The Perfect Warm Weather Golden Milk Recipe

Golden milk is one of the world’s best kept health secrets. This bright orange-yellow drink is said to give a big boost to your health, and it’s made with a bunch of tasty ingredients, namely turmeric.

Why is turmeric so special? The underground part of turmeric, known as the rhizome, is full of antioxidants and other health supporting plant compounds.

What health changes might you expect when using turmeric? Some research links turmeric to supporting the gut, immune system, the brain, inflammation, joint pain, and depression to name a few of its many possible benefits.

But will you experience any benefits? It’s tough to say. Research about how it supports health is still hotly debated.

Regardless of whether it supports your health or not, you’ll still be enjoying a very flavorful, earthy, and bold drink that you’ll never want to be without!

Golden Milk Recipes

Simple Iced (or hot) Golden Milk

This quick recipe from GimmeSomeOven.com is a creamy, spicy, and nutritious.

What will you need to make it?

  • 2 cups milk (any kind you like)
  • 2-3 tbsp sweetener of choice (honey, agave, maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric (add more to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of black pepper (increases absorption of turmeric)
  • Optional: pinch of ground cloves, cardamom, or nutmeg

How do you make it?

  1. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat until simmering.
  2. Add all of your ingredients.
  3. Heat for another minute until smooth and creamy and spices dissolve.
  4. Serve hot or let it cool to room temperature then refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  5. Reheat or serve over ice.

Iced Golden Milk Latte

Not ready to give up your morning latte? No problem. TheHealthyMaven.com has got a perfect iced golden milk latte recipe.

What will you need to make it?

  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 or 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sweetener of choice (honey, agave, maple syrup)
  • Pinch of black pepper (increases absorption of turmeric)

How do you make it?

  1. Combine spices and sweetener.
  2. Add hot water and whisk.
  3. Add ice to cup or mason jar and pour mixture.
  4. Top with desired milk until cup is full.

Healing Golden Milk Iced Coffee Latte

Not ready to give up on coffee? Then check out this recipe from KumquatBlog.com, which combines your favorite coffee with golden milk.

What will you need to make it?

  • 1/2 cup almond
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 3 tbsp grated fresh turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • Room temperature coffee

How do you make it?

  1. Warm almond milk in a saucepan.
  2. Stir in maple syrup, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and pepper.
  3. Heat until it begins to steam.
  4. Remove from heat and cool.
  5. Fill glass or jar with ice.
  6. Add 3/4 coffee of choice.
  7. Top with golden milk.

These are just a few of the amazing recipes out there. A tasty treat you shouldn't miss is a turmeric smoothie that may help to support a healthy metabolism!

Each recipe is fairly easy to make, and if you store it in the fridge right away, you can enjoy it for at least a couple of days before you need to make another batch. Give it a try in the mornings or on a warm afternoon!