Turmeric is a health power herb. The benefits of turmeric, an herb from India, have doctor’s heads spinning. Turmeric helps the skin, helps with inflammation, improves depression, and so much more.
Turmeric milk (or golden milk) is a great drink to have in the morning or as an afternoon snack. You know you are doing yourself a world of good when you drink turmeric milk. Making turmeric milk with a milk frother makes the drink even better.
Here is what you need to make yourself a delicious cup of turmeric milk and turmeric mixture with or without a milk frother.
1. Turmeric Milk
What You Need
- 1 cup of organic whole milk, coconut milk, or almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- Dash of ginger
- Dash of Cinnamon
- Your favourite mug
- A milk frother
In a small bowl mix everything except the milk, honey, and vanilla. Mix the herbs and spices thoroughly so there is a nice even mixture and put to the side. This is your turmeric mixture.
With a Milk Frother
Pour the milk into your milk frother, if you have a milk frother that you plug-in. If you have a milk frother that is hand held, move to the next section.
Heat and froth the milk in your milk frother. Then pour into a bowl and add the honey and vanilla. Stir the honey in the milk until it dissolves. Proceed to the turmeric mixture with milk frother.
Without a Milk Frother
In a medium pan measure and pour in the milk, honey, and vanilla. Warm these ingredients up on a medium heat. Slowly stir with a stainless-steel spoon until the honey has completely dissolved. Lower the heat to low.
2. Turmeric Mixture
Mix in 1 ½ teaspoons of the turmeric mixture into the milk and stir gently. When the herb and spice mix is thoroughly mixed, then remove the pan from the heat.
With Milk Frother
If you have a milk frother, then you must add the turmeric mixture after you froth your milk and heat the milk in the milk frother. Do not add the turmeric spices into the milk frother. The milk frothers are only made for milk. So, in a mug or small bowl mix the frother milk and the turmeric mixture.
Next pour the milk mixture through a strainer into your favourite mug or a high walled bowl so you can froth the turmeric milk.
If you have a handheld milk frother you can mix the turmeric milk after you have mixed the spice in. Then you would strain the milk and you can froth the milk again. Find your favourite mug and pour the mixture into the mug.
Serve and enjoy.
There are of course many ways to buy turmeric, but one of the best ways is to buy the fresh root. If you can find fresh turmeric root at your local veggie stand or market then you are golden.
The next best thing is to buy turmeric organic and as freshly bottled or zip locked as possible. Fresh is always the best. Check the sell by or used by date of all spices you are buying. If you do not see a date on a spice bottle, do not use it.
This is a spicy drink but not spicy hot. The taste is going to be different than anything you have had. It may not be as delicious as a coffee with sugar and such. This drink is for health. You can drink coffee, sugar, and milk anytime, but to continue to do so, it does not hurt to drink something very healthy for you.
Turmeric for Health
Drinking turmeric milk is extremely good for your health. If you have any sickness or illness or even just need some energy, start drinking this milk. Indian people have stayed healthy for centuries thanks to the health benefits of turmeric. You can benefit also.
The next time you are in the grocery store, wander to the spice section and get yourself some turmeric. Make yourself a cup of turmeric milk and feel good.