Use this Sugar Cookie Latte Syrup recipe to make the Starbucks Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte at home! This sugar cookie syrup is perfect for any coffee drink.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- Save time and money – One of the best parts of the holiday season are the Starbucks holiday lattes, but they can be pretty pricey. Make Starbucks sugar cookie syrup at home so you can skip the drive through.
- Make festive lattes at home – The Starbucks sugar cookie almond milk latte is a favorite of mine! It is made with a sugar cookie syrup that has a subtly sweet sugar cookie taste. I am so excited that I can make it at home now with this simple syrup.
- Use it many different ways – This homemade syrup is not just for coffee or tea! Use it on ice cream, pancakes, and waffles as a festive flavor boost!
Other ways to use
I love to use this sugar cookie syrup in coffee of any kind, but I understand that not everyone is a coffee drinker so here are some other ways to use it!
- Sweeten chai or english breakfast tea with a spoonful
- Drizzle over the top of pancakes or waffles in place of maple syrup
- Drizzle over vanilla bean ice cream and crumble sugar cookies over top to make a delicious sugar cookie sundae
- Coconut milk – I use organic coconut milk for this recipe. You could also use sweetened condensed milk in place of the coconut milk. This will make the syrup much sweeter so I use about half of the sugar if I do that.
- Light brown sugar – You can use dark brown sugar, granulated sugar, or coconut sugar instead. Changing up the type of sugar will change the color of the syrup slightly
- Vanilla extract – In my experience, the more the merrier with vanilla extract! I have also used vanilla bean paste for this syrup instead of vanilla extract.
- Almond extract – Do not skip this! In my opinion, almond extract is what really gives it that nice cookie taste.
- Butter extract – This is not a necessary ingredient, but the butter flavoring does add to the rich sugar cookie flavor that you get from real butter. Add just a splash of this to the syrup if you have it.
- Salt – Adding just a pinch fo salt really enhances the flavor of this recipe.
I love to use this sugar cookie syrup to make a cold foam that I pour over cold brew! It is like a sweet cream, but even better!
- 8oz cold brew
- 1 tbsp sugar cookie syrup
- 1/4 cup half and half
Fill a small glass with ice and pour the cold brew into the glass. Then, using a hand whisk or milk frother with a cold foam setting, froth together the half and half and sugar cookie syrup.
Pour the sugar cookie cold foam over the top of the cold brew and enjoy!
How to make
Step 1: Simmer coconut milk and coconut sugar
To begin, pour coconut milk and light brown sugar into a small sauce pan (Image 1). Then, whisk together until the sugar dissolves and bring to a boil (Image 2).
Be careful not to let the mixture boil over out of the pan. Then, reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes (Image 3). Stir the syrup occasionally with a whisk.
Step 2: Mix in extracts and cool completely
Then, remove from heat. Carefully whisk in the vanilla extract, almond extract, butter and salt.
Mix until the extracts are fully mixed into the syrup (Image 4).
Step 3: use in your favorite beverage
Finally, allow the mixture to cool completely and transfer to a mason jar. Store in the fridge and use in your favorite coffee drinks!
Copycat Starbucks Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte
Make an iced sugar cookie almond milk latte at home with just a few simple ingredients!
- 2 shots of espresso
- 2 tbsp sugar cookie syrup
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- Sprinkles – optional
Brew two shots of espresso or prepare a small strong cup of coffee. Stir the sugar cookie syrup into the espresso.
Fill a glass with ice and pour the sweetened espresso over the ice. Froth the almond milk in a frother that has a cold setting or use a hand whisk.
Pour frothed almond milk into the glass. Top with festive sprinkles and enjoy!
If you don’t have an espresso machine you can use concentrated cold brew or a strong cup of coffee. Feel free to use plain dairy milk or oat milk in place of the almond milk.
Store this syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. It may harden slightly in the fridge due to the coconut milk. Run it under some warm water in the jar to loosen the sugar cookie syrup.
Check out these other homemade latte syrups
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup
- Gingerbread Latte Syrup
- Peppermint Mocha Latte Syrup
- Caramel Brulee Latte Syrup
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 1 can (14.5oz) of coconut milk
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract (don’t skip this!!)
- Optional – 1/4 tsp butter extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Pour coconut milk and brown sugar into a sauce pan. Whisk together and bring to a boil. Be careful not to let the mixture boil over
- Reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract, almond extract, butter extract and salt.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely and transfer to a glass jar with a lid. Store in the fridge and use in your favorite coffee drinks!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks
- If the mixture solidifies in the fridge, this is normal and due to the coconut milk. Just run the under warm water to loosen the syrup
- You can use coconut sugar, dark brown sugar or white granulated sugar in place of the light brown sugar
- The butter extract adds to that warm, freshly baked sugar cookie flavor. Add it if you have it, but you can skip it if you don’t
- If you don’t like coconut milk or cant have it, use 1 can sweetened condensed milk and cut the sugar amount in half