20 Best Iced & Hot Coffee Drinks at Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is best known for its iconic glazed donuts, but what goes better with a donut than a cup of coffee?
Knowing that the answer is “nothing,” it’s no surprise that Krispy Kreme offers a variety of coffee drinks that are up to par with their donuts.
From frozen lattes to hot coffees topped with caramel and whipped cream, Krispy Kreme’s coffee menu truly has a drink for every palate.
Join me as I rank the 20 best Krispy Kreme coffee drinks from good to must-try. Read until the end to see which cup of joe won the ultimate title!
20. Classic Brewed Coffee
Let’s start with the basics. Krispy Kreme’s Classic Brewed Coffee is the simplest option on their drink menu.
If you’re the type of person who prefers black coffee, you’ll be happy overall with a cup of this.
You can also jazz up your cup of joe with a variety of syrup flavors.
Even drinking it plain, you won’t get a burnt aftertaste that’s sometimes associated with black coffee. This blend is smooth, bright, and balanced.
You can order a Classic Brewed Coffee in three different sizes: 12 oz, 16 oz, or 20 oz.
12 and 16 oz plain coffees contain 0 calories, while 20 oz has 5 calories.
Lattes are made with espresso and steamed milk and are among the most popular forms of espresso drinks.
Krispy Kreme makes theirs with your choice of 2% or skim milk. The espresso is bold and smooth, making for an easy sipping drink that’ll give you just the right kick of caffeine.
The only reason it is not ranked higher on my list is that there are more exciting options on the Krispy Kreme coffee menu.
Lattes can be ordered in a 12 oz, 16 oz, or 20 oz cup. A 12 oz drink contains 105 calories.
Cappuccinos are espresso-based coffee drinks made with steamed milk and topped with frothed milk foam.
This drink is perfect for those who want their caffeine fix without all the bells and whistles, but it can also be customized if you want a little something extra.
Customizations include subbing regular milk for oat milk or adding a caramel drizzle or pump of chocolate sauce.
Krispy Kreme’s cappuccino is simple, strong, and delightfully frothy.
You can order it in 12, 16, or 20-oz sizes. Each size contains 120, 150, or 190 calories, respectively. Customizations can add another 25 to 80 calories.
17. Caramel Iced Coffee
I think we can all agree that caramel is one of the best flavors to accompany a cup of coffee.
So, it’s no surprise that Krispy Kreme has multiple caramel-themed drinks throughout its coffee menu.
The Caramel Iced Coffee is made with their signature brew, which is then blended with Ghirardelli caramel sauce, served over ice, and topped with 2% milk.
This caramel sauce is the real deal – no cheap, fake-tasting additives here. It brings just the right amount of buttery sweetness to the drink.
While this coffee is delicious most of the time you’re sipping it, it may start to get watered down towards the end.
The Caramel Iced Coffee can be ordered in any of the following sizes: 12, 16, 20, or 32 oz.
Each drink contains 180, 260, 330, and 490 calories, respectively.
16. Vanilla Iced Coffee
Like the caramel iced coffee, this drink starts with Krispy Kreme’s freshly brewed coffee.
It’s then blended with vanilla syrup, served over ice, and topped with a splash of 2% milk.
It doesn’t get much more classic than a vanilla coffee, and the syrup itself has more of an authentic vanilla bean flavor than that typical, artificial-tasting stuff you’ll find at some other coffee chains.
As I said before, it could get watered down towards the end, so drink it fast or ask for fewer ice cubes like I do!
The Caramel Iced Coffee can be ordered in a 12, 16, 20, or 32-oz cup.
Each drink contains 180, 260, 330, and 490 calories, respectively.
15. Iced Latte
Krispy Kreme’s Iced Latte is made with their signature espresso and your choice of 2% or skim milk. It’s then served over ice for a refreshing, cool caffeine boost.
While this drink option is basic from the outside, there are plenty of ways to jazz it up.
Customization options include adding a few pumps of flavored syrup or replacing the regular milk with oat milk.
If you prefer a coffee without frills, a regular latte without extra flavoring will be right up your alley.
Plus, the concentration of the espresso keeps the latte from tasting too watered down, which is sometimes an issue for iced coffee drinks.
The iced lattes at Krispy Kreme come in three sizes: 12 oz, 16 oz, and 20 oz.
A 20 oz Iced Latte contains 130 calories before customization.
14. Caramel Specialty Latte
Next on my list is the Caramel Specialty Latte. This Krispy Kreme drink is served hot and made with the chain’s signature espresso.
The espresso is blended with Ghirardelli caramel sauce (the same sauce I mentioned in the caramel iced coffee) and is served with steamed milk, topped with whipped cream, and finished with a caramel drizzle.
