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Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte – An exact replica of Starbucks’ deliciously sweet, warm and comforting Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte | | An exact replica of Starbucks' deliciously sweet, warm and comforting Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

Hi friends!! Happiest of Fridays!

What’s on the agenda for tonight? Dinner? Movies? Getting plastered??

I was once in Australia and I said something along the lines of, “Maaaan, I am SO pissed!”. And one of the Aussies goes, “Already?! We just got here! You’ve only had half a drink!!”. Then I made that face. You know the one. You look all confused and your eyes pop out of your head and all you want to say is, “Um, whaaaat?” (in the voice of Leslie Mann on Big Daddy.) 

Apparently “pissed” in Aussie-terms means plastered. Or drunk. Wasted! Hammered? Trashed!? Got more?

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte | | An exact replica of Starbucks' deliciously sweet, warm and comforting Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

Obviously, this has nothing to do with Cinnamon Dolce Latte since alcohol is out of the recipe equation, buuuut if you’re looking to get your Friday freak-ON with coffee AND booze, take a sip of this Authentic Irish Coffee – that is some goooood stuff!

Starbucks is like a whole country away from my house. It takes a bit over 20 minutes to get to it, mostly because of the trillion stop-lights that you have to get past. Which, by the way, I LOVE it when I catch them all on GREEN!! I always feel SO accomplished when I just buzz right through them all!

…can’t believe that’s what gets me excited these days…


Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte | | An exact replica of Starbucks' deliciously sweet, warm and comforting Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

So to avoid all the red lights, and to get my Starbucks-fix, many a times I will just go into mah kitchen and prepare mahself a good ole Cinnamon Dolce Latte! OR a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

And while on the subject… that’s LAH-TAY! Last time I was at Starbucks, I overheard a customer ask for a Pumpkin Spice LATE! As in, I’m going to be LATE to the movies… She said LATE. All serious and stuff… πŸ˜€

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte | | An exact replica of Starbucks' deliciously sweet, warm and comforting Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

Don’t you just want to go ahead and cradle that mug? Like right now!? If you hop into your kitchen right this second, it will be in your hands in about 4.3 minutes.

Ready? Steady. GO!


4.5 from 6 votes
Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte | | An exact replica of Starbucks' deliciously sweet, warm and comforting Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time4 mins
This easy coffee recipe is an exact replica of Starbucks' sweet, warm & comforting Cinnamon Dolce Latte! Perfect for the holidays & chilly weather sipping.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 104


  • 6 ounces boiling water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder - I use Medaglia D'Oro Instant Espresso Coffee 2 Ounce (you want a strong cup of coffee so to balance the creaminess and sweetness of the milk-mixture)
  • 1/2- cup milk (I use skim)
  • 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


  • Stir the espresso powder into the hot water and set aside.
  • In a glass measuring cup combine milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg; stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Place in Microwave and cook for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the milk starts to froth up.
  • Remove from Microwave and stir again.
  • Place in Microwave for an additional 30 seconds, or until the milks starts to froth up again.
  • Remove and, while stirring the espresso, slowly pour the milk mixture into the coffee.
  • Top with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon.
  • Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Calcium 138mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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32 Responses
    1. Katerina Petrovska

      I don’t have a sugar free version of this, but you can control the amount of sugar you add in. You can also use a sweetener – stir in a little bit, taste it, and see how much more you may want to add.

  1. Yang

    I rarely go to Starbucks for lattes but this one, since I can just make at home without spending too much, and because I read cinnamon on it, I would most probably include it in my weekend to-do list. I bake during weekends, but I can slip this simple recipe while waiting for my goods to bake. Thank you so much for this recipe, Katerina!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      “Pissed” in the States means upset or angry. I would have never guessed that “pissed” means “drunk” everywhere else…

  2. Violet

    Before I had a milk steamer I made my milk foam in the microwave…took alil to perfect but to get the most froth….put your cold milk in a ball jar,fill about a quarter of the way, cover and shake,shake,shake…you’ll see the foam appear..take the cover off and microwave it..about 45 VERY careful taking it out…the glass gets very very hot happy milk frothing everyone

  3. Angie

    Thank you for this! I used vanilla almond milk and the microwave time was perfect. I also made espresso in my French press (4 TBS of coffee to 1 cup boiling water). Everything was perfect!!!

  4. Monica

    Just made this. You REALLY have to watch the microwave. 1 minute and 30 seconds is too long for the milk mixture and it boiled over. I’d say 1 minute and maybe 5-10 seconds is good. So, I had to add a smidge more milk like 1-2 tablespoons. After stirring and putting it in the microwave again for 30 seconds…that was too long as well and again it boiled over and I did watch it this time but its pretty fast at boiling over…just wasn’t quick enough. All said and done I tried it and the flavor is ok but its not as sweet as Starbucks is. So, I might add a full tablespoon of brown sugar next time. Also, it might not be a bad idea to add your spices after you nuke the milk the first time because cold milk and spices are very difficult to incorporate. πŸ™‚ I make a lot of lattes at home so I know what works and I’ll try this again tomorrow morning with the extra brown sugar and see how that goes! πŸ™‚ Otherwise I did like it just need a little more sweetness.

  5. Barbara

    I made one this morning but my froth disintegrated right before my eyes! Flavor was good but I miss my froth.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Barbara! It doesn’t hold as well as when you have a milk frother, but as you said, it’s still so good! πŸ˜€

        1. Rosa

          If you’re going for the true Starbucks version, I would increase the sugar on this recipe (hence the 4 stars). However, I always think their drinks are too sweet, and thought this version was perfect for my tastes.

  6. Nora

    Haha, I had similar experiences with “I am so pissed” as well – but I was in the place of your Australian friends πŸ˜‰
    I always get excited when I see Starbucks copycat recipes! We get pumpkin spice lattes where I live (since last year!!) but that’s about it πŸ™ I’ve been wanting to try the Cinnamon Dolce one forever!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      LOL! πŸ™‚ So you know exactly what I’m talking about! πŸ™‚ Another one was when we were heading to the Australian Open and I asked them, “who are you rooting for?!”… OMG! Their facial expressions were priceless and I had no idea why! “Rooting for” in the USA means “cheering for” … in AUS… well… that’s not what it means and they made sure to tell me. haha

  7. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I usually just leave my lattes and frappes in the capable hands of starbucks. You definitely have inspired me to recreate this recipe! Thanks for sharing it…

  8. Laura Dembowski

    It looks so good! Very comforting. My weekends are so boring. Oh well! Nice that you got to go to Australia – not many people get that opportunity.

  9. Leslie

    My inner sugar monster is mad right now because it doesn’t have one of these. It looks amazing! I’m making a Starbucks run in the morning so I might have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing & happy Friday!

  10. Deanna

    Starbucks by me is on every.corner. here in Chicago,can’t believe that they would spread them out otherwise! I love me some homemade coffee drinks-must try this out! I love lattes.

  11. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    Oh I cannot wait for tonight. Tonight I’m going to enjoy a tasty pumpkin ale. Mmmm.

    So one of my favorite SBux drinks is the Cinnamon Dolce Latte, although, I don’t order it enough. But who needs to order when you can make it at home. Great recipe, Katerina!

  12. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines

    Sloshed. Plowed. Blotto. S**tfaced. πŸ™‚

    You know me and my love for caramel so you know I’d be all over this one.

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