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Cinnamon Dolce Latte: A Starbucks-like latte at home

When fall leaves begin to turn, treat yourself to a Cinnamon Dolce Latte. This 5-minute Starbucks-inspired warm beverage is a simple café espresso latte filled with autumn flavors of sweet cinnamon. And incredibly simple to make at home!

Side view of Cinnamon Dolce Latte in a glass mug with cinnamon stick

Fall is a glorious and incredible season of beauty, flavor, and cozy vibes. When the leaves on the giant Ash tree in my yard begin to shimmer with golden leaves, warmly spiced lattes are not far from my mind.

From Pumpkin Spice Lattes to Maple Cinnamon Lattes and even mulled cider and autumn teas. All have their own place during the season.

And while I’m sipping my latte and enjoying a warm-from-the-oven scone, I remember all over again what a spectacular time of the year it is.

And this Starbuck’s copycat recipe is a simple-to-make, easy way to celebrate the season.

While I’ll never turn down a treat at my favorite coffee shop, it’s pretty wonderful to know I can make a similar cup of warm deliciousness at home whenever a craving hits.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte in a glass mug surrounded by festive leaves and fruit at home

What is a Cinnamon Dolce Latte?

“Dolce” is Italian for “sweet,” literally translated to sweet cinnamon. And when sweet cinnamon is warmed and served with espresso and steamed frothed milk, it’s obviously rather divine!

Most flavored lattes begin with sweetened syrup, which you can make ahead and store in the refrigerator. Or even buy ready-made at the market. This recipe, however, is unique in that it doesn’t require syrup at all.

It’s a quick and easy, simplified version of the coffee shop favorite. Complete with cinnamon-dusted steamed milk for a beautiful treat.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Ingredients

These simple ingredients may already be sitting in your cabinet. Which means you’re minutes away from a steaming cup from the comfort of your home! Yay!

The exact ingredient measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here’s all you need.

  • Espresso or instant espresso powder brewed in boiling water
  • Milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Light brown sugar
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream and ground cinnamon for garnish

Starbucks Tips for Making a Latte at Home

If you want to make at latte at home that resembles a Starbucks’ latte, here are some simple tips from the iconic coffee maker:

  1. Prepare espresso shot and pour into a mug. You don’t have to have an espresso machine to make it at home. A stovetop Moka pot works equally well as does an espresso pod. If you’re grinding your beans, be sure to use an extra fine size.
  2. Stir in flavoring and sweetener.
  3. Steam and froth milk in a separate container until you have a light layer of foam. If you don’t have a milk frother, learn how to manually froth milk through this milk frothing guide.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

If you love making your warm beverages at home during the cooler days, or all year long, these tools help make this Cinnamon Dolce Latte and everyday lattes at home.

  • Espresso Machine: This Nespresso machine is a best seller, is compact, and great for single serve morning lattes and coffee.
  • Moka Pot: If espresso machines aren’t your thing, consider a Moka Pot for stovetop brewing of both espresso and coffee.
  • Milk Frother: While you can froth milk without a frother, this electric milk frother is super convenient and produces dense form like your favorite coffee stop.

More Warm Drink Recipes to Make at Home

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Top view of Cinnamon Dolce Latte with cream, cinnamon sprinkles and a cinnamon stick
Side view of Cinnamon Dolce Latte in a glass mug with cinnamon stick

Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

When fall leaves begin to turn, treat yourself to a Cinnamon Dolce Latte. This 5-minute Starbucks-inspired warm beverage is a simple café espresso latte filled with autumn flavors of sweet cinnamon. And incredibly simple to make at home!

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces boiling water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder (or 1 to 2 shots of brewed espresso)
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream and ground cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Stir the espresso powder into the hot water and set aside. Or brew with an espresso machine or on the stovetop with a Moka pot. Pour into a mug.
  2. In a glass measuring cup combine milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg; stir until thoroughly combined. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds, or until the milk begins to froth. Remove from microwave and stir. Place back in the microwave for another 30 seconds or until it begins to froth. Finish with a milk frother once the milk is warm.
  3. Remove from the microwave and pour slowly over the espresso. Top with whipped cream and garnish with sprinkled cinnamon.

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