This is a recipe that can be adapted to your liking. In our version of HaldiDoodh, we add ginger and pepper but you can add a variety of spices to make it different each time. To make this Golden Milk Latte vegan we use coconut milk and almond milk but you can try with different types of non-dairy milk. This is both a romantic beverage to share or to hold you over on a cold night. This turmeric milk tea lends itself as an experiential beverage as well. Something that makes these concoctions more about the experience than the flavor is that it has been passed down through generations as a family secret. If you don’t live in cold weather you can still find a way to make this a tradition creating your own secret recipe.
Golden milk is known for its anti-inflammatory properties seen from turmeric. For thousands of years, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine, developed over 3,000 years ago in India, to heal conditions such as joint pain, digestive issues, breathing problems, and fatigue.
Ingredients for 1 serving
- 1 1/2 cups light coconut milk
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 whole cinnamon stick (or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, if preferred)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice (i.e. coconut sugar, maple syrup, etc.)
Preparation & Cooking Instructions
- In a small saucepan, add almond milk, ground turmeric, coconut milk, cinnamon stick or ground cinnamon, ground ginger, black pepper, coconut oil, and chosen sweetener.
- Whisk the ingredients over medium heat. For about 4 minutes, continue whisking over warm(but not boiling) heat.
- Lower the heat then taste the mixture to see if flavoring needs to be adjusted. If so, add additional turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, or sweetener.
- Serve drink immediately, pour into glasses. If the cinnamon stick was used, then leave it in.