Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe Reduce Inflammation, Joint Pain and Boost Your Immune System with this Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe 2 Servings 2 Cups of Coconut Milk 1/2 Teaspoon of Turmeric Pinch of Black Pepper 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 1/8 Teaspoon of Nutmeg 1/8 Teaspoon of Clove 1/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract 1-2 Tablespoons of Raw Honey

Turmeric Milk Recipe (Golden Milk)

Turmeric milk (aka golden milk) helps to reduce inflammation, joint pain and boosts the immune system.

Reduce Inflammation, Joint Pain and Boost Your Immune System with this Golden Milk Recipe

Golden turmeric milk is a powerfully anti-inflammatory & nourishing beverage packed with antioxidants.

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a golden-yellow spice originally from India.

It is one of my favorite all-time, multi-talented remedies for many different ailments. It can be used as an anti-inflammatory for people suffering from arthritis, joint pain, and muscle pain. It also aids in digestion, works as an anti-parasitic, and anti-bacterial.

One problem with turmeric is its low levels of bioavailability. This is why we add black pepper to the recipe! Black pepper enhances bioavailability of Turmeric, making it easy for your body to absorb the curcumin.

This turmeric milk recipe is an amazing drink my family and I enjoy drinking before bed. I always sleep so well when I make this in the evenings.

Update: Try this dry golden milk latte mix recipe here!

Reduce Inflammation, Joint Pain and Boost Your Immune System with this Golden Milk Recipe

Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk Recipe)

Yields 2 cups of golden milk.


  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Raw Honey


  1. Warm coconut milk in a small sauce pan over low heat.
  2. Mix in turmeric, spices, vanilla and honey.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Pour into two cups and enjoy!

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5.0 from 6 reviews
Golden Milk (Turmeric Tea Recipe)
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 Cups of Coconut Milk
  • ½ Teaspoon of Turmeric
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ⅛ Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • ⅛ Teaspoon of Clove
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Raw Honey
  1. Warm coconut milk in a small sauce pan over low heat.
  2. Mix in turmeric, spices, vanilla and honey.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Pour into two cups and enjoy!



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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
37 comments… add one
  • Nilannawen October 28, 2017, 7:37 pm

    I’ve recently been been diagnosed with spondylitis and heard golden milk helps ease the pain and inflammation. Tried a few recipes and this is definitely the best!

  • Janet Evans August 18, 2017, 3:04 am

    can you use oil of cloves instead of cloves?

  • mergatroid May 11, 2017, 7:23 pm

    Yum! I just made this Golden Milk and it is delicious. I added some fresh grated turmeric root (looks similar to ginger root) I also added some Silk coconut milk for coffee to it, it was a bit too thick at first.
    So easy and so tasty!
    I’ve been adding fresh grated turmeric root to almost anything; salad dressings, sprinkled on a salad, in muffins for a pop of colour, the list goes on… and now Golden Milk! Note: grating fresh turnmeric root stains things yellow, I bought a separate tiny grater for it and try not to get it on me or the counter!

  • Barbara Beaver April 23, 2017, 2:10 am

    Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  • Marjorie March 21, 2017, 2:49 pm

    Looking forward to trying golden milk.

  • Yvonne February 24, 2017, 3:32 am

    This golden milk looks amazing- am definitely going to try it!
    Looks like 5*

  • Judy February 23, 2017, 10:49 am

    I wish to try this with Almond Breeze (30 calories). I am fearful still of coconut milk with my anorexic past, however, I have tried, LOVE, & keep my freezer stocked with Tiffany’s chocolate recipe candies using coconut oil…love, love love! I have always been underweight, however in last 4 yrs of serious therapy I have developed a much unwanted menopausal belly. I thought coconut oil was supposed to help you to lose your belly fat. At 55, I am living, breathing proof to the contrary. But, about the Almond Breeze…successfully substitutable?

  • Connie Hannah February 22, 2017, 6:12 am

    I have tried this recipe for Golden Milk and it is really delicious and a nice drink to have before bedtime. 🙂

  • Karen Heinemann February 17, 2017, 6:03 am

    Can you use dairy milk for this recipe instead of coconut milk?

    • Nilannawen October 28, 2017, 7:39 pm

      I used half coconut and half dairy to make it a bit thinner. Turned out great!

