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Turmeric Tea FAQs+−
- Where Do You Get Turmeric?
- What If I Don’t Like Turmeric/Pepper/Tea?
- Can I Omit the Honey/Maple Syrup?
- Can I Get Turmeric in my Diet Another Way?
- I Have ___ Health Condition or Am Pregnant/Nursing. Can I Drink This?
- Can Kids Drink Turmeric Tea?
- This Stained My Counter/Blender/Cup. What Do I Do?
- Can I Make a Big Batch and Keep it in the Fridge?
- Can I Use Fresh Turmeric Root?
Our family loves this golden milk recipe and it’s a favorite in our home. I used to mostly drink chamomile or green tea for their health benefits. But this tea with its earthy golden spice is perhaps an even more powerful (and soothing) remedy. Turmeric tea has been a staple in ayurvedic medicine for centuries. And golden milk is a tasty way to get the health benefits of turmeric!
Turmeric Golden Milk
You’ve probably encountered turmeric in Indian or Asian dishes. It’s easily recognized by its bright yellow (and I mean very bright yellow!) color.
Called haldi doodh in India, traditional turmeric tea is simply made with milk and turmeric. More modern versions of golden milk add everything from maple syrup to oat milk. Prepared this way with warming spices like cinnamon and ginger, even my kids love the flavor. It tastes similar to chai, but this particular recipe doesn’t contain cardamom.
We have this turmeric tea several times a week, depending on the time of year and what sounds good. I love drinking it, especially before bed. Golden milk aids relaxation and helps boost the immune system while sleeping.
Benefits of Golden Milk
Golden milk is more than tasty. Consuming turmeric supports digestion, immune function, and liver function. It may even offer protection from some types of cancer. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties make it popular for joint pain. It’s also been shown to protect heart and cardiovascular system health.
This tea maximizes the natural antioxidant power of turmeric because it’s served hot. We’re also combining it with other beneficial spices and a little bit of fat for better absorption.
There are several variations on how to make turmeric tea (given below). But here’s what you need to get the full benefits of turmeric. Heat, the turmeric itself, add fat for absorption, and black pepper to activate the turmeric.
Start with this base, and adjust spices and sweeteners to your satisfaction!
Which Milk to Use
Traditionally turmeric tea is made with hot cow milk. If your family is able to tolerate it, grass-fed whole milk adds a nice creamy flavor. Non-dairy milk options include almond milk, cashew milk, pecan, and oat milk. Coconut milk (not the canned kind, but this recipe) is another option that adds some healthy fats. Some people use plant-based soy milk, but it’s not something I personally use or recommend.
It won’t be as creamy, but you can even make this recipe with plain water instead of any milk at all. Bone broth is another great option for the base and you can omit the sweetener if you use broth. If you don’t use milk or broth, consider adding a tiny amount of some kind of fat (like butter or coconut oil) as it increases absorption.
Feeling really brave? Try using camel milk instead!
Golden Milk Recipe (Turmeric Tea)
- 2 cups milk (Use your favorite milk, or use bone broth in place of the milk for a more hearty tea)
- 1 tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch black pepper
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 tsp raw honey (or maple syrup, optional)
- Place all the ingredients (except the peppers) in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a small saucepan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
- Stir in the pinch of black pepper and cayenne pepper if using.
- Drink immediately.
- Turmeric has a natural, vibrant yellow color and may stain blenders and countertops. The color will eventually fade, but making a thick paste of baking soda and water and scrubbing the stain can help.
- This pre-made turmeric ginger broth is a perfect option if you choose to make this tea with bone broth.
Golden Milk Shortcuts
If you’d rather not mix up the spices each time you make tea, you can easily make a mixture of the spices and just add them to warmed milk when ready.
Option 1: Dry Golden Milk Mix
- 1/2 cup ground turmeric powder
- 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1-2 TBSP ground ginger
- ½ tsp cayenne (optional)
To use, add 2 teaspoons of this mix to 2 cups warmed milk of choice.
Option 2: Golden Turmeric Paste
Another reader, Rose, also shared this variation (thank you Rose!):
- 1/2 cup turmeric powder
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 5 TBSP coconut oil
In a stainless steel pan, combine water, turmeric, and black pepper. It should make a thick paste. Cook and stir for 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add coconut oil, using a whisk to fully mix in the coconut oil. Transfer to a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator.
To use, whisk 1 teaspoon of Golden Paste into 2 cups of warmed milk of choice. Add molasses, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to taste.
