Turmeric is considered the queen of all spices; I love that description considering I'm five episodes into "The Crown" on Netflix, and loving every minute of it, all the while sipping away on a warm mug of golden milk. My new favourite evening activity might just be "Netflix and Golden Milk"...my taste buds swoon!
If you've never tried golden milk, you are in for a pleasant experience. When I was first introduced to the idea, it was attractive in the sense that I knew how healthful Turmeric is. I also knew the flavour profile of turmeric to be very bold, earthy, unmistakably pungent and bitter. That's why I say you'll be pleasantly surprised, as I was.
There is plenty of information out there on the benefits of Turmeric and it has become popular lately, especially with golden milk. Many of the ingredients for this recipe can be adjusted to taste, so feel free to play around with it to find a desirable flavour profile you like.
Here is how to make this beautiful, aromatic golden drink!
FIVE MINUTE GOLDEN MILK [VEGAN]
This golden milk recipe is vegan friendly and gluten-free. It's free from dairy and refined sugar and is full of warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Golden milk gets it colour from ground turmeric. It's a cozy and nourishing warm drink that I love to make at home.
- 2 Cups Almond Milk
- 1 teaspoon Organic Turmeric powder
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- Pinch of ground Ginger
- 1-2 tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup or a pinch of pure Stevia extract
- 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Whole Allspice buds or a pinch of ground
- Pinch of Ground Cardamom
Pour the almond milk into a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in the remaining ingredients (and optional ingredients if desired) and whisk frequently over medium heat, until the mixture reaches a light simmer. Remove from heat and pour into your favourite mug. Serve warm.
You may wish to strain your golden milk through a fine sieve before serving, but this is optional. This is also a recipe that can be made to your own taste; adjust the spices and sweetener to your liking. I often have golden milk simply with almond milk, turmeric and some sweetener. The turmeric becomes quite subdued mixed with the almond milk, so feel free to also add a touch more, if you wish. Any non-dairy milk will work fine with this recipe.