Healing warm turmeric milk

    10 min

    A healing mixture of turmeric and spices combined with warm milk, which is thought to harness the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric to battle colds, coughs and congestion. Cosy up to a mug of this Indian home remedy if you need a boost!

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric, or to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 pinch ground ginger
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 1 pinch ground allspice
    • 240ml milk
    • 3/4 teaspoon honey, or to taste
    • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Whisk turmeric, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves and allspice together in a small bowl.
    2. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes; stir honey and vanilla into milk until dissolved. Whisk 1 teaspoon turmeric mixture into milk mixture; reduce heat to medium-low and heat through until flavours blend, 2 to 3 minutes. Add more turmeric mixture to taste, if desired. Serve.

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    On a cold winter's night its absolutely fabulous. Just can't leave it alone & all the family are on it to now. Thanks for sharing  -  20 Dec 2017


    Wow! I really love this, so comforting and creamy, a lovely balance of spicesand sweetness. Although I did not use cloves, as I don't like them, I substuted cloves for a pinch of cinnamon) . I will be making this a lot now. Thank you for sharing this recipe.  -  29 Sep 2017


    I am so glad you all have enjoyed this hot comforting beverage. Like so many of you have mentioned this recipe is not only good but good for you! I was hesitant about submitting the recipe but am so happy I did. Love to read all your comments.  -  18 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)