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Turmeric Paste for Golden Milk

 

How to make turmeric paste to stir in your Golden Milk or Golden Tea. An easy recipe for golden paste that keeps well in the fridge.

 

GOLDEN MILK PASTE

Golden milk or golden tea, a super healthy drink that can help improve your health. This recipe for turmeric paste for golden milk makes it easier for us to enjoy this wonderful drink on a daily basis without having to start fresh every time.

 

Turmeric Paste for Golden Milk

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

Known as the “spice of life” in India, turmeric seems to be considered at the moment as one of the most powerful herbs in the world.

Its health benefits have been analyzed in thousands of studies apparently and most everyone seems to agree that including turmeric to your diet can prevent or improve the symptoms of various diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory diseases, metabolic diseases, neurological diseases and so on.

For example, laboratory studies have shown that curcumin, which is the most studied component of turmeric, “is able to kill cancer cells and prevent more from growing. It has the best effects on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer, and skin cancer cells”.

Another study regarding one of the diseases most affecting our modern society shows that “curcumin is 400 times more potent than Metformin, a diabetic drug, in improving insulin sensitivity which can help reverse Type 2 Diabetes”.

And if you want to read more about the health benefits and uses of turmeric paste, make sure to read this article:

10 Health Benefits and 5 Uses for Turmeric Paste

So including turmeric in your diet can only be of advantage for your health. The most common way of using turmeric is, of course, in curries, even when using an already made curry paste or curry powder, I like adding an extra teaspoon of turmeric.

 

Turmeric Paste for Golden Milk

 

HOW TO MAKE TURMERIC PASTE?

Recently I came to discover Golden Milk. I made it fresh a few times and enjoyed it, together with my husband, from time to time, in the evening or on a weekend morning.

Then I found an article stating that it is possible to make a turmeric paste, which will allow you to enjoy the Golden Milk regularly without having to start fresh every time.

I tried 3 or 4 versions of it and found the following to be the tastiest. It combines lots of turmeric with black pepper (which is said to increase the health benefits of turmeric), cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh ginger, and coconut oil. The amount will make two small jars, which are enough for a few weeks of regularly drinking golden milk or golden tea.

  • Pour the water into a small pan and bring to a boil.
  •  While the water is coming to a boil, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Finely grate the ginger. Place it in a bowl and add the turmeric powder, cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, and coconut oil.
  • When the water is boiling, add the dry ingredients and stir continuously on medium-low heat for about 3-4 minutes. If the paste is too thick, add a small splash of water and continue stirring.
  • Transfer the paste to the clean jars, seal and let cool. It will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

 

Turmeric Paste for Golden Milk

 

Helping notes:

  • The moment I add the dry ingredients to the water I whisk everything. Once the paste thickens slightly (it will happen pretty fast), I continue stirring with a wooden spoon. But keep in mind that turmeric stains, so the wooden spoon will become orange (all my wooden spoons are orange by now…).
  • I prefer to make the golden paste in a small non-stick saucepan. The risk of the turmeric paste sticking to the bottom of the pot dissapears, the mixture is easier to mix and the saucepan super easy to clean as nothing will stick to it.

 

Turmeric Paste for Golden Milk

 

HOW TO PREPARE THE GOLDEN MILK

  • To make the golden milk, gently heat one cup of milk of your choice. The milk should be lukewarm and not hot. Whisk in 1 heaped teaspoon of the turmeric paste and the honey or another sweetener of your choice. Serve immediately.

What milk to use for golden milk?

  • You can use any milk you like as a base for the golden milk.
  • Coconut milk is considered to be the best choice due to its content of lauric acid, studies showing that lauric acid might promote weight loss and improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance as well.
  • But I have also used normal milk, almond milk, and soya milk. The choice is yours.

How to sweeten golden milk?

  • I am normally not sweetening any of my drinks, but in this case, I like adding ½ to 1 teaspoon honey to the milk, I find it takes the edge of the turmeric taste a little bit, I do like it, but in such a concentrated amount, I feel it tastes a bit “raw” and the honey really balances the taste perfectly, it is like drinking a nicely spiced chai.

 

Turmeric Paste for Golden Milk

 

HOW TO PREPARE GOLDEN TEA

I posted this recipe for golden milk paste a long time ago, in September 2015. Ever since I must have made hundreds of little jars already. I even make it regularly for a couple of friends.

My husband and I use the turmeric paste on a regular basis as well, but I have to admit that our golden milk transformed into golden tea a long time ago.