The slightly bitter, bold espresso pairs so well with the sweet caramel sauce.
That extra drizzle on top adds a little something special and is perfect for someone who doesn’t fully love the taste of actual coffee just yet.
The Caramel specialty Latte comes in 12, 16, or 20 oz sizes.
It contains anywhere from 340 to 560 calories, depending on the size you order.
13. Mocha Specialty Latte
The Mocha Specialty Latte is similar to the caramel latte above but with Ghirardelli chocolate sauce instead of the caramel sauce. It’s topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle.
If you can’t get enough of that chocolate-coffee flavor combo, this drink is for you!
It’s a little reminiscent of hot cocoa, but the slightly bitter kick of espresso makes it a bit more sophisticated.
This latte is better than the caramel version (in my humble opinion) because it’s a little less sweet, and the espresso can shine through a bit more.
You can customize your drink by replacing the regular milk with skim or oat milk.
The Mocha Specialty Latte can be ordered as 12 oz, 16 oz, or 20 oz.
The 12 oz drink contains 300 calories, and the 20 oz has 490 calories.
12. Caramel Mocha Specialty Latte
This Krispy Kreme latte is the best of both worlds – sweet, buttery caramel and dark, rich chocolate. It is served hot and blended with a mix of caramel and chocolate sauces.
The sauces balance each other out perfectly: the caramel sauce adds a butterscotchy taste to the chocolate, while the chocolate sauce tames down the sweetness of the caramel.
It is topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. And just like the other lattes, you can ask for skim or oat milk instead of the regular 2% milk.
The drink comes in three sizes: 12, 16, and 20 oz.
It contains anywhere from 270 to 480 calories depending on which size you choose.
11. Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee
Similar to the latte above, the Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee strikes a great balance between sweet, rich, and bitter.
It’s made with 2% milk, rich iced coffee, and a caramel chocolate sauce.
Having it in an iced version makes for a hot-weather-friendly treat.
The only downside is that it won’t be as strong as the latte version due to the absence of espresso.
For many, this might not be a downside at all. It is another excellent option for those just getting into coffee.
The drink comes in three sizes: 12, 16, or 20 oz.
The 12 oz contains 130 calories, the 16 oz contains 190 calories, and the 20 oz has 250 calories.
10. Vanilla Specialty Latte
Krispy Kreme’s Vanilla specialty Latte is made with espresso, steamed milk, and vanilla syrup.
What makes it special is that it’s not particularly special.
In a world full of crazy (yet delicious) flavor combinations, it’s sometimes nice to go back to basics.
The Vanilla Specialty Latte features the classic, sweet vanilla bean flavor that pairs well with rich espresso.
This drink is consistently good and a safe bet for anyone to order.
Plus, you can order it with oat or skim milk and even add or take away flavor pumps so it’s made to your liking.
The Vanilla specialty Latte can be ordered as a 12, 16, or 20 oz.
It contains anywhere from 220 to 360 calories, depending on the size you choose.
9. Iced Caramel Specialty Latte
Next on my list of the best Krispy Kreme drinks is the Iced Caramel Specialty Latte.
This iced latte is like the caramel iced coffee I talked about earlier but is amped up in every possible way – it has more caffeine, it’s creamier, and it’s more decadent!
If you’ve had an iced caramel latte from Dunkin’ or Starbucks, Krispy Kreme’s version tastes pretty much identical.
The Iced Caramel specialty Latte is made with espresso, Ghirardelli caramel sauce, 2% milk, whipped cream, and more caramel sauce on top.
Like most other Krispy Kreme coffee drinks, you can replace regular milk with skim or oat milk.
Order your iced latte in a 12, 16, or 20 oz cup. Each size contains 320, 400, or 500 calories, respectively.
8. Iced Mocha Specialty Latte
The Iced Mocha specialty Latte is made with Krispy Kreme’s signature espresso, blended with Ghirardelli chocolate sauce, shaken with ice, then topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle.
A good chocolate sauce really makes or breaks a mocha, and luckily, Ghirardelli’s chocolate sauce is high quality and rich in chocolatey flavor.
Plus, with the addition of whipped cream and more chocolate sauce on top, this drink feels a little more indulgent than a regular iced coffee.
This drink comes in a 12, 16, or 20-oz cup. Each size contains 280, 340, and 430 calories.
7. Frozen Vanilla Specialty Latte
The Frozen Vanilla Specialty Latte is made with a creamy vanilla base and espresso, then blended with ice and topped with whipped cream.
