Cinnamon is an interesting spice that can absolutely change the experience of a Starbucks drink. 

For years, I’ve been sprinkling my Americanos with some to give it a bit of sweet complexity, without the calories. 

However, there are a ton of amazing cinnamon drinks to explore on the Starbucks menu!

I’m going to share my 15 all-time favorites, so don’t go anywhere!

1. Cinnamon Dolce Latte 

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte

The Cinnamon Dolce Latte is one of my favorite Starbucks drinks of all time. [1]

The Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte is buttery and tastes almost like a lighter molasses. 

It instantly adds a more decadent flavor aspect, working to bring out the entire spectrum of flavor notes in the espresso. 

The steamed milk and whipped cream topping offers a mild, creamy aspect that works well to reign in the richness of the other syrup and espresso. 

Calories for the Grande size (16 fl oz): 340 kcal

Tips From A Barista: Substitute the regular milk for oat milk, for a nutty, creamier drink. 

2. Cinnamon Dolce Crème 

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Creme

This is a fantastic Starbucks caffeine free drink version of the Cinnamon Dolce Latte, just without espresso.

It’s kind of like the dessert version, to be honest. 

The recipe calls for steamed milk with Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce syrup, topped with whipped cream and a light Dolce dusting.  

It’s sweet, creamy, and perfect for after dinner - no worrying about staying up all night from caffeine!

Calories for the Grande size (16 fl oz): 360 kcal

3. Chai Tea Brewed 

Starbucks Brewed Chai Tea

Starbucks brewed Chai Tea is a delicious black tea with spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and ginger. 

It’s actually one of my go-to orders for when I feel like I’m getting a cold. 

Keep in mind this is not the chai concentrate that Starbucks uses for their Chai Tea Lattes. 

It’s truly just the tea itself, which is also perfect for when I’m watching my calorie and sugar intake. 

Calories for the Grande size (16 fl oz): 0 kcal

Tips From A Barista: Add a splash of cream for a keto twist, or steamed milk for a ‘Chai Tea Latte’ that isn’t high in sugar. 

4. Chai Tea Latte 

Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte with Vanilla Syrup and Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam

I naively didn’t realize the Chai Tea Latte wasn’t literally just the brewed Chai Tea with steamed milk until I started working at Starbucks.

I was shocked when they showed me the little box container of Chai Tea concentrate, which is exactly what’s used in this drink.

It does definitely have the characteristic blend of spices brewed Chai Tea does, but it’s significantly sweeter with prominent brown sugar flavors.

The blend of steamed milk and milk foam top along with it creates a very cozy, comforting drink that I really love during the colder months. 

Calories for the Grande size (16 fl oz): 240 kcal

Tips From A Barista: Ask for the Chai Tea Latte iced! It’s surprisingly tasty cold as well!

5. Chai Creme Frappuccino 

Starbucks Chai Creme Frappuccino

The Chai Creme Frappuccino is kind of like if the Chai Tea Latte was turned into a milkshake! 

It has that iconic ’spicy chai’ taste, but blended with milk and ice and topped with sweetened whip and cinnamon on top!

As a cinnamon lover, it’s one of my favorite treats during the summertime. 

It isn’t as sweet as a regular milkshake, but still feels satisfying and delicious!

Calories for the Grande size (16 fl oz): 340 kcal

6. Pumpkin Spice Latte 

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

The iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte (or ‘PSL’) is available at the turn of the fall at Starbucks, which is usually around August 30th.[2

There may be some stereotypes surrounding PSLs, but I’m not ashamed to say they’re quite possibly my favorite Starbucks seasonal drink. 

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is a mix of espresso and steamed milk with a combination of pumpkin syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove and topped with whip. 

I don’t even remember the first time I tried it, as it’s pretty much become a part of my very being.

As soon as leaves start changing, I know I’m going to need two things: my flannel and a toasty Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Calories for the Grande size (16 fl oz): 390 kcal

7. Cinnamon Latte 

Starbucks Cinnamon Latte

I can never go wrong with a latte, and adding cinnamon to the mix really brings out the earthy flavors of espresso, perfectly.

The Cinnamon Latte is creamy, spicy, bold, with a bit of sweetness that rounds it all out perfectly. 

I personally love it with whipped cream, but it’s by default only sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon powder on top.

I find it’s the ideal balance of sweet and bold, without many calories or sugar. 

8. Iced Cinnamon Latte 

Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Latte

While I find cinnamon to be more popular during the chillier months, it tastes surprisingly good cold, too.

