Golden Milk is a Cup of Winter Comfort

It’s been some time since I posted here.  Such a busy year and so many projects.  I have the new Etsy store going, and I finally finished the book I’ve been working on “Pantry Magic: Preparing and Using Fruit and Vegetable Powders.”  It should be available on Amazon within the next month. So the holidays were fun but hectic and I’m feeling a little bit run down.

One of the best ways to bolster your immune system and unwind is with a comforting cup of Golden Milk. To make it you will need to prepare some golden paste.  It’s a simple process. Gather the following: tumeric powder, distilled water, coconut oil, powdered ginger, black pepper.

  • 1/2 cup tumeric powder
  • 1+ cup distilled or bottled water
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Mix 1 cup water with 1/2 cup tumeric. Stir to combine and over a medium low heat bring to a boil.  Simmer, stirring, until the mixture becomes a thick paste (7-12 minutes). It should be the consistency of thick peanut butter.  Watch carefully as it thickens to prevent burning.  Remove from the heat and add in ginger and pepper.  Mix thoroughly.  Stir in coconut oil.  Make sure that the oil is completely combined with the paste.

You can store the paste in a glass jar in the refrigerator.  However, I prefer to drop teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and pop in the freezer for about half an hour.  Remove the hardened drops and store in the freezer in a plastic freezer bag.  It’s perfect portion control and no spoilage.

To use, put a “golden drop” in a cup of milk (coconut is my favorite but any kind will work).  Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments.  Stir after each 30 seconds and repeat until the milk is warm.  Stir well to make sure the golden drop has dissolved completely. Add a touch of honey and enjoy.


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