If you are familiar with Persian cooking, it is likely that you already know the turmeric spice. It is a staple in many of our dishes. Turmeric is known for its incredible healing properties. If you research the health benefits of turmeric, you’ll see how truly amazing it is.
If you aren’t used to using turmeric in your cooking and/or have never tried making turmeric milk, this simple recipe is a great starting point for you! With its incredible calming and healing properties, this super easy and very healthy vegan drink is exactly what you need, especially if you are like me, feeling burned out most days and want a pick me up. I find comfort in this 10-minute to make, healthy Turmeric Golden Milk recipe. With all of its healing properties, this latte-like creamy drink will make you feel like you’re getting a hug in a mug!
INGREDIENTS for the paste:
3 tablespoons of ground turmeric
2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger (plus more to taste)
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper (plus more to taste)
6 tablespoons of water
INGREDIENTS for the Golden Milk:
1/4 teaspoon of your paste
1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon or ground cinnamon (more to taste)
1 cup of your choice of non-dairy milk (additional milk if you’ll be using some in the frother)
STEPS for making your turmeric ginger paste:
1. Mix the turmeric, grated ginger and pepper to form a paste. Make sure to stir it thoroughly to combine well. (I store this paste in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 months.).
* I double the recipe because I use it daily and it goes fast!
STEPS for making your hot Golden Milk:
In a small sauce pan, add 1 cup of a dairy-free milk of you choice and whisk. *I alternate between almond milk and oat milk.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of your paste.
Add 1 teaspoon of ground cardamom.
Mix it into a loose paste, you want as few clumps as possible.
Heat over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
*I use my milk frother to add that delicious foam on top (dairy-free milk), this is completely optional, but great! I top it off with some ground cinnamon and voilà! I highly recommend this step!