The end of September, start of October tends to have unpredictable weather which sways between summer’s last gasp with glorious sun and blue skies, or those damp dark days which make me want to curl up on the sofa under the duvet with a good book, the remote control and stay put until spring.
Ed was under the weather last week, with a sore head, swollen glands so was feeling miserable and rather sorry for himself, so I made him this warm spiced turmeric milk to be sipped from the comfort of the sofa when enveloped in a soft fluffy blanket.
Turmeric is rich in curcurmin – a powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory. Manuka honey, used to sweeten the drink, comes from New Zealand, and contains methyglyoxal, or MGO the active component in the honey, which dictates NPA rating of each jar. The higher the rating the higher the antibacterial properties of the honey, and the more concentrated the flavour. The Rowse 10+ Manuka has a rich, but not overly intense, flavour, is a glorious deep amber colour and is wonderfully thick.
The infusion with the camomile tea will make this drink ideal to ease you into a relaxing night’s, or afternoon’s, sleep.
For an extra dose of turmeric why not serve this with my vegan turmeric cake?
Recipe: Spiced Turmeric Milk with Manuka Honey
- 300 ml plant milk - I used coconut milk drink
- 1 camomile tea bag
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 cardamom pods
- 1 heaped tsp Rowse Manuka honey - to taste
- Place all the ingredients apart from the honey into a small pan and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and allow infuse for 30 minutes.
- Gently heat again to a simmer, stir in the honey, strain and serve.
If you love hot turmeric drinks you may also like my instant turmeric latte mix – just add hot water and enjoy!
Recipe commissioned by Rowse.
Rowse 10+ Manuka Honey is available for around £12 from most supermarkets.
The perfect drink on a cold day! I love Manuka honey too
It is so comforting, and it helps me sleep.
Jo of Jo's Kitchen
This sound delicious and perfect for when you are feeling under the weather
It is so comforting Jo, and really good for you. I find it very soothing.
Kate | The Veg Space
What a lovely idea Helen – my Dad swears by turmeric for all sorts of aches and pains, and also keeps bees so will pass this on to him! That Manuka honey looks really lovely, what a treat.
It really is a wonder spice isn’t it? I really like the Rowse Manuka, it has a good flavour, but is not too intense.
What a lovely, comforting drink. I love turmeric, it’s so versatile. That honey looks heavenly!
The honey is indeed glorious! Wonderful taste and colour.
An almost Georgian drink. I’ll have to try, but I’m not sure!
Possibly Dan! It was so delicious and comforting.
Never come across anything like this before. Intriguing!
It is a bit of an acquired taste, but hugely comforting as well as really good for you.
What a great idea and perfect for this time of year as we are moving into the colder months. I’m really enjoying this Rowse Manuka Honey. It’s very moreish.
It is a super comforting drink Jac.
I can’t wait to try this! Great for these cold mornings here in Maine.
Absolutely. Perfect for warming up.
I can just imagine how amazing this makes your kitchen smell! I’ll have to give this a try soon – with the weather changing cold season is upon us. Thanks for sharing!
The aroma is another benefit of the drink!
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
After reading how great tumeric is for me I am trying to find ways to incorporate it in my daily diet. This is great. Thank you.
It certainly seems to be thee ultimate cure all.
It looks so comforting! Perfect for nowadays weather.
It has suddenly got really cold here, there is a mug of some sort of tea on my desk all the time.
Fantastic little drink you have created here; I would love to try it!
It is very delicious and comforting, perfect to easy one to sleep too.
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
I love the idea of Tumeric in a drink – I have so got to try it.
It is delicious. So comforting and soothing.
Sarah, Maison Cupcake
This sounds like a real tonic if you’re feeling under the weather. Will definitely be remembering this.
It is fabulous Sarah. Really really comforting.
This is such a healing drink with goodness of Turmeric and Honey. When someone is down with bad throat, the first thingy that is suggested way back home is to add some turmeric to some warm milk and also have a concotion of ginger, honey and cinnamon.
I think that turmeric is something that we need to embrace in the West more. It is such a comforting drink.
Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe
What a warm and comforting drink! Perfect for chilly nights :)
Absolutely. One for the sofa and under a quilt.
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal
This sounds so lovely and comforting. I can imagine warming-up to this while watching the snow fall outside this winter. Pinning for later!
Absolutely perfect for the snow. Thanks for pinning.
I must confess I never thought of turmeric milk before, but sounds interesting! :)
It is super comforting, and perfect for when you are feeling under the weather.
I love tea and but this is beyond amazing! I will definitely try it asap. And don`t get me started with the turmeric. Pined it already for later! The photos are also amazing.
I hope you enjoy it Andreea, let me know if you try it.
Leslie @ Bessie Bakes
I absolutely love manuka honey. I have all these ingredients in my pantry. I am pinning and yumming recipe! I will make this today. What a soothing drink:)
Let me know how it goes!
I love Manuka Honey, such a nice treat to keep in my pantry. If it was realistic I would use it in my coffee every day but it would get pretty pricey for how much coffee i drink lol
Now coffee and honey is a new one for me. Maybe in a cake for me, rather than in the coffee, I too get through loads.
Joy @ Joy Love Food
This sounds like such a warm and comforting drink, perfect for a chilly fall evening
It is my new favourite. So good, and better for you than a nightcap!
I grew up having Turmeric Milk, now will try it with Manuka Honey. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Will give it a try soon.
I think that the honey helps people not used to turmeric milk get used to it. It is an acquired taste.
I’m feeling the need for a warm fluffy blanky and this drink right now, with our dreary weather. This delicious drink looks so warm and comforting and healthy! Perfect for this cold season!
It is perfect for that. I want a mug on my desk right now.
dixya @ food, pleasure, and health
this is a wonderful idea for a evening beverage..also I’m in love with your backdrop.
Thank you Dixya, it is one of my favourite ones!
I love Manuka honey! Your spiced milk drink looks so comforting! I might be lucky and get rid of my annoying cough after having this! Definitely making it tonight
It is perfect if you are feeling under the weather at this time of year.
Matthew From Nomageddon
What a lovely cold weather treat! My uncle just harvested like 60 lbs of honey from his new beehive. Now I have a recipe to use it in!
60lb of honey is a lot of honey! Enjoy it!
This is one of the fav beverage at my place especially on a winter night, Thanks for sharing :)
I am a convert to turmeric tea!
Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
I usually rely on a hot toddy when we are under the weather but this sounds much more virtuous! We always have a jar of manuka honey for when we are run down and there’s always tumeric in the cupboard. No excuses not to make this now! I hope Ed is feeling much better now.
It really is super comforting and very soothing. You cold add a cheeky shot of rum of whisky to it!
Justin from RI
My mother used to give me turmeric milk all the time when I was young. The pics looks great and thanks for this recipe. Definitely going to try it once I get all the ingredients ready.
I love it! So soothing.