Turmeric is renowned across the globe for its healing properties.As winter approaches, we’re bracing ourselves for the cold and flu season, and looking for healthy, homemade remedies that can help to relieve the symptoms and give our immune system a much needed boost.Turmeric holds a range of beneficial nutrients that can help to fight infections, and can be consumed in a number of different ways, making it a cupboard essential this winter. One of our favourite sore throat remedies is a refreshing scoop of turmeric ice cream.
Can turmeric heal a sore throat?
Turmeric contains many immune boosting vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, zinc and iron, which are thought to aid recovery from colds and flu. It’s also a powerful antioxidant, meaning it has healing properties that may well soothe a sore throat and shorten your illness. Whilst turmeric is by no means an instant cure, it can offer some relief from the discomfort of a sore throat and better equip your immune system to fight off infection - especially helpful for those who prefer natural remedies to sugary lozenges and medicines.
How to use turmeric for colds & sore throats
Turmeric can be used in an abundance of recipes and consumed in different forms. From gargling a teaspoon of turmeric mixed with salt and water, to a mug of turmeric and ginger tea, there’s a multitude of refreshing options available whether you’re using fresh or powdered turmeric. Or alternatively, for a fast-acting boost, try one of our immune boosting turmeric shots.For an indulgent, creamy treat that’ll instantly cool down a stinging throat and provide a dose of vitamins at the same time, look no further than our golden turmeric ice cream recipe.
Golden milk ice cream recipe (no churn)
You may be familiar with the term ‘golden milk’, as turmeric lattes and other delicious beverages involving the golden spice continue to soar in popularity. This golden milk ice cream recipe serves up everything we love about the indulgent drink combined with the cooling properties and luxurious texture of our favourite dessert. Read on to find out how to make your very own turmeric ice cream. The best part? You don’t need an ice cream maker!
You will need:
- Electric whisk or food mixer
- Large mixing bowl
- Wax paper or cling film
- Loaf pan or 2 pint containers
Whisk together the condensed milk, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla extract and peppercorns in a large mixing bowl until combined.
Using an electric whisk or mixer, whip the cream on high for around 4-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
Gradually fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk mixture until well combined. Don’t worry if there appears to be lumps at first - continue to gently fold until any lumps shrink in size.
Transfer your mixture to an 8 inch loaf pan or 2 pint containers and smooth over with a spatula. Place a piece of wax paper or cling film over the top to prevent crystallisation and put in the freezer for at least 6 hours to allow time to set.
Use an ice cream scoop to serve and enjoy for up to 2 weeks!
Tip: drizzle honey or maple syrup over your turmeric ice cream for extra sweetness.