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Recipe: Golden Immunity Milk

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Shalvi Mohindra

Shalvi Mohindra

Pastry Chef and Chocolatier

Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 10 Minutes

Serves: 1


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp manuka honey
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 clove
  • 1 pinch turmeric
  • 1 pinch fennel
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • 4-5 strands saffron for garnish


1. Milk and honey

Warm the milk in a pot and add honey, let the honey dissolve.

Add warm milk
Add warm milk.
Add honey
Add honey.
2. Spices

Combine and crush and mix the spices to release the flavour.

Combine the spices
Combine the spices.
Crush to mix and release the scent and flavour
Crush and mix.
3. Bring it to a boil

Now add all the spices to the mixture of milk and honey, and bring it to a boil. 

Add to the mixture of milk and honey
Milk and honey, with spices.
4. Strain the mixture

Strain to remove any large pieces of cardamon pods.

Strain to remove any large pieces of cardamon pods
Remove cardamon pods.
5.  Garnishing

Once the golden milk and honey potion is transferred to a cup, garnish with saffron.

Add saffron
Add saffron.

Pro Tips

  • Bring the milk to a boil, so the turmeric is cooked, and does not leave you with a raw flavour.
  • For better absorption of turmeric, add just a tiny pinch of black pepper.

Shalvi has studied Diplome de Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu, New Zealand and now specialises as a chocolatier. She had previously worked as a Chef de Partie for airline catering, creating desserts for first class and business class passengers, and is now working with Bohemein Chocolate, where all the products are freshly made using no preservatives or artificial flavours.

When it comes to current and new recipes, Shalvi is always looking for healthier options, because desserts can still be indulgent and delicious without negatively impacting our health.

This is why Shalvi’s passion is to find and use only the best natural ingredients; an approach and philosophy she also incorporates in her everyday cooking by using fresh, whole foods and avoiding processed foods.

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