Some nights after dinner, we crave for something sweet and refreshing. On warm nights like those, I fall back on iced cinnamon syrup. It takes barely any time. It’s fragrant and sweet. It’s perfecto!
I tend to make a jar or two of this, in a kind of syrupy concentrate so that when we need that extra zing after dinner, it’ll be as simple as adding water and ice. I like having it around to drizzle on stuff as well. Fruit, crumble, cake, oatmeal… you name it. Come on, who doesn’t love cinnamon?
Trivia: In Malaysia, cinnamon sticks sold in supermarkets aren’t really cinnamon. They are actually cassia sticks. True cinnamon sticks are thin, brittle and breaks easily. Cassia is hard, thick and almost impossible to break with bare hands.
I store leftovers on a glass jar with the stick. The flavour gets deeper as it sits.
Cinnamon has loads of health benefits. Read up about it! Not only it’s fragrant, it’s also good for you. 🙂
“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.” (John 7:37)
makes 1 cup
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 Cinnamon Sticks
- Place everything in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Cover pot and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Turn off heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
- To serve, pour a few tablespoons of syrup and mix with water and ice.
- Store in a glass jar once the syrup has cool down and keep in the refrigerator.