Friday, July 30, 2021

Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte (Starbucks Copycat)

An iced cinnamon dolce latte gives you a sweet jolt of caffeine when you need it! Recreate this Starbucks favorite in your own kitchen today.

While I love grabbing a Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte when I’m on the go, it’s so much cheaper to make it at home.

Plus, you can scale up the size for only pennies more!

Love Starbucks pastries too? Now you can enjoy their famous cranberry bliss bars any time you want. Keep a bag of dried cranberries handy for whenever the mood strikes.

Or, try one of my other copycat drink recipes like Taco Bell’s Baja Blast, Wendy’s Frosty, or TGIFriday’s Mudslide for a boozy treat.

Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte (Starbucks Copycat) in a clear mug

How To Make An Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

  • Bring the syrup ingredients to a simmer on the stove, then set aside to cool.
  • Fill your shaker with ice, then pour in 1 tablespoon of syrup and a double shot of espresso and shake.
  • Transfer to a drinking glass, pour in the milk, and enjoy!
Using a mason jar instead of a shaker will have the same result, but you’ll have one less thing to wash.

You can also skip the shaking altogether and layer your drink like the baristas do! Swirl together the syrup and shots in the bottom of your glass, add the milk, then fill the rest of the way with ice.

cinnamon dolce latte ingredients

Tips and Tricks
  • Use instant powder instead. This is great if you don’t have a coffee maker or are short on time. Be sure it’s labeled espresso and not a regular brew.
  • Create a dairy-free version. Unsweetened oat milk is a wonderful alternative, especially a thicker variety like Califia’s barista blend. Find it with the other milks and creamers in the dairy case of your local store.
  • Want a bigger size? This recipe produces a 16-ounce drink (equivalent to a Grande), but you can adjust the amounts to meet your caffeine needs. Scale up the milk and syrup as needed, and add an extra shot for every additional 4 ounces that your cup holds.
  • Add a little decadence. A swirl of whipped cream and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon really puts this beverage over the top!

>iced cinnamon dolce latte ingredients in a pot

What You Will Need For This Recipe

starbucks cinnamon dolce latte in a shaker

FAQ‌ ‌-‌ ‌Common‌ ‌Recipe‌ ‌Questions‌

What’s the difference between this and a Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte?
Just the syrup! Instead of their bottled version, this recipe uses a homemade blend of pantry staples.

For a sugar-free version, replace the brown sugar with your preferred alternative sweetener.

Do I need a fancy espresso machine to make this?
No, you can use a stovetop espresso maker or brew an extra strong cup of coffee instead.

cinnamon dolce latte pouring in milk

How do I store leftover syrup?
Pour it into a jar or container with a lid and keep in a cool location for up to 1 week. It’s safe to use beyond that, but the mixture will start to thicken into a jelly-like substance.

If you want to make a double batch, I recommend using one whole cinnamon stick in place of the powdered spice.


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Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte (Starbucks Copycat) milk coffee swirl

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Author: Donna Elick
Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte (Starbucks Copycat)

Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte (Starbucks Copycat)

An iced cinnamon dolce latte gives you a sweet jolt of caffeine when you need it! Recreate this Starbucks favorite in your own kitchen today.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 10 Min


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Double shot (2 ounces) espresso
  • Ice
  • 1/4 milk, I used oat milk


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Cook for 3-5 minutes until it comes to a simmer. Remove the syrup from the pot into an airtight container.
  2. Fill a mason jar or shaker with ice. Pour your espresso and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon sugar syrup and close the lid. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour the milk into the espresso, stir and enjoy!

Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte (Starbucks Copycat) closeup

Originally published July 2021

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  1. This sounds delicious! How many iced coffees does the simple syrup make? I looked and may have missed it,but is there a nutrition breakdown,? TIA

  2. Please tell me how many ounces is in a shot of espresso as I have no idea. Thanks!

    1. Hi Fran, thanks for commenting. One shot of espresso is one ounce.

      Enjoy and let us know how it goes,

  3. Just made this syrup. It’s SO good! So easy to make too. I used it in cold coffee from my fridge instead of espresso since I don’t love strong coffee and did half milk half cream. So yummy!


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