Golden Milk

BY : PUBLISHED : May 10th, 2021 UPDATED: November 22nd, 2021

If you’re a true lover of comforting warm drinks, then this delicious Golden Milk recipe will be right up your alley! It is sweet, spicy, and mysteriously calming. The perfect drink to unwind after a busy and stressful day, if you’ve never tried it, you might become a new Golden Milk lover in no time! Want to learn how to prepare this healthy and cozy spicy milk? Let’s do it!

Closeup of plant-based golden milk in a dark green mug.

Magical Turmeric (disclaimer: we are not registered dietitians, please consult with your doctor or an RD if you want info about turmeric).

If you haven’t heard of all the amazing benefits that turmeric fosters, then we are happy to point out a few of the many reasons we adore it. Here are other interesting facts about this bright orange spice:

  • The magic component in turmeric is called curcumin and it is highly anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants
  • Curcumin is not easily absorbed by the body, but thankfully, that can be severely improved by pairing it with black pepper (like in this Golden Milk recipe!)
  • Curcumin is fat-soluble so make sure you pair it with a fatty ingredient, coconut milk would be great!
  • This amazing spice can help you improve heart health and brain function
    Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is great for people who suffer from arthritis

See? This mighty root is pretty powerful! Even though it seems impossible, it has so many more amazing qualities than we could list here. We highly encourage you to make it a part of your diet and enjoy these benefits for yourself.

A Great Alternative To a Latte

If a mid-afternoon latte is your go-to but then struggle with sleep later in the evening, then it might be a great idea to switch it for this warming Golden Milk instead. You’ll get the same cozy feeling and boost but without the overstimulation from the caffeine.

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Golden Milk

Toni Okamoto
This comforting Golden Milk can warm you from the inside out on those dreary grey days! Play around with the spices until you find your perfect mix!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drink
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 mug
Calories 121 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups of whole plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup agave will work
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon of ground ginger
  • Pinch of black pepper


  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, heat the plant-based milk, maple syrup (or agave), vanilla extract, ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and pinch of black pepper, and whisk regularly for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve when it’s hot to drink but not yet boiling.


Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 490mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 481mgIron: 1mg
Keyword golden, golden milk, milk, turmeric latte, vegan, vegan drink, vegetarian
Tried this recipe?Please tag us at @PlantBasedonaBudget! 🙂

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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