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Turmeric milk recipe

Turmeric Golden Milk Recipe

Melissa E. Nieves, LND, RD, MPH
Here's a super simple recipe for a warm, delicious cup of turmeric milk. It also includes fresh ginger for some added spice, plus black pepper for better curcumin absorption. Kick back, relax, and enjoy this soothing beverage.
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 servings


  • 2 cups milk or plant based milk alternatives
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric if you feel the flavor is too strong, start with half this amount
  • 1 (1") piece of fresh ginger, sliced
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper optional
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp honey optional
  • 2 star anise pods optional


  • Heat up the milk in a small saucepan at medium-low heat.
  • Add the ginger slices, turmeric, black pepper (if using), cinnamon, cardamom and star anise pods (if using), combining well.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes and add honey, mixing well.
  • Strain the milk into individual cups and enjoy warm.
Keyword Golden Milk, Healthy Drink, Healthy Recipe, Turmeric milk