Recipe: Golden Milk

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The days are getting shorter and colder. Our fresh organic ginger and turmeric arrived just in time for the start of autumn. What better time for us to share a recipe that will strengthen your immune system: golden milk!

Often known as "turmeric latte", golden milk has its origins in Ayurvedic cuisine. “Haldi Doodh” is a milk mixed with turmeric that is supposed to strengthen the immune system and have anti-inflammatory properties. In recent years, the recipe has been enhanced with many delicious spices and found its way into many cafés. In addition to ginger, cinnamon and cardamom, it’s a good idea to add some pepper, as the piperine it contains allows our body to better metabolize the curcumin.

Golden Milk

Ingredients (for 2 portions):

  • 450 ml nut milk
  • 4-5 cm turmeric root, thinly sliced
  • 2 cm ginger root, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick of cinnamon or 1⁄2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 2-3 cardamom pods (optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut blossom sugar (or sweetener of your choice)


There are two ways to prepare it.

Method #1: Put all the ingredients except the sugar in a saucepan and bring the mixture to the boil. Reduce the heat and let the milk gently simmer for 10 minutes. Then, sweeten the milk to taste and pour it into two cups through a sieve. Add frothed milk, cinnamon or turmeric powder as desired.

Method #2: Peel the roots, use water instead of milk and add 30 g of crushed cashews to the pot. Follow the same steps as for Method #1, at the end remove the cinnamon stick (if used) and put the mixture in a blender. Mix the spiced tea along with the cashews to obtain a creamy hot drink that is significantly spicier than Method #1, as it contains the whole roots. Depending on how powerful your blender is, you can serve the golden milk directly or once again pour it through a sieve.

Note: Be careful with the turmeric root, as it can leave stubborn stains e.g. on your countertop. If something goes wrong, the stains are best removed with baking soda. Kitchen gloves help prevent staining your hands.

For our golden milk, we prefer to use almond or cashew milk, as these accentuate rather than overpower the flavour of the spices. If you use our crushed cashews, you can even make your turmeric drink without any milk from the supermarket. Try it out and let us know how you liked it. We look forward to links in your posts on social media!

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