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Golden Milk

This Golden Milk recipe is a favorite beverage at my home; we enjoy it steaming hot or chilled -- both are delicious! Also called "turmeric milk," this is an Indian drink that has been gaining popularity in Western cultures. This flavorful beverage is packed with nutritious, good-for-you ingredients and warming spices.
Course beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy, Indian, Vegetarian
Keyword golden milk
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 golden milk teas
Calories 65kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $2.12


  • High-powered blender (such as Blendtec or Vitamix) (Note 1)


  • 1/4 cup roasted cashews (Note 2)
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric (Note 3)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/16 teaspoon each: fine sea salt, ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional


  • BLEND: Combine cashews and almond milk in a high-powered blender. Process until smooth, about 90 seconds.
  • BLEND AGAIN: Add remaining ingredients and blend again until completely smooth, about 60-90 seconds. Make sure the honey hasn't pooled at the bottom.
  • WARM IT OR CHILL IT: If you'd like it warm, transfer to a small pot and heat to desired heat. Divide between two mugs and sprinkle the top of the mugs with cinnamon if desired. Alternatively, pour the mixture into a glass milk jug or large covered jar and chill. Enjoy the next morning (or a few hours later) thoroughly chilled (my favorite way!).
  • STORAGE: This recipe stores well for 5-7 days in an airtight container in the fridge. We usually make up a big batch of it and store it in a large mason jar or glass milk jug in the fridge. It only gets more flavorful as it sits! Give the milk a really good shake (it tends to settle a bit) and pour into a cup to enjoy straight out of the fridge or into a small pot to warm through.



Note 1: Blender: You'll need a good, powerful blender (think Blendtec® or Vitamix®) to break down the cashews without soaking them first. If you don't have a strong blender, I recommend soaking the cashews first (check out this Cashew Ice Cream recipe for 3 ways to soak cashews).
Note 2: Cashews: We love dry roasted cashews best — more flavor without any extra effort on your part. 
Note 3: Turmeric: Increase up to 1/2 teaspoon for a stronger flavor.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.7g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 2.2g | Sodium: 140.1mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 8.7g