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Eat Well May. 24. 2013

Turmeric Milk

May. 24. 2013
McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN


A classic comforting, warm, and boldly spiced turmeric milk with a hint of sweetness.

If you’ve never heard of Turmeric Milk, you’re in for a treat. Turmeric Milk is my absolute favorite night time drink other than hot tea. This drink is not only completely comforting, relaxing, and soothing at night, but it’s also extremely nutritious. Turmeric contains loads of nutrients, especially antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which make this a win-win in my book. Another benefit is it simply tastes delicious! Turmeric has a warm, slightly spicy, bold, and earthy flavor, and when mixed with a hint of sweetness it makes the nightcap beverage (sans the alcohol).

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Most of us here in the Western culture (US) have some story of a mother, parent, grandmother, etc. who have told us to drink warm milk before bedtime because it’ll help us sleep. The theory behind that originated due to the tryptophan content in milk (same with the turkey theory), which is now proven to be false. Instead, the sleepy effect is simply because we eat way too much and our energy rushes to our digestive tracts to digest that load of food and not because of the amino acid tryptophan. Honestly, I can’t show any research that supports the theory that warm milk helps you sleep (in fact this one says different), but we’ll go ahead and chalk it up to the idea that it’s simply comforting. Anything warm in the evening hours provides soothing effects on our digestion and almost instantaneously relaxes us.

Most traditional recipes will use whole cow’s milk, but I substitute with almond milk since it’s a little more friendly to our bodies and digestion, especially for those suffering from digestive issues or intolerances to dairy. Traditionally, Turmeric Milk comes from Ayurvedic practices and medicine in Indian cultures and is nothing new to Eastern cultures. In fact, it’s been known as a “healing spice” and used to help anything from sore throats, colds, flu, and stomachaches to wound healing and treatment of abrasions and skin issues (due to it’s antibacterial and antimicrobial properties). I wrote an in-depth post on the nutritional value of turmeric here, and because it boasts so many benefits, it’s a spice that’s always in my pantry that I use almost daily.

Turmeric milk is not only high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and healthy fats (especially when using coconut oil), but is also high in manganese and iron thanks to the turmeric. Traditional recipes include peppercorns that actually enhance the absorption of curcumin (the main component found in turmeric). The ingredients in this recipe actually work in a synergistic fashion and help enhance the nutritional value of each other which is another reason why I love this recipe.

I also love using turmeric in all kinds of dishes such as curries, One Bowl Skillet Meal, Spicy Coconut Curry with Sweet Jasmine RiceCurry Cauliflower Soup, dressings, and sauces. I’ll even add a dash in my Stripped Green Smoothie for added health benefits. All of these recipes are incredibly delicious and embrace the flavor and health benefits of turmeric without it being too bold or unpleasant. However, if you find the taste of turmeric too overpowering in Turmeric Milk, you can start out by adding more honey or maple syrup to sweeten and gradually decrease the amount over time.

My favorite time to incorporate Turmeric Milk into my day is when I’m unwinding for the day. I’ll put on some relaxing music, cozy slippers, and simmer a pot of this on the stove, letting all the flavor of turmeric, peppercorns, cinnamon, ginger, and coconut milk or almond milk marry together beautifully. Actually, the longer you simmer this over low-medium heat, the stronger and more intense the flavor is, which I prefer. Even if you’re on the go and want to enjoy Turmeric Milk, you can still reap the benefits by just adding about 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric, a dash of cinnamon, and sea salt into some almond milk, shake it up and go! But I promise the experience of making this over the stove and enjoying it warm is the one to be experienced first.

TIP: Ashely, a helpful reader who’s also a dentist, shared this advice about turmeric’s staining effect on the teeth:

“Try brushing your teeth with baking soda & water. Just be gentle while brushing, otherwise it can become abrasive and irritable (circular motion, 45-degree angle towards the teeth & gums). Turmeric causes the most extrinsic staining compared to coffee and wine (evidence-based dentistry as of 2015: “Turmeric solution caused maximum staining of the samples, to a visually perceptible level, followed by Coffee and Tea”).” Thanks, Ashley!

Other recipes you’ll love!

xx McKel

The Recipe

Serves 2



2 cups of homemade almond milk

1 tablespoon local honey, optional

1 tablespoon coconut oil, optional

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

small pinch of black pepper and grated ginger (fresh is best)



Simply pour all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a light boil. Whisk to combine ingredients. Reduce heat to low and simmer for up to 10 minutes.

Strain the milk if you have large pieces of ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, etc. To serve, add honey or a dash of cinnamon.

Enjoy warm is best!

Make it a latte:

If you love this recipe, try the Turmeric Milk Latte Elevated, Coffee Elevated, and Turmeric Tea!
Ingredients I used to make Turmeric Milk: organic ground turmeric, Vitamix for homemade almond milk, organic coconut oil

Subtle variations:

Add 2-3 whole cardamom pods while boiling
Add 2-3 whole black peppercorns
Add 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Add more honey or maple syrup to sweeten
Add vanilla extract to taste



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  • Being an Indian, turmeric milk was ( and is still) the go to drink for colds and coughs. Delighted to see it on your website.

    • Thank you for your input Shruti! I appreciate the support and thanks for stopping by 😉

      • sue

        This tastes amazing! I just hope I finally get a good nights sleep! I will let you know.

        • Ashley

          This was very tasty! So comforting and satisfying! The bottom of my mug got quite sludgy though, any thoughts on how to avoid this?

          • That’s natural to happen when using powders, but also follow the step where it says strain that’ll help! Xx

          • Meghan

            The sludge may be from the variety of cinnamon you’re using. Most of what’s commonly sold in the US is great for baking but the fiber in it absorbs water and leaves a sludge in warm beverages. Try it with a different varietal like Saigon cinnamon and see if that helps. It’s usually a little more expensive than the regular cinnamon and sold in a glass jar vs. a plastic one.

            This recipe sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

          • McKel Hill

            Great point made Meghan! Enjoy 😉

          • Deb

            I just keep a spoon handy and stir it up every so often while I am drinking it.

    • Margaret Green

      I am going out tomorrow to get the ingredients to make Turmeric milk. I sounds just what I need for a good nights sleep.

      • Hi Margaret, Thank you so much for sharing! Yes, it’s a wonderful drink for an evening sleeping.

    • susie

      I’m learning. Thank you.

  • Gretchen

    I have read about tumeric milk in the past and was curious but I wasn’t sure how to make it. This is delicious!

