Golden Milk Latte Recipe and Golden Milk Benefits

1 latte
5 min

This healthy golden milk recipe is quick and easy to make. All you need are 5 simple ingredients plus 5 minutes prep time to enjoy all the benefits that golden milk has to offer.

Made with turmeric and honey, turmeric latte is a healthy and delicious drink that can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, promote sleep and aid with digestion.

With cold and flu season upon us, you need a few homemade remedies in your back pocket, and this golden milk latte recipe should be at the top of your list. Not only does golden milk taste delicious, but this healthy milk drink is also great to support your immune system during the colder months. Honestly, it’s so good, you’ll want to sip golden turmeric latte all year long!

What Is Golden Milk?

Golden milk, also called turmeric latte or golden latte, is a traditional Ayurvedic wellness drink to support the mind and body and has a long history of use in India. The warming beverage is made with milk, turmeric, black pepper, and other good-for-you ingredients.

Golden Milk Benefits

What are the benefits of golden milk? Golden milk is a powerhouse of health benefits and can support your body and mind in several ways.It all comes down to the key ingredient in golden milk, turmeric.

Turmeric not only gives it golden milk a sunny color, but the spice is one of the most nutritious foods, and the health benefits are nearly endless.Turmeric contains curcumin and other curcuminoids, which are bioactive compounds with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities.Let’s have a look at the possible health benefits of golden milk!

  • Fight Oxidative Damage
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Boost Immunity
  • Improve Digestion & Blood Sugar Levels
  • Aid Mood, Memory & Brain Function
  • Promote Sleep

For more ways to promote immune health, also be sure to try my elderberry tincture recipe. Or try my recipe for a golden milk latte below.

Golden Milk Latte Recipe and Golden Milk Benefits
Recipe details
  • 1  latte
  • Prep time: 1 Minutes Cook time: 4 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey (can sub for maple syrup)

Combine the milk, turmeric, and black pepper in a small saucepan. Whisk to mix the ingredients and infuse the milk with turmeric. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat, for about 2 minutes. Don't boil the golden milk. Otherwise, the health benefits of golden milk will be lost as curcumin starts to breakdown under high heat.
Stir in the coconut oil until combined, then take off the heat.
Add the honey and stir until dissolved. Pour your turmeric latte into a mug and enjoy warm.
  • Optionally, top with a sprinkle of turmeric before serving.
Rebecca D. Dillon
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  • Regina Regina on Dec 07, 2020

    Can a larger quantities of golden milk be made and refrigerated for later consumption?

  • Stell Stell on Dec 07, 2020

    Can you substitute With soy or almond Milk Instead of regular milk?

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    • Rebecca D. Dillon Rebecca D. Dillon on Dec 08, 2020

      You can make dairy-free golden milk options as indicated in my original post. (I have a lot more information within that post on how to make golden milk lattes so definitely check it out.) You can use any type of milk to make golden milk latte. Almond milk, hemp milk, oat milk, cashew milk and coconut milk.

      If you choose coconut milk, I recommend thinning it out with a little with water – otherwise, your homemade golden latte may end up a bit thick.