Golden Milk

Posted on March 04, 2015 by Anne Milneck | 6 comments

Turmeric is a root that has been used for centuries for medicinal and wellness purposes. This bright yellow spice has both anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It's probably best known for its use in curries, but we love when we find new ways to use this product. Elen shared this recipe with us. She enjoys a cup every evening and can't say enough about this soothing and satisfying drink.


Ingredients to make Turmeric Milk Paste:

1/4 cup Turmeric

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 cup water

Directions to make Turmeric Milk Paste:

Combine all ingredients in a pan and cook over low/medium heat until a thick paste forms.

Ingredients to make Golden Milk:

1 cup milk*

1/4-1/2 tsp Turmeric Milk Paste

1 tsp coconut oil

Directions to make Golden Milk:

Combine the milk, Turmeric Milk Paste and coconut oil in a pan and heat to combine. The coconut oil lends nice richness and a bit of sweetness, but honey or other sweeteners can be used to sweeten to taste.

Store the paste in the refrigerator and use within two weeks.

*A note about the milk: you can use any type of milk, i.e. cow's, almond, soy, rice. We used almond milk and loved the results. 

For another unique use of Turmeric, try our Summer Peach Smoothie recipe.






6 Responses


February 11, 2016

All of our reading on the subject says that yes, cooking the paste is beneficial, as the nutrition benefits may not be derived from the turmeric in its raw state. While combining the paste with milk or water to make the drink does heat the turmeric, it may not be heated sufficiently. Cooking the paste is a bit of insurance. thanks so much!

Susan Stentz
Susan Stentz

February 07, 2016

Just tried and it is DELICIOUS! Curious…the combined ingredients were a paste, immediately. Is there some benefit to heating and, if so, for how long? I made the assumption that heating the paste was necessary. I had to add more a little more water while stirring/heating. I cooked for about 10 min. When I made the milk, I found the coconut oil really provided sufficient sweetness for me; however, I did add some honey to see the difference in taste and it was wonderful, also.


March 14, 2015

Store the paste in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks. Thanks for checking in!


March 11, 2015

Re: the paste – How should the leftover paste be stored?

Thank you.


March 10, 2015

I drink this a lot just before bedtime, also boosts your immune system.
A Indian friend of mine put me on to this.


March 05, 2015

Oh, I must try this!!

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