    • Excellent, let me know how you like it! It’s a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Deborah Walcott

      I saw this on many videos not sure if I had wanted to try it……I finally did, it is really good, thank you

  • Leahsong

    Has anyone tried this using kefir made from cow’s milk? I figure heat all the ingredients (without kefir) in a little water, then add it to kefir. I don’t drink any milk of any kind except homemade kefir from organic cow’s milk.

    • Kefir will change the taste of this recipe due to the natural fermentation (which is slightly tangy) that’s why I enjoy using almond milk to balance out the flavors of spiciness from the turmeric with sweet almond milk. You can definitely try it out and see how it works for you 🙂

      • Susy Salsberg

        I hear that is good for Colds an bronchitis, I have asthma and usually is controllable but this year was horrible and my children told me about Turmeric !! should i try ?? thanks for your feedback

        • Turmeric Milk isn’t a “cure all” type of drink, although it’s incredibly helpful at fighting inflammation, you should give it a try, it’s delicious!

  • I drink turmeric milk everyday without fail, one of my delicious drink. I knew very well that it has got many healing properties in turmeric. It is very good for controlling Asthma/wheezing when serve it hot by adding both turmeric and pepper.

  • Bu

    Whenever I have a cold I make myself a cup of warm turmeric milk – come morning I’m feeling a lot better. It’s like the miracle spice!! Definitely recommend it.

    I find it actually does help me to sleep to be honest. Maybe it’s psychological but it’s definitely tasty!

  • Ravi Karthick S

    Antimicrobial property.. Indian traditional Ayurveda medicine!!
    During the south Indian festival Pongal, a whole turmeric plant with fresh rhizomes is offered as a thanksgiving offering to Surya, The Sun god.

    • Thank you for sharing that with me and the other readers! Thanks for stopping by and come back again 🙂

  • Charlie

    I used to be a consume turmeric milk daily . But after 7-8 months my nose started bleeding infrequently, maybe too much heat in my body.So I stopped it and the bleeding stopped.Maybe the qty of turmeric was too much.I dont know whether to start over.But one thing I must say, I was free from commnon cold for the time I took it.

    • I like to use turmeric daily, but everyone is different. Glad to know things cleared up! Thanks for stopping by and come back soon 🙂

    • Sandi,RN

      Tumeric actually inhibits blood clotting. Everything in moderation.

  • Manoj Gautam

    Couldn’t have agreed more. Whenever I have flu and dry cough simply does not go away, I use warm milk in a glass with a teaspoon of turmeric powder and voila, it’s simply amazing.

  • If you find yourself lot of Indians thanking you, then here is one more! And you know it why!! Glad, i came across this one!

  • Cindy

    The only word for this stuff is “AWESOME!!!!!!”

  • Ashley

    I just made this for the first time and it’s surprisingly delicious!!! Definitely my new go to nightly drink! This is a great way to incorporate tumeric into your daily diet. Thanks so much for sharing and I can’t wait to share it with others (giving you credit of course!) 🙂

    • Wonderful! It’s one of my favorites. Yes please do share and where the others can get the recipe (Nutrition Stripped). Best to you 🙂

  • Missy

    I’ve heard that pepper is necessary to activate the Tumeric and noticed this is an ingredient in your recipe. Is this an old wise tail? What are your thoughts?

    • Hi Missy, I actually address this within the blog post along with a scientific article if you click the hyperlinked text. Thanks and hope you come back soon 🙂

  • Edith

    Isn’t cinnamon a stimulant? I stopped putting into any food or drinks after 2-3 in the afternoon years ago…I had found my entire family had difficulties sleeping when I cooked dinner with it…

    ..the recipe looks great. I add tumeric to my Holy Basil tea (+ cinnamon + lemon+ fresh ginger) each morning,,,

  • Sarah

    I have been making something similar to this for a while. My one addition is a table spoon of coconut oil. Of recent though I have been experiencing some problems and I was hoping someone could maybe come up with an explanation to what is happening. I add all the ingredients to the saucepan, milk, turmeric, ginger and coconut oil and heat it gentle and then pour into a mug and then add the honey to taste. Now nearly every time I make it the milk seems to separate and I end up with these big clumps of ginger covered in milk fat. The first time this happened I realized I had forgotten the coconut oil, so I figured that’s what the problem was, but the next time I make it I am feeling all chuffed with myself because it looks just perfect. I sit down to enjoy this wonderful drink and as I take my first sip I am smiling but as I go take my second sip it’s become this huge clump in my mug??? Today I tried again but it all separated in the saucepan?

    • Coconut oil will melt upon heating, this shouldn’t be the cause. My guess is the type of milk you’re using and the heat used- as milk with curdle at high heat. I use almond milk in this recipe and have never had an issue with clumping. Also when you’re heating the milk you don’t need to bring it to a boil, just simmer until it’s warm. Hopefully you have better luck with this next time!

    • David

      Fresh ginger will turn milk into pudding. Look up “Ginger Milk Curd”. I got around this by partly cooking the ginger in a steamer first, which apparently inactivates the protease.

      The local health food store recently started carrying fresh turmeric root, which is what I use to make turmeric milk. I preserve the roots by first soaking them in water overnight, then breaking the root into usable pieces then putting them in a bag in the freezer.

      • David

        … I can then put a piece of frozen turmeric root into a blender with hot milk, then strain it into a glass after blending.

      • Hi David,
        In this recipe, I use almond milk- it’s not intended for fresh/raw cow’s milk although you may use it- I believe the action of just adding ginger to milk does not make the milk itself curd unless you’re making the specific recipe for ginger pudding curd (from what I’ve read). I hope you enjoy the turmeric milk still!

    • sheila denton

      I made a variation on this drink all last winter and LOVED it. This winter I’ve made it again four or five times and i’m getting clumping too. Using whole cow’s milk JUST LIKE I DID LAST YEAR. Kinda odd…but yes, warm turmeric beverage is what it’s all about.

      • I don’t use cows milk, this recipe is for non-dairy milks only and I never have clumping! Try using a whisk 🙂

  • Tolu

    Sipping on the Turmeric milk now! It’s so good! I cook with Turmeric, never knew I cook drink it too…This is yummy!

  • erica

    Hi, was wondering if fresh turmeric root could in any way work with this recipe?

