Health & Lifestyle

Benefits of Golden Milk and How to Make it at Home

Pritam Kashyap
Pritam Kashyap

Golden milk also known as turmeric milk (Haldi Doodh) is an Indian drink that has been gaining popularity in Western cultures. This bright yellow beverage is traditionally made by warming up cow’s milk with turmeric and other spices, such as cinnamon and ginger and almond or coconut can be added for garnishing. Even this drink has become more popular during the time of COVID-19. 

The potential benefits of golden milk include: 

  • Reducing inflammation. 
  • Preventing cell damage. 
  • Improving mood. 
  • Supporting brain function and improving memory. 
  • Preventing heart disease. 
  • Possibly reducing the risk of cancer. 
  • Lowering blood sugar levels. 
  • Boosting the immune system.

 How to Make Golden Milk 

Golden milk is easy to make at home. For a single serving of golden milk follow this recipe: 

 Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) of an unsweetened milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 small piece of grated fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp of ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup or sugar (optional)
  • 2-3 almond or 1/2 tsp of coconut can be added for garnishing(optional) 

Directions: 

To make the golden milk, simply mix all ingredients in a small saucepan or pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until fragrant and flavorful. Strain the drink through a fine strainer into mugs and top with a pinch of cinnamon. Almond or coconut can be added for garnishing if you wish. 

Golden milk can also be made in advance and stored in your refrigerator for up to five days. Simply reheat it before drinking. While turmeric lattes are generally safe to consume, drinking too much in a day could be harmful. 

Even Starbucks has introduced a brand-new Latte with Turmeric to its menu, available in stores across greater London from September 2017. 

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric milk fights against ageing, acne, scars, skin eruptions, and eczema. Having turmeric milk smoothen your skin; removes fine lines, lightens the blemishes and helps your skin to glow naturally. 

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