I work turmeric into my diet daily because it is a nutritional powerhouse. It has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties to name a few of the many benefits. The only problem is that I do not like the taste of it, not at all. Thus, I am always on the lookout for ways to disguise it.
Last winter I found recipes for Golden Milk. It was the first time I had heard of drinking turmeric in a soothing drink. At the time I had a new diagnosis of immunodeficiency from a chemotherapy which was hitting me hard physically and emotionally so I was excited to find these recipes that made turmeric palatable.
Since then I have been switching ingredients up here and there to make it, as Goldilocks would say, just the way I like it. I hope you enjoy it too!
I drink mine with coffee, hence the name “latte” but you can drink it without the coffee. That is called golden milk.
Because I use nutmeg instead of cinnamon this is migraine-friendly. You migraineurs may find that the anti-inflammatory turmeric and ginger help to decrease the severity of your migraines. They help mine but we are all different.
If you have have been watching my Instagram stories you know that I make enough of this to last more than one serving. See my instructions for storing and reheating leftovers below the recipe.
1 Can of Coconut Milk (sub whichever milk you prefer — just over 1-1/2 Cup)
4 Cups brewed coffee (omit if you are just making the Golden Milk)
1 tsp Ground Turmeric
1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
2 TBSP Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Dash of Cayenne Pepper (I use 2 dashes — but try one first)
Dash of Pepper (this helps with absorption — omit if you are sensitive to nightshades)
Pour Coconut Milk, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Ginger, Maple syrup, Vanilla, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper in a saucepan over medium until hot to touch but not boiling
Stir or whisk occasionally while heating so the milk does not burn on bottom of pan
Pour coffee into pan and stir/whisk
This tastes great with or without froth. If you want your beverage to have froth, use an immersion blender or a regular blender
How to store leftovers and reheat
Let your remaining golden milk latte completely cool.
Store in single serving sizes in freezer bags. I use plastic as long as the beverage is cool. A plastic-free option is to use jars or Stasher Bags.
To reheat: run your bag under warm water for ~ a minute. Pour into a saucepan and heat on medium for a couple of minutes until warm. If you want froth use immersion blender or blender.