Growing up in an Indian household meant a lot of eating whole spices and spice powders for different ailments. There were a few tolerable ones that were part of my childhood, but there were also a few that still makes me cringe when I think about them. Haha!
My mom used to make me Turmeric milk when I had a cold or fever and even though it actually did help me feel better, I never could get past the taste of the turmeric in plain milk. Don’t get me wrong, turmeric makes most foods tasty, but when its the ONLY ingredient in a dish – it’s really not the best tasting ingredient to have solo.
In my turmeric milk recipe, I’ve take my moms basic recipe and increased the flavors a notch or two or three, actually. I still drink turmeric milk when I’m not feeling well because it truly does help with any inflammation or sore throat issues, but now I don’t mind the taste!
Check out my recipe below:
SWEET TURMERIC MILK
- 2 cups milk (whole, if possible)
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 5-6 cardamom pods
- 2 anise seeds
- 3-4 Tbsp. honey (add more if desired)
- ¼ tsp. turmeric powder (add more if desired)
- In a small saucepan, boil all ingredients for 7-10 minutes on low heat or until milk is bubbly and very yellow in color.
- Strain into 2 mugs and serve hot, immediately.
Let me know what you think! And if you make this recipe, tag me on IG @cmspiceculture, comment below or catch me on FB at “Spice Culture Cooking.”