Golden Milk


Serves 1

  1. Add the milk, water, spices and the date, if using, to a pan and season with black pepper and whisk well.
  2. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes being careful not to let it burn or let it bubble over! Add ghee and jaggery, if using, mix well and remove from heat.
  3. Allow to cool a little, strain and serve.

Supplied with the kind permission of Jasmine Hemsley.

Taken from her book East By West: Simple Ayurvedic Recipes For Ultimate Mind-Body Balance published by Bluebird. Available to buy now on Amazon.


  • 1 cup /250ml organic whole milk (pref. unhomogenised) or almond, oat, coconut, hemp milk etc. (ideal for vegans)
  • ½ cup/125ml of water
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 2-3 cardamom pods, cracker or ⅛ tsp ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • A good grind of ground black pepper


  • 1 date or 1 tsp jaggery to sweeten
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated or ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp organic ghee (good for vata)
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