Turmeric latte, turmeric tea, turmeric tonic, golden milk whatever you call it, you can’t deny that turmeric milk is trending right now. But is it really worth all of the fuss and can you magic up this mug of health at home instead of forking out a fiver at that hipster café? The answer is yes and yes. Better yet, it is ridiculously quick and easy. Read on to learn just how to make turmeric milk.
Turmeric and milk is nothing new. For centuries ‘Haldi Doodh’ has been drunk in India as a soothing drink before bed, thought to aid digestion, build immunity and clear the skin. But we’ve caught on here in the U.K; turmeric lattes and their long list of health benefits make them the perfect health-conscious, caffeine-free alternative to our morning flat whites.
But trust me on this one, like avocado on toast, its soaring popularity is proof that turmeric milk is not just good for you but is incredibly delicious. Combined with ginger, nut milk, cinnamon and honey this drink is more like a big hug, warm and sweet. The only downer is you may experience a day of ‘turmeric fingers” but I think this is one trend that’s going to stick around for a while so embrace those golden finger tips…or grab yourself a pair of gloves and get peeling!
- 2 cups of milk (any milk is fine, I used almond milk and it was delicious!)
- 3cm fresh turmeric, peeled and roughly chopped (I recommend fresh if you can find it…I found the powder tends to make the drink a little sandy in texture)
- 2cm fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 cinnamon stick (½ tsp of cinnamon powder will suffice if needed)
- 1 tsp of honey (you can substitute this for agave syrup or maply syrup if preferred)
- Pinch of pepper (optional)
- Place all ingredients bar the milk into a blender or food processor and blend to make a puree.
- Combine the puree and the milk in a saucepan and gently warm until hot., whisking all the time, it should only take a few minutes.
- Pour through a sieve into a mug and enjoy! (but drink it quick before someone sneaks in for a sip!)
Chrystall is Co-founder of Great Things To Do and is a Dorset based food and lifestyle photographer and writer. You'll find her in the kitchen baking, foraging around her Dorset countryside home or cosy by the fire with a nice glass of wine.