Golden Latte (Warm Turmeric Milk Recipe)

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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.

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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.

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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:

  1. Bring your milk of choice (you can use regular dairy milk or any kind of non-dairy milk) to a simmer.
  2. Whisk in the spices and honey until they are completely dissolved.
  3. Taste the milk and if you want it sweeter, feel free to add more honey.
  4. 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.

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Golden Latte (Turmeric Milk)

Close-up overhead view of two glass mugs filled with Golden Latte (Turmeric Milk) on a dark surface.
Learn how to make a Golden Latte (aka Turmeric Milk) with this quick and easy recipe. 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients are all you need to make this soothing, healthy drink.
Alia Kay
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 134 calories

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Golden Latte (Turmeric Milk)
Amount per Serving
Calories
134
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
111
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
355
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
240
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
0.5
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
283
mg
28
%
Iron
 
0.4
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

To make this recipe vegan: Substitute the low-fat milk with any non-dairy milk (such as almond, soy, or cashew milk) and substitute the honey with maple syrup.
To make this recipe keto: Use low-carb milk (such as unsweetened almond milk) and replace the honey with powdered erythritol. Each serving will be 1g net carbs.
Keyword Golden Milk, Turmeric Tea

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Nutrition Facts
Golden Latte (Turmeric Milk)
Amount per Serving
Calories
134
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
111
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
355
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
240
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
0.5
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
283
mg
28
%
Iron
 
0.4
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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5 from 11 votes (4 ratings without comment)

14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Turmeric 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!

  2. 5 stars
    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. πŸ™‚

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

  3. 5 stars
    Your golden milk recipe looks so comforting. My mom used to serve warm turmeric milk to me when I was a child. I will try your recipe sometime soon. Perfect for cold weather. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    1. Hehe aww thanks Katherine! πŸ™‚ 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!

  4. 5 stars
    That yellow color is so warm and comforting! I like to add a few drops of vanilla essence to mine too!

    1. 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. πŸ™‚