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How To Make Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles

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Cinnamon and coffee are a perfect match, and when topped on a Dolce Cinnamon Latte, the flavor is amazing.

To make the most of this flavor pairing, cinnamon dolce sprinkles were created! These are the perfect blend between sweet and cinnamon, and the sprinkles really do help elevate a latte with a warm, wholesome flavor.

If you do not want to spend all of your money enjoying cinnamon dolce sprinkles only at a coffee shop, then you might want to make them at home.

How do you make cinnamon dolce sprinkles? Cinnamon dolce sprinkles are made by combining granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, and powdered milk or butter extract. This mix is then dusted over your favorite beverage, or sprinkled over whipped cream, for a boost of flavor.

So, if cinnamon dolce sprinkles are just to your liking and you need them in your life more often, read on to find out how to make them at home, and more!

What Are Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles?

Cinnamon dolce sprinkles are a topping made to be dusted or sprinkled on top of a cinnamon dolce latte, or any other beverage you would want to enjoy it with.

The sprinkles can be topped straight onto the beverage, onto the frothed milk, or even onto whipped cream.

Cinnamon dolce sprinkles are very similar to cinnamon sugar, but they hold more flavor and more depth, as they include some other ingredients rather than just cinnamon and sugar.

These sprinkles were made very popular thanks to Starbucks, who used these to top their Cinnamon Dolce Latte — however, you can now ask for a sprinkle of cinnamon dolce sprinkle on any drink you order from the chain.

You also do not need to wait for your next Starbucks visit to enjoy the cinnamon dolce sprinkles — you can make the sprinkles at home with a few simple ingredients and enjoy them on top of your beverages as a treat!

What Other Desserts Can I Use Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles On?

There really is no limit to what you can use cinnamon dolce sprinkles on — it is all up to your imagination!

You can use the cinnamon dolce sprinkles to flavor your coffee, lattes, iced coffee, and even hot chocolates at home.

Outside of warm beverages, you can sprinkle the cinnamon dolce sprinkles onto some fresh, warm french toast with a dollop of butter.

Another way to use the cinnamon dolce sprinkles is to sprinkle them onto some vanilla ice cream (or an ice cream flavor of your choice!).

You can also make a milkshake at home with vanilla ice cream and a small amount of the cinnamon dolce sprinkles (and some cinnamon syrup if you have any).

If you want a movie night treat, you can add the cinnamon sprinkles to some freshly popped popcorn.

To give the popcorn a sweet and salty flavor, you can add an extra pinch of salt to the seasoning as well — this will really make the cinnamon sweetness pop!

Are Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles Vegan?

Cinnamon dolce sprinkles commonly contain either butter extract or milk powder, which unfortunately means that they are not vegan. They are considered vegetarian, but the animal products rule them out of a vegan diet.

To enjoy a similar flavor without the animal products, you can attempt to leave the butter extract or milk powder out, but this will pretty much leave you with plain old cinnamon sugar.

A vegan option is to use a pumpkin spice latte blend, as this is a mix of cinnamon, ginger, clove, and nutmeg that does not contain any animal products.

What Are Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles Made From?

Cinnamon dolce sprinkles are more than just some cinnamon and sugar mixed together, which is why they have such a rich, warm flavor — and why they are so popular!

To copy the exact flavor that you get from Starbucks cinnamon dolce sprinkles, you would want to use the same ingredients that they do. 

Starbucks does list the ingredients used to make their cinnamon dolce sprinkles, but as expected, they do not list the quantity or what exactly “natural flavor” means). 

The main ingredients Starbucks used to make cinnamon dolce sprinkles are:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Butter extract
  • Natural flavor

However, when making cinnamon dolce sprinkles at home, you would need to alter the ingredients slightly.

These are the ingredients you would use to make cinnamon dolce sprinkles at home (more on this below):

The end result gives you a powdery substance that looks similar to cinnamon sugar, but the granules are slightly larger — it does have more flavor, but the granules are still small enough to dust over your beverages.

One of the ingredients used that you might not be all that familiar with is butter extract.

Butter extract is something that mimics the flavor of butter, and is often used when baking cookies. It is a blend of butter and vanilla, and it does wonders to give depth to the flavor of the sprinkles.

When used to make cinnamon dolce sprinkles, the butter extract helps to give it a flavor reminiscent of cinnamon rolls or cookie crumbs. However, if you cannot find any butter extract, then you can use powdered milk instead.

