Cinnamon is a versatile spice, bringing a variety of flavors to whatever it’s added to. Starbucks’ menu is bursting with cinnamon drinks, each with its own individual flavors and palettes.
Curious about Starbucks cinnamon drinks?
Follow this guide for a full breakdown of the best Starbucks cinnamon drinks and what each one will give you in terms of flavor and undertones.
15 Best Cinnamon Drinks From Starbucks (Tastes You’ll Love)
1. Cinnamon Dolce Latte
The Cinnamon Dolce Latte is one of the more popular Starbucks cinnamon drinks available and is ordered throughout the year by cinnamon lovers.
The Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte combines the sweet flavor of dolce and the more spicy kick of cinnamon to create a perfect blend of both.
The Starbucks cinnamon dolce syrup they use is widely available and a big hit amongst fans.
The combination in the cinnamon dolce latte is simple; espresso and steamed milk, with the added Starbucks cinnamon dolce syrup.
Topped with sweetened whipped cream and a cinnamon dolce topping, this Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte will be sure to keep you going in those colder months.
2. Cinnamon Dolce Crème
If you prefer a Starbucks caffeine free drink version of the cinnamon dolce latte, then Starbucks has you covered!
The Starbucks cinnamon dolce crème follows the same basic recipe as the cinnamon dolce latte, but without the coffee.
You get a combination of steamed milk with Starbucks cinnamon dolce flavored syrup, topped with whipped cream and a light dolce dusting.
The Starbucks cinnamon dolce crème works well for those who don’t need a hit of caffeine but also want to enjoy a sweet and herbal mix in a hot drink.
Perfect for winding down in the evenings after a long day.
3. Chai Tea Brewed
A chai tea (not to be confused with the chai tea latte or iced chai tea latte) combines cinnamon with a mix of other herbs and spices to create a bold, warming hot drink.
The chai tea at Starbucks combines cinnamon, ginger, clove, and cardamom.
Each with its own unique palette of flavors, they create a real warming and spicy treat for you to enjoy at any time. You can also add extra brown sugar if you want it a bit sweeter.
The chai tea is decaffeinated, which means it’s great for those cold autumnal evenings and long winter days where you need a warming boost.
4. Chai Tea Latte
The chai tea latte is a unique blend of spices (cinnamon, ginger, clove, and cardamom) from chai tea, along with freshly steamed milk and brown sugar to create a softer and creamier addition to your chai.
The blend of steamed milk and milk foam top creates a sweeter mix to the chai tea as well.
The result is a smooth blend of sweet and spicy to keep you warm in the colder months of the year.
Add in some vanilla syrup to sweeten the edge even more. It’s really ideal for anyone, with or without a sweet tooth!
What's even better about this drink is that you can order it iced! An iced chai tea latte is the perfect Starbucks cinnamon drink on a hot day.
The iced chai tea latte has all the same ingredients but is made with cold milk.
It's the perfect year round Starbucks cinnamon drink, so if you live in a hot climate you should definitely try the iced chai tea latte.
5. Chai Creme Frappuccino
Frappuccinos are a staple of Starbucks drinks; they provide a creamy, sweet blend of milk and coffee (or cream) to create a smooth iced cinnamon coffee.
So if you fancy a taste of fall in the summer, the chai creme frappuccino has you covered.
The chai creme mixes together milk and spicy chai (with plenty of cinnamon!) along with a creme base to give you a sweet and spicy mix for those hot summer days.
Topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkles, it makes a perfect, cool iced cinnamon coffee to keep you going.
6. Pumpkin Spice Latte
The iconic pumpkin spice latte is available at the turn of the fall in Starbucks, which is usually around August 30th.
You know them, we love them; it’s just the right drink to get you ready for the falling leaves and cooler temperatures.
The pumpkin spice latte is a mix of espresso and steamed milk with a combination of pumpkin syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove (topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkles) to create a warming, spicy, and yet still sweet beverage to kick start your spooky season.
Don’t let the stereotypes hold you back from an iconic and delicious drink that hits the spot every time.
7. Cinnamon Latte
There’s something so comforting about a simple latte; it’s a good hit to start your day or wind down after a meal.
Adding cinnamon syrup to your latte creates a new and spicier blend for your favorite drink.
This recipe is very similar to the cinnamon dolce latte but has a bit less cinnamon dolce syrup within it.
It also has less cinnamon powder on top, so it's not quite as cinnamon heavy as the cinnamon dolce latte. It can be served with or without whipped cream, but we always get it on top.
The cinnamon syrup at Starbucks not only combines sweet and warming spice but also compliments almost every drink it’s added to.
If you feel like making a change to your everyday latte, adding cinnamon will give you a brilliant twist that’ll keep you caffeinated and satisfied.
8. Iced Cinnamon Latte
Want the same blend as above, but the temperature is above 100F? Not to worry, Starbucks is able to do any drink over ice.
