Golden Milk

3 servings

3 cups milk of choice - cow's or plant-based (coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, etc.) I use coconut milk

  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger powder or 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger root
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper freshly cracked
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 Tbsp honey optional; or another sweetener of choice (maple syrup, agave nectar, a sugar-free syrup), adjust to taste or omit
  1. Add all ingredients (minus the sweetener) to a small saucepan, whisk well, and warm it up over medium heat.
  2. Once warm enough, remove the golden milk turmeric tea from the heat, taste it, and adjust the sweetness to your preferred flavor. Enjoy!
  3. For a lighter frothy golden milk latte, use a milk frother in the saucepan before serving it.


Storage and Serving Recommendations

  1. If you have any leftovers, allow them to cool to room temperature and then store the milk in the refrigerator for a further 2-3 days. You can reheat it on the stove or in a microwave, stirring well.


  • Adjust the sweetness: Taste and adjust to your liking.
  • Don’t skip the black pepper: This increases your body's ability to absorb curcumin by up to 2000%, so it is a non-negotiable ingredient. Make sure to use FRESHLY cracked black pepper, too.
  • Don’t boil the turmeric: Otherwise, you’ll start to reduce some of the healthful curcumin compounds.
  • For additional flavor: You could also experiment with nutmeg or ground cloves in this recipe for golden milk.

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