Many people in North America actually do not know how use Ceylon Cinnamon sticks. This is because their experience has been with Cassia Cinnamon sticks which are hard and best suited for stirring coffee, Christmas decorations.

Unlike regular Cassia Cinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon sticks are soft, rolled like a cigar with multiple thin strips of cinnamon bark and flake easily for grinding into fine powder (use a magic bullet) or to add into curries or flavor rice or custards.  This ability to break it into small pieces and add just a little is very useful in Curries, stews. Boiled into a Cinnamon stick tea it is fabulous. Because at the end of the day the sticks retain the quality in terms of taste, essential oil content than powder.

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  1. Curries – in Sri Lanka adding a stick or two of Ceylon Cinnamon sticks is the norm. Add to beef curries, fish or Chicken curries. Ceylon Cinnamon when mixed with curries gives a wonderful savory taste.

  2. Custards & Flan - Use cinnamon sticks to flavor milk for custards and flan Pour cold milk in a saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer and remove from the heat. Let the milk steep with the cinnamon until you are ready to make the custard. Remember to discard the cinnamon sticks before using the milk. 

  3. Cinnamon Rice - Simple adding a Ceylon Cinnamon when you cook rice gives it wonderful aroma and enhances the taste with only a hint of Cinnamon.

  4. Rice Pudding - Enhance the flavor of rice pudding by using cinnamon sticks. Add the cinnamon sticks to the pudding mixture and cook. Remove the cinnamon sticks from the pudding when ready to serve.

  5. Wine Poaching - Prepare and add flavor to wine poaching liquids for fruits (pears or apples) with cinnamon sticks.

  6. Cider - Make hot spiced cider, wassail punch or spiced tea with a combination of spices that include cinnamon sticks (see Resources). 

  7. Coffee and Tea - Brew a pot of coffee/tea by adding pieces of cinnamon sticks along with ground coffee to the coffee maker or tea pot. You can also add cinnamon sticks to cocoa for added flavor. 

  8. Flavor sugar - Add flavor to sugar by placing cinnamon sticks in it. You can make cinnamon -flavored sugar by adding 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks to a pound of sugar and storing it for two weeks in a glass jar. 

  9. Anti Fungal Treatment - Boil a few Ceylon Cinnamon sticks and soak your feet in it to get rid of this pesky Fungal infection. Ceylon Cinnamon is crumbly and easy to break into smaller pieces so you can extract the maximum cinnamon effect

  10. Vegetarian dishes - Ceylon Cinnamon imparts a unique savory taste when mixed with certain spices. Sri Lanka an island with an abundant source of vegetables has mastered the art of mixing Ceylon Cinnamon in many of their vegetable dishes. Because meat was and still very expensive, they have made the their vegetable dishes into one of the tastiest in the world. Creating a fusion of tastes that is truly remarkable and unmatched by any other country in the world for its complexity and diversity.

  11. Cinnamon Orange Water - Boil a cinnamon stick with 3 cups of water, add a slice of orange and you have a healthy hydration alternative that will keep you alert at work. Disinfects your mouth with each sip.