DIY Dunkin Donuts Butter Pecan Iced Coffee

DIY Dunkin Donuts Butter Pecan Iced Coffee

People in New England love their DD (Dunkin Donuts). At least where my sister lives in New Hampshire the DD’s outnumber Starbucks about 5 to 1. It’s a good thing that I don’t’ live in America right now because I am a little addicted to the coffee at Dunkin Donuts. I love their pumpkin syrup. When I went this spring I had numerous cups of their Baskin Robbins line, namely the Butter Pecan Coffee.

DIY Dunkin Donuts Butter Pecan Iced Coffee

The only thing that I don’t like is that each Dunkin Donuts seems to interpret how much syrup is really necessary (usually it’s too much). I also seriously doubt that their coffee syrup has any trace of real pecans in it!

My DIY Starbucks Vanilla Spice Latte is one of my most popular posts so I decided to make my own version of the syrup using all real ingredients. Butter Pecan is a brown sugar cake with pecans and caramel tones. I soaked roasted pecans in water and sugar to try and infuse a nutty essence. I used a little brown sugar to add caramel tones. At the very end I whisked in a small amount of butter and caramel to complete the flavor.

Use the syrup in hot or cold coffee.

DIY Dunkin Donuts Butter Pecan Iced Coffee

Yield: 1 jar of syrup

DIY Dunkin Donuts Butter Pecan Iced Coffee



1/2 cup pecans

1 cup water

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1 tbs unsalted butter

1 tbs caramel sauce (I used bonne maman)

iced Coffee

1-2 tbs syrup (or to taste)

1 cup filtered black coffee

2 cups ice cubes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C and place the pecans on a baking tray. Roast for 5 minutes until fragrant.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat combine the water, both sugars and the toasted pecans. Leave to soak for 5 minutes. Increase the heat to medium and bring to a simmer. Stir for 5 minutes until the syrup is slightly reduced. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter and caramel until completely melted and blended.
  3. Pour into a sterilized glass jar. Leave in the refrigerator overnight to let the flavors develop. Strain through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth in the morning (if necessary).
  4. To make an iced coffee pour one cup of hot filtered coffee over a glass with 1 cup of ice. Top up with more ice cubes. Shake the jar well before each use.

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