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Golden Milk

This warm, spicy and soul-soothing drink will help you calm your mind while helping to reduce inflammation!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: almond milk, cinnamon, coconut milk, ginger, golden milk, maple syrup, star anise, turmeric
Servings: 2
Author: Nicole Coudal

Ingredients

  • 1 c. Coconut milk, full fat (I prefer canned, but carton-type is fine)
  • 1 c. Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. Ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. Maple syrup, honey or other preferred sweetener
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Star anise pods
  • 2-3 Whole cloves (optional)
  • Pinch black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan, over medium heat.
  • Whisk until combined then allow the mixture to come to a low simmer (this will take 4-5 mins). Do not boil! Remove from heat and allow to sit for a minute or two to cool a bit, while allowing the spices to emit more flavor. Taste for seasoning (i.e, add more sweetener, if needed).
  • Remove pods (and cloves, if using), then pour into mugs and enjoy!

Notes

  1. I like a mix of coconut milk (full fat, for more flavor and creaminess) AND almond milk,  but you can use 100% coconut, almond or other milk, as desired.  Experiment with combinations, to your liking.
  2. Adding coconut oil and a pinch of black pepper is believed to help your body get the maximum benefits/absorption of helpful components in turmeric.
  3. Depending on the brand of milk you're using, the combination or brand of milk, or the type of cinnamon, the color of your Golden Milk may not be pure 'gold' -looking, but don't worry, it will still be delicious!