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How to Make a Homemade Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Carly Barry AT HOME


It’s been over 3 years since I was on maternity leave with my first son, and while I do remember all the sweet cuddles, I also remember those sleepless nights and my daily trips out to grab my beloved cinnamon dolce latte.

Having worked full-time for several years before becoming pregnant and having my son, I had no idea how strange (and awesome) it would be to have several glorious months off to bond with my new baby.

But by week 5 of being off work, I started getting a little stir crazy at home, and while it wasn’t always easy to get the new babe into his car seat and out the door, I needed to get out of the house. Enter daily coffee runs (mind you it was just to the drive-thru!).

And I tried pretty much every type of drink there was—lattes (pumpkin spice, caramel, you name it!), mochas, macchiatos, cappuccinos, steamers … the list goes on and on. It was always more about leaving the house than enjoying my beverage, that is until I met the cinnamon dolce latte—the queen of all the hot coffee options! She was slightly sweet (but not overly), a little cinnamon-y, and still had the taste of coffee that I loved so much.

Fast-forward three years, and I’ve got baby boy #2, which makes my trips out to get coffee a little less. Mostly because I think the process of getting two kids in the car to go anywhere is comparable to the feat of training for a marathon. But don’t fret—here’s the homemade version, which I think is just as good!



Espresso (or your choice of strong coffee)

Milk (I use 2 percent)

1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar cinnamon syrup* (I think 1 is plenty)



  1. Brew espresso into a cup (I use a Nespresso pod)
  2. Fill the remainder of the cup with milk (or steam the milk ahead of time using your frother, Nespresso machine, etc.)
  3. Add in syrup and combine (and maybe throw it in the microwave for 30 seconds to heat it up if you didn’t warm the milk beforehand)
  4. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.

*Note: I’ve also used the blend of spices listed in this recipe instead of the pre-made syrup I linked to above.

If you try this yummy drink, let us know what you think. And don’t forget that it will probably taste a bit better in our darling warm & cozy mug!

warm & cozy mug

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