The result is a fluffy, cold cup of goodness that isn’t quite ice cream but isn’t a cup of coffee, either.
This is another great option for those who only like coffee when it’s paired with much sweeter flavors.
You can order your frozen latte in 12, 16, or 20-oz sizes. Calories vary from 210 to 300, depending on the size you choose.
6. Frozen Caramel Specialty Latte
Like the other caramel drinks we’ve discussed, the Frozen Caramel Specialty Latte features Ghirardelli’s caramel.
It’s then blended with espresso and ice and topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.
The caramel sauce is creamy, making for a texture closer to a milkshake once it’s blended with ice.
Bold espresso is cut by the caramel’s buttery, sweet undertones, making it one of the sweeter drinks on the Krispy Kreme coffee menu.
You can order your frozen latte as a 12, 16, or 20 oz drink. Calories vary from 310 to 520, depending on the size you choose.
5. Iced Caramel Mocha Specialty Latte
Caramel, coffee, and chocolate are three delicious ingredients that are made simply irresistible when put together!
Krispy Kreme’s Iced Caramel Mocha Specialty Latte manages to do just that, which makes for a sweet yet sophisticated drink.
You might think there would be too much going on in the sugar department, but this latte isn’t overly sweet.
Instead of adding a caramel sauce and a chocolate sauce, a pre-combined sauce with both flavors is used.
This keeps the drinker from suffering a sugar overload and subsequent crash later.
Like the other specialty lattes, this one is also topped with whipped cream and drizzled with Ghirardelli caramel sauce.
You can order your latte in any of the following sizes: 12, 16, or 20 oz. Calories range from 250 to 370, depending on the size.
4. Iced Original Glazed Latte
Krispy Kreme describes this drink as “a taste of our iconic Original Glazed Doughnut in a cup.”
I have to say that I agree with this bold statement.
It’s got all the makings of a truly great glazed doughnut, from its sweet, delicate glaze to the tiniest bit of tangy flavor.
You can order it in 12, 16, or 20-oz sizes. Calories range from 140 to 230, depending on the size.
3. Frozen Original Glazed Specialty Latte
The Krispy Kreme coffee menu has no shortage of frozen lattes. My favorite among them is the Original Glaze flavor.
As I said before, this flavor is as close as it gets to the real donut flavor.
The Frozen Original Glazed Specialty Latte is smooth and sweet. Something about having that donut flavor in a frozen, fluffy form makes it even more delicious.
The drink comes in three sizes: 12, 16, or 20 oz.
Depending on the size you order, it will contain 230, 330, or 430 calories.
2. Iced Vanilla Latte
It doesn’t get any more classic than an Iced Vanilla Latte, and Krispy Kreme’s take on this drink is sweet and simple.
The 2% milk mixes with the vanilla syrup, making it seem more creamy and rich than the other iced lattes on the menu.
Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors to blend with coffee (second only to pumpkin spice, I’m embarrassed to admit!).
Krispy Kreme’s vanilla syrup really mellows out any additional bitterness you’d get from the espresso, making for a balanced and refreshing cup of joe.
The Iced Vanilla Latte can be ordered in 12, 16, or 20-oz sizes, and the calories vary from 160 to 270, depending on the size.
1. Original Glazed Latte
As far as Krispy Kreme coffees go, the Original Glazed Latte is truly as good as it gets!
It was hard to pick my number one favorite, but I ultimately had to go with this drink for two reasons – it goes best with a glazed donut and is worth a trip to Krispy Kreme on its own!
The drink is hot, comforting, and sweet. It’s made with espresso, steamed milk, and the Original Glaze syrup.
It has that nostalgic glazed donut flavor that everyone associates with Krispy Kreme, but the espresso keeps it from becoming too sweet.
It’s also topped with a soft, fluffy foam cap that’s as photogenic as it is delicious.
The Original Glazed Latte is a delicious drink on its own, but I always dip my donut in it at least once!
You can customize it by switching to skim or oat milk or adding different syrups. Personally, I like to order it exactly as-is.
The Original Glazed Latte comes in a 12, 16, or 20-oz cup. It contains 200, 260, or 320 calories, depending on the size you order.
Krispy Kreme’s donuts get all the glory, and they should because they’re delicious. But their coffee drinks are just as vast, creative, and mouthwatering as their pastry options.
From frozen lattes to hot cappuccinos to a good ol’ plain cup of joe, there’s no shortage of drinks to choose from on Krispy Kreme’s coffee menu.
And if you don’t like coffee, you can also order milkshakes, chillers, and even hot chocolate.
All coffee drinks at Krispy Kreme go well with their donuts, so you’re in for a treat no matter what.
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