This 5 ingredient cinnamon coffee recipe is so easy and really helps take your coffee up to the next level. In this recipe, you’re making a delicious cinnamon brown sugar creamer, so you can enjoy it in hot or iced coffee!
For a long time, I would only drink iced coffee – even if it was freezing cold outside. Well, recently, I have fallen in love with hot coffee as well. I have quite a few different delicious iced coffee recipes you can check out below:
What do I need to make cinnamon brown sugar coffee?
- Cinnamon – the main flavor and star of this coffee creamer. But, don’t worry, it is not over-powering!
- Brown sugar – the brown sugar just adds a touch of sweetness, but nothing over the top
- Vanilla extract – vanilla helps enhance the flavors in this recipe and adds a subtle extra flavor. I like to use this one.
- Milk – you can use any milk you’d like (2%, whole etc.). I used whole for this recipe.
- Coffee – prepare your coffee any way you’d like! You are adding a flavored creamer to your cup of coffee. Keep reading for notes on hot coffee vs. iced coffee
To make this cinnamon coffee recipe, you’re basically making a creamer to add as much or little to your coffee. This recipe will make enough for two coffees, depending on how much creamer you like in your coffee.
As I mentioned above, you can use this cinnamon coffee creamer in cold coffee or iced coffee, but the methods are slightly different.
Cinnamon Hot Coffee
- If you’re doing this like a hot coffee – add ingredients to coffee and stir
Cinnamon Iced Coffee
If you want to enjoy an iced coffee, you will cook all of the ingredients together in a pan and then add to your iced coffee. The simple steps are below.
- Make coffee
- Combine all ingredients in sauce pan. Stir to heat so ingredients melt together.
- Pour coffee over ice and add creamer.
- Shake – this is an important step in the iced coffee. It helps give the iced coffee a bit of foam and creaminess.
If you have any creamer leftover you can put it in an air tight jar to keep in the refrigerator. Then, all you have to do to enjoy a cinnamon coffee is take it out of the refrigerator, pour over coffee and enjoy!
5 Ingredient CinnamonCoffee
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbs. brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk you can use any type of milk, but whole works best. Or you can use half and half
Hot Cinnamon Coffee
- Make coffee in your favorite way.
- Combine milk, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Pour over coffee and enjoy!
Iced Cinnamon Coffee
- Combine all ingredients for the coffee creamer into saucepan (cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla and milk). Stir until ingredients are combined, cooking over medium-high heat (about 5 minutes).
- Make coffee. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and pour coffee over ice. Shake. This helps the coffee froth and cool down more quickly.
- Pour creamer over coffee in cocktail mixer. Shake to combine and enjoy!
Katie Hall says
It will change your life 🙂 Stone Creek makes the best one with homemade lavender syrup!
Omg thank you for sharing that Stone Creek has them, definitely going to swing by one next time I see one!!
I don’t drink coffee but my husband does… he loves the bottled Starbucks “iced coffee” especially when he can find it for cheap at Costco 🙂 I will have to make him this.
Ooooh, I didn’t even know Costco has that, I’m going to have to be on the lookout now because I love iced coffee from Starbucks!
Katie Hall says
I love cinnamon in any drink, so I’ll definitely need to try this! My favorite, go-to coffee of choice is an Iced Lavender Latte-so refreshing!
I think you’d love this!! And ooooohhh…an Iced lavender latte sounds awesome, I’ve never had one!
Wow this looks so good. I’ll give it a try with a low carb version. My favorite coffee drink is cappuccino.
I think a low carb version would be amazing, you’ll have to tell me how it turns out 🙂
Mary W says
Our favorite coffee drink is Starbucks Nitro coffee. If you haven’t tried it, you must! We drink it black. It is the smoothest, richest, most delicious coffee I have ever tasted. It is heavenly!
Ooooh I definitely need to try the Nitro coffee, I know my husband would want to try that for sure!
Stacey Glenn says
Sounds delicious! I love Starbucks as well as keep the small local shops as busy as I can. This summer I’m loving a simple (hot) latte with plant milk and a tiny bit of honey…or this wonderful iced tea latte one of my fav shops make: black rose tea with milk and a squirt of raspberry (?). I discovered you just last week – already loving the recipes and fun family stories. Congrats on the newest, yet-to-make-their-debut, fam member 😉
Oh my goodness Stacey, that tea latte sounds so lovely!! Thank you so much for your kind words!!
Susan L Craig says
I would love to make this for my daughter. I don’t drink coffee.
I think she’d love this coffee 🙂
Just a bit of vanilla in my coffee makes me happy!
Oh what a wonderful way to enjoy coffee. I once had a Mexican vanilla latte that was very vanilla forward and delicious!
I don’t normally like any sweetener in my coffee, but an Indian restaurant in my old neighborhood used to make these amazing iced cardamom coffees. A little sweet, so good. I still think about them, years later 🙂
Oh my goodness, that sounds so good and unique!! Now I’m going to be on the lookout for a cardamom coffee lol.
Amy Cooley says
I’m a Cold Brew coffee fan and have been for many years, long before it was hip! I make it at home with the Toddy maker. It’s definitely more economical and you get to use the coffee that you prefer.
Couldn’t agree more – it’s kind of an art form to make a good cold brew at home – I too have been a fan for years, but not gonna lie, love how it’s becoming more popular so I can get them more places.
I confess. I do not like coffee. At all. I do not even like coffee ice cream. So this is an excellent recipe, no doubt, for those who can appreciate it. Anything you can add to coffee to mitigate the coffee-ness is 5 stars in my book! So my favorite coffee drink is one with lots of cream, sugar/honey, and spices without the coffee and adding either cocoa or tea, making either Mexican Hot Chocolate or Chai Latte. I do like a bit of coffee in dark chocolate cake recipes but just don’t tell me it’s there!!
I completely understand, coffee is not for everyone lol. Love that you mentioned chai lattes – those are so yummy!!
Leann Gerfen says
My go to coffee is a vanilla iced coffee with milk. I also love the blonde vanilla latte and tuxedo mocha from Starbucks!
Oooooh I need to try a vanilla iced coffee, sound delicious!
I like dark roast with a teaspoon of half and half in morning. In summer I love iced lattes ( espresso, milk, ice and sweet cream to top it off).
The iced latte sounds so good with the weather warming up. Thanks for sharing 🙂