Easy Golden Milk Latte Recipe

greyThis easy to make golden milk latte recipe is a comforting before bed elixir. Ingredients include milk, ground turmeric, peppercorns, ginger, cinnamon, coconut oil, and honey to taste. The ingredients offer many potential benefits such as reducing inflammation, boosting immune system, and adding antioxidants to your diet. This recipe is for a personal serving but it can easily be doubled to make more to share with others.


Ingredients for Golden Milk Latte Recipe

Milk is the base of this latte. I have tried many different milks and you can’t really go wrong with dairy, coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk! You can also play around with mixing two different types of milk.

Turmeric is what gives this golden milk latte the vibrant golden yellow color and also it’s distinct flavor. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and the plant is known for its healing properties such as its anti-inflammatory effect and positive effect on cholesterol. I prefer to use ground turmeric in this recipe but you can also use fresh turmeric, just thinly slice up a little less than an inch of fresh turmeric for this recipe.

Peppercorns are added to this golden milk latte because the piperine from black pepper works with the curcumin in turmeric to enhance absorption in the body. Plus, the pepper adds a nice depth of flavor, too.

Ginger adds a nice kick of flavor to this golden milk latte. In Ayurvedic medicine, ginger is known as the “universal remedy” which makes sense because there are multiple possible benefits from soothing an upsetting stomach to easing nausea.

Cinnamon is added to this recipe by simmering a whole stick of cinnamon. in the milk, adding flavor as well as powerful antioxidants.

Honey is used to sweeten the drink and you can add an amount that works for you.

Coconut Oil adds extra creaminess to this golden milk. I view this ingredient as optional, especially when I use a milk with higher fat content like whole dairy, full-fat coconut, or cashew milk.


For this recipe I use this milk frother.


milk with turmeric before bed
5 from 16 votes

Golden Milk Latte Recipe

This easy to make golden milk latte recipe is a comforting before bed elixir. Ingredients include milk, ground turmeric, peppercorns, fresh ginger, cinnamon, and honey to taste. This recipe is for a personal serving but it can easily be doubled to make more to share with others.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword drink, golden milk, latte, tea
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 212 kcal



  1. Add milk, water, turmeric, ginger, peppercorns, cinnamon stick, honey and coconut oil (if using) into saucepan and bring to an almost simmer over medium heat, about 5 minutes.

    how to make a golden latte at home
  2. Bring the heat down to medium low heat and gently simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring often. 

  3. Strain the golden milk through a small fine strainer, add extra honey to taste, and stir to combine.

    ingredients for golden milk latte
  4. Optional: Use handheld milk frother to add a layer of foam to the top of your golden milk, and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. 

    how to make a golden latte
Nutrition Facts
Golden Milk Latte Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.6g19%
Saturated Fat 8.5g53%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 17.8g6%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 18.6g21%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 279mg28%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. Krissy Allori says

    5 stars
    This is one of my favorite things to have before bed after a long day. It’s comforting and always relaxes me. So good!

  2. Erica Schwarz says

    5 stars
    Pinning this to save for when I need it. Interesting recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    This reads almost like a traditional Indonesian wedang recipe, except we don’t use milk. But I can totally see myself making this and enjoying the drink on cold days. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    This sounds interesting and medicinal too. Best flavors infused to make it perfect. I have to check it with my kids.

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never tried golden milk but I hear great things about it! Love how simple it looks to make! Trying this asap!

  6. 5 stars
    I loved to read about why you added the specific ingredients, that makes it really helpful to decide why the ingredient is there and if one can switch it with something else. Turmeric is such a wonderful ingredient and this golden milk latte looks exceptional.

    • Thanks Stine! I agree, I love turmeric… just have to be careful not to spill it because I feel like it stains everything!

  7. I need to try this! I don’t like coffee and tea doesn’t quite hit the spot just before bed. This looks so warming and comforting!

  8. Lesli Schwartz says

    5 stars
    Wow! This latte is wonderfully healthy! Cannot wait to try this one. Love the color too!

  9. 5 stars
    Yes! Golden Milk is so good for you! And I LOVE that adorable wooden spice “jar” you have the turmeric in!

  10. 5 stars
    I’ve always wanted to try a Golden Milk Latte, my mam is a championier of Tumeric so I bet she’d love it too.

    Katie xoxo

  11. 5 stars
    I have been making a golden milk latte almost every night to wind down. Your version looks so good!!

  12. 5 stars
    Great way to work in some tumeric! Love the use of honey to sweeten as well. Such a great beverage for everyone to relax with!

  13. 5 stars
    Hay Emaily, I do remember by grand ma using Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon in all the recipes she cooked. She only said that India is land of spices and people there are healther using many more spices. I think this milk latte recipe is simple amazing drink for children with health problems. I should try this recipe of the week end. We still have Christmas holidays.

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