Ok, it isn’t gold. It’s yellow. 🙂
What is it made of?
There are many variations but this is my go-to.
- Nut milk as the base (coconut milk is particularly delicious) – 1 cup
- Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
- Black pepper powder – sprinkle
- Cinnamon powder – sprinkle
- Fresh ginger – thumb-sized piece or as desired
- Vanilla extract – a few drops
- Raw honey, coconut sugar, a few drops of stevia or any other vegan sweetener of choice – as desired.
- Bring the nut milk to a boil together with the ginger pieces. This helps the ginger infuse more deeply into the milk.
- Add everything else except the sweetener into the boiled nut milk.
- Bring the nut milk to a boil again and make sure all the powders are well mixed in. There might be some cinnamon bits still visible on the surface, that is normal.
- If you are using raw honey, allow the milk to cool to the touch before adding the raw honey in as you want to retain as much of the nutritional value of the honey as possible. For other sweeteners, add at the end.
Method 2 (for lazy days)
Relax, take a deep breathe, add everything in and boil. Cool to your desired temperature and enjoy! Admit it, we all have days like these!
You do not have to follow the recipe above to be honest, you just have to eyeball it. That is how I do it all the time. As long as you are conscious not to add too much of something by accident, it will still end up tasting great.
Other variations to try
* Chia seeds – 1 teaspoon
* A pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt for depth
* A teaspoon of coconut oil (if you are not using coconut milk as the base)
* Thumb of raw turmeric instead of turmeric powder
* Cinnamon stick instead of cinnamon powder (remove it before you drink)
Cooking is about having fun and experimenting, so switch things up and try something different in the kitchen.
How do you like your golden milk? 🙂 If you have any other variations, please share!