Golden milk, also referred to as turmeric latte, is something that has always caught my intrigue to try. Turmeric is not a spice that I ever cook with which makes it the perfect candidate to try wouldn’t you think?
There was a trend where celebrities would always mention turmeric lattes as their go-to drink. Quite frankly I thought they were nuts!
Well, I put it to the testand tried this 5 minute vegan golden milk recipe from Pinterest.
- 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) light coconut milk (canned is best, but carton works too)
- 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) unsweetened plain almond milk
- 1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger (see notes for fresh*)
- 1 cinnamon stick (or 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon | I prefer the stick!)
- 1 Tbsp (15 g) coconut oil
- Pinch ground black pepper
- Sweetener of choice (i.e. maple syrup, coconut sugar, or stevia to taste)
- To a small saucepan, add coconut milk, almond milk, ground turmeric, ground ginger, cinnamon stick, coconut oil, black pepper, and sweetener of choice (I usually add 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup).
- Whisk to combine and warm over medium heat. Heat until hot to the touch but not boiling – about 4 minutes – whisking frequently.
- Turn off heat and taste to adjust flavor. Add more sweetener to taste or more turmeric or ginger for intense spice + flavor.
- Serve immediately, dividing between two glasses and leaving the cinnamon stick behind. Best when fresh, though leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or microwave until hot.
Pinterest or Bust?
I definitely slayed this Pinterest find. Its super simple to make following the instructions. I skipped buying the separate coconut milk from the almond milk and bought the Silk Almond Coconut milk (unsweetened). Not only was this Pinterest find easy peasy but it was actually tasty! I enjoyed it. The mix of turmeric with pepper made it a little spicy but not intolerable. All of the flavors actually worked really well together to make this a rich and creamy drink early in the morning or right before bed.
After further researching the benefits of this concoction, I learned that mixing turmeric with pepper allows our bodies to absorb the turmeric 2X’s as much! Turmeric, if you weren’t aware, has so many health benefits from being an anti-inflammatory to helping to prevent cancer to providing energy, etc. There are so many health benefits in this spice. Now, don’t get me wrong. I didn’t try this recipe for the health benefits persay but it’s always a plus! Right?