Turmeric milk

    15 min

    Fresh turmeric root, grated ginger and almond milk create a soothing golden milk that's better for you than a cup of hot chocolate! It's not as spicy as the traditional turmeric milk known as Haldi Ka Doodh but it's still a great way to introduce more turmeric into your diet. Any milk or milk alternative will do here. Agave nectar can be used in place of honey for a vegan drink.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 (4cm) piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and grated
    • 1 (4cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 250ml almond milk
    • 1 pinch ground turmeric
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Combine turmeric root, ginger root and honey together in a bowl, crushing the turmeric and ginger as much as possible.
    2. Heat almond milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Once small bubbles begin to form around the edges, reduce heat to low. Transfer about 2 tablespoon milk to turmeric mixture to allow mixture to soften and honey to melt into a paste-like mixture.
    3. Mix the turmeric paste into milk in the saucepan; raise temperature to medium-low and cook, stirring continuously, until fully combined. Blend with an immersion blender for a smooth texture.
    4. Pour turmeric tea into a mug and top with ground turmeric and cinnamon.


    Pregnant or nursing women, young children or diabetics should consult their doctor before consuming turmeric.


    Turmeric can stain skin, utensils, chopping boards and work surfaces.

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    Fantastic! This was my first time using fresh turmeric root and I picked a winner of a recipe! I can see myself making this over and over again. No changes needed. Fresh turmeric is so much better than powdered, so I highly recommend you try this, even if you don't care for the powdered form. To save time, I just strained the milk into my cup instead of getting my immersion blender out. And since this only makes one cup, I suggest you double the recipe because you will love it! I ended up topping off my cup with extra almond milk. Delicious!  -  06 Nov 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful for sleep and inflammation. Turmeric is a traditional Ayurvedic herb. However, if you want to follow Ayurvedic principles, do not cook honey. It should only be added when the drink is warm and not hot. Otherwise it makes a sticky substance in the body called ama that gums up the works.. Hence, only 4 stars.  -  02 Jan 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Must add peppercorns which are needed to augment metabolism of the turmeric!  -  03 Jan 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)