    • Hi Erica,
      I haven’t used turmeric root for this recipe, but you can certainly try it out by grating it then straining the mixture. I prefer to use ground turmeric for ease of use and to avoid it staining anything as much as the root 🙂

      • erica

        I only ask because my Dad dug me up a ‘little bit’ of turmeric from his garden (about 3 kilograms) so I am looking for potential uses aside from dehydrating and powdering it myself. I’ll try it anyway and keep you posted.

        • That’s fantastic! Yes, please let me know how it turns out Erica, best to you and your turmeric adventures! 🙂

  • Good evening, I tried turmeric milk for the first time tonight!! Surprisingly it is really good! I just warmed up the milk (next time I would prefer to use almond milk, but using what I had at hand!) and powdered turmeric. I am trying it as a home remedy for throat inflammation. This is delicious! I cannot wait to try your recipe tomorrow night! xx

    • Hi Sahar, thanks for sharing, I’m glad you enjoy it as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back soon 🙂

  • Alisha

    I’ve made this for 2 nights now and it soothing and delicious! My toothbrush is permanently yellow now, haha! Thank you for such a fabulous, healthy night cap!

  • alia kharmeta medina

    hello from indonesia!! 🙂 im a big fan of your blog, i lovveeeeeeee your blog. me&my daughter are trying to eat healthily without adding salt & sugar to our meal except the natural ones. no precessed food no fastfood at all. im quite strict actually. but since we are living in a different continent i found a lot of the ingredients in your recipe is hard to find here 🙁 so i modified and do some adjustment. this tumaric milk is quite similar to myhubby&mine fave traditional drink. it is tumaric with tamarind (latin : tamarindus indica) it helps the cramp on my period, reduce my hubby’s body odor since he sweat a lot. maybe one day you can post our traditional drinks/meals that you can modified 🙂 pleaseee do keep posting recipes ….

    • Hello! Thank you so much for your kind compliment and support of my blog, I appreciate it very much! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the Turmeric Milk and I hope you come back soon 🙂

  • Deb

    Tried this for the first time tonight. I did add 1/8t of coconut oil and a pinch of cayenne pepper. So yummy!!! Can’t wait to see how well I’ll sleep.

  • Rebecca Saenz

    I’ve been devouring myself in this little concoction over the course of 2-3 weeks after I stumbled across it on Pinterest. I must say, this is the best “night cap” ever. I am head over heels in LOVE with this drin!. My only wish…that I had discovered in sooner.

    Thanks for sharing your version of the drink.

    • Hi Rebecca! Haha thank you so much for trying out the new “night cap”- it’s my favorite as well. Happy you stumbled upon my site as well and hope you come back again 🙂

  • Jamsy

    Hi McKel, stumbled across your site while surfing for info about tumeric in milk.
    Can you tell me if qtr tsp turmeric powder to 250 ml milk is a good ratio. That’s how much I put in. Also, I just mix it in with cold milk, is heating (or boiling) required from a nutrition perspective?

    I’m going to add some freshly ground black pepper next time.

    Btw, nice site and you have a wonderful first name.

    • Hi Jamsy, Thank you so much for your sweet comment! As long as it tastes good to you that ratio should be fine- the heat does help the turmeric and the other flavors meld together, but it’s not a mandatory step if you don’t like it warm. It’s better to drink it cold than not drink it at all 😉

  • Louisa

    i was advised to take tumeric milk to heip an inflammed, painful knee. It was very effective. And delicious! Thank you for your nice blog.

    • Wonderful Louisa, I’m glad you’ve found my blog as well and so happy you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Johnnie

    I’m making this right now on a cold, rainy Southern California night. I like it in the morning. I make it like you but just with grated ginger, turmeric and freshly ground black pepper. It stays out all night cooling and then I have enough for two days worth in the mornings. Naturally I re-heat a portion and I add a bit of Half&Half lol like I would to coffee.
    I once had a stage three melanoma (skin cancer) where the doctors gave me 5 years to see if it got into my lymph nodes. They removed a good part of my right biceps where the melanoma was. I built that back through exercise except for a horrible scar. I was really scared for a long time during those five years.
    At 55 years old, I’m still alive after more than 20 years and eat turmeric at every chance! It’s supposed to be excellent against skin cancers and others. Who knows? But this “milk” is great. Thanks for telling people about it ! It’s tasty ! God knows I’ve stayed out of the sun for decades but it is known that if you tanned, or God forbid, had sunburns yourself in youth, later on it doesn’t matter if you avoid the sun– the damage has been done. I found that out with seven more procedures after the scary melanoma on different parts of my body. BUT, I depend on avoiding the sun and drinking turmeric milk. I haven’t needed a skin cancer operation for a long time now. Oh! the stupidity of youth LOL ! Drink this Turmeric Milk people ! Thanks again for educating us McKEL !

    • Hi Johnnie,
      Thank you so much for sharing your story and your love of turmeric milk as well! Best to you and thanks again for the kind comment 🙂

  • maia

    I’m interested in trying it with coconut milk. Have you tried this?

  • Robyn

    I’ve just drank turmeric milk with a tsp of cocoa and some vanilla. It’s wonderful and I’m really hoping it will kill a cold that’s trying to attack me 🙂 I’m going to buy some almond milk and try with that tomorrow.

  • Sandi

    I am glad I came upon this site. I want to try something for my arthritis knees and I have been reading a lot about the benefits of turmeric but I don’t like the idea of taking large doses of turmeric for inflammation and this milk recipe might be worth a try. I read that 3 cups of this kind of milk may help. What are your thoughts on it? Sounds like a really delicious drink though! I will try it!

    • Hi Sandi, Thank you so much for sharing I’m so glad you enjoyed the blog post about turmeric and the recipe. Turmeric a very anti-inflammatory and a great spice to incorporate daily, check back to my Spotlight On Turmeric post for more detail information 🙂

  • Sandi

    Thanks Mckel. I just tried this basic recipe using coconut and almond milk blend and it tasted quite lovely.:-) I will add some vanilla next time for more flavor though. But I will definitely drink more of this often, now that winter is upon us. Thanks so much for your great ideas on your site.;-)

  • Spring

    Omg I cant wait to try this! Thank you!