  • Boil 3-4 cups of water in a kettle. Pour the water into a pouring jug.
  • Whisk in 2 heaped teaspoons turmeric paste, make sure you stir well.
  • Add honey and lemon juice to taste. I usually add 1 1/2 teaspoons honey and the freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon.
  • Keep a teaspoon into your drinking cup and stir the tea before you take a sip.
  • This is my favorite way of enjoying the turmeric paste. Do give it a try!

Other ways of using the turmeric paste:

  • Another way of enjoying this paste is by stirring one cup of warm milk with the paste and then using this liquid to pour over some homemade muesli, letting it cool and adding some chopped fresh fruit.
  • And sometimes, when making a curry or a soup, I like adding some of the golden paste as well. I feel it tastes best when added to carrot soup, lentil soup, dhal or chickpeas.
  • Here are some more recipes using golden paste:

HEALTHY BANANA SPLIT WITH TURMERIC AND YOGURT

TURMERIC HUMMUS

SPICY CABBAGE TURMERIC STEW

APPLE ORANGE TURMERIC PASTE SMOOTHIE

 

PIN IT FOR LATER!

 

turmeric paste for golden milk in jars and in a cup

 

jars with turmeric paste for golden milk and a cup of golden milk

Turmeric Paste for Golden Milk

Yield: 2 small jars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

How to make turmeric paste to make golden milk or golden tea.

Ingredients

Instructions

Turmeric paste:

  1. Pour the water into a small pan and bring to a boil, preferably use a non-stick pan.
  2. Finely grate the ginger and add it to the pan together with the turmeric powder, cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg and coconut oil.
  3. Place the dry ingredients to the water. Whisk well for about half a minute until it becomes difficult to whisk. Continue stirring continuously, using a wooden spoon, on a medium-low heat for about 3-4 minutes. If the paste is too thick, add a small splash of water and continue stirring.
  4. Place the paste into the clean jars, seal and let cool. It will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

Golden milk:

  1. To make the golden milk, gently heat one cup of milk of your choice. The milk should be lukewarm and not hot.
  2. Whisk in 1 teaspoon of the turmeric paste and the honey or another sweetener of your choice. Serve immediately.

Golden tea:

  1. Stir 1 teaspoon turmeric paste into a cup of hot water.
  2. Add honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste, it should have a strong sweet-lemony flavor.

Notes

Use a small non-stick saucepan, the risk of the paste catching to the bottom of the pan dissapears and the pan is very easy to clean.

Turmeric stains, so if you use a wooden spoon, the spoon will become orange.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 jar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 13gSugar: 17gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. The nutrition for this recipe is calculated for 1 jar.

 

 

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Gabriel

Thursday 26th of March 2020

3 teaspoons coconut oil = 1 tablespoon. Did you mean 3 tablespoons?

Adina

Thursday 26th of March 2020

No, I meant 3 teaspoons, but you can use 1 tablespoon, if you wish.

Rose

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

So easy to make, looking forward to the benefits of turmeric I've been reading upon. I used to make Golden Milk by a single serving, but it was such a process for one cup, this paste will make it easier and more enjoyable knowing it's right in my frig whenever I want it. Thanks so much!!

Adina

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

You are welcome, Rose, this is really a time saver for me too. I almost always have the paste in my fridge.

Valerie

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

I have made this recipe and it tastes wonderful. Precisely following your directions. I always have a pretty good amount of residue in the bottom of my mug, no matter how often I stir. The pepper and the cinnamon, I am sure. My question, would it be possible to substitute therapeutic grade essential oils once the paste has cooled? Leaving me with a creamier texture. I think I would enjoy it much more. What are your thoughts? Thank you so much for sharing. I am feeling a bit less inflammed and I have stopped taking prednisone and methotrexate. Both of which gave me an acute colitis flare. Never want that to happen again. Thanks again <3

Adina

Wednesday 5th of December 2018

Hi Valerie, I am so happy that the turmeric paste can help you. The residue is normal. I really cannot give advice about the essential oils because I have never used them.

mag

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

lol yes i meant ginger… thank you i made it with ginger powder 1 teaspoon turned out very nice… thank you ?

Adina

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Hi Mag. You don't need garlic to make the golden paste, that would be terrible!!! :) :) In case you meant ginger powder, I have only made the paste with fresh ginger. You could try substituting fresh with 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, but I cannot say how that will taste. Just try!

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