Turmeric Tea FAQs
This recipe has gained popularity over the years and I’ve received a few (hundred) questions about it. I created this list of commonly asked questions to address the most asked ones:
Where Do You Get Turmeric?
I order turmeric in bulk because I use it in many spice blends, beauty recipes, and this golden milk. Look for one that’s organic, non-irradiated, and has curcumin. The brand will often specify a percentage. I’ve ordered this one on several occasions.
For an even more convenient option, one of my favorite brands, Organifi, makes a delicious ready-made turmeric drink mix. It’s packed with superfoods to help with sleep, improve your immune system, and relax at night.
What If I Don’t Like Turmeric/Pepper/Tea?
This might still be worth a try, as it doesn’t taste like any of those. The black pepper is important here since it has piperine, a compound known to increase the benefits of turmeric.
Can I Omit the Honey/Maple Syrup?
Of course. I find it helps mellow out the strong flavor of the turmeric, but it’s not necessary. You can also use blood sugar-friendly stevia or nutrient-rich blackstrap molasses to get the benefits.
Can I Get Turmeric in my Diet Another Way?
Sure! But this is the tastiest in my opinion. If you aren’t into golden milk lattes or don’t want to take the time to drink them, just add the ingredients to any food, or take alone. For instance, throw some turmeric, black pepper, and olive oil on some roasted veggies to accomplish the same thing.
I Have ___ Health Condition or Am Pregnant/Nursing. Can I Drink This?
I always recommend talking with a doctor before consuming any natural remedy. The University of Maryland Medical Center reports it’s safe to cook with turmeric while pregnant and nursing. However, they caution turmeric supplements shouldn’t be taken without a doctor’s advice. Turmeric can interact with certain medicines.
Since golden milk has turmeric, consult with a doctor or midwife before consuming this if you’re pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition. Talk to someone who knows your situation before making a decision.
Can Kids Drink Turmeric Tea?
I give small amounts to my kids. Turmeric is a spice after all! They love the taste and love to help make it. But check with your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns before drinking this.
This Stained My Counter/Blender/Cup. What Do I Do?
I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the stains aren’t harmful and will fade over time. The bad news is that it will take some time. Using a baking soda water paste to clean the stain can help.
Can I Make a Big Batch and Keep it in the Fridge?
Sure! I’ve made up to half a gallon and kept it in the fridge. I find I enjoy it cold too, but you can also reheat it in a small saucepan. This turmeric lemonade is another delicious version to have on hand
Can I Use Fresh Turmeric Root?
Yes! It wasn’t often available where I used to live, so I used dry for this recipe. To use fresh, grate a 1-inch piece of fresh turmeric root into the recipe. This accomplishes the same thing. You may also want to strain it using a fine mesh strainer to remove any remaining pulp or pieces.
This article was medically reviewed by Madiha Saeed, MD, a board-certified family physician. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.
How do you use turmeric? Share your uses below!
Discussion (556 Comments)
I can’t wait to go home and make this, I got everything at home and been making teas lately. So if I don’t have a can, 3 cups of Coconut milk right?
I’ve recently been enjoying golden milk before bed. Ive been making it with raw cow’s or goat’s milk, but today I used homemade coconut milk because we are low on dairy. It was still good but not as creamy. The first few times I tried it (years ago) I used canned coconut milk and it was SO rich it made me nauseous. Glad I finally figured out how to enjoy it! I’m hoping that drinking this every day will reduce inflammation in my body and lower my CRP!
Great idea, I added a pinch of allspice and fresh ginger. Perfect winter drink!
Do you drink all 3 plus cups in the evening or just what you want to drink and refrigerate the rest?
Can’t wait to try this recipe. Is this only for one serving or more? Thank you.
Katie - Wellness Mama
It is for 2-4 servings depending on cup size.
Do you store the unused portion in the fridge?
I made mine with hemp milk and stored it in the fridge for 3 days covered with foil, it was fine to consume.. magical on top of honey cheerios.
Really tasty! Thought it was going to be hard to choke down but was actually very enjoyable. ?
Hi. I just made this recipe. The taste is great, but my issue is that the recipe says serves 4. Since I was the only one drinking I divided it by 4 and made 1 serving. Came out with 1/2 cup. Only 4 ounces. Is that correct? Thanks!