    • Hi Spring! What a lovely name you have by the way- I’m happy you’re going to try it 🙂

  • naaz

    does taking turmeric milk daily cause diseases like jaundice??? does it have any side effects?? i got pimples and red spots on body…

    • Jaundice is often a sign of liver disfunction it’s causes by red blood cell byproducts, which causes yellowing of the skin. Turmeric is yellow in color, just because of it’s color won’t mean it will turn you yellow. Here are studies on turmeric: http://examine.com/supplements/Turmeric/

  • sana

    Being an Indian……turmeric plays an important role in our culture…..and i have been drinking turmeric milk from last six months….trust me….it works wonders…….right from glowing of skin to pain of periods !!
    Glad to see it on your website 🙂
    Hope to see more beneficial posts !!!
    Thankyou !!

    • Hi Sana,
      Thank you so much for your kind words and comments! I’m so glad you enjoy turmeric milk as much as I do! Best to you and hope you come back soon 🙂

      • sana

        Heyy McKel,
        Thank you so much for your reply !
        Will definitely come back soon !!
        And will also keep you posted on Healthy things 🙂
        c ya !!

  • Thank you for the interesting recipe. So glad to have followed someone’s pin on Pinterest here. I’m not Indian and turmeric is a spice that I rarely use though I do have some. The beautiful photo in your blog was lure enough and now I’ve got to try this with almond milk since insomnia has been a problem for me for nearly half my life and has gotten worse now in mid life. Even if it doesn’t help me sleep I’m sure the other benefits will make it a new favourite. Thanks again!

    • Hi Molly,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you love this one as much as I do! Thanks again 🙂

  • Mohammad Nasir ali

    The drink is really very delicious.Being anti-inflammatory is very important to the body functions. I hope it will cure my Bronchitis and avoid taking the antibiotics.

    • Hi Mohammad,
      Thank you for sharing and I hope you love it_ thanks again for stopping by 🙂

  • Shema

    Can I use this drink for my 8 and 10 years old kids?

  • Richelle

    I make this exact same drink but I add it to my oatmeal in the morning and top it with sliced banana. It is absolutely delish!!

  • Stephanie

    This is yummy! I am wondering if anyone is finding this to produce the antinflamatory affect of tumeric with this recipe. Please let me know.

    • Hi Stephanie,
      I reference the research behind turmeric in my post Spotlight On Turmeric, check that post for more details on the anti-inflammatory benefits of this spice!

  • Just finished up my first ever glass of warm turmeric milk and it was just so lovely. Good night and namaste. Cheers to a healthy 2014.

  • `Leslie Cann

    Just finished a delectable mug of turmeric milk. I found when I added the ground turmeric & cinnamon it settled on top & would not whisk into the milk (coconut). So I used my braun whip & it mixed up into a frothy latte. Nice & creamy. My new best evening drink.

    • Hi Leslie,
      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so glad you liked it- yes, I love running it through a blender or whisking more to make sure it doesn’t settle as much. Thanks for stopping by- come back soon!

  • Heidi

    Wow! I’m looking forward to trying this, it sounds delish!! I had a spinal fusion operation last May and my friends advised me to take turmeric as an anti imflamitory. I bought the capsules but couldn’t face taking them. This is more like it!! I’m going to get the ingredients tomorrow!! Thank you for sharing, I think it could start a new family tradition, I think my boys will love it 🙂 xx

  • Hey there, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Firefox, it looks fine butt when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to giive you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, wonderful blog!

    • Hi there,
      Yes, my blog requires the newest versions of those- thank you for letting me know though!

  • Leah Favors

    I make it from Almond Milk!!!

  • Binny

    I know this is great. Turmeric has a special place in Indian Ayurvedic treatments. Add Ghee (clarified butter) to it and your constipation problem is gone.


    • Hi Binny,
      Turmeric is wonderful, I’m so glad you’re enjoying this recipe. Ghee would be great for most people, but I do dairy free here so coconut oil is a great replacements.

  • Seema

    Hi, I was wondering if this is a good drink to fight bacterial vaginosis?

    • Hi Seema,
      There’s no scientific research regarding “curing” that infection, that I’ve seen.

  • Seema

    When I looked into ayervedic medicine, it says to drink the turmeric milk until ailment is gone. Thanks for your help!

  • Rebecca

    I tried you recipe last night and this morning and it has worked great for my arthritis so far! I was actually able to use my hands without pain! I did notice both times I tried it I got a headache. I haven’t been able to find any information about Turmeric causing headaches. I am not taking any meds, so there are no interactions to anything. Got any ideas, or ever heard of this? By the way, YUMMY drink!!

    • Hi Rebecca,
      So glad you’re enjoying the Turmeric Milk! I love it as a warming drink at night as well 🙂

  • LM

    Hey McKel,

    Absolutely awsome blog. I am having cold and sore throat since yesterday, how often can I take Turmeric milk in a day?

    • Hi there- this recipe isn’t a medicine it’s just a food/spice! Depending on if you take medications that may interact with turmeric, I’d check with your doctor.

  • Rob Kennedy

    Hi I’looking forward to trying this!
    Some thoughts:
    Adding honey to the other ingredients only after heating process has finished would be preferable don’t you think? That way there’s no chance of denaturing the honey through excessive heat…


    Also, for the person who suggested drinking turmeric milk with kefir, perhaps it would also be worth trying this with coconut kefir…


    • Hi Rob,
      The turmeric milk is warmed through, not boiled which would denature some of the nutrients in honey, but not all. Warming helps dissolve the honey, but please use any way you enjoy!

  • Jenn

    I just tried this and after all the comments I can’t wait to see the positive effects! This was so yummy! My new nighttime drink!!

  • A chiropractor told me a long time ago to drink turmeric milk every night. This post has encouraged me to begin again in earnest. I use turmeric and black pepper on my egg in the morning. I cook it very gently in coconut oil. I will use this recipe and try some of the suggestions in the comments too. Loved reading them! Thank you for posting this.

    • Hi Jeanne,
      Those are some great ways to incorporate turmeric- I as well love it on eggs with black pepper 🙂

  • David


    Love it! I now have it the last thing at night, if it’s the last thing I do! lol

    I wondered if there’s any research on when I drink this whether it might help cure my mother-in-law’s pessimistic worldview and improve the low esteem she holds me in? (Would be great if it could help with her obesity at the same time!)


  • Sandy

    Hi, I really love the look of this, sounds soo delish!! But I just dont get how u are supposed to get the milk from the turmeric?! I tried to squeeze it really hard (even tried a vice!) but it just kinda dents and no milk comes out. Is it a special turmeric that u use? thanks a bunch!!

