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Dunkin Oatmilk Latte Review

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Siena chapter.

Just recently, Dunkin Donuts released their Oatmilk Latte. As a person who regularly drinks oatmilk herself, I was SUPER excited that my favorite coffee chain was offering this specific milk alternative. And for those are tired or just simply hate almond milk, this was some big news.

I’m not lactose intolerant, and only choose to drink oatmilk by choice, not by necessity. But for those who need a dairy alternative, this is the perfect option. Whether you just want to venture into oatmilk or have to for your health, here’s the review for you!

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I’ll start off with saying that Dunkin uses Planet Oat oatmilk, and like most coffee chains, they buy the original. I personally think original flavored dairy-free milks taste a little funky, and I usually opt for the vanilla flavored ones, but it’s nothing a little sugar or a shot of vanilla can’t fix.

The first sip you’ll definitely notice something off about your drink, but I’ve found with oatmilk that after the first few sips you don’t even really notice the different. Oatmilk is creamier than regular milk, but you usually drink your coffee with cream, it’s not much of a difference. When you drink oatmilk straight up, it definitely taste like oats, but when it’s mixed into something it’s not distinctive after a while.

I got a pumpkin iced coffee with oatmilk and sugar, and honestly, it just makes it taste more like fall. Since oatmilk has a creamier base than other milks, you won’t miss the half and half. It saves you on calories and your stomach will thank you later. Oatmilk isn’t as “sweet” compared to cow’s milk, so I definitely recommend adding some sugar if you like your coffee sweet. Another thing is, you’ll notice your coffee is way darker than normal. That’s okay! Cow’s milk is white, oatmilk is a tan color, so the color change isn’t as dramatic as with milk or cream. It can definitely be off putting as you grab it from the barista, thinking: “Ohh that’s pretty dark, I’m not gonna like it.” Trust me, you will!

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There is a downside to milk alternatives though. Of course, as you’ve probably noticed in stores, milk alternatives cost around $5 a carton compared to less than a dollar for half gallon of regular milk, so opting for oatmilk at Dunkin will cost you around 50 cents. It’s on par in price range compared to other milk alternatives at other coffee places, like Starbucks. Granted, 50 cents isn’t that much if you go once a week like me, but if you’re an avid Dunkin customer, it will add up pretty quickly.

Overall, I really like that coffee chains are adding oatmilk to their menus. You honestly do feel better the less often you consume dairy. And honestly, sometimes it’s just nice to mix it up once and while, and oatmilk is the way to do it!

Alyssa Guzman is a Siena College Class of 2021 alumna. During her time at Siena, she Double Majored in English and Communications Journalism with a minor in Writing and Communications.