The sweet and spicy cinnamon simple syrup is sure to add a sugary warmth to your next drink or dessert. Dress up your morning coffee, your afternoon tea or your favorite cocktail with this warm spicy sweetener.
🥂What is Cinnamon Simple Syrup?
Cinnamon simple syrup it’s a liquid sweetener made from equal parts water and sugar with cinnamon sticks steeped in it. It is easy to make and is a perfect addition to a variety of different drinks and foods.
Simple syrup can be make plain or flavored like this simple syrup. It is essentially a liquid sweetener that is much easier to add and stir in to drinks. There are many similar flavored simple syrups like pumpkin simple syrup, pumpkin spice syrup and vanilla syrup.
This is so easy to make since you only need three ingredients. And one of them is simply water. You simply steep everything together for about 15 minutes and it’s good to go.
As if you needed more reason to make this sweet and spicy syrup, here are a few reasons you’re sure to love this recipe:
- Make fancy drinks at home. Add it to your favorite latte or iced tea to make sweetened cinnamon flavored drinks.
- Cheap to make. This is a very inexpensive recipe. Water after all is typically free. And sugar and cinnamon sticks are low cost.
- Quick and easy. With only three ingredients it takes about 15 minutes to heat this up. There’s no fancy techniques needed simply simmer everything together and it’s ready to go.
- 1 cup Sugar – Granulated white sugar works best for this recipe.
- 1 cup Water
- 3 Cinnamon Sticks – You can put them in whole or you can break them into pieces.
Gather up everything you need including measuring cup, saucepan, cinnamon sticks, spoon, water and sugar.
Take one cup of water and pour it into the pot.
Take one cup of sugar and pour it into the pot.
Take three cinnamon sticks and add them to the pot.
Place the pot on medium heat and simmer. Let your mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
Take it off the heat and add your syrup with the cinnamon sticks still in it into a container with a leg. Place it in the refrigerator to cool and a lot of cinnamon to continue to infuse. Leave it in for at least a few hours.
⭐How to Use
You can use this in a whole slew of different drinks, foods and desserts. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
- Make cinnamon milk. Add 2 oz of this to some warm milk and stir well.
- Make cinnamon flavored cocktails or mocktails. Add this instead of regular simple syrup in cocktails that have a cinnamon theme. Try it out in the cinnamon toast crunch shot or a pumpkin pie shot.
- Add it to hot or iced coffee. Whether you’re making a fancy iced latte or just adding a little sweet spice to your morning coffee at a dash of the syrup to dress it up.
- Spice up dessert. Drizzle this over cookies, cakes, sweet breads or rolls to make them sweet and spicy.
Check out these ingredient substitutions and flavor variations If you want or need to change things up:
- Add more or less cinnamon. If you’d like to amp up or dial down the cinnamon spice, you can add more or less cinnamon sticks.
- Use ground cinnamon. If you don’t have any cinnamon sticks, you can certainly use ground cinnamon. Add one teaspoon to your sugar and water.
- Include vanilla. Add half a teaspoon of vanilla if you’d like to give a little extra sweet vanilla flavor. This will make it taste like a cinnamon dolce syrup from Starbucks.
💭 Top Tips & Storage
Make sure to follow these top tips and storage tricks to maximize your recipe:
- Let the cinnamon steep. Make sure to let the cinnamon sticks stay and even after heating so that the cinnamon flavor has maximum time to infuse.
- Stir frequently. While it simmers on the stove make sure to stir frequently so that it keeps evenly and does not scorch on the bottom.
- Freeze it. If you won’t use it within 4 weeks or so then you can freeze it to keep it for longer. Simply pour it in ice cube trays. Then, once it’s frozen pop the cubes out and put them in a freezer bag.
- Store it. Keep it in the refrigerator for around 2 to 4 weeks in an airtight container.
Cinnamon Simple Syrup
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring Cup
- Jar with lid or Pyrex
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 3 sticks Cinnamon
- Toss 3 cinnamon sticks into a pot.
- Toss 1 cup of water into a pot.
- Toss 1 cup of sugar into a pot.
- Place the pot on medium heat on the stovetop for around 10 minutes.
- Stir regularly while heating.
- Remove from the heat and add the syrup to a jar or pyrex (keep the cinnamon sticks in the syrup to continue infusing flavor).
- Place syrup in the refrigerate to cool and thicken.
- Let the mixture simmer, but not fully boil.
- Keep stirring while it heats so it does not burn.
- Leave the cinnamon sticks in the syrup while it cools to get a full flavor infusion.
- Place the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 – 4 weeks.
- If storing longer than 4 weeks, freeze it in an ice cube tray.