Golden Milk Latte (how to make turmeric tea)

This golden milk latte, also known as turmeric tea, is lightly sweet but very low in sugar, and is the perfect way to unwind before bed. It’s packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, and is a beautiful soft golden color.

Golden Milk Latte | How to Make Turmeric Tea

Word to the world: we have a new beverage obsession.

The golden milk latte! A delicious, healthy, and soothing concoction. It's lightly sweet and packed with nutrients and healing properties.

First it was coffee (oh wait, it’s still coffee),

then green juice,

then kombucha,

then my beloved detox drink (which I still enjoy often)

and now, this.

The golden milk latte! A delicious, healthy, and soothing concoction. It's lightly sweet and packed with nutrients and healing properties.

The golden milk latte (aka turmeric tea).

me with a mug of turmeric tea

Golden Milk Latte

I’ve been intrigued by these for a while, especially since I read this beautiful post that my friend Kristen wrote. The benefits of turmeric are numerous, and it has a bright golden hue. I find it to taste extremely mild, so it’s easy to sprinkle a little of this anti-inflammatory spice onto savory foods and breakfast dishes. 

I’ve been meaning to try the golden milk latte before bed, and finally got around to it. I’m hooked.

It tastes warming, and sweet, and is the perfect way to wind down before bed. 

turmeric tea in the making

I browsed a few recipes online, and came up with my own combo, which includes turmeric (necessary), almond milk, cinnamon, a pinch of pepper, honey, cayenne and ginger.

It’s a snap to put together, and it’s kind of like crawling into bed with your favorite cozy blanket.

Here’s how to make turmeric tea if you’d like to give it a try!

The golden milk latte! A delicious, healthy, and soothing concoction, also known as turmeric tea. It's lightly sweet and packed with nutrients and healing properties.



Golden Milk Latte


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Small piece of peeled ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger)
  • 1/21 tablespoon honey


  1. In a blender combine the ingredients and blend until smooth and frothy.
  2. Heat in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, but not boiling.
  3. Serve immediately.

*You can also serve it over ice!


Turmeric Tea Benefits

Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and packed with nutrients

Cinnamon: fights infection and can lower blood sugar levels

Cayenne: can increase metabolism

Cloves: warming, soothing, and high in antioxidants

Honey: antiseptic, antioxidant and healing properties

Pepper: increases absorption 

Ginger: powerful medicinal properties and can also aid in digestion and decreasing muscle soreness

*You can also add a little coconut oil into the latte for a creamier texture and bonus nutrients


Have you tried the golden milk latte or anything similar? What’s a bedtime ritual that you love? I’ve brought back nighttime meditation and it really helps me unwind at the end of the day.



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  1. Jen H. on January 20, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Ooh yummy! I have made this before but haven’t added clove. Can’t wait to try that addition! You got me hooked on your detox drink and this sounds like another addiction 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      yes, it’s the same way!! i like the detox drink in the morning and this one before bed 🙂

  2. Sam @ Hygge Wellness on January 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    This looks awesome! I might add a tsp of coconut oil because black pepper & coconut oil (or fat) help with proper absorption. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Nathaly Abrahan on January 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I always drink this whenever I feel like I’m getting sick. It’s better than NyQuill for sure!

    I’ve also heard turmeric is good for period cramps. But I’ve never tried it for that purpose.

  4. Hillary on January 20, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Yumm-y, and such a cute mug too!

  5. Mary Carter on January 21, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I make it by the quart. I pour a quart of almond milk in the blender and all the ingredients, blend it, and then pour it back in the milk box, labelled with a “G”, so I don’t grab it to use in coffee. It’s become part of my weekly prep. Then I nuke a small glass at a time. Don’t add coconut oil if you pre-make and refrigerate it, though. The oil separates and turns to a solid instead of remaining blended. I usually add some cardamom instead of clove.

  6. Lynn on January 22, 2017 at 6:06 am

    I’ve been looking for a nighttime drink–something to sip while reading so I can relax and actually sleep. Apparently coffee is bad for that? I’ll have to give this a try.

  7. Lisa @ Lisa 3D on January 22, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I’ve never tried anything like this before, but I have to admit, now I’m curious!

  8. Haleigh on January 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. I’ve been looking for a good recipe for turmeric tea. My dad has had joint pain for many years and references turmeric as the key ingredient that makes his body feel young again. I can’t wait to give it a try!

  9. rachel @ athletic avocado on January 23, 2017 at 4:39 am

    I always wanted to know how to make a golden milk latte! Thank you for sharing! Can’t wait to reap the benefits of turmeric 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 23, 2017 at 11:13 am

      i hope you love it!

  10. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on January 23, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I love warm drinks before bed that leave the tummy full and you relaxed!!!

    • Fitnessista on January 23, 2017 at 11:13 am

      yes! they’re amazing before bed

  11. Emily F on January 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I made a Golden Milk recipe a while back and loved it!! And then I brushed my teeth and my toothbrush turned yellow. And it kept a yellowish tint after several brushes. And it freaked me out and I got worried that my teeth would turn yellow!!! So… Have you had that issue? Is it a concern that it will yellow teeth? Or is it no worse than coffee?

    • Fitnessista on January 23, 2017 at 11:13 am

      nope, i haven’t had any problems with that! i use the tom’s whitening tooth paste and i think it works really well, especially with wine and coffee stains 🙂

  12. Meagan @ My Life as Mrs on January 23, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I tried making a turmeric tea from a recipe a year ago and didn’t like it at all probably because it ended up being very strong. This looks good though so I’m going to try again tonight! How well do you think this would hold in the fridge if you made a batch for a few days worth of drink. And microwave instead of stove?

    • Fitnessista on January 23, 2017 at 11:58 am

      i think it would definitely work!

  13. Maria on January 25, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I’m going to have to give this a try…probably a better night time ritual to get into the habit of rather than my nightly glass of wine! ha!

    • Fitnessista on January 25, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      hahah! you can alternate 😉

  14. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on January 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I use turmeric on everything but have never made golden milk. Sounds delish! 🙂 Nice pics too, friend!

  15. Karen on January 27, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I have been drinking the Golden Milk mix from your friend Kristen at WellBlends for a couple of months now. Just a note for anyone who hasn’t tried it yet – the almond milk you use will make a big difference in the taste (obviously!). If you have the sweetened or vanilla flavored almond milk, you will probably want to taste test before you go crazy with the honey, or stick to the unsweetened milk.

    • Fitnessista on January 27, 2017 at 11:39 am

      ahhh i need to order some from her. and yes, the almond milk makes a huge difference!

  16. Allison Thompson on January 31, 2017 at 6:22 am

    I’ve made it using both sweetened and unsweetened almond milk. Also, I prefer to make mine without any clove in it. I love the taste of cloves normally, but in this I find it a little over powering.

    I love turmeric and use it regularly because it helps to regulate certain issues I have as I go through the menopause.

  17. Jessica on February 8, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Do you think you could use ground ginger or does it need to be fresh to really get the benefits of it? This sounds amazing! Both my husband and I have been drinking your detox drink most mornings and we love it!

  18. Lois Knox on November 29, 2017 at 7:22 am

    If you mixed it up in the Vitamix Blender couldn’t you just turn it up for a couple of minutes to warm it up and not have to pour in a pan and heat? I was going to juice some turmeric and ginger together and try the fresh with. It. Can’t wait to try. So many almond milks which brand do you use?

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