Turn your regular cup of coffee into a tasteful one, with one simple ingredient – a pinch of cinnamon.
Besides the fact it’s yummy, cinnamon coffee can also have some positive health effects. With its antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties, cinnamon has been shown to be useful for everything, from preventing heart disease to diabetes.
When making your own cinnamon coffee at home, you can use ground cinnamon or cinnamon syrup. If you want to add cinnamon not just for the taste, but also for its health benefits, use ground cinnamon.
How much cinnamon per cup of coffee?! Try not to use too much. A rich pinch or 1/4 of a teaspoon per cup is perfect.
CINNAMON COFFEE RECIPE, WITH GROUND CINNAMON
Brew coffee and set aside. Combine cinnamon, brown sugar and milk, and heat until steaming. Slowly add this mixture to your coffee while stirring. Optional: garnish with whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon.
You can also infuse the milk with cinnamon sticks. Heat 2 cups milk with 1 cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan over medium heat, just until steaming. Remove from heat, cover pan and let cinnamon stick steep in milk for 1 hour. Strain. You can refrigerate it for up to 3 days. Reheat gently before using.
Starbucks is known for its Cinnamon Dolce Latte – a sweet, milky coffee drink made with cinnamon syrup. Here’s how you can make one at home:
CINNAMON DOLCE LATTE RECIPE
Pull out one double espresso shot or brew 1 espresso pod. Add 2 tbsp cinnamon syrup. Pour 6 oz cold milk into the steam pitcher and foam the milk. Slowly add milk to your coffee. Add sugar to taste.
Ingredients, brewed coffee:
1/2 cup coffee
1/2 cup hot milk
2 tbsp cinnamon syrup
Brew coffee, add 2 tbsp cinnamon syrup and stir. Heat the milk on the stove or in the microwave and slowly add to your coffee while stirring. Add sugar to taste.