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A cup of turmeric milk with a plate of turmeric powder and honey

Traditional Golden Milk Recipe

Originated in India, Turmeric Milk or Golden Milk is simply milk infused with turmeric and has been used to aid many ailments, including colds, coughs, inflammation, aches, pains, and restlessness. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 4 cups Milk (whole milk or reduced fat, based on preference)
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tbsp honey use sweetener of choice- sugar, agave syrup, jaggery powder
  • 2 whole cardamom pods optional


  1. Bring milk to a rolling boil.

  2. Stir in turmeric powder. Add cardamom if you like. Cover and let it steep for 5 minutes.

  3. Pour into serving mugs or glass. Stir in honey or sweeter of choice. 

  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If available, fresh turmeric root is more beneficial and should be used in turmeric milk. Simply replace turmeric powder in the recipe to freshly grated turmeric root. Steep and strain before serving hot.