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Golden Milk (Hot or Iced)

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  • 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 warming spices, and delicious served hot or iced.


  • 2 cups plain milk (I used oat milk)
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons maple syrup or honey, to sweeten (optional)
  • 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 (if using), 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, 3/4 teaspoon black pepper and 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt in a jar. Stir or cover and shake until combined, and store in a sealed container for up to 1 year. To use the dry golden milk mix, add 1 scant tablespoon to the recipe above with milk and vanilla extract as directed.