Are you a fan of coffee? If so, have you ever tried adding cinnamon syrup to your morning brew?

It’s a delicious and unique way to spice up your daily cup of joe!

This simple recipe is easy enough for anyone to make at home—all it takes is a few ingredients, and you’ll be on your way toward enjoying the heavenly taste of cinnamon-infused coffee in no time.

From added sweetness and flavor notes, this aromatic syrup will take any regular cup of coffee from ordinary to extraordinary.

Keep reading for an easy-to-follow guide on how to whip up some decadent cinnamon syrup now!

What is cinnamon syrup?

Cinnamon syrup is a simple syrup infused with cinnamon. It’s made by combining sugar and water in a saucepan, adding cinnamon, heating the mixture to just under boiling (you don’t want it to boil), and stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Homemade cinnamon syrup.

Once cooled, you can store it in an airtight container for up to two weeks (more storing tips at the end of the article).

Cinnamon syrup is quite versatile; it adds flavor and depth of taste when used as an ingredient or topping for all sorts of food items.

Although today, it’s time to focus on adding this delicious syrup to various coffees, which I’ll cover further down.

Which ingredients are needed for this recipe?

The best part about making cinnamon syrup at home is that you only need three ingredients:

  • White granulated sugar
  • Cold tap water
  • Cinnamon sticks
All of the ingredients needed to make cinnamon syrup at home.

You can also make this recipe with brown sugar if you prefer. You can check out the recipe for it here.

Remember that brown sugar syrup has a more intense flavor because of the sugar used.

This cinnamon syrup recipe is a milder version that will be perfect for adding a touch of cinnamon sweetness to your coffee.

Which cinnamon is best used?

I prefer using cinnamon sticks when making coffee syrup at home.

By letting the cinnamon sticks infuse with the syrup, you’ll be left with a more intense cinnamon flavor than you’d with ground cinnamon.

It’s also a lot easier, as you can remove the cinnamon sticks at once, so there’s no need to make a big mess.

You can still make this recipe if you only have ground cinnamon at home.

Ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks next to each other.
Ground cinnamon on the left. Cinnamon sticks on the right

There’s no need to sieve the cinnamon from the syrup afterward, so it’s also an easy way of preparing this syrup.

Whether you add cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon to this syrup, you’ll surely make a delicious add-in for your homemade coffee!

How do you use cinnamon syrup in coffee?

Cinnamon syrup is a great way to add a bit of sweetness and spice to your coffee. Not only does cinnamon taste delicious, but it has many health benefits as well!

The most common way to use cinnamon syrup with coffee is by adding it directly into the mixture when stirring.

Brewed half-caff coffee.

You can also top off your finished cup of coffee with a syrup drizzle for added flavor.

When using cinnamon syrup in coffee, be mindful not to overwhelm the drink with too much sweetness or spiciness.

Depending on your preference, you may want to experiment and adjust the amount of syrup used until you find a flavor profile that suits you best.

I prefer adding just one or two tablespoons of syrup to an 8-ounce cup of coffee.

Because this is a syrup, it’ll dissolve quickly into your coffee. You can also try it with the following recipes:

These are some of my favorite drinks to add some syrup. You can try endless combinations, so feel free to experiment with your favorite coffee!

Oat milk cappuccino. ready to drink.

If you want to learn more about using coffee syrup at home, read this article here!

How to store cinnamon syrup

It must be stored correctly to ensure your cinnamon syrup stays fresh and flavorful for as long as possible.

Here are some tips on how to do just that:

  • Store in an airtight container. Use a glass or hard plastic container with a well-sealed lid. A mason jar works perfectly for this purpose—it’s the ideal size for most kitchen uses and comes with a lid! I like to use resealable glass bottles as an alternative.
  • Refrigerate after making. Cinnamon syrup can spoil if left at room temperature, so it’s best to keep it refrigerated whenever possible.
  • Use within two weeks of opening. The flavor will be less intense after two weeks, so I like to make a new batch after these weeks.
A mason jar and glass flash next to each other.
Mason jar on the left. Glass bottle on the right

Finally, always remember to properly label and date any containers of cinnamon syrup you have stored so you know when they were made and how long they should last for consumption.

Tip: You can also use this mason jar to brew cold brew! Check out this recipe here.

This will ensure absolute freshness every time you pour yourself some delicious homemade cinnamon syrup!

Now that you have all the information you need to get started with this coffee syrup, it’s time to put it to the test.

Here’s how to make cinnamon syrup for coffee:

Cinnamon Syrup

Cinnamon syrup, ready to use.

This delicious and easy-to-make cinnamon syrup can be made in five minutes!

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


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


  1. Collect all of the ingredients.
  2. Add all of the ingredients into a small saucepan.
  3. Place the saucepan on medium heat and let the sugar dissolve.
  4. Once the sugar has dissolved completely, remove the saucepan from the heat.
  5. Let the syrup cool completely. This will allow the cinnamon flavor to get into the syrup even better.
  6. Once cooled, you can store it in an airtight container.
  7. You're now ready to use it in your favorite coffee!


One serving size is two tablespoons. You can add more to suit your taste if you'd like a sweeter coffee.

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Sodium: 0.1mgCarbohydrates: 13gSugar: 13g

FAQs about cinnamon syrup for coffee

You might have some questions about this cinnamon syrup, which is why I’ve listed a few FAQs below:

Can you also add just cinnamon to your coffee?

If you want to add cinnamon flavor to your coffee quickly, you can add ground cinnamon. Using a small amount will be enough. You can read more about adding cinnamon to your coffee here.

Does Starbucks have cinnamon syrup?

Starbucks has cinnamon syrup; it’s called cinnamon dolce syrup and can be added to your favorite hot and cold drinks!

Is cinnamon syrup the same as cinnamon dolce syrup?

Cinnamon dolce syrup is made with brown sugar, while regular cinnamon syrup is made with white granulated sugar.

More coffee syrups to try

Not sure yet if the cinnamon syrup fits you? Or just curious to see which coffee syrups are out there?

I’ve got you covered! Check out the lists below to find great coffee syrups:

And for even more options, check out the coffee add-ins hub here!


In conclusion, making homemade cinnamon syrup is a rewarding experience, and you can tailor it to your tastes and preferences.

It’s a great opportunity to get creative in the kitchen, tweak the spices and flavors, and make something unique.

Furthermore, this 5-minute recipe gives you complete control over what ingredients go into your syrup to avoid anything artificial or preservative-rich.

With so many benefits, why not give this delicious syrup a try?

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