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This Golden Milk soap has been made using the same ingredients as the beverage: coconut milk, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and honey.
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What is Golden Milk tea?
Golden Milk is a warm beverage that nourishes and balances you, which is especially nice during the winter months for those of us living in colder climates. Its roots are in Ayurveda, India’s ancient holistic healing system.
Golden Milk is a combination of sweet, bitter, astringent, pungent, and spicy flavors. Also sometimes called Turmeric Latte or Turmeric Milk, it typically contains turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and cinnamon mixed with whole cow’s milk and sweetened with honey. Some versions add ground cardamom and/or ghee (clarified butter).
In Ayurveda, golden milk (or haldi doodh) is a tonic often consumed before bed—warm milk can make you sleepy. But you can drink it any time of day and I personally like it as an alternative to coffee.
It happens to be good for you, too; turmeric is known to help support the body’s various systems (digestive, circulatory, respiratory). Some of us who like it are also known to drink it when we feel under the weather, as turmeric and ginger are loaded with antioxidants.
- 1 (13.5-ounce) can full fat coconut milk
- 1 to 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger, to taste (from a 2-inch size knob)
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch fine sea salt
- Pinch ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- Cinnamon sticks and/or ground cinnamon or turmeric, to serve (optional)
1- Heat the coconut milk: In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the coconut milk until you see a little bit of steam, about 2 to 3 minutes.
2-Add the ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, sea salt, and black pepper, and gently whisk to combine. Add the vanilla extract, and whisk to combine. Take the milk off the heat, allow it to cool slightly, and add the maple syrup.
Taste the milk using a spoon, and adjust as needed. Does it need more spice? Add some ginger. Is it not sweet enough to your liking? Add a little more maple syrup. Do the flavors seem like they aren’t speaking loudly enough to you overall? Add another pinch of salt.
3-Simmer. Let the golden milk come to a bare simmer—you might see some bubbles on the sides of the pot, you might see some frothy action on the surface—and then turn off the heat.
This step helps reintegrate the flavors after you’ve added the maple syrup and made any adjustment with spices. It also ensures you’ve got a hot beverage, not a lukewarm one.
4-Strain and serve. Strain off any lingering fibrous bits of ginger through a fine mesh sieve. Pour it into your favorite mug, sprinkle it with a bit more of ground turmeric and/or cinnamon, and get cozy on the couch with a blanket and your mug.