Now that the weather’s turning colder, I love a warm drink to wrap my hands around. Golden milk is an unctuous, satisfying drink that boosts your health at the same time! Great as a morning pick-me-up or a comforting part of a bedtime routine.
To make a big single cup or two small ones:
- 1 cup of any kind of milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp organic ground turmeric (or 2cm fresh turmeric, diced
- 1/4 tsp of ground black pepper (so that your body can get the most benefit from the turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- maple syrup or honey to taste
Whisk milk, water, turmeric, pepper, cinnamon and coconut oil in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavours have melded, about 10 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into mugs. Add sweetened as desired.If you want to make this daily, as I do, consider making a Golden Milk Paste to keep in a jar. It will last a couple of weeks and all you have to do is stir about a teaspoon into your warmed milk. Easy
To make paste:
- 1 cup water (plus more on hand if mixture gets gluggy)
- 1/2 cup organic ground turmeric
- 3 tsps ground pepper
- 2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
Bring the turmeric and water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until you have a thick paste. This should take about 7-10 minutes and you may need to add additional water along the way.
Add the freshly ground pepper, cinnamon and oil at the end of cooking, when the turmeric and water mixture has cooled down to just warm. Stir well to incorporate the oil and allow to cool. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.