This Golden Milk recipe is made with a turmeric paste and has hints of vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and cardamon. Enjoy this warm spiced golden milk every day for a healthy morning drink. This Golden Milk recipe makes a small jar of turmeric paste, which you can quickly whisk into your daily cup of spiced Golden Milk.
This spiced Golden Milk recipe has been a fall favorite since it is so warming and comforting. On days that I don't start my day with a cup of coffee, or when I finish my cup of coffee and I'm still craving a warm drink, I whisk up a mug of spiced Golden Milk.
This Vegan Golden Milk Recipe is easy to make
You can make this Golden Milk recipe at home easily. Many recipes for Golden Milk make one cup at a time, and the recipes generally follow the same simple steps: heat milk (or a milk alternative) on the stove, whisk in turmeric and any other desired spices, and simmer for a short period of time.
This Golden Milk recipe is a bit different and is based on first making a turmeric paste. The turmeric paste is then whisked into warmed almond milk (or any other milk of your choice). While it's a two-step process, you can make the turmeric paste ahead of time, save it in the refrigerator, and use it to make multiple mugs of Golden Milk in the coming days.
Make a small jar of turmeric paste so you can whisk up golden milk quickly and easily anytime
The extra benefit of making turmeric paste is that you can use it in other recipes, beyond just this Golden Milk recipe. I've added the turmeric paste to curries, soups and stews, and even into various stir-fry dishes. There are many health benefits of turmeric, so hopefully the recipe for the turmeric paste will help you consume more turmeric.
If you're drinking Golden Milk on a regular basis, I find that it's easier and quicker to make a turmeric paste, and use that turmeric paste to make your daily cup of Golden Milk. That way, you don't need to pull out all the spices or wait for the Golden Milk to simmer on the stovetop every morning.
This Golden Milk recipe makes a healthy drink to have each morning
You can even skip the stovetop completely and heat up your choice of milk in the microwave before whisking in the turmeric paste. I recommend making a fresh batch of turmeric paste every week or so, but opinions differ and some people save it for a few weeks at a time.
This spiced version of Golden Milk has hints of vanilla, cinnamon, cardamon, black pepper and ginger. To get the hints of spice, I simmered the various spices in water, and then used the infused water to make the turmeric paste. I hope you are able to stay warm and healthy through the cold months with this Golden Milk recipe.
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- 1 cup water
- 1 knob ginger - sliced, about 1-inch
- 1 ceylon cinnamon stick
- ½ bourbon vanilla bean - sliced open
- 2 cardamon pods - lightly crushed
- ¼ teaspoon black peppercorn
- 3 tablespoons ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon organic extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1 cup almond milk (any milk or milk alternative will work)
- 1 teaspoon golden paste (more or less depending on your taste preference)
- coconut palm sugar (as desired)
- ground cinnamon - for topping
Make the turmeric paste
- In a small saucepan, add in the water and all the spices, except the turmeric. Bring the water to a boil, then turn down the heat. Simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes (you want the amount water to reduce to about ½ cup). Remove the spices.
- Add in the turmeric and coconut oil, and cook, over low heat for about 5 minutes, until a paste forms. If needed, add in more water by the tablespoon.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool. Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.
Make the Golden Milk
- Heat the milk in a small saucepan or microwave, until warmed. Whisk in your desired about of turmeric paste and coconut sugar. Dust with cinnamon on top.
- Serve warm.
Golden Milk is delicious on its own anytime of the day, but it pairs especially well with vegan breakfasts like:
Could I use what I have on hand? Ground Ginger? Ground cardamom? Vanilla extract?
If so, what would the amounts be?
Hi - can this be made with another neutral oil, or is coconut oil a must? thanks
Tina Jui says
Hi Janet - The use of coconut oil helps to increase the absorption of turmeric, so I would recommend using it. It also adds a little to the flavor of the drink. Enjoy!
I've never really liked warm milk... but this sounds delish with all the added spices! I will definitely be giving this a try considering it's still 40 degrees outside.
I love warm drinks at this time of the year and yours sounds perfect. I Can't wait to try it.
Love that this recipe uses fresh turmeric milk. We always have it available at our grocery store and I love using it.
Mary * The Goodie Godmother says
I love using fresh turmeric in cooking, but haven't made a turmeric paste for "on demand" golden milk. This is a wonderful idea I hope to try soon!
April @ Girl Gone Gourmet says
Lately, I've been drinking a cup of hot chocolate almost every night - really curious to give your drink a try, sounds so interesting!
Meaghan | says
I love this! I've been looking for a creamy alternative to hot chocolate and bonus points that this keeps me healthy, too!