Yep. Not much is needed for the benefits 🙂
Hello! I’ve been following your blogs for a few years and absolutely love your website! I refer recipes all the time and use some of them myself, particularly the elderberry syrup. My husband and I just tried the turmeric tea last night. We loved it! We’re big tea drinkers. I wanted to check to see if we’re okay to summit the full recipe between each other on a regular basis or if that could be detrimental?
Thank you! 🙂
I’m making this Tumeric tea for the 1st time for my hubby who is Diabetic ‘n have peripheral neurophath I have Faith it will help him
This looks yummy! Could I just use cow’s milk? That is my milk of choice ????
Not yummy at all.!!!! Yuck
Of course you can but if you’re wanting to do this because it’s good for you then at least switch to raw milk. Pasteurized is horrible for you.
I’ve only tried making this with sweetened vanilla almond milk, but I don’t see what’s so terrible about using pasteurized milk. According to the FDA, pasteurization doesn’t significantly decrease the nutritional value of milk, nor does it cause any allergies to develop. Also, raw milk is 150 times more likely to cause foodborne illnesses than pasteurized milk.
Did you try it?
Would this work with fresh turmeric root? And if so, how much would I use in comparison to the powder?
While I haven’t tried the recipe (yet), I would think you could juice the turmeric root and add it that way.
I use fresh turmeric root just like the fresh ginger by grating about a tsp worth of each into about one and a half to two cups of coconut milk and heating until steaming (or tiny bubbles form along the edge of the pan). Strain the liquid through a mesh strainer and add raw honey to taste. Yum and healthy!
Thanks Gretchen, I just stocked up on the fresh roots. Nice to see the original recipe using the powder for when I run out. The first time I saw a recipe for this at all, they were using fresh roots but it seemed a bit complicated. Looking forward to trying it! 🙂
Fresh Turmeric is wonderful but stains really badly I blend a load of fresh roots in a high power blender with a little water and then freeze a whole batch in ice cube trays. It stains the blender orange but will wear off. I do the same with ginger, and fresh pressed lemon juice. That lasts me for a while in freezer. During the day I drink water with a cube each ot turmeric,ginger and lemon. Very nice.
I use a cube of this turmeric for golden milk. Fresh turmeric is so much nicer than the powder and doing it this way you only have the mess every so often
I read some where that using turmeric one has to use oil with it… Is that true?
I have not heard anything about oil but you do need to have add black pepper to it.
I’ve been told from an auyervedic practitioner that adding oil to warm tumeric milk helps lubricator the joints (almond or sesame was recommended).
Hi Heather, What is the purpose for the black pepper?
The black pepper helps with the absorbtion of the tumeric, it can make a heck of a difference to how much your body absorbs, about 80% apparantly.
I use Rosemary Gladstar’s recipe for Golden Milk, which does call for almond oil, though I’m not sure whether it is actually required as a medium. In her recipe you first make a paste out of 1/4 cup turmeric and about 3/4 to 1 cup water. Simmer on the lowest setting until it becomes a thick paste then transfer to a jar and store in the fridge until ready to use. Then use 1 tsp of the paste, 1 tsp almond oil, 1 cup milk and honey if desired. Mix in a blender. When I make the paste I also add 1 tbsp each of cinnamon, ginger, astragalus and ashwagandha. All of these herbs have strong anti inflammatory properties. I had a hysterectomy almost 2 months ago and I’ve been taking 1-3 glasses of Golden Milk per day in place of pain pills. I only took the pills for the first 2 days after the surgery. After speaking to other women who have had the surgery I have found that this is unusual to say the least. Many women are still in pain and taking pills months later.
Thanks for the additional information. I’m so happy to hear how much this has helped you! I have a bad back and absolutely love Golden Milk. You’ve given me another version to try. 🙂
So happy you found this for yourself Jen??
This is absolutely true, Turmeric is not water soluble, it needs a good oil or fat in order to be absorbed by the body. The freshly cracked black pepper increases the bioavailability of the active compound in the Turmeric.
Yes, just like pepper you need to add oil for a better absorption. I used cocunut oil
If using the canned coconut milk, you don’t need any extra oil. There is 10g of fat per serving in the canned stuff. I’m sitting here staring at the 1/4″ layer of oil floating at the top of my mug. Next time I think I’ll add more water than 1c.
Buy Spanish extra Virginia olive oil .(cold pressed). It’s the best!
Just try frothing the drink. The oil and the milk will emulsify and give you a delicious creamy froth. Trust me, you’ll be wanting for more.
I love sprinkling it on oven-baked sweet potatoes, along some cinnamon and a pat of grass-fed butter! Delish!
