4-Ingredient Golden Milk Mix

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Jar of spices for making homemade vegan golden milk

When golden milk cravings strike, there’s hardly time to fuss with getting out all the spices, which is why I recently made my own “mix.”

Because I enjoy golden milk most afternoons, I’ve been using my mix almost daily! It’s the perfection solution to help speed the golden milk process along to save time and energy. Let me show you how.

Ginger, turmeric, and other spices for making our homemade golden milk mix recipe

This 4-ingredient, 5-minute mix is made of the 4 basic spices added to most golden milk*: turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, and ginger.

The result is an earthy, spicy, comforting blend that pairs perfectly with dairy-free milk and a little sweetener.

*Note: you can learn about golden milk and its ancient history in India and Ayurveda here. And find a more traditional recipe here.

Jar and plate of spices for making perfect vegan golden milk

In the winter, I’m all about the hot golden milk, but when summertime comes, I crave things that help me stay cool. In the instructions, you’ll see tips on how to make both hot and cold golden milk, depending on what climate (and mood) you’re experiencing.

Pouring coconut milk into a mug filled with our homemade golden milk mix

We hope you LOVE this mix! It’s:

Easy to make
Super convenient to have on hand
& Super tasty

Lately, I’ve been preferring this quick mix over getting out all the spices and grating fresh ginger for my daily dose of golden milk. The simplicity of it – and the flavor! – has me hooked. We hope you love it, too. In addition to being used to make golden milk, we also think it makes a delicious spice mix for vegetables, soups, smoothies, and more!

For more Ayurvedic-inspired dishes, check out our original Vegan Golden Milk, Golden Milk Smoothie, Golden Milk Macaroons, Golden Milk Ice Cream, and Cauliflower Rice Kitchari.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Stirring a glass mug of delicious vegan iced golden milk

4-Ingredient Golden Milk Mix

A mixture of the 4 basic golden milk spices so you can easily prepare golden milk whenever the craving strikes. Perfect for both iced and hot golden milk.
Author Minimalist Baker
Jar of Golden Milk Mix with the spices arranged in layers
4.84 from 98 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 15 (1-tsp servings)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Indian-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 3 Months



  • 4 Tbsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground ginger (plus more to taste)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon (plus more to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper (plus more to taste)

ADD-INS (optional)

  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground clove


  • 1 heaped tsp Golden Milk Mix (recipe above)
  • 1-2 tsp sweetener of choice (we prefer maple syrup // or stevia to taste)
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (we find light coconut milk to work best here)


  • To make mix, add all spices (add-ins optional) to a small jar and shake or stir thoroughly to combine. Will keep at room temperature up to 3 months. Or you can store it in the refrigerator if you prefer. Double the recipe if you intend to use it daily (it goes fast!).
  • To make HOT golden milk, add 1 heaped tsp Golden Milk Mix, 1-2 tsp sweetener of choice (more or less to taste), and 2 tsp water to a small saucepan. Use a spoon to mix into a loose paste (you want as few clumps as possible). Then add dairy-free milk of choice and whisk to combine. Heat over medium heat until just hot/warm (not boiling). 
  • To make ICED* golden milk, add 1 heaped tsp Golden Milk Mix, 1-2 tsp sweetener of choice (more or less to taste), and 2 tsp water to a serving glass. Use a spoon to mix into a loose paste (you want as few clumps as possible). Then add several big ice cubes and top with dairy-free milk of choice. Stir to combine.
  • In addition to being used to make golden milk, we also think it makes a delicious spice mix for vegetables, soups, smoothies, and more!



*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated for one serving of golden milk using 1 heaped tsp Golden Milk Mix, refrigerated fortified unsweetened coconut milk from a carton, and 1 tsp maple syrup.

Nutrition (1 of 15 servings)

Serving: 1 Servings Calories: 68 Carbohydrates: 7.2 g Protein: 0.7 g Fat: 4.6 g Saturated Fat: 4 g Sodium: 3.4 mg Potassium: 130 mg Fiber: 0.7 g Sugar: 4.6 g Vitamin A: 500 IU Vitamin C: 0.8 mg Calcium: 110 mg Iron: 2 mg

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  1. Melissa says

    I use this mix to flavor my morning oatmeal. It is delicious! With a little honey and raisins, it’s my favorite breakfast.

  2. Nan B says

    I would love to try the Cashew Coconut Oat Milk.
    Can it be frozen?
    It would be super convenient to pop a cube in my hot coffee in the morning.

  3. Gil says

    Great mix. Great taste. Easy to make. I’m addicted. Have it every night. The only thing I do differently is that I use more water than it calls for in order to mix all the powders. I have also yet to make it with coconut milk. I highly recommend it!!!

  4. Catherine says

    Oh, wow! Mixed the spices together in a small jar yesterday, and tonight, after a long day trip that included a six-mile walk (after I’ve barely shifted from my home office chair for two weeks), I needed something warm and comforting.
    Put a teaspoon of the mix in a half-oat-milk, half-hot-water drink, added in some maple syrup and it was delicious! Just the remedy I needed for my aching, weary limbs. Will definitely make this a regular thing in my kitchen! Thank you. :)

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed the golden milk, Catherine! Thank you for sharing your experience! xo

  5. Sharon says

    I received a small jar of this recipe as a holiday gift from our neighbor. I loved it so much that I asked her to share the recipe! I made it as written (and as gifted to me) with the addition of a T. of vanilla powder. I use organic unsweetened soymilk because it is so thick and creamy with a bit of fat. It’s the most amazing tonic for the cold dark days of winter. Thank you!

  6. Jennifer says

    Would it possible to use this in a latte instead of drinking it alone? Not sure if it would cancel the health properties. Thank you!

  7. Grace Eyherabide says

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!. I’ve been buying the golden milk mix but it is kind of expensive. It is cheaper to make my own.