    • Hi Sandy,
      You’re not “milking” the turmeric root- please re-read the blog recipe and instructions I think that will help a bit! Hope you enjoy

  • Gay

    Just out of curiosity, does your homemade almond milk curdle or separate when you heat it? I have given up making hot things with my homemade milk because of this problem and use the packaged kind.

    • I haven’t had that issue, I mainly use homemade milk for drinking or not using it with heat. It’s okay to use store bought almond milk for heating (just be mindful of the carrageenan in them!).

      • Gay

        Thanks! I’ll give it another go.

  • Jess

    you ever just have to have something! when I read this recipe i knew I had get up and make this! only have canned coconut milk on hand and let me tell ya! AMAZING!!! going to mix up a big batch and serve it to my family after dinner! we all have a little cold and putting good vibes into this getting us over it! thanks for your beautiful write up!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words and support Jess! I truly appreciate you sharing my blog xx-m.h.

  • i daily drink turmic milk bed time,,,what i ask u can we improve snoring with tuemic milk??

  • Kathy

    I am in awe of this wonderful spice, I brush my teeth with it every morning and night, it has helped heal my gums removed the plaque from my teeth and has also healed my receded gum line. My bottom teeth were getting loose and are now tightening!I have had my teethe whitened by a dentist and they still had a grey dingy colour to them, my hubby can’t believe nor can I how much whiter my teeth look after only two weeks! I have a rare form of dystonia called Cervical Dystonia which causes non stop pain in the neck and spine, I must say, I am looking forward to trying this milk!

    • I love it as well! So glad you enjoyed the recipe and post about this wondeful spice! 🙂

  • Nikki

    This looks yummy. I try to give my fiancé turmeric as much as I can to help his asthma.
    I want to try this as I have a chronic pain syndrome, but i have read if you have gallstones you should avoid turmeric, I know you aren’t a doctor, but have you heard anything about that?
    Wonderful site by the way 🙂
    Kind Regards

    • Thank you for the kind words! All that I disclose in this blog post about turmeric and possible interactions are the ones from a nutrition standpoint- I can’t say I’ve ever heard them in relation to gallstones. Always check with your MD if you have reservations, best!

  • JennG

    Love the pics and writing in your blog! I started very recently drinking this, with some healthy oil added, and it’s hgreat for helping me get to sleep. I like to add stevia to sweeten , use unsweetened coconut milk, a cardamom pod and freshly grated ginger then strain into a mug . I love this drink, but can’t seem to get the powdered tumeric to dissolve and it ends up settling to the bottom of my mug…making my drink gritty near the end and most likely less effective since I’ll not getting the full dose. Do you have any ideas on how to get the etheric to dissolve, or is this to be expected in golden milk? Though I’ve searched, i haven’t read of anyone else having, this problem.. Since tumeric is fat soluble, perhaps mixing it with some healthy oil might help? Any toss on this? Thanks again for the blog and many happy writings!

    • Hi Jenn,
      I’m glad you’re enjoying this recipe! The turmeric may settle to the bottom, it’s only natural and you’ll still get the benefits of turmeric in the drink. I like adding coconut oil to the milk to give it a thicker quality and it does help the turmeric incorporate better with the milk. Hope that helps! Best to you and thanks for sharing

  • Payal

    I have never had any luck boiling home made almond milk. Does anyone else have this issue? A day old almond milk, or fresh almond milk sort of curdles when I boil it. Any recommendations on what I may be doing wrong?

    Btw love this recipe. Will start doing this more regularly instead of only when sick with a cold.

  • Maha

    I’ve just tried this drink, It’s awesome sue to its powerful anti inflammatory effects, but it does have a very spicy or sharp taste to me, although I added only one teaspoonful of turmeric powder, I hope when I do this again and decrease the amount to the half to be much better 🙂

    • Turmeric is an acquired taste, but it is very strong that’s why I like adding in natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or even coconut oil to help the flavor 🙂

  • Magly Cabrera

    Hi, I just got in your web for the very first time and I LOVE IT!!!! The information, the images are just sooo good!!! Congratulation!!!…… about the trumeric milk I have one question, I am trying to cut for a few days all the oil (even de good ones) in my diet have you ever try this recipe with Rice or Quinoa milk?….Cheers, Magly

    • Hi Magly,
      I’m happy you’ve stumbled up on Nutrition Stripped as well! Yes, you can use any milk you enjoy for this recipe. Hope you enjoy!

  • I decided to try and make your turmeric milk this morning, and I am so glad I did. It was delicious, and it felt so comforting and nourishing! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • You’re so welcome Alice, I’m really glad that you enjoyed it. It’s my favorite go-to night drink 🙂

  • Sadhana

    When I was a kid my mother used to offer me turmeric milk. However, as I was not aware of the benefits then I refused to have it. But now after reading your awesome recipe, I tried again. It was delicious. The dab of ground cinnamon made it very tasty. So I can now grab a glassful of Turmeric Milk 🙂 Thanks!! McKel.

    • Thanks so much for sharing Sadhana, I love hearing stories like this of how a familiar recipe brings back memories of family- so great that you’re enjoying it. Thanks for sharing Nutrition Stripped xx mckel

  • melody

    Hello: I purchased some tumeric root yesterday…turns out I only need a bit for turmeric milk. Any ideas on ways to keep it longer. It was quite pricey.

  • Maria

    I am so grateful for discovering this recipe. I made a batch last night and it was delicious! Also, my home smelled like heaven. 🙂 I saved a little of the extra and chilled it over night to drink in the morning. It was also yummy cool. I was wondering if it is possible to make a large batch of the milk to drink / heat later. How long will it last? Also, to note, I am not using homemade almond milk because I already had some from the store (if that alters your response).

    Thanks again for this lovely post and recipe!

    • Thank you so much for sharing your experience Maria, so glad you enjoyed it. You can make a larger batch and reheat. 🙂

  • I will definitively try this, have seen a recipe before, but never put it into practice. I do use turmeric frequently, but I’ve recently read it’s rich in iron which makes me want to use even more of it! Combining with a non dairy milk alternative is an even better way of absorbing the iron, isn’t it? I am also looking for an alternative to my morning tea, as I want to reduce acid food 🙂

  • Nathalie

    Thank you for this great recipe! I just love it! I tried it last night, and it was sOOOO delicious, heartwarming and tasty! And it’s exactly what I need since I have liver damage !

