Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free
This is the “Spiced Manuka Golden Milk” recipe originally from MindBodyGreen.com, with an ice cream twist!
Coconut milk, turmeric, and manuka honey provide the foundation for this recipe. If you resist indulging in ice cream because you think it isn’t good for your health or immunity, this healthy ice cream solves that issue. It feels like a treat, with sweetness and spice to please the palate and creaminess for the senses, but it’s not your usual inflammatory ice cream – in fact, quite the opposite!
This recipe relies on soothing manuka honey, the best choice for a sore throat or sensitive stomach. This special honey variety comes from New Zealand and contains unique compounds like leptosperin and MGO, as well as amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Flora Manuka Honey boasts many 5-star ratings and is UMF graded up to 15+. It is a go-to solution when dealing with a pesky cough causing throat irritation.
Turmeric is not only a colorful aromatic spice, it has been used internally and externally as a medicine since at least the times of the ancient Assyrians and Greeks. In Western herbal medicine it is used for supporting healthy liver function. It has also been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to support immune function, good digestion, and promote cardiovascular health.*
Golden milk, and this ice cream based on golden milk, can be made to suit your taste. Don’t worry if you do not have every ingredient.
A pinch of salt helps the flavor and a pinch of pepper potentiates the turmeric, but use the spices you enjoy and have on hand. You can use dry, ground spices, or cook fresh whole spices in the coconut milk to infuse their flavors into the mix, whichever you prefer. Make it rich and thick using the higher-fat coconut cream in place of some or all the coconut milk.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Dana Green Remedios, RHN, RNCP, is a Vancouver-based educator and coach. She is a regular contributor to the FloraHealthy blog and can answer your questions in English, French, and Spanish as a Product Information Specialist at Flora.