It finally got cold in Riyadh these last few days and there is nothing I like more than a hot drink in my hand when I am freezing. I have about tired myself out of my other flavors and was looking for a new one on the Starbucks Menu. I always browse through online and then create one myself. I have never tried a Cinnamon Dolce Latte so I thought it was perfect. I do like a bit of cinnamon, but nothing overpowering so if you do add more then I did.
I broke my glass carafe on my espresso maker a few months ago and it was going to cost more to replace then the entire package so I just decided to upgrade to a Delonghi. I have been really happy with it, it makes a great cup of coffee. So I will be getting my espresso and frothed milk this way, but if you do not have one you can get espresso from a moka pot and frothed milk from a hand frother or by shaking it in a jar.
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup water
1 (5-inch) cinnamon stick
1/2 cup espresso
1/4 cup frothed milk
Ground cinnamon, for topping
1. In a saucepan on medium heat, add water, sugar, syrup and cinnamon. Cook until heated through and the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick. Keeps refrigerated in an airtight container.
2. In a mug add syrup to taste, espresso and frothed milk. Sprinkle ground cinnamon on top.
Yields: 1 cup