Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte is a creamy and delicious coffee drink. Save money and make this luscious espresso drink with simple ingredients.

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What Does a Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte Taste Like? 

In Italian, dolce means sweet, and if you see it written on a musical score, you should play the piece softly and smoothly. Those words are the perfect way to answer, what does Cinnamon Dolce taste like?

This drink is rich and creamy, with sweet cinnamon being the most noticeable flavor. A touch of vanilla in the background helps smooth some rough edges and keeps the cinnamon from becoming too overwhelming. 

What Is Cinnamon Dolce Coffee? 

Cinnamon Dolce Latte, or sweet cinnamon latte, is one of Starbucks’ ever-growing list of specialty coffee drinks. But you don’t have to shell out five or six bucks just to enjoy it. Make this delicious drink at home with this copycat recipe. 

Why Is This the Best Cinnamon Dolce Latte You Should Try? 

There is no need to buy cinnamon dolce syrup when it is so incredibly easy and inexpensive to make it yourself at home. Whip up a batch and enjoy this decadent coffee drink whenever you want. 

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte Ingredients

To make the Cinnamon Dolce syrup, you’ll need:

  • Water 
  • White sugar 
  • Brown sugar 
  • Cinnamon sticks 
  • Vanilla extract 

It’s essential to use both types of sugar in this recipe. The brown sugar adds a caramel flavor you can’t get from white sugar alone. 

To make the latte, you’ll need:

  • Cinnamon Dolce syrup
  • Espresso 
  • Milk
  • Whipped cream 
  • Ground cinnamon 

If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use extra strong coffee or instant espresso powder

To froth milk without an espresso machine, warm the milk and whisk vigorously or shake in a jar. A standalone frother is a good investment if you often make specialty coffee drinks at home. 

Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte ingredients.

How to Make Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte

For simplicity, there are two parts to this recipe. 

Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

  1. Combine the white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and water in a saucepan.
  2. Bring the syrup mixture to a boil over high heat and then turn down the heat to medium-low.
  3. Simmer the syrup for about 25 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  4. Take the saucepan off the heat and cool the syrup for at least 30 minutes. 
  5. Remove the cinnamon sticks and stir in the vanilla extract. 
  6. Pour the cool syrup into a container. 
collage of cinnamon syrup recipe steps.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte

For each serving of Cinnamon Dolce coffee:

  1. Pour a tablespoon of the Dolce Cinnamon syrup into the serving glass.
  2. Stir in the hot espresso. Make sure the cinnamon dolce syrup dissolves completely. 
  3. Add the hot milk. You can pour the hot milk over the back of a spoon into the serving glass to create a dramatic layered look
  4. Spoon the foam on top. 
  5. Add a dollop of whipped cream if you want. 
collage of Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte recipe steps.

How Do You Serve a Cinnamon Dolce Latte? 

Prepare the latte in an insulated see-through mug for the most dramatic effect. Serve with a big dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar or a bit of shaved chocolate on top. 

What Goes With a Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte? 

Ginger snaps or toasted banana bread are perfect for snacking on while sipping this coffee drink. 

copycat Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte drink.

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Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte

You can make Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Dolce Latte, Starbucks Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 1
Calories: 201kcal


Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • cups white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon dolce syrup
  • 2 ounces espresso (2 shots)
  • 1 cup 2% milk steamed and frothed
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

  • Place the water, white granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks into a medium size saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Remove cinnamon sticks.
  • Cool the syrup for 30 minutes.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Transfer syrup to a jar or a bottle.


  • Place cinnamon syrup in the cup.
  • Pour espresso into the cup.
  • Add steamed and frothed milk on top of the espresso.
  • Top with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon.


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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