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How to Make Golden Milk

Use this easy, homemade golden milk paste to create you own nourishing delicious turmeric milk tea.

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Golden milk tea is an ancient beverage used for it’s many health benefits. Keep the paste in the refrigerator to make it for yourself and your family in a hurry.

The Health Benefits of Turmeric – The Spice of Life

While there is no such thing as a miracle spice that can cure you of life’s ailments, a lot of research has been conducted on the benefits of adding turmeric to your diet.

One of the most popular reasons for consuming turmeric as a supplement or part of a regular diet is the belief in its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Chronic inflammation, oxidative stress and most chronic diseases are closely linked, and that antioxidant properties of curcumin [turmeric] can play a key role in the prevention and treatment of chronic inflammation diseases.Molecules (May 2015)

Have you ever heard of Golden Milk? It's not actually a dairy beverage. It's a nutrient rich drink with turmeric and spices in a coconut milk base. Learn how to make it in this post from Rootsy

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Yield: 3/4 Cup

Golden Milk Paste

Golden milk paste in a jar with spoon.

Make your own turmeric milk tea from a homemade golden milk paste stored in the refrigerator for quick and easy drinking.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



  1. Combine water, turmeric powder, black pepper in a small pot.
  2. Simmer over medium high heat until thickened. It should be a paste.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Whisk in the coconut oil until completely mixed.
  5. Store the cooled paste in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator.


To Make Golden Milk Tea:

Add 2 teaspoons golden milk paste to 2 Cups milk (any - cow, almond, etc.). Heat until warm over low heat - do not boil.

Sip slowly and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:


36 teaspoons

Serving Size:

2 teaspoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

We try but cannot 100% guarantee this nutrition information.

Bonus Golden Milk Recipe

If you’d like to add a bit more zing to your mug, try adding ginger root and honey! This is my favorite recipe to use during cold and flu season. The ginger soothes indigestion and upset stomach.

A glass mug full of turmeric milk tea sitting on a white napkin.

Remember your mom giving you ginger ale when you weren’t feeling well? That’s why! Honey coats the throat from irritation and soothes soreness you may be experiencing if you’ve been coughing.

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Make a paste as instructed above. Again, leave out 1 tsp. of paste for each serving of tea you plan to prepare.

  1. In a medium-sized pot, whisk together 2 cups of coconut milk and 1 tiny piece of ginger root (or a pinch of ginger powder) for every 1 teaspoon of paste.
  2. Slowly warm mixture over medium/low heat. Do not boil! Continue heating until you start to see steam rising from the pot.
  3. Remove from heat. If you used ginger root, you may wish to strain.
  4. Slowly stir in 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 pinch of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of honey per serving.
A glass mug of golden milk tea sitting on a white napkin with a jar of golden milk paste sitting behind it and text overlay.

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