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Turmeric Milk


15 min

Turmeric Milk

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15 min


1 persons




4.00 rating-star (31)

Author: Victoria Bailey
I frantically started searching for recipes when my husband brought home 1 kilo of fresh turmeric root. I found many drink recipes calling for milk, turmeric, and ginger root. I sampled different amounts of each ingredient and feel this is a perfect balance between creamy almond milk, spicy ginger, and the earthy taste of turmeric. This is a less spiced version of Haldi Ka Doodh.


  • (1 1/2 inch) piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and grated: 1 piece
  • (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated: 1 piece
  • honey: 1 Tbsp
  • unsweetened almond milk: 1 cup
  • ground turmeric: 1 pinch
  • ground cinnamon: 1 pinch

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Stages of cooking

  1. Combine turmeric root, ginger root, and honey together in a bowl, crushing the turmeric and ginger as much as possible.
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  2. Heat almond milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Once small bubbles begin to form around the edges, reduce heat to low. Transfer about 2 tablespoon milk to turmeric mixture to allow mixture to soften and honey to melt into a paste-like mixture.
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  3. Mix the turmeric paste into milk in the saucepan; raise temperature to medium-low and cook, stirring continuously, until fully combined. Blend with an immersion blender for a smooth texture.
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  4. Pour turmeric tea into a mug and top with ground turmeric and cinnamon.
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History of the Turmeric Milk:

Turmeric Milk, also known as Haldi Ka Doodh, is a traditional Indian recipe that has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for its health benefits. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has been used to treat a variety of ailments, from colds and coughs to joint pain and digestive issues. Adding ginger and honey to the mixture enhances the benefits of the turmeric, making it a delicious and nutritious beverage that can be enjoyed any time of day.

Tips and Tricks for Turmeric Milk Recipe:

Fresh turmeric root is recommended for this recipe, but dried turmeric powder can also be used if fresh is unavailable. Be careful when handling fresh turmeric as it will stain anything it comes into contact with, including your hands and clothing. Wear gloves or use a grater specifically for turmeric to avoid staining. Adjust the amount of honey to suit your taste preferences. Use unsweetened almond milk to keep the recipe dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Use a high-speed blender for a smoother texture.

Tips for presenting the dish:

Pour the turmeric milk into a beautifully patterned cup or mug to enhance the presentation. Sprinkle a pinch of ground turmeric and cinnamon on top for added flavor and visual appeal. Serve hot for a comforting and healthy beverage, or chilled for a refreshing summer drink. This recipe can be easily adapted to suit your taste preferences, so feel free to experiment with different spices and sweeteners. Enjoy this delicious and nutritious beverage as a part of your daily routine for optimal health and wellness.

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