With just 5 ingredients, you can make a cup of immune-boosting turmeric ginger latte, otherwise known as golden milk. In this recipe, I shared how I use both fresh turmeric and fresh ginger in making this classic drink. I know many of us are quite familiar with using turmeric powder and ginger powder, but if you ever come across fresh turmeric at the supermarket or farmer’s market, please get a small piece. Fresh turmeric does not have the dull bitter taste; it’s fragrant and earthy. Once you’ve tried fresh, you may not want to go back to using dried powder anymore.
The interchange ratio is approximate 3:1. That is, for every one teaspoon of dried turmeric powder, you need 3 teaspoons of fresh turmeric as a replacement.
Turmeric-Ginger Latte / Golden Milk
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp fresh turmeric (or 1 tsp dried turmeric powder)
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Peel both ginger and turmeric, then grate them into small pieces
- Turn heat to medium. In a small pot, add water, almond milk, ginger and turmeric. Whisk till they dissolve.
- Once mixture is well heated, add maple syrup.
- Sieve. Cool for 5 minutes and enjoy immediately.
Gloria Tsang is the author of 5 books and the founder of HealthCastle.com, the largest online nutrition network run by registered dietitians. Her work has appeared in major national publications, and she is a regularly featured nutrition expert for media outlets across the country. The Huffington Post named her one of its Top 20 Nutrition Experts on Twitter. Gloria’s articles have appeared on various media such as Reuters, NBC & ABC affiliates, The Chicago Sun-Times, Reader’s Digest Canada, iVillage and USA Today.