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Almond Cow cashew golden milk with turmeric

The Golden Elixir: How to Make Cashew Golden Milk

Less than 5 minutes

Golden Milk has been cherished for centuries due to its rich flavor and numerous health benefits. This warm and soothing beverage not only delights the taste buds but also serves as a nutritional powerhouse.

Servings: 5 cups


Ingredients

  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 3 chopped, pitted dates or 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

What is Golden Milk?

Golden Milk, also called Turmeric Milk, started in ancient India with Ayurveda, their traditional medicine. They named it "Haldi Doodh" in Sanskrit, meaning a mix of turmeric (haldi) and milk (doodh).


Turmeric, the key ingredient, has been valued for ages for its healing powers, especially curcumin, which fights inflammation and acts as an antioxidant, all in line with Ayurvedic principles.


What's cool is that despite its Indian roots, Golden Milk has become a global wellness sensation, representing a holistic approach to health. It's more than just a historical drink; it's a warm and soothing experience linked to better digestion, immune support, and relaxation. Cheers to the ancient wisdom in a cup!


This ancient elixir is often spiced with ginger, black pepper, and other warming spices. The name "golden milk" perfectly captures its radiant hue and the treasure trove of health benefits it offers.


Health Benefits

Golden Milk brings a myriad of health benefits to your well-being. The star of the show here: Turmeric. The active compound in turmeric, curcumin, is a mighty anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound that supports heart health, aids digestion, and boosts the immune system. Scientific studies have demonstrated curcumin's effectiveness in reducing inflammation, alleviating joint pain, and even contributing to promoting radiant skin. So, it's not just anecdotal; there's solid evidence supporting these health claims. What's more, this nutrient-packed elixir is a guilt-free indulgence, as it's low in calories and high in wholesome goodness!


Equipment Recommendations

The Almond Cow Milk Maker is our top recommendation, streamlining the process and ensuring a silky-smooth blend. Its efficiency and simplicity make crafting Golden Milk a breeze. The Almond Cow Milk Maker, with its purpose-built design, guarantees an effortless and mess-free experience, allowing you to enjoy your Golden Milk with minimal fuss. However, if you find yourself without this nifty gadget, fear not! A high-speed blender paired with a fine mesh strainer can step in and deliver comparable results.


Step-by-Step Recipe Instructions


Ingredients

  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 3 chopped, pitted dates or 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper **black pepper enhances the effectiveness of turmeric, allowing your body to absorb and utilize more curcumin.**
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


General Instructions

1. Soak your cashews for a few hours beforehand. This pre-soaking process softens the cashews, allowing them to blend seamlessly and contribute to a luxuriously creamy texture in your golden milk.

2. Utilize a high-speed blender to blend the soaked cashews along with the shredded coconut, dates (or maple syrup), turmeric, ground ginger, black pepper, and sea salt. Ensure thorough blending for a smooth and velvety consistency.

3. After blending, strain the mixture to remove any residual pulp or graininess. This step ensures a silky-smooth Cashew Golden Milk that's pure indulgence with every sip.

4. Heat the strained mixture on the stovetop until warm. Take care not to overheat; a gentle warming allows the flavors to meld without compromising the nutritional integrity.

5. If you're equipped with a milk frother, take the extra step to give your golden elixir a delightful froth before serving. This adds a touch of elegance and indulgence, making each sip a luxurious experience.