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Cinnamon Syrup

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Sweet and spicy cinnamon is a must-have for any great home bar! Learn how to craft this spicy sweet treat with this easy recipe for homemade Cinnamon Dolce Syrup!

One true cafe classic is the cinnamon dolce latte, and the heart of that drink is the syrup. With this easy recipe, anyone can make cinnamon dolce syrup at home. This recipe is so amazing, you will love:

  • Cinnamon Sizzle – The balance of sweetness to zesty cinnamon is perfect in this recipe and it will bring an inviting warmth to anything you use it in!
  • So Simple – This recipe is basically an elevated simple syrup and it will amaze you how easy yet flavorful the result is!
  • Endless Options – Once you make this warm and spicy syrup, storing it is so easy! Then you can make whatever yummy cinnamon-infused drinks you dream up instantly!
  • Affordable Elegance – Going to the cafe every day can get really pricey but this syrup is inexpensive to make and produces a batch that can last a while!

Ingredients you need

Only 4 ingredients are required for making a delicious dolce cinnamon syrup.

Cinnamon Sticks – Cinnamon is one of the most universally loved spices, and for most people, it brings up warm and comforting feelings. That’s why having this flavorful cinnamon syrup on hand is so fun! It is the perfect way to inject a little cinnamon-infused love into your everyday life!

To build this welcoming spicy flavor, you will need cinnamon sticks. Cinnamon sticks or quills are made from the dried bark of trees from the Cinnamomum family of trees. Cinnamon trees are related to laurels but with their own unique and strong flavor.

For this recipe, sticks are the best choice because they are natural, full-flavored, and perfect for slowly steeping; plus, with sticks, there is less gritty residue in the final syrup.

The common choice of cinnamon for home chefs and bakers is Ceylon cinnamon. It is known for its interesting flavor profile with notes of clove and flowers. Look for Ceylon cinnamon sticks in your local grocery store or online.

Sugar – Granulated white sugar brings a purely sweet flavor to the recipe. If you need a sugar-free rendition, trade this ingredient for sugar-free granulated monk fruit, stevia, or erythritol, and trade the brown sugar for golden monk fruit or brown stevia.

Brown Sugar – Brown sugar is sugar in a less refined form. This means it has a more natural molasses flavor and a more complex and delicious sweetness.

Water – To make the syrup nice and thin, water is used. You can use common tap water for this recipe.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup Step-by-step

Pour in the water.
Water
Add the brown sugar.
Brown sugar
Add the granulated sugar.
Granulated sugar
Add the cinnamon sticks.
Cinnamon sticks
Whisk to dissolve the sugar.
Whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
Bring the ingredients to a gentle boil.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Strain the syrup into a measuring cup.
Strain into a jar.
Dolce cinnamon syrup in measuring cup.
And let it cool down.
Do not throw away all the strained cinnamon sticks. Use them to further refine the syrup.
Keep one of the used cinnamon sticks.
Add one of the cinnamon sticks back into the syrup to add extra flavor over time.
Add one used cinnamon stick to the bottle.
Add one of the cinnamon sticks back into the syrup to add extra flavor over time.
It intensifies the syrup over time.
Strain the syrup into a clean jar or airtight bottle.
Pour the syrup into the bottle.
Preserving bottle filled with delectable brown sugar cinnamon syrup placed in wooden basket filled with cinnamon sticks.

How To Make Cinnamon Dolce Syrup From Scratch

  • Step One – Add all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring the mix to a simmer. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved and keep simmering on low heat until the liquid has reduced by about half.
  • Step Two – Allow it to cool, and then strain the syrup into a clean jar or airtight bottle. Add one of the cinnamon sticks back into the syrup to add extra flavor over time.
  • Step Three – Keep it in a cool place and use it whenever you want to add some sparkling sweet cinnamon flavor to your drinks or baked goods!

Barista Tips

  • Store the syrup with one of the cinnamon sticks added back in. Over time, this will add even more scrumptious cinnamon flavor! Plus, seeing the cinnamon stick floating in the amber-colored syrup looks stunning.
  • While you can make a sugar syrup with just one kind of sugar, the delectable white and brown sugar combination gives this flavoring a luscious caramel-like taste! Use only white sugar if you prefer a more neutral, sweet cinnamon flavor.
  • If you are unsure how much syrup you should add to your coffee, check out our detailed guide on how much syrup to put into coffee!

