Do you love ordering a Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte? This delicious, creamy hot espresso drink needs just 4 ingredients to make at home. The perfect way to start your day, this cinnamon dolce latte recipe will not only save you money, but save you some calories too!
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If you love ordering a Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte, but are tired of having to pay over $4 every time, you’re in the right place.
Making your favorite cinnamon latte at home is simple and quick. In this post I’ll show you exactly what you need to make this latte, what type of milk to use, what tools are best for frothing milk and how to make a skinny version as well.
What you’ll need to make this recipe:
- Milk – I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you can use any dairy or plant-based milk of your choosing.
- Espresso – a latte is traditionally made with 1-2 shots of fresh brewed espresso. I use and love my Nespresso Virto machine that makes fresh brewed coffee or espresso. If you don’t have an espresso maker, you can also use instant espresso.
- Sweetener – to make the latte sweet, you’ll need either sugar or another type of sweetener. Since I don’t consume refined sugar, I like granular monk fruit sweetener like Lakanto or Whole Earth.
- Cinnamon – it wouldn’t be a cinnamon dolce latte without ground cinnamon.
For exact ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for the recipe. Thanks!
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How do I make a cinnamon dolce latte?
To make a cinnamon dolce latte, add hot frothed milk to freshly brewed espresso. Stir in the sweetener and cinnamon. Top off the latte with the milk foam and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy the latte right away while hot.
How do I froth milk to make a latte or cappuccino?
There are numerous tools on the market that can quickly and easily froth milk. If you don’t have a dedicated milk frother, your blender can definitely do the job. Simply pour the hot milk into a blender and blend and very high speed for 20-30 seconds.
Ingredient Substitutions and Recommendations:
- Milk – I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, however you can use whole, 2% or skim dairy milk. You can also use your preferred plant-based milk, like coconut, cashew, soy or oat milk. Be aware that these milks all froth a little differently.
- Sweetener – to sweeten this cinnamon dolce latte recipe, I used a granular monk fruit sweetener. You could also use a cinnamon flavored syrup. In my opinion, these syrups can be very hit or miss when it comes to flavor. The artificial flavor or cinnamon syrup can be a big turn-off to many.
- Espresso – 1-2 shots of freshly brewed espresso is traditional for a latte. If you don’t have an espresso maker, try an instant espresso like Lavazza Prontissimo Instant Espresso which is a great option.
For exact ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions be sure to scroll down to the recipe at the bottom of the post. Thanks!
Frequently asked questions about making a Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte:
You can use just about any milk you prefer. Dairy milk like whole, 2% or skim all will froth nicely. Plant based milks include almond, oat, coconut and soy. All of these are great options, especially for those with dietary restrictions or food allergies.
There are a few options for frothing milk. First, there are many dedicated milk frothers on the market. You can also use a blender. Simply add milk and blend for 30-45 seconds. Lastly, add milk to a mason jar with a tight fitting lid and shake vigorously.
According to Starbucks menu, a cinnamon dolce latte contains milk, brewed espresso, cinnamon dolce syrup, whipped cream and cinnamon dolce topping.
According to the Starbucks nutrition menu, for a grande 16 oz drink there are 340 calories, 14 grams of fat and 40 grams of sugar.
What goes with a cinnamon dolce latte?
Pastries, cookies, muffins, breads, scones and coffee cakes would all be great with a latte. Here are some of our recipes that would go great with a cinnamon dolce latte:
- Starbucks Pumpkin Scones
- Apple Scones
- Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
- Velvety Pumpkin Crumb Cake
- Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread
- Healthy Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
- Apple Danish Braid
- Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread
If you loved this Starbucks latte recipe, check out some of these other Starbucks recipes:
- 1 1/2 cups milk, hot
- 1 shot espresso (fresh brewed or instant)
- 2 teaspoons granular monk fruit sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Either in the microwave or on the stovetop, heat the milk to steaming. For microwave, heat in a microwave-safe container for approximate 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
- Using a milk frother or blender, froth the hot milk.
- Brew the espresso. Pour the espresso into a mug, and then pour the milk over the top of the espresso, reserving the milk foam.
- Stir in the sweetener and cinnamon to the milk and espresso. Top the latte with the reserved milk foam. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy right away while hot.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 12g