Ayurvedic Recipes: How to Make Golden Milk

Golden milk can be a great substitute for coffee and is also ideal as an evening warming drink. With our recipe you can easily make this drink at home and enjoy all its health benefits.
Ayurvedic Recipes: How to Make Golden Milk

More and more people are familiar with the famous “golden” milk or turmeric milks, also known as turmeric latte. How to make golden milk is not a secret. As the name of golden milk suggests, its main ingredient is turmeric. Additionally cinnamon and cardamom can be added.

Golden milk is a healing drink that helps reduce inflammation and to relieve stress. It can be enjoyed at bedtime as it helps you to sleep well. 

This recipe comes from Asia. Here it is believed that milk is a drink of sacred origin because, it arises from the love of the mother. 

If you prefer milk alternatives, oat milk and almond milk are perfect substitutes for cow’s milk. 


The Positive Effects of Golden Milk

Turmeric helps relieve stress and anxiety due to its antioxidant effect. This golden spice is also said to be a strong anti-inflammatory. Interestingly, Alzheimer’s disease is much less present in India, where the prescription comes from. Some studies have found a connection between turmeric and brain health. So consuming golden milk regularly might even prevent this disease. 

Golden milk also contains cinnamon, which often puts people into a Christmas mood, since it is one of the most popular winter spices, both in cakes and drinks. Only a few of the many positive effects of cinnamon are blood sugar control, arthritis relief and chronic cough relief. It is also said to have the ability to stimulate the brain with a positive effect on cognitive abilities.

These two spices are basically a healthy magic bullet, so it is no wonder that turmeric latte, i.e. golden milk, is becoming more and more popular among people who want to pursue a more conscious lifestyle with healthy food choices.

Health benefits of Golden Milk: 

  • May be Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, analgesic
  • May detoxify the liver
  • May act as a blood thinner and regulate blood pressure
  • May strengthen the immune system,
  • May regulate cholesterol levels,
  • May promote healthy digestion, regulate metabolism and body weight,
  • Turmeric may slow down tumor growth, but more research is needed 
  • May stimulate the brain capacity, the agyhormon production, reduce senile atrophy, the development of Alzheimer’s disease. May also relieve the symptoms of depression,
  • May reduce the risk of heart failure and heart attack,
  • Has been used since ancient times to relieve joint problems

If all this is not enough reason to consume golden milk daily, then you should know that it is not only healthy but also tastes delicious. You can easily prepare golden milk at home with this simple recipe.

But if turmeric really dosn’t excite your taste buds, then here is another recipe for a delicious and healthy ayurvedic drink with dates.


Recipe for Golden Milk

how to make golden milk

You can change the amount of each spice according to your taste. Some like more turmeric, some like less. 


  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • A little pepper (it helps the body to absorb the curcumin in the turmeric)
  • A pinch of cardamom
  • 400ml milk or non-dairy milk
  • Honey to taste


Pour the milk into the bowl, add the spices and heat it up while constantly stirring. The golden milk can be sweetened to taste with honey.

If honey is added, wait until the milk has cooled down a bit, as the valuable enzymes in honey break down above 40 ° C.


Golden Milk Can Be Consumed at Any Time

Most of us spent the past holidays with eating, eating and then some more eating. Bejgli, gingerbread, roast, cakes, wine – during the holiday season we tend to pay less attention the the quality (and the quantity) of our meals. But which of these foods and drinks actually helped us to feel good? 

December is also all about preparing for the holidays and spending time with the family. We tend to leave the gifts to the last minute, and are often waiting with tension for our guests after just making the final preparations in time. This can exhaust our system, cause stress and fatigue, and make us vulnerable to viruses.

That’s why after Christmas and New Year golden milk is the perfect drink to take care of our bodies and of our health. This sweet, warm, milky recipe, reminiscent of egg liqueur, floods and strengthens your body with an indispensable festive mood. Let’s celebrate, even after the holidays!


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