You know the drill, you’re just trying to get a little break and top off your caffeine levels with a little afternoon drive through your local Dutch Bros – but you’ve got kids in the car and they’re old enough now to know that mommy is getting a treat. So, what do you do?
Starbucks is easy – with their affordable cake pops in a variety of revolving seasonal flavors (and, of course, the three classic flavors on repeat), but what about Dutch Bros? Do you really want to pay for a full size drink?
The answer is no, friends. Here’s why:
- They won’t drink it all and you’ll be grimacing as you dump it down the sink.
- There are great options for your kids at Dutch Bros and I’m about to break it down for you
What To Get Your Kids at Dutch Bros:
First thing you should know is the kids drinks at Dutch Bros come in these awesome reusable cups with straws. They are so cool and they mix up the designs depending on when you go. It can be really fun to see the new artwork and seasonal designs, too. Kids love it.
They used to do a whip and sprinkle top on the very tip of the straw and kids loved it. With recent events, they had to ax that, but they’ll still put it on the drink, under the lid.
The reusable cups have much more solid lids than any other kid’s cup at any coffee shop. Hurrah!
Second, Dutch Bros actually has a totally free hack that I’m going to tell you allll about.
1. Dutch Bros Kids Frost:
Dutch Bros has an entire line of kid-sized frothy drinks, similar to a milkshake, in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
Plus, by request, they’ll add whip and these giant rainbow sprinkles that will seriously, legitimately make your kids delighted. Which means they’re happy for five minutes. Which means mom gets to sip her favorite Dutch Bros iced coffee in peace and quiet. You can’t really put a price tag on that, now can we?
2. Dutch Bros Hot Cocoa:
Is it freezing where you live? Forgo the frost and get a kids hot cocoa. They make it kid temp in the kid cup with whip added. I usually sneak a sip to test the temp and it’s always perfect. They do a really great job. Highly recommend.
3. Dutch Bros Smoothies:
If you want to go a little healthier and maybe dairy free, opt for a smoothie made with Torani real fruit smoothie concentrate mix. Strawberry is a popular choice, Wildberry mixes a few different berries and they may have some other options, too!
4. HOT TIP! Dutch Bros Free Lollipops:
And, here we go for the kicker – the free Dutch Bros hack of the year – they have FREE LOLLIPOPS for kids! Thats right! When you’re driving through, ask for the free lollipops in whatever quantity of children you have in the car. Done.
In fact, would you judge me if I told you that sometimes I just get them the free lollipops and myself a coffee and don’t drop money on the frosts? Yup, that happens.
5. BONUS FREEBIE:
Is your “kid” a furbaby? Don’t fret my pet – you can also get your sweet furry friend a freebie, too. Dutch Bros usually has dog treats AND will make them a free pupuccino – which is whip in a cup – at your request. Sometimes they will offer it and other times they won’t, just depends on how busy they are, but you can always ask.
I have driven through with my pup many times and they absolutely adore her. Of course, my dog is the sweetest dog in all the land. Case in point:
Yup, I know. She’s perfect. Don’t hate.
Let’s Wrap This Up:
So, to sum up – you can get your kids a frost, a free lollipop AND get your furry bestie some dog treats at your local Dutch Bros. Seriously amazing.
For more drink recommendations, check out this post with the best Dutch Bros drink for everyone on your list – from the non-coffee drinkers and up.
And, don’t forget to download the FREE Dutch Bros app for a free coffee and lots of extras.
Have you gotten your kids something at Dutch Bros yet? Try it and let me know what you think!
Get roasted friends,