  8. Janice Kay Short says

    I don’t know how you do it, Dana, but your emails always seem to hit my inbox at the perfect time. Today I received my Burlap and Barrel turmeric from Rancho Gordo and was itching to use it to make golden milk when your easy recipe appeared. The only reason I haven’t made it yet is that all I have is fresh ginger. I will still make the mix, but could you advise how much fresh ginger I should use per cup and when I should add it to the pot. Thank you so much!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Woohoo! We think ~1 Tbsp of fresh ginger per serving would be good, but you may want to steep it and strain it before serving. Hope you enjoy!

  9. Melissa Silta says

    I made this with full fat Thrive Market coconut milk and a little almond milk and it was delicious! I did a little more maple syrup than the recipe for my taste.

      • Saturday says

        I didn’t have any clove so I subbed cardamom; also added a heaping tablespoon of ashwagandha powder. Mixed it up with thrive full fat coconut and maple syrup SO GOOD.

  10. Renee says

    Tried golden milk once before and it was just okay. Yours is delicious! Also, your instructions to add a bit of hot water before the milk made it much easier to mix. I used unsweetened soy milk for the creaminess and left out sweetener entirely, as the cinnamon and ginger do it well enough on their own. We chose the warm version tonight but I took a sip before heating to test it; seems that is going to be a keeper too. Thank you for this!

  11. Sharon Marie says

    This (for me) is an acquired taste.
    We use all of the ingredients (except pepper) in our morning smoothie. I made the mix for days when time constraints forced us to miss it in favor of something faster. I made mine with 4 Oz of macadamia milk ( that’s what was on hand) a scant tsp of agave.
    I have a little milk frothier and that incorporates the spices quickly and leaves a nice texture.
    I appreciate the recipe and I will probably start taking this nightly ( regardless of the breakfast smoothie. Thank you!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yum! Thanks so much for sharing your modifications and your experience, Sharon. We’re so glad you enjoy the mix!

      • Laura says

        What a beautiful and simple recipe! I’m not vegan so I made it with skim milk powder (I don’t drink a lot of milk so that’s what I keep on hand) and a bit of honey. I boiled water in a kettle, mixed a bit in a mug with the spices, then added some powdered milk and filled the mug the rest of the way with water. Easy and delicious! I’m excited to try it with different milks and sweeteners in the future.

        I made this because it’s been cold and rainy lately. This warmed me up and is just a perfect drink to wind down the day. Thank you for the recipe!

        • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

          We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Laura! Thank you for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications! xo

  12. C B says

    Really tasty! Tried this hot, mixed with almond milk and it was really good. Made this originally for the golden milk granola recipe and that was really tasty as well! This recipe is a keeper!

  13. Colleen says

    The warm golden milk is so delicious. I made it as written in the recipe and used unsweetened soy milk.

  14. Michelle says

    So yummy in a hot drink! I make my golden milk with coconut milk and pop a button of raw cacao butter in each cup to make it nice and creamy. A perfect winter warmer for the cooler weather we are coming into here in Australia. I also love it in your golden milk snack bites! Thank you xxx

  15. PB says

    This mix is my new weakness! I substituted with homemade almond milk which is sweetened with a few figs. I also add maple syrup for those who like a little more sweetness. I’m going to make a HUGE batch for a road trip. It’s great in oatmeal, yogurt, granola, soup, samosas.

    This is my new favorite thing! A total keeper.

  16. Rima says

    I love all your recipes. Thanks for this nice easy one.

    Question: To me, fresh and powdered turmeric taste different. Which Is your recipe based on? In your video I think I see fresh? How would quantities differ and how would you store if using freshly grated turmeric?

    Thank you so much.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Rima, we prefer ground turmeric! In the video, it’s mostly just for aesthetics/garnish. If using fresh, the mix will only last a few days.

  17. Julia says

    LOVE this recipe – simple and delicious! I originally thought it’d be too heavy on the turmeric, but it’s a great balance of turmeric with all the other warm spices of a golden milk. I’ve been drinking it with maple syrup and coconut milk (carton version) and it’s perfect. Haven’t tried it yet with the optional ingredients, but will add them to my next batch. I’ll definitely be making this again and again!

  18. Rose says

    I love this recipe, I didn’t use as much black pepper as recipe called for. Added extra cinnamon. I put this into 4oz mason jars with recipe on a tag- perfect gift.

  19. Amy says

    Just made a batch of this and drank it with vanilla oat milk! Quite delicious and easy to make!

    For those who don’t want to use a saucepan, I prepared this by heating up some water in my tea kettle and mixing that with a bit of the powder in my mug, then taking a separate mug with milk and warming it up in the microwave. Then I simply pour the heated milk over the dissolved powder mixture (this is how I make my matcha lattes too).

  20. Anna Marie Julia says

    This has become my before bedtime hot drink. so thank you for the mix recipe as I was getting tired of mixing it all every night. :-). Also added the suggested add-ins. Mmmmmm.

    Tip: I strain it through a small mesh tea strainer to filter out the pepper flakes.

  21. Samie says

    This is AWESOME!!! I want to make this a daily staple! Turmeric is usually a BIG no no for me because it gives me heartburn, but in this recipe, it made me actually LIKE turmeric… Delicious.

    I did 2 tsp of maple syrup to offset the spiciness and I used Vietnamese cinnamon (I also included the listed optional ingredients).

    Bookmarking this one!

  22. Meghan says

    I made it this morning and it’s so delicious and soothing. I made it with oat milk and will try coconut milk next time. Definitely a keeper!

  23. Joëlle says

    It’s the PERFECT recipe for golden milk … I do it on a regular basis for myself and friends, with any clove or nutmeg, and it’s to die for.
    Thank you!!!

  24. Olivia says

    This is so fabulous! I have tried a different recipe before, but it just didn’t taste right, and the instructions didn’t specify how to make it not clumpy. But this recipe was super easy to follow and had very tasty results!! Thank you! I made it with almond milk and maple syrup :)

  25. Amy says

    Absolutely delicious! I have attempted to make this in the past but never turned out. Just made this and did the iced version, very refreshing and great taste. So excited to have this and make on the regular. Thanks again for another great recipe!

