5 minutes and a handful of ingredients are all you need to make this soothing, nutritious drink. Learn how to make a homemade Golden Latte (aka Turmeric Milk) with this quick and easy recipe.
What is a Golden Latte (Turmeric Milk)?
If you have never had a golden latte before, you need to try it! I have been treating myself to it every single night for the past couple of weeks and I love it.
A Golden Latte (Turmeric Milk) is basically milk that is simmered with turmeric, which gives the drink its characteristic gold color. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, which makes it a very beneficial spice to consume.
Other warm aromatic spices, such as cinnamon, ginger and black pepper (which improves absorption of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric) are added for flavor and for even more health benefits. I also like to add a bit of honey for a touch of sweetness.
How to Make a Golden Latte (Turmeric Milk)
Full instructions are included in the recipe below. But as a brief overview, to make this golden latte recipe, simply:
- Bring your milk of choice (you can use regular dairy milk or any kind of non-dairy milk) to a simmer.
- Whisk in the spices and honey until they are completely dissolved.
- Taste the milk and if you want it sweeter, feel free to add more honey.
- Pour your golden milk into cups and serve it up while it is still nice and hot!
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How to Make a Vegan Golden Latte
Follow the same steps above, except be sure to use non-dairy milk (such as coconut, almond, or oat milk) and substitute the honey with maple syrup.
How to Make a Keto Golden Latte
Follow the same steps above, except be sure to use low-carb/keto milk (such as unsweetened almond milk) and replace the honey with powdered erythritol. Each serving will be 1g net carbs.
More Healthy Drink Recipes to Try
Looking for more nourishing drink recipes? Here are some of my favorite ones:
- Basic Green Smoothie
- Healthy Hot Chocolate
- Banana Protein Smoothie
- Cinnamon Pear Smoothie
- Spiced Vanilla Almond Milk
If you make this Golden Latte (Turmeric Milk) recipe, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating ★ below, because I love hearing from you! ♡
Golden Latte (Turmeric Milk)
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon honey, plus more to taste
- Pinch ground black pepper
- Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until simmering (not boiling).
- Add turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, honey and pepper to saucepan. Whisk for about a minute, until the spices are dissolved.
- Taste and add extra honey if desired. Serve hot.
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Mmmmmm. This milk sounds so warm and comforting. I will pin for a cold day!
Thanks so much Laura! 🙂
Tumeric is my all-time favorite spice but I never imaged it in milk before! That sounds amazing, I can’t wait to give this a try!
Hi Christina! You should definitely give it a try! I just had a cup of golden milk right now! 🙂
Ashika | Gardening Foodie says
OH I love this recipe Alia, it brings back such great memories….my mum used to make this for us when we were kids, and especially when we had the flu. It tastes so good. I had forgotten all about this milk…I have got to make it again soon.
Thank you for the great recipe, I will definitely be making this soon 🙂
Hi Ashika! Aww that’s great! My mom did too! You should definitely make it sometime soon! I have been drinking it every night for the last little while! You very welcome, hope your week is going well! 🙂
That golden milk looks so heart warming. My mom used to serve me this while I was in grade 5th I suppose. Will try it sometime soon. Perfect for cold weather. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Hi Neha! You should definitely make it sometime, especially since it is winter! 🙂 You’re welcome!
Katherine | Love In My Oven says
What a perfect little “nightcap” before bed. Gotta LOVE the colour, too!!
Hehe aww thanks Katherine! 🙂 I was debating whether or not to refer to this recipe as a nightcap, but since it doesn’t contain alcohol I decided not to!
That yellow color is so warm and comforting! I like to add a few drops of vanilla essence to mine too!
Thanks Deepika! Oh I have never had it with vanilla before! Sometimes I like to add a bit of saffron, but usually I just make it as written in the recipe. 🙂
Barbara Henry says
Great Idea!!!!I have never heard of before.
Thank you Barbara!