just friggin brilliant and gives their mochas a smoother, softer flavor that is really consistent. If you’ve ever gotten a mocha at a coffeehouse that was a little too little or too much on the added chocolate – you get my point here.
The caramel mocha also adds caramel for a blend that has a little bit of a Milky Way flavor to it.
You can add whip or a soft top to this one, too, for a drink you’ll go back for again and again.
Sugar-Free Option: Keto Golden Eagle:
Looking for a healthier option? You can get a TON of syrups sugar-free at DB, but since I’m partial to the Golden Eagle, I decided to go keto Golden Eagle and it’s good!
This one has the following ingredients in a size small:
- Cold Brew Coffee
- 1 oz. Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 oz. Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup
- 1 oz. Sugar-Free Caramel Syrup
I will tell you that it has that typical fake sugar aftertaste, which I don’t love, but the flavor profile and texture is much better than other keto coffee drinks I’ve tried.
Also, if you want to learn more about the sugar-free syrups at Dutch Bros – with which ones are actually Keto and which ones are NOT – you’ve got to check out this post.
Of course, I’m still perfecting my own keto coffee drink at home using monkfruit. Stay tuned.
More Dutch Bros Drinks To Try:
- The Dutch Bros Secret Menu Coffee Drink That is SO GOOD
- Dutch Bros Secret Menu Item for Dogs: The Puppuccino
- 5 Best DB Rebel Drink Flavors – including one that isn’t on the menu!
- The Best Chai Drink at DB – or ANYWHERE
- 21 Best Drinks at DB
- Get free coffee with the DB app
What do you think – have you tried any of these? What’s your favorite Dutch Bros. drink? We also recently added a post all about the Dutch Bros nitro cold brew! It’s DELICIOUS!
If you’re looking for more great drinks – check out my guide for the best Dutch Bros drinks for everyone on your list – tea drinker, kids, sugar-free, caffeine free, you got it! Or, read this post on the best Dutch Bros tips for kids!
Oh, and if you also love Starbucks – check out our post with our favorite Starbucks iced coffee drinks and the 13 Starbucks best cold brew based drinks – ranked!
Tell us in the comments below!