What is golden milk and why should you be drinking it? | Gourmand and Gourmet

What is golden milk and why should you be drinking it?

If you’ve seen the latest drinking craze sweeping the world’s Instagram feeds, you’re probably wondering exactly why anyone would want a latte that doesn’t even have coffee in it, let alone caffeine. But apart from being so damn pretty it doesn’t need a filter, turmeric lattes (or golden milk if you want to get fancy) are packed with health benefits, and a far easier way of getting all of the spices’ goodness in than resorting to eating curry every night. Made from a blend of almond or coconut milk and turmeric, this golden wonder milk is rumored to help with just about everything that’s making you vaguely uncomfortable. From colds and flus, to congestion, headaches, and sore throats, it’s a general immunity and mood booster that packs a punch – which you probably can’t say about your usual pre-bedtime hot chocolate. Ready to give it a go? Try making it at home yourself with our recipe below, or head to head to Miss Bliss in West End, Primal Pantry in Paddington or Nundah, or The Brass Barrel in Rosalie where they’re serving up golden milk goodness with zero effort required!

Golden Turmeric Mylk

  • 250ml of almond milk (you can also use coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly grated turmeric
  • 5ml of MCT oil (you can also use coconut oil)
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A pinch of ground black pepper
  1. Gently warm milk in a small pot over the stove.
  2. Add turmeric, cinnamon and black pepper. Stir and simmer for 30 seconds.
  3. Add MCT oil and stir to mix through
  4. Pour into your favourite mug and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon!
We feel healthier already. Image by Sophia Tsiros