Powdered milk still adds some creaminess and flavor to the cinnamon dolce sprinkles, and still works just as well to use to make a great flavor dusting.

How To Make Cinnamon Dolce Latte Sprinkles

You cannot buy the original cinnamon dolce sprinkles, so the next best option (other than waiting in line every day) is to make the cinnamon dolce sprinkles at home.

Making cinnamon dolce sprinkles is very simple — you only need a few ingredients to get it done. It should only take around 10 minutes to make, and then you will have enough cinnamon dolce sprinkles to last a while!

In this recipe, we have used powdered milk instead of butter extract since it is much easier to come across and (for the most part) more affordable than butter extract. However, if you do have some butter extract, you can experiment with it.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup milk powder
  • ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)

Instructions

1. Find A Suitable Container

The first thing you need to do is find a suitable container to use to store the cinnamon dolce sprinkles. A small spice jar or mason jar works well for this — you just need to make sure that it seals airtight.

Make sure to wash the inside of the jar thoroughly and then dry it out, as any moisture can ruin the cinnamon dolce sprinkles.

2. Mix Ingredients

In a suitable bowl, mix together the cinnamon, granulated sugar, and milk powder. Mix well using a spoon, and continue mixing until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

3. Add In Salt

Add in half of the salt to the mixture, and have a taste. If it is fine, then leave the other half of the salt, however, if you want the mix to be saltier, you can add more salt gradually.

It is best to add less salt at first, and then taste it from there, just so that you don’t end up with overly salty cinnamon dolce sprinkles!

4. Place The Sprinkles In The Container

Once thoroughly mixed and tasting to your preferences, you can spoon the mixture into the clean, dry jar. Label the jar with the name of the contents.

It is so important to make sure that the jar seals airtight to ensure that the cinnamon dolce sprinkles do not start to clump up due to moisture.

5. Use The Sprinkles

When it comes time to enjoy a delicious beverage with the cinnamon dolce sprinkles, shake the jar gently to break up any clumps, then add a good sprinkle to your drink!

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Sprinkles

Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles

Cinnamon dolce sprinkles are very similar to cinnamon sugar, but they hold more flavor and more depth, as they include some other ingredients rather than just cinnamon and sugar. You cannot buy the original cinnamon dolce sprinkles, so the next best option (other than waiting in line every day) is to make the cinnamon dolce sprinkles at home!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup milk powder
  • ¼ tsp salt (or to taste

Instructions

1. Find A Suitable Container

The first thing you need to do is find a suitable container to use to store the cinnamon dolce sprinkles. A small spice jar or mason jar works well for this — you just need to make sure that it seals airtight.

Make sure to wash the inside of the jar thoroughly and then dry it out, as any moisture can ruin the cinnamon dolce sprinkles.

2. Mix Ingredients

In a suitable bowl, mix together the cinnamon, granulated sugar, and milk powder. Mix well using a spoon, and continue mixing until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

3. Add In Salt

Add in half of the salt to the mixture, and have a taste. If it is fine, then leave the other half of the salt, however, if you want the mix to be saltier, you can add more salt gradually.

It is best to add less salt at first, and then taste it from there, just so that you don’t end up with overly salty cinnamon dolce sprinkles!

4. Place The Sprinkles In The Container

Once thoroughly mixed and tasting to your preferences, you can spoon the mixture into the clean, dry jar. Label the jar with the name of the contents.

It is so important to make sure that the jar seals airtight to ensure that the cinnamon dolce sprinkles do not start to clump up due to moisture.

5. Use The Sprinkles

When it comes time to enjoy a delicious beverage with the cinnamon dolce sprinkles, shake the jar gently to break up any clumps, then add a good sprinkle to your drink!

Can I Use Cinnamon Dolce Syrup To Make Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles?

Cinnamon dolce syrup is what is used to flavor the actual cinnamon dolce latte, and is not used to make the cinnamon dolce sprinkles.

However, if you do not have cinnamon powder at home, but have a bottle of cinnamon dolce syrup, you might be tempted to use it in place of the cinnamon powder.

Unfortunately, this will not work. The cinnamon powder works because it is a powder, and it adds no moisture to the cinnamon dolce sprinkles.

With cinnamon dolce syrup, there will be too much moisture added to the mix, and it will just turn into a syrupy, lumpy mess, which will definitely not be easy to sprinkle onto the beverage you are making.

You can definitely add some extra cinnamon syrup to your beverage, but it would be best added before you sprinkle the cinnamon dolce sprinkles on top!

