Simple Golden Milk Recipe | Made with Turmeric and Milk

This simple golden milk recipe is made with a few basic ingredients, with turmeric being the primary one. Golden milk latte is ideal to encourage sleep and sore joints, exactly what we need after a long day on the property.

simple golden milk recipe

Utilizing turmeric as a spice is not new to me. In fact, I’ve been cooking with it long before I began homesteading. Long before I began owning my food source, and long before I began living holistically.

A few years back I managed to attract every germ imaginable, causing me to develop a severe cold. At the time I was working at a preschool and a large percentage of the families which attended were from India. One of the mother’s provided me a simple gold milk recipe, promising it would help sooth my cold.

Aside from consuming this simple golden milk recipe during cold and flu season, I began incorporating as part of my nightly routine during the cooler evening nights.

During the winter months my RA is quite uncooperative. Making sleep difficult due to the inflammation in my joints. A nightly mug of golden milk for sleep and joint discomfort allows my body to become recharged by the morning.

I heeded her advice and consumed the golden turmeric milk a few times a day for 4 days. Let’s just say, I felt much better by the end of the fourth day.

What’s in a Name?

Prior to moving onto the recipe, and to prevent confusion, one must know that this golden turmeric milk latte goes by various names.

  • golden milk
  • turmeric milk
  • golden milk latte
  • turmeric latte
  • Haldi ka doodh (Indian name for golden milk)

There are many, and I mean many, recipes for turmeric milk. However, I am going to give you a very simple golden milk recipe, one which can be consumed as a single serving.

Benefits of Golden Turmeric Milk

Aside from providing relief of the common cold, golden milk also works exceptionally when with the following predicaments.

Curcumin, the most important compound found in turmeric, can be consumed in either fresh or organic powder form. 

With that said, let me give you a quick review of some of these qualities:

  • helps with menstrual cramps
  • alleviates headaches
  • contains anti-inflammatory qualities
  • high in antioxidants
  • soothes joint discomfort
  • great form of calcium and great for overall bone health
  • promotes intestinal health
  • aids to purify the blood
  • consume golden milk for sleep
  • it has also been researched that turmeric has anti-cancer fighting qualities

Turmeric for Dogs

The benefits of consuming turmeric is not human specific. As a matter of fact, we make dog treats containing turmeric and parsley to promote an overall healthy life. Take note, turmeric can cause constipation in dogs. Make sure to offer water at all times to help prevent this issue.

If constipation should occur, provide home canned pumpkin in puree form to act as a natural laxative.

Black Pepper

When consumed alone, curcumin is not capable to properly absorb into the bloodstream. However, when curcumin is ingested with black pepper or freshly ground peppercorn, the amount of curcumin absorbed into the bloodstream is enhanced by 2,000 percent.

Remember,  black pepper provides many healthy qualities when consumed:

  • provides respiratory relieve for colds and coughs
  • is an antioxidant
  • contains cancer fighting qualities
  • promotes good digestion and intestinal health
  • is used to help relieve gas

Ginger

Ginger has incredible benefits, and when partnered with turmeric the benefits increase. A few, but not limited to, reasons as to why consuming ginger on a regular basis is important:

  • aids with digestion and soothes nausea
  • fights the common cold and flu
  • helps to reduce muscle discomfort and soreness
  • an anti-inflammatory
  • lowers blood sugars
  • helps with indigestion
  • works great against oral bacteria such as gingivitis

Natural Sweetener

A natural sweetener such as, honey or maple syrup help to minimize the flavor of the turmeric. Feel free to add as little or as much as you’d like.

Simple Golden Milk Recipe

The base ingredients for a simple golden milk recipe is organic turmeric and milk. Wen it comes to selecting the milk one has a plethora of options as to what can be used. This recipe calls for the use of milk, however, feel free to utilize the milk of your preference.

  • whole
  • raw dairy (cow or goat)
  • canned coconut
  • almond
  • oat
  • cashew
  • hemp

Feel free to mix the milk options, especially ones that are low in natural fats such as, almond, oat, cashew, or hemp. These items can be mixed with canned coconut, pasteurized or raw dairy.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk, or another milk option mentioned above
  • 1 teaspoon fresh turmeric root, or organic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, fresh and thinly sliced, powder, candied
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black peppercorn
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup, more to your liking, (optional)

Equipment

  • heavy bottom stainless steel saucepan
  • hand whisk
  • coffee mug
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups

Instructions

  1. In a heavy bottom stainless steel saucepan on medium low heat, add 2 cups of milk. Allow the milk to cook for 2 to 3 minutes or warm.
  2. Add the organic turmeric, freshly ground peppercorn, ginger. Using a hand whisk, mix all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Once the ingredients have fully mixed, pour the golden turmeric milk into a large coffee mug. If desired, add sweetener.

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Simple Golden Milk Recipe

This simple golden milk recipe is made with a few ingredients, with turmeric being one. Golden milk latte is ideal to encourage sleep and sore joints.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Cost: $2.00

Equipment

  • heavy bottom stainless steel saucepan
  • Hand Whisk
  • coffee mug
  • Measuring Spoons
  • measuring cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk or another milk option mentioned above
  • 1 teaspoon fresh turmeric root or organic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger fresh and thinly sliced, powder, candied
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black peppercorn
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup more to your liking, (optional)

Instructions

  • In a heavy bottom stainless steel saucepan on medium low heat, add 2 cups of milk. Allow the milk to cook for 2 to 3 minutes or warm.
  • Add the organic turmeric, freshly ground peppercorn, ginger. Using a hand whisk, mix all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  • Once the ingredients have fully mixed, pour the golden turmeric milk into a large coffee mug. If desired, add sweetener.

The incorporation of this simple golden milk recipe into your evening routine will leave you well rested with very little discomfort in your joints.

simple golden milk recipe
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    • Ann Accetta-Scott says

      If you are looking for a high absorption of the curcumin then cayenne is not a good choice. Black pepper is going to be your best choice.

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