Golden milk is a delicious, nourishing Ayurvedic drink. This warm and grounding milk also known as turmeric latte has healing properties for the body and helps calm the mind. It is traditionally drunk to aid sleep and is full of antioxidants, healthy fats and other important nutrients.
Golden milk supports digestion, the immune system, helps purify blood and has anti-inflammatory properties.
The main ingredient is turmeric, known as the spice of life because of its powerful medicinal properties from the curcumin compound present in turmeric.
Besides drinking this Ayurvedic drink hot or chilled with ice cubes, you can also make delicious, creamy frozen treats: adaptogenic golden milk popsicles.
This is how you make them and this is what you need:
400 ml coconut milk
1.5 teaspoon fresh turmeric or dried ground turmeric
1 teaspoon fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Black pepper is important for the absorption of the turmeric.
1 tablespoon maple syrup (or more depending on your taste)
Optional: bee pollen
Mix everything except the maple syrup in a small saucepan and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Stir frequently.
Turn off the heat and add the maple syrup.
Let the golden milk cool for a few hours in the refrigerator. This is important for the texture of the popsicles. The colder the mix, the faster they freeze and the less ice crystals will form: you get the creamiest popsicles this way.
Also put your popsicles mold in the freezer a few hours in advance.
Right before pouring the mix into the popsicle mold, stir everything so that all ingredients are well mixed.
After pouring the mix in, sprinkle the top (bottom of the popsicle) with half a teaspoon of bee pollen. This is optional.
Place the popsicle mold in the freezer and add the popsicle sticks after half an hour.
Freeze the popsicles for 4 hours or until they are hard enough.
These adaptogenic golden milk popsicles are nice and creamy and have a calming effect.
PS: turmeric leaves stains, so be careful with your clothes, kitchen textiles, wooden kitchen utensils, etc.