Golden Milk Latte

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This comforting golden milk latte is made with a warm blend of oat milk, aromatic spices, coconut oil, vanilla, and a touch of honey. It’s the ideal way to unwind and get cozy after a long day.

If you enjoy playing barista and making your own coffeehouse drinks, try my Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte or Matcha Latte for more delicious options!

A hand holding a glass mug filled with turmeric latte near a bowl of turmeric and cinnamon sticks.


Golden milk has been all the rage lately. Also known as turmeric latte, this caffeine-free beverage originates from ancient Ayurvedic traditions, where turmeric has long been celebrated. Traditional golden lattes feature a blend of milk and a mix of spices, most prominently turmeric, giving the beverage its distinctive golden color.

Over time, I’ve loved experimenting with this recipe to. I’ve swapped in oat milk, which adds a nice creaminess, but have also used whole milk and skim milk. Depending on my mood, I might sweeten it with a touch more honey or switch things up with maple syrup or brown sugar. The combination of spices in this latte commonly includes cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and sometimes nutmeg and cardamom. But, don’t hesitate to tailor the spice blend to your taste—it’s all about finding what comforts and tastes best to you!

Whether you’re in the mood for a warm, comforting cup of golden milk on a cold day or a cool, refreshing glass of iced golden milk to beat the heat, my go-to recipe never disappoints.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Gather the following simple ingredients to create your own turmeric milk at home. This list has everything you need to whip up this soothing, golden drink, ASAP.

  • Milk – You can make golden milk with unsweetened oat milk, whole milk, or your favorite plant-based milk. Water will also work.
  • Spices – In this turmeric milk recipe, I included ground turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper.
  • Vanilla extract – The vanilla provides a perfect amount of flavor and aroma.
  • Honey – Using a sweetener is optional—taste as you go and see if you want to add more. You could also substitute with your preferred sweetener if you’d like.
  • Coconut oil – We’re only using a teaspoon, but you can leave it out.

How To Make Golden Milk

For this Golden Milk Latte recipe, I’ve kept things super simple and easy. Follow these steps to enjoy your very own homemade version of this soothing turmeric tea.

  1. Infuse the milk with flavor. Whisk together the oat milk, spices, and vanilla in a small pot. Bring the mixture to a simmer and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain the milk. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a mason jar.
  3. Finish it off. Stir in the honey and the coconut oil. Serve.
Stirring turmeric latte in a large mason jar.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Simmer the milk. When warming the milk, avoid bringing it to a boil and aim for a gentle simmer.
  • Milk options. I use oat milk, but you can include your favorite plant-based or dairy milk.
  • Sweeten to taste. You can use more or less honey or a different sweetener, such as maple syrup or brown sugar.
  • Blend your own spice mix. Mix and match and create a spice blend that works for you.
  • Frothing. Use a milk frother to create a luxurious foam on top of your latte.
  • Make Iced Golden Milk. To make it iced, pour the golden milk latte over ice or pop it in the fridge for a few hours before sipping it down.
  • Make it in advance. To prep it in advance, allow the latte to cool, transfer it to a jar or an airtight container, and seal it closed. Store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
A glass mug filled with turmeric latte near a bowl of turmeric and other whole spices.

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve a golden milk latte with a bowl of these Easy Overnight Oats, my Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette, or my Spinach Quiche. You could also pair it with my Lemon Yogurt Cake, these Macadamia Nut Cookies, or my Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Golden Milk Latte

Comforting and delicious, this easy Golden Milk Latte is made with a warm blend of oat milk, aromatic spices, coconut oil, vanilla, and honey.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


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  • Infuse the milk with flavor. Whisk together the oat milk, turmeric, ground ginger, cinnamon, cardamon, black pepper, and vanilla extract in a small pot. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the milk. Place a piece of cheesecloth that has been folded over itself a couple of times over a large mason jar and strain the milk mixture through the cheesecloth.
  • Finish it off. Remove the cheesecloth and stir in the honey and the coconut oil.
  • Serve. Serve hot or chilled with ice.


  • Avoid boiling. Heat the milk to a gentle simmer to prevent curdling.
  • Choose your milk. While I use oat milk, you can also use whole milk or any other plant-based milk.
  • Sweeten to taste. Adjust the amount of honey to taste, or swap with your favorite sweetener.
  • Customize the spices. Keep the turmeric for color and benefits, but adjust the other spices, like cinnamon or nutmeg, to preference.
  • Add froth. A milk frother gives that cafe-style foam finish.
  • Enjoy it cold. This latte is refreshing when served over ice.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 494IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 354mg | Iron: 2mg

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