Authentic Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk Tea)

1 serving


15 minutes

total time


1/2 cup water

1 cup whole milk (almond, soy or coconut also work well though milk is traditionally used)

1/2 tsp turmeric powder (See Note 1)

1 green cardamom (slightly cracked open)

1 clove

1- inch piece cinnamon stick

3 black peppercorns

1 small star anise (optional)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 vanilla bean (scraped) (optional -, See Note 2)

1 thin slice fresh ginger (optional)

1/4 tsp ghee or coconut oil (optional -, See Note 3)

1 tsp honey, jaggery (gud), or sweetener of choice (plus more to taste)


Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring all of the ingredients except coconut oil/ghee and sweetener to a simmer.

Stir well and lower the heat to a low or low-medium (you want it to simmer but not boil). Cover with the lid ajar and allow the milk to simmer for 5 minutes, depending on how strong you want the flavor of the spices (up to 10 minutes).

Turn off the heat and strain into your cup. Stir in coconut oil/ghee (if using) as well as your sweetener. Delight in the warmth and comfort of therapeutic golden milk.


Serving Size



182 kcal

Total Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Unsaturated Fat

2.3 g

Trans Fat



29 mg


100 mg

Total Carbohydrate

20 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

18 g


9 g

1 serving


15 minutes

total time
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