What Are The Best Tim Hortons Iced Coffee Drinks?

Iced coffee drinks have definitely found a solid place in our busy society. If you don’t have time to drink your coffee while it is hot, you can hit the refresh button on your coffee drink by icing it down. Even better, just order an iced coffee straight out of the gate. The caffeine mixed with the ice is the perfect solution for lazy afternoons.

If you are lucky enough to have a Tim Hortons nearby, you can get your iced coffee fix on the go. This fast-growing chain is second only to Starbucks in its size and fan base. Pick an iced coffee or an iced capp off of the Timmies menu in the flavor that suits your tastes. You can also pair your cold drink choice with donuts, timbits, or more substantial foods like soups, wraps, and sandwiches so you don’t go away hungry.

We’ve listed our favorite Tim Hortons iced coffee drinks that are the perfect pick-me-up in any weather.

A big tim hortons sign

How It All Began…

Tim Hortons was a Canadian Hockey player who partnered with donut store manager Jim Charade to enter the coffee-making business. The first Time Hortons store opened its doors in Hamilton, Ontario in 1965. Since then, it has become the largest fast-food chain in Canada and is the second-largest coffee chain in the world. Timmies ranks right behind Starbucks and has over 5,000 stores worldwide.

While the majority of this chain is still centered in Canada, they also have a nice showing in the U.S.A. and have made it to the U.K., China, the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, and more.

Best Tim Hortons Iced Coffee Drinks

Tim Hortons Iced Coffee Drinks (small)Espresso/CoffeeSweet/UnsweetTopping
Iced CappEspressoSweetNone
Iced French VanillaCoffeeSweetNone
Iced Capp with Chocolate MilkEspressoSweetNone
Iced CoffeeCoffeeVariesNone
Iced LatteEspressoUnsweetNone
Iced Mocha LatteEspressoSweetWhipped Cream and Choc Syrup
Iced AmericanoEspressoUnsweetNone
Iced Macchiato with Maple FlavorEspressoSweetNone
Iced Espresso MatchaEspresso/Green TeaSweet Matcha BaseNone
Nitro Cold BrewCoffeeUnsweetNone
Vanilla Dream Cold BrewCoffeeSweetCold Cream Topping
Cold Brew with Vanilla Cold CreamCoffeeUnsweet with Sweet ToppingCold Cream Topping
Iced Coffee Double Double BottleCoffeeSweetNone

1. Iced Cappuccino

The Iced Cappuccino, affectionately known as the Iced Capp, is one of the most popular iced coffee drinks at Tim Hortons. This blended ice drink is made using Tim Hortons’ signature base and cream. If you want to cut back on calories, you can ask the barista to substitute the cream for 2% milk. Or, if you want to take this drink to the next level, you can ask for an Iced Capp Supreme which will get you a whipped topping plus chocolate drizzle. This Frappe-style drink can cool you down and perk you up.

2. “Canada’s Favorite” Iced French Vanilla

Tim Hortons French Vanilla Coffee has always been a popular hot coffee choice, but over the years it has finally made its way to the iced coffee menu. No longer do you have to order a separate cup of ice and watch the cubes melt into your hot drink. This longtime favorite of Canadian patrons contains just the right amount of vanilla to give your cup of coffee that light, delicious flavor.

3. Iced Capp with Chocolate Milk

A Time Hortons Iced Capp

The Iced Capp with Chocolate Milk is a variation on one of Timmies best selling drinks. Here you are substituting the cream in the Iced Capp for chocolate milk instead. This will cut down on some of the richness of the drink for a lighter-tasting beverage. Also, you get the added bonus of chocolate in your cuppa. Ask for the whipped topping and chocolate syrup to top this drink because, well why wouldn’t you?

4. Iced Coffee

If you want a caffeine kick, but it’s too hot out for your regular cup of joe, you can try this iced version instead. This drink is Tim Hortons’ premium blend of coffee over ice. Some stores use a presweetened drink base, while others it is simply coffee over iced. If your drink is not sweetened and you want it to be, add a flavored syrup to this drink. This iced coffee tastes delicious any time of year!

5. Iced Latte

The Iced Latte is similar to Tim Hortons’ iced coffee. The main difference between these two drinks is that the Iced Latte is made with espresso, which makes it just that much better in my opinion. This drink comes sweetened with milk. You can pair this sweet treat with something savory from the menu.

6. Iced Mocha

If you are both a chocolate lover and a coffee lover, Tim Hortons’ Iced Mocha Latte may have been made just for you. Chocolate syrup is mixed into the chilled espresso base. And chocolate milk replaces the milk option. Whipped cream and chocolate drizzle top off this concoction for a yummy drink that can quickly become your new addiction.