This looks amazing, thanks for sharing! Can you do this with almond milk or raw milk too?
Katie - Wellness Mama
Is this safe to give to the kiddos ..mine are ages 2 and 5?
My daughter drinks turmeric every day – she is 5. It has healed the autoimmune response she had to strep. My nieces drink it daily as well and it has relieved them of eczema.
How does she drink it? Mixed with what? I like the milk idea but it’s laborious for everyday.
Was her autoimmune response PANDAS by chance? My son has PANDAS which is why I ask.
Hi Angela & Erin, I don’t know how to reply to your replies, so I’m just replying to mine and hopefully you will be able to read it.
My daughter does have PANDAS Erin – are you on any of the support groups on FB? How old is your child? It literally reduced her symptoms by 90% to start on turmeric – it took about a week and it was the worst flare up she has had yet. She does take pills sometimes too as she does get tired of the taste of the tea.
Angela – she actually just drinks hers using the powdered spice (1 tsp) mixed with honey and cinnamon and warm water. And I’ve tried the milk method and actually prefer just drinking it with water also.
can you sub regular milk instead of the cocanut im alergic and have goute arthritis trying to stop taking toxic meds
I wanted to tell Mike above me that he should not be subbing this for regular milk– and should not be drinking milk at all! Dairy is terrible for those with gout.
I gave it to my son when he had Impetigo, and it seemed to clear off more than when I rubbed him with oregano oil. And I gave him only a few droppers at a time. He didn’t have to consume like a cup full
Thanx for the recipe I add a tablespoon of Ovaltine powder to the mix above
I sleep so well
by using turmeric and taking the pills (from Swansons) I have reduced pain pills for 8 a day down to just two ( so can I get out of bed… I’m an invalid ) I share your post so everyone of my friends can benefit too
Um you might want to check the ingredients in Ovaltine!
My guess is not good.
Actually, Ovaltine isn’t that bad! You’d be surprised. It’s much better than Hershey’s Syrup or Nesquick. I allow my children to drink it instead of chocolate syrup.
This Golden Milk recipe helped me when I had the flu a few weeks ago. I didn’t use Ovaltine, but I appreciated knowing that I could. Thanks, Ann. Hope you are feeling well.
I started using for post chemo bone pain; 2000mg b.i.d. I wasn’t sure it was working so I stopped taking it. When pain got worse, I realized that it must have been helping and started it again. Now I take 4000mg b.i.d. It really helps alot. I take it with black pepper and coconut oil. I am also hoping that it will prevent my breast cancer from returning, as I refuse to take Tamoxifen or anastrozole. I also take dandelion root (1000 mg caps. q.i.d.)
I was just able to find fresh turmeric root today. I am researching different ways to consume it. Seeing how others take it. I am optimistic. I like this group.
I just found tumeric root at Whole foods market.
I’m a member of ‘turmeric user group UK’ where loads of info’ is available. It has been found that turmeric powder is more potent than the root. Also cooking the turmeric on simmer for 7 to 10 minutes releases the curcumin to optimum levels. Freshly ground black pepper releases piperine which increases bioavailability, makes it easier for the body to absorb.
what about with regular milk?
Personally I would not use dairy milk as it is not good for your health. There are many plant based milks that are much better for you. You can get coconut milk or almond milk in cartons and they are so easy to use. Xx
I haven’t found a plant based milk i like.
Raw milk is the ticket, if u can get it. I’m lucky enough to be 10 miles away from a large Amish population and I can get it from a couple of licensed folks. The taste difference is incredible! Like a vanilla milkshake and all of the nutrition hasn’t been “pasteurized” out of it. It actually has a layer of cream on the top (just like when I was a child -I’m 56). Real milk heals. Probably why the medicine cal me industry either hasn’t been educated on it or they’re withholding that info. Google something like raw milk versus pasteurized milk. You’ll be shocked when u find out whats being sold to the,average consumer!!
How about soya milk?
I am really curios about the coconut milk. Is it possible to use almond milk or rice milk instead?
Yes…I used the almond milk!##
I am lactose intolerant so I do not drink cows milk. I am sipping Tumerick and ginger tea with the vanilla flavored coconut milk as we speak. It is delicious!
I heard soy milk is the worse?? poor digestion etc true???
