Quick and Easy Hot Milk with Cinnamon

frothed milk with cinnamon

The Spruce / Christine Benlafquih

  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (serves 1)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
360 Calories
19g Fat
32g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cup (serves 1)
Amount per serving
Calories 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 268mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 17g
Calcium 736mg 57%
*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.

Enjoy the therapeutic benefits and good flavor of Hot Milk with Louiza (Lemon Verbena) and Hot Milk with Fliou (Pennyroyal).


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 small pieces of cinnamon bark
  • granulated sugar (or vanilla-flavored sugar) to taste
  • Garnish: ground cinnamon

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!