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Learn how to make a Golden Milk Latte recipe at home! A turmeric latte comes with many health benefits. Healthy fats, anti-inflammatory and nourishing roots and spices. Make it iced with a simple trick, or add some coffee for a caffeine boost. Vegan friendly recipe.

What is a Golden Milk Latte?

Golden Milk” is also known as a turmeric latte, but there is no coffee involved like a traditional latte recipe. In its original form, golden milk has roots in India, where turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.

Golden milk is a deliciously nutritious drink with many healthy benefits, high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties – great for the immune system! The main ingredient in a turmeric latte is the root turmeric, which is high in curcumin, where its anti-inflammatory properties come from.

If you’re looking for a cozy, warm, spiced milky drink recipe, you must try this.

Ingredient Notes

  • canned coconut milkcanned coconut milk will give you a rich texture but using coconut milk from a carton is fine too, and actually easier to use if you’re planning on making an iced turmeric latte.
  • non-dairy milkyou can use oat milk, almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, etc.
  • coconut oil –for pure healthy fats
  • ground turmeric – the main ingredient in a golden milk latte, which gives this drink it’s golden yellow hue.
  • cinnamon – adds lovely flavor to balance out the turmeric spice.
  • cardamom – this will give the golden milk a chai-like flavor, but if you don’t love chai you can omit.
  • medjool date – you can use a Medjool date to sweeten, of maple syrup or honey if not vegan.
  • fresh ginger –for the best flavor (and nutritional benefits) use fresh. But if you don’t have fresh ginger, ground can also be used.
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How to Make Golden Milk at Home

In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, whisk together milk, coconut oil and spices until warm.

Do not let mixture come to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Once mixture has cooled, transfer to blender cup with pitted Medjool dates and fresh ginger. Blend mixture until smooth (make sure your blender can handle warm liquids).

As long as you have a high powered blender you don’t really need to strain the recipe. But if you prefer a super smooth milk, then you can strain through a fine mesh strainer or a nut milk bag.

Also, if using a blender you don’t truly need a milk frother, but you could use one if you want extra foam.

No Blender Option

If you don’t plan on using a Medjool date to sweeten, or using fresh ginger, you can definitely make this golden milk without a blender.

Use ground ginger and a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup in place of the Medjool date. Everything would just get added into the saucepan until heated through. Froth the milk with a wand or whisk quickly to get some foam for the latte.

Variations

If you’re more of an iced latte drinker or prefer a jolt of caffeine, here are some options for you…

Make it Iced

To make Iced Golden Milk, use the “no blender option” ingredients (ground ginger and maple syrup to sweeten), shake everything in a jar, sealed with a tight lid, and strain through a fine mesh strainer.

Alternatively, you could also warm everything on the stovetop until heated through, transfer to the fridge to cool for 30 minutes, then pour over ice.

Make it Dirty

If you do want a little jolt of caffeine for this turmeric latte, you could just add in a shot or two of espresso, or 1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee.

More Homemade Latte Recipes

  • Homemade Gingerbread Latte
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Spiced Matcha Latte
  • Easy Chai Latte

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Learn how to make a Golden Milk Turmeric Latte recipe at home! It’s easy, flavorful and comes with so many health benefits. Healthy fats, anti-inflammatory and nourishing roots and spices. Make it iced with a simple change, or add some coffee for a caffeine boost. Vegan friendly recipe.

  • Author: Ashley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, full fat or lite (canned or carton is fine)
  • 2 cups almond or cashew milk (or non-dairy of choice)
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2” cube fresh ginger, peeled

Instructions

  1. Make milk: In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, whisk together coconut milk non-dairy milk, coconut oil and spices until warm. Do not let mixture come to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Blend: Once mixture has cooled, transfer to blender cup with pitted Medjool dates and fresh ginger. Blend mixture until smooth (make sure your blender can handle warm liquids). No need to strain unless you want an extra smooth drink experience.
  3. Enjoy: Transfer turmeric latte to 2 large mugs, enjoy!

Notes

Sweetener – Can also sub with 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup

Ginger – Can also sub with 1/4 tsp ground ginger. If going this route, a blender is not needed.

Leftovers – Store any leftover portions in airtight container in fridge up to 3 days, or use in these Golden Milk Overnight Oats.

Check out the instructions above the recipe card for how to make it iced.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 of 2 drinks
  • Calories: 248
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Sodium: 175mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

About Ashley

"Ashley Walterhouse is the founder of Fit Mitten Kitchen, based in the Greater Lansing Area of Michigan, AKA “the Mitten.” Ashley grew up as a picky eater but later discovered that eating healthy was actually easy and fun. She started FMK in 2015 as a way to share her newfound love of developing healthier recipes for all to enjoy."

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  1. L says

    I started by following the recipe, but when blending the date, it would sink to the bottom of the milk. So I started skipping the blender and skewering the date to swirl around as a treat in the milk. But others may like the date blended for overall sweetness-it’s your choice. My only suggestion is to cut off both ends of the date before blending or skewering. But look up all the health benefits of the ingredients, plus the medjool date-it’s worth trying. ?

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  2. Cecelia Ortiz says

    I had to adjust because I didnt have fresh ginger. I also didnt have coconut milk. I used a little evaporated milk, powdered ginger, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla, 1 pack of splenda, and 1 tsp honey. Heated it up and straight to my cup. It works and it was delicious. Thanks.