  26. Sarah says

    I discovered golden milk not long ago and I love it.
    Thank you for sharing this great mix :-)
    I use it with a mix of coconut and almond milk and it’s just delicious <3

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoy it, Sarah! It’s one of our favorites too =) Thanks so much for the lovely review!

  27. VICKY says

    This is pretty nice! Ive been so curious about this drink for a while now but never got around to make it.
    It just came across my instagram feed and I happened to have all the ingredients. I made it cold and we really like it! Toddler included!
    Thanks You!

  28. Alexandra says

    Perfect golden milk mix! I’ve made hot and iced golden milk and with coconut milk or almond milk. All ways turned out delicious! I keep a big jar of the mix ready to go in my pantry when I need a pick-me-up. I added the nutmeg from the suggestions and it tastes like fall in a cup. Highly recommend!

  29. Deb M. says

    Surprised I loved it so much and can make it at home. I enjoy it cold with ice cubes. Will try it hot when the weather is cooler. Hope to make this a regular habit. I would triple the recipe. Doesn’t last very long. Thank you for the recipe :-)

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Alison, Hard to know for sure what is effective, but the spices in this mix are known for their immune-supportive properties.

  30. Bobbi says

    This was absolutely delicious! I had never had golden milk before and you made it simple and straightforward. I added the clove but not the nutmeg, and used So Delicious coconut milk. Do you think it would be ok to strain it before drinking (spices settled in the bottom), or would you lose some of the health benefits?

  31. Bobbi says

    This was absolutely delicious! I had never had golden milk before and you made it simple and straightforward. I added the clove but not the nutmeg, and used So Delicious coconut milk

  32. Sasha says

    Thank you Dana! This mix makes such a yummy drink. I just mixed some up and added both the clove and nutmeg add-ins. I used cashew milk and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil along with the heaping teaspoon of golden milk mix. Delicious!!!!!!!

  33. Da says

    I adore this mix! I include more ginger and a tsp. of cardamom, because cardamom. So wonderful. Aside from almond milk and various dishes, I like to add it to my cinnamon tea, which runs a little weak for my taste in the big mug I use, so the Golden Mix really punches up the flavor and gives me that comforting warmth I need by mid-afternoon.

    Thanks for this super easy and delicious go-to! (Doubling the recipe? I *tripled* it after trying it the first time. It will NOT linger on my shelf.)

    • Sheila Smith says

      Thanks! I love the idea of adding Cardamom! I’m always looking for excuse and ways to use this remarkable,wonderful spice!!!

    • Celine says

      My golden milk tasted great; however, the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves kept separating from the drink and floating to the top, so I had to keep trying to stir it in every few seconds. Any tips to avoid separation?

      • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Celine, Did you mix the spices with hot water first before adding the milk? Some separation is normal, so it is best to give it an occasional stir throughout drinking. Hope that helps!

  34. Samantha says

    For got to put add this: my transverse myelitis effects the cental nervous system, will your special milk mix help to take down the inflammation

  35. Samantha says

    Hi Dana
    Thank you you for such a wonderful website? came across this & was wondering if this will help with my transverse myelitis (drs think I have this at mo) wanted to ask before trying☺
    ????? + (couldn’t find stars on keyboard) for website as a whole

  36. Jackie says

    I love this recipe- thank you! I was buying expensive mixes from Whole Foods now I don’t have to. I love that I can customize this to my own taste! Thank you!!

        • Kathie says

          I enjoyed this recipe more than 5 stars! Nice and creamy, soothing , so good to know that I’m indulging in something that is healthy! I enjoy receiving your e-mail and recipes. Continued success💕

  37. Bernadette says

    I have a terrible cold and wanted something warm and soothing, this is perfect.
    The only thing I needed to buy was the milk, the other ingredients are staples in my house. It’s so creamy and yummy! I know it will become a commonly served drink. I plan to gift a batch to my DIL.

  38. LynneyC says

    Golden milk has become my nightly beverage. I love your mix and always make it with nutmeg and cloves – delish! I sometimes stir in some ashwagandha or reishi mushroom powder in my mug for added benefits. I use organic oat milk (just oats and water) and heat it with a bit of coconut oil. The oat milk is sweet enough that I don’t need to add additional sweetener. I enjoy it made with coconut milk too. Love all your recipes! Thank you, Dana!

  39. Annie says

    Hellooo… just made Golden Milk and it IS delicious!! I’m afraid I will have to drink this every day…. so good!

  40. Shoshana Lubin says

    Hi, if I want to use fresh ginger and fresh tumeric, do you have recommended quantities? Thank you!! I love your recipes by the way!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Shoshana, we don’t have recommended amounts as we wouldn’t recommend fresh in this recipe as it will spoil the batch and be quite clumpy. You can use fresh ginger in golden milk, but it needs to be strained out of the milk as it will be quite fibrous.

  41. Mary says

    Hello! Very excited to try this! I have noticed that turmeric powder pills give me heartburn, even when taken after a meal. Any tips for avoiding that with this mix? Also, I have a lovely Penney’s ground pepper, but it’s a pretty fine grind. Any idea how much of that to use? I noticed from other comments that it helps with absorption of the other ingredients.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Mary, that pepper should be fine. As for the turmeric and heart burn, maybe try a lesser amount and work your way up?

