Last Updated on May 2, 2023 by brewthatcoffee
The Dutch Bros Vegan Drinks selection is pretty impressive! Are you ready to find your new dairy-free pick-me-up?
Coffee chains are constantly reworking their menus to offer enticing drinks to the increasing number of people choosing to fuel their bodies on plants. Dutch Bros is one of these chains. However, spotting all the vegan-friendly options is tricky if you glance at the menu.
We don’t want you to lose out on tasting the various dairy-free Dutch Bros delights, so we’ve compiled a complete guide to ordering vegan at Dutch Bros, filled with drink recommendations, tips, and must-know info.
Top 10 Vegan Dutch Bros Drinks:
1. Oat Milk Kicker
2. Peach Green Tea With Coconut Milk
3. Almond Annihilator
4. Nitro-Infused Cold Brew
5. Double Coconut Cocomo
6. Customized Latte
7. Vanilla Chai
8. Blended Palm Beach Lemonade
9. Double Rainbro Rebel Energy Drink
The 10 Best Vegan Dutch Bros Drinks
These are the must-try Dutch Bros drinks for everyone who thrives on plant-fueled living and yummy drinks you can grab without getting out of your car. Some are on the regular menu, and others can be specially created by your broista (Dutch Bros + barista = broista!).
1. Oat Milk Kicker (Regular Menu)
The Kicker is one of Dutch Bros’ most popular drinks. So popular that they introduced a vegan-friendly version in 2021. The dairy-free version of the classic favorite has the familiar flavors of espresso and Irish cream syrup with an oat milk twist (instead of half and half).
The Oat Milk Kicker can be made hot, iced, or blended like the original.
|Oat Milk Kicker (Medium)||Calories||Carbohydrates||Sugar||Fat||Protein|
2. Peach Green Tea With Coconut Milk (Secret Menu)
This is a secret menu item Dutch Bros recommends on their Facebook page. It’s a simple recipe (green tea, peach syrup, and coconut milk), but it creates a thirst quencher with full flavor.
How To Order
Order a hot or iced Peach Green Tea with coconut milk. Alternatively, double up the coconut flavor by adding coconut milk to one of the coconut-flavored teas, like the Double Rainbro (strawberry, peach, and coconut) or Tropical (passion fruit, coconut, and blue raspberry). You can also choose Paris black tea instead of green or sugar-free syrup rather than regular.
3. Almond Annihilator (Secret Menu)
This dairy-free take on Dutch Bros’ classic Annihilator mixes espresso, almond milk, and chocolate macadamia nut syrup. This version of the drink lacks some of the original’s creaminess, but it makes up for it with double nuttiness.
How To Order
Ask for an Annihilator made with almond milk instead of half and half. Cut down the sugar content by asking for sugar-free chocolate macadamia nut syrup.
4. Nitro-Infused Cold Brew (Regular Menu)
If you like how coffee tastes but want it smoother and creamier than an Americano, try a nitro-infused cold brew.
Adding nitrogen gas to cold brew coffee creates a thicker, velvety texture and a creamier, milder, sweeter taste without adding milk or sugar.
You can have your Nitro hot or cold and plain or with your pick of flavor (we love it with Irish cream or chocolate macadamia nut syrup). Feel free to add a splash of oat, almond, or coconut milk for an extra flavor dimension.
|Nitro-Infused Cold Brew (Medium)||Calories||Carbohydrates||Sugar||Fat||Protein|
5. Double Coconut Cocomo (Secret Menu)
Coffee, chocolate, and coconut lovers keep coming back for the Cocomo coconut mocha. This drink unites these sweet, nutty flavors. If you want coconut to be the flavor star, have a dairy-free cocomo made with coconut milk instead of the usual chocolate milk.
How To Order
Ask for your Cocomo to be made with coconut milk, not chocolate milk. Add chocolate syrup and hold the whipped cream.
6. Customized Latte (Secret Menu)
All Dutch Bros’ plant-based milks work well in lattes. They steam into a frothy top layer, and their creaminess mellows espresso’s boldness. You can experiment with different milks and flavor combos whenever you pop past a Dutch Bros.
