Clearly, I enjoy coffee (hence the title of my blog…) but I don’t necessarily enjoy paying the price of them at the coffee shops. Well a couple of years ago I bought Josh an espresso machine for Christmas so that we could
a.) make special espresso drinks for our friends when they come over and
b.) save money.
Well, I haven’t been the best at using it to save money; however I’ve made it a goal this Fall/Winter to make all my drinks from home.
One of my favorite drinks lately has been the iced cinnamon dolce latte from Starbucks. I decided to figure out how to make this from home and to be honest, I enjoy mine better because I make it with espresso and can actually taste the coffee in the drink.
To make the syrup, all you need to do is bring the following ingredients to a boil:
1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of water, and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.
Once it starts boiling turn the heat down and let it simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and there’s your syrup!
Then, head over to the espresso machine and begin pressing 2 shots of espresso.
While that’s going on, get your tall cup and add some ice and fill 3/4 of it with milk. Add two tablespoons of your syrup to your two shots of espresso and mix it in with the iced milk. Stir it up, add some whip, top with cinnamon and BOOM – you have your homemade iced C.D.L.
** I put my syrup in a container and set it in the fridge to last all week. Stir the syrup each time before use as it settles a bit.
** Also, if you don’t have an espresso machine just use really strong coffee 🙂