Turmeric Milk also called Golden Milk is an Ayurvedic Indian drink with anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and healing properties. Some call this super healthy drink as golden turmeric milk, turmeric latte or turmeric tea but in India, it is popularly called Haldi Doodh. The healing properties of the haldi doodh ensure to provide warmth and good health especially on freezing cold winter days.
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Although turmeric has gained popularity as a super spice in western countries recently, it has been in existence in India since ancient times. This ancient spice has its roots in Ayurveda and has been used for its immense health benefits. Perhaps the turmeric milk is one of the most preferred energy drinks recommended by our grannies and as a remedy for almost all possible ailments.
To get the health benefits, just a pinch of turmeric has to be incorporated into the diet. Perhaps, turmeric is one of the most essential spices used in Indian cuisine. It not only provides immense health benefits but also a lovely hue to the dishes such as Lemon Rice, Bombay Chutney, Methi Malai Paneer. Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon tea is a healthy alternative to caffeine drinks.
Pepper enhances the power of curcumin present in turmeric. It further helps the absorption of antibiotics by the body and induces anti-inflammatory actions. Ghee helps to get relief from sore throat and cough. Moreover according to Ayurveda, consuming milk with ghee helps to boost digestive strength.
Turmeric Milk Recipe Variations
For the vegan version, substitute dairy milk with coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk. Substitute honey with maple syrup, coconut sugar or jaggery. Swap coconut oil for ghee.
Add a pinch of ground cinnamon to impart a floral aroma and subtle flavour without overpowering the turmeric flavour.
Try adding a pinch of crushed cardamom to add a lovely warm flavour and aroma.
Health Benefits of Turmeric Milk
- Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties
- Antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties
- Supports digestion
- Strengthens immune system
- Helps treat cold, cough and sore throat
- Help reduce inflammation
- and many more...
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How to make Iced Turmeric Milk Latte?
Iced golden milk makes a great drink to enjoy on hot summer days. There are 2 ways to make iced golden milk latte.
First method is to chill the boiled turmeric milk and serve in a glass over ice.
The second method is to put plenty of ice cubes, all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well for a couple of minutes or until everything is well combined. Pour in a glass and serve as it is or add more ice.
Milk: I've used full-fat milk but feel free to use semi-skimmed or any plant-based milk.
Spices: I've used Schwartz ground turmeric that imparts a vibrant golden hue and has a lovely rich aroma. Black pepper is another most essential spice in this recipe, I've used freshly crushed pepper but you can use ground pepper too. Ground nutmeg and ground ginger adds warm spicy notes and adds a depth of flavour.
Sweetener: I've used honey to sweeten the drink. You may swap any healthy sweetener for honey.
Ghee: An essential ingredient that boosts the health benefits of golden milk. It also helps to combat cough and sore throat.
In a saucepan, bring milk to boil on medium-low heat.
Stir in the turmeric, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, black pepper, ghee.
Turn off the heat and mix in honey.
Enjoy a cup of hot and soothing turmeric golden milk.
You may swap fresh ginger root for ground ginger.
Feel free to use any healthy sweetener of your choice.
Adjust spices and sweetener to suit your taste buds.
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Turmeric Milk (Haldi Doodh)
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 teaspoon = 5ml
- 3 cups Milk
- ½ tablespoon Ground Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Crushed Black Pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- ¼ teaspoon Ghee
- In a saucepan, bring milk to boil on medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat and add turmeric, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, black pepper, ghee.
- Mix until everything is well combined and turn off the heat.
- Now mix in honey and serve immediately or store in fridge until ready to serve.
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Such a healthy recipe is what we needed in this crisis of the virus. I give turmeric milk to my kids too.
Haldi doodh is one of the healing beverage we use whenever there is something not well. I find it better to use than medicines. Lovely color and composition.
Have always looked upon Turmeric Milk as strictly a medicine and nothing else but never thought it could look this much inviting. Pictures are spectacular.
I totally agree with you Shailender. As a child, even I never liked it as I always treat it as medicine! Now I prefer this over coffee or tea, especially on freezing days.
When I was a child, my mother used to give us turmeric milk, especially in chilling winter days. This turmeric milk looks so good! Love the presentation as well!
Thank you, Geetanjali. Turmeric milk is so soothing on cold winter days, isn't it? Glad to know this post reminded your childhood days.
Awesome idea Geetha to serve turmeric milk as a cool latte. I must try as I've never had it cold. Adding ghee is another good suggestion as I usually add butter.
Thank you Mayuriji, please do try and let me know how you liked it.
Such a healthy and nutritious drink. Love that color - so bright and looks inviting. Thanks for the detailed recipe and video.
Thanks, Pavani. Let me know how it turned out when you try it.
Haldi Wala doodh is a boon during winter season given how the ingredients involved are beneficial for our overall health.
I make it in slight different way than yours.
Can't agree more Lataji. Do try this method, I'm sure you'll like it!