Guide: Dutch Bros Kids’ Drinks

Dutch Bros really shines when it comes to options for kids. They have a variety of tasty drinks that are caffeine-free and sure to keep your youngsters happy and satisfied.

(Related: Full Dutch Bros Guide)

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At first, a coffee shop might not seem like the best place to take your kids, but Dutch Bros has a variety of options for the younger ones, and they have always treated my kids wonderfully.

My kids often ask to go to Dutch Bros, so I asked my 6-year-old for his favorite drink. He said it’s a mango orange smoothie with whip and birthday sprinkles, or a strawberry soda. Honestly, he changes his drink every time we go!


Does Dutch Bros offer kids’ drinks?

Yes, Dutch Bros offers kids’ drinks and even has a specific size and fun cups for the kids.

What size are kids’ cups at Dutch Bros?

Dutch Bros has kids’ cups that are 10 ounces.

What temperature does Dutch Bros make kids’ drinks?

For their cold drinks, they are the same as adult drinks. For hot beverages, Dutch broistas will steam the milk to 100° Fahrenheit.

Why is there so much syrup in some of these kids’ drinks?

Adding more types/flavors of syrup usually does not mean adding more syrup. Dutch broistas will combine the different types of syrups into the same amount that comes with the drink, which is one ounce for kids’ drinks.

For instance, an orangesicle drink with vanilla AND orange syrup will get a half ounce of each syrup, not a full ounce of each.

You can also ask for a 1/2 scoop (ounce) of syrup.

Can kids have a Rebel?

No, it is not advisable. A Dutch Bros Rebel is an energy drink similar to a Red Bull.


Dutch Bros has several ways to top off drinks that will keep kids super happy. These are the most popular for young ones.

  • Whipped cream
  • Birthday sprinks (rainbow round sprinkles)
  • Chocolate sprinks
  • Soft top (a whipped-cream type topping that works well on cold drinks)

Type of Drinks

A Dutch Bros kids' cup sitting on a counter ledge.

Dutch Bros has more variety of drinks that are caffeine-free than many other coffee shops. This means that you have many options for the younger humans among us.

Dutch Bros promotes drink options as flavor profiles rather than focusing on a specific drink. For instance, you can order a “Unicorn Blood” soda, frost, or steamer and all would contain the same syrups — strawberry, white chocolate, and almond.

If you are worried about sugar content, Dutch has a wide variety of sugar-free syrups, including vanilla, caramel, and strawberry. Or you can order half syrup. I have more details in my low-carb Dutch Bros guide.

Hot Chocolate

Dutch Bros actually has a specific name for their kids’ hot chocolate – “Not-so-hot.” It’s made with chocolate milk and whipped cream.

Best ways for kids to try it

  • Plain Not-So-Hot
    It’s hard to beat a classic hot chocolate!
  • Salted Caramel Not-so-Hot
    Ask for salted caramel syrup to be added to the hot chocolate.
  • Banana Not-so-Hot
    Banana and chocolate is a perfect combo for kids. Just ask for banana syrup to be added to the hot chocolate.
  •  Jelly Donut Not-So-Hot
    This fun drink adds salted caramel, raspberry and almond syrup to the chocolate milk base.


Dutch Bros frosts are their version of milkshakes. You can add syrups to make them flavored.

Best ways for kids to try it –

  • Bubble Gum Frost
    This version of a frost will mix banana, strawberry, and vanilla syrups for a tasty treat.
  • Cotton Candy Frost
    It will keep kiddos happy with blue raspberry syrup & white chocolate sauce.
  • Dinosaur Egg Frost
    This one is fun to order and drink. It includes blue raspberry and strawberry syrup, white chocolate sauce, and almond syrup drizzle.
  • Orangesicle Frost
    This is sure to be a winner with kids of any age. This frost comes with orange and vanilla syrup.
  • Unicorn Blood Frost
    With strawberry and almond syrup and white chocolate sauce, this mythical frost is delicious!


Dutch Bros offers fruit-based smoothies in strawberry, mango, peach, and green apple. All kid-friendly flavors. Feel free to add other flavors to these fruit bases to create something unique.

