Liz discusses the health benefits of turmeric golden milk and makes popsicles with it!
We love the coconut milk in these ice pops because it gives it a creamy texture and pairs nicely with the spicy turmeric. You can sub maple syrup or agave to keep these pops vegan.
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Turmeric Golden Milk Pops
Makes 5 OR 6 (3-Ounce) Pops
Long prized as a healing elixir in Ayurvedic tradition, turmeric golden milk is a mixture of turmeric, milk, and sweetener, and is typically drunk warm. It’s one of my favorite winter beverages: the turmeric is earthy, the ginger and black pepper add a hint of spice, and the honey and coconut milk ground it all in creamy sweetness. All the healthy properties shine in a Glow Pop form. The superstar is turmeric, which is prized for its anti-inflammatory benefits and has been shown in numerous studies to match or even outperform over-the- counter NSAIDs. Some studies have also shown turmeric’s effectiveness in treating conditions like IBS, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis, and even cancer. Always be sure to consume turmeric with both black pepper and fat, as they make the spice 150 percent more bioavailable, dramatically increasing its healthful effects in your body.
2 cups full-fat coconut milk
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Blend together all the ingredients until smooth.
2. Pour the mixture into pop molds and freeze for 1 hour, then insert sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours more, or until solid.
NOTE: If you’re an allergy sufferer like me, use local honey when you make this pop. Between the anti- inflammatory action of the turmeric and the local honey inoculating you against nearby pollens, your runny nose and itchy eyes will be gone in no time.