How to Make a Golden Milk Latte (Turmeric Latte)

This Golden Milk Latte recipe is easy to make ahead. When you want to enjoy a Turmeric Latte simply combine this healthy vanilla-scented turmeric concentrate blend with your favorite milk and enjoy warm or cold.

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I have a new nighttime obsession.

No, it’s not the newest season of the Real Housewives.

It’s this Golden Milk Latte. It’s warm, creamy and delicious, and flavored with vanilla, cinnamon and ginger. It’s basically like a hug in a mug. But the best part of? It’s super healthy for you because the same thing that gives this yummy beverage its stunning color is also packed with loads of health benefits. 

Golden Milk benefits

Curcumin, the active component in turmeric, has loads of health benefits, which makes it super beneficial. Here are some of the top benefits of drinking golden milk nightly:

  • Reduces inflammation (so it’s great for those with arthritis)
  • Supports brain functioning and improves memory
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves mood
Spices for golden milk latte.

What does it taste like?

  • Golden milk tastes rich and creamy and is delicately spiced. It’s a bit like eggnog or even a bowl of brown sugar oatmeal. The cinnamon really shines through, as does the vanilla.

Ingredients needed

  • Coconut Milk – I prefer to use full-fat coconut milk in this recipe. When opening the can, be sure to shake it first so that the solids and liquids combine.
  • Honey
  • Spices – Ground turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper (more on the pepper below).
  • Vanilla
  • Optional Add Ins – Star anise pod, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, cardamom.
  • To Serve – Your favorite milk. You can use almond, oat, soy or dairy milk.

If you’d like a sweeter latte, you can stir in some honey or maple syrup.

Tip: You will have leftover coconut milk after making the turmeric concentrate. You can either add the coconut milk to your coffee in the morning, or you can freeze it. Note that the coconut milk will separate when frozen. Simply use a blender or immersion blender to re-emulsify it.

Golden milk latte in mug next to concentrate and honey.

How to make a Golden Milk Latte

This recipe starts off by making a concentrate with coconut milk, honey, turmeric, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. Simply combine those ingredients and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

This recipe makes 1 1/4 cups of concentrate, enough for five golden milk turmeric lattes.

When you want to enjoy a cup, simply add 4 Tablespoons of the concentrate to a cup of warm (or cold milk) and blend or whisk to combine.

Tip: I love combining the golden milk concentrate with vanilla almond milk or oat milk to give even more vanilla flavor. It’s also delicious combined with traditional milk or soy milk.

Why black pepper?

  • Adding black pepper to golden milk actually increases your body’s ability to absorb the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin.

How long does it last?

  • This concentrate will last in the fridge for up to five days.

Is there caffeine in a golden latte?

As written, this recipe does not have caffeine. However, you can add a shot of espresso to your golden milk for an extra caffeine boost.

Three cups of golden milk latte.

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Golden milk latte in mug next to spices.

Golden Milk Latte

This Golden Milk Latte recipe is easy to make ahead. When you want to enjoy a Golden Milk Latte simply combine this healthy vanilla-scented turmeric blend with your favorite milk and enjoy warm or cold. 
5 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 lattes


Golden Milk Concentrate:

Optional Add-Ins:

To Serve:

  • 1 cup of your favorite milk (almond, oat, soy, etc. )


  • Whisk concentrate ingredients together until well combined. Store in the refrigerator for up to five days. You will have enough mix to make five turmeric lattes.
  • When ready to serve, blend or whisk 4 Tablespoons of the concentrate with 1 cup milk. Serve warm or chilled.


Makes 1 1/4 cups concentrate, enough for five Golden Milk Lattes. Store mix in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days.
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Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 18.7mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 2.6mg

This golden milk concentrate post was originally published in 2019. It was updated in 2023 to add new content. The golden milk recipe remains the same. Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “How to Make a Golden Milk Latte (Turmeric Latte)”

  1. 5 stars
    Even though golden milk has been popular for some time now, I’ve never tried making my own at home. Using coconut milk sounds delicious, and I can easily veganize the recipe with agave or maple syrup. Yum — thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time the other day. It tastes way better than it sounds once you read what ingredients are in the drink. I tried it cold and warm. Prefer it warm. And i switched the bolt house milk for bolthouse vanilla chi tea…delish 💋

  3. Newbie Question- it says to combine all the ingredients and then when ready add some of it to milk. With the canned coconut milk, won’t the mix we liquid already? Would you store the rest of it in the frig since you aren’t using it all? Just a little confused. Thanks!

    • Hi Gin – This recipe makes 1 1/4 cups concentrate, enough for five Golden Milk Lattes. You can store the mix in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days. It will solidify a bit in the fridge. When ready to enjoy, just mix it with your favorite milk. Hope that helps!

  4. Love love love it!! First time ever having it. I’m hoping it helps with all my ailments as I age lol. Thank you for sharing

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