  • Kari December 8, 2016, 8:43 am

    Can you give this to a 2 and half year old?

  • Pauline November 28, 2016, 10:34 pm

    Just tried this recipe. Delicious. I heard so many great things about termeric. Looking forward to a good night’s rest.

  • Valerie Ward November 12, 2016, 6:07 am

    I have acid reflux and read somewhere that anyone with stomach problems should not use tumeric. Do you know if this is true, would really like to try this tumeric milk.

    • Sandi February 21, 2017, 2:05 am

      I have an esophageal hernia and I have been taking omeprisol
      (Prilosec)for 15 years……I do not take it any longer……drinking golden milk has literally freed me from the medication. I can’t imagine where you got the idea that you couldn’t use turmeric for digestion…..

  • Priscilla October 22, 2016, 6:07 pm

    I just made these and they were easy to make and taste great! Thanks

  • Lisa September 29, 2016, 5:47 pm

    Where can I buy tumeric?

  • Michelle Rogers February 16, 2016, 1:28 pm

    How do you get round the fact that it can stop the absorbtion of iron in the body?

  • Shannon February 8, 2016, 2:37 pm

    Silly, silly question I am sure, but you say to pour into two cups. Is that two cups for me or one to share??? ?

  • Noornissa January 23, 2016, 8:15 am

    Im excited about this;lookin forward to all the lovely recipes.

  • Ronald Monteiro December 10, 2015, 8:24 am

    Hi Tiffany… A Q for u… Can I use coconut powder instead of fresh coconut water ???
    Thank You

  • Daisy December 3, 2015, 12:11 pm

    Can this be made in a larger quantity and drunk throughout the week, or does it need to be mixed each night?

  • Kristina November 24, 2015, 8:02 pm

    Just wanted to mention that I am very sensitive to any kind of pepper and you can use ginger in place of pepper to help with the bioavailability. Ginger! Even more delicious1

  • Karen Countryman November 19, 2015, 9:06 am

    four questions:
    How often should you drink this? and How quickly do you notice benefits.
    Also, I notice young living oils ads on your site do you sell young living oils? do you use oils?

  • Jenny November 8, 2015, 12:19 pm

    Hello from Greece! My husband just ran the marathon today for the first time and I’m thinking of making him this drink. Do you think it’ll help?

  • Berti November 7, 2015, 10:34 am

    How many cups a day do you recommend. We are in our 70’s and this old age gig is painful. You, my dear, are wonderful.

  • Justina November 4, 2015, 12:33 am

    Hi Tiffany, many thanks for your recipe. Instead of using 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder, can I use fresh grated turmeric? If so, what is the quantity?

  • Delores October 30, 2015, 6:17 pm

    Can a diabetic drink this.

  • Joan October 30, 2015, 10:40 am

    I’m not able to download the coconut flour recipe e-book even after signing up for the newsletter. The site just keeps taking me back to the sign-up page.

  • Pravisha October 30, 2015, 3:27 am

    Hi, if you add ginger to it, it is also good for sore throaths and a cold (Old indian home cure).

  • Cheryl October 29, 2015, 5:52 pm

    Will try this out. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your time in sharing your recipes and tips. I would love to adopt you lol. I love coconut and you!

    • The Coconut Mama October 30, 2015, 10:54 am

      Aww you’re so sweet, Cheryl! Thanks for reading. 🙂

  • Susan Zimmer October 29, 2015, 4:31 pm

    For “golden turmeric milk” do you use coconut milk from the can (thick), or from the refrigerated carton (thinner)?

    • The Coconut Mama October 30, 2015, 10:54 am

      Both will work but the canned will be thicker (and yummier in my opinion). 🙂

  • Jen Marini October 29, 2015, 3:03 pm

    Do you know if this safe to drink while breast feeding?

  • CAROL TRIPP October 29, 2015, 2:03 pm

    Could canned coconut milk be used in this drink ?

    • The Coconut Mama October 30, 2015, 10:53 am

      Yes! I’ve used homemade and canned. The canned will be thicker, but still very good.

  • Martha R Staley October 29, 2015, 1:48 pm

    Thanks Tiffany for your wonderful life saving recipes.


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