8 Best Fast-Food Iced Coffees, Ranked

Taco Bell

Taco Bell’s vanilla iced latte is affordable at $1.89 but comes in a wobbly cup, and its bitter taste with faint vanilla flavor left much to be desired.


Wendy’s Frosty Cream Cold Brew iced coffees are available in vanilla, caramel, and chocolate. Despite minimal ice and a strong vanilla taste, it felt more like a dessert.

Burger King

Burger King offers vanilla or mocha iced coffee for $1.49. While sweet, the coffee flavor was mild and balanced, making it a good budget-friendly choice.


Chick-fil-A’s vanilla cold brew iced coffee costs $3.49. It features small ice nuggets and a strong vanilla flavor that overpowers the mild coffee taste.


Panera’s plain iced coffee with optional vanilla flavor and milk costs $4.58. Despite being on the bitter side, it had a satisfying coffee taste with customizable sweetness.


Starbucks’ tall iced coffee with one pump of vanilla syrup costs $3.95. Without milk, it was bitter, but adding milk improved the flavor, making it customizable to taste.


Dunkin’s small iced coffee for $3.39 was well-balanced with a pleasant sweetness and detectable vanilla flavor, allowing the coffee to shine through.


McDonald’s iced coffee at $2.29 was the best value, offering an incredible taste with a perfect price-to-taste ratio, making it a surprising favorite in the taste test.

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