Turmeric and chamomile hot milk recipe

  • 2 cups

Combine calming chamomile with reassuring warm milk – it's the perfect recipe for a great night's sleep

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This soothing recipe blends a mixture of spices with chamomile to help you ease into a good night’s sleep after a stressful day.



  • Turmeric 2 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh root ginger 1 1/4 cm, peeled and grated
  • Ground cardamom 1/4 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp
  • Virgin coconut oil 2 tsp
  • Brewed chamomile tea 1/4 cup, warm
  • Almond milk 1 cup
  • Clove 1
  • Raw organic honey or pure maple syrup 1 tsp


  • Step 1

    In a mortar, add the turmeric, cinnamon, grated ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and coconut oil and grind with a pestle to form a paste, adding one or two teaspoons of the chamomile tea if you need to loosen it.

  • Step 2

    Heat the almond milk in a pan with the clove until warmed through, then either discard the clove or leave it in to infuse a little longer.

  • Step 3

    There is enough spice paste for two cups, so you can either share with another or save half for the next night. With half in a mug, pour over the remaining chamomile tea and the hot almond milk, warming up more in a saucepan if you need to, then drink while warm.

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Recipe from Good Mood Food by Charlotte Watts and Natalie Savona © 2018 published by Nourish Books, London, paperback, £10.99.

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