Turmeric Golden Milk with Turmeric Paste


This golden milk made from turmeric paste soothes a cold or sore throat and helps you to sleep better. Warm and delicious, it's great just before bed every evening. This recipe for turmeric paste yields enough for a few weeks. Store in the refrigerator, and reheat it in small amounts as needed.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


Turmeric Paste:

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon water, or as needed

Golden Milk:

  • 2 cups almond milk

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon raw honey


  1. Make paste: Combine 1/2 cup water, turmeric, and pepper in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, 7 to 9 minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon water and continue cooking until thickened into a paste, 7 to 9 minutes. Allow to cool completely, 15 to 20 minutes. Store turmeric paste in an airtight glass jar in the refrigerator.

  2. Make milk: Whisk together almond milk, 1 teaspoon turmeric paste, coconut oil, ginger, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Place over low heat until hot, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in honey. Strain milk mixture into 2 mugs.


Use soy, coconut, or rice milk if preferred.

Use maple syrup, stevia, or coconut sugar instead of honey if preferred.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of turmeric. The actual amount of turmeric consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
6g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 255mg 20%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 561mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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