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  • TM 5
published: 2015/10/28
changed: 2020/04/30



  • 1/2 litres water, filtered
  • 1 lemon, cut into quarters
  • 3 pieces fresh ginger, about size 3 ring fingers cut up
  • 1 stick cinnamon, or ½ tsp powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 2-3 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 teaspoons Raw Mānuka Honey, to taste, depends on lemon used
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

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Recipe's preparation

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  1. Closed lid"Closed lid" Add all ingredients accept honey into mixing bowl, add lid and MC.

    20 sec / speed 7

    Scrape down sides if needed. Replace lid and put steaming basket on top.

    15 mins / 100 degrees / Sp1

    Add honey and replace lid and basket.

    20 secs / Sp1 Taste adn add more honey if needed.

    Strain through basket into jug (into second bowl if you have one) and then pour into tea cups.

    Sip and enjoy!


Adjust spices to taste. Have as much as you can enjoy to reap the benefits!

Take at first sign of a cold, and sip regularly day and night, hot and cold.

The coconut oil is to help your body absorb the tumeric. You could use a pinch of black pepper instead, but personally I don't like the taste.

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    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
    For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

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Spicy lemon, honey and ginger tea for winter ailments!



  • 16. September 2022 - 20:07

    Wow! This drink is fantastic. BEST cold remedy I have tried. Thanks for sharing. Smile

  • 12. October 2019 - 14:10

    This is AMAZING! Soooo delicious and healthy. I can feel it down into my chest.

    I added one clove of garlic, and maybe 1/2 teaspoon of cloves. I didn't add coconut oil. I didn't use the simmering basket, just strained through a sieve into a jug. I added honey to the cup. Thank you!

  • 30. June 2019 - 20:13

    Wow! I haven’t commented on a recepie before but signed up just so I could say how delicious this drink is. Spicy enough but not overly powerful. Feel it doing me good already!
    Thanks so much

  • 27. September 2018 - 07:42

    Tastes great & got rid of my sore throat! I kept the strained pulp - any ideas of what I could use that for?

  • 11. January 2018 - 01:57

    Thank you for sharing this easy to make amazing and health recipe.

  • 4. October 2016 - 21:58

    great recipe, thanks for sharing!

  • 15. August 2016 - 16:50

    Thanks for the feedback Rottigirl, glad you like it.   Party

  • 15. August 2016 - 14:50

    This is absolutely amazing. Very yummy and so far no cold this winter! Could be coincedental but who cares. It's a good excuse to drink more!! 

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