Calling this drink tea could be a bit misleading. “Creamy Mug of Cozy, Warming Deliciousness” is more specific. It just feels good to drink this slightly sweet, lively mix of heated almond milk (or coconut milk), turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, and honey. Turmeric tea will cheer you up in the morning, calm you down at night, and relieve colds and sore throats. It’s also a very pleasant way to end a meal.
At first glance, the ingredients may not sound like a combination that you want to drink. However, something magical is happening in the cup, and the result is richer than regular tea, less intense than coffee, and, oddly enough, delicious. Turmeric is the dominant taste and admittedly takes some getting used to. While turmeric itself isn’t spicy, its slightly bitter, earthy taste is the perfect backdrop for other spices, which is why it’s a key ingredient in curry powder. The ginger and cayenne pepper in this tea aren’t overwhelming as they swim in creamy, turmeric-infused milk that has been lightly sweetened.
Turmeric is ginger’s mild cousin and a root that’s just as widely used for its bright yellow-orange color as it is for its taste. Turmeric powder is a common ingredient in East Indian, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Caribbean cuisines and is believed to have numerous healing properties as well. When cooking with turmeric, it is most commonly used in conjunction with ginger and spices such as cumin, cinnamon, and coriander. The Moroccan Chicken Casserole is a dish that benefits from the taste of turmeric. If you want to use turmeric more often, you can also add turmeric to dishes that already contain curry, such as butter chicken or beef curry meatballs. Or, after trying this recipe, you can just go over all of the turmeric on your spice rack by brewing mugs of golden milk.
Two-ingredient shortcut: Mix Golden Turmeric Collagen Fuel with warm almond or coconut milk. Just add mug.
Servings: 1 cup of tea
- 1 cup of almond or coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2-inch wide round slice of ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
- A dash of cayenne pepper
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon honey or another sweetener
- Optional supplements: a small piece of butter, cinnamon, cardamom, a scoop of unflavored collagen peptides
Carefully warm the almond or coconut milk on the stove.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a cup.
Drizzle a teaspoon of the warmed milk into the mug and mix until the liquid is smooth and free of lumps. Add the rest of the milk and mix well. You can leave the ginger pieces in the tea or strain them before drinking.
Looking for more turmeric inspiration? Try these recipes to add an earthy flavor to your next meal.
Turmeric scrambled eggs
Turmeric kale soup with ground lamb
Pork chops in a creamy turmeric sauce
Turmeric and ginger fish
If you’re looking for more ways to use turmeric in your routine, pick up a collagen fuel canister from Primal Kitchen in Golden Turmeric.
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