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Golden Milk (Hot or Iced)

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This simple golden milk latte recipe is made with cozy warming spices, your choice of milk, and can be served either hot or iced.

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Golden Milk Ingredients

Before we get to the full recipe below, here are a few notes about the golden milk ingredients that you will need:

  • Milk: I typically use plain oat milk to make this recipe, but any variety of plain milk (dairy or plant-based) that you prefer will be great.
  • Sweetener: I recommend adding maple syrup or honey to taste, but you’re welcome to use sugar or any type of sweetener that you love best.
  • Warming spices: I love to use a mix of ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, black pepper (which is said to help our bodies better absorb the nutrients in turmeric) and fine sea salt. That said, feel free to add in any other warming spices that you love too, such as nutmeg, allspice or cloves.
  • Vanilla extract: This pairs so well with the warming spices and really rounds out the flavors.

How To Make Golden Milk (Hot)

How To Make Iced Golden Milk


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Golden Milk (Hot or Iced)

  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Learn how to make homemade golden milk with this simple recipe. It’s quick and easy to make, full of good-for-you turmeric, and it’s delicious hot or iced!


  • 2 cups plain milk (I used oat milk)
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons maple syrup or honey, to sweeten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of black pepper and fine sea salt


To Make A Hot Latte:

  1. Steam the milk. Steam the milk until warm and frothy using a frother. Or heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until nearly simmering, and whisk briefly until frothy.
  2. Mix until combined. Add sweetener, vanilla extract, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper and salt to a heatproof mug. Pour the steamed milk (minus the foam) into the mug and stir until combined. Add the foam on top and give it a brief stir.
  3. Add extra sweetener if needed.Give the latte a taste and add extra sweetener, if needed.
  4. Serve warm. Serve immediately and enjoy!

To Make An Iced Latte:

  1. Dissolve the spices. Heat 1/2 cup of the milk (or alternately you can just use hot water) until nearly simmering. In a heatproof glass or measuring cup, whisk together the hot milk, sweetener, vanilla extract (optional), turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper and salt until combined.
  2. Mix until combined. Fill a large glass with ice. Pour in the warm milk mixture. Then pour in the remaining cold milk, and stir briefly with a straw until combined.
  3. Add extra sweetener if needed. Give the iced latte a taste and add extra sweetener, if needed.
  4. Serve cold. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Large-batch dry golden milk mix: To make a large batch (12 servings) of the dry golden milk mix, combine 1/3 cup ground turmeric, 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt in a jar. Stir or cover and shake until combined, and store in a sealed container for up to 1 month. To use the dry golden milk mix, add 1 scant tablespoon to the recipe above as directed.

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79 comments on “Golden Milk (Hot or Iced)”

  1. OK, I have been under a golden milk-less rock. I need to try this! Thanks for the heads up about the stain too. I definitely would have shocked the world with my yellow teeth, lol.

    • Ha, yep, I’ve been there. (A friend pointed out to me last week that it can also stain your tongue.) :P

      Worth it though! So yummy! :)

    • Yeah! We hope you love it as much as we do! :D

  2. Wow! That looks delicious and is something I never would have thought of, but love the taste of tumeric and its health benefits! Will definitely be trying soon!

  3. Never heard of this until today, but definitely going to have to give it a try next time I head to the grocery store!

  4. Love golden milk and never tried it on ice. Now I know what I’m drinking this summer! :) 
    Great idea, great pictures, pinning ♥ 

  5. I have been drinking golden milk for a while, but only the hot version. I have not thought of trying it iced. Sounds so refreshing this time of year! :)

    • It’s totally refreshing — I think you’ll love the iced version!

    • It’s sooooo good iced — we hope you can give it a try soon (definitely a refreshing way to stay cool in the summer time)! :)

  6. That sounds so healthy! I’ll have to give it a try!

  7. I love this stuff! It helps me sleep too. Thanks for the idea of using a straw. I’ve also found that you can remove turmeric stains on your countertops or appliances by rubbing a little vegetable oil into the stain, then cleaning it with your regular cleanser.

    • We’re glad you’re a fan Elaine! And that’s really cool that vegetable oil will help remove turmeric stains — great to know!

  8. I’m so intrigued!

  9. This stuff is amazing. I’ve been drinking it for a while and give it to anyone who is in my house! Turmeric is wonderful and tastes great!

  10. Love this! I cannot wait to try this at home! What a great natural anti-inflammatory. Great post!
    I’ll be sure to stay clear of anything white however:)

  11. Thank you I didn’t think to try it warm or as a spiced drink.
    I was used to the coked paste though.

  12. Okay what kind of magic cinnamon are you using that dissolves because mine won’t lol

    • That’s strange! We wonder if yours was more coarsely-ground? We used simply organic.

    • I have been obsessed with turmeric as a skincare mask and love it. I keep reading about how good it is to drink. It sounds delicious as an iced drink. I will definitely give a try.

  13. I’ve never heard of golden milk before but when I saw it on your website I knew I had to try it. It’s so yummy, loved it. And I can’t believe it is soooo good for you too. My new favourite drink :)

  14. Awesome recipe, it is perfect for my daily meal. Thanks for sharing :)

  15. I haven’t heard of golden milk before, but you got me – I’m going to give it a try.

  16. I haven’t heard of golden milk before. However, I would like to try it.

  17. You’ve included all of my favorite ingredients for something DELICIOUS! :))

  18. OH MY GOODNESS…I just whipped this up in my nutribullet cold…It was delicious….I recently heard that black pepper enhances the properties of the Tumeric….Love it!! My new nightcap!

