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Copycat Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup Recipe

This copycat Starbucks cinnamon dolce syrup recipe is perfect for coffee or tea! The perfect mix of rich vanilla and ground cinnamon in a sweet syrup. Half white sugar and half brown sugar gives this syrup a caramel like flavor. Whole cinnamon stick can add even more flavor, along with split vanilla beans. This syrup keeps in the fridge for months, so make a double batch!

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Highlights of this Copycat Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup Recipe:

  • Requires just a few simple ingredients
  • Keep for weeks in the fridge
  • Real vanilla bean
  • All ingredients can be found at a local grocery store
  • Sweet flavor
  • Subtle cinnamon spice
  • Fraction of the cost to make at home
  • Tastes like a cinnamon roll
  • No artificial sweeteners or flavors
  • Equal parts sugar and water
  • Copycat for Starbucks cinnamon dolce syrup recipe

Grocery list for the homemade cinnamon syrup recipe:

  • Granulated white sugar (could substitute cane sugar)
  • Light brown sugar or dark brown sugar (could substitute coconut sugar)
  • Ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks (I like both for a true cinnamon taste)
  • Whole vanilla bean
  • Vanilla bean paste

Sweet cinnamon syrup is great in iced coffee!

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Simple Vanilla Coffee Syrup Recipe (another Starbucks copycat!)

Ground cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, and brown sugar give this a rich taste.

Fun uses for dolce coffee syrup:

  • Vanilla lattes
  • Mix into a soy milk latte
  • Mix into cold brew
  • Add to blended coffee drinks
  • Stir into a hot cup of coffee for sweet cinnamon coffee
  • Great for cold beverages like iced coffee
  • Shaken espresso drinks
  • Can be used in non-alcoholic drinks or cocktails
  • Mix into iced tea
  • Copycat Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte
  • Make your favorite coffee shop drinks at home

Use this dolce syrup in iced coffee, cold brew, or hot coffee! Or mix into dolce cold foam and top your coffee with it.

Tools I used for this copycat Starbucks recipe:

Cook even parts white sugar, brown sugar, and water until thickened and dissolved. Allow cinnamon to steep.

What does cinnamon dolce syrup taste like?

This dolce syrup has a rich cinnamon, vanilla flavor with hints of caramel from the warm brown sugar.

Can you put coffee syrup in hot coffee?

Absolutely! Simply brew your morning coffee as usual and stir in a spoonful of dolce syrup in substitute of coffee creamer.

Instructions:

  • In a medium saucepan combine the sugars, water, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla extract. Heat over medium heat until simmering, simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to reduce for 10-12 minutes. The mixture should be fragrant and thickened slightly. Allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to a month.

Notes:

**Cinnamon sticks can be substituted for ground cinnamon, or use both!

Cinnamon Dolce Syrup Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Cinnamon Sugar, Coffee Syrup, Dolce Syrup, Vanilla Syrup
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 54kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $$
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Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2-3 Cinnamon sticks, or ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • In a medium saucepan combine the sugars, water, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla extract. Heat over medium-high heat until simmering, simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to reduce for 10-12 minutes. The mixture should be fragrant and thickened slightly. Allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to a month.

Notes:

**Cinnamon sticks can be substituted for ground cinnamon, or use both!

Nutrition:

Calories: 54 kcal | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Fat: 0.04 g | Sodium: 1 mg | Potassium: 0.3 mg | Sugar: 14 g | Calcium: 1 mg | Iron: 0.01 mg

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