How To Order
Ask for a latte with almond, oat, or coconut milk. Choose whether you want it hot or iced. Pick your flavor or flavor combo (we love hazelnut and chocolate). You can even ask your broista to hold the espresso for a milky drink without the kick (try plain plant milk with strawberry and vanilla).
7. Vanilla Chai (Regular Menu)
Warming spices and creamy plant milk make the ultimate soothing sip. The standard drink is made with dairy milk, chai tea, and vanilla syrup, but you can switch your milk to almond, oat, or coconut.
Your customizing options don’t stop at milk. Keep tweaking your drink to get it how you like it by, for example, having it iced, choosing your own chai-enhancing flavor, or throwing in espresso shots (to make a dirty chai).
How To Order
Tell your broista you’d like a Vanilla Chia with your pick of plant milk and no whipped cream.
8. Blended Palm Beach Lemonade (Regular Menu)
What drink refreshes and cools you like no other? A blended frozen lemonade!
Chill out with a coral-colored Palm Beach blended lemonade as the days get hotter. Savor the lemony tang and sweet pomegranate and peach flavors as you imagine lazing around on a sandy beach.
|Blended Palm Beach Lemonade (Medium)||Calories||Carbohydrates||Sugar||Fat||Protein|
9. Double Rainbro Rebel Energy Drink (Regular Menu)
Try one of Dutch Bros’ famous Rebel Energy Drinks for energy-boosting refreshment. We like the Double Rainbro with its strawberry, peach, and coconut flavors. Other must-try flavors are Shark Attack (blue raspberry, coconut, lime, and pomegranate) and Aftershock (strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, and lime).
Not only are Rebels energy-packed and dairy-free, but you can also have yours without sugar by asking for a sugar-free Rebel with sugar-free syrup.
Here’s how the regular and sugar-free drinks differ in calorie, carb, and sugar content:
|Iced Double Rainbro RebelEnergy Drink (Small)||Calories||Fat||Carbs||Sugar|
|Iced Double Rainbro With Sugar-free Rebel and Sugar-free Syrups (Small)||9.60||0g||1.13g||0g|
A smoothie’s thick, creamy texture is as important as its taste for a satisfying sip. Dutch Bros’ oh-so-smooth, fruity smoothies don’t disappoint. And if you skip the whipped cream on top, they’re dairy-free.
The smoothies come in mango, strawberry, peach, or green apple and are made from a concentrate containing real fruit.
|Mango Smoothie (Medium)||Calories||Carbohydrates||Sugar||Fat||Protein|
Ordering Vegan Drinks at Dutch Bros
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of ordering vegan drinks at Dutch Bros, we must point out that although tons of Dutch Bros drinks don’t contain animal-based ingredients, none are certified as vegan.
This means that Dutch Bros uses ingredients their suppliers classify as free from animal products. But these ingredients might come into contact with surfaces, equipment, and utensils with traces of dairy while broistas are whizzing, stirring, mixing, and whipping up their delicious creations.
So, no Dutch Bros drink is guaranteed to be 100% vegan.
That said, there are plenty of options for everyone who wants to go dairy-free at Dutch Bros. Here’s a list of the milks and flavors that can stay on the plant-based menu and what to avoid.
You can choose between 3 dairy-free milks at Dutch Bros: almond, oat, and coconut. (The coffee drive-through discontinued soy milk.)
The brand of milk used differs from place to place, but most Dutch Bros use almond and oat milk from Pacific Foods or Califia Farms and coconut milk from Pacific Foods.
Dutch Bros make their drinks with the sweetened versions of these milks. Here’s how much sugar you’ll get in a splash:
|Sugar In 1oz Plant-Based Milk||Pacific Foods Almond Milk||Califia Farms Almond Milk||Pacific Foods Oat Milk||Califia Farms Oat Milk||Pacific Foods Coconut Milk|
One of the things we love about Dutch Bros is that you can customize your drinks by adding whatever flavor you’re craving. And you don’t need to miss out on all the flavor-boosting perks if you’ve cut out animal products because most of the flavors are vegan-friendly.
