Want your coffee, but keep it healthy? I feel you. Once you start learning the super high sugar and carb content of those coffee syrups that go down so easily and smooth, you can’t really forget it. Sure, it’s well worth it once and awhile, or every day if you have the metabolism of an Olympic track star, but for the rest of us? Yeah, sometimes you gotta keep an eye on those carbs.
I’m pretty sure you feel me. My previous post on going keto at Dutch Bros has been one of my most popular. So, I’m back today with even more tips on how to go sugar free at Dutch Bros – and still enjoy your coffee.
Let’s get to it!
Sugar Free Syrups at Dutch Bros:
Dutch Bros has one of the most, if not THE most, extensive collection of syrups I’ve ever seen at any coffeehouse. And, with Starbucks phasing out some of their sugar-free syrups (RIP SF Cinnamon Dolce), it makes Dutch Bros even more of a destination for the sugar-free, low carb coffee drinker.
So, let’s start with a quick breakdown of what sugar-free syrups you can order at DB:
- white chocolate
- chocolate macadamia nut
- Irish cream
- peppermint (seasonal)
Wowza! That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Pretty incredible!
But Wait, Is Sugar-Free Also Low Carb?
Ooooh, this is where it gets a little dicey. Just because a syrup is sugar-free does not mean it’s also low carbs. In fact, there are a few delicious syrups from Dutch Bros that fit in this category. Here are the sugar-free syrups you will want to avoid if you are also watching your carbs:
- Sugar Free White Chocolate – 19g carb per serving – Dutch Bros uses the white chocolate sauce, not syrup, in their drinks. So, if you’re checking the label of the sugar-free syrup, and you’re seeing 0g of carbs, that’s not the one they use.
- Sugar Free Chocolate – 15g carb per serving – Same story here.
- Sugar Free Caramel – 19g per serving. – Same story again. Don’t believe me? Check this ingredient label right here.
To give you an idea of what this could mean in your new favorite drink – a typical coffee has 2 pumps/servings of syrup per coffee. So, if you had two syrups, you might have 4 pumps total.
Let’s do some quick math. If you ordered a cold brew with sugar free white chocolate and sugar free caramel – you’d be getting 38g of carbs for one and 38g of carbs for the other!
Not sure about your low carb target – but 76g of carbs for one coffee is outside my range for just one drink. Good news, though, you can avoid these syrups and go for others that are sugar-free and lower carb.
Best Sugar-Free Combos at Dutch Bros:
Ready to try out some sugar free combs? You can ask for any drink on the menu to be sugar free, so you don’t even have to think too much about it. Don’t know your drink? Take our quiz to find our recommendation for what you might like and then just request it sugar-free! Or, here’s a couple of options!
1. Sugar-Free Golden Eagle:
Our favorite Dutch Bros drink comes in a delicious sugar-free option! Note that the inclusion of the sugar-free caramel is not low carb.
Read more about this drink in our post on the best iced coffees at Dutch Bros.
2. Sugar-Free Cookie:
Iced americano with heavy cream, sugar free white chocolate syrup and sugar free chocolate macadamia syrup – YUM.
3. Sugar Free Dream Weaver:
Iced americano, heavy cream, sugar free white chocolate and sugar free hazelnut syrups! Woohoo!
4. Sugar Free Mocha:
Remember that their mochas are made with chocolate milk – yum – and double chocolate adds sugar free chocolate syrup to make it extra chocolatey.
5. Sugar Free Kicker With a Twist:
Cold brew coffee with sugar free chocolate macadamia and sugar free Irish cream syrup!
Have fun mixing and matching the syrups to make the perfect combo for you. Any drink can be made sugar-free at DB, so get creative and tag us with your favorite so we can add it to the list!