How To Make Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup Recipe Like A Pro Barista

How To Make Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup Recipe Like A Pro Barista

Last updated on October 26th, 2023 at 17:59

This article will show you how to make a brown sugar cinnamon syrup recipe at home like a professional barista.

No special equipment is needed, and no hard-to-find exotic or difficult ingredients are required. This recipe goes well in lattes, cappuccinos, cold brew coffee and Iced coffee.

Keep reading as we give you the recipe and answer all your questions about brown sugar cinnamon syrup.

What Is Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup?

It is pretty normal to be wondering what brown sugar cinnamon syrup is as it is often mentioned and talked about by many coffee lovers. It is a tasty-flavored syrup to sweeten up your coffee. It is made of just a few ingredients:

  • Brown Sugar.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Water.

And can be made in just five minutes. It is sweet and slightly spicy and has a delicious cinnamon flavor and goes very well in both hot coffee drinks and cold brew and iced coffee drinks.

Depending on how you make it, it can have a strong cinnamon flavor and is a great tasty choice for your morning cup of coffee.

What Is Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup
Torani Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup

Read: Starbucks simple syrup recipe

How To Make An Amazing Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup

With just 3 ingredients in brown sugar cinnamon syrup it is incredibly easy for you to make this homemade coffee syrup recipe. At Latte Love Brew, we encourage you to use the best possible ingredients in terms of quality.

The better the quality of ingredients are, the more tasty your end product will be. Most likely you already have all that you need to make this delicious homemade coffee syrup recipe without heading for your local shop.

All that is required for you is to mix the ingredients together in a saucepan at a medium heat until they are fully dissolved.

Ingredients Needed

All that is required is 3 simple ingredients:

  • Brown Sugar.
  • Cinnamon Sticks.
  • Water – Bottled water is best, if not use filtered water.
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup Recipe
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Is Great With Coffee

Read: How to make tapioca syrup

Which Type Of Cinnamon Is Best?

You can use any kind of cinnamon that you already have at home. Whole cinnamon sticks are better than ground cinnamon – if you really want to use ground cinnamon, you can grind your own fresh cinnamon using your cinnamon sticks.

Fresh sticks will produce a better, fresher flavor for your coffee syrup.

How To Make Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup Step By Step

Making the coffee syrup is as easy as making a simple syrup with an equal ratio of water and brown sugar measured by weight for greater accuracy.

You can also measure by volume also.

Note: For each 100 grams of brown sugar you will need 1 cinnamon stick. If you are measuring by volume for each cup of brown sugar you will need to use 2 cinnamon sticks.

Read: Brown sugar syrup

Step 1: Mix It Up

Mix one cup of brown sugar (or 200 grams) in a solution of 1 cup of fresh bottled water in a saucepan. On a low heat, bring the mixture to a boil and stir well. Stir the solution well until it is fully dissolved.

Simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Add Your Cinnamon

Turn the heat off and add 2 cinnamon sticks to your brown sugar and water mixture and allow your cinnamon sticks to steep for half an hour. Then remove your cinnamon sticks and pour your coffee syrup into a glass bottle.

That is all there is to it. It is so easy to make.

What Does This Coffee Syrup Taste Like?

In my opinion it tastes pretty fantastic and makes for a great tasting morning coffee that is a lightly cinnamon flavored coffee, be it a latte, flat white, cortado, cappuccino or added to your Caffe Americano, iced coffee or cold brew.

Cinnamon flavored coffee is a thing, and it tastes amazing. At Starbucks, they have an excellent cinnamon dolce latte that is what you can make with this homemade cinnamon brown sugar syrup.

How To Use It For Hot Drinks And Cold Drinks

Using this delicious coffee syrup is very easy. You simply add it to your coffee as you normally would and instead of sugar and stir well for a good even distribution of flavor and sweetness.

Homemade syrups are better than sugar for sweetening coffee as they give a better and more even distribution of sweetness than sugar, and you have no sickly sweet mouthful as you get to the end of your coffee.

If you have a pump bottle, one pump per cup of coffee is usually enough for a good level of sweetness and flavor. If you don’t, one or two tablespoons of brown sugar coffee syrup per cup of coffee is enough.

Put this in the bottom of your cup of coffee before you pour your coffee and make as you regularly would and stir well.

For an iced latte, pour your delicious coffee syrup over your ice first, brew an espresso directly into your cup and then add your milk and stir well.

Adjust the level of sweetness and cinnamon flavor as per your own taste requirements.

How To Use It For Hot Drinks And Cold Drinks
Put Your Syrup In First

How To Store Your Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup

When your homemade brown sugar coffee syrup with cinnamon is ready, you will need to store it properly.

By far the best place to store your homemade coffee syrup is to keep it in an airtight container, with a glass container being the best option. Since it is a food item, keep it in the best possible conditions by storing it in a glass bottle with an airtight lid and store it in your fridge.

Frequently Asked Questions About Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup Recipe

Brown sugar cinnamon syrup is very similar, incredibly similar to cinnamon dolce syrup but is not exactly the same. If you take a taste of each one you will notice there is a slight difference with cinnamon dolce syrup having hints of vanilla and even maple syrup – flavors that are absent from brown sugar cinnamon syrup.

What Is In Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup?

Starbucks brown sugar syrup is a slight variation of their classic syrup except it is made with equal parts of brown sugar and water whereas their classic syrup is made of white sugar. It, their brown sugar syrup, is rather tasty and has toffee and caramel tones to the syrup. 

You can thicken your syrup by heating it until the sugar dissolves, and then reduce the heat and let it simmer until it comes to a thick syrup-like consistency. Stir and let it cool down. And store in a glass bottle.

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce syrup is made of brown sugar, cinnamon and water. Variations that replicate the flavor that Starbucks have include adding vanilla and a dash of maple syrup, which replicates the flavor much better than just using brown sugar and cinnamon.  It is perfect for making a sweet cinnamon iced coffee.

Is Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup The Same As Cinnamon Dolce?

Brown sugar cinnamon syrup and cinnamon dolce are very similar. There are many recipes that don’t differ between them. The cinnamon dolce recipe should rely more on the flavor of the brown sugar than a classic brown sugar cinnamon syrup.

Why Isn’t My Brown Sugar Syrup Thickening?

The principal reason that your brown sugar syrup is not thickening is due to using too much water in relation to your brown sugar. The perfect ratio is to use equal amounts of both water and sugar. 

To fix your watery syrup, gently heat your syrup at a low to medium heat to evaporate the excess water. You can also slowly add sugar while stirring well to ensure that syrup absorbs the sugar and the sugar is fully dissolved. 

Does Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup Have Cinnamon?

No, despite the lingering taste of cinnamon, it is not listed as an ingredient on the bottle label. It may be included under the vague term, natural flavors. 

What Is Brown Sugar Syrup Made Of?

Brown sugar syrup is a simple syrup made with just two ingredients, which are light brown sugar and water. 

Final Thoughts – Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup Recipe

It is very easy to make your own copycat brown sugar cinnamon syrup recipe at home and make a great tasting flavored coffee syrup that you can add to your morning coffee or afternoon cup of Joe and make a great cinnamon coffee at home that you can add to cold brew coffee, iced coffee and all kinds of hot coffee drinks. 

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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