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  3. Diana says

    What a delicious recipe! I had tried other golden milk recipes and this is my favorite! Thank you!!!

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  4. Diana says

    I am so excited to have found my favorite golden milk recipe!!!! Thank you!!!

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    • Ashley says

      So glad you enjoy it, Diana! Thanks for taking the time to comment and review 😀

      Reply

  5. Dawn says

    I love it! I followed it to a tee except just used regular dates. I make it at least 2-3 times a week. It’s me before bed relaxation drink.

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    • Ashley says

      Thank you for sharing and leaving a 5 star review!!

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FAQs

How often should you drink turmeric golden milk? ›

Keeping your golden milk consumption to one serving a day can help you avoid unpleasant side effects from too much curcumin.

Which turmeric is best for turmeric milk? ›

Traditionally fresh turmeric root is used to make haldi doodh. Nowadays people prefer to add powdered turmeric (made from the dried root) and black pepper powder instead. Sometimes other medicinal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger are added to the milk.

Are golden milk lattes healthy? ›

Golden milk is a delicious drink loaded with antioxidants that may provide an array of health benefits, ranging from a healthier brain and heart to stronger bones, improved digestion and a lower risk of disease.

How many turmeric lattes a day? ›

So, according to Cohen's recommendations, you'd need to sip on at least two (and a bit) turmeric lattes a day. Furthermore, Cohen says that turmeric is best paired with pepper to increase its bioavailability, with the "ideal" ratio being approximately one quarter of a teaspoon of pepper, to one teaspoon of turmeric.

Who should not drink turmeric milk? ›

People who should not take turmeric include those with gallbladder problems, bleeding disorders, diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), infertility, iron deficiency, liver disease, hormone-sensitive conditions, and arrhythmia. Pregnant women and those who are going to undergo surgery should not use turmeric.

Is it better to drink turmeric milk at night or in the morning? ›

Individuals can consume turmeric milk at any point in the day either before starting their day or before going to bed. Turmeric milk benefits at night include a better sleep cycle which may help individuals with insomnia. If you want a remedy for weight management and insomnia you can consume it at night.

How much turmeric do you put in a glass of milk? ›

How to make turmeric milk? Add around 1 teaspoon turmeric powder or 1 inch of fresh ginger in a glass of milk. Boil it for 10 to 12 minutes. Once you strain it, your turmeric milk is ready for drinking.

Should turmeric be boiled in milk? ›

It is better to mix turmeric after boiling. Yes, heating destroys some of the benefits of turmeric. When heated, the effect of curcumin – the bright yellow pigment and active ingredient in turmeric, which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties – is destroyed.

What is the healthiest brand of turmeric? ›

Best Overall: Thorne Curcumin Phytosome 1000 mg

Thorne is well-known for its high-quality supplements that undergo rigorous third-party testing.

What medications should not be taken with turmeric? ›

Turmeric may interfere with the action of these drugs, increasing the production of stomach acid:
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Famotidine (Pepcid)
  • Ranitidine (Zantac)
  • Esomeprazole (Nexium)
  • Omeprazole (Prilosec)
  • Lansoprazole (Prevacid)

Does turmeric stain teeth? ›

Though turmeric has a pretty intense yellow color, you would need to eat or drink it regularly for it to stain your teeth. Plus, brushing your teeth twice a day and cleaning between teeth daily can help prevent those surface stains. If you want whiter teeth, try some clinically proven teeth whitening methods.

How long does it take for turmeric milk to work? ›

However, once you've gone through a loading period, that's when you will start to notice some of the proposed benefits. So, how long does it take turmeric to work? Depending on your body mass and condition, it will usually take around 4-8 weeks for you to start noticing improvements to your body and mind.

Can you overdo turmeric? ›

Taking turmeric in large doses has potential risks: Mild side effects include upset stomach, acid reflux, diarrhea, dizziness, and headaches. Consuming large doses of turmeric supplements can significantly increase urinary oxalate levels, increasing the risk of kidney stone formation.

Is 2 tablespoons of turmeric a day too much? ›

High doses of turmeric and curcumin are not recommended long-term since research confirming their safety is lacking. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined 1.4 mg per pound (0–3 mg per kilogram) of body weight an acceptable daily intake ( 14 ).

Does turmeric help with sleep? ›

Turmeric tea is well known for its impressive sleep aid due to its relaxation and anti-inflammatory properties but with this blend, it's also powered alongside ginger and Schisandra berries to give a much-needed wellness boost making it perfect post-workout or to aid recovery when feeling run-down.

How many times a week should I drink turmeric? ›

The amount of turmeric tea you can drink daily depends on individual factors like tolerability and personal preference. For most people, a moderate intake of 1 or 2 cups per day can offer turmeric's benefits without a high risk of side effects.

How much turmeric daily for liver? ›

The recommended daily dose varies widely (100 to >1,000 mg daily), depending on the preparation used (curcuminoids vs turmeric extract), formulation (tablets, liquid, root extract, tea) and indications. Side effects are uncommon and mild but may include dermatitis and gastrointestinal upset.

Should we boil turmeric in milk? ›

Yes, if you are making turmeric milk, then it is good to add turmeric powder while boiling the milk.

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