Golden Milk Paste

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Jar of golden milk mix with two mugs of golden milk behind it

It’s no secret that golden milk is one of our favorite drinks! It’s nourishing, anti-inflammatory, and incredibly delicious.

We previously created a recipe for Golden Milk Mix to help get golden milk on the table fast. But what if there was an even quicker way to make perfect, creamy golden milk every time!? Behold, golden milk paste!

Large ceramic dish with ingredients for making golden milk paste

Golden milk* is a health-promoting tonic that has its roots in India and the practice of Ayurveda. And this golden paste is made with just 7 ingredients and requires only 10 minutes to prepare.

The paste uses the same spices as our golden milk mix (turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, and cloves), but includes coconut oil, maple syrup for sweetness, and a little water to make a paste that blends effortlessly into your dairy-free milk of choice.

And since it’s already sweetened, there’s no guesswork or sweetening to taste. Just heat milk, whisk in golden paste, and BAM — your golden milk latte is ready to enjoy!

*Note: learn about golden milk and its ancient history here. And find a more traditional recipe here.

Bowl of spices, coconut oil, and maple syrup for making vegan golden milk paste
Pouring vegan golden milk from our milk frother into mugs

We hope you love this golden milk paste. It’s:

Perfectly sweet
& Delicious

It’s perfect any time of day: a caffeine-free morning, afternoon boost, or comforting evening. If you’re into golden milk, be sure to check out our original Vegan Golden MilkGolden Milk SmoothieGolden Milk Macaroons, and Golden Milk Ice Cream!

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

Two mugs of creamy Golden Milk surrounded by anti-inflammatory spices

Golden Milk Paste

Crave golden milk but short on time? Try this 10-minute golden milk paste that puts creamy golden milk at your fingertips in minutes! Naturally sweetened, anti-inflammatory, and SO delicious.
Author Minimalist Baker
Jar and mugs of simple and delicious homemade golden milk
5 from 60 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 14 (1 ½ tsp paste/serving)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Indian-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 3 months
Does it keep? 1 Month



  • 4 Tbsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground ginger powder (plus more to taste)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon (plus more to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp ground clove (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil (fat helps increase the absorption of turmeric — if avoiding oil, reduce to 1 tsp or less and compensate with additional water)
  • 3-4 Tbsp maple syrup (or other sweetener of choice // or if you’d prefer, omit and sweeten golden milk to taste upon preparation)
  • 1-2 Tbsp hot water


  • 1 ½ tsp Golden Milk Paste (recipe above)
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (we find light canned coconut milk, cashew milk, or almond milk to work best here, our favorite being coconut milk)
  • More sweetener to taste (optional)


  • To make mix, add all spices (add-ins optional) to a small jar and shake or stir thoroughly to combine. Add melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and hot water (starting with lesser end of ranges) and stir until a paste forms. 
  • To make HOT golden milk, add 1 ½ tsp Golden Milk Paste and 1 cup dairy-free milk to a small saucepan and whisk to combine (amounts as original recipe is written // adjust if making more than 1 serving). Heat over medium heat until just hot/warm (not boiling). Taste test and add additional sweetener if desired.
  • To make ICED golden milk, add 1 ½ tsp Golden Milk Paste and 1 cup dairy-free milk to a glass jar with a lid and shake vigorously to combine. Place several large ice cubes in a serving glass, then pour the shaken golden milk over ice before serving.
  • Store paste in the refrigerator up to 1 month. Double the recipe if you intend to use it daily (it goes fast!). You can also store paste in the freezer by filling the wells of an ice cube tray according to your desired serving size.



*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated for 1 serving of golden milk (1 ½ tsp Golden Milk Paste and 1 cup canned light coconut milk) with the lesser amount of maple syrup used in the paste and no extra sweetener added to the golden milk.

Nutrition (1 of 14 servings)

Serving: 1 servings Calories: 165 Carbohydrates: 6.7 g Protein: 0.3 g Fat: 16.1 g Saturated Fat: 12.9 g Sodium: 16 mg Potassium: 72 mg Fiber: 0.9 g Sugar: 2.7 g

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  1. RM says

    I’m really excited to make this! I’m lucky to have access to fresh turmeric and ginger – any thoughts on quantity in place of the dried versions?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi, We haven’t tried this recipe with fresh, but keep in mind fresh ingredients won’t last as long and may require straining. Another reader mentioned using 1/4 cup grated ginger and 1/2 cup grated turmeric. Hope that helps!

  2. Diane says

    I used to make turmeric paste many years ago, but I lost the recipe so I decided to try this one. For my previous recipe, I remember heating up the ingredients in a pan on the stove to blend it all together and form a thick, smooth paste. For this recipe, I thought it would be an easy time saver to just mix it all in a jar. Instead it took longer to mix it, which may have something to do with the jar I chose to use. I had to add extra water and maple syrup. I also added vanilla extract when I heated it with the milk, and a spoon of honey. After doing all of that, it was very delicious.

  3. Liz says

    Such a good recipe ! Absolutely delicious, I added a little more ginger and cinnamon as i love the extra kick in the winter… I’m sure it helps me sleep better.

  4. Maunalei says

    This is so good! It was a little spicy for me originally (maybe it was the black pepper) but I just added more almond milk to my mug and it came out perfect! Thank you!

  5. Kymberli says

    I am so happy I found this recipe. I am having inflammation issues and my daughter recently introduced me to golden milk. I absolutely love love love this drink. I’m looking forward to better health. Thank you for this recipe. It is a game changer.

  6. Monica wells says

    I had golden milk at a coffee bar but didn’t like it at all. I saw this in IG and decided to try it. I am so glad I did. I didn’t have clove so I didn’t add that plus the coconut oil but it was still the best comforting warm healthy drink I have ever had. Perfect amount of sweet because I’m not a fan of really sweet things but this one is perfect because you can adjust the sweetness with your batches. I plan to drink this everyday for the next month. That’s how good it is. I was getting tired of coffee and now I have a new warm drink to look toward to!

  7. Kamie says

    Saw this recipe on Instagram and just knew I had to try it! It was really easy to make and tastes delicious. I used extra cinnamon and honey instead of maple syrup. Made an iced golden milk mixed with a little bit of cold brew and stevia and it was the perfect afternoon pick me up! Almost like a dirty chai, but spicier! Thanks so much for this recipe!