I posted this recipe a long time ago to use in the Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider Recipe (so yummy by the way!)
I thought I would post the recipe to make just the syrup separately though. This syrup is really simple to make and it makes your regular coffee taste so fancy or I like this in an iced coffee.
It is also really good on pancakes if you want a little extra treat. For those that are not coffee drinkers, you might try this with a bit of warm milk for a fairly low calorie alternative to hot chocolate.
Since the flavor of Cinnamon Dolce is basically a cinnamon simple syrup, you can make it yourself really quickly at home:
- Add 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar to a saucepan.
- Add 1 cup of water and stir well. Bring to a slow boil and remove from heat.
- Add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and stir well.
The cinnamon won’t dissolve completely but that didn’t make a difference to me. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for several weeks.
I have purchased the Cinnamon Dolce syrup at Starbucks (I think it was about $11 for a giant container) and I personally don’t taste much of a difference at all in side by side tasting. I actually think I prefer this because you know exactly what is going into your body- sugar + cinnamon. In the actual syrup there are so many additives.
To make a Cinnamon Dolce Latte at home just brew strong coffee (I brew a 4oz espresso in my Keurig) and I fill the rest of the cup up with milk and then add about 1-2 tablespoons of this syrup. A little goes a long way!
This is very good over ice with the same method. And now pat yourself on the back for saving $4.55 on that Starbucks drink 😉 .
And here are several other Starbucks Copycat Recipes to try!