Try oat milk…higher protein then almond or coconut milk
Hello. I was wondering if the milk could be warmed up in the microwave instead of stovetop
I couldn’t find a nut milk I liked either and I think I think I became allergic to coconut (???). All contain gums and other stuff. Then I found Malk. Oh my! We buy pecan but they also have cashew and almond. They are made from organic raw sprouted nuts and water. Pecan has a little maple syrup added so I don’t use much (yeast issues, I’m cheating!). I sometimes find it on clearance at Kroger, normally $7, on sale for $3.
Katie, do I supposed to drink it all at the same time or keep it refrigerated and use just a part? It would be more than two cups total….
hello i see u said that almond milk and or raw milk can be used too subsitute the coconut milk would it be ok to subsitute with coconut oil and if so how would i go about making the tumeric milk with it and what kind of coconut oil should i use and how much let me no and thank u much
I am sorry… I’m not clear on what you want to use the coconut oil as a substitute for.
im srry im talking about making tumeric tea would it bo ok to use extra virgin coconut oil instead of any kind of milk if so how much should i use and how should i make it could i use your tumeric tea recipe but use the coconut oil let me no thank u so much
Thanks for this recipe which I’ve been using. However I just heard there might be different types of turmeric, one for cooking and one for medicinal use, is this true?
Jimmy, it would be great mixed with coconut oil and added to chicken or anything. I don’t think you’d want to drink that much melted coconut oil though.
But am curious to know what to use if you are allergic to coconut and nuts
Try rice milk. It works well also.
Shall give that a try. Thankyou
The recommended dose is 1 tsp of turmeric daily. This tea yields 3 cups. Do you drink the 3 cups in a day? If so, do you save it in the fridge and then drink it throughout the day?
I make golden milk with organic raw milk I get a local dairy. I first make a turmeric paste and use about a teaspoon in my milk with little spice, and sometimes a little maple syrup. I also put a little turmeric paste in my power smoothie in the morning. I really stops the pain of arthritis… it works!! 😉
looking for the recipe for the paste
Just heat it in a pan, and refrigerate – use about a tsp at a time and it can last a couple weeks:
1/4 cup of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
1/2 cup of filtered water
You must add an oil for best results. either coconut or olive oil.
have you ever had a problem with mold on it in the frig? All ingredients are fresh and there isn’t anything there that I think should cause mold, but it is there !!
1/4 cup or tsp?
1/2 cup Organic Turmeric Powder
1/2 cup clean water (no fluoride)
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
5 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
In a stainless steel pot cook together: Water, tumeric and black pepper until it forms a thick paste, stir and cook for 7 to 10 min. Remove from heat and add virgin coconut oil, using a whisk to fully mix in the coconut oil. Transfer to glass jar with a lid and store refrigerator.
1 tsp. Golden Paste
2 cups Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
1/8 tsp. Vanilla (Optional)
Molasses to taste.
Pinch cinnamon (Optional)
In a stainless steel pot-gently heat, but do not boil, milk with 1 tsp paste. Use whisk
Add molasses and vanilla and cinnamon to taste.
Pets like the golden paste too. ^..^
thanks for this! going to try it, but two cups of coconut milk per serving? the full fat kind? the organic, full fat, no BPA free can is several dollars so I can’t imagine being able to do that every night …. and it just sounds like it would make sooo much! help … so need to do this. thank you!
Sounds great, will try it.
I make my own organic products where possible, I make turmeric paste from fresh organic turmeric root. When blended properly it should be as smooth as mustard and has a fresh taste instead of the rank taste of the powder. Then I use it in cooking, salad oil mixes, etc. Refrigerate in sealed, last several weeks.
Place the following into blender and add filtered water if needed to get right consistancy. Enjoy
1 cup fresh organic roots cut into small pieces
1/2 cup organic oil Olive or Coconut
1/4 cup organic raw vinegar (or fresh lemon juice)
1 tablespoon of black pepper
1 tablespoon of raw sea salt
Do you make the golden milk tea with it? Would Braggs apple cider vinegar be okay? Does turmeric need to be heated to get best benefit?
Patty, will you share your recipe for Tumeric paste with me, I’d love is, thank you in advance ?
thank you I need to try this. I suffer from osteoarthritis is both of my knees and have a hard time with the pain and often cannot sleep because of it. Is this milk safe to drink with arthritis medication? Thanks for all the great information about making this milk.
I made it with almond – delish!!
I love this idea! I’m not a huge fan of turmeric in foods but this would be a great way to get the benefits of turmeric for those who don’t like curries.
Yea but, who doesn’t like currry? 😛
I don’t like curries… I guess I am an alien. Lol
I don’t like it either:-)
I can’t even stand the smell of curry.
