My hippie-doctor loving mom, every article on every healthy-ish website and multiple scientific studies have extolled the virtues of turmeric. I even did some research into the benefits of turmeric as an anti-inflammatory.
I have resisted a full-on love affair with the magic root. It’s in cookies and ice cream. We’ve gone a little far. I rolled my eyes each time I saw a recipe for golden milk or a turmeric latte.
It wasn’t until I was tricked into trying Rishi Tea’s Turmeric Ginger Chai while shopping at Whole Foods one fateful day (the kind of day where you end up buying twice as much as you meant to). I was hooked. But at $7 a box of concentrate and filled with a little too much sugar, it isn’t something that I can buy each week (despite its tastiness).
So, I tried a few different recipes on my own, but this recipe was one of my favorites. It is spicy, warm and just a little bit sweet. It’s something I can convince myself is a healthy alternative to my favorite creamy vanilla cold brew.
Make your own Turmeric Latte
Golden milk doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and since it is actually quite delicious and easy to make, I recommend you try it. This version uses fresh turmeric and ginger which keeps the flavors fresh and bright. Don’t skip the lemon juice either – it adds a balance to the drink.
I’ve taken to making large-ish batches so that I can just pour myself a glass when I want one – without having to wait for it to steep. This will last several days in a sealed container in the fridge.
Substitute your favorite plain, unsweetened milk. You can use vanilla or sweetened milk if that is all you have on hand, but omit the sugar until you taste it. It might require a little bit of adjusting.