Dunkin Donuts Brown Sugar Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Dunkin Donuts Brown Sugar Sweet Cream Cold Brew is incredibly tasty. Save money and make this iced coffee drink at home with simple ingredients.

copycat Dunkin Donuts brown sugar sweet cream cold brew coffee drink.

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What Makes Dunkin Brown Sugar Sweet Cream Cold Brew So Good? 

When you want something a little more flavorful than just ordinary cold brew coffee, it is time to give Dunkin’s Brown Sugar Sweet Cold Foam coffee a try. This drink is made with real cold brew coffee and topped with a thick layer of brown sugar-sweetened cold foam.

Change up your iced coffee routine with this easy-to-make and even easier-to-drink recipe.

Why You Should Try This Recipe for Brown Sugar Sweet Cream

Everyone loves the summer. There’s the hot weather, beach holidays, and plenty of Dunkin Donuts Brown Sugar Cold Brew coffee to go around. But as soon as autumn arrives, it is time to say goodbye to all of it for another year.

If you are disappointed that you can’t get good Dunkin Iced Coffee orders all year round, don’t be. You can make your own at home with this copycat recipe. No more limited-time chances to get it at any of the Dunkin’ restaurants.

Ingredients To Make a Copycat Brown Sugar Cream Cold Brew Coffee

For Dunkin Brown Sugar Sweet Cold Foam, you’ll need:

  • Dark brown sugar
  • Water
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon
  • Milk
  • Heavy cream

To prepare the drink, you’ll need:

  • Brown Sugar Sweet Cream
  • Cold coffee
  • Ice

Cold brewed coffee is the best but not the only option to use in this recipe. While it takes advanced planning, it is one of the easiest brewing methods to master. However, if you don’t want to mess with a new brewing method, you can make this drink using cold, leftover coffee or instant coffee powder in cold water.

Dunkin Donuts brown sugar sweet cream cold brew ingredients on a tray.

How To Prepare the Dunkin Brown Sugar Sweet Cream Cold Brew

  1. Make cold brew coffee ahead of time. Or brew strong coffee the day before and refrigerate it overnight so it’s nice and cold.
overhead view of cold brew coffee in a glass jar.

To make the spiced brown sugar syrup:

  1. Stir together the brown sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add the cinnamon. 
  3. Continue to stir into the sugar completely dissolves, and then turn off the heat.  
  4. Remove the uncovered pan from the stove and let it cool to room temperature. 
  5. If using cinnamon sticks, discard them.
  6. Stir in the vanilla extract, transfer to an airtight container, and store in the fridge until use. 
cinnamon brown sugar syrup in a pan.

To prepare the brown sugar cold foam:

  1. Combine the milk, heavy cream, and 1.5 to 2 ounces of the spiced brown sugar syrup in a bowl or blender
  2. Whisk or blend for 40 to 50 seconds.
  3. Alternatively, you can shake the mixture in a sealed jar until foamy.
brown sugar sweet cream in a bowl.

To finish the drink:

  1. Fill the serving glass a quarter of the way with ice. 
  2. Pour the cold coffee into the glass, leaving about an inch of space for the cold foam.
  3. Top with the cold foam and serve. If desired, give the top a dusting of cinnamon sugar.
closeup of copycat Dunkin brown sugar sweet cream cold brew coffee drink.

How to Customize the Drink 

You can switch things up to suit your tastes. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Use instant espresso powder mixed with milk and topped with the cold foam for a latte version of this drink. 
  • Add a tablespoon of brown sugar syrup to the coffee if you want it sweeter. 
  • Substitute half-and-half for the milk in the cold foam for even creamier results. 
  • Replace the cinnamon with an inch of peeled ginger for a different flavor profile. 

How Long Does the Brown Sugar Sweet Cream Last 

Although cold foam has the best texture when made fresh, you can keep any extra in an airtight container in the fridge for two to three days. 

How Long Does the Brown Sugar Syrup Last 

You can’t store brown sugar syrup as long as regular simple syrup, but it should be good for up to two weeks when kept in the fridge. 

copycat Dunkin brown sugar sweet cream cold brew drink.

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Dunkin Donuts Brown Sugar Sweet Cream Cold Brew

You can make Dunkin brown sugar sweet cream cold brew at home with this copycat recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Sugar Sweet Cream Cold Brew, Dunkin Donuts Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Brewing: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 278kcal


Cold Brew Coffee

  • 16 ounces water
  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground coffee

Brown Sugar Syrup

  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks or 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Brown Sugar Sweet Cream

  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar syrup


Cold Brew Coffee

  • Add the water and coffee to a French press or large Mason jar.
  • Place a lid on the container and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
  • After 12 hours, separate the coffee from the grounds. If using a French press, press down on the plunger and pour the coffee into another container. If using a Mason jar, pour the coffee through a coffee filter.
  • Store the cold brew coffee in the refrigerator.

Brown Sugar Syrup

  • Combine the dark brown sugar, water, and cinnamon in a small saucepan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and cook just until the sugar dissolves.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the sugar syrup cool to room temperature.
  • When the syrup has cooled, stir in the vanilla and remove the cinnamon sticks if you used them.
  • Store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Brown Sugar Sweet Cream

  • Combine the 2% milk, heavy cream, and 3 to 4 tablespoons of the prepared syrup in a small bowl.
  • Stir well. I like to use a mixer or a blender for this because you can beat some air into the mixture to make it extra creamy. If you do not use all of the sweet cream immediately, store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator.


  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Add the cold brew coffee and brown sugar sweet cream.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 108mg | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 472IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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