If you are a big fan of lattes, you might want to learn how to make a cinnamon brown sugar latte at home. Making such a drink at home is not very difficult, but it is going to take some time.
However, if you are willing to invest some time in this project, you will save some money as well, since the drink tends to be rather expensive when ordered from coffee shops.
The best part about this recipe is that you get to make your own cinnamon brown sugar syrup that you can use for as many coffees as you plan to make. More on this later.
Are you ready to learn all about this delicious coffee recipe? Then grab some coffee and start reading away!
What is a cinnamon brown sugar latte?
A cinnamon brown sugar latte is a sweetened latte made with homemade cinnamon brown sugar syrup, silky smooth steamed milk, and a strong-tasting espresso as the basis for this coffee drink.
Where a classic latte isn’t sweetened from the start, this version has a few tablespoons of homemade cinnamon brown sugar added. This syrup is really easy to make, and I’ll be showing you how to make it yourself later on.
Furthermore, the rest of the article is build up by explaining the basics of this coffee and ultimately showing you how to make this latte yourself.
At the end of this article, you’ll know exactly how to make the coffee, what the number of calories is, the best coffee to use, and so much more!
How does this coffee taste?
This coffee tastes smooth and creamy from the perfectly steamed milk, paired with a strong espresso and the sweetness from the cinnamon brown sugar syrup; it’s an absolute banger.
I’ve always been a fan of latte’s in general, but the sweetness of the homemade syrup is something different. I’ve made various coffee recipes that include brown sugar syrup, but the addition of cinnamon makes it even better.
The cinnamon is there to cut through the smoothness of the milk and create this slightly spicy tongue feeling. I really like this recipe, as you might be able to tell from the way I talk about it.
What coffee is best used in this recipe?
The best coffee to use in any latte is a strong espresso shot. By using an espresso shot as the basis of the latte, you add a strong flavor to the drink that accompanies the flavor of the whole milk nicely.
Moreover, if you don’t want to make this recipe with a strong-tasting coffee like espresso, you can swap it out for a little more toned done version like brewed coffee.
Brewed coffee made with pour over techniques will work really well for this recipe. Additionally, you can brew some coffee shots with your Nespresso or Keurig machine.
What ingredients are used to make this coffee?
A homemade cinnamon-brown sugar latte is so easy to make, and it tastes so much better than anything you can get at the coffee shop. All you need are a few basic ingredients and supplies that you likely already have.
To make the cinnamon brown sugar syrup (which I’ll show you later on), you’ll need the following items:
- Brown sugar
- A cinnamon stick
- Cold tap water
- Small saucepan with handle
To make the coffee the best way, you’ll need the following ingredients and items:
- Whole milk, you can also substitute this for a different kind of milk or milk alternative.
- A milk steamer
- A shot of espresso and a coffee brewer to make the shot of espresso.
- Tall glass or mug to serve the coffee.
That’s really all there is to it. The best part about this coffee recipe is using the coffee syrup for multiple coffee recipes. Plus, you can make as many servings of this coffee very easily. Let’s jump into the recipe:
- Steamed whole milk: 6 oz (ca. 180 ml)
- Cinnamon brown sugar syrup: 2 tbsp
- Shot of espresso
This recipe is really easy to make. Down below, you'll find a step-by-step guide to making this amazing coffee. Let's start with the prepping:
- Start by steaming your milk. As this is a latte, try to make the milk as fluffy as you can. Only then can you create those distinct coffee and milk layers.
- Once the milk has steamed or is steaming, make your espresso.
To serve this coffee:
- Add your cinnamon brown sugar syrup to the bottom of a nice glass or mug.
- Slowly pour your steamed milk on top of the syrup. By pouring in the milk slowly, you keep most milk bubbles intact.
- And last but not least, add your shot of espresso to your milk. You pour the coffee in slowly as well. This will help create those amazing layers that we all love.
You can steam the milk by using a steaming wand on your espresso machine if you have one. Don't worry if you don't have an espresso machine at home. You can also steam your milk with a Nespresso milk attachment.
If you have neither of those, add your milk to a small saucepan and place it on medium heat. While heating up, whisk vigorously to create those air bubbles.
The nutritional information is based on using whole milk. If you plan on using a different kind of milk or a milk alternative, you can check the calorie table I made a bit further down.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 5.53gSaturated Fat: 3.17gUnsaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 7.7gSugar: 19gProtein: 5.48g
Additional photos of making the coffee
Although there aren’t that many steps to making this coffee, I would like to share with you some additional photos of the making of this coffee.
I hope to have given you enough information to make this coffee at home by showing you these photos. If you run into any trouble making this recipe, you can always check back here to see where you might have made a misstep.
As you can see from the above-listed photos, once you have all the ingredients ready to go, it’s all about the assembly of the coffee.
Starting with the syrup at the bottom of the glass, adding steamed milk and coffee, and dusting it with an extra sprinkle of ground cinnamon to make it look nice.
I suggest serving this coffee as soon as you make it, the layers of the milk, coffee, and syrup want to come together, and it looks way better when they haven’t had a chance to incorporate.
How many calories are in this coffee?
This coffee has a total of 152 calories. Most of them are made up from the whole milk. If you want to switch out the whole milk for a different kind of milk or milk alternative, you can check out the table below for the amount of calories:
|Milk or milk alternative:||Amount of calories:|
|Whole milk||152 calories|
|2% fat milk||145 calories|
|Nonfat milk||110 calories|
|Almond milk||80 calories|
|Oat milk||146 calories|
|Coconut milk||103 calories|
|Soy milk||142 calories|
One more thing to note is that the cinnamon sugar syrup (2 tbsp) is good for 50 calories, so you can add this to the calories of 6 oz of milk that I haven’t listed in the table, so you know how many calories your coffee will contain.
How to make cinnamon brown sugar syrup
To make this sweet and spicy take on simple syrup, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Brown sugar: 120 grams
- Cold water: 1/2 cup (0.12 l)
- One whole cinnamon stick
- Small saucepan, preferably with a handle
The brown sugar and water are used to make the coffee syrup, where the cinnamon stick will give you that spicy take on this sweetener. To make the syrup, follow the steps listed below:
- Add the cold water, brown sugar, and the cinnamon stick to your small saucepan and place on medium heat.
- Let this mixture simmer on medium heat until the sugar has fully dissolved.
- Meanwhile, the cinnamon stick will give off its amazing taste to the sugar water.
- Once the sugar has fully dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and let it cool.
- When your sugar syrup is thoroughly cooled, remove the cinnamon stick and throw it out.
- Transfer the sugar syrup into a resealable container or flask with a pouring spout to make it even easier to make this coffee recipe.
You have just made some delicious brown sugar syrup. You can also use this coffee syrup in this amazing shaken espresso recipe.
Keep in mind that the cinnamon stick is not used in this recipe but is made with non-flavored brown sugar syrup. However, a touch of cinnamon will work great to spice this recipe up a notch.
The cinnamon brown sugar latte is an amazing coffee drink that I’m glad to share with you. I know everyone likes their coffee differently, but Your Dream Coffee is all about trying new recipes and enjoying them or not.
It’s always a good idea to change up the recipe to your liking. This way, you get to make great-tasting coffee every day.
If you’re interested in trying out even more coffee recipes, you can check them out below. I’ve listed a few recipes that might be of interest to you, so make sure to give them a try. Either way, have a great day!
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