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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
With love from our simple kitchen to yours.
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Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte (Starbucks Copycat)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Double shot espresso
- 1/4 cup milk, I used oat milk
- 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.
- 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.
- Pour the milk into the espresso, stir and enjoy!
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published July 2021
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