If you’ve ever made golden milk on the stovetop using ground spices, you know that it can be pretty disappointing. Especially when you take the last sip of your nourishing goodness to find a decent amount of spice sediment hanging out at the bottom of your mug.
Lucky for us, I found a solution that requires two simple things: high fat milk – in this case, full fat coconut milk – and a super powerful blender – in this case, the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender. When used together, these two things make for a smooth, creamy, and comforting drink that basically feels like you’re drinking a big hug.
Although golden milk is a popular beverage to consume at the end of a long day, lately I’ve been enjoying drinking it first thing in the morning. But let it be known: I’m not typically the kind of person who can function without 16 ounces of caffeine upon waking.
Lately, however, I’ve been really enjoying easing into my morning with a big mug of the (caffeine-free) golden stuff. Not only is it flavorful and warm and incredibly soothing, but it gets major bonus points for the fact that it doesn’t give me the jitters within 10 minutes of taking my last gulp (if only the same could be said for my morning cuppa joe).
To make the golden milk, we’re going to start off with mixing the spice blend. I love keeping the blend on hand because it makes golden milk preparation that much easier.
Simply combine the ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, maca powder, ground ginger, vanilla bean powder, and black pepper in a small jar; whisk to combine. The spice blend can be used to make roughly 12 servings of golden milk, so if you’re not sure if golden milk is for you, make a smaller test batch to give it a go.
For a test batch, follow the drink portion of the recipe and, in place of the golden milk spice blend, use 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon maca powder, and a pinch each of ground ginger, vanilla bean power, and fresh-ground black pepper.
When you’re ready to make the golden milk, all you have to do is add the coconut milk, boiling water, dates, spice blend, and salt to the Pro Line® Series Blender and blend on high speed for 2-3 minutes. It really is as easy as that! What you’re left with is a creamy, warming beverage that’s great to start — or wind down from — any day. If any ingredients are stuck to the sides of the Pro Line® Series Blender, just use the Flex Edge Tamper to push them down to blend evenly.
Before you enjoy your golden milk, give your Pro Line® Series Blender a good (and quick) clean. Simply add some warm water and a few drops of dish soap, and switch your Pro Line® Series Blender to the Self-Cleaning Cycle. Within a minute, it easily removes the golden milk residue, meaning you won’t have to worry about the turmeric leaving a yellow stain on your jar.
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Nourishing Maca Golden Milk
Makes 2 servings
For the maca golden spice blend
1/4 cup ground turmeric
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon maca powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
For the maca golden milk
1 cup full fat coconut milk
2 cups boiling water
3-4 Medjool dates, pitted
1 1/2-2 teaspoons maca golden spice blend
Pinch of sea salt flakes
To make the spice blend, add the turmeric, cinnamon, maca powder, ginger, vanilla bean powder, and black pepper to a small jar. Whisk to combine. Seal with a lid and store in a cool, dark place.
To make the Maca Golden Milk, add the coconut milk, boiling water, dates, maca golden spice blend, and sea salt flakes to the jar of the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender and blend on high speed for 2-3 minutes – EASY AS THAT!
Divide between two big mugs and enjoy. Or pour half into one mug and save the other half for later. Golden milk can easily be reheated on the stove within 24 hours of making.
*The Contributor of this post has been compensated by KitchenAid for this post, but this post represents the Contributor’s own opinion.*