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homemade cinnamon dolce latte with whipped cream.

Homemade Cinnamon Dolce Latte

A homemade version of the popular Starbucks drink. This easy to make cinnamon dolce latte combines espresso, cinnamon syrup, steamed milk, and sweetened whipped cream topping for one delicious beverage!
Yield: about 8 oz serving
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon latte, copycat cinnamon dolce latte, homemade latte, flavored latte recipe
Servings: 1 (multiply as needed)
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 2 fl oz fresh pulled espresso (double shot)
  • ½ fl oz cinnamon syrup, or more to taste if you prefer sweeter drink
  • 5 fl oz milk* steamed
  • sweetened whipped cream
  • ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Syrup:

  • 1 cup cool water
  • 1 cup brown sugar (200 g)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks



  • Pour hot espresso into serving glass. Stir in cinnamon syrup. Top with steamed milk.
  • Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and dust with ground cinnamon. Enjoy immediately.

Cinnamon Syrup:

  • Combine water, brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a heavy bottomed sauce pot. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Steep for 15-30 minutes, depending on preferred taste. Strain out cinnamon. Keep cinnamon syrup in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.


  • This makes a strong 8 oz serving. If you prefer a lighter coffee flavor, use more milk. Starbucks uses about 8 oz (1 cup) of 2% milk in their tall size latte. 
  • I prefer to use whole milk for a creamier texture. Oat milk is also great for steaming. 
  • Adjust cinnamon syrup amount according to your taste preferences. 
  • Each "syrup pump" is about 1 tablespoon or 0.5 fluid ounce of homemade simple syrup.
  • On average, Tall size ( 12 fl oz) has 3 pumps of syrup, Grande (16 fl oz) has 4 pumps, and Venti (20 fl oz) has 5 pumps.
Cinnamon syrup will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for two weeks.