It is unfair to compare anything to hot chocolate, but this is a close second that really feels like you did something healthy. If you look up the health benefits of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, coconut milk, raw milk, or Manuka honey you will be reading until next year. Suffice it to say, I don't see how you can go wrong with this.
When you have a cold or a runny nose is perhaps not a great time to consume loads of milk, and in that case I use coconut milk instead. Your choice. Three quarters of my family loves this, and while that may not sound like a stunning endorsement to you... It is.
1 inch of grated fresh turmeric
2 inches of grated fresh ginger
2 cups of milk or coconut milk
1 tablespoon Manuka honey or to taste
Grate the turmeric and ginger on a box grater. Add the turmeric, ginger, peppercorns, and milk to a small saucepan. If you are using raw milk, be sure to only warm the milk and allow it to steep. For pasteurized milk or coconut milk, bring it to a simmer and then turn it off to steep for a few minutes. Strain it into cups and sweeten with Manuka honey to taste.
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