Saffron Golden Milk

Golden saffron milk makes the perfect medicinal pairing with turmeric. Feeling sick or really need a pick-me-up? Look no further! Try out this drink recipe and you are sure to be feeling better in no time. If you wish to have your drink sweetened, add a teaspoon or two of honey to your drink.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 2 pods cardamom

  • 2 saffron strands (such as Zaran®), or more to taste


  1. Pour 1/3 cup milk into a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat until hot but not boiling, about 1 minute. Add turmeric, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, and saffron; stir until combined. Pour remaining milk into the saucepan and cook over medium heat until flavors blend, 3 to 5 minutes more.


Use any milk of your choice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
5g Fat
13g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 292mg 22%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 400mg 9%

* 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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