Golden Milk with Turmeric & Almond Milk or Cashew Milk


Golden Milk latte with almond milk/cashew milk. This Turmeric tea offers a lot of health benefits. Spiced vegan milk tea with cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, black peppercorn, coconut oil, almond milk and fresh turmeric.

This golden milk recipe consists healthy ingredients and flavorful spices such as almond milk, cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, black peppercorn and the main ingredient: fresh turmeric.  You may also use dried turmeric that is available at any grocery market. The cooking process is so simple, you can save a lot of money by making your turmeric tea rather than buying it from grocery stores. I find that many turmeric drinks sell at the stores for around $6.99 per small bottle, and they mostly contain other juice ingredients which may end up spiking your sugar consumption in one serving.

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Let’s talk about the turmeric benefits. Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South Asia and Southeast Asia. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. In curry, turmeric gives the dish its yellow color. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and a acts as a strong antioxidant.  It helps repair damage in our body as well as protecting against cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, treating arthritis.  It also gives clearer skin and helps delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes (in 2012 study).  That’s quite a list, isn’t it?

To boost turmeric blood levels in our body (and hence increase our cumin’s bioavailability by 2000%), I added some peppercorn.  This helps to absorb turmeric and increases turmeric’s health benefits. I added a small amount of coconut oil, which has those good fats that our body actually needs.  Don’t worry, the turmeric milk will stay clear and not oily. You may not even notice these two ingredients in your milk. I use cinnamon to boost the flavor and make it sweeter.  The cinnamon has its own health benefits such as regulating our blood sugar.

My husband said this drink tastes similar to Chai tea but has some other flavors in there that make it even better.  I thought that was an interesting comparison, and am happy for him to drink this much more often than Chai tea, as a large cup of that could have more sugar than a candy bar.  My husband definitely has a sweet tooth and craves sweets about three times a day(after lunch, after work, and after dinner).  I think this recipe is a great example of using ingredients like cinnamon to satisfy those cravings.  Combined with the peppercorn, turmeric and even the almond milk (which is unsweetened) it brings a unique and tasty flavor that he’ll happily reach for, and steer clear of an extra dessert for the day.

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*Just a quick tip: As turmeric is also used as a coloring agent, be sure to keep your favorite clothes away from any turmeric residue. Hope you’ll enjoy this  Golden Milk recipe with Turmeric and Almond milk.


Golden Milk Recipe with Turmeric and Almond Milk
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 4
Calories: 45 kcal
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk or hemp milk
  • 4 inches fresh turmeric root washed and grated (or use about 1 teaspoon dried turmeric)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root (with skin) washed and grated
  • 1 stick cinnamon or use 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey (add more according to your liking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole back peppercorn
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon coconut oil virgin
  1. Combine almond milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, maple syrup, black peppercorn, cardamom, vanilla extract and coconut oil in a medium saucepan, bring to a boil. 

  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 3-4 minutes

  3. Remove from the heat. Stir and Serve

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  • Reply
    Carol Speake
    Jan 18, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I’ve used Turmeric a lot in cooking main course dishes but have never thought of using it as a drink. Turmeric is such a helpful herb in so many ways. I love using spices that have a positive effect on my health. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Jan 18, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Tumeric seems to be a popular ingredient in the Indian cooking I have been experimenting with of late. I have read about its health benefits so am always on the lookout for other ways to include it in my diet. The color of this drink looks so inviting and your photos are stunning. I agree with your point about making your own as goodness knows what other ingredients are thrown into the shop bought versions and for way more $$$.

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    Jan 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    I am really interested in this Golden Milk recipe. I have heard so many great health benefits in using Turmeric and this sounds like a great way to incorporate Turmeric into your diet. THe drink looks really appetizing actually and I think I will add these items to my grocery list for this weekend.

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    Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking
    Jan 19, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I have heard so much about Golden Milk recently. I have to say, I was a little turned off originally (ew, yellow milk!), but now that I keep seeing it I’m really curious about it. The spices that you’ve added to yours makes me think that the flavor would actually be quite good.

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    The Mad Mommy
    Jan 19, 2017 at 10:45 am

    This is very interesting. I have noticed a lot of people are discovering healthful properties behind turmeric. I, myself, have never tried turmeric in anything and don’t know if I would like it or not. I do like Chai though, so if your husband says it tastes similar, then I might like it.

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    Yona Williams
    Jan 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I tried to make a turmeric milk recipe before, but it didn’t meet my expectations…and want to try yours. For starters, I think it was just almond milk, turmeric and honey. But with yours, the use of peppercorns, coconut oil, and cinnamon has me excited to try it again.

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    Heather @ Country Life, City Wife
    Jan 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    My brother is a vegan who loves his Turmeric so I will be showing him this. I have never had this before because I shy away from milk, even almond. I am definitely going to try this. I really want to take advantage of the health benefits of Turmeric myself.

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    Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    Jan 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it but I love Chai tea and if it tastes like it than I’m in. My tummy can’t handle regular milk I haven’t been able to drink it in years without a major tummy ache. The flavors in this look amazing so I’m praying I can try it. I do OK with the almond milk.

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    Jun 14, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I haven’t tried to golden milk trend yet but have been curious. Will have to bite the bullet and use your recipe to give it a go!

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      rika agustini
      Jun 14, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Let me know how it goes, Cassie. Hopefully it tastes good and your body feels the many benefits!

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