Golden Milk Recipe (Virtual Tea Party)

My dear friend Su is hosting a virtual tea party over at her blog right now. The menu includes the most yummy looking treats: flower fairy bread, mango coconut tarts and carrot cake (my favorite!) ALSO! I sensed a lovely yellow theme to the offerings, which is why I am excited to contribute my recipe for Golden Milk.

I was given this Golden Paste recipe a few years ago to try for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but it took coronavirus for me to finally make it this week. I’ve had it every morning this week, and while I can’t speak for its healing properties yet, I can tell you it is delicious! You can make the Golden Paste ahead of time, and then add warm milk to make Golden Milk.

To make the Golden Paste:

  • 1/2 C (60g) tumeric powder
  • 1 C (250 ml) water
  • 1/3 C (70 ml) coconut oil (raw, cold pressed)
  • 2-3 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • Simmer the tumeric and water until the water evaporates to make a paste.
  • Take off heat, and add the coconut oil and pepper.
  • Store in fridge.
This recipe makes about a salsa jar (16 oz) ‘s worth of paste

Other blogs say you can store the paste in the fridge for up to a month. This recipe made more than a month’s worth (for one person to eat every day) so I froze half of it in single servings in my ice cube trays. NOTE: If you do freeze it, I’d recommend putting down saran wrap first because tumeric seems to stain easily. I suspect I’ll have yellow-stained ice cube trays when I’m all done.

Then when you’re ready to have your Golden Milk, just add a small spoonful of paste to warm milk with a dollop of honey. I’ve tried soy milk and almond milk, and both were delicious. Golden milk is warm, sweet, savory and the pepper adds a little bit of spice. Also it’s just a pretty color.

I hope you all are staying healthy and well during this very unusual and trying season. Are any of you like me and trying harder to keep healthy habits? I’ve been better about going to bed early, and definitely have been getting up earlier. Also have been better about taking my vitamins. Wishing you all love and light, please stay safe and well!

Last week I also bought some fresias and tulips. Yellow seems to be the theme of the week.

16 Comments

    1. Oh that’s interesting, the yellow ones seemed to be pretty common in the flower shops here. And yes! They smell amazing! Can’t help but smile when I see and smell them! Hoping you are having a restful weekend, stay well! ❤

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  1. I’m so glad you could join us. Thank you for this recipe — I have been meaning to try golden milk for ages (I even grow turmeric!!) but somehow ….
    Now I will definitely try it.
    I’m glad you are well. Wishing you a happy creative weekend.

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      1. I’m really enjoying the tea parties, and it feels like a useful as well as fun project right now. I bought turmeric, ginger and galangal plants last year and have managed to keep them alive through a winter and a very dry summer. I haven’t harvested much, but I am using the plants I have to propagate more — planning ahead for a change 😉

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      2. It really is both useful and fun! I hope you’ll host another next month–am already brainstorming what I could bring 🙂 Also thanks to your comment I looked up what tumeric plants look like: now I know! 🙂

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  2. Such a lovely post! Love all the bright yellow and Golden Milk sounds fantastic! (And yes to turmeric staining easily – I learned that the hard way, staining the top of my old washing machine 😂)
    I sometimes have a turmeric and ginger latte which is very similar I think: thin slices of fresh turmeric and ginger, black pepper and cinnamon in a tea filter, add hot water, let steam for 5 minutes, remove bag and add a dollop of milk and as much honey you like. 😊 Hope all is well with you, miss your bright spirit on IG! 😚 Stay safe! ❤

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    1. I’ll have to try this tumeric and ginger combo–I have ginger powder and cinnamon–maybe I can add it to my next cup of golden milk! Thank you for sharing your recipe! Just imagining makes me feel warm inside. ❤

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