Both kids love it, almost as much as hot chocolate. The best part is that there are numerous health benefits of this tasty drink.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.) is a warming tonic, great for this chilly time of year. Drinking cinnamon milk helps to warm our interior and increase circulation throughout our bodies. It can help to prevent and cure colds and flu. It’s also great for chronically cold hands and feet.
In addition, cinnamon milk can help ease digestive issues like indigestion and cramping. It will also help firm loose bowels, so it is a very effective diarrhea remedy for children.
Finally, I was excited to read, in an article by Susun Weed, that drinking cinnamon tea regularly will help reduce cavities, strengthen gums and also decrease insect bites. Though her tea is made with water instead of milk, the amount of cinnamon is the same.
So, how do we make this tasty treat?
You will need:
1 cup of milk
1 cinnamon stick (you can use one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon, but we found that it did not dissolve in the milk and found the powder to be uncomfortable in our throats.) You can get cinnamon sticks here.
honey to taste (try about 1 teaspoon)
To make the cinnamon milk, simply warm the milk on the stove until it is almost boiling.
Pour it into a cup and add your cinnamon stick.
Cover with a small plate and allow it to steep for about 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick.
Add honey to taste (We all liked it without any honey at all, but the kids liked it even better with a teaspoon of honey).
P.S. Once again, you can get cinnamon sticks right here.