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How to Make Turmeric Golden Milk

Turmeric has been called the spice of life, a superfood, a wonder spice. It’s known to have a whole slew of health benefits and turmeric golden milk is a delicious way to incorporate it in your diet.

Turmeric Golden Milk

Sorry to interrupt our regular holiday baking programming – I have just been too ill to do any sort of baking lately (but hey, check out this round-up of stunning cake ideas you can serve this Thanksgiving).

I always get sick when the weather gets colder (so that’s 8 months in the year up here!) and being allergic to almost all medicine that can help me, I’m usually sick longer and my symptoms a tad bit worse.

I’ve learned to cope though and believe me when I say I’ve tried a lot of home remedies and herbal medicine and just outright weird and nasty stuff. Some worked, some didn’t, and there are some that are standouts.

Today is about one of those standouts. It has become one of my favourite drinks – turmeric golden milk. I know it sounds weird – turmeric is used for curry after all – and I thought so too at first.

But when I googled the health benefits of turmeric, I thought it was just silly for me not to try it at least once. Haven’t looked back since.

Health benefits of turmeric

Turmeric Golden Milk

I won’t go into much detail here because you would always find different opinions about home remedies like this. What is common in all of them is this: it’s good for you.

And a great way to incorporate it in your diet is through turmeric golden milk.

How to make turmeric golden milk

Turmeric Golden Milk

My recipe uses almond milk though feel free to experiment with milk or even coconut milk.

I picked almond because I like the taste and I read (yes, I like to google stuff) that dairy milk should be avoided when you have a cough (makes phlegm thicker > irritates the throat > makes it harder for you to breathe – lovely picture isn’t it?).

So if it’s cough & colds you’re trying to get rid of, stick to non-dairy milk.

Why do you need black pepper with turmeric?

Turmeric Golden Milk

Another unusual thing about this drink is it has black pepper in it. According to google (yup, again!), black pepper helps our bodies absorb turmeric and curcumin, its main active ingredient.

Don’t worry, you can hardly taste it; in addition to helping in absorption, it just gives a very subtle spicy kick to your drink which is nice.

Turmeric golden milk is very yellow though. So be careful not to spill it on your sparkling white countertop and you may want to brush your teeth after drinking it. Not the ideal first date drink but perfect for days when you need something warm and comfy to make you feel better.

Delicious home remedies

If you’re looking for other home remedies to fight the winter sniffles, check these out:

How to Make Turmeric Golden Milk

How to Make Turmeric Golden Milk

Author: Jolina
Turmeric is known as a wonder spice with a whole slew of health benefits and turmeric golden milk is a delicious way to incorporate it in your diet.
4 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian, North American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 46 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • In small saucepan over medium heat, whisk 1 cup almond milk, ¾ teaspoon ground turmeric, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon and honey until the honey is dissolved and ingredients are well incorporated (3-5 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and add a dash of ground black pepper. Give it a final whisk.
  • Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Calories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 180mgPotassium: 217mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 300mgIron: 1.4mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Easy, Healthy, Winter
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Cheers to your health!

Did you make turmeric golden milk? What are your personal home remedies when you’re not feeling well? Tell me about it in the comments section below. I’d love to hear all about it. 

Here are some things that make me feel better when I’m under the weather. Hope they cheer you up too!

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Thursday 7th of February 2019

[…] Turmeric Golden Milk from The Unlikely Baker  Hubby was feeling a little under the weather the day that I saw this recipe.  Perfect timing, I thought.  In Jolina’s post she talks about the health benefits of turmeric and I figured this would be a great recipe to try in hopes of him feeling a little better.  Hubby loved the taste and it’s definitely something to keep handy for the upcoming cold season. […]

Amellia

Monday 22nd of January 2018

I have been reading a lot about turmeric milk lately and decided to make some last weekend. It was delicious. I saw there's a lot of residue at the bottom of my pan when I poured the milk into my cup though. I wasn't sure whether to throw it out or mix it in? Or maybe I didn't cook the mixture long enough?

Jolina

Sunday 4th of February 2018

Hi Amellia! Glad to hear you liked it. I know what you're referring to...I usually give the milk one good stir before I pour and if I see there's residue at the bottom of the pot I just mix it into my drink then stir again. I figure they're all good stuff :)

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Thursday 20th of April 2017

[…] Turmeric Golden Milk from The Unlikely Baker (pictured below & photo credit) – Hubby was feeling a little under the weather the day that I saw this recipe.  Perfect timing, I thought.  In Jolina’s post she talks about the health benefits of turmeric and I figured this would be a great recipe to try in hopes of him feeling a little better.  Hubby loved the taste and it’s definitely something to keep handy for the upcoming cold season. […]

Kelly

Friday 24th of February 2017

This would be an easy recipe to follow. My sister has allergies and other health issues. She's used turmeric before but not as a tea. I'm pinning this to share with her. Thank you for sharing.

Jolina

Saturday 25th of February 2017

Hope this helps your sister Kelly! Turmeric is amazing. And hope she likes the taste too :) Thanks for the pin!

Luisa

Monday 9th of January 2017

I just tried your recipe for turmeric golden milk and have to say I loved the taste especially with the spice of the pepper. I have found a new drink for nighttime, and am looking forward to the health properties it will bring!!

Jolina

Tuesday 10th of January 2017

I'm so glad! Turmeric golden milk is so delicious and so good for you. It's a bit of an acquired taste for some people but once you like it, you're hooked :)