Wake up or cozy up with a warm zesty cup of milky spiced ginger tea. Once the temps take a dip I like to bust out the fresh ginger. I juice ginger and add it to so many recipes to boost immunity in the colder seasons. One of my favorite recipes is the milky spiced ginger tea recipe that I am sharing below.
The reasons why I use ginger is because it because it has a long history of being used for health benefits. It helps nausea, may helps with morning sickness, aids digestion and upset stomach, can effectively be used to fight infections (I make ginger cold buster shots) and it can soothe with its anti-inflammatory properties. The list goes on and on.
I find that it’s easy to incorporate into my cooking. Particularly I’ve become very fond of a milky ginger tea recipe I’ve come up with. I’m very excited to share this recipe, that I find soothing and with just the right amount of zing in my cup to help me combat and stave away fall and winter colds.
Serving size- serves 2
Prep time- estimated 15 minutes
Ingredients can be adjusted to the preference of strength. More or less honey and ginger can be used to find the perfect balance for you.
- Ginger root- I juiced about 2.5 roots. 1/4 a cup of the juiced ginger root concentrate is needed. (For my recipe I added an extra 1/8 cup on top of the initial 1/4)
- 2.5 tablespoons of honey
- 1/2 tea spoons of ground cardamon
- 2 cups of milk
- Turmeric root (optional* to play more with the flavor sometimes I add turmeric root- about 4 turmeric roots)
1.) Juice ginger root into a concentrated juice liquid. Pour 1/4 and 1/8 cup portions and set aside.
2.) Warm 2 cups of milk. Stop before it boils and reduce heat to a low medium heat. This is important so the ingredients do not separate.
3.) Add ginger juice concentrate. Stir liquid in pot. Maintain on low heat. At his step you would also add turmeric juice if you’re adding turmeric to the recipe.
4.) Add cardamon and honey. Continue to stir for a few seconds.
5.) Taste test carefully to make sure the flavor is to your liking. Add more milk if it’s too strong or more ginger juice or spices if you desire more flavor. Add more honey to make it sweeter.
6.) Pour into a mug and enjoy!
There are so many ways to play with this recipe- if you’re a fan of more spices you can: add cinnamon,nutmeg and/or vanilla. The world is really your oyster. This is just my take on a comforting sip-able cup of warmth. If you try this recipe out I would love to know if you liked it and how it turned out for you.