Quick and Easy Hot Milk with Cinnamon

frothed milk with cinnamon

The Spruce / Christine Benlafquih

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
106 Calories
2g Fat
13g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 318mg 24%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 372mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This fragrant Moroccan beverage is simply made with cinnamon and milk. It's a perfect choice when you want to enjoy a hot cinnamon drink without caffeine, or when you're looking for that quick and easy beverage to offer children and non-coffee/non-tea drinkers at breakfast or afternoon snack time. 

Nighttime is perhaps the most popular time of day to offer beverages such as this, as warm milk has long been regarded as a sleep aid. While that hasn't been proven scientifically, it certainly can be argued by some that enjoying a glass of warm milk is a relaxing, soothing way to end a busy day.

Cinnamon has its own list of health benefits, among them, being the ability to help lower blood sugar levels, boost brain function, and act as an antioxidant. Of course, when enjoyed in a recipe such as this, it's the aromatic, sweet flavor that carries most of the cinnamon's appeal.

You'll need both ground cinnamon and some cinnamon bark (or stick) for the recipe provided. Vanilla flavored sugar (sucre vanille in Morocco) is optional and adds a touch of flavor and sweetness.


  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 small pieces of cinnamon bark

  • Granulated sugar, or vanilla-flavored sugar, to taste

  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the milk and cinnamon bark in a small saucepan and heat almost to scalding; little bubbles should just begin forming around the perimeter.

  3. Remove the cinnamon bark and any skin that has formed on the surface of the milk. 

  4. Stir in sugar to taste.

  5. If desired, use a whisk to lightly froth the surface of the milk. You can do this by quickly pivoting the whisk handle in a back-and-forth motion between your palms.

  6. Pour the milk into a cup or mug and garnish with the froth and a little ground cinnamon. Serve immediately.

  7. Enjoy!

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