Golden Milk Tea has become one of my favorite winter time staples. It is frequently mixed up in our house to go with breakfast, or after a day spent playing in the cold, or in the evening around the wood stove. Not only is it a delicious substitute for hot chocolate, it is also infused with herbs that benefit your health at every turn.
This year I was looking for a fun neighbor gift that would not promote the constant sugar high that goes with the holiday season and that would actually benefit people’s health without being too complicated or expensive. This golden milk tea drink mix fit exactly what I was looking for.
Golden Milk Tea Benefits
This golden milk tea drink mix contains turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper. Turmeric is known predominantly for its anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon is great for insulin regulation and for avoiding or fighting off a cold, ginger is an excellent digestion aid. All of these herbs are warming for the body and help the body literally feel warmer. Chill in the air? Sip on this tea and you’ll be toasty from the inside out in no time.
Also check out this post: 10 Health Benefits of Ginger During Pregnancy
Golden Milk Tea Drink Mix
Because I like my life to be as simple as possible I’ve developed a quick recipe to make a mix for golden milk tea. Just toss it together and then store it for when you are ready to mix up some hot golden milk tea.
- 1/4 C. Turmeric
- 1-2 tsp. Black pepper
- 6 tsp. Ground cinnamon
- 6 tsp. Ground ginger
- Add all ingredients to glass jar. Label for later use.
- The more black pepper you use, the more spice your end product will have. I use less black pepper for children or those that haven't acquired a taste for golden milk tea yet.
- 2 tsp. Golden milk tea drink mix
- 1-2 C. coconut milk
- Raw honey to taste
- Add coconut milk and drink mix to sauce pan. Heat on medium heat stirring frequently. Do not boil. Remove from heat. Add honey to taste. Froth with blender if desired.
- If you chose to froth, do so with caution. Hot liquids will expand and could blow the top off the blender. Stick blenders are a great alternative, or only put small amounts of liquid in blender at a time. 1/4 the capacity of the blender seems to be a safe spot for mine.
- Recipes for golden milk traditional call for coconut milk, however, a good creamy (preferably raw) milk will froth much better than coconut milk.
- For a richer tea use 1 cup of milk, for a thinner tea use 2 cups.