Monday, February 27, 2017

Golden Milk Tea (pressure cooker)

I don't know how many times I've seen Golden Milk Tea popping up on my Pinterest feed or instagram photos of friends with their $6 golden milk drinks at a fancy cafe. It has been something I've been wanting to try for over a year but the only place I could find turmeric (fresh) was at the Asian Market, which I don't make it to very often. Finally, my local super market started carrying it! 

There are 100+ medicinal uses for turmeric but the ones that are most known and studied are it's power to reduce inflammation. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, helps digestion and is an antioxidant.

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I've made it on the stovetop, but I was really curious to see how it would come out in a pressure cooker. I tried it two different ways, one a little more successful than the other. Pro-tip, don't put it right in the pot. When I did that, it foamed up and made a mess when I went to release the pressure. My next attempt, with a cup on a steam basket, was MUCH better. I used a coffee mug that I don't care about too much, because I know turmeric will stain anything it comes in contact with. From what I could see, it didn't spill out of the cup at all! Follow the instructions below and you should have a delicious and healthy drink in under 10 minute!

Golden Milk Tea (pressure cooker)

serves 1

  • 1 C of milk (I prefer Almond, but I have friends who use coconut and cashew)
  • 1" piece of fresh turmeric (sliced thin)
  • 1" piece of fresh ginger, sliced thin
  • 8-10 peppercorns
  • 2 cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1TB honey or agave

    If you don't have access to the fresh ingredients, you can use 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp ginger powder, and 1/8th tsp of cardamon powder

Put all of your ingredients into a coffee mug except for the honey. Give it a good stir. I use raw honey and add that after it has cooked When you add honey too early it will kill off any nutrients. 

Add 1 1/2 C of hot water to your pressure cooker. Put in your steam basket or trivet and place your coffee mug in the center. Place your pressure cooker lid on and set the manual timer to 4 minutes. When the timer goes off, allow about 1 minutes of NPR for things to settle down, then do quick release for the remainder. 
Strain into another cup and stir in your honey/agave.

If you want to make a few batches, you can make it in a glass bowl or mason jar. I did this and just doubled the recipe and put it in my refrigerator. 

Happy Sipping!

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  1. Does this boil over the cup?

    1. When testing this recipe a few times, it didn't seem to spill outside of the cup at all. Just make sure you leave some space at the top.

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  6. My main question is... Is this supposed to curdle? I did sieve it but it's it still supposed to curdle? And there is some curdled milk when after sieving it


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