Products

Preserving Jar or Bottle

One awesome thing about homemade bar syrups is how great they all look when lined up in nice bottles. It’s a great way to elevate the look of your home kitchen or bar in a functional way! That’s why I like to choose a stylish jar or bottle for my syrup.

A mason jar is a cute and practical choice, but a bottle with a longer neck and narrow opening will be the easiest to pour slowly for measuring and portion control! Whatever style you choose, be sure that it has an airtight seal for freshness and pest control.

Preserving bottle filled with delectable brown sugar cinnamon syrup placed in wooden basket filled with cinnamon sticks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Brown Sugar Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

Can I Store Cinnamon Dolce Syrup?

Yes! This recipe makes a large enough batch to last a while. Store it in an airtight container with a tightly sealed lid. You can keep this syrup on the counter or in the fridge for up to 30 days. If you start to see crystals forming in the syrup, toss it out!

Can I Make This Syrup Vegan?

Yes! To make this syrup vegan-friendly, either swap the granulated sugar for a vegan granulated sweetener with a neutral sweet flavor or replace the granulated sugar with an extra helping of brown sugar.

How Can I Use Cinnamon Dolce Syrup?

This amazing syrup is made for your home coffee bar but it can be used in everything from drinks to baked goods! Here are a few delicious ideas on how to use this sizzling sweet syrup:
Coffee – This delectable flavored syrup was made for coffees and lattes!
Cake soak – brush sponge cake with this syrup to add a sweet spicy flavor to the crumb before frosting.
Oats – Sweeten your favorite oatmeal recipe with a hint of this spicy syrup for a deliciously zippy flavor!
Cocktails – This easy syrup makes some delicious autumn spiced cider or other cocktails.
Tea – Both hot and iced teas can be much sweeter with this amazing cinnamon dolce flavor!
Sugared Fruit – You can poach peaches, apples, pears, and more in this delicious syrup to make them sticky and irresistible!
Sorbet – Add some cinnamon flavoring to your favorite frozen fruit dessert recipe!

How much Syrup to put into Coffee?

Use ¾ ounces of syrup for every 4 ounces of liquid for hot coffees. Check out our detailed guide on how much syrup to put into coffee, to dive deep into the coffee syrup world!

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Preserving bottle filled with delectable brown sugar cinnamon syrup placed in wooden basket filled with cinnamon sticks.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

Add a touch of sweetness and warmth to your favorite beverages with our homemade cinnamon syrup. Made with brown sugar and cinnamon, this syrup is perfect for lattes, hot chocolate, and more!
5 from 36 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Coffee Additive
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: brown sugar cinnamon syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, cinnamon syrup, homemade cinnamon syrup
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 444kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Saucepan
  • Stove
  • Whisk
  • Preserving jar or bottle

Ingredients 

  • 3-4 Cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions 

  • Add 3-4 Cinnamon sticks, ½ cup Sugar, ½ cup Brown Sugar, and 1 cup Water in a small saucepan and bring the mix to a simmer.
    3-4 Cinnamon sticks, ½ cup Sugar, ½ cup Brown Sugar, 1 cup Water
    Bring the ingredients to a gentle boil.
  • Whisk until the sugar has dissolved and keep simmering on low heat for another 10-15 minutes until you reduce the liquid to 250 ml/ 8.5 oz total.
    Whisk to dissolve the sugar.
  • After cooling down, strain the cinnamon sticks, pour the liquid into a clean, dry jar or airtight bottle, and add one of the cinnamon sticks back into the syrup to add extra flavor over time.
    Strain the syrup into a clean jar or airtight bottle.
  • Store in a cool place.
    Preserving bottle filled with delectable brown sugar cinnamon syrup placed in wooden basket filled with cinnamon sticks.

Notes

You can keep this syrup on the counter or in the fridge for up to 30 days. If you start to see crystals forming in the syrup, toss it out!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 2mg
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Food Safety

  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food and beverages unattended
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

By on October 5th, 2023
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