The Iced Cinnamon Latte is one of my favorite iced coffee beverages.

I find the cinnamon flavoring does a great job at keeping it from tasting too weak or watered-down.  

The mix of sweet milk and spicy cinnamon complements each other well, with the added bonus of keeping cool on a hot summer day. 

It's very similar to the Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte, but with a bit less of a spicy kick from the cinnamon, and more creaminess from the Dolce syrup.
Tips From A Barista: Compliment the iced cinnamon latte further with whipped cream, cinnamon powder, and cinnamon sprinkles for a sweeter blend of latte while keeping the cinnamon flavor intact.

9. Caramel Apple Spice 

Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice

I feel like I should’ve been warned before I first tried the Caramel Apple Spice - warned that I’d become addicted after the first sip!

It’s one of my favorite autumn drinks, with steamed apple juice, cinnamon syrup, caramel drizzle, and whipped cream. 

The calming, aromatic balance with rich, buttery sweetness and spiciness tastes like a caramel apple![3 

It’s relatively high in calories and sugar, but I figure it evens out with all the shivering I’m doing when autumn hits. 

Calories for the Grande size (16 fl oz): 380 kcal

Tips From A Barista: Pair it with the ginger biscuits available in Starbucks, and enjoy the spices mixed together for a perfect fall or winter treat.

10. Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte 

Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

 The Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte is sweet and luxurious, with a spiciness that tastes like candy.

I love the velvety texture of this latte, and feel the ice thickens up the milk a bit to create a pleasant mouthfeel.

I’m going to go out on a limb and state that I probably enjoy the iced version even more than the hot one, and I LOVE the hot one! 

However, I prefer it by subbing either the milk for cream or for oat milk.

Calories for the Grande size (16 fl oz): 300 kcal

How To Order Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte
  • Ask the barista to make the iced cinnamon dolce latte as a macchiato, with coconut milk instead and topped with whipped cream and dolce sprinkles.

11. Iced Cinnamon Toast Crunch 

Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Ah, yes, the elusive Cinnamon Toast Crunch drink!

It’s not to be found on the regular menu, and I’ve memorized the recipe so I can order it at Starbucks whenever I’m in the mood for something sweet and slightly nostalgic.

I always recommend it to my white mocha fan friends, as it comes with espresso, white mocha, raw sugar, Cinnamon Dolce syrup, and cinnamon sprinkles. 

It’s definitely not ideal for maintaining a low-cal or low-carb diet, but hey, that’s why it’s a treat. 

How To Order Iced Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Ask the barista for a Venti Iced White Mocha with only 2 pumps of white mocha. Then, add 3 pumps of Cinnamon Dolce syrup. Finish it with whipped cream, raw sugar, and cinnamon sprinkles.

12. Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino 

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino

While anything ‘pumpkin’ is typically hot, I recently discovered the Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino and wow, is it tasty. 

This Frappuccino mixes creaminess with pumpkin pie spices that reminds me of pretty much every holiday season ever. 

It’s mixed with milk and pumpkin, fall spice flavors, creme base, and topped with whipped cream and actual pumpkin pie spices.

It’s thick without being a pain to drink, like many milkshakes are. 

Calories for the Grande size (16 fl oz): 360 kcal

Tips From A Barista: Add a shot or two of espresso for a high-energy, tasty pumpkin pie treat!

13. Apple Crisp Macchiato 

Starbucks Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato

While I’m on the subject of pies, this next drink tastes like apple pie!

The Apple Crisp Macchiato is perfect for fans of apple cider - it’s just a bit sweeter and creamier!

The Apple Crisp Macchiato is a wonderful concoction of apple brown sugar syrup, steamed milk, and espresso and topped with spiced-apple crisp drizzle.

The apple drizzle is delicious, but I do think it’s even tastier without it as it can be a bit sweet.

Tips From A Barista: Ask your barista to add some cinnamon syrup to give you the extra spice you crave, and it works well with some extra brown sugar on top.

14. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew 

Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

I know I’m talking a lot about pumpkin today, but the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is absolutely incredible!

It’s bold in flavor, it packs a punch of energy, and it has a kind of pumpkin creaminess unmatched by any other.

The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is their regular Cold Brew with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, which is made by mixing vanilla sweet cream, vanilla syrup, and a dusting of pumpkin spice.  

It brings out all the nutty, caramelly notes from the cold brew, perfectly complementing the pumpkin and cream. 

