A great home remedy beverage for cough, congestion, colds and skin problems. This winter replace your usual hot cocoa with an invigorating cup of wellness. Bonus points for jammies and slippers. Turmeric can stain clothing and counter tops, so wear an apron; proceed with caution.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk turmeric, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, and allspice together in a small bowl.

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  • Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes; stir honey and vanilla extract into milk until completely dissolved. Whisk 1 teaspoon turmeric mixture into milk mixture; reduce heat to medium-low and cook until flavors blend, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour mixture through a strainer.

Cook's Note:

You can use any type of milk (2%, soy, coconut, almond, etc.). You can substitute agave nectar for the honey.

Nutrition Facts

154.1 calories; 8.4 g protein; 19 g carbohydrates; 19.5 mg cholesterol; 104.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
I am so glad you all have enjoyed this hot comforting beverage. Like so many of you have mentioned this recipe is not only good but good for you! I was hesitant about submitting the recipe but am so happy I did. Love to read all your comments. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2018
It's true that haldi ka doodh is a traditional drink, but this recipe has a couple of major errors that will make it ineffective. In ayurvedic medicine honey is NEVER cooked. EVER. If you must use it, add it after the drink has cooled a few minutes. All sugar is processed, even honey. It was simply processed by bees. There are mystery ingredients ion honey, yes. But they should not be cooked according to ayurvedic medicine. Just use regular cane sugar. Also, the kind of milk used absolutely matters. It must be whole cow's milk from a pastured animal, and it must be boiled. The LAST ingredient you ever want to use is coconut. It has the opposite effect of all the other ingredients, and will render their medicinal propertires useless. If you are having a problem believing this, just ask yourself if you think an American blogger has done five thousand years worth of study, observation and testing before swapping out ingredients, or if she did it because she heard coconut milk was really trendy... Coconut milk is good, but not in a recipe such as this. Ever. If you don't drink cow's milk, go spend five thousand years on your own medicinal beverage, and leave this one alone. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
I am so glad you all have enjoyed this hot comforting beverage. Like so many of you have mentioned this recipe is not only good but good for you! I was hesitant about submitting the recipe but am so happy I did. Love to read all your comments. Read More
(54)
Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2018
It's true that haldi ka doodh is a traditional drink, but this recipe has a couple of major errors that will make it ineffective. In ayurvedic medicine honey is NEVER cooked. EVER. If you must use it, add it after the drink has cooled a few minutes. All sugar is processed, even honey. It was simply processed by bees. There are mystery ingredients ion honey, yes. But they should not be cooked according to ayurvedic medicine. Just use regular cane sugar. Also, the kind of milk used absolutely matters. It must be whole cow's milk from a pastured animal, and it must be boiled. The LAST ingredient you ever want to use is coconut. It has the opposite effect of all the other ingredients, and will render their medicinal propertires useless. If you are having a problem believing this, just ask yourself if you think an American blogger has done five thousand years worth of study, observation and testing before swapping out ingredients, or if she did it because she heard coconut milk was really trendy... Coconut milk is good, but not in a recipe such as this. Ever. If you don't drink cow's milk, go spend five thousand years on your own medicinal beverage, and leave this one alone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2016
I don't have a cold or a sore throat but all the pollen in the air has kicked up my allergies and asthma. I made one before bed last night . I noticed I had far less wheezing and the tightness in my chest was gone. One dose has made more difference than the 2 weeks of using my Ventolin puffer I've been using. I'm so impressed! I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2017
I have felt AMAZING well since starting this nighttime beverage! Did you know you can change the serving size in your recipes on Allrecipes.com? I have adjusted to 100 so I can make up a jar-full to make the evening ritual a breeze! We have found that we actually like this drink cold, rather than hot; definitely filtered; and made with unsweetened coconut milk for smooooothness! Another hint! 100 pinches equals just about 2 T! After five years of pain from a nasty fall, I am SO very thankful for tumeric! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2016
My husband read an article that discussed the benefits of turmeric milk so I found this delicious recipe. Reminds me a lot of Indian Tea/Chai. Committed ourselves to drinking every night for a month. Day 3 - already noticing health benefits; psoriasis improving cold symptoms long gone less inflammation etc. Told many friends and family to try it out. I strongly encourage anyone to try even just for a couple of nights. You'll definitely notice a difference! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2016
I'd had a version of this once or twice in north India. I loved it but could not figure out the spices, so I was so happy to see this recipe. Delicious, subtle flavors, and energizing. I use whole milk. TIP: Assemble all of the spices, do not omit any. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2014
loved it. I did not think I would even like it but the spices work together perfectly! am going to try it in hot chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2014
Very delicious drink!!! I am not a huge fan of tumeric flavor by itself but this particular blend of spices reminds me of chai tea! I am actually using this to treat a cold and it really seems to be helping. I have also read that it is extremely helpful for menstrual cramps too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2014
Great taste! This is a very relaxing soy milk drink! I will be drinking more of this! Read More
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