Winter’s Milky Brew

Golden Turmeric Milk in a transparent glass jar
Golden Turmeric Milk in a transparent glass jar

Like so many Americans, I have only recently discovered the magic of turmeric. In the last few years, turmeric has become a recognized superfood in the Western world because of its anti-inflammatory powers. No wonder a milky brew made of turmeric is called Golden Milk. The Golden Turmeric Milk is one of the pleasures of winter.

I regularly make golden turmeric milk in the winter when it starts to snow. There is something about warming up with a creamy cup of turmeric spice cooked in coconut milk or almond milk. For the recipe below, I have used half almond milk and half coconut milk. The combination of milk makes it extravagant. You can choose to use any kind of milk that taste best to you.

Golden Turmeric Milk in a transparent glass jar

One caveat I feel like I need to add before you try this recipe is the staining capability of turmeric. Turmeric stains everything. I won’t recommend cutting turmeric on white chopping. The yellow hue of the turmeric is stunning, but you don’t want to live with physical memories of golden turmeric milk. I recommend using glassware and metals when making this brew.

PS Don’t be tempted to omit the black pepper! You need a combination of turmeric and black pepper to get the anti-inflammatory effect. Or turmeric and ginger also work well together.

Turmeric Milk/Golden Milk

Turmeric is one of my favorite ingredients in the winter. It is a highly functional food that is anti-inflammatory. This milk is what I reach for on those days when I have shoveled too many inches of snow and I just need something soothing
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: golden milk, golden turmeric milk, turmeric, turmeric milk
Servings: 1
Author: Sinmi

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Light Coconut Milk
  • 8 oz Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup Whole Almonds
  • 6 Pieces Tumeric chopped
  • Salt a pinch
  • 1/4 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup optional

Instructions

  • In a dark-colored saucepan, bring the almond milk, coconut milk, chopped turmeric, and whole almonds to a boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a blender, then add in the salt, black pepper, and maple syrup before blending.
  • Strain out the husk of almond and turmeric. Then serve!

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