10 Delicious Iced Coffees at McDonald’s You’ll Want to Drive Through For!

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I’m not sure why it took me so long to try the iced coffee drinks at McDonald’s. But, the other day, my cousin was driving through to get food for her kids and asked me if I wanted an iced coffee. I realized I had never tried any of their coffees and couldn’t believe it.

So, she brought me one of their iced vanilla coffees and I was wowed. It had great flavor and was generously sized for a really reasonable price! Why wasn’t I drinking more of these?!

Next time I was driving through to get my kids a snack – I decided to try some more flavors and brought a few home. More great coffees!

That meant it was time to share all of the McDonald’s iced coffees on the blog so that if anyone else has been missing out.

The Difference Between McDonald’s Iced Coffee & Iced Espresso Drinks:

Just like other coffeehouses, McDonald’s offers iced coffee based drinks and iced espresso based drinks. The difference between iced coffee and espresso is simply the method of preparation. Iced coffee is brewed like a pot of coffee and then cooled, either over ice at time of serving or refrigerated until use.

Iced espresso is like making espresso shots from an espresso machine and then cooling them with cold milk and ice. Iced espresso is going to have a stronger, richer flavor, as well as more caffeine. But, when water, cream and syrups are added, the taste will be much like an iced vanilla latte at Starbucks.

Usually, iced coffee based drinks are more affordable than iced espresso, so you can save money simply by ordering an Iced Vanilla Coffee instead of an Iced Vanilla Latte.

McDonald’s Coffee Customizations:

You will not see as many options as a coffeehouse, but you’ll probably still be able to find something that will work for you.

Milk: There are a couple of milk options, whole milk and nonfat milk. You can also order your coffee without any milk.

Syrups: You can customize your drink with different syrups. McDonald’s has caramel, hazelnut, French vanilla and sugar-free French vanilla syrups.

Here are all of the iced coffees at McDonald’s. Enjoy!

McDonald’s Iced Caramel Macchiato:

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Sip on a delicious iced caramel macchiato, made with espresso, whole milk and sweet caramel syrup. There are 210 calories in a small. You can even order using the mobile app and just pick it up. If you’re a fan of caramel based coffee drinks, you’ll love this creamy, caramely coffee.

Ingredients: 

  • Whole milk
  • Ice
  • Caramel syrup
  • Water
  • Espresso
  • Caramel drizzle

McDonald’s Iced Mocha:

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I think the mocha is the safest choice at any coffee place. It’s really hard to mess up something that has coffee and chocolate in it. The iced mocha latte from McDonald’s uses sustainably sourced espresso beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms mixed with chocolate syrup and milk.

Ingredients: 

  • Whole milk
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Water
  • Espresso
  • Whipped light cream

McDonald’s Iced Latte:

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Low calorie – 90 calories for a small

Cool down with a cold, low calorie McDonald’s Iced Latte, which also uses Rainforest Alliance Certified™ espresso. You can customize your latte with different syrups if you like, or get a small for just 90 calories.

Ingredients: 

  • Whole milk
  • Espresso
  • Ice
  • Water

McDonald’s Iced Caramel Latte:

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I really liked the McDonald’s Iced Caramel Latte. Also using their Rainforest Alliance Certified™ espresso and a buttery caramel flavored syrup. There are 180 calories in a small Iced Caramel Latte with whole milk at McDonald’s. I would definitely recommend starting with this one if you’re not sure what to pick.

Ingredients: 

  • Whole milk
  • Espresso
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Caramel syrup

McDonald’s Iced French Vanilla Latte:

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This is our absolute favorite coffee drink at Starbucks! Their French vanilla syrup has a great flavor. There are 160 calories in a small Iced Vanilla Latte at McDonald’s.

  • Whole milk
  • Espresso
  • Sweet French vanilla syrup
  • Water
  • Ice

McDonald’s Iced Coffee:

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A classic – grab a simple iced coffee. Keep it low cal, low cost, and all coffee. Or, add your choice of flavored coffee syrup – caramel, hazelnut, French vanilla and sugar-free French vanilla. There are 140 calories in a small McCafé Iced Coffee with whole milk.

Ingredients: 

  • Premium roast coffee
  • Cream
  • Your choice of coffee syrup
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Similar to the latte, but less strong, the Iced Caramel Coffee uses the same delicious caramel syrup. A great alternative if you want a little less caffeine and want to save a little money.
Ingredients: 
  • Premium roast coffee
  • Light cream
  • Caramel syrup

McDonald’s Iced French Vanilla Coffee:

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Our second place winner, thanks to that delicious French vanilla syrup! This time with an iced coffee base.  There are 120 calories in a small French Vanilla Iced Coffee at McDonald’s, making it a great low calorie choice as well.

Ingredients: 

  • Premium roast coffee
  • Light cream
  • French vanilla syrup

McDonald’s Caramel Frappe:

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Gotta have your frappuccinos? You might love the McDonald’s Caramel Frappé recipe, made with rich caramel flavor and a hint of coffee, blended with ice, and topped with whipped topping and caramel drizzle. Available in Small, Medium, and Large. There are 420 calories in a small Caramel Frappé.
Ingredients: 
  • Caramel coffee frappe base
  • Whipped light cream
  • Ice
  • Caramel drizzle

McDonald’s Mocha Frappe:

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Can’t ruin a blended mocha! Made with rich chocolate flavor and a hint of coffee, the Mocha Frappé recipe is blended with ice and covered with whipped topping and chocolatey drizzle. Available in small, medium and large. There are 420 calories in a small Mocha Frappé.

Ingredients: 

  • Mocha coffee frappe base
  • Whipped light cream
  • Ice
  • Chocolate Drizzle

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We love iced coffee around here and now we have a new place where we can grab a great coffee. With affordable, tasty coffee drink, McDonald’s has upped their coffee game. Plus, you can get fries with that – which is pretty much the best snack ever.

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