Best ways for kids to try it –

  • Plain
    All Dutch smoothies are great as-is. You can ask for whipped cream as a topping, too!
  • Gummy Bear Strawberry Smoothie
    This strawberry smoothie will be enhanced with kiwi and lime syrups and white chocolate sauce.
  • Flapjack Green Apple Smoothie
    This green apple smoothie will also include salted caramel syrup, white chocolate sauce, and vanilla syrup.
  • Laser Cat Mango Smoothie
    With raspberry and coconut syrups added to this mango smoothie, your kid will be asking for more!
  • Orange Peach Smoothie
    Ask to add orange syrup to a peach smoothie for a refreshing fruity drink.


Yes, a Dutch soda is okay for kids because it’s just carbonated water. You can add any flavor to it, and even ask for a bit of half and half to make it an Italian soda.

Best ways for kids to try it –

  • Double Rainbro Soda
    By adding strawberry, peach, and coconut syrups, you get a delicious and bright orange drink.
  • Electric Berry Soda
    This soda with lime & blue raspberry syrups will make kids think they are living in the 80s.
  • Fire Lizard Soda
    What child can pass up a drink named “fire lizard”? This drink includes strawberry, banana, and orange syrups.
  • Shark Attack Soda
    Topping it with pomegranate drizzle, this drink, which includes blue raspberry, and coconut syrups, really does look like a shark took a bite out of it.


Lemonade is available at Dutch Bros. You can order it by itself or in combination with one of their flavor profiles. You can order also order it blended so that it is like a slushie.

Best ways for kids to try it –

  • Blended Strawberry Lemonade
    Strawberry lemonade is great, but make it blended and you have perfection!
  • Tiger’s Blood Lemonade
    This refreshing drink combines strawberry and coconut syrups for a fun drink with a fun name.
  • Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade
    A delicious mix of fruit flavors. Adding strawberry and pineapple syrup to lemonade is sure to please the kids.
  • Blended Watermelon Lemonade
    Similar to a blended strawberry lemonade, but with watermelon syrup instead.

Milk (cold or steamed)

Yep, you can order plain milk for your children. You can even spruce it up with some flavors. Dutch Bros has chocolate milk, half-and-half, 2% dairy, non-fat dairy, almond, oat, and coconut milk.

If you want a hot milk, ask for a steamer. It will be steamed the same way as milk is for a latte, but no coffee will be added.

Best ways for kids to try it –

  • Vanilla Steamer
    Get a hot vanilla latte for mom and a hot vanilla steamer for the kiddos. Choose your choice of milk and add whip for extra fun.
  • Cookie Steamer
    The cookie steamer will also include white chocolate sauce & chocolate macadamia nut syrup.
  • Chocolate Milk
    Need I say more about this classic?
  • Caramelizer Steamer
    Made with chocolate milk and caramel sauce, this hot drink is a kid fave.
  • Toasted Mellow Steamer
    This hot milk-based drink uses vanilla & chocolate macadamia nut syrups to create a delicious drink.
  • Snickerdoodle Steamer
    The flavor combo of cinnamon and chocolate macadamia nut syrups, white chocolate sauce, and cinnamon sprinkles makes this drink taste just like a scrumptious holiday cookie.

9 Best Drinks for Kids

Out of all the drink options for children, these nine are the absolute best. These are (almost) guaranteed to put a smile on any kiddo’s face! And all are naturally caffeine-free.

  1. Strawberry Smoothie
    This is simple and classic for a reason.
  2. Cotton Candy Frost
    It will keep kiddos happy with blue raspberry syrup & white chocolate sauce.
  3. Caramelizer Steamer
    This drink uses chocolate milk and caramel sauce, to create a frothy, delicious hot drink that youngsters will devour.
  4. Blended Strawberry Lemonade
    Another classic that’s hard to beat. But the blended version gives it an extra fun twist.
  5. Not-so-Hot
    Dutch Bros’ version of a hot chocolate has to make the list. It’s the perfect cozy drink for any child.
  6. Shark Attack Soda
    Kids will like this because of the name and how it looks with red drizzle on top. But, thankfully, with pomegranate drizzle, blue raspberry, and coconut syrups it also tastes delicious!
  7. Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade
    A flavorful boost to the classic strawberry lemonade. Adding pineapple syrup will have your youngster asking for Dutch Bros every day!
  8. Dinosaur Egg Frost
    This egg-celent drink (haha!) includes blue raspberry and strawberry syrup, white chocolate sauce, and almond syrup drizzle. Children love it!
  9. Laser Cat Mango Smoothie
    Not only will your kids love mango paired with raspberry and coconut syrups, but you can be happy they are also consuming real fruit.

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  1. This is so helpful! I never know what to get for kids. Fun ideas. Perfect for special bday or momma date treats

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