McDonald’s offers many beverage options to customers, far beyond the traditional coffee and shakes offered at other fast food establishments.

A popular item is the Frappe, but if you are concerned about caffeine consumption, you may be wondering if the McDonald’s Frappe contains caffeine. Find out the answer to this and more below!

Do McDonald’s Frappes contain caffeine?

McDonald’s Frappes contain caffeine, and the amount of caffeine varies depending on flavor and size. For example, the Moka Frappe contains 100 mg of caffeine for a small, 125 mg of caffeine for a medium and 180 mg of caffeine for a large. Other Frappe flavors contain 75 mg of caffeine for a small, 90 mg for a medium, and 130 mg for a large.

There are plenty of other questions you probably have about McDonald’s Frappes and the caffeine content of their products, so keep reading to find out more!

Do McDonald’s Frappes contain coffee?

McDonald’s Frappes contains coffee, and it’s also full of sugar and flavorings to make it a glorified coffee shake instead of just a cup of coffee.

Additionally, Frappe is an ideal drink for people who don’t like the taste of coffee but still want the caffeine and rush of a coffee-like product.

Does McDonald’s have a decaf Frappé?

Unfortunately, McDonald’s Frappes are not available in a decaf option at this time. Additionally, McDonald’s has no plans to offer a decaf option to the public.

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Additionally, all Frappes contain espresso as they are part of the McCafe Espresso beverage collection available at all locations.

What types of smoothies does McDonald’s serve?

McDonald’s offers Caramel Frappe and Mocha Frappe in small, medium and large sizes.

Frappe Caramel Ingredients

The Caramel Frappe contains coffee and caramel flavors as well as ice mixed into the drink. Plus, there’s a caramel drizzle on top and a whipped topping.

Ingredients of Mocha Frappé

McDonald’s Mocha Frappe contains coffee and chocolate flavors and is mixed with crushed ice. Plus, you’ll also have whipped topping and chocolate drizzle to make it even sweeter!

Can you buy Frappe McDonald’s in stores?

Can you buy Frappe McDonald's in stores?

You can purchase the McDonald’s line of Frappes at various retail and grocery stores across the country, including Walmart and Kroger.

Caffeine content of McDonald’s coffees and teas

You’re probably interested in knowing the caffeine content of McDonald’s coffee and tea options, which varies depending on whether you get a small, medium, or large.

Below you will find this information so you can choose the option that suits you best!

Brewed coffee

A small brewed coffee contains 109 mg of caffeine, while the medium contains 145 mg and the large has 180 mg.

Decaffeinated brewed coffee

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The small decaf coffee contains 8 mg of caffeine, while the medium contains 11 mg and the large has 14 mg.


McDonald’s small espresso, known as a single, contains 71 mg of caffeine. Additionally, the average espresso contains 142 mg of caffeine, which is called a double.


Small Americano contains 71 mg of caffeine, with medium containing 142 mg of caffeine and large 178 mg of caffeine content.

Most Latte, Macchiato or Cappuccino flavors (hot or iced)

A small latte, macchiato, and cappuccino at McDonald’s contained 71 mg of caffeine, a medium size contains 142 mg of caffeine, and a large contains 178 mg of caffeine.

Iced sweet tea

The caffeine content of iced sweet tea is 38 mg for a small size, 50 mg for a medium size, 66 mg of caffeine for a large size and 100 mg for an extra large size.

Hot tea

Hot tea at McDonald’s contains 42 mg of caffeine, regardless of the size you choose.

Hot chocolate

The small hot chocolate contains 7 mg of caffeine; a medium is 10 mg of caffeine, and a large is 12 mg of caffeine.

What is the difference between coffee and espresso?

If you order a coffee from McDonald’s, it is a medium roast which you will find to be a smooth drink with well-balanced flavors. Additionally, there is a moderate amount of caffeine in coffee, depending on size.

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However, when you order espresso, it comes from a medium-dark roast bean that contains notes of chocolate and a higher caffeine content.

Additionally, when ordering espresso, you can order either a single shot or a double shot. The double shot contains much more caffeine and has a stronger flavor.

If you want to know more about McDonald’s products, you can also check out our related articles and find out where McDonald’s gets its meat, if McDonald’s fries are gluten-free and if McDonald’s apple pies are vegan. If you’re looking for caffeine-related guides, you can check out our article on Starbucks Refreshments.


McDonald’s Frappes contain caffeine and the amount of caffeine depends on the flavor you order and the size you order, with 100 mg of caffeine being the lowest and 180 mg the highest.

Additionally, the caffeine content of a Frappe may also vary due to other factors, such as if there is a change in the preparation of the drink.

Finally, McDonald’s McCafe’s range of drinks all contain espresso, so if you need a quick dose of caffeine, any product in this category will do the trick!

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