  42. Martha Rodriguez says

    Just started exercising and eating right and my nutricionists suggest this drink for my joints and obviously my bloating, it took me a while to find a receip to make it myself since its a little difficult to find in México and the list of ingredients is just endless… just had it this morning and I really enjoyed it!!! Thank you for taking the time and posting this it really helped… Gracias from Monterrey, México ;)

  43. George Riley says

    Woww yeah this is a great golden mylk mix, Thank you for the inspiration to make it properly at last !! (i failed miserably to find a good ingredient in the past) Loving the nutmeg and cloves along with all the other magical spices! A trick i learned once with turmeric chia’s (only if you want to warm things up on a cool winters day, or whenever you feel the need) is to add the tinniest pinch of chilli powder or flakes to the chia when boiled/blended an ready to drink.. give it a go and trust it takes a while to get the proportions correct ;)
    Ow and heads up to all us crazy on it Organic herbalists out there, if you use Organic powders there always going to be more flavorsome than non-organics!! ‘I’m finding 1/4tsp of finished organic powder mix is ample to a cup of liquid nuts! Thank you again for getting me on this golden mix elixar , am gonna try liquefy it next!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your tips, George. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  44. Liz K. says

    I recently bought a small bag of pre-made golden milk mix – just turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger – and it tastes great when mixed with a little almond milk. I would like to make the mixture myself (less expensive!) so was searching for a recipe to find the proper proportions. I’m not crazy about pepper and am wondering if golden milk has all the benefits without including the pepper!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Liz, the pepper helps with absorption of the other spices (especially the turmeric), but it should still be great without it!

      • Liz K. says

        Thank you. I want to make the most of the healing qualities but need to enjoy it, too! So I will TRY a little pepper but suspect I may end up going pepper-less.
        By the way, I’ve been mixing the golden milk I bought with a tiny bit of maple syrup and cold almond milk. I think it tastes great.

  45. Michelle Schisler says

    First I’d like to say this recipe is delicious. I always read through the comments to get tips on what other people add ,swap out , etc. I wanted to leave a comment regarding this mix that might help other readers get it to blend. I used my Matcha tea bamboo whisk when preparing this and it blended much better than using just a regular whisk. On the advice of other commenters, I also use a spoon to stir halfway through while drinking it hot. Both of these combined has made a much more enjoyable drinking experience. I also blended this into a smoothie after reading other comments. I used a heaping teaspoon of the mix, a cup of almond milk, two frozen bananas, a teaspoon of Maca powder, a teaspoon of vanilla and agave nectar to sweeten. One of the best smoothies I’ve ever made so I wanted to pass it along . Enjoy!

  46. Janet Pryor says

    Just made this and it is very good! The only alterations that I made were cutting down on the pepper just a bit, but accidentally adding 1/4 tsp. each of nutmeg and cloves, due to a measuring error.
    Since I wanted it to be portable so I can make it at work, I added 4 tbsp. each, of coconut milk powder and powdered milk, since I had them here and need to use them up.
    Very good and super easy!
    Thank you for this recipe!

  47. Mary says

    I love having this mix on hand! I made your recipe for homemade almond milk and made the iced golden milk recipe. It’s perfect and super delicious! Thank you!

  48. Kathi says

    Clearly I did something wrong! I’ve tried several recipes for golden milk and cannot find one that is smooth and with the “right” flavor. I made a double batch of this mix adding in nutmeg and cloves, and it tastes like just turmeric and pepper. The milk I used was almond, and I melted in a teaspoon of coconut oil for extra absorption help. Any idea what happened or have any suggestions? I’m giving it 5 stars because I’m sure I messed up somewhere. ?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kathi, is it possible that some of your spices weren’t fresh? That would be our best suggestion!

      • Kathi says

        It sure is possible. I wondered that myself, but the milk was quite a deep yellow, as well. I used a ‘heaping tsp’ in an 8-ounce cup of milk. Any suggestions on how I might rescue the mix? Doubling it made a lot. :)

        • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

          Maybe try buying spices from bulk bins at a health food store if possible- they tend to be more fresh! Then add more ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves to taste. Hope that helps!

  49. Rachel says

    Love the zing you get when you take the first sip of this drink! It’s great for waking up in the morning, and molasses goes perfectly as a sweetener and an extra boost in iron. I added mushroom powder to mine and it turned out great ❤️ Definitely my new favorite morning drink

  50. Brooke says

    Delicious! I have always been a sucker for Starbucks chai latte because of the warmth and full feeling it gives me. I love this golden milk recipe because it gives me the same feeling as my chai latte with a whole lot more nutrition! It tastes great, is easy to make, and gives me energy. Definitely worth the 5 minutes it takes to make.

    • Ange B says

      I very much enjoy this recipe and quadruple the recipe, making up a jar so I have a supply for a bit. I just realized I have been using 2 tsp in each serving haha. I guess I like it spicy. It’s been delicious anyway.

      Modifications I have made would be that I didn’t have optional ingredients so I substituted 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice. When I make my drink I use a teaspoon of raw honey, a heaping tbsp of powdered coconut milk, 2 tsp golden milk mix and hot water from the Keurig (large serving) all in the magic bullet and pour into a tall mug for a foamy rich drink… Deliciousness!!!

  51. Marielle says

    I have a big pot of this premixed in the cupboard so my golden milk is ready within a minute when I crave some! Thanks Dana for yet another inspiring recipe! ?

  52. Skyelar says

    I throw a spoonful of the mix in with my protein powder and shake it up in a blender bottle. I have endometriosis and I swear the turmeric and ginger cut down on the inflammation, and it’s delicious!

  53. babs says

    Nutritious, delicious and easy to do. I don’t use hot water, I heat my SOY milk (soy has more ‘body’ than coconut milk) on the stove, an add the concoction to it when its warm enough. Two packets of Trivia and it’s good tasting.

  54. Deb says

    Love this simple, time saving recipe. I used to do it from scratch every night, but that habit quickly got old . But with this on hand it seems very doable.
    I don’t like the taste of pepper much, but I heard that it helps the turmeric be absorbed. I have tried using pepper corns for less of a pepper taste. Is this enough to do the job?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Deb, to clarify, we used freshly ground black peppercorns. Are you referring to something else?

      • deb says

        No, I’ve used WHOLE peppercorns for less of a peppery taste as ground pepper. Will this still help the turmeric be absorbed by the body? Thanks!!

        • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

          Thanks for clarifying! We aren’t sure whether that would impact the absorption. Our best guess is that they would be better absorbed when ground. Hope that helps!

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

          You can use fresh ginger in golden milk, but it needs to be strained out of the milk as it will be quite fibrous. But unfortunately, this blend is all dry spices so I wouldn’t recommend adding fresh ginger as it will spoil the batch and be quite clumpy.

  55. Sher says

    Hi Dana! Thank you so much for this recipe. I am an older person that has the usual aches, pains, and stiffness that arthritis causes. I have had golden milk on a daily basis for the last two weeks and find that it really helps the inflammation in my joints. I kept to the recipe as written except I added a little more cinnamon (it is my favorite spice), about a tablespoon of cinnamon. I mix it with half coconut milk and half almond milk, adding a teaspoon of honey for sweetness. After drinking the golden milk, I find my knees can handle stairs better and I move faster. Thank you again!

  56. Fiona says

    Made this to the recipe and it tastes amazing. So comforting with the right level of spice. I made the paste with coconut oil and maple syrup and keep in the fridge until I fancy a cup

    Have followed MB for a while now and find it such an inspirational way to transition to a more plant based diet

  57. Toni says

    I made this late last night but accidentally transposed some of the ingredients, and ended up putting twice as much nutmeg and too little turmeric, and it was still delicious. Today I made it properly but I didn’t care for the flavor; I think it is the large dose of turmeric. I get that’s what makes it anti-inflammatory but the taste was not as good as my accidental late-night mixture. So I simply added more of all the other ingredients to the stock for next time. Also I used cashew milk because out of coconut milk; it worked well and has a nice creamy consistency (in fact it was a bit too creamy so I ended up adding some extra water). All in all, with the adjustments I made, I will keep this on hand for my go-to afternoon pick-me-up. Thank you!

  58. Faith says

    I made this mix. The powdered turmeric is a new taste experience for me so the “earthy” flavor is taking some getting used to, but I think it’s growing on me. I like the other spices in it and I am mostly in it for the health benefits. I’ve had several cups now and I like it more each time-it’s like chai. My one problem is that as I was drinking a cup, my cat jumped up on my lap and knocked into the mug-splashing golden milk all down my sleeve…and on the cat’s ears. The cat is black so other than being disgruntled about the wet ears, she cleaned up pretty well. My shirt, however, is now dark golden yellow and an immediate stain remover scrub and spin in the washing machine didn’t touch the color. Any”recipe” tips for getting THAT stain out? It was my favorite shirt!

  59. kim scioloro says

    Can one use almond milk? As far as I know, almond milk doesn’t carry with it all the health and environmental problems that are very often associated with coconut milk and palm products.

  60. Christine Vu says

    How do you get rid of the extra powder that’s lingering in the tea? It tastes good, but it keeps making me cough.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Christine, Did you mix the spices with hot water first before adding the milk? They can separate while enjoying, like any powdered tea or mix, so I tend to give mine an occasional stir mine throughout drinking. Hope that helps!

  61. Jackie Jardine-Moore says

    I always add ground cardamom to mine…I also like soy milk and hot water mixed about half and half (and hot)- still creamy but lighter. Makes a nice bed-time drink.

  62. Joyce says

    I’ve been making and using this for a few months but not in beverages because I prefer my beverages to be coffee, tea, Pellegrino or water. My unconventional approach is to put a teaspoon of the mix in the bottom of my cereal bowl, add a tablespoon of ground flax seed, a tsp. of sweetener (date sugar, date syrup, coconut sugar, maple syrup, etc.) and enough water to get everything sufficiently wet. Then I nuke it for a few seconds, stir it to blend it all together, and then add whatever cereal I’m going to have.
    This could be oatmeal, which I make by adding and stirring in 1/2 cup uncooked oats and 1 cup water to the mix and then nuking again until the oats are cooked, or cold like Heritage Flakes, which I stir into the mix along with enough soy milk to moisten the flakes sufficiently. I then top either of these options with my homemade soy yogurt and whatever fruit I want along with some nuts. This works great for me and may generate ideas of other approaches for some readers. I realize it might also seem gross for some readers but figured I’d toss out the suggestion anyway.

  63. Judith Coteff says

    Wow, this rocks it! I have never heard of Golden Milk before and now I will have this in my pantry for summer and winter drinks. So good and I think turmeric is good for me too. Thanks for another fabulous recipe.

  64. Mamie says

    Love it hot, made in microwave with beverage setting after diluting 1tsp mix to 2tsp water and 1 cup So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk and dash of Maple syrup. Also used an Ikea frother to froth. It. up. Yum! Drink it on the daily

  65. Glenda says

    I forgot what is the nutrition value of this recipe for Golden Milk? Besides being devious and soothing to the soul…

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Glenda, it will depend on the brand of almond milk you are using and the type of sweetener. We recommend cronometer for calculating the nutrition information.

  66. Glenda says

    Delicious, yummy, pepperie, opens up sinus’s, pretty…used almond milk…this the first time I have made this and like that it is vegan…will drink this each morning until recipe is finished and will let you know the outcome?I use your “Everday Cooking” recipe book often and enjoy your recipes…they are easy, smart, nourish and delicious…thank you for sharing…

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      So glad you are enjoying this recipe and others, Glenda! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  67. Bianca O'Brien says

    Yum! I made half of this recipe mix because honestly I wasn’t sure I’d like it, but I did! I added an extra tsp of maple syrup because I am not weaned off of added sugars yet so I still like things sweeter and I took Dana’s advice and used canned light coconut milk. It was delicious! The flavors reminded me of the extra curry sauce left in my bowl after indian food. It was actually very similar of a flavor to the curried butternut squash soup recipe Dana has!. Very good!

