The Complete Guide to Dunkin’ Donuts Cup Sizes

Did you know that Dunkin’ Donuts has different cup sizes for cold and hot drinks? Dunkin’ cold drink sizes are larger than the cups for hot drinks to accommodate ice without reducing the volume of coffee, tea, or chocolate in the drink.

Knowing the drink sizes that a coffee shop offers is key to understanding the calories and caffeine to expect in a drink and the best value for money.

This guide covers Dunkin’ cup sizes for hot and cold drinks and the standard quantity of flavor shots and swirls that each drink size gets.

What are the cup sizes at Dunkin’ Donuts?

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new cup sizes for hot drinks are small (12 oz), medium (14 oz), large (18 oz), and extra large (22 oz). The iced drink sizes are small (16 oz), medium (24 oz), and large (32 oz). The extra large cup is only for hot drinks as it’s smaller than the large cup for cold drinks.

The sizes of the small, large, and extra large cups for hot drinks were affected when Dunkin’ transitioned from styrofoam cups to double-walled paper cups. The previous sizes for small, large, and extra large hot drinks were 10 oz, 20 oz, and 24 oz respectively.

Dunkin’ Hot Drink Sizes vs Cold Drink Sizes

The cups for Dunkin’ cold drinks are significantly larger than the sizes for the hot drinks. For example, a medium cold drink is 10 ounces bigger than a medium hot. A large iced drink has 14 ounces more than a large hot drink. The size difference is taken up by ice cubes.

The chart below illustrates the size difference between the cold cups and hot cups from Dunkin’. The chart also includes the previous sizes for hot drinks when Dunkin’ was using styrofoam cups.

Cold Cups (oz)New Hot Drink Sizes with Paper Cups (oz)Old Hot Drink Sizes with Styrofoam Cups (oz)
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Dunkin’ cold cups vs hot cup sizes

The cold cups are used for cold brew, iced drinks, and blended beverages.

How Many Pumps of Flavors are in Dunkin’ Cups?

The standard Dunkin’ flavor pumps for hot and cold drinks are 2 pumps, 3 pumps, 4 pumps, and 5 pumps of flavors for small, medium, large, and extra large cup sizes respectively.

***The number of flavor pumps per cup at Dunkin’ is 2/3/4/5 pumps for small, medium, large, and extra large cups respectively***

However, you are at liberty to add more pumps of the same flavor or different flavors than what is standard.

When you combine different flavor swirls in a drink, Dunkin splits the number of pumps between the swirls so that the total number of pumps does not exceed the standard number.

For example, when you order a medium size latte with caramel and French vanilla swirls, the three standard pumps for a medium cup are split into 1.5 pumps for both caramel and French vanilla.

How Many Espresso Shots in Dunkin Cup Sizes?

Generally, for lattes and cappuccinos, a small cup gets one espresso shot, a medium cup has 1.5 espresso shots, a large cup gets two shots, and an extra large cup gets 2.5 shots of espresso. Dunkin’ macchiato and Americano get more espresso than a latte or a cappuccino.

The double-shot option adds an extra shot of espresso to the selected cup size. A small double has two espresso shots, a medium double gets 2.5 espresso shots, a large double-shot has three espresso shots and a double extra large cup gets 3.5 espresso shots.

Does Dunkin’ Charge for No Ice in an Iced Drink?

Yes, Dunkin charges extra when you order an iced coffee with no ice because they add more coffee to replace the ice in the cup. So you end up with more coffee than a similar order with ice. Similarly, Dunkin charges extra when you order an iced drink with light ice.

You can avoid the extra charge by ordering an iced drink with ice on the side instead of asking for no ice. Some Dunkin’ stores may still charge you for the extra cup

Wrap Up

Dunkin’ Donuts uses bigger cups for cold drinks than hot drinks to accommodate the ice cubes. The hot drink sizes at Dunkin’ are small (12 oz), medium (14 oz), large (18 oz), and extra large (22 oz). The cold drink sizes are 16 oz (small), 24 oz (medium), and 32 oz (large).

When ordering an iced drink, Dunkin’ will charge you extra if you request light ice or no ice in the drink. You can avoid the upcharge by ordering an iced drink with ice cubes on the side.


Patrick is first a coffee lover and then a trained barista. His bucket list includes sky diving and sipping on Java in the Himalayas.

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