Copycat Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

This recipe hack for Copycat Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup is so quick and easy you will never buy flavored syrup again. Save money and enjoy delicious treats like a Cinnamon Dolce latte or coffee right in the comfort of your own home.

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After I left my job I had to make some choices. Mostly I had to decide what NOT to spend money on anymore. When I was working at my full-time job, my routine included a trip to the coffee shop for a latte and most likely a pastry. Then it became Starbucks more often than not because they opened a drive-through 3 blocks from my house!! I could easily be on a conference call, order my fix, and be on my way in no time.

So now that I’m not getting that nice paycheck, I make my own lattes at home. I’m a sucker for the flavored lattes and by now you probably know I have a sweet tooth (or teeth ?). One of my favorites is the Cinnamon Dolce Latte. I decided to make my own syrup and save money not only on making my coffee at home but also not buying $10-$20 bottles of syrup.

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Copycat Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

An easy copycat cinnamon dolce syrup that tastes just like it came from your favorite coffee shop!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Keyword cinnamon dolce, coffee syrup, diy syrup, starbucks copycat
Author EmilyFabulous


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan and turn the heat on medium. Stir until everything has combined and boils for about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and let it cool. Strain into your bottle of choice using a mesh strainer.


  • You can also use 1 tbsp ground cinnamon instead of the cinnamon sticks but I fin d that you get a thick gloopy substance that is fine but not ideal. If you do use cinnamon, make sure you strain the liquid with cheescloth or coffee filter befroe adding to your sealable bottle.

This is the type of bottle I used to store my syrup. It should stay good for about 6 months in the fridge, but I don’t think it will last that long! Don’t forget to label and date the bottle.

basic bottle with hinge top for storing homemade cinnamon dolce syrup

What to use Cinnamon Syrup for:

  • Flavored latte or coffee
  • Flavor your favorite vanilla frosting and use on cinnamon rolls or cupcakes!
  • Mix some with a little bourbon for a sweet nightcap
  • Use the syrup for pancakes or waffles (add to the batter or as a syrup)
  • Add to whipped cream for an extra special treat

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Cinnamon Photo by Mae Mu on Unsplash.

Coffee Photo by Vanesa Conunaese on Unsplash.

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