Dutch Bros Cold Brew: 12 Killer Flavors This Winter

Looking for a new caffeine kick to get you up and ready in the morning? Need a pick-me-up to get you through a long workday? Well, I’ve listed 12 Dutch Bros Cold Brew that might just be the drink for you.

These cold brews are caffeine-packed drinks that can be consumed as is or remixed with added flavors and toppings.

Topics Explored

  1. Background: Dutch Bros Cold Brew
  2. Is Their Cold Brew Good?
  3. Dutch Bros Cold Brew Flavors
  4. Calories Compared

Background: Dutch Bros Cold Brew

The Dutch Bros Cold Brew is made with beans sourced from Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador.

The cold brew contains more caffeine than a quadruple shot of espresso due to the prolonged steeping process.

Cold steeping preserves the caffeine content in contrast to the shot extraction process seen with espressos. (1)

Milk Into Cold Brew

The Cold Brew was first launched in all Dutch Bros locations on May 19, 2017.

The drink is kept refrigerated from the start of the production line right up to serving, keeping it fresh and flavorful.

As with most beverages, it was designed to be customizable with a variety of different milk and flavors.


Is Dutch Bros Cold Brew Good?

Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros, holds the drink in high regard, branding it “the best cold brew on the planet.”

Customers have also praised their cold brew for its variety of flavors and smoothness, branding it a “people pleaser.” It is also available as a hot cold brew.

Cold Brew Batches

Dutch Bros Cold Brew Flavors

Now that we’ve teased you on the variety of flavors available for the Dutch Bros Cold Brew, we’re going to go through what exactly these options are and help you to decide which flavor is best for you.

1. Campout Cold Brew

Campout Cold Brew

The Campout Cold Brew is a seasonal drink that launched in summer 2021 and has returned again for summer 2022. It’s safe to assume this pattern will repeat yearly.

A few ounces of chocolate milk and toasted marshmallow flavor are added to the cold brew before the finishing touches of soft top and chocolate drizzle completes it.

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew
  • Chocolate milk
  • Toasted mellow syrup
  • Soft top

2. White Mocha

For a White Mocha Cold Brew, the delicious taste of the original cold brew is taken a step further with creamy white chocolate, giving it a sweet edge.

The chocolate milk in the mix also helps to set the taste off in your mouth.

The White Mocha Cold Brew can also be served hot if you prefer a warm drink for the winter months ahead. (2)

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew
  • Chocolate milk
  • White chocolate sauce

3. Nitro Cold Brew

Nitro Cold Brew

The Nitro Cold Brew unlike the regular cold brew, it is nitrogen-infused. It is also a customizable beverage.

The Nitro Cold Brew’s smooth and creamy texture is packed with lots of energy to have you fighting away the demons of your day.

It’s available both iced and toasted as well.

Ingredients:

  • Nitrogen-infused cold brew

4. Cookie Dough Cold Brew

Another seasonal drink, the Cookie Dough Cold Brew is available iced with soft top and chocolate sprinkles to make for a creamy, delicious beverage.

Made with chocolate chip cookie dough syrup, it’s almost like drinking a premium ice cream.

This indulgent drink is sure to help re-energize you for the day ahead.

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew
  • Chocolate milk
  • Chocolate chip cookie dough syrup
  • Soft top
  • Chocolate sprinkles

5. Kicker Cold Brew

Nitro Kicker

The Kicker is another Dutch Bros classic.

Made with smooth and creamy Nitro Cold Brew, it also brings together half and half and Irish cream syrup for a drink that’ll give you a serious kick.

The Irish cream syrup also helps to give the drink a unique taste, as it gives it a smoky type of sweetness rather than just pure sweetness outright.

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew
  • Half and half
  • Irish cream syrup

6. Orange Grove Cold Brew

Another seasonal drink, the Orange Grove Cold Brew brings together the unique flavors of Black Sugar and Orange, creating an early Spring drink that is certainly interesting to say the least.

Personally, I find the flavors a bit at odds in this drink, though all of us have a different relationship with our brews, so you may find the combination far more appealing. 