  68. Debbi says

    Embarrassed to say this is my first time trying golden milk. Have seen recipes and on menus but not until Dana mentioned drinking it every day, that I knew I must be missing something. Love these spices so I made a double batch of mix. It’s a good thing as I know I’ll too be drinking daily. I made as directed but think I might try preparing in the microwave by making the paste directly in a mug maybe adding a tiny bit of milk to fully “dissolve”, then add remaining milk and heat for about a minute. Can’t wait to try it cold once the weather warms up around here. Thank you Dana for making this so quick to prepare.

  69. Leah Moses says

    Hi, can this be added to a bowl of cereal? I have seen some golden turmeric mixed lately for purchase that advertise that you add them to your regular bowl of cereal. Thanks!

  70. Katy Liburd says

    No idea what the heck golden milk is, but I feel like I need this recipe in my life!! Will be trying tonight xx

  71. Janette Crawford says

    I love my tumeric lattes have been enjoying it for many months … I’ve also found if you mix some maca powder into your tumeric mix makes it very creamy ….its also a very good powder for you body … cheers

  72. Aaron says

    I noticed this recipe differs slightly than your original batch recipe. Is this a new and improved version , or why the difference?

    P.S. just curious. Every recipe I’ve tried from Minimalist Baker has been great .

  73. Kate says

    Delicious! I was maybe 1/4 tsp short of cinnamon and didn’t include the optional spices, but it turned out so tasty! Reminded me a bit of a turmeric chai :)

  74. Rory says

    What would you recommend for a ginger substitute, for someone who is allergic? (and in what quantity?). Thank you muchly!

  75. Caresse says

    This recipe is perfect!! I will double it next time. I used 1/4 tsp nutmeg and cloves. Then used full fat coconut milk and a splash of soy milk and frothed it with our espresso maker. Can’t wait to offer this to my friends when they visit. I may add a tsp of cardamom to the blend next time.. because I love it.

  76. Anna says

    This is exactly what I’m going to make for this holiday season for my friends. A mason jar full, along with some local maple syrup and coconut milk. Done! Thanks so much. ?

  77. Nicki says

    Yes! This is delicious! We used So Delicious Organic Coconut Milk out of a carton and a little nutmeg on top- Muah! Perfection! Even my 3 year old liked it. I’m going to make some to give as a gifts because everyone should know about this. Thanks for another 5 star recipe! (Also loved the creative reviews- oatmeal?? Doughnuts?? I never would have thought to use it like that!)

  78. Paige says

    I just used a teaspoon of this in a half batch of donuts and it turned out amazing! I did cinnamon and sugar to coat the donuts and it complimented really well. I also made the hot golden milk and it was perfect :D

  79. Amanda says

    Great recipe! I’ve used Silk Protein Nut Milk as well as Good Karma Flax Milk with protein and love it! Another way to use this mix is to add to hot water with apple cider vinegar, cayenne, and lemon for an immune boosting tonic!

  80. Tara says

    Omg thank you! I wanted a simple, no fuss, quick recipe for this!! I am new to your site & already finding a ton. Your serving calculator is so helpful! I cant wait to follow you everywhere (social media that is- not in real life LOL, that sounded very odd when I re-read it!) & make some of your recipes! Thank you!!
    P.S. For people maybe thinking “yuck tumeric/ginger in milk?!” I used to think that too! I hated ginger and had just never tried tumeric sadly. But give this a shot or even just try some mixed into a chai tea. I think it will surprise you. It quickly becomes a sweet drink not the spicey, salty-type drink you may be picturing since salty dishes are mostly what we use these spices for in America. Also learning a bit about spices & their use in Ayurvedic culture helped me to learn WHY they’re so good for us & helped me to be more open to trying them. It’s a creamy & delicious sweet drink!

  81. Ina says

    I was very hopeful when I made this. My little sister has a hen and rooster sanctuary and has inspired me to cruelty free eating and drinking. Now, my son is participating with me. We found some mixes at Natural Grocers that we were so interested in (we bought one). So expensive! Then…I came back to this site. I use the recipes all the time. Sure enough…score! This is amazing. I have already made little pots of this and given it away as gifts. One recipient texted me and described being “obsessed” with this beautiful beverage. If you are on the fence, jump off and make this! Delicious and healthy. Enjoy.

  82. Brigitte says

    Is it possible to use normal mælk, with or without fat.
    Thinking there is a lot of fat and sweetnes in coconutmilk.
    Hei from Brigitte

  83. Kathryn says

    This recipe is awesome. I made it to give to a friend who recently had surgery. I felt inspired to make some for myself. I used homemade pecan milk and added a tiny bit of maple syrup. It’s like fall in a glass! Thanks for this!

  84. Rhonda says

    I had never heard of Golden Milk until I came across this post. I made the mix and added a heaping teaspoon, 1 cup frozen bananas and almond milk to make a smoothie. Basically, combined this recipe with your Golden Milk Smoothie recipe. It was amazing! So delicious. No sweetener needed. Thank you so much!

  85. KayJay says

    I am looking forward to trying this easier method. I have one question. Have you ever noticed settling of the ingredients at the bottom of your cup? Maybe I am putting to much turmeric. Any thoughts? Trying to perfect it because it’s so tasty. Thanks

  86. Barbara says

    When you spoke of Golden Milk cravings-I could not relate! Now….I rush home for an afternoon fix. At first I used a little maple syrup, but now I mix it with almond milk on ice. Yummy and oh so eazy. I have made two batches so far. It is keeping inflammation at bay! Thanks so much. You are my go to for fail-safe recipes!! I appreciate you!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm thats a great idea, Adrienne! We haven’t tried but I’m pretty sure that would work. If you experiment with it, report back on how it goes!

  87. Erin says

    This was so delicious! A rich, creamy and healthy drink. I made it before bed, and had quite the calming effect. Highly recommend!

  88. Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

    As for the spice mix, see comment above! And as for almond milk, I just think that the flavor of almond milk doesn’t work quite as well as milks like coconut and cashew. But give it a try and see what you think!