    • I’m so glad you’re enjoying it Nathalie! If you love it I’d love to see a picture on instagram #nutritionstripped

  • SherriAnnelle

    I have been reading more and more about the keys to aging well are anti-inflammatory foods and supporting connective tissue in the body. I’m excited to find your recipe on Turmeric Milk. Thanks so much for posting and linking on Instagram, I follow you there and love your posts. Excited to explore your blog.

    Best regards,

    • Thank you SherriAnnelle, I’m glad you enjoy it and I’m happy you’ve stumbled upon Nutrition Stripped lifestyle 🙂

  • Katy

    I am drinking this for the first time as I type and I love it! I don’t currently have honey in the house so I used stevia but I will definitely try making it with honey after I hit the local farmers market tomorrow. I am always looking to add foods that are anti inflammatory to my diet as I have Lyme disease. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Hi Katy- so glad you’re enjoying this one! I have had several clients who suffer from Lyme disease use this as part of their plan and they enjoy it very much so! Glad you like it -m

  • Uk

    Hi MCKEL,
    I just discovered the benefits of Tumric not long ago and i hve been enjoying it .I have noticed that my memory have improved and i also sleep better when i take it.But my question is this,should i be concerned about Tumeric discoloring my teeth?We all know that Tumeric has a deep yellow color.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the post! That may be a question for your dentist… I’ve never had an issue 🙂

  • Tasha

    I’ve just started drinking this, using your recipe, and I love it!! It’s so nutritious, and has helped me over the end of a cold/cough! I’ve tried coconut and almond milk, and both are fantastic!! Thank you!!!

  • ellena

    I tried it and loved the taste .It helped me with insomnia. Wonderful recipe ,thank you so much for posting this.!

  • I love your recipe, and I featured it in my blog post: 5 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Turmeric Every Day, and Why You Should. I credited you and linked to your website. Thank you!

  • Karen

    Hi great recipe. I recently started taking turmeric because I’ve been ill for six months now. It’s too early to say if it’s going to help but I thought I’d say what I do because it makes life easier. I make a paste an refrigerate it. I add about 100 ml of turmeric powder to equal water and gently heat. Making a paste. You have to add different amounts of water depending on the powder. Then I add a tea spoon and a half of freshly ground black pepper. Then 100 ml of coconut oil. I add maple syrup no added sugar to taste and cinnamon vanilla and ginger to taste. I cool and add to sterile jars and pop in the fridge. Then when I need iritis there. Heat milk add about a teaspoon of paste or to taste either stir in or blend it electronically to get a frothy brew.

  • Eryn

    I went crusing the internet for a ‘treatment’ for mycough when I found this site!. Yummiest drink ever! Recommending it to everyone N

  • Love this recipe, thanks so much. Had to try it right away!

  • Jean

    I came across your site last week in search of a good smoothie bowl recipe and loved all the different recipes you had going here. While drooling from recipe to recipe, I happened upon this one and decided to give it a go tonight after reading about some of turmeric’s benefits. I made a cup with 1/3 t honey and it was phenomenal!! Just the right touch of sweet but really, I fell in love with the subtle heat.

    Thank you for spreading nutrition awareness through your recipes. I can’t wait to try my hand at the pumpkin spice granola next!

    • Thank you so much Jean, I appreciate your kind words. Hope you have fun nibbling your way around my blog xx

  • Jessica

    This milk is amazing! I’ve been sick for 3 days and can feel myself getting better as I drink. So delicious too!

  • Nesanet

    Hi there seems to be inconsistences with the time– the cooking dierction time states 20-30 min and total time 8 min

  • Chi

    Can I use turmeric powder or a fresh one is a must to make the milk mixture?

    • You can use either! If I make it on the fly, I often use powder because it’s easier xx M

  • Cathy

    How often to drink this for good maintainence?

  • Peter Mt. Shasta

    Ayurveda says that honey should never be boiled. Add it to the milk later, before drinking.

    • The honey is added upon serving in addition to honey if added during cooking, it’s an optional ingredient 😉

  • Elaine

    I also heard that turmeric had cancer-fighting properties and had even shown promise in helping to shrink tumors some folks already had. Eastern medicine is amazing. Can’t wait to try McKel’s recipe.

  • Chrisanna Robins

    Just happened to have some turmeric in my spice drawer. Loving the flavor of honey, cinnamon and turmeric together! This is my new favorite drink!!!

  • Living in India since birth; turmeric has been the go to home remedy for all the times as the immediate primary remedy. Ground turmeric can be applied directly over cuts, bruises,nicks, etc. Turmeric is a part of the daily cooking and used widely across the nation.
    I just had this though can fresh cow milk be used instead of almond / coconut milk?

    • Yes traditionally cows milk is used but I don’t do dairy here on the blog, so I always opt for almond or coconut milk! It’s lovely, try it out 😉

  • Maria Feldman

    Very soothing and comforting. Wonderful texture. I used coconut milk and instead of black pepper-organic chilli pepper, as it has more healing properties. Highly recommend it after hectic day.

  • Leah Staffier

    I just followed your recipe, but used Hemp milk.
    It came out weirdly gooey.
    Have you encountered this problem?

    • It could be that you heated the milk too hot- next time just warm it or try another brand of hemp milk or you can also add a little natural stabilizer such as lecithin.

  • Sharon Legeret

    Hi, I’ve just discovered the benefits of turmeric and would love to try the milk. However, I’m vegan and allergic to nuts (including coconut) so what other types of milk could I use?

  • morgs

    Loved it!!! Very soothing

  • Morgan Lueg

    this is delicious! perfect for late night snack or mid-morning treat!!!!

  • Cyndi Egold

    Made the milk this morning and OMG!! Had to use WF vanilla almond milk because that’s what I had in the house and I didn’t want to wait any longer. I can only imagine how good it would be with homemade almond milk! Thank you for sharing! Happy to have run across your site.

    • So happy you tried it AND loved it! It’s my favorite and glad it’s become a quick new favorite of yours too 🙂

  • rohit

    It’s nice to see this traditional indian ayurveda recipe here. One thing to point out, when I read someone had a bleeding, is turmeric is considered a body heat producing spice. We balance it out by adding “ghee” to the milk. Ghee is clarified butter. That should help.

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  • Irene Garcia

    You’re cutting edge and one of my favorite sites to be on. Thank you for your passion!