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew
  • Orange syrup
  • Black sugar syrup
  • Soft top

7. Peppermint Bliss

Peppermint Bliss

The Peppermint Bliss is a far ‘zestier’ cold brew that mixes white chocolate and peppermint together for a cool hit on the tongue.

It’s a seasonal drink for Christmas, meaning that there is room for creativity and originality from a regular cold brew, which is where the candy cane sprinkles on the soft top come into play.

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew
  • White chocolate sauce
  • Peppermint syrup
  • Candy cane sprinkles

8. White Chocolate Lavender Cold Brew

The White Chocolate Lavender was brought back by Dutch Bros for a limited time due to its popularity.

The floral and earthy flavors in this drink won customers over and put the drink in high regard by all.

The combination of lavender syrup and white chocolate works surprisingly well. It’s similar to an Earl Gray in many ways and I highly recommend it.

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew
  • White chocolate sauce
  • Lavender syrup
  • Soft top

9. Vanilla Cold Brew

Cold Brew

This beverage is a little different to the others on this list.

The Vanilla Cold Brew is not technically on their menu, but rather, it’s more of a ‘secret’ or custom drink.

To enjoy this beverage, ask the bro-ista for cold brew with vanilla flavor and to finish it off with a soft top.

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew
  • Vanilla syrup
  • Soft top

10. Plain Cold Brew

The classic cold brew is a bold and refreshing drink that’s packed with more caffeine than a traditional coffee and is also less acidic.

The bold taste is strong yet it’s also smooth and the cold brew can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Much like other Dutch Bros coffees, it can also be customized with a variety of flavors. 

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew

11. Caramelizer

Caramelizer

The Dutch Bros Caramelizer is another staple for the chain that is well received by all customers.

The sweet, refreshing ‘chocolatey’ flavors make for a drink that pleases the tongue.

I found the combo of chocolate milk and caramel sauce somewhat dominates this beverage. It’s too bad since the cold brew flavor is lost in mix.

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew
  • Chocolate milk
  • Caramel sauce

12. Annihilator

The Annihilator is one of the strongest beverages on the Dutch Bros menu, kicking harder than the Kicker itself.

The smooth and creamy Nitro Cold Brew is sweetened with chocolate macadamia nut syrup and that flavor is bolded with half and half to make for a truly satisfying drink.

RECIPE: Make Your Own Dutch Bros Kicker Today

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew
  • Chocolate macadamia nut syrup
  • Half and half

Calories Compared To DD & Starbucks

This next section is for those curious about the calories of their cold brews.

We’re going to explore calorie content compared similar chains and products to give you a better understanding of what you’re getting. 

Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Dutch Bros vs. Starbucks

Plain tea and coffee drinks at Starbucks start at around 5 calories but quickly work their way up as we get into more complex beverages.

For instance, the Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold brew clocks in at 70 calories which is actually lower than Dutch Bros’ flavored cold brews.

Cold brews at Dutch can range between the 150 to 250 calorie band, mostly depending on customizations to the drink.

Dutch Bros vs. Dunkin

Dunkin Cold Brew

Dunkin’ offers the Dunkin’ Nitro Coffee which can be set against Dutch Bros nitro drinks.

Like Starbucks, the cold brew beverages at Dunkin’ are also, generally speaking, quite low in calories.

The regular cold brew is 5 calories, and again, this is less than the Dutch Bros which has 20 calories, as does the nitro.


Wrapping It Up

Dutch Bros Cold Brew

The cold brew is one of Dutch Bro’s finest beverages and is sure to keep going down well with customers in future.

Give any one of these cold brews a shot and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.


Verified Sources

Wondering where your info comes from? We totally understand. Hey Joe only obtains our information from reputable sources. Contents from this article are sourced from the following publications:

  1. DutchBros: https://www.dutchbros.com/news-events/dutch-bros-gets-caffeinated-with-new-edition-of-cold-brew
  2. DutchBros: https://www.dutchbros.com/menu/cold-brew-norm/white-mocha-cold-brew
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