When Chocolate Milk Just Won’t Cut It: Vanilla-Cinnamon Milk

September 6, 2018

If you’re getting bored with your mundane carton of milk, here’s a recipe that’ll make daily calcium intake significantly enjoyable.

And no, we’re not talking about hot chocolate or chocolate milk. Nor are we talking about mixing milk with grocery-bought flavored syrup.

This Vanilla-Cinnamon Milk is a foolproof recipe that’s best consumed warm before hitting the sack. The flowery aroma of the vanilla and the fragrant cinnamon scent will wrap you in a dreamy, sugary haze. All that’s missing is a lullaby (or bedtime story).

Vanilla-Cinnamon Milk

Total Time: 15 minutes / Yield: 3 cups


  • 3 1/2 cups full-cream milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 tbsp high fructose syrup
  • Small pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan until the sides start to bubble.
  2. Slice open the vanilla bean in half and using the opposite side of the knife (or a butter knife), scoop out the seeds.
  3. Add the vanilla seeds, vanilla extract, and fructose syrup, then stir.
  4. After a minute, add a small pinch of sea salt; adjust according to preference or taste.
  5. Turn off the heat, remove saucepan from the stove and allow the milk to cool a bit.
  6. Serve with dusted cinnamon on top.
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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10 responses to “When Chocolate Milk Just Won’t Cut It: Vanilla-Cinnamon Milk”

  1. What would happen if I use coconut milk instead? Will it work or will horror ensue?

  2. Messer says:

    Could you use honey instead of the high fructose corn syrup?

  3. Just the thought of drinking this makes me feel warm and dreamy already!

  4. lyn says:

    where can i buy vanilla bean in manila? 🙂

  5. […] Once mixed with your milk, one good idea is to add sugar or honey to adjust the sweetness to your personal preferences. A better one would be, however, to try it with our own Vanilla-Cinnamon Milk. […]

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