Golden Turmeric Milk Latte Recipe
My current obsession is Golden Milk also know as a Turmeric Latte. I’m a big fan of warm drinks-even in summer it’s a tad chilly here on the blustery North Coast of Ireland and so a cup of something hot is one of the daily essentials. I’m also a huge fan of turmeric, something that I always turn to in order to give a boost to my immune system. Usually I juice my turmeric roots and have it in an intense “shot”, but this Golden Turmeric Milk Latte is a much more soothing and nourishing option, and one that I’ve reached for throughout my pregnancy this winter.
Based around a South Asian drink haldi doodh, Golden Milk is a blend of turmeric, black pepper, milk, honey. Sounds a bit weird? Don’t judge it until you’ve given it a sip-It’s delicious!
Ready to give it a go? Here’s my favourite recipe. It includes warming ginger and sweet cinnamon making it a dreamy winter drink.
Golden Turmeric Milk Latte Recipe:
-a small saucepan
-a blender (I use my Nutribullet)
-Fresh root turmeric (about 2 cm piece) or ground (see cheats version below)
-Fresh ginger root (about 1 cm slice)
-Ground cinnamon ½ tsp
-Freshly ground black pepper
-Milk of choice (I like cows milk or almond)
-Raw, local honey, to taste.
First up using the back of a teaspoon peel the ginger and turmeric roots and pop into the blender with the cinnamon, milk, honey and also a few grinds of pepper. Blitz up until smooth.
Now ideally you will want to drain this mixture through a nut milk bag (ps it will stain it yellow!) but I don’t mind the texture of it without, so I leave it un-drained.
Pour the milk into the saucepan and gently heat until warm. Decant into your favourite mug and drink-preferably snuggled up on the sofa with your book of choice (mine’s currently We’ll Always Have Paris by Emma Beddington!) and a roaring fire.
Golden Turmeric Milk Latte-Cheats Version:
Not everyone has a stash of turmeric and ginger roots (I keep mine in the freezer and buy them from Temple Bar Food Market in bulk). If you don’t then simply add 1tsp of ground turmeric and ½ tsp of ground ginger instead.
Have you tried out Golden Turmeric Milk Latte’s yet? And what’s you’re favourite warming drink? x