Few new and hyped drinks win me over like Golden Milk has. I love this stuff! I drink it every morning where it has almost completely replaced my morning green tea and if one day I feel like something warming in the afternoon or evening, I drink another cup.
I’ve done this for over a month now so I guess that qualifies for some recipe sharing!
What is Golden Milk?
Golden Milk is a warm drink containing ginger and turmeric. Like curry is a spice mixed of many different spices and you can literally find thousands of different curry blends, Golden Milk is the same in terms of mixes. I’ve experimented with many types of recipes and finally found one to my liking.
I started out with one containing fenugreek seeds and that was okay but 1) it was a salty tasting drink and when I want to drink something salty tasting, I drink my homemade bone broth and 2) when I was working out or sweating a lot, my armpits started smelling like curry. I’m sorry, but that was just too weird for me!
So I continued to play with my spices and found out that I would rather have my Golden Milk without fenugreek seeds and instead go for more of a chai-type flavor.
My recipe is very strong compared to a regular chai. Really strong actually. You’ll feel it in your entire body and it may have you going to the toilet once or twice. So if you’re a constipation sufferer, this recipe is your friend!
Why drink it?
I think lots of people drink it to get more turmeric. Turmeric (or curcumin, really, the active component of turmeric) has some anti-inflammatory effects. And so does ginger.
I drink it mainly because I really like it. I like the warming feeling it gives me and it also helps me drink a bit less caffeine. And in my case that’s a good thing.
1 LARGE SERVING FOR 1 PERSON
- 1 tsp of ground turmeric
- 1 tsp of ground ginger
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 0,25 tsp of ground black pepper
- 1 dash of cayenne pepper
- optional: 1 dash of ground nutmeg
- optional: 1 dash of all spice
- 1 cup (2,5 dl) of boiling water
- 1 tablespoon of heavy cream or coconut milk
- optional: 1 tsp of virgin coconut oil
2. Add cream or coconut milk and coconut oil if you choose and see how your drink becomes like… yellow milk. Drink it!
3. The spices will fall towards the bottom of the cup. I just leave them there and don’t drink them.
Make a big batch
I quickly got tired of opening all these little tins of spices to make my morning drink so once I settled for my favorite version, I made a glass full of the spice mix (as you can see in the photo). That makes it much faster to make my golden milk in the morning. I just add about 2 tsp to my small teapot or tea cup.
But don’t make the big batch until you have found your favorite!
Should you feel tempted to leave out pepper or cayenne, don’t! Especially pepper helps with the absorption of curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric). The same goes for fat. Make sure you get some fat either in your drink or with it.