Golden Milk: Benefits & A Delicious Recipe


Golden milk sounds regal, doesn’t it?! Well, we think that this golden milk recipe is fit for a king or queen. This stunning drink gets its bold, golden color and health benefits from turmeric.

Turmeric contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is studied for its weight management and skin benefits. We have a more in-depth read here if you want to get better acquainted with turmeric’s benefits.

Golden Milk Benefits

To learn about the health benefits of golden milk, we looked at one study that showed how turmeric may improve skin health. 

This benefit goes beyond just glowing skin. 

In this particular study, participants consuming high levels of “curcumin” (a compound found inside the turmeric root) showed improvement across all major stages of wound healing, including inflammation reduction, tissue remodeling, and more. 

Just think, sipping on this warm and cozy drink may also help you recover!

Something natural and simple like turmeric powder could be a new part of your morning routine. Hey, you probably already have it in your pantry. Skeptical about adding spices to your milk? We get it. Our turmeric milk recipe is balanced with cinnamon, ginger, honey, and of course, black pepper, shown to help enhance curcumin absorption in the body when consumed together.

How to Make Golden (Turmeric) Milk

This golden milk recipe can be made to fit many diet types. This drink can be made with dairy-free, soy-free, or nut-free milk. Grab your milk of choice and give it a try. You’ll be feeling like royalty in no time!

Golden Milk

Golden Milk Recipe

Golden (turmeric) milk could be your next favorite functional drink. If you're skeptical about adding spices to your milk, we get it. But you might be surprised how delicious this is. Our turmeric milk recipe is balanced with cinnamon, ginger, honey, and of course, black pepper, shown to help enhance curcumin absorption in the body when consumed together. Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to make. It's hard to beat that!

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Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Indian

Servings 2 mugs
Calories 238 kcal



  • cups unsweetened plain almond milk
  • cups light coconut milk
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp honey



  • In a medium saucepan, add all the ingredients.
  • Whisk to combine over medium heat.
  • Let the mixture come to a boil.
  • Turn off the heat and adjust flavor if necessary. You can add more sweetener to taste and more ginger or turmeric for extra flavor and spice.
  • Strain the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer.
  • Serve in a mug and enjoy!


Sweetener of choice works as a replacement for maple syrup (stevia, maple syrup, etc.)

Best when fresh but leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat on the microwave or stove.


Serving: 1mugCalories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 370mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 234mgIron: 1mg

Keyword milk, turmeric
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Golden Milk FAQs

What does golden milk do for the body?

Curcumin, a compound found inside of the turmeric root, is responsible for the golden color of this milk as well as many of its health benefits. Curcumin has been researched for its anti-inflammatory properties and is being considered for the treatment of metabolic disorders. Curcumin is also shown to aid in skin health and repair. Additionally, this root contains antioxidant properties that fight off free radicals (the cause of many chronic health issues) in the body. 

What is golden milk made of?

Turmeric! Our recipe also includes other flavor boosters like honey and cinnamon for sweetness and balance. However, likely the second most important ingredient in this drink is black pepper. When consumed in tandem with turmeric, the absorption of turmeric (along with its health benefits) into the body is significantly greater.

Can turmeric burn belly fat?

Curcumin is being examined for its anti-inflammatory properties and the role this can have on weight loss and metabolism. We cannot conclusively say that turmeric burns belly fat but we can say that based on research, curcumin was found to reduce concentrations of pro-inflammatory substances in the blood of metabolic syndrome sufferers as compared to a placebo.

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