Serves: 1 • Estimated time: 10 minutes • Special equipment: fine-mesh sieve
Golden Milk is based on a traditional Indian drink known as Haldi Doodh, and is common in Ayurveda, as well as growing in popularity across the Western world. At its essence, the ingredients of this drink function synergistically to enhance our body’s bioavailability of curcuminoids (the active compound in turmeric) to optimize its health benefits.
- 1 cup milk or milk alternative (i.e. oat milk, coconut milk, nut milk)
- 1 tbsp CoCurQ
- 1 tsp sweetener of choice (i.e. raw honey, maple syrup, stevia, monkfruit sugar, etc.)
- Optional flavorings:
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 whole cardamom pod
- 1 clove
- ¼ inch slice of ginger
- Pinch of saffron threads
Combine your milk of choice, sweetener, and any additional flavorings into a pot and set over medium heat. Once gently boiling, reduce to a simmer for 8 minutes and allow the flavors to infuse with the milk, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching the bottom of the pot.
Remove the pot from the heat and pour through a fine-mesh sieve.
Whisk in CoCurQ, pour into a cup, and serve.
Note: The infused milk can also be made up to 3 days in advance, cooled, and stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Simply heat and stir in CoCurQ for quick golden milk anytime!