If you want a fun way to get in your golden milk, give these golden milk gummies a try. They’re tasty, easy to eat, and picky husband/kid-approved!
It is COLD season.
Roby is currently fighting off a cold. Since he’s basically irresistible, I’ve been sneaking kisses in between his coughs and sneezes. Now that I write that out… it sounds pretty gross.
To keep myself from getting a cold, I’ve been eating my gummy vitamins, taking probiotics, and drinking my daily golden milk. Roby’s not big on golden milk so, I came up with these concentrated golden milk gummies – they’re sweet and small and fun to eat. This is the perfect way to get a picky husband or picky kids to get their golden milk.
Why drink golden milk? Or I suppose I should be asking, why eat golden milk gummies?
I’m going to answer that question (that I asked) with a story (as usual). When I was a kid, my parents would make me turmeric milk when I wasn’t feeling well – like, if I was having a tummy ache or if I caught a cold. The spice cabinet is a pretty common go-to in Indian households when it comes to treating minor illnesses. And golden milk, also known as haldi ka doodh, is a known ancient home remedy.
I’m not here to convince you that turmeric is some magic cure-all but research does show that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has many health benefits.
These gummies are made with a concentrated golden milk mixture. I normally don’t make my golden milk this strong if I’m going to be sipping on an entire cup. But since I eat just 1-2 of these a day, I want them to pack a punch of the golden spice. In addition to turmeric, I also added a good bit of ground ginger. My mom always makes me a strong ginger chai when I’m feeling sick, so I figured it only made sense to add ginger to these gummies. I also added a pinch of cardamom for flavor and a pinch of black pepper because it’s supposed to help the body absorb the curcumin.
If you want to use fresh turmeric in this recipe, go for it – double the amount. Oh, and make sure you’re careful when handling turmeric – it stains everything.
I hope that these gummies will help keep you healthy during cold season!
- Add the water to a large bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over top of the water. Set aside.
- Add the milk and spices to a saucepan over low-medium heat, whisking for about 4-5 minutes.
- Turn off heat and add the honey. Mix well.
- Slowly pour the milk into the bowl with the water and gelatin and whisk until the gelatin completely dissolves.
- Pour the mixture into a mold (this is the pumpkin mold I use) and refrigerate until firm, about 3-4 hours.
- Store the gummies in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to one week.