Golden Milk with Local Spices

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This warming milk uses fresh local ginger and turmeric from Mill River Farm. Make a big batch, and drink right before bedtime.

Serves 4 to 6

3 cups canned coconut milk
3 cups plain unsweetened nut or dairy milk
3 tablespoons grated fresh young turmeric
2 tablespoons grated fresh young ginger
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey, or more to taste
1 pinch salt
Several grinds of freshly ground black pepper

  1. Combine the coconut milk, nut or dairy milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon sticks, coconut oil, salt,

black pepper, and maple syrup or honey in a saucepan.

2. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until the mixture is hot and the liquid is infused with

spice, 10 to 12 minutes. Taste, and add more turmeric, ginger, or sweetener if desired.