Golden Turmeric Milk

Gluten Free - Dairy Free - Refined Sugar Free 

Golden Turmeric Milk

Turmeric milk is filled with anti-inflammatory compounds and it makes one helluva mess if you spill it. Who doesn't love a little danger served up with their creamy, warming beverage? Come on! Live life on the edge and go make yourself a mug full and drink it over your favorite white comforter (or in this case, your friend's white comforter. No spills! I promise, Gabriela!).

I find this drink incredibly grounding this time of year. It's a great beverage to whip up if you're looking to sit and snuggle with your partner, pet, or simply get lost in a good book. It endorses slow living and relaxation. Something I'm all about these days, especially as I recover from double hernia surgery. Cheers!

Golden Milk

Golden Turmeric Milk

Prep: 5 minutes

Serves: 2



  • 2 cups dairy free milk of choice
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 - 2 tsp. raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut butter or unrefined coconut oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Optional: fresh black pepper



Blender Method:

  1. Warm milk over low heat in a small saucepan. Stir continuously to prevent burning.
  2. Once milk is warmed to your liking, combine all ingredients in a vented blender and blend until well combined. Slowly work your way up to high speed to incorporate all spices.
  3. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

No blender method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk continuously until coconut butter/oil has melted and all ingredients are well combined. The turmeric will turn bright yellow (this is good!).
  3. Heat to your liking, pour into a mug and enjoy each and every delicious sip. Oh, and, if you have an aerolatte, feel free to use it here.

Pro Tips

Batch: Make a double batch and store in the refrigerator for 2 - 3 days. That way your Golden Milk just needs to be reheated when you want it.

Dry Ingredients: Combine turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger and store in an airtight container in your cupboard. When ready, just scoop out 1 1/8 tsp. per cup of milk.

Fresh Is Best: Have fresh ginger on hand? Swap the dry goods for grated fresh ginger!

Save Your Clothes: Be mindful. Turmeric stains! Not kidding here.

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