February 24, 2016

Fresh Turmeric Golden Milk Tea


Have you ever tried (or heard of) Golden Milk? We kept seeing this interesting-sounding drink pop up on Pinterest, and when we found out it had turmeric in it, we decided we'd better investigate. There are many studies that show the health benefits of turmeric, such as anti-inflammatory benefits, helping with depression and insomnia. Whether you decide to drink this for health benefits or not, this Fresh Turmeric Golden Milk Tea is delicious. This comforting "tea" kind of tastes like a spicy Chai tea (though you can put in fewer spices if you want the taste to be more mild).

We prefer using fresh turmeric instead of the ground powder, but please be aware that turmeric can stain clothes and nails easily. We found that a spoonful of sugar scrubbed into our hands can help take the stain off our skin. (Dishes seemed to be fine and rinsed off easily).

Fresh Turmeric Golden Milk Tea
serves 1

2 cups milk (dairy, almond, etc.)
1/2 tablespoon freshly grated turmeric (approximately a 3-inch piece)
1/4 tablespoon freshly grated ginger (approximately a 1-inch piece)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey (unless you use milk that is already sweetened)
1/8 teaspoon or more freshly ground black pepper

Use the finest setting on your grater to grate the turmeric and ginger. If you don't have a grater, you can do a very fine mince.

Okay, this is important: If you are using dairy milk and not a milk alternative, you NEED to do step one. We tried skipping step one and our tea turned into a custard. We have no idea why that happened  any scientists reading please feel free to weigh in  but it did.

1. Combine the milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, honey and black pepper in a blender. Purée until combined.
2. In a small saucepan, heat the mixture over low heat for 5 minutes, whisking frequently to prevent the milk from burning.
3. Pour into a mug, sprinkle with more cinnamon if desired and enjoy!

How To Add Fresh Turmeric, Ginger and Honey To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. On the second page of customizations, you’ll find “Produce by the Case” and can stock up if you want a larger batch of produce for juices. The Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery. 

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