This quick and easy cinnamon mocha latte recipe is absolutely amazing. If you’re craving it but need something quick, this recipe will serve you well.
Making a cinnamon mocha latte is a very simple process. You only need a handful of ingredients to create a delicious, caffeine-filled drink in a matter of minutes.
Before you know it, your drink will be ready to enjoy! So, why not go ahead and try this delightful recipe?
What is a cinnamon mocha latte?
A cinnamon mocha latte is a coffee beverage with the flavors and ingredients of both a latte and hot cocoa. It’s like two drinks in one! It’s topped with a serving of whipped cream and cinnamon syrup!
If you love to drink lattes in the morning, then you’ll love this take on the classic latte. This recipe uses a few more ingredients to make it a bit more exciting so that you can switch things up in the morning.
Down below, you’ll find the recipes for homemade chocolate sauce and cinnamon syrup. And I’ll also talk about the best coffee to use before getting into the full recipe.
What ingredients are used to make this recipe?
You’ll need five ingredients to get started with this recipe. It’s so good; you may never buy one again in your favorite coffee shop. Have a look below for all the components used:
- Whole milk
- Espresso shot
- Cinnamon syrup
- Chocolate sauce
- Whipped cream
As you might’ve noticed, this recipe is based on the classic latte, which is why the same amount of milk and espresso coffee is used.
This is then sweetened with cinnamon syrup for that slightly spicy but sweet flavor.
The homemade chocolate sauce is the perfect addition to any cup of coffee, but in combination with the cinnamon syrup, whole milk, and the robust espresso coffee, it’s amazing.
Optionally, you can add some whipped cream to finish the drink. I recommend adding it because it gives the coffee some more depth and richness.
You can also switch out the whole milk for a lower-fat kind or use your favorite dairy-free alternative instead.
The great thing about dairy-free alternatives is that it changes the flavor of the whole drink, meaning you can drink a different flavored cinnamon mocha latte every day if you wish.
You can switch things up in this recipe to your liking. Have you found a great combination of ingredients? Let me know in the comments below so that I can give it a try as well!
What is the best espresso to use?
To make a good latte as the basis for this drink, you’ll need good espresso coffee to go along with it.
Good espresso is made using freshly dark roasted coffee beans, good-tasting water, and an espresso machine.
Depending on your flavor preference, you can choose the coffee beans you like the most. I like to use dark roasted coffee beans for my espresso coffee, but you might think otherwise.
If you’re unsure about the best coffee beans to use, you can find my recommendations for the best coffee beans for lattes here.
After you’ve got those amazing coffee beans, you want to make sure that you grind them correctly, so they’ll give off all their delicious flavor.
A fine grind is used for espresso-making so that you can extract all coffee flavors in a short period of time.
You can check out this guide to coffee grind sizes, where I explain everything you need to know about the different grind sizes for coffee.
Now that you have the coffee beans and they’re ground properly, it’s time to brew the espresso coffee.
You can do so using an espresso machine, Moka pot, or AeroPress. An espresso machine is best used but can be quite expensive, which is where the other two coffee brewers come in.
They’re not that expensive, and I highly recommend both of them, as I’ve been using them for some time now.
If you want to learn how to brew coffee with them, you can check out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee.
Over there, I’ll go over every step to get started with coffee, from start to finish!
How to make the cinnamon syrup at home?
One of the great sweeteners used in this recipe is cinnamon syrup. It’s made by combining equal parts of brown sugar and cold tap water and infusing this with cinnamon sticks.
It’s a great way to make any coffee syrup, and this recipe works so well with all the other flavors.
You can easily make a batch of this cinnamon syrup at home, and it’ll look like this when it’s finished:
If you want to make this syrup at home, you can check out the complete recipe for it here.
How to make homemade chocolate sauce
Homemade chocolate sauce is one of the easiest sauces to make at home, using just three ingredients, just like the cinnamon syrup.
You can make this using equal parts white granulated sugar, cold tap water, and cocoa powder.
I like to make a big batch of it and store it in the fridge so that I can make a lot of these kinds of coffees in the coming week. It looks like this when finished:
Do you want to make this chocolate sauce at home? Then you can check out the full recipe here.
Now that you have all the information about making the components, let’s get into the recipe:
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of whole milk
- One espresso shot
- 1 tbsp (15 grams) of cinnamon syrup
- 1 tbsp (15 grams) of chocolate sauce
- A serving of whipped cream
- The first step to making this cinnamon mocha latte is brewing the espresso shot. You can use any coffee brewer you like the most; I'm using an espresso machine today.
- While the espresso is brewing, start steaming the whole milk. Make sure there's a nice layer of foam on the milk for those signature latte layers.
- Add the chocolate sauce to a tall glass.
- Then, pour the steamed milk into the glass and leave the milk to settle for about 30 seconds.
- After 30 seconds, pour the freshly brewed espresso coffee into the glass.
- Drizzle the cinnamon syrup into the glass.
- And finally, finish the cinnamon mocha latte with a serving of whipped cream. You can use as much whipped cream as you like.
- Serve the coffee with a tall spoon, so you and your guests can easily stir everything together.
You can also add the cinnamon syrup to the whipped cream to top everything off.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 11.5gSaturated Fat: 6.8gUnsaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 80.5mgCarbohydrates: 11.7gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 20.1gProtein: 6.9g
How many calories are in this cinnamon mocha latte?
This cinnamon mocha latte has quite a few calories, coming in at 213 calories per drink.
The calories are made up of the sweeteners and whole milk that is used. Have a look below for the full breakdown of the calories:
- The whole milk adds 110 calories to this drink.
- If you’re adding whipped cream to the concoction, you’ll add 51 calories.
- The homemade chocolate sauce is good for 31 calories.
- The cinnamon syrup makes up for 21 calories.
If you want to lower the number of calories in this drink, you can switch out the whole milk for a lower-fat kind or leave out the whipped cream.
Make sure to make this drink taste as you want, so play around with the flavors until it’s the perfect flavor for you!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article on making a cinnamon mocha latte. It’s easy to make in just five minutes and is perfect for the wintertime!
The homemade chocolate sauce and cinnamon syrup make this drink special in its own way, and you can even use the sweeteners for more recipes!
If you love these kinds of recipes, make sure to check out the recipes I’ve listed below for some inspiration.
Do you love to drink lattes on the regular? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!