Kurkuma Latte - Golden Milk - Turmeric Tea
Golden Milk
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

There are two ways to make Golden Milk: either by using fresh turmeric and blending it right into your milk or by making a turmeric paste of turmeric powder before adding a spoonful of the paste to your milk.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1
Author: Mina
Ingredients
If using fresh turmeric
  • about 1 inch fresh turmeric root
  • about 1-1.5 inches fresh ginger
  • 1 cup plant milk (e.g. almond milk, coconut milk)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp sweetener (e.g. maple syrup) (optional)
  • a pinch of cinnamon (optional)
If using turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup turmeric powder
  • 1-1.5 inches of ginger
  • 1 cup plant milk (e.g. almond milk, coconut milk)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp sweetener (e.g. maple syrup) (optional)
  • a pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Instructions
If using fresh turmeric
  1. Peel the turmeric and ginger and place in a blender together with about 1/3 of the milk. Blend until broken down completely.

  2. Pour the blended milk into a saucepan and add the rest of the milk. Turn the heat to a medium and warm the ingredients together just until small bubbles start to appear on the edges (right before it starts cooking). Turn the stove off and let sit for about 3 minutes in the pot with a lid.  

  3. Pour golden milk through a fine sieve into a cup. Add oil, sweetener, and cinnamon if you like and stir well. Enjoy warm.  

If using turmeric powder
  1. Make turmeric paste: add turmeric powder to a pot with 1/2 cup water and cook for few minutes until you end up with a paste. 

  2. For 1 cup of golden milk, add 1 tsp of turmeric paste to a pot, together with milk and grated ginger. Turn the heat to a medium and warm the ingredients together just until small bubbles start to appear on the edges (right before it starts cooking). Turn the stove off and let sit for about 3 minutes in the pot with a lid.

  3. Pour golden milk through a fine sieve into a cup. Add oil, sweetener, and cinnamon if you like and stir well. Enjoy warm.  

Recipe Notes

Turmeric stains everything. Keep that in mind, when peeling, blending and even drinking turmeric!