Starbucks Snickerdoodle Latte (Explained)

Did you know that Starbucks has tens of holiday and secret menu drinks that are available all year round? Starbucks snickerdoodle drinks that include the flavorful snickerdoodle latte fall under these holiday drinks that you can order at your local store any time of the year.

What is in a Starbucks Snickerdoodle Latte?

Snickerdoodle latte at Starbucks combines cinnamon dolce syrup and white mocha sauce, espresso shots, and steamed milk for a rich and sweet flavor with the spicy hints of cinnamon. This latte is topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

This delectable drink is half white mocha and half cinnamon dolce latte as it combines the signature sauce and syrup for the white mocha and cinnamon dolce latte respectively.

Read a comprehensive list of latte drinks from Starbucks.

How to Order Snickerdoodle Latte at Starbucks

Since snickerdoodle latte is not on the Starbucks menu, you are likely to draw an awkward stare if you walk up and order a snickerdoodle latte upfront.

To order a snickerdoodle latte at Starbucks, ask for a cinnamon dolce latte with half pumps of cinnamon syrup and white mocha sauce. The default drink comes with whipped cream and cinnamon dolce sprinkles.

You do not want the barista to add the white mocha to the regular pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup unless you want a cloyed drink. Instead, ask the barista to reduce the number of pumps by half and replace them with the white mocha sauce.

Here is a helpful guide to the size of a pump of syrup at Starbucks.

You may be tempted to order the drink as a white mocha with cinnamon dolce syrup but you will lose out on the cinnamon dolce sprinkles as they are not part of the topping for white mocha. Adding the cinnamon sugar sprinkles will attract an upcharge.

Snickerdoodle latte or cinnamon dolce latte with white mocha, as some people call it, is a fan favorite among snickerdoodle snobs as it delivers the rich, spicy, and buttery flavors synonymous with snickerdoodle cookies.

I must add that having tried both the regular cinnamon dolce latte and this version with white mocha sauce, the snickerdoodle latte has a far superior flavor and the finish is distinctly smooth. It ranks up there among Starbucks best hot drinks.

How to Order Snickerdoodle Latte on the Starbucks App

When ordering the snickerdoodle latte on the Starbucks app, head over to the hot drinks menu and select the cinnamon dolce latte. Pick the desired size from a short, tall, grande, or venti cup.

Under the type of milk tab, select the desired milk from the available choices of plant milk, two percent, whole milk, nonfat milk, breve, or heavy cream.

The next step is what makes or breaks your snickerdoodle drink. Under the flavors, you will find that by default cinnamon dolce syrup is selected. Take note of the number of pumps of the cinnamon syrup that is selected by default.

Select cinnamon dolce syrup to open a side menu where you should use the minus (-) sign to reduce the number of pumps by half.

The side menu also has a list of the different available sauces. Select the white chocolate mocha sauce and reduce or increase the number of pumps to match the pumps of the cinnamon dolce syrup.

Next, you may want to keep the number of espresso shots as selected by default or adjust for a stronger or a weaker coffee taste. Avoid adding sweeteners lest you end up with a sickly-sweet drink.

And Voila! Place your Snickerdoodle latte order on the Starbucks app.

Here is a helpful article about the sauces and syrup offerings from Starbucks.

How Many Pumps of Cinnamon Dolce Syrup and White Mocha Sauce are in a Snickerdoodle Latte?

The number of pumps depends on the size of the drink. See the table below for a clear guide.

Cup SizeCinnamon Dolce SyrupWhite Mocha Sauce
Short1 Pump1 Pump
Tall1 Pump1 Pump
Grande2 Pumps2 Pumps
Venti3 Pumps 3 Pumps

Unfortunately, Starbucks discontinued the sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup so you have to make do with the sweetened cinnamon dolce syrup. Learn more about skinny syrups from Starbucks here.

Other Starbucks Snickerdoodle Drinks

Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

Snickerdoodle hot chocolate is a caffeine-free hot chocolate drink with both the white chocolate mocha sauce and cinnamon dolce syrup and topped with cinnamon sugar sprinkles and whipped cream.

Although snickerdoodle hot chocolate is no longer a regular menu item, you can order it by asking for a white chocolate drink with half pumps of white mocha sauce and half pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup. For the topping ask for cinnamon sugar sprinkles over the default whipped cream topping.

See other chocolate beverages available at Starbucks.

Cinnamon dolce syrup should be available throughout the year but if the store where you are ordering a snickerdoodle hot chocolate has no cinnamon dolce syrup, request the barista to use brown sugar syrup instead.

Remember to reduce the white mocha sauce as per the chart that we provided above.

Snickerdoodle Frappuccino

You can get both snickerdoodle creme and coffee frappuccinos at your favorite Starbucks store. A snickerdoodle mocha frappuccino is a coffee frappuccino by default that combines the rich taste of white mocha and the spicy notes of cinnamon dolce syrup blended with coffee and milk.

See this detailed guide to what a frappuccino at Starbucks is.

When ordering a snickerdoodle frappuccino with coffee, ask for a mocha frappuccino blended with cinnamon syrup and topped with cinnamon dolce sprinkles.

To order a creme snickerdoodle frappuccino, ask for a chai creme frappuccino with cinnamon syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon sugars.

See the complete ordering guide to frappuccinos without coffee.


Starbucks snickerdoodle latte is available throughout the year. You can order the snickerdoodle latte by asking for a cinnamon dolce latte with half the number of pumps for the syrup. Substitute the reduced pumps with white chocolate mocha sauce.

By default, the topping constitutes whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon dolce powder.


Patrick is first a coffee lover and then a trained barista. His bucket list includes sky diving and sipping on Java in the Himalayas.

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