I frantically started searching for recipes when my husband brought home 1 kilo of fresh turmeric root. I found many drink recipes calling for milk, turmeric, and ginger root. I sampled different amounts of each ingredient and feel this is a perfect balance between creamy almond milk, spicy ginger, and the earthy taste of turmeric. This is a less spiced version of Haldi Ka Doodh.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

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

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  • Combine turmeric root, ginger root, and honey together in a bowl, crushing the turmeric and ginger as much as possible.

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  • Heat almond milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Once small bubbles begin to form around the edges, reduce heat to low. Transfer about 2 tablespoon milk to turmeric mixture to allow mixture to soften and honey to melt into a paste-like mixture.

  • Mix the turmeric paste into milk in the saucepan; raise temperature to medium-low and cook, stirring continuously, until fully combined. Blend with an immersion blender for a smooth texture.

  • Pour turmeric tea into a mug and top with ground turmeric and cinnamon.

Cook's Notes:

Pregnant or nursing women, young children, or diabetics should consult their physician before consuming turmeric.

Turmeric can stain any utensil, working area, or skin.

Any milk or milk substitute will do here. Agave nectar can be used in place of honey.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 29.3g 9% DV; fat 2.9g 4% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 162.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2017
Wonderful for sleep and inflammation. Turmeric is a traditional Ayurvedic herb. However, if you want to follow Ayurvedic principles, do not cook honey. It should only be added when the drink is warm and not hot. Otherwise it makes a sticky substance in the body called ama that gums up the works.. Hence, only 4 stars. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2017
Must add peppercorns which are needed to augment metabolism of the turmeric! Read More
(36)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2017
Wonderful for sleep and inflammation. Turmeric is a traditional Ayurvedic herb. However, if you want to follow Ayurvedic principles, do not cook honey. It should only be added when the drink is warm and not hot. Otherwise it makes a sticky substance in the body called ama that gums up the works.. Hence, only 4 stars. Read More
(38)
Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2017
Must add peppercorns which are needed to augment metabolism of the turmeric! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2016
Fantastic! This was my first time using fresh turmeric root and I picked a winner of a recipe! I can see myself making this over and over again. No changes needed. Fresh turmeric is so much better than powdered, so I highly recommend you try this, even if you don't care for the powdered form. To save time, I just strained the milk into my cup instead of getting my immersion blender out. And since this only makes one cup, I suggest you double the recipe because you will love it! I ended up topping off my cup with extra almond milk. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2017
I made it with coconut milk, powder ginger, powder turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper! It turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2017
For your body to absorb the tumeric you need to add 1/4 teas pepper. Also like!email other viewer coconut oil is a great additive Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2017
Soooo delicious and soooo healthy! Next time I make it, I'm going to add a banana! I did use agave nectar instead of honey, I love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2018
I doubled this and drink it often. I use powdered turmeric and ginger added the black pepper. One thing I changed is I mix the powders with honey left it for a few minutes then add a bit of hot water so that it’s not grainy. Then stir in almond milk and coconut milk. It’s so delicious Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2017
Good however I agree with another reviewer. It needs peppercorns. I also like more of a bite so I add a dash of cayenne. Coconut oil is also nice for body! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2017
Taste awesome! Read More
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