Hello readers! Like many of you, I love my coffee. I am a coffee addict. If there’s one thing I can’t do without, it’s coffee!
Curse You Dunkin’!
My absolute favorite coffee beverages of all time come from Dunkin’ Donuts. Hershey’s Cookies and Creme Iced Latte. Heath Iced Latte. Caramel Iced Latte. This list goes on.
However, something this good comes at a price and that is the calorie count. For these drinks (made regular not “skinny”) the calories range from 350 to about 410. Now, I know I can make these “skinny” by swapping out whole milk with skim milk and instead of a swirl get just a flavor. But if I did that, I wouldn’t have a blog post, right?
Current Favorite Iced Coffee
- 8 oz Dunkin’ coffee (Keurig brewed)
- 1/2 c Califia Farms almond milk (unsweetened)
- 2 Tbsp International Delight Oreo creamer
- 1 Tbsp Torani’s sugar-free vanilla syrup (only if I’m craving a sweeter taste)
Comparing My Skill To Dunkin’
The way I make my drink at home, this tastes so similar to Dunkin’s Cookies and Creme Iced Latte, which has been my hands down favorite coffee drink all summer. The difference is in the calories. According to Dunkin’s website, their drink made with whole milk is 340 calories ( skim milk = 270) for a medium. The way I make it, it equals to about 90 calories, give or take.
Which Would I Choose?
Dunkin’ is still my favorite, especially when it’s on the way to work and when I am vying for time first thing in the morning, it’s a great option. But if I’m really watching my calorie intake then of course I’m just going to make it myself. I do like to switch up the creamer flavors and I bounce back and forth between brewing a K-cup or just getting the Dunkin’ Cold Brew that I buy at the store. Either way, it’s coffee and I love it.
Thank you readers!
Thank you all for reading! Let me know in the comments what your favorite coffee beverage is or your favorite coffee shop to go to and what you order. I’ve never been to Starbucks as I’m so intimidated by the ordering process. It’s like a whole different language dedicated to speaking coffee. But if you recommend something, I will try it.
Again, thanks for reading and I will see you in my next post!