    • Hayley Morrin says

      I ended up needing coconut milk for a different recipe anyways, so I tried it for this & I think you’re right – it’s creamier for sure with the coconut milk & has more of a milkshake-y ‘decadent’ taste :)

  89. Hayley says

    Curious as to why almond milk isn’t the best choice for this recipe. Also curious as how to use this mix as a spice mix for vegetables!

  90. Hayley Morrin says

    What kind of veggies do you think this would pair best with if I were to use it as a roasted veggie spice mix!?

  91. Taryn says

    Has anyone tried this with pea milk? I don’t like coconut or soy milk, but I can see why almond milk may not be the first choice. I will probably end up trying both but was just curious!

  92. Michelle says

    I had this exact mix of flavors in iced black tea yesterday at a restaurant (minus the milk!). Thank you for helping me figure out how to recreate it at home!

  93. Angela says

    I’m wondering if this would be fine to make in a pitcher to have on hand. Or is it best to make glass by glass.

  94. KATHY SHELLEY says

    I am trying to avoid coconut milk because of the fat content. I read that you don’t prefer the flavor of almond milk with it, so any suggestions for a decent substitute? What about light soy milk with a drop of coconut extract? Also, you said you use the dried, ground spices – just the regular grocery store varieties then? Thanks!

  95. Betty says

    I made this cold with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and it is great. Also used all the extra spices and the whole 2 t. Maple syrup. Only downfall to this for me was that the spices don’t really dissolve. So I drank it out of a shaker cup and it works well to be able to just shake instead of stir every time I take a drink. Is there something I missed?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Betty! Did you mix the spices with hot water first before adding the milk? They can separate while enjoying, like any powdered tea or mix, so I tend to give mine an occasional stir mine throughout drinking.

      • Frankie cowan says

        I had the same problem when I made it today, the spices didn’t dissolve properly and were hard to swallow. I liked the taste and wish I could get it to be smooth enough to drink without coughing. I did mix the spices with hot water first??

  96. Chris says

    Love this! I use pumpkin pie spice with turmeric and pepper. Then you don’t have to add the cloves and nutmeg separately.

  97. Diane M. says

    I made the iced version today and am not sure if I did something wrong because all of the spices sink to the bottom of the glass even after using a hand held frother to whip up the coconut milk and spices before adding the ice. The taste seemed pretty raw and the texture of the spices in the mixture was off putting. Do you have any suggestions on how to better incorporate everything together? With all of the positive reviews of this recipe I’m hoping I can make it better.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Did you mix them with hot water first before adding the milk? They can separate, like any powdered tea or mix, so I tend to stir mine throughout drinking. Any bitterness can be offset with a little more sweetness OR by adding less spice mix to the drink.

      • Diane M. says

        Thank you for the quick reply, I didn’t use hot water so I will try that the next time. I made your coconut butter today and it is WONERFUL! I had tried making it a few years ago in my Vitamix and the results weren’t what I had hoped for. I added 1 tsp vanilla powder to your recipe and it is so creamy and delicious. I know what a couple of my friends will be getting for Christmas this year.

  98. Lisa says

    I love and often drink golden milk in the evening. I add a little cardamom to mine and make it with sweetened hemp milk. Mmmmmm

  99. Kathryn says

    The golden milk recipe has been my summer obsession! Favorite is with hazelnut milk (double the measurement b/c I don’t always have coconut milk)! I’ve just been throwing everything into a blender. Been making this so many times, I made a mix just as this came out! Glad this is here so I can stop converting cups and tsp :) Still have to try the smoothie version.

  100. Susan says

    I made this with soymilk and I totally loved it!! Offered a sip to my mum, who by the way is kind of difficult where food and drink are concerned, and she loved it!! I had to make her a mug too and she insists I make more spice mix and hand her the recipe?. Thanks a lot Dana!

  101. Kelly says

    Well this is a forehead-slap moment for me. Genius! (And whyyyyy didn’t I think of doing this.) Thanks so much for sharing.

  102. Rebecca says

    I make this with equal parts ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric, then a bit of black pepper for absorption. It is then used by adding one teaspoon to my morning oats. Thank you for validating my innovation (ie laziness)!

  103. Stefanie Geerdink says

    Hi Dana!!
    Got your e-mail about this a little while ago and once today I was craving some something sweet and different so I decided to give it a try. ( note: I didn’t make the mix as per recipe, I did the golden milk).
    Just because I live in India, it is actually easier to get the spices in natura and grind them at home…I made a ‘chai masala mix’ of cinnamon, clove, and cardamom and ground all together, and sieve the powder ( the cardamon pods don’t grind very well) and voila. The mix as a flavoring agent is ready…. The rest I somewhat followed the recipe, with coconut milk, stevia, black pepper, turmeric and fresh ginger. Pretty awesome i must say. It definetly killed my sweet tooth. Hope you have a chance to try it with some cardamom…it get a delicious and satisfying mouthfeel. xo

  104. Zady Ebanks says

    Delicious, was Looking for a mushroom recipe and your website popped up. I saw it. Check to see if I had all the ingredients which I did and Walla I made it. I am drinking my 1st cup, And it won’t be the last.

  105. Cynthia Padilla says

    Wow we love this! I made it cold without pepper for my family to taste. I just need the light coconut milk and I have to say it tastes amazing with full fat coconut milk and melted ice cubes! Thank you for all the delicious recipes!!!!!

  106. Ellen Lederman says

    Like any other poster, wondering if golden milk stains your teeth—I have a friend who insists it stained hers!

    • Wendi says

      I use turmeric powder in my homemade toothpowder that I add into coconut oil for toothpaste. It does not stain my teeth. My teeth are brighter using my homemade powder.

  107. Becca says

    Ooooh! I am so excited to try this!!! And I love that I have all ingredients on hand :) Thank you, thank you for creating this mix!

