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Starbucks-Inspired Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Let me set the scene for you. It's the middle of June, 90+F in Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. The sun is beating down, we've been riding roller coasters for hours on end and our clothes have literally begun to drip with sweat. It's time to re-hydrate. What drink do we choose to freshen us up on this scorching hot day. Why, a round of Cinnmon Dolce Lattes from Starbucks, of course.

Starbucks-Inspired Cinnamon Dolce Latte Recipe |

You see, when there isn't a Starbucks on the island in which you live, you'll jump at any opportunity to sip on a mug of their steaming hot coffee - even if the sun is beating down outside and people are downing gallons of water around you. That vacation to Orlando was the first time I'd ever had the opportunity to sip on the speciality drink and after the first drop had brushed against my lips, I knew I had to whip up a copycat Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte as soon as I got home.

I figured you guys probably wouldn't want to hear me droning on about coffee in the middle of August, so I held myself back and waited until now to post it. The idea of snuggling up with a Starbucks copycat coffee recipe in your favourite mug whilst watching a film on a cold October night sounds much more appealing than gulping it down on a boiling summer's day, right?

Starbucks-Inspired Cinnamon Dolce Latte Recipe |

This is the very first Starbucks copycat recipe I've ever attempted, but I've got plenty of hot chocolate recipes on my blog if you like the idea of whipping up your own fancy cocoas. Gingerbread hot chocolate, salted caramel hot chocolate and Mars hot chocolate are some of my faves that I definitely plan on making this year as the temperatures continue to drop!

The recipe below makes one serving of coffee plus extra cinnamon syrup. Don't think you can only use the syrup to make the coffee - it's good on everything. And I mean everything - oatmeal, French toast, pancakes, salad...Okay, salad is pushing it a bit, but I bet it would be awesome on salad. In fact, it might be a sure-fire way to make me eat my veggies.

What's your favourite drink to order from Starbucks? I'm travelling to the UK at the beginning of December and plan on sampling all their winter-themed coffees when I'm there!

📖 Recipe

Starbucks-Inspired Cinnamon Dolce Latte Recipe |

Starbucks-Inspired Cinnamon Dolce Latte

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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 coffee + extra syrup


for the cinnamon syrup

  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

for the coffee

  • 2 oz strong black coffee
  • 6 oz hot milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons cinnamon syrup
  • optional: whipped cream and caramel curls for topping


  • In a saucepan over a medium heat, stir together the water, white sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • Leave to simmer for around 10 minutes, until the liquid has reduced by half.
  • In your favourite mug, stir together the coffee, milk and cinnamon syrup.
  • Top with whipped cream and caramel curls, if you want, then enjoy!


Store the extra syrup in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
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  1. Michelle

    This is mine and my husband's FAVORITE! I'm so excited to try it! Pinning

  2. Pam@over50feeling40

    A cup of that right now sounds so good! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. Candace

    This is what I always order from Starbucks! Thanks so much for the recipe. I'll definitely be using this and saving lots of money :). Pinned!

  4. Stephanie

    WOW this looks so good, I feel like Starbucks copycat recipes are hard to find out there, this is definitely a winner, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. Katherine @ Everyday Celebrations

    Stopping by from the Too Cute Tuesday link party. This looks amazing! I will definitely have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Miz Helen

    What a great latte. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. mila furman

    Love me a dolce latte! I may have to whip this up this weekend! Thanks for linking with us at #Foodie Fridays! Hope you will join us again soon!

  8. Sarah @ Sarah's Kitchen

    I don't drink coffee but this looks so tempting! This really looks amazing!

  9. Diana Rambles

    Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  10. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    I don't blame you, if I was in your shoes I'd be doing the same. This drink sounds perfect for cozy nights in. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  11. Ashley @

    Ooh, I'm all for recreating the fancy stuff at home, especially when it comes to coffee! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, it was the most viewed and will be featured in tonight's What'd You Do This Weekend! Pinned 🙂