Golden Turmeric Milk Latte Recipe

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This Golden Turmeric Milk latte recipe is a soothing, delicious beverage full of ingredients that will leave you feeling comforted and well.

A cup of homemade Golden Turmeric Milk Latte recipe sitting on a canvas napkin

Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe

Warm milk helps promote sleep, so this is also a great beverage right before bedtime, or any other time you need a relaxing, healthy drink.

Turmeric Benefits

Recent research shows that turmeric can help improve your mood and memory. That’s due to its impressive anti-inflammatory properties. Since I have arthritis in my hands, I began looking for ways to get more turmeric in my diet. Plus, holding anything warm helps them feel better right away.

This is the BEST Turmeric Latte Recipe

When I first heard of turmeric lattes, I couldn’t imagine they would taste good. Turmeric, after all, can be a bit overwhelming on its own. I tried a number of recipes, but so many of them didn’t taste good at all. I did notice, however, that I’d started experiencing less joint pain. That convinced me that I needed to experiment until I came up with a delicious one on my own.

This recipe is the result. The combination of turmeric’s properties and creamy, warm milk make it a fantastic pre-bedtime drink. Having added some other spices, plus honey and vanilla, it tastes almost like chai. I enjoy it so much that I sometimes have two cups and tell myself that the extra calcium and Vitamin D in the milk justify the calories. (Using plant-based milk, as I sometimes do now, I don’t even have to worry about the calories!)

Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe Tips

This recipe makes enough spice mixture for around three servings. Store the mix in an airtight container to keep the spices fresh and add 1 teaspoon to an 8-oz cup of milk for each serving.

Please be careful while making it — turmeric is also traditionally used as a fabric dye, so you’ll want to keep it off of your counters and clothing.

Don’t omit the tiny amount of black pepper. You won’t taste it, but the piperine in black pepper helps increase turmeric’s bioavailability, so you’ll enjoy more of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits.

Golden Turmeric Milk Latte

Rich, honeyed spices in a warm, soothing beverage that makes a perfect bedtime drink to help ease you into sleep.
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Golden Turmeric Milk Latte Recipe in a cup sitting on top of a canvas cloth
Prep Time:2 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:7 minutes


  • Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Fine-meshed strainer optional



  • Add spices to a small bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Heat 8 oz. milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to steam. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the spice mixture and continue heating, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
  • Pour turmeric milk through a strainer into a cup or mug. (Optional, to remove any large specks of spice.)
  • Stir in honey to taste, and vanilla extract if using.
  • Store remaining spice mixture in an airtight container away from heat and light.


The spice mixture makes enough for three servings using one 8-oz cup of milk each time.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Katie Berry

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  1. 5 stars
    Hi!! Came across your recipe today and checked to see if I had all the ingredients. The only thing I didn’t have was honey but I did have maple syrup ( I saw someone in the comments said they used it). I made it tonight for my husband and I and oh my goodness it was so delicious!! I’ve been wanting to try golden milk for a long time and I’m so glad this recipe was my first experience! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!!!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Siobhan! It’s one of my favorites. I’ll have to try it with maple syrup sometime soon!

  2. Carol Andrews says:

    I cannot wait to try this recipe. Can I drink it in the morning too?
    I love something warm in the morning.

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Hi Carol,
      I love a warm beverage in the morning, too. Feel free to sip a cup of Golden Turmeric Milk any time you please! Just keep in mind that warm milk is known for making people sleepy. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I just discovered this post tonight, and I went right out to my kitchen and made some. It’s delicious, much better than other golden milk recipes I’ve tried — thanks so much for posting!

    1. Katie Berry says:

      Hi Laurie,
      I’m glad you liked it. It’s one of my favorite bedtime beverages, too.