  • Kim

    Perhaps you covered this already…but I don’t do almond milk, nor do I know how to make it. If I use unsweetened coconut milk, do I have to add coconut oil? I use the half gallons in the dairy case, not the canned shelf milk. Thanks 🙂

  • Caddy

    delightful! Thank you! Soothing bronchitis

  • Alison McCoubrey

    I have been making this every night this week. I love it & I sleep like a log after drinking it!!

  • Ashley

    I know this is your most popular recipe (for good reason) & you get a ton of comments on it but I have to share my experience too. My 3 year old woke up this morning with a sore throat & this recipe immediately came to mind. I wondered how she would like it, turmeric is a strong spice. I added a little more coconut oil & honey, frothed it in a blender & called it her special, sweet, Halloween milk. She took one sip & said, “Mmmm”, she loved it! A minute later, “Mommy, this milk is making my throat feel better!” Thank you, McKel. This mama needed some help today.

    • I’m so glad you and your little enjoyed this one! For little ones, I would use just a touch less turmeric than adults 😉 p.s. I LOVE that she called it Halloween milk, that is so adorable.

  • Elaina

    This is delicious! Thank you for sharing. I have been looking for another way to take my turmeric besides in a shot glass with apple cider vinegar.

  • kookie

    I have really bad muscle spasms and joint pain. I make a turmeric paste every Sunday enjoy for the week. 1 teaspoon of Turmeric paste, coconut milk , pepper, cinnamon and I add some Udo’s oil to mine right before I drink it. I no longer drink coffee in the AM, I drink my golden Milk instead. I try to drink it at least 2 a day. Absolutely love it.

    • That’s a great switch in your routine, thanks for sharing your success with this recipe Kookie 🙂

  • Kriss Sargent

    I love the turmeric tea and the milk. I prepare both on Sunday so I can enjoy benefits and flavor all week. I think McKel that you and I have the same palate (praising your measurement of ingredients) I rarely alter your recipes. Keep them coming! Thank you.

  • Ida

    This recipe is a must try. I have read that a few of the ways to increase the bioavailability of termeric is to match it with ginger, pepper or an oil. Traditionally, these spices are heated plain or in a little oil to better release their flavors. Do you know if that also increased their bioavailability?

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it Ida! Yes, if you read within the blog post I share those tips on how to increase bioavailability- like pepper 🙂

  • Judy

    Thanks…it taste great…I had it just before goi g to bed and slept right through the night for the first time in weeks….but the really great thing was I woke up WITHOUT a headache first time in months!!!

  • Terry Horne

    I love your turmeric milk, I drink it just before bed. Also on a cold morning, I make turmeric and cinnamon porridge. Just make the porridge as normal, adding a teaspoon of each spice as it heats up. Finish cooking the porridge as normal. I have diabetes and this slow release carbohydrate, mixed with spices that are supposed to help manage blood sugar give a great start to the day. I find I do not need to add honey or sugar as the flavours of the spices are sufficient.

  • Sarah

    I tried this for the first time tonight, and it was AWESOME! Thanks for the recipe that will definitely be at the forefront of my mind this winter. I just discovered you through a friend on Instagram, and I’m going to love reading through your recipes!

    • I”m so glad you tried this Sarah, it’s one of my absolute favorites from the entire NS blog! xM

  • Jacqs

    I’ve Ben trying this tumeric drink for a month now. It has help me in ways I’m learning to understand. Only odd thing is it’s helping me with snoring. I don’t snore as loud an often as I did before ????????

  • Marit

    Good morning from Norway! My mother has been having trouble sleeping (anxiety related) and I’m always looking for something warm and cozy to drink before bedtime. Many teas are too acidic for me and give me heartburn so I’m going to try this turmeric milk tonight! What are your thoughts on making a ‘batch’ to last a couple days and reheat? Have you tried that? Or would you recommend making single batches, one day at a time? Thanks for your feedback!

    • McKel Hill

      Great question, you can make a couple batches at a time to last a couple days- I typically just make it as I need it 😉

  • Anja

    When I use the blender, do I still have to boil it?

    • McKel Hill

      Using a blender to emulsify it with coconut oil is just an option. You’d use it after warming!

  • Oonagh

    First time trying this tonight, it’s delicious and I feel super relaxed! Thanks for the recipe.

    • McKel Hill

      So glad you finally gave this a go Oonagh!

  • kim

    It looks like there are cloves in your photo…are you adding cloves to you turmeric milk?

  • alicia hill

    this was absolutely HEAVENLY. my only qualm is that the milk evaporated to just half a glass 🙁 how do i avoid this happening next time i make it? xx

    • McKel Hill

      Glad you enjoyed it Alicia! You can simply add more milk or just heat until warm, no need to reduce!

  • Victoria

    Hi McKel, LOVE your blog! Is it ok if I use oatmeal milk for this recipe?
    Greetings from Argentina!

    • McKel Hill

      Hi Victoria! Yes, you can use oatmeal milk if you’d like! I would add just a touch of coconut oil then to have a little fat with it 🙂

  • anieca

    Hi! Poking around at turmeric properties, benefits, how to eat, etc. on the web (thanks to your persistence 🙂 ), and am finding that sources recommend taking a supplement because using small amounts of ground turmeric just isn’t enough to get all the benefits. What are your thoughts on that? Still worth using ground since it’s so convenient and better than nothing? Or should we use the root instead when possible? Blah blah… 🙂 Thanks! Love everything you do!

    • McKel Hill

      You’re welcome! My stance is adding ground turmeric to your diet on a daily basis is great enough, this is a great application for turmeric as well 😉

  • Nan

    First of all this is delicious, I don’t think I have ever really had Turmeric before but I made this last night and really enjoyed it.
    I have a quick question, I tried to browse through the comments to see if anyone else had asked, but I didn’t find any. Is there a benefit/reason that I need to have the mixture heat up on the stove for so long? I found that my mixture was warm in about 10 minutes, but I noticed that the recipe suggests 20-30. Is there an added benefit to cooking it for longer? It seemed ready but I of course want to get the most nutrients etc out of the drink.
    Similarly, when I am in a rush, would it be okay to head the almond milk in the microwave? I know that is probably not ideal but I am in college and always on the move, that using the microwave might be easiest.
    Such a fan of your work!

    • McKel Hill

      Hi Nan! Great question! I like heating the root for longer than ground powder- if using the powder you can just heat it for about 10 minutes. With the microwave, yes you can do that, I know how it is in college and you’re SO on top of the game if you’re doing this while in college, wish I would’ve 😉 xM

  • Susan

    Hi McKel,

    I have been enjoying your Turmeric Milk recipe for quite some time and really enjoy it. I have just come down with a cold, so have been sipping on it, as well as your wonderful Zinger Tea – a favorite!

