Homemade syrups are very popular these days and for a good reason. They really enhance the flavor of any beverage that they’re added to, and they’re incredibly easy to make.

Coffee and brown sugar are an unbeatable combo. There is no better way to drink your coffee than with delicious coffee syrup.

This cinnamon brown sugar syrup recipe is easy to make and will add a tasty kick to your morning coffee!

What is cinnamon brown sugar syrup?

If you’ve never heard of cinnamon brown sugar syrup, then you might be wondering what it is exactly:

Cinnamon brown sugar syrup is a simple concoction of brown sugar, water, and cinnamon. It’s a sweet and slightly spicy syrup that you can make in just five minutes!

When this mixture reduces, it becomes a deep-brown syrup with a strong cinnamon flavor.

It’s delicious with your morning cup of joe or iced in the summertime to enjoy with your coffee or iced drinks.

Which ingredients are used in this coffee syrup?

This recipe uses just three ingredients, which are as follows:

  • Brown sugar
  • Cold tap water
  • Cinnamon
All ingredients that are used to make cinnamon brown sugar syrup at home.

Brown sugar by itself has a typical taste that some people find too dark and sticky, but when you add cinnamon to the mix, then all of a sudden, that same brown sugar starts tasting noticeably sweeter!

That’s because the warm spiciness from the cinnamon balances out the typical bitterness and astringency from this type of natural cane sugar.

Now let’s talk about the best cinnamon to use for this homemade coffee syrup:

Which cinnamon is best used?

For this recipe, you can use any cinnamon you have at hand. You can use whole cinnamon sticks or use the ground version instead.

The best part about the ground version is that most already have this at home, so you can easily start making this recipe at home without going to the supermarket.

For these kinds of recipes, I like to use whole cinnamon sticks. By letting the cinnamon sticks infuse with the sugar syrup, you’ll be left with a coffee syrup that has a lot more cinnamon flavor.

Ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks next to each other.

And the great thing is, you can just add it to the saucepan and let it steep for the same amount of time as the other ingredients.

Whichever you choose, this cinnamon brown sugar syrup will turn out great!

How to use this syrup in your coffee

I love the smell of the warm spices. It helps to awaken my senses upon waking up in the morning.

You can use cinnamon brown sugar syrup in all the coffee drinks that you normally have.

I personally like to add a bit to my morning coffee to make it a bit more interesting than my regular cup of joe.

I’ve also made some interesting coffee recipes using this coffee syrup. Have a look below if you’re interested in trying them out:

Both coffees use this sweet syrup to make it taste even better than their regular version.

You can also use it to make iced coffees or even flavor your cold brew coffee with it. The options are endless, which is what makes this coffee syrup so perfect!

How to make cinnamon brown sugar syrup

To make this coffee syrup, you just have to follow a few steps. Have a look below for a quick look.

  1. To make it, simply mix together equal parts of brown sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Once the ingredients have been liquefied, add a dash of cinnamon to create a custom flavor recipe. If you’re using cinnamon sticks, you can add them to the saucepan before putting the saucepan on the stove.
  3. If desired, you can also stir in some vanilla extract for an added layer of taste. Allow it all to simmer until the liquid becomes syrupy and drizzle on top of your favorite coffee drink!

That’s all there is to it! This was just a quick look at making this delicious coffee syrup. Have a look below for the full recipe:

Yield: 12 servings

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Syrup

Homemade cinnamon brown sugar syrup.

Once you've made this cinnamon brown sugar syrup, you'll be sweetening your daily coffees for up to a week with this delicious sweet and spicy flavor!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of cold tap water
  • Two cinnamon sticks or 1 tsp (7 grams) of ground cinnamon


  1. The first step to making this syrup is collecting all the ingredients.
  2. Once you've collected all ingredients, add them to a small saucepan.
  3. Place the saucepan on the stove on medium heat.
  4. Heat the mixture while continually stirring.
  5. Once the brown sugar starts to dissolve, you can lower the heat.
  6. Simmer the sugar syrup for an additional five minutes to let the cinnamon infuse with the syrup.
  7. After five minutes, remove the pan from the heat.
  8. Pour the coffee syrup into a resealable container of choice.
  9. If you're using cinnamon sticks, remove them before storing the syrup.
  10. Let the syrup cool completely, and once cooled, place it in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

Now, all there's left to do is enjoy your daily coffee with your homemade brown sugar cinnamon syrup!


I like to use a pouring flask for the coffee syrups to make it easier to pour the syrup into the coffee.

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42Sodium: 3.1mgSugar: 11g

How to store cinnamon brown sugar syrup

Once you’ve made your homemade coffee syrup, you have to store it the right way to keep it well.

It’s best to transfer it to an airtight container of choice once it’s cooled completely. Some great storing containers are:

  • Mason jar
  • Flask with pouring spout
  • Any resealable container

Once the syrup is transferred into your container, place it in the coldest spot in your refrigerator.

You can keep it well for up to a week in the fridge, but let’s be honest, it probably will not last that long.

How many calories are in cinnamon brown sugar syrup?

Now that you know how to make the coffee syrup at home, you might be wondering how many calories are in it.

Per serving of two tablespoons, this cinnamon brown sugar syrup has 42 calories.

If you prefer your coffee on the sweeter side, you might want to add a bit more syrup to your coffees.

And if you prefer the robust flavors of coffee, you can also use just one tablespoon of this syrup to sweeten your coffee slightly.

It’s all up to you and your preferred flavor, which makes it so great to brew coffee at home!


With a few ingredients and some time, you can make your own cinnamon brown sugar syrup.

I hope this article has been helpful to those who are looking for an easy way to get their hands on the sweet flavor of fall without having to leave home!

You can not only use it in your daily coffee, but this cinnamon brown sugar syrup is also perfect on top of pancakes or waffles but also as a topping on ice cream.

Will you try making the recipe? If so, please let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below!

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