Turmeric latte paste // Golden milk
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 35 mins
  • The Turmeric latte paste
  • 100-120 mL water
  • 50 g turmeric root (or 75 g (1/2 cup) of turmeric powder)
  • 35 g ginger (about 10 cm)
  • 25-30 g (1-1½ tbsp) cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 3 tsp coconut oil
  • The Golden milk
  • 250 mL milk of choice
  • 1½ tsp turmeric latte paste
  • ½ - 1 tsp sweetener of choice, optional
  1. For the Turmeric latte paste: Pour the water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Finely grate the ginger and the turmeric root and add it to the saucepan together with the cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, cloves, (the turmeric powder if you are using that instead) and coconut oil. Stir continuously on a medium-low heat for about 3-5 minutes. If the paste is too thick, add a small splash of water and continue stirring. Transfer the paste to a jar and allow to cool down. Can be kept in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
  2. For the Golden milk: gently heat one cup of milk of your choice (I prefer it lukewarm but it can also be served hot). Whisk in 1 heaped teaspoon of the turmeric paste and ½-1 tsp honey or another sweetener of your choice. Serve immediately and enjoy!
When you use the whole curcumin root, be prepared to color everything yellow. At least your hands and your kitchen sink. I promise you it is worth it though, but I kind of only make this version once a year, while on the other hand I always have the powder version in my fridge since it is much easier to throw together. But in this version you can also substitute the fresh turmeric root with turmeric powder.
Recipe by heilsulind at http://heilsulind.com/heim/2019/03/golden-milk-turmeric-latte/