I just made this and I can’t believe anyone can drink this stuff! Was so in hopes I could get the benefits by drinking a cup a day but I don’t do bitter! Yikes!!!!
Bitter?? I think something went wrong! When made correctly (and with fresh spices) it should taste similar to a chai latte with a little spicy bite in the finish from the black pepper. Did you add honey?
Did you add honey & coconut oil? Try it again with less of the powder mix…. it’s just so good!
I added a few drops of vanilla extract and drank it cold. So good!
I just made it ugh. I did not put in processor when I made dry powder form. May need to do that. Did not blend well with ilk. So strong
Turmeric is bitter tasting, but the bitter taste is removed by first boiling the turmeric to make a paste.. To make turmeric paste, add 1/4 cup turmeric to 1/2 to 1 cup water. Place ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for 7-10 minutes. Bring o a slight boil, then turn down to simmer. Stir often. Boiling temperatures destroy the health benefits of the turmeric. Remove from the heat and let it cool. When cool, refrigerate or freeze. Refrigerated turmeric paste older than 40 days old can develop a metallic taste, so don’t make large batches. If you want to freeze the paste, measure 1 teaspoon amounts onto a paper plate or sheet of parchment paper and place in the freezer. When frozen transfer into another storage container with a tight fitting lid or into a zipper top bag. Remove one piece of frozen turmeric paste per serving of Golden Milk.
I may be speaking sacrilegiously here, but since I live in a semi-tractor hauling freight I cook a bit differently.
I cut the spices by half, all of it is organic. Input half a cup of unsweetened vanilla coconut milk into a ceramic cup, added the ground spices (turmeric, cinnamon, ground black pepper, ginger) and molasses, along with about a teaspoon of coconut oil. I mixed the ground spices as well as I could, with lots of little balls of the turmeric left. Put it in the microwave for a minute, pulled it out and mixed again, cooked another 30 seconds, mixed again, another 30 seconds, another mixing. Then I put it on defrost to keep it hot, and ran it for 10 minutes. At that point it was hot, but had not boiled, everything was mixed with no little balls of turmeric. I added more milk to it and heated it for another 30 seconds and VOILA! golden milk drinking time. Not at all bitter, not a sugary sweet drink, but a nice pleasant smooth drink.
Good luck with it.
Maybe use less turmeric & increase the honey? You can work up to it or not.
Use coconut milk
Please tell us you only used 2 teaspoons of this mix, and that you didn’t add the entire batch to 2 cups of milk? This is a yummy recipe. Add a tbsp of matcha green tea for an energy boost in the morning. 🙂
Add more black pepper and ginger root. Try tea. Steep inch of turmeric root, inch of ginger root. Boil and steep. Add black pepper to tea for absorbtion.
You do realize that other people have different preferences and taste, yes? I’m sorry that you didn’t like it, but “I can’t believe anyone can drink this” is a bit much.
Me – I hate curry so I’ve never eaten Indian foods.
Lance, you’re cheating yourself. Indian food has a million foods that aren’t curried.
All curry is is a dish prepared in sauce. So basically all of you are saying you don’t like sauce. If you don’t like one curry, go on to the next. There are hundreds of different types of curries. If you say that you don’t like curry because you tried just one and didn’t like it, that’s like saying you don’t like all fruit because you only tried a banana and didn’t like it.
Curry is something you can make yourself….. as a person who is not a huge fan of hot or overly spicy foods… i learned to make the curries myself…. MUCH less cayenne and cumin makes any curry GREAT in my book…. try it!
Agree with you Bailey!! I can’t imagine my life without the 100 different curries I make 🙂
turmeric and curry is two different spice
I would never eat my mum’s curries as a child and existed 50 years without one. But then I started cooking ‘exotic’ dishes and realised what I didn’t like was the smell and taste of purchased curry powder. Honestly, do yourself a favour and make a curry at home that includes the spices without a curry powder or curry leaf. I can’t go a week without one now!
Sounds and looks delicious. Thank your for sharing.
I made this recipe and it’s delicious! I am loving the benefits I am having from incorporating turmeric in my daily life!
I noticed that several people asked about how much of the golden tea you are supposed to drink in a day but i haven’t seen the answer yet. A whole can of coconut milk every day seems pretty excessive and fattening, no?
I’m ready to try a batch but hoping i can drink several small portions throughout day and refrigerate to use next day?
maybe the paste is the best way to go…then you can get your 1 tsp of turmeric with less liquid.