  19. Hy, :) i’m Daniela – a fan of yours of course
    dear in the picture with the ingredients i saw an extra ingredient … wich is…
    thank you and keep going to make my mouth watering :)
    havea very nice day !
    hug, Daniela

  20. I grew up drinking this every time I got sick. It is a traditional Indian cure-all.  My sister and I hated being forced to drink this stuff but it has grown on me with age. Funny to see it catching on here as a trendy drink! 

  21. This is an amazing recipe and any time I use it is fall asleep, something rare for someone borderline insomniac. Thank you!

    • Thanks Brooke — we’re so happy you enjoyed it and that it’s helping you sleep better!

  22. Found your recipe while searching for cold golden milk! I’m a golden milk lover, but wanted to see what people do to have it cold! When having it warm, I put coconut oil for health benefits too. I wanted to share about turmeric and teeth! It’s actually used for tooth whitening!
    Thanks for your recipe!

    • You’re welcome Katie, we’re glad you enjoy it! And thanks for sharing that with us, we had no idea it could be used for tooth whitening — very cool!

  23. Just tried this for the first time tonight. I will add a bit more honey next time (I only used a teaspoon) but this was really good! I had the same problem someone else mentioned with my cinnamon not dissolving, but I’ll play with the recipe. I really like it. Can you use any kind of milk? Even cow’s milk?

  24. I lost my soulmate last April, my Only Brother in July, and my 98 year old Mother in. September I’ve been struggling with sleeping ever since. I wake up numerous times a night, with bad dreams and achy joints. I do not want to add any Pharmas’ to assist my desire for peaceful sleep. This recipe should target both! I am going out to get an ingredient I don’t have in my pantry. Will try this tonite and let you know how I do!  Wish me luck & thank you for sharing! 

    • We’re so sorry to hear that, Pam! :( We hope this helps you sleep — definitely let us know!

  25. What happens if you accidentally bring it to boil?

  26. I have made it twice already, it is sooooo delicious. I love ginger so I use a bit more than the recipe requires. But the whole combination of spices is just very tasty. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

  27. This sounds great.  I have been looking for a hot drink to replace my afternoon coffee.  I will try it with coconut milk since I have a ton on hand right now.

  28. Tried today…..perfect beverage for a chilly afternoon! Easy to make and loved the flavors! This is an easy way to increase one’s turmeric intake as it is sooo healthy for us!! Thanks for sharing!

  29. wow, really interesting about tumeric, had only thought of it as a curry ingredient, but your pineapple tumeric healthy drink linked to this so had to check it out, such great information, I had no idea about anti-inflamatory and other health benefits, really appreciate this information, thank you!

  30. I’ve been turned onto golden milk by a friend – and I have found that it’s great with chocolate milk. *cough* That’s the way I like it for taste, because I’m not a super fan of the flavor myself. I’ve also found, though, that for sleep it works like a charm if I drink it hot and not so much if I take it cold. Weird, but true.

  31. This is DELICIOUS! Any sense of how many calories per serving?

    • Thank you, Leslie — we’re so glad you enjoy it! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  32. Hi, I really like your recipe for the Golden Milk and look forward to trying it chilled. Just one thing though. I noticed that your recipe doesn’t include any fats. I have seen several recipes where coconut fat is used. It states it is to help absorption of the Turmeric. Would you know about this? Is the fat not important? I would think it would separate from the other liquids. Any thoughts? Thank you, Denise.

    • Hi Denise! Hmmm, that’s interesting, we hadn’t read/heard that, but we think you could definitely add some fat to this (maybe coconut oil, grass-fed butter, or yogurt perhaps). If you try it, let us know how it turns out! :)

  33. This is so good and soothing! I could get used to this before bed! 

  34. I added a half of cup coconut milk as well.
    I was told that this helps with sleep problems as well as Fibromyalgia and vertigo!

    • Oh interesting, Joni, we hope you enjoyed this (we bet it was really yummy with that coconut milk)!

  35. It also stains cats. Haha! Thanks for the recipe.

  36. I’ve never heard before about golden milk. Sounds yummy, I’ll try it! I found your post from Pinterest! Thanks for sharing, Ali!

  37. I’ve never tried it iced, but I’m interested!
    Also Turmeric is a popular natural teeth whitener, surprisingly! Counter intuitive but it’s true, similar to activated charcoal :)

  38. Worked well! I ran out of ginger so I substituted nutmeg, and it worked beautifully and was very easy! Definitely give it a try!

  39. Absolutely love your creative idea with “golden milk”! Can I post it on my blog? Thanks for sharing!

  40. I love golden milk too and noticed you were missing the essential ingredient of fat. Turmeric needs 3 things in order for the anti-inflammatory properties to work: heat, fat and black pepper. Add 1/2 tsp of coconut oil to your recipe. ?

  41. Hits the spot on a dreary day. I love that the recipes I’ve made from gimmesomeoven uses household ingredients. I had everything I needed to make this and it is so yummy. The spiciness balanced by the sweetness. My new favorite cold weather warm me up. Thank you.

  42. I made it and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  43. I used 2 tablespoons of Monkfruit sweetener and added 1 tablespoon coconut oil (keto friendly). This recipe is delicious!

  44. I had some leftover milk to use up. The Golden Milk was delicious!

  45. I Love ?This

  46. Question: If I want to have this “iced,” do I have to heat it first? Could I combine all the ingredients and just let the mixture chill out in the fridge to “steep” overnight?

  47. Thank you for the recipe!