Turmeric Latte aka Golden Milk recipe

A year ago I never thought I would say this, but there are 2 spices I just can’t imagine living without. And that’s turmeric and ginger.

There’s always a pot of fresh ginger tea cooking on my stove. It’s an amazing anti-inflammatory herb and can help with nausea and even arthritis.

Turmeric is yet another amazing anti-inflammatory spice.

How To make easy Golden Milk recipe. This warming hot drink is anti-inflammatory, vegan and sugar free! DIY by The Makeup Dummy

How To make easy golden milk recipe This warming hot drink is anti-inflammatory, vegan and sugar free! DIY by The Makeup Dummy

When I first heard about this power duo hot drink I knew I had to try it. I’ve now made my own sugar free, vegan golden milk version and I love it.

It’s the perfect warming drink to curl up with on the couch.

How to make anti-inflammatory Golden Milk: this version is vegan and sugar free! Easy recipe from The Makeup Dummy

The black pepper in this recipe is optional, but it does take this milk to a whole other level. Black pepper helps your body absorb all of the wonderful benefits of turmeric so much better. It also adds an extra kickto the recipe.

The cinnamon and vanilla add a sweet touch to the milk. You can add additional sweetner to taste like maple syrup or honey. But as a sweet tooth myself I find this recipe doesn’t need it at all!

When I saw these cute little fresh turmeric pieces at the farmers market I knew I had to try a fresh version of this golden milk as well. It won’t color the milk the same bright orangey yellow color as the version with the dried spices. But at the same time you’re not left with all those gritty spices at the bottom of the pan.

I love using this milk as a base for my overnight oats. Just add a teaspoon of peanut butter, some almond slivers and a handful of blueberries. Delicious!

You can also use it to substitute the milk in your coffee for an extra anti-inflammatory kick!

Golden Milk recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


With fresh ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk or other nut milk
  • 1 inch piece fresh turmeric peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 piece cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 piece vanilla bean
  • a pinch of crushed black pepper optional

With dried spices:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk or other nut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • a pinch of crushed black pepper optional


  1. Pour your (unsweetened) milk in a small cooking pot or sauce pan.
  2. Add your other ingredients, either your dried spices or the fresh ingredients. If you're using real vanilla bean, remove the seeds and add them to the mixture.
  3. Slowly bring to a boil on medium heat. Let it simmer for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. You can use a fine mesh sieve to catch the small pieces or spices. Enjoy!

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