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Ayurveda Golden Milk

  • Author: Caitey Jay
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Cuisine: Indian


Ayurveda golden milk is at the top of my list when it comes to cozy drinks with huge health advantages. It's a dreamy blend of non-dairy milk, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper and coconut oil.


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  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 inches sliced fresh turmeric root or 2 teaspoons of ground turmeric powder
  • 1 inch sliced fresh ginger root or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp (a pinch) of black pepper, freshly ground
  • Maple syrup to taste (optional)


  1. Prepare turmeric and ginger if using fresh ingredients. Peel and slice ingredients. Alternatively, you can grate the turmeric or ginger using a zester. If you're using ground turmeric and ginger, skip to step 2.
  2. Combine almond milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and coconut oil in a small saucepan.
  3. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  4. Pour into a mug through a fine mesh strainer to remove any large chunks of spices.


  • If you're interested in making ayurveda golden milk lattes a party of your daily routine, you may want to consider buying or making turmeric paste. It's incredibly easy to make. You can make a jar in 15 minutes and store it the freezer for up to 3 months. You can find my recipe and additional ideas for using golden paste here.
  • If it's too bitter, tame by adding more ginger, vanilla or a natural sweetener. Turmeric bitterness is also reduced by simmering it. So, be sure to simmer for the full 10 minutes.
  • It can be easier to peel ginger and turmeric root using the edge of a spoon.