  108. Christine says

    I’ve been trying to hunt down easy turmeric drink recipes for the last few weeks to add the spice to my regular routine. Golden Milk seemed like the best bet flavor-wise but the traditional way of making it seemed like such a hassle for a daily thing. I LOVE this mix idea! I’m making it tonight and trying it out. Thanks for thinking of this :-)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I personally don’t love the taste with almond milk, but give it a try if you’d like! Coconut is my preferred.

  109. Marketa says

    I am a bit confused about he difference between turmeric and curcuma. I would love to make this recipe, I have curcuma on hand, but in other recipes (e.g. scrambled tofu) I find curcuma quite bitter. Can I use it here or is it going to be bitter, too?
    Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Curcumin is a compound found in turmeric. Hope that helps! It can be a little bitter and I probably wouldn’t recommend this mix for scrambles.

  110. Denise says

    Delish! I have been drinking warm turmeric tea for the last week and then came across your receipe. I am enjoying the cold version right now and wondering how I have lived without it for so long! I especially like the tip about making up the spices in advance cause some days I have just not felt like doing all that! Thank u soooooo much for sharing this!

  111. Rini says

    I need to know (yes, need!!) where the jar is from. The jar being used for storing the goldenmilk mixture. Please let me know! I NEED IT! lol

  112. Wendy Brown says

    If I make this mix, would it be a suitable substitution in your Golden Milk Overnight Oats? And how much of this mix should I use? Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      So I tried making a version of overnight oats with golden milk mix and didn’t really like it as it requires a lot of sweetener. But if you try it and figure it out, let us know how it goes!

  113. Anne says

    I’d like to drink more golden milk because turmeric is so healing. Kind of a silly question…. turmeric always stains my counter tops yellow if I spill some, do you worry about it discoloring teeth at all? (I assume it doesn’t because so many people like it)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I’ve never worried about it staining my teeth – hasn’t happened yet and I’ve drank a lot of golden milk. If your counter tops are porous, be careful. I have quarts and it can absorb but always fades as I wipe it.

      • Dana says

        Warning… my mother ate some fried rice once that had turmeric in it and it stained her tooth implant (aka denture) bright yellow!! She had to go have it professionally cleaned as she had one bright yellow tooth ;). Not sure the effect on real teeth but beware if you have fake ones!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Very true! But based on my research turmeric is cooling. To balance the heat from ginger and cinnamon, try the iced version!

  114. Arla says

    I love adding golden milk spices to my pancakes and drinking it on its own as well, but I’ve never thought of making a mix beforehand! So clever! Thank you! I’ve made it tonight and it was lovely. Will try it with my pancakes tomorrow :)

  115. BWinter says

    This is freakin delicious! I’ve struggled to keep this in my life daily but this is totally worth it. Love all your stuff!

  116. Penny says

    I’ve tried this recipe but find uncooked turmeric bitter. My recipe includes water and coconut oil brought to a boil to form a paste and honey is incorporated during the cooling process. I’m sure honey could be left out. It makes a quart so all I have to do is stir a Tbsp into my warm almond milk, tea or coffee! I love it!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, turmeric can be a little bitter. But when combined and balanced with the other spices, coconut milk and sweetener, it should actually taste more earthy. Is your turmeric still fresh?

    • Hannah says

      I just tried this recipe with almond milk and was not a fan either. I’ve had other golden almond milk (at a restaurant so I don’t know how it was prepared) that was delightful, so I’m not sure what the issue is. I’ll try once more with coconut milk on another day….

      • loh says

        Decided to experiment a bit… cocktails! This was a very good idea.

        1tsp of your golden milk mix
        25ml silver tequila
        25ml simple syrup
        25ml non-dairy milk (I used soy as I had it on hand, any will do I guess)
        1tsp aquafaba

        Shake with ice for at least 20 seconds to get some nice foam.
        I went for a coupe glass garnished with some candied ginger and fresh ground black pepper.

    • Luisa Beckman says

      I just made this and it’s almost gone. I made the spice mix as written, then made the iced version. I had only 1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk left (oops!) so I added 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk. It was creamy and delish!!! I can’t wait to try with just almond milk as it was just so thick with that coconut milk. I added a dash of nutmeg to this batch and used 1.5 tsp maple syrup. Dana, you are the best! This recipe rocks!

  117. Guillemette says

    I am writing this comment with my cup of golden milk right by my side. This recipe is awesome! I love golden milk and was just thinking yesterday how awesome it would be to have a mix of it ready for the craving, and my favorite recipe blogger comes with this.
    I made the hot version, only didn’t use a saucepan (I’m lazy like that) and instead I diluted the miw with water in my cup, then poured soy milk and put it in the microwave for a minute. Worked like a charm!

    • Emilie says

      I like the way you prepared it. I am lazy too! I will try with soy milk too as it is what I have on hand most of the time.

        • Katie N says

          I tried this (I’m also too lazy to make this on the stove), but I seem to still have a lot of the mix at the bottom of my cup, even after lots and lots of stirring. Do I need to get the liquid hotter? Any tips?

          • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

            Hi Katie! Did you mix the spices with hot water first before adding the milk? They can separate while enjoying, like any powdered tea or mix, so I tend to give mine an occasional stir mine throughout drinking.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I personally don’t like the taste with almond milk and prefer coconut. You can use either light canned or carton!

  118. Jennifer says

    As someone who is always looking for a nightime treat, this looks interesting. However, i am not familiar with your teaspoon measurements. For instance, .27 Tbs. Can you tell me how to convert? Thanks!

  119. V says

    Hi did you use fresh or ground ginger and turneric ? I use fresh and wanted to make sure the ratio would be the same. Thanks so much

  120. Hayley Morrin says

    I’ve always wanted to try golden milk – it seems so beneficial for the body and so powering. Would you say this could be/is a breakfast drink, or better for later in the day?

  121. Danielle says

    I feel like I’ve been waiting for this post for a long time!!! :) After seeing you post/talk about it on Instagram a while ago. Can’t wait to make this tonight! Thanks Dana!