Cinnamon has great many benefits; lowers LDL cholesterol, may have regulatory effect on blood sugar, has anti-clotting effect, it is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium, in addition to many other benefits.
This hot tasty drink, which can be served all times a year, will give you all these benefits and at the same time great taste. Back in my country it’s a traditional drink which is served when visiting a new mommy, or in post-delivery baby showers. I love to have it any time a year really 


  • 3-4 sticks cinnamon, curled type

  • 3 cups hot water

  • Sugar (according to preference)

  • Walnuts coarsely chopped for garnishing


  • 1.

    In a pot or sauce pan, put water and cinnamon sticks, bring to boil over high heat then reduce heat and simmer for 30minutes, covered. Liquid will reduce about ½ cup or more.

  • 2.

    Remove cinnamon sticks, pour in serving cups. Add 2 tsp for each cup (more or less according to preference).

  • 3.

    Garnish with walnuts and serve.


You can prepare ahead, and when needed to serve, remove cinnamon sticks and heat till it boils. Add sugar garnish and serve
DO NOT add sugar ahead, always at time of serving before adding the walnuts.

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Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
:-) .. it is :-) .. You should try it soon , it really tastes good if you like cinnamon ..
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
oo yea.. you should my dear.. It tastes sooo good .. the taste might differ from one pack of cinnamon stick to another, but it's always delicious drink at any time
Enjoy :-)
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
you think Hazelnuts will float on top like the walnuts ???????????????
Posted by jackicamReport
I'm allergic to walnuts and pecans (which was a real bummer in New Orleans) so what do you suggest I substitute instead Huda?
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
Anyways dear, u can replace it with any other nuts u can eat.. just that walnuts and pecan go well with cinnamon and cinnamon recipes .. try Hazelnuts or almonds, see which u like more .. BUT don't miss trying this drink , it's so tasty .. just use a good curled cinnamon sticks..
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
ooo dear.. walnuts and pecans ??? that's new !! it's ok dear , lots of things are there in Food to eat :-D .. I'm not allergic to anything, but lots of things I don't eat: yougurt and all what's cooked in it when it's plain, cheese all kinds !! pickles, olives, hummus, broad beans.. and mayb some more i can't remember now :-D .. so it's ok dear, don't be sad for the walnuts :-D
Posted by Charlie15Report
Huda: It looks great.
I love cinnamon.
You could also toast the walnuts, and give it just a twist with the flavor.
Definitely I will try it.

Jackie: Honey they should be just fine. I would do hazelnuts, myself.
Just make sure they are finely ground.
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
Hi Charkie.. of course u can if u want, but to get the whole benifit of the drink, we don't toast the walnuts, cz as u know, the healthy way is to have nuts un-toated.. Enjot it :-)
and for the hazelnut, i'm sure it'll taste great, but will it float u think as walnut does?? maybe pecans can be a trial as well..
Thanks allot Charlie for your comments.. I\ll be waiting for your feed back ;-)