Calories for the Grande size (16 fl oz): 250 kcal

15. Cinnamon Roll Latte 

Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Roll Latte

This is the other best secret menu cinnamon drink from Starbucks!

The Cinnamon Roll Latte does indeed feel like dessert, with bold espresso and steamed milk wrapped in whipped cream and Cinnamon Dolce sprinkles.  

It also includes white mocha and Cinnamon Dolce syrups, which makes for a very sweet drink that everyone should try at least once. 

How To Order Cinnamon Roll Latte
  • Ask the barista for a Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte, add white mocha sauce, and ask for the milk to be steamed with vanilla bean powder.

How Are Starbucks Cinnamon Drinks Served?

Drink 

Hot/Cold 

Cinnamon Dolce Latte 

Hot 

Cinnamon Dolce Creme 

Hot

Chai Tea Brewed 

Hot 

Chai Tea Latte 

Both 

Chai Creme Frappuccino 

Cold 

Pumpkin Spice Latte 

Hot 

Cinnamon Latte 

Hot 

Iced Cinnamon Latte 

Cold 

Caramel Apple Spice 

Cold 

Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte 

Cold 

Iced Cinnamon Toast Crunch (Secret Menu) 

Cold

Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino 

Cold 

Apple Crisp Macchiato 

Hot 

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew 

Cold 

Cinnamon Roll Latte (Secret Menu) 

Hot 

Tips When Ordering Cinnamon Drinks At Starbucks

The cinnamon syrup used at Starbucks is a cinnamon dolce syrup - this means that it's been sweetened beforehand, so it's not overpowering or too savory. 

This, for some cinnamon lovers, can be rather disappointing, but the cinnamon dolce syrup is at the heart of some of their most popular cinnamon drinks.  

But if you needed more of that cinnamon kick, simply ask for cinnamon dolce sprinkles on your drink. 

Not only will you get a stronger cinnamon flavor from the cinnamon dolce sprinkles, but the drink will also have a spicy cinnamon finish.  

The Starbucks vanilla drink syrup and brown sugar syrup both work well with the cinnamon dolce syrup and gives you an even balance of sweet and spicy while maintaining the cinnamon flavor.  
Starbucks Online Order For Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Don’t go for anything too overpowering, though - caramel syrup is very sweet and will demolish the flavor from the cinnamon dolce syrup.

Stick to vanilla, brown sugar, or an even more simple syrup for a more subtle sweet taste.  

Thanks to Starbucks’ endless customizations, you’re free to put whatever you want in your drink.

The Starbucks app gives you even more options, with the ability to skip the queue and start drinking right away. Get your cinnamon cravings at bay, and keep the sweetness low-key.  

Cinnamon Starbucks Drink Questions Answered

How many pumps of syrup are in a grande cinnamon dolce? 

Starbucks uses 4 pumps of syrup in all their grande drinks as standard, including the grande cinnamon dolce latte. The tall size comes with 3, and a venti comes with 5. 

What brand of cinnamon does Starbucks use? 

The cinnamon powder from Starbucks is Korintje cinnamon powder.

The cinnamon dolce syrup, just like Starbucks other syrups, is made by Starbucks and can be purchased from Amazon or grocery stores like Walmart.

What does Cinnamon Dolce mean?

Dolce is Italian for sweet, so the cinnamon dolce syrup at Starbucks literally means it was cinnamon sweet syrup.

The sweet cinnamon syrup is bursting with a spicy mix of cinnamon and a sweeter undertone to give full-flavored Starbucks cinnamon drinks.  

Does Starbucks Cinnamon Powder Have Sugar?

Starbucks cinnamon powder does not have sugar. 

Conclusion

Starbucks cinnamon drinks are absolutely delicious, and there’s something for every taste and temperature. 

My personal favorites are the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and the Caramel Apple Spice. 

The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew tastes like a cold slice of pumpkin pie, and the Caramel Apple Spice is warm, cozy, and perfectly sweet and spicy. 

However, I’d recommend literally any and all of these handpicked selections!

References:

1. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/414/hot

2. https://www.popsugar.com/food/when-is-starbucks-pumpkin-spice-latte-available-in-2022-48926215

3. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/475/hot

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce FAQ

Chloe Page

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Chloe Page
A lifelong mocha fan, Chloe is an award-winning writer with over eight years’ experience weaving words. Her journey in the coffee industry is highlighted by extensive research and interviews with coffee experts. In her moments of relaxation, you'll often find her sipping on Bird and Blend tea, thoughtfully scribbling in her notebook.

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