How To Make Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

If you wanted to take your homemade beverages to the next level, you could make some cinnamon dolce syrup to pair with your cinnamon dolce sprinkles!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Heat a suitable saucepan over medium-high heat, then pour in the water, brown sugar, and granulated white sugar.

2. Mix the sugar and the water until the sugar dissolves fully over the heat, which should be between 2-5 minutes.

3. Whisk the cinnamon into the mix just as the sugar is fully dissolving away.

4. Keep whisking the mixture until it has a syrup-like consistency, which should be another 5 minutes.

5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and mix in the vanilla extract.

6. Leave the syrup to cool, then pour it into a glass container and seal it tightly. The syrup can be kept in the fridge for up to a week and a half.

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Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

If you wanted to take your homemade beverages to the next level, you could make some cinnamon dolce syrup to pair with your cinnamon dolce sprinkles!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Heat a suitable saucepan over medium-high heat, then pour in the water, brown sugar, and granulated white sugar.

2. Mix the sugar and the water until the sugar dissolves fully over the heat, which should be between 2-5 minutes.

3. Whisk the cinnamon into the mix just as the sugar is fully dissolving away.

4. Keep whisking the mixture until it has a syrup-like consistency, which should be another 5 minutes.

5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and mix in the vanilla extract.

6. Leave the syrup to cool, then pour it into a glass container and seal it tightly. The syrup can be kept in the fridge for up to a week and a half.

What Else Can I Use In Place Of Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles?

If for some reason you do not want to use cinnamon dolce sprinkles, like dietary reasons or not having the ingredients to make it, but you still want that cinnamon goodness, then you might be looking for substitutes to use in its place.

There are some substitutes you can use in place of cinnamon dolce sprinkles, but just keep in mind that they will not have the exact same blend of richness and depth of flavor, but they will do in a pinch!

Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnamon dolce sprinkles are pretty much just fancy cinnamon sugar, so if you are missing the milk powder or butter extract, cinnamon sugar will be close enough to the same flavor.

You can also make cinnamon sugar really easily at home if you do not have some pre-made cinnamon sugar on hand. You can also keep cinnamon sugar sealed in an airtight container — it should keep for quite a long time.

To make cinnamon sugar, use a ratio of 1 part cinnamon to 4 parts of granulated sugar. This will give it a sweet taste with the warmth and spiciness of the cinnamon!

You can adjust the ratio if you want more sweetness or more of a cinnamon flavor though.

Cinnamon Sprinkles

The other option you have is to use cinnamon sprinkles, which would be pre-mixed flavored sprinkles that can be used on coffee, beverages, french toast, and desserts. These should also be in a handy sprinkle bottle already.

There are a few different options on the market, so you would just have to find the one that you prefer best.

Some are just cinnamon and sugar mixed together, while others might include other spices or flavors to add to the depth of the sprinkles.

Pumpkin Spice Sprinkles

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a good pumpkin spiced latte — but if you want to give yourself the same flavors at home, then you can make your own pumpkin spice sprinkles to use.

Making pumpkin spice sprinkles is actually really easy, and you probably already have the ingredients sitting in your pantry!

To make pumpkin spice sprinkles, you just need to mix 1 part of cinnamon with ¼ part each of ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Mix these all together well and seal them in an airtight container.

Once again, you can play around with the ratio to get a flavor that suits your preference best.

Final Thoughts

You really do not have to visit Starbucks every day to get a fix of cinnamon dolce sprinkles, as you can make your own at home!

With a few simple ingredients such as sugar, cinnamon, milk powder, and salt, you can have your own secret stash of cinnamon dolce sprinkles to use to make some delicious coffee and lattes.

If you wanted to take it a step further, you could even make your own cinnamon dolce syrup, so you could perfectly replicate a cinnamon dolce latte at home whenever you wanted to!

The beauty of making your own cinnamon dolce sprinkles is that you can tweak the recipe to your tastes, so you end up with the perfect tasting cup of coffee!

Related Questions

Now that you know how to make cinnamon dolce sprinkles and cinnamon dolce syrup at home, here are some additional questions that we thought you might have.

What is a dolce flavor?

A dolce flavor is a sweet, caramel-type flavor, usually made with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. It has a sweet and spicy taste to it, with the richness of brown sugar.

How many pumps of syrup does Starbucks usually add to drinks?

The amount of pumps of syrup that Starbucks uses in their drinks depends on the type of beverage and the size. Generally, a tall latte has three pumps, a grande has four, and a venti has five.

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