Easy Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe and Benefits

5 minutes total

super easy


This healthful and heartwarming beverage finds its roots in the rich soil of Indian tradition, tracing its history back to the ancient Ayurvedic texts. Not just a soothing, velvety, and flavorful drink, this bright yellow elixir, with its starred ingredient – turmeric, brings with it a myriad of health benefits.

Golden milk, also known as ‘turmeric milk’, or Haldi Doodh in Hindi (literally translating to yellow milk), is a testament to the time-tested wisdom of holistic healing.

A blend of turmeric, milk, and a mix of aromatic spices, it’s a drink that rejuvenates and restores.

Each sip transports you to a world where wellness and taste embrace in perfect harmony. Whether you need a cozy beverage for a quiet evening, a healthful concoction to boost your immunity, or simply a tasty way to incorporate more superfoods into your diet, golden milk is your golden ticket to a boost in health and wellness.

Let’s embark on the journey to explore the composition, benefits, and unique taste of this golden-hued drink.

What are the health benefits of Golden Milk?

What are the health benefits of Golden Milk?

This delicately spiced golden milk or turmeric latte has numerous health benefits.

Drinking golden milk before bed helps induce good sleep and is touted as an anti-aging tonic. The black pepper added to this latte might seem a bit strange but black pepper activates the powerful benefits of the turmeric in this satiny-smooth latte. Add honey, jaggery (palm sugar), or maple syrup for a simple, mildly sweet treat that you can feel good about!⠀

What are the health benefits of Golden Milk?

Turmeric contains cleansing and anti-inflammatory qualities that make this drink a powerhouse of nutrition.

Milk provides calcium and protein. Vegans can opt for any nut or plant milk (almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk-they all work well for this recipe).

Ingredients for Golden Milk 

Ingredients for Golden Milk 


Any type of milk you prefer.


You can use turmeric powder or minced raw turmeric. I usually use turmeric powder as that is what I have handy at home.


You can use sugar, jaggery, brown sugar honey, or maple syrup. I like to use jaggery, brown sugar, or honey.

Black Pepper

A tiny amount of good quality black pepper powder is needed. If you don’t want the black pepper speckling the golden milk then add black peppercorns and strain the milk before drinking.

How To Make Golden Milk

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So, here’s what you need to do:

Start by mixing milk, turmeric, black pepper, and your choice of sweetener in a pot. But wait! If you’re using honey instead of jaggery, remember to add it after you have finished cooking. You see, according to Ayurvedic guidelines, honey should never be boiled.

Now, on to the next step! Bring that beautiful mixture of yours to a boil, then simmer it on low heat for about a minute. After that, turn off the heat and strain your drink into a serving glass or cup. And of course, if you’re using honey, this is the time to stir it in. Voilà! Your delicious, aromatic turmeric latte is ready to enjoy.

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Golden Milk Recipe

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  • Author: Mish
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Golden milk is a warming, spiced beverage typically made from turmeric, milk, black pepper, and a sweetener, famed for its flavorful taste and potential health benefits.



1 cup (250 ml) milk

½ teaspoon turmeric powder or minced raw turmeric

½ teaspoon ground black pepper ( 4-5 peppercorns)

1 teaspoon jaggery, honey, sugar, brown sugar, or maple syrup


Step 1: Prepare Your Ingredients

Mix milk, turmeric, black pepper, and your choice of sweetener in a pot. If you choose to use honey as your sweetener, please remember to add it at the end of the cooking process due to Ayurvedic guidelines.

Step 2: Start Heating the Mixture

Bring your prepared mixture to a boil.

Step 3: Simmering

After your mixture has reached a boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 1 minute.

Step 4: Finishing Up

Turn the heat off and strain your beverage into your chosen serving glass or cup.

Step 5: Add Honey (If Using)

If you decided to sweeten your Golden Milk with honey, now is the time to stir it in. Enjoy your homemade Golden Milk.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: health drinks
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian
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