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Keto Golden Milk Jello Recipe
This Keto golden milk jello recipe is not the sugary dessert you might remember from your childhood. Instead, it’s a healthy, creamy rich dessert that is easy enough for a work night, but fancy enough for company.
For more easy Keto desserts, check out our huge list here — 66 Keto Dessert Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth.
What is Golden Milk?
Recipes and uses for golden milk have been around for thousands of years. It’s basically turmeric seeped in milk (in this recipe, we’ve used coconut milk instead of regular milk).
Deriving its name from the golden hue imparted by turmeric, golden milk has enjoyed a long history of medicinal use (due to the turmeric used in it) and serves as an excellent stand in for coffee or tea.
Keto golden milk jello adds an elegant dessert twist and a more substantial feel to this age-old comfort.
The Many Health Benefits of Turmeric…
Turmeric is a root, which looks a lot like a bright orange ginger root (for good reason, they are cousins).
Grown primarily in India, turmeric is the main component of curry and has been used in Ayurvedic practice for centuries.
Both golden milk jello and curry get that beautiful rich yellow color from turmeric’s active ingredient, curcuminoids. These have been the subject of much research.
Curcuminoids have been looked at for use in the treatment of arthritis, Alzheimer’s, respiratory problems, colitis, diabetes, pain, and even cancer. There are studies that link turmeric to anti-inflammatory benefits, and with no side effects noted, there appears to be little downside. (1) Dessert with a side of less creaky knees? Count me in!
We love the health benefits of turmeric so much we created our own Turmeric Soothe supplement.
For another way to get more turmeric into your keto diet, check out this Keto butter chicken recipe.
Shortcuts and Options
On any given night, my biggest struggle with a recipe is not having all the ingredients, and not wanting to run to the store. You don’t need to give up on tasty keto desserts because you are out of time or out of an ingredient. This recipe is flexible and can be adapted to your time and taste.
Check out these alternative options:
- Gelatin conversion (approximate)
1 packet powdered gelatin = 3 sheets gelatin = 1 Tbsp powdered gelatin (2)
- Need your jello to set quickly? Chill the mold or bowl you will be using
- For a tasty twist, leave out the jello entirely and have a warm spicy beverage
- Make this your own! You can change the amount of spice, add other spices, add more or gelatin and have Golden Milk Jello cubes, add less and have a creamy soft dessert.
- Heat up the milk in a small pot and mix in the turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper.
- Carefully whisk in the gelatin until there are no lumps and it’s all dissolved.
- Pour into molds.
- Set in the fridge for 2-3 hours until set.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 2 g
- Calories: 128
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 5 g