7. Iced Americano

The Iced Americano keeps your coffee drink plain and simple. Your espresso shot is topped with cold water and poured over ice. Since the drink comes unsweet, I definitely feel that you have room in your dietary plan for some Timbits. These bite-sized donuts can be found all day long at a store near you.

An iced americano and a box of timbits

8. Iced Macchiato with Maple Flavor

Since Tim Hortons hails from Canada, it only makes sense that they offer maple-flavored coffee on their menu. And, if they offer it, it also makes sense that you would try it! This yummy drink is very similar to a latte in style. However, for the macchiato, the espresso is poured over the top of the cold milk, which gives this drink a nice aesthetic. And, as for the maple syrup? I’m a fan.

9. Iced Espresso Matcha

With this drink, you don’t have to choose between tea and coffee in order to get your caffeine fix. The Iced Espresso Matcha is made with green tea matcha powder, espresso, and milk. No syrup is added, however, you do get some sweetener in the matcha base. This dirty tea combo looks and tastes delicious.

10. Nitro Cold Brew

You can’t offer iced coffee these days without also including a nitro cold brew on the menu. Tim Hortons cold brew coffee steeps for 16 hours. Then, the already smooth-tasting drink is infused with nitrogen for an even smoother, slightly-sweet tasting brew. You can also count on this drink to provide you with a good dose of caffeine on the side.

11. Vanilla Dream Cold Brew

A tim hortons cup in a cupholder

Tim Hortons Original Blend Cold Brew coffee is mixed with vanilla syrup for flavor and the right amount of sweetness. The cold foam topping melts slowly into your coffee beverage to add that little something extra. Treat yourself to this creamy, dreamy drink on a hot day.

12. Cold Brew with Vanilla Cream

This cold brew coffee is also made with Tim Hortons Original Blend coffee. It is similar to the Vanilla Dream Cold Brew. However, this drink skips the vanilla in the drink and puts the flavor in the cold foam instead. This drink tastes less sweet but still gives you that vanilla goodness.

13. Tim Hortons Iced Coffee Double Double Bottle

If you don’t have a Tim Hortons close to home, there is still a chance that you have access to their coffee. This Iced Cofee Double Double is bottled and sold in grocery stores and on Amazon. While some bottled iced coffee drinks are full of artificial flavorings, this Tim Hortons option is made using coffee, real milk, cream, cane sugar, and natural flavorings. Not a bad option for when you are on the go.

Make Tim Hortons Iced Capp at Home

If your mouth is watering for an Iced Capp but you don’t plan on getting out, you can bring the taste of Tim Hortons home with this recipe.

You’ll need:

  • Instant coffee+boiling water
  • Heavy cream or half-and-half
  • Cane sugar
  • Ice cubes

Boil the water for the instant coffee. A good rule of thumb is to use 1 Tbsp of instant coffee per 1 oz of boiling water. You’ll need at least 2 oz of coffee per serving size. While the water is still hot, add in 2-3 Tbsp of cane sugar per drink. Add this coffee and sugar mix to the blender along with the half and half. Blend with iced cubes and enjoy! If you want to get fancy with it, you can add vanilla or caramel syrup for flavor.

A great big tim hortons cup


Is McDonald’s coffee the same as Tim Hortons coffee?

No, McDonald’s and Tim Horton’s are completely separate chains. However, for a period of time, both Candian McDonald’s Cafes and Tim Horton’s used Mother Parker’s as their coffee supplier. Tim Horton’s has since built a roasting facility and supplies its own coffee.

Where can I find a Tim Hortons coffee shop?

Tim Horton’s coffee shops began in Canada, but have started working their way around the globe. They currently have 500 stores in the U.S. alone and also have set up shop in the U.K. and 11 other countries. If you want to find a location near you, you can check out the store locator at timhortons.com.

What are some of the most popular items on the Tim Hortons menu?

Timbits, which are Tim Hortons’ version of donut holes, make a popular pairing with a cup of coffee. Justin Bieber collaborated with his favorite coffee shop to create 3 new flavors of Timbits which are known as Timbiebs. Many Tim Hortons stores also serve paninis, soup, chili, breakfast wraps, and a variety of baked goods. The Timmies menu has a variety of healthy foods and sweet treats to snack so you don’t walk away hungry.

Wrap Up

Tim Hortons is a coffee shop where you can go and relax with a cool coffee drink and sweet (or savory) treats. They continuously make the menu new by adding in fresh flavors of drinks and a new variety Timbits. However, these specialty items don’t always stick around for long so catch them while you can. We’ve listed some of the tastiest treats we found on the menu for coffee lovers. Let us know which drink you’ll be adding next to your Tims Meal.


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