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Recipe: Ayurvedic Golden Turmeric Milk

Ayurvedic Golden Turmeric milk

Golden milk is a traditional Indian Ayurvedic drink made with turmeric, ginger, and black pepper. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and it is often used to boost immunity and support overall health. The traditional Ayurvedic golden milk recipe includes milk, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and a sweetener of your choice.

Here is a recipe for you to try:


  • 1 cup of milk (organic whole milk is recommended for higher quality) or non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of ground dry ginger
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or other natural sweetener of your choice


  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add the turmeric, ginger, and black pepper to the milk.

  3. Bring the milk to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Remove the milk from the heat and stir in the honey or other natural sweetner.

  5. Enjoy your golden milk!

You can also add other spices to your golden milk, such as:

  • cinnamon - pinch
  • cardamom - pinch, added just before removing the milk from heat
  • cloves - pinch, added after removing from heat, along with honey
  • ashwagandha - ¼ teaspoon, added along with turmeric before heating the milk. 

You can also experiment with different types of milk, such as almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk.

Here are some tips for making the best golden milk:

  • Use high-quality turmeric powder.
  • Use fresh ginger powder which has not been on the shelf for too long.
  • Grate your own dry ginger powder for the best flavor.
  • Add a pinch of black pepper to help the body absorb the turmeric.
  • Sweeten to taste with honey, coconut sugar, maple syrup, or another natural sweetener of your choice.
  • Enjoy your golden milk warm.

If you are drinking golden milk to boost your immunity, it is important to drink it regularly. Aim to drink one cup of golden milk per day.

You can also use golden milk as a base for other drinks, such as smoothies or lattes. Just add your desired ingredients to the golden milk and blend or stir until combined.

Golden milk is a delicious and nutritious drink that can help you stay healthy. It is a great way to boost your immunity, support your digestion, and reduce inflammation. 

Please note: This post is not medically qualified. This post is written by an Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner. If you have even the slightest doubt about any of these herbal teas and/or their ingredients, please consult with your doctor about them before using them. Please read the Disclaimer for more information.

by Prakriti Sattva – November 14, 2023

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