Have you heard about “The Charli” from Dunkin’? Let’s decode everything about this drink.
A few years ago, Dunkin’ Donuts partnered with the TikTok sensation Charli D’Amelio to popularize one of Dunkin’s cold drinks. The collaboration gave rise to “The Charli”.
What is Dunkin’ Charli Drink?
The Charli drink from Dunkin’ is a trendy cold brew coffee with caramel swirl and whole milk. It is named after the TikTok superstar Charli D’Amelio who professed her love for it in her videos. Dunkin’ officially named it “The Charli” in 2020 and it’s still a popular drink.
Around 2019 and 2020, the then 16-year-old TikTok megastar, Charlie D’ Amelio had been professing her love for Dunkin’ Donuts in her TikTok videos. In some of her dance videos, she described her favorite Dunkin’ drink as cold brew coffee with three pumps of caramel swirl and whole milk.
It was not long before the drink’s popularity started rising.
Dunkin jumped on the “movement” and strategically partnered with Miss D’Amelio to create a bigger buzz around the drink. Dunkin’ was trying to reach Charlie’s TikTok followers who were mostly teenagers and young adults.
Subsequently, Dunkin’ renamed the drink “the Charli” in September 2020 and added it to the menu. The company created promotions around the drink which included
- the Charli dance challenge on TikTok
- a song inspired by the Charli drink
- limited time extra bonus points for Dunkin’ Donuts perks members upon buying the Charli
- an Instagram contest with a chance to hang out with Charlie D’Amelio
Was the Charli a New Drink?
No, the Charli drink was already a menu item. No new flavors were developed or added to the menu for this drink. All the ingredients in it are standard core menu offerings at Dunkin’.
Although Dunkin’ promoted the Charli as a medium cold brew with whole milk and three pumps of caramel swirl, you can order a small or large size of the drink. See all the cup sizes at Dunkin’.
In 2021, Dunkin promoted a new version of the Charli drink which is called the “Charli remix” or the Charli cold foam cold brew
Is the Charli Still Available in 2022?
Yes, the Dunkin’ Charli drink is still available in 2022 as the ingredients in it are core offerings at Dunkin’.
To order the Charli, ask for a cold brew size of your choice with the caramel flavor swirl and whole milk. By default, the cup size that you choose dictates the number of pumps of the flavor swirl.
What is Dunkin’ Charli Cold Foam
The new Charli cold foam from Dunkin’ is an indulgent twist to the old Charli drink. This version is the original Charli topped with sweet cream cold foam and cinnamon sugar sprinkles.
Therefore, the Charli remix is simply cold brew with caramel swirls and whole milk topped with sweet cold foam and cinnamon sugar.
How to Order the New Charli Cold Foam Drink
When ordering this drink, choose the cup size that you desire. It does not have to be medium. If you are shy to order it by its popular name, mention the ingredients and you will have the same drink. Let’s look at the three ways of ordering the Dunkin’ Charli cold foam drink.
- “Can I have a medium Charli cold foam drink?”
- “Can I have a medium Charli drink with the Charli cold foam?”
- “Can I have a large cold brew coffee with whole milk and caramel swirls with a topping of sweet cold foam and cinnamon sugar sprinkles?”
Can You Customize the Charli Drink?
Yes, you can change up the add-ins to the Charli whether it’s by adding flavor shots, extra swirls, substituting whole milk, or adding a topping of your choice.
Here are some amazing customizations for the Charli
- Add mouthwatering flavor shots such as coconut or blueberry shots to the Charli. For example, ask for a large Charli drink with sugar-free coconut shots. The barista will automatically know the amount of coconut flavor to add.
- Top the Charli with chocolate stout cold foam. If you are a big fan of chocolate, order the Charli with the chocolate stout topping.
- Change the type of milk. Oat milk is superb with the caramel swirl in cold coffee. Order a Charli with oat milk instead of whole milk.
- Mix with a different swirl. Seasonal swirls, especially summer swirls are superb in cold coffee. Order a Charli with the standard caramel swirl and add the in-season summer swirl such as butter pecan for a delicious twist.
The Charli drink from Dunkin’ is cold brew coffee with whole milk and caramel flavor swirl. If you are not comfortable ordering it by its name, simply start by choosing a cup size and ask for cold brew coffee with whole milk and caramel swirl. You do not have to mention the number of flavor pumps as they will default as per the size of the cup.
You can customize the Charli by adding new flavors, changing the milk, or adding toppings to it.