So if you still fancy those fall flavors in your latte, simply ask for an iced cinnamon latte instead of a hot one.
The mix of sweet milk and spicy cinnamon in this iced cinnamon coffee compliments each other well, with the added bonus of keeping you 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.
Compliment the iced cinnamon latte further with whipped cream, cinnamon powder, and cinnamon sprinkles, giving you a sweeter blend of latte while keeping the cinnamon flavor intact.
9. Caramel Apple Spice
Next on our list is a drink to give you that wintery feel.
The caramel apple spice is steamed apple juice, complemented with Starbucks cinnamon syrup, and topped with whipped cream and extra caramel drizzle on top of the whipped cream.
The excellence in this drink is its simplicity; you get the sweet apple and spice of cinnamon mixed together to create a calming and aromatic balance that will be sure to top off any day.
The refreshing steamed apple juice and lack of caffeine also make this one of the best Starbucks drinks for when you're sick.
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
Enjoy the Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte even in the hottest of heat.
The iced cinnamon dolce latte is the same drink you know and love, except prepared over ice to give you a cooldown when the sun is warming us up.
If you feel like making a change, order it as a macchiato with coconut milk for a creamier and sweeter Starbucks drink!
Simply 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.
The coconut milk adds an extra layer of sweetness if you don’t like your Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte to be too herbal and will give a nice finish to the drink.
Just bear in mind that the whipped cream in the cinnamon dolce syrup does have dairy, so you might have to swap it out if you are looking for dairy free Starbucks cinnamon drinks.
The cinnamon dolce syrup is fine though, and suitable for a vegan diet.
11. Iced Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Time for our first secret menu item on this list; make it feel like breakfast all day!
If you love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, then this drink will truly hit the spot.
The result is that nostalgic taste you can see, and a sweet and spicy finish to your drink.
Ask 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
In the spooky season, you’ll find Starbucks reintroducing their pumpkin-flavored drinks, and the Pumpkin Spice Creme frappuccino is no exception.
This frappuccino gives you a great mix of cream and actual pumpkin pie spices to give you a welcoming flavor of pumpkin pie.
It’s mixed with milk and pumpkin, fall spice flavors, creme base, and topped with whipped cream and actual pumpkin pie spices.
The Pumpkin Spice Creme frappuccino also comes with no coffee, so it can be enjoyed by anyone at any age, a real lasting treat!
13. Apple Crisp Macchiato
While this drink doesn't have a strong cinnamon flavor, the mix of spiced apple and brown sugar gives you a sweet apple pie-tasting experience.
This is a seasonal drink, too, so you’ll be able to pick this beverage up once the fall begins to show.
The apple crisp macchiato is a mix of apple brown sugar syrup, steamed milk, and espresso and topped with spiced-apple crisp drizzle.
You can also 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
Another pumpkin-flavored drink to get your October rolling; the pumpkin cream cold brew will give you that final summer cooldown along with the spices of cinnamon and pumpkin to prepare you for the fall months.
The pumpkin cream cold brew is prepared with pumpkin cream cold foam, which is made by mixing vanilla sweet cream with pumpkin spice.
Do you wish your cold brew could have a wider palette?
The pumpkin cream cold brew will give you the nutty, caramelly notes from the cold brew, with the addition of spicy cinnamon and pumpkin mixed in.
You can also add brown sugar syrup or vanilla bean powder to enhance the flavor and make this cinnamon drink even more special.
However you drink it, this is the perfect way to end the summer!
15. Cinnamon Roll Latte
We finish with another secret menu item: the cinnamon roll latte!
A cinnamon roll is a great sweet treat on its own. Now, you can have two; one in drink form and one as a pastry!
The drink is already topped with whipped cream and cinnamon dolce sprinkles. The result is a sweet flavored treat that will melt in your mouth just like an oven-fresh cinnamon roll.
Ask Barista For: A Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte, add white mocha sauce, and ask for the milk to be steamed with vanilla bean powder.
Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Cinnamon Dolce Creme
Chai Tea Brewed
Chai Tea Latte
Chai Creme Frappuccino
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Iced Cinnamon Latte
Caramel Apple Spice
Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Iced Cinnamon Toast Crunch (Secret Menu)
Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino
Apple Crisp Macchiato
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Cinnamon Roll Latte (Secret Menu)
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.
If you want your Starbucks cinnamon drinks to have a sweeter taste, no problem!
Ordering sweeter syrups into the drink will give you those boosts of flavor to kick start your day.
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.
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.
You don’t need to wait for October to enjoy a spicy flavored drink anymore!
Cinnamon is available all year round at Starbucks, and with their many combinations, you’re free to enjoy a warming and tasty blend of cinnamon and sweeter flavors.
So treat yourself to a harmonic balance with each sip and let the cinnamon flavors help you through the day.