As a mom of two very busy little boys, I can tell you that I pretty much LIVE on coffee. Taking that first sip in the morning is one of the most satisfying moments of my day. I often even joke that I find all of my parenting skills in that little coffee cup. And if I become a stellar mom after an ordinary cup of coffee, I must become supermom after drinking a latte. But like a lot of busy moms I don’t always have the time (or budget) to stop for that $5.00 Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte. After all, January is the time when a lot of people are still suffering the financial pinch of the holiday spending hangover. So what better time to ditch the $5.00 coffee shop lattes and opt for a much less expensive but equally delicious homemade version.

You don’t have to be a barista to make this DIY homemade cinnamon dolce latte at home. It’s so easy to make and so delicious. Give it a try! I challenge you to say it’s not as satisfying as Starbucks!

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Simple Syrup & Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Cook Time12 minsTotal Time12 mins

Yields 3 1/2 cups of simple syrup

Ingredients

Ingredients for Cinnamon Simple Syrup
 2 cups water
 4 cinnamon sticks
 1 ½ cups sugar
Extra Ingredients for Cinnamon Dolce Latte
 ¾ cup of strong brewed coffee or 1/4 cup of espresso
 ¾ cup of milk of choice (I use 1%)

Directions

If you don't have a milk frother for the last step of this recipe, see here for alternative ways to get frothy milk.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Simple Syrup
1

In a small pot add together the water and cinnamon sticks.

2

Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

3

Strain out cinnamon sticks and any smaller cinnamon stick pieces that might have broken off during boiling. Bring water back to a boil, add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.

4

Store the cinnamon dolce latte syrup in a sealed glass bottle in a refrigerator. When refrigerated it should keep for up to 1 month.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte
5

Brew either 3/4 cup of strong coffee or 1/4 cup of espresso in a large cup. (I'm lucky because our new Keurig Elite coffee machine has a strong setting, which I find perfect for lattes). Depending on how sweet you like your lattes, add 1 - 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon dolce latte simple syrup to the coffee.

6

heat milk in either a small pot on the stove or in the microwave for a minute or two. Make sure that the milk does not come to a boil. Froth milk (I use a handheld milk frother as pictured below and I find it works great!) Add frothed milk to coffee.

7

Sprinkle with powdered cinnamon as a garnish if you wish and enjoy!

 

Ingredients

Ingredients for Cinnamon Simple Syrup
 2 cups water
 4 cinnamon sticks
 1 ½ cups sugar
Extra Ingredients for Cinnamon Dolce Latte
 ¾ cup of strong brewed coffee or 1/4 cup of espresso
 ¾ cup of milk of choice (I use 1%)

Directions

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Simple Syrup
1

In a small pot add together the water and cinnamon sticks.

2

Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

3

Strain out cinnamon sticks and any smaller cinnamon stick pieces that might have broken off during boiling. Bring water back to a boil, add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.

4

Store the cinnamon dolce latte syrup in a sealed glass bottle in a refrigerator. When refrigerated it should keep for up to 1 month.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte
5

Brew either 3/4 cup of strong coffee or 1/4 cup of espresso in a large cup. (I'm lucky because our new Keurig Elite coffee machine has a strong setting, which I find perfect for lattes). Depending on how sweet you like your lattes, add 1 - 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon dolce latte simple syrup to the coffee.

6

heat milk in either a small pot on the stove or in the microwave for a minute or two. Make sure that the milk does not come to a boil. Froth milk (I use a handheld milk frother as pictured below and I find it works great!) Add frothed milk to coffee.

7

Sprinkle with powdered cinnamon as a garnish if you wish and enjoy!

Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Channel Your Inner Barista

I love how just like at a coffee shop I can customize my latte. I can tailor it to my desired sweetness and taste, and use my own milk preferences. Ever since I’ve started to make this recipe, it has definitely become one of my favourite afternoon treats.

If you like the taste of cinnamon but aren’t a fan of lattes, try the cinnamon simple syrup in tea or coffee. It will add just the perfect amount of sweetness to your morning routine!

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8 Comments

  1. Natasha February 3, 2019 at 10:10 PM

    This recipe is pure perfection and sounds super easy! That’s important for a kitchen novice like me. I’ve always wondered how to froth milk and I’m going to order cinnamon sticks right now (we grocery shop online here in Singapore). Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Trina Vanaalst February 4, 2019 at 10:12 AM

      It is so easy!!! If you can boil water you can make the cinnamon simple syrup which is the star ingredient in this recipe. I’d love to hear what you think of it once you’ve tried it out!

      Reply
  2. Jill February 12, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    Omg! This looks amazing. I need to try this and start saving all the money I’m spending at Starbucks!

    Reply
    1. Trina Vanaalst February 12, 2019 at 9:04 AM

      Hi Jill, Do give it a try… It is so good!!! Everyone that I make one for says that it tastes even better than Starbucks!

      Reply
  3. Kasia February 12, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    This looks like a delicious and easy recipe. I love cinnamon and I use it everyday. And who doesn’t love a latte especially in winter? Will have to try this recipe.

    Reply
    1. Trina Vanaalst February 12, 2019 at 3:20 PM

      Kasia, if you love cinnamon than I’m certain that you’re going to love this recipe. If you try it please comment back and let me know what you think!

      Reply
  4. Deborah Kos February 12, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    I love cofee. This is such an easy recipe for the simple syrup. The cinnamon dolce latte recipe is can also be made quickly. I can’t wait to try this.

    Reply
    1. Trina Vanaalst February 12, 2019 at 3:19 PM

      Thanks for your comment, Deborah! It is such an easy recipe – it’s definitely my go-to coffee drink of choice at the moment. And with two very busy little boys, I need something that I can make quick!

      Reply

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