Start planning your dairy-free drink using one or several of these flavors:
- Almond (orgeat)
- Blue Raspberry
- Cane Sugar Syrup
- Chocolate Macadamia Nut
- Creme De Menthe
- Irish Cream
- Red Raspberry
- Ruby Red Grapefruit
Alert: Dutch Bros offers two almondy flavors, but only one is dairy-free. To keep your almond syrup vegan-friendly, choose almond orgeat, not almond roca. Also, remember that while the chocolate syrup is dairy-free, the white chocolate flavor isn’t.
Watching your sugar? Try these sugar- and dairy-free flavors:
- Chocolate macadamia nut
- Irish cream
- Peppermint (seasonal)
Tips For Ordering Vegan Drinks
Broistas are happy to switch up recipes to make drinks you’re bursting to try dairy-free. They might not make no-dairy creations that taste identical to the original drinks. Still, they’ll bend backward to make something delicious to fit your lifestyle.
Remember these tips when ordering dairy-free drinks at the Dutch Bros drive-through:
- Swap your milk. Ask for almond, oat, or coconut instead of cow’s milk.
- Switch out dairy-based mixes. Some drinks include a base that contains dairy. For example, many sips get a chocolatey flavor from chocolate milk, Dutch Freezes add a freeze mix, Dutch Frosts have an ice cream mix scooped in, and regular Kicker drinks include kick me mix. Ask your broista to replace dairy mixes and chocolate milk with your favorite plant-based milk.
- Skip the creamy toppings. Soft tops and whipped cream add dairy to your drink.
What To Avoid At Dutch Bros If You’re Vegan
Your no-no list depends on how strictly vegan you are.
If you don’t settle for anything less than vegan-certified drinks, Dutch Bros won’t give you what you’re after.
Suppose you ban cane sugar from your vegan eating because it might have been processed using animal products (it’s sometimes filtered through charcoal made from charred animal bones). Then you cut down your menu options. You’ll need to stick to unsweetened or sugar-free drinks. Plus, ask if the plant-based milks at your local Dutch Bros contain cane sugar before you add them to your drinks.
If you’re okay with cane sugar, you can pick and choose among dozens of tasty dairy-free drinks. However, there are a handful of ingredients to stay away from while you’re dreaming up your next vegan-friendly Dutch Bros order.
Here’s a breakdown of what to avoid:
- 2% milk
- Almond roca syrup
- Caramel sauce
- Dutch chocolate blend milk
- Egg nog (seasonal)
- Freeze mix
- Ice cream mix
- Half and half
- Kick me mix
- Nonfat milk
- Pumpkin pie sauce (seasonal)
- Soft top
- Sugar-free caramel sauce
- Sugar-free white chocolate sauce
- White chocolate sauce
- Whipped cream
Alert: No Dutch Bros food (the assorted muffin tops and granola bars) fits with vegan-friendly eating.
Are Dutch Bros Smoothies Vegan?
Dutch Bros makes fruity smoothies in 4 flavors: peach, strawberry, green apple, and mango.
These smooth sips are whizzed up with vegan-friendly real fruit concentrate. Dutch Bros recommends that you dollop whipped cream on top, so let your broista know that you’re going dairy-free when you ask for a smoothie.
Dutch Bros Vegan Drinks FAQs
Dutch Bros fans can’t get enough of Dutch Frosts and Freezes. Can vegan fans also enjoy these frozen treats?
(If you’re wondering, think of a Dutch Frost as a shake and a Freeze as a blended frozen coffee.)
Dutch Bros might not have a menu full of exciting drinks developed exclusively for plant-based milks. Still, broistas invite you to tweak your drinks to match your tastes and eating preferences. Whether you’re going dairy-free, sugar-free, or for max flavor (or all 3!), broistas will create something to make you plan every route so you can swing by a Dutch Bros.