Tumeric is used in Hawaii to cleanse the kidney, liver and colon .. It also clears plaque in the veins. Cleansing is good however depending on what your diet maybe such a cleansing may have an impact that your not ready to experience. Start gradually and see how your body reacts .. It’s different for everyone.
I’m interested in this potion so will you give me an example of the type of effects when you say, “impact your body’s not ready to experience” …. like gastrointestinal or what?
Ty – LDry
I’m assuming from reading experience basically like a detox or “healing crisis” – in other words – potentially diarrhea or maybe even a sore stomach. This often happens if u start to cleanse your body of toxins at a higher level suddenly, which is why often dosage suggestions say to start small and build up.
I am looking forward to detoxing after 3 months holiday eating a Southern States diet!! Soooo much sugar, meat and processed food.
Your body may go through a detox, which may manifest itself in any number of ways, hence you should start with small doses (quarter teaspoon X 3 daily) increasing every 5 days until you have the desired affect, then stay at that dose. Some people take 2 teaspoons 4 x daily, it depends on the individual.
It leaves the system after 6 hours so 3 or 4 doses daily is recommended.
The black pepper should be freshly ground as it loses its piperine (the essential part) very quickly.
I made it for the first time last week and used about 3/4-1 t of numeric. It made me so sick- I threw up around midnight until my stomach was empty. It burned my throat horribly. Only tumeric in food or capsules for me from now on.
Omg the same happened to me. Burned my throat, didnt seem that hot until I swallowed. Then 4 hours later I woke up sweating like crazy and then I threw up for an hour
I wondering if that’s an allergic reaction which, according to researcher Dr. Hulda Clarke, all allergies are indication of toxic liver, regardless of age. It could be worth it to try again, but only do a quarter of it. Then if there’s no response you can slowly increase it over a week or two.
I make a paste with 1 tsp. of turmeric and avocado oil (you can use any oil you like. Then I wash it down with a strong tasting yogurt.
Then I swallow 2 whole peppercorns. I find this easy and quick!
Took your great tip one further: your avocado oil inspired me to mash a tsp of turmeric with a small avocado, lime juice, black pepper, olive oil, chives, cilantro, and a little salt. Served on a grilled corn tortilla. Super tasty!
Going to try your version
Totally screen shot that idea!!!
Great idea!!!!!! I’m going to add corn to my grocery list!!
How much o each ingredient?
That sounds a lot simpler. I must give this a try. I will use coconut oil. Thank u.
I do something similar, only leaving 2 spoons to wash. I place 1 tspn. of coconut oil in my mouth and hold it there. Then place 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric in my mouth. Close mouth and mash/mix them together with my tongue, then swallow and chase with water (or drink of choice). Goes down easily!
I am going to swap the Coconut Milk for unsweetened Almond Milk which only has 30 calories a cup. healthier alternative.
You need milk with a significant fat content to absorb all of tumeric’s benefits.
Please look up the benefits of coconut oil. There are studies showing that adding 4 TBSP of coconut oil to your diet a day, while lowering other oils will cause you to lose on average 8-13 lbs of body fat (men, were found to lose 13 lbs…women 8). Coconut oil is a medium chain triglyceride and the liver sends it directly to be used as energy, while other fats, long chains, are immediately stored as fat. Forget everything you were ever taught on Coconut oil. It was all wrong. Coconut oil IS the healthiest oil along with Avocado. Olive Oil is in that group as well, but upon learning that the Mafia has taken over olive oil production and now mixes it with cheap chemicals….I won’t even touch it anymore.
This post lists some of the benefits of coconut oil: https://wellnessmama.com/5734/coconut-oil/
If you have concerns about olive oil from Italy or etc..don’t forget olive oil from right here California Olive Oil is fantastic…
As long as the olive oil is cold pressed you are ok. No chemicals should be added to that. There is also very good domestic cold pressed coconut oil!
Seagate makes their own olive oil from their own organic trees and in USA. Not mafia involved! Have used their products for years.
You also have Spanish Olive Oil, it is the best of the world. They are extraordinary organic Spanish olive oils and no Mafia is getting the hand of it. The best of the best.
There are different kinds of milk. Hemp milk goat milk almond milk etc… You choose
You could use any kind of milk, it doesn’t have to be coconut milk. Fresh, whole milk and almond milk are also great options. And don’t worry about the fat! More and more we are learning how nutritious and essential fat is. You could drink this tea daily for it’s health benefits.
