Your Basic Golden Milk

Are you tired of afternoon lattes, hot green tea or pumpkin chai yet? I am! So today I'm sharing with you my recipe for something called Turmeric or aka "Golden" milk. It's basically a ginger turmeric tea makeover. This time with a twist of pepper and milk. 

The Golden milk recipe is strong in color and flavor, hence the name. I used a pretty hefty spoonful of turmeric spice and the fresh root as well. Ginger gives it some added spice and the vanilla is nutty and earthy. The pepper adds an addicting spice. After you make this tea a few times try using it as a base for more advanced tonics. Adding mushroom powders and other supplements turns this tea into an immune booster super hero type beverage. I added powdered green coffee and mushroom powder to mine today. 

The fist time I made this milk I remember feeling really hot - like a crazy heat in my upper chest and head. Instantly my whole body felt kind of tingly and warm. 

But the real benefit of this tea comes from the antioxidant properties

It is used to relieve swelling and pain due to headaches and wounds and is called ‘natural aspirin’ in Ayurvedic medicine. It's also been used to make the skin look healthy by boosting the elasticity. 

These are just some of the health benefits of drinking turmeric milk.

I add the pepper to help with absorption. The combination is a perfect afternoon pick me up and it's perfect during a cold and cough. 

Warming Turmeric Ginger Milk

Yields 2 mugs


  • 20 oz fresh homemade almond or cashew milk
  • 1 tsp turmeric spice
  • 1/2 tsp ginger spice
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger 
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh turmeric 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper spice
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey (or 1/2 Tbls cane sugar)


  1. In a small pot add all of the above ingredients. 
  2. Heat on medium heat until it's just about boiling.
  3. Whisk everything as it heats, making sure it all mixes up well.
  4. Strain out the chunks.
  5. Serve hot. 

I have another pic of this milk tonic on instagram. <--- Follow me if you don't already. And if you feel like making this milk, tag me on insta with a pic. I would LOVE it. @julinovotny is my Instagram name. 

And feel free to pin the image above - I added graphics to make it perfect for the platform. 

Happy Weekend everybody!