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Golden Milk Latte (Turmeric Milk)

by Capri Lilly

This Golden Milk Latte is rich, creamy and made in 5 minutes with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and coconut milk. Give your body a nutrient boost with this delicious drink.

If you want more healthy warm beverages, then you should try Maca Hot Chocolate or Apple Ginger Tea.

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Golden Milk Latte or Turmeric Milk is a nutrient-rich dairy-free drink. It’s served hot or cold. It is lauded for its incredible health benefits due to its key ingredient, turmeric. This latte is a naturally sweet, soothing drink that’s best consumed before bed.

What are the Health Benefits of Turmeric Milk?

  • Turmeric is full of antioxidants that help to fight off disease and infections in the body.
  • Turmeric, couples with the ginger, and cinnamon used to make this drink help reduce inflammation in the body, especially in the joints.
  • There have been studies that show curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric may help lower the risk of cancer.
  • Turmeric has powerful medicinal properties and is heavily used in Ayurvedic Medicine.
  • Studies have also shown that curcumin may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Golden (Turmeric) Milk Benefits

Because turmeric is a nutritious powerhouse and is coupled with cinnamon, ginger in this drink, you receive a ton of benefits, including improved:

  • Immune system
  • Brain health
  • Mood
  • Blood pressure levels
  • Skin health
  • Heart health
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What do you need to make a Golden Milk (Turmeric) Latte?

  • Canned Coconut Milk: works best. But if you do not have canned coconut milk on hand, you can use carton coconut milk or any other non-dairy milk.
  • Non-dairy Milk: I’ve made this golden milk with almond milk and oat milk. Both options work great but you can use your preferred non-dairy milk.
  • Ground Turmeric: The key ingredient here. The recipe calls for 1 ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric. I tend to add up to 2 tsp for a fuller flavor and richer color.
  • Ground Cinnamon: The cinnamon brings a warm sweetness to the drink. You can also use a cinnamon stick to make this drink as well.
  • Ground Ginger: works best for this recipe. I have not tried this drink with fresh ginger, so if you do let me know how it goes!
  • Black Pepper: The black pepper activates the curcumin and medicinal properties in the turmeric. Just a pinch is needed and the flavor is not prominent in the drink.
  • Vanilla Extract: Just a bit of vanilla is needed for this drink.
  • Maple Syrup: Is the perfect natural sweetener for Golden Milk, but you can also use coconut sugar or date syrup. (or Stevia if you’re Keto)
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How to Make Golden-Turmeric Milk?

Making Golden Milk is simple and quick. Just add all the ingredients to a small saucepan then whisk over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. Warming the ingredients activates the nutritional properties of the drink.

You can serve the drink immediately or drink it warm. Or you can store it in a mason jar or carafe for later. If you want to drink your Golden Milk Latte iced (cold), first allow the drink to cool down to room temperature before adding ice for the best results.

Simply fill up your glass halfway with ice and almond milk and pour the Turmeric Milk into the drink. As a result, the drink has a beautiful ombre look. Finally, enjoy!

making an ombre turmeric latte

I hope you enjoy this Golden Milk Latte (Turmeric Milk) Recipe!

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Golden Milk Latte (Turmeric Milk)

Rich, creamy Golden Milk Latte is made in 5-minutes with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, coconut milk, and a few other delicious ingredients. Give your body a nutrient boost with this delicious drink.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Healthy Options, Vegan
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 348kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups Canned Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup Almond Milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon (or 1 cinnamon stick)
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Ground Black Pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp Maple Syrup, Coconut Sugar, or Stevia
  • Pinch of Cardamom (optional)


  • Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and whisk over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. You want to warm the ingredients, but do not bring it to a boil.
  • Remove the golden milk from the heat and adjust the taste as needed: adding more sweetner to taste and more turmeric for a more intense flavor.
  • Serve immediately and drink warm. If you want an iced latte, allow the golden milk to come to room temperature first before adding ice.


Calories: 348kcal

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Jill June 23, 2020 - 2:23 am

5 stars
I tried this recipe this morning and loved it! I drank it this morning hot instead of my usual coffee, which was really nice. After it cooled I poured more over ice because I was very excited to make the ombre style. I think Iced is my favorite! Thanks for the amazing recipe!!

Capri Lilly June 23, 2020 - 3:45 am

Hi Jill! I am so glad you like! I enjoy my Turmeric Latte iced as well 🙂

Bhawana June 23, 2020 - 2:38 am

5 stars
Golden milk is called as haldi doodh in India, and it is one of our favourite drink in winter season especially. Best drink ever.

Capri Lilly June 23, 2020 - 3:46 am

Hi Bhawana! Thanks for sharing that! And I totally agree–best drink ever!

Pavani June 23, 2020 - 2:47 am

5 stars
That is such a healthy & delicious drink. I love your version of golden milk with ground spices — cinnamon and pepper add to the nutrition and also to the flavor. Lovely clicks.

Capri Lilly June 23, 2020 - 3:46 am

Thank you Pavani!

Alex June 23, 2020 - 3:05 am

5 stars
So many fabulous health benefits with this drink – and it is delicious. Huge turmeric fan!

Capri Lilly June 23, 2020 - 3:47 am

Hi Alex! I am a huge turmeric fan too! It is the best

Jamie June 23, 2020 - 3:14 am

5 stars
I love how colorful this is! It’s a beautiful drink and it’s great how healthy this is. I’ll have to try this for the mornings!

Capri Lilly June 23, 2020 - 3:45 am

Hi Jamie! Having it in the mornings is great! It’s definitely a jumpstart to my day.

Nart at Cooking with Nart June 23, 2020 - 3:15 am

5 stars
This drink looks so delicious! I love the color…gotta try it!

Capri Lilly June 23, 2020 - 3:44 am

Hi Nart! Definitely do! It’s delish!

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