    I just wanted to mention that I added the juice of one orange to my Turmeric Milk this morning, and it’s delicious!! It adds a subtle sweetness and just brightens it up a little.

    Thank you so much for doing what you do and all of your healthful recipes and information – NS is my go-to regularly, and especially when I’m feeling under the weather. 🙂

  • Sara from Portugal

    Hi! I was going to make this milk just for the anti inflammatory properties (dealing with some inflammation at the moment) and my attitude was a bit “ok, let’s just get this over with”, but I was soooo pleasantly surprised by how good this tastes! I will surely re-do this recipe many, many times and I’ll recommend it to friends. Thank you!

  • Ruth

    Ever since I got addicted to chai in Nepal, I’ve been a little bit obsessed with spiced hot drinks so I will definitely have to try this one!

    • McKel Hill

      Oh I can’t begin to compare my recipe to having chai in Nepal… that sounds AMAZING Ruth! But, I will say this is one of the most beloved NS recipes 😉

  • Tiins

    Hello, how much turmeric should I add if I’m using fresh turmeric? Thanks!

    • McKel Hill

      About 1/2 inch or just to taste!

  • Judy

    Can’t wait to make & try. My husband grinds seasoning and fresh turmeric is one of the main ingredients. My mom in law has it in her garden, she chops the fresh turmeric & drinks it with hot water every morning

    • McKel Hill

      So glad you enjoy this Judy, I know you’re going to love it already!

  • Tracy | Pale Yellow

    I need a soothing drink at night, this looks wonderful!

    • McKel Hill

      Thank you Tracy, enjoy!

  • Lakshmi

    Will it stain my teeth?

  • Phebe C.

    Hello! Is the simmering for 10 minutes to just warm it fully or to actually serve a cooking-related purpose? It smells beautiful!

    • McKel Hill

      It’s to warm, but it also gives it a little time for the flavors to combine together 😉 Enjoy Phebe!

  • Kai

    This turmeric milk is absolutely fantastic! I learned the hard way the first time that straining is a VERY important step if you do not want sludge in your mug 😉 It feels like a treat when I drink it at night, it satisfies sweet cravings and definitely helps me to unwind. I love it!

    • McKel Hill

      So glad you enjoy it Kai! It’s my favorite and so happy to hear that you’re making it a routine 😉 xM

  • Megan

    Do you think it is positive or negative to take a 1,000 mg turmeric supplement with black pepper as an alternative to anti-inflammatory meds?

    • McKel Hill

      I recommend asking your physician for that! I don’t know your personal history and could only answer that as a client. Your doctor will be happy to help!

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  • Sarah

    Hi McKel,

    Can I make this in batches? Would it keep in the fridge? Or is it best fresh?

    Thanks, love your site!

    • McKel Hill

      Yes, you can make ahead! Great question Sarah, enjoy!

  • Gemma Garner

    I made this milk last night — absolutely lovely! So warming. I added cardamon pods too.

    • McKel Hill

      So glad you enjoyed it Gemma, I love the addition of cardamom

  • Patricia

    Hi! First time here and I am enjoying your recipes big time!
    I have been reading in a lot of places that you should not boil neither overheat any kind of vegetable milk because by doing that you turn those good fats into very bad fats.
    I would like to know if you have heard of it, if it is really true and how to proceed with recipes like this one, that asks for boiling the milk.

  • Juan

    How much per serving and how many times a day should it be consumed?

    • McKel Hill

      Each recipe serves 1 and you can drink it daily if you like!

  • Kath

    Thank you so much for this, I can’t wait to try this tonight and right through our cold wet La Niña winter. Xx

    • McKel Hill

      Yes! Cheers Kath!

  • Kate Bobka

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to try this!

    • McKel Hill

      Can’t wait for you to try it Kate!

  • alicia

    can this be made in a larger quantity and stored in the fridge for a few days?

    • McKel Hill

      Yes! Check out some of the comments above for a play by play 😉 Enjoy Alicia! xM

  • Bhumika

    McKel, I loved this recipe!

    My roots are from India and whenever I get a sore throat, my parents handed down this mixture of turmeric and honey to soothe my throat.

    Once, a long time ago, I simply mixed turmeric powder with warm milk and honey and it was delicious.

    The added ingredients in your recipe definitely take it up a notch, making it super nutritious and healing too. I’ve been under the weather these past few days, and while I still feel a little sick, I feel really elevated thanks to your turmeric milk recipe!

    Thank you, girl! <3

    • McKel Hill

      Thanks for sharing this Bhumika! I’m so glad you’re enjoying this recipe and it reminds you of comforting childhood memories- it’s the best when food can do that right!? cheers xxM

  • kim

    Hi I am wondering what the trade off is nutritionally if I don’t make the almond milk and just use what I can buy at the grocery store?

    • McKel Hill

      I don’t always make my own almond milk and it’s okay to get a store bought version, just make sure it’s organic and doesn’t use carrageenan in the ingredien

  • Deon


    I was just wondering if this will keep in the fridge? For instance, if I wanted to make a larger batch and then chill the rest, does it keep well after a day of being chilled then reheating it?


    • McKel Hill

      Yes, I recommend making as needed, but you can make it ahead of time for 2-3 days!

  • Katrina

    Hi there, I was just wondering if you can use fresh turmeric instead of powder?

    • McKel Hill

      Yes and yes!

      • Black-eyed She

        How? I have tumeric root.

        • Peel the turmeric root and finely grate it into the milk!

          • Black-eyed She

            Great! I will try this tonight. Thanks a bunch.

  • Lindsey

    I’ve been making mine with hazelnut milk and it is heavenly! Subbed coconut for olive oil because that’s what I usually use! Cheers!

    • McKel Hill

      Glad you enjoyed it Lindsey!

  • Neha Patel


    I’ve been drinking this for a few days now every night. Is there anything to do to prevent your teeth and tongue from being stained? Although I brush and scrub after drinking I noticed the staining on my teeth and tongue aren’t easily removed.


  • This looks SO good, I can’t wait to try it! <3

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    On another source for golden milk, they suggested drinking it through a straw.

    • McKel Hill

      You can certainly drink through a straw to avoid the yellow aftermath on your teeth and tongue. Just be careful with plastic straws in a hot mug of turmeric milk!

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