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How to Dissolve Cinnamon in a Drink Form

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author image Brynne Chandler
Emmy-award nominated screenwriter Brynne Chandler is a single mother of three who divides her time between professional research and varied cooking, fitness and home & gardening enterprises. A running enthusiast who regularly participates in San Francisco's Bay to Breakers run, Chandler works as an independent caterer, preparing healthy, nutritious meals for Phoenix area residents.
How to Dissolve Cinnamon in a Drink Form
Cinnamon's chemical components are nearly water-resistant, making it almost impossible to blend cinnamon into liquids. Photo Credit Oksana Shufrich/iStock/Getty Images

Cinnamon in drinks adds flavor and spice with no appreciable calories and fat. Trying to dissolve powdered cinnamon can be frustrating because it generally floats on the surface no matter how many times you stir it in. Don't worry -- it’s not just you. Cinnamon’s chemical components are nearly water-resistant, making it almost impossible to blend cinnamon into liquids. Fortunately, infusing stick cinnamon into honey, or making a sugar syrup, is much simpler and leaves you with a sweet and spicy treat to add to drinks.

Cinnamon-Sugar Syrup

Step 1

Break cinnamon sticks into small pieces. Three sticks for every ½ cup of water is a good proportion to start with. Add the cinnamon to sugar and water.

Step 2

Bring the water to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.

Step 3

Let the concoction boil for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring it to keep the bottom from scorching.

Step 4

Remove the syrup from the heat, cover the pot and let it stand for at least 4 hours.

Step 5

Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and into a jar with a lid. Use the syrup in drinks for up to 2 months.

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