Don't you just love starting your day with a warm drink?! I've been trying to switch things up recently by adding a Golden Milk Latte to my rotation. If you haven't tried these yet, you need to jump on the bandwagon. They are totally addictive! 

Fresh turmeric turns this warm and comforting drink a light golden color, and also helps to fight inflammation in your body. A crack of black pepper and a fat like coconut oil help activate the turmeric so it can work its magic. Ginger and cinnamon are the perfect warming spices to accompany the turmeric. 

I feel great when I have my golden milk latte in the morning, and my kids have been loving it too. Have you tried this beautiful drink yet? What flavors do you add?

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Golden Milk

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egg free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 2 cups almond, coconut or rice milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 inch fresh turmeric, peeled
  • pinch freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey, coconut sugar, maple syrup, or stevia


1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.*

2. Pour into a medium pot and simmer until warmed through, about 5 minutes. 

* if your blender isn’t very powerful, pour through a mesh strainer. 

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Mary-Claire Maffei

    If I can't get ahold of some fresh turmeric root, what would the ground turmeric equivalent be? Thanks, Catherine! Can't wait to make this!

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    • Liz

      I have the same question - thanks!

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    • Cate

      Ground turmeric is more potent than the fresh. Look at Turmeric Users groups on Facebook. They offer a lot of help and info. Can make up golden paste in advance and keep refrigerated. It needs a bit of cooking first.

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    • Lindsey

      I have been using 1 teaspoon per inch of fresh. Turns out great! I look forward to trying it with fresh when I can!

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  • Dolly

    Made it, turned out great, Thanks!

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  • Stacey

    How does the pepper 'activate' the turmeric?

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  • Tammie

    thanks so much for the inspo and recipe! for how long will it keep in the fridge?

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  • Lindsey

    I skip a step and just heat it up in my blender. Makes for a quick drink and easier clean-up!

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  • Vicki

    A few questions..
    My kids don't like warm/hot drinks. Could I skip step 2 and serve after blending?
    Is there any possible way to make this into popsicles or ice cream?
    How long will it keep in fridge? Could I make it the night before?

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  • How many does the recipe serve? I didn't see this posted

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