Simple to make ahead, 5-Ingredient Golden Milk Concentrate is packed with nourishing ingredients and is so delicious!
Have you jumped on the Golden Milk train yet?
If you're not sure what I'm talking about, let me explain.
Golden Milk is a drink that has gained popularity in the past several years, and is made by whisking turmeric together with milk and other warming flavors, resulting in a drink that can be served hot or cold.
Since studies have shown that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems, Golden Milk has surfaced as an amazingly tasty way to add more turmeric into your day.
Lately, I've been drinking Golden Milk as a Feel Good Effect practice (more on this practice, soon), and have fallen in love with the warming flavors of the earthy drink.
The only problem? I found rounding up the ingredients each time I wanted to make the drink a little cumbersome.
My solution? Create a make-ahead concentrate that can be whisked together once and then swirled into milk anytime the mood for Golden Milk strikes.
I also reduced the total number of ingredients to make the prep process as streamlined as possible. You can, of course, add whatever other ingredients you like.
Consider this a base recipe and then make it your own!
In terms of ingredients, be sure to use raw, local honey if you can find it, which is often available at most farmers markets. The remaining ingredients can be found at most grocery stores.
If you've never used turmeric, keep in mind that it stains, so wipe any spills quickly. The taste is somewhat strong, so start with just a tablespoon of the Concentrate and work your way up.
And one more thing: don't skip the black pepper! It helps to activate the turmeric, and adds a little spicy kick to the drink.
I hope you'll try this one soon. Now, let's make some 5-Ingredient Golden Milk Concentrate!
RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS
1 | Stir the Golden Milk Concentrate into any type of milk you prefer (e.g., almond, rice, hemp, dairy).
2 | Serve the Golden Milk warm or over ice.
3 | Add a few tablespoons of the Concentrate into your favorite smoothie.
THIS RECIPE IS . . .
Naturally Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Naturally Sweetened, Grain-Free, Vegetarian, and Paleo Friendly
5-Ingredient Golden Milk Concentrate
⅔ cup full-fat coconut milk (from a can)*
2 teaspoons turmeric
2-4 tablespoons raw honey**
⅛ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon MCT oil*** (optional)
Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste (optional)
1. Blend or whisk all the ingredients together until well combined. Store, covered, for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
2. When ready to serve, whisk 3-4 tablespoons concentrate together with 1 cup milk.**** Serve warm or chilled.
Makes 1 cup concentrate.
Notes: *If the coconut cream has separated from the water, whisk everything back together prior to measuring. I prefer full-fat coconut milk for this recipe, though you can substitute lite if you prefer.
**Use maple syrup for a vegan option. Adjust the amount of honey to taste.
***MCT oil is a type of coconut oil. MCTs are medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that some studies have shown to have health benefits and are often missing in the traditional western diet. There's a link to the kind I use in the post, but they are totally optional. MCT oil is available in most natural food stores and online.
****Use any milk you like and have on hand: almond, hemp, rice, dairy, etc.