So you can make head of time ? So could I make 1/2 gallon put in frig. And heat when needed?
It says it serves four.
dont use the tin milk use the ones in a carton near the regular at most large supermarkets
You do not need to make a whole can, just use 1 cup. I have been making this drink for 2 years.
You do not need to use a blender.
I use almond milk and heat it on the stove using a whisk.
The evidence is finally emerging that saturated fats are great for you, so I wouldn’t worry about one can of coconut milk a day! I would feel good instead! You only need to be aware of non-organic, the container type, (bpa free etc) and any possible additives.
Here’s the latest of dozens I’ve read over the last few years.
You’re using canned coconut milk? Bad idea. Suggest you make your own if you don’t want to use already made in the tetra pak.
a whole can? Are you using Cream Of Coconut milk instead? Because in regular coconut milk in the aseptic container, 1 cup is 70 calories, about the same amount as in skim milk
What brand of coconut milk are you buying that has only 70 calories? I have Thai Kitchen coconut milk, unsweetened, and it has 120 calories per 1/3 cup serving. 110 of those calories are fat. The ingredients list says coconut water and guar gum. I have no idea why quar gum is in it.
Rosemary, it is an emulsifier and stabilizer. There are studies showing it causes gut permeability and other issues. When I was drinking coconut milk I finally started making it from organic shredded coconut whizzed in the blender with water (takes a few minutes). It’s really easy to make a big batch and keep it in the fridge. I liked that it had no additives. I discovered that coconut was raising my blood pressure 🙁 That’s the only reason I stopped.
A cup a day or every other day first thing in the morning. Or a cup after a workout?
This is an excellent recipe. I added about a tablespoon of maple syrup, maybe a little more. I also did not make my own coconut milk. The cayenne and black pepper give it a nice little zing. I would try it with almond milk and add a little coconut oil, not so much for flavor but for the health benefits of the coconut. It’s reminiscent of a chai latte. Great recipe.
The honey helps to offset the taste of the turmeric.
I don’t like curry, but turmeric doesn’t taste like curry. I cook with turmeric and I put turmeric in my smoothies and green juices. It’s not the same taste as curry. Turmeric turns my rice a beautiful tasty golden color. I use it in stir fries. I just don’t like it in oatmeal. lol
It’s a chilly, damp morning and I am drinking this as I write…makes my insides feel warm and cozy!
I make up my coconut milk from a package that I purchase at a health food store. It is shipped in packages of six so when I purchase six packages I receive the “bulk” discount. I dissolve it in double the amount of hot water to stretch it further and it still tastes plenty creamy! When you think about it, this drink ends up costing around the same as the unhealthy coffee shop drinks, so I feel good knowing I am spending that money to bring healing to my entire body!
I also added a pinch of pink salt and a 1/4 tsp. of Cardamom…another native Indian spice that has MANY healing properties as well as adds another layer of exotic warmth to the taste. This is definitely going to be a staple drink for me…thanks so much for posting the recipe.
What benefits do the ginger have? I’ve not seen any mention of that. I find it’s a very strong taste
This golden milk recipe is SO GOOD! I was scared to try a turmeric beverage, because some people have said it isn’t good, but man!! I’ll be drinking it every night at bedtime. It’s that good. The honey offsets any bitterness from the spices. Better than hot cocoa in my opinion! 🙂
I add turmeric to my shake every morning! I am a teacher and today I woke up feeling a cold coming on so I added turmeric to my coffee with liquid heavy whipping cream and pumpkin spice. I try to stay low carb, low sugar. Fingers crossed, no time to be sick!
I make mine with a banana half milk and half coconut water and blend it. Bananas and coconut water also good for sleep, it’s delicious!
You don’t need tumeric in curries its optional
I always add Coconut oil honey and vanilla extract. When I want to get fancy, lucuma, Maca and cardamom fit nicely.
yo can add chocolate or coco mix to improve taste. I add a couple of tbs. of Stephens candy cane mix. Still works & Tastes great
Me too. It’s not my favorite flavor. But I do love golden milk. I have made it by the gallon and drank it cold too, or reheated it. I make the paste, freezing some in silicone molds storing in baggies, and putting the rest in a jar in fridge. I’ll take a big scoop, about tbsp or so and add it to my gelatin/green powder drink, which is very unpleasant. But with the paste it all mellows together and is at least drinkable. I’ve wondered if I could add blackstrap molasses’ it might make it actually good. But I’m not sure if the minerals should be taken with the greens. I don’t know why not, but… still not sure.