How to Make Golden Milk

Golden Milk featuring Alpenrose Dairy Milk

Have you heard of golden milk (also known as turmeric tea)? It's a creamy, hot milk drink that includes turmeric. It tastes quite similar to chai: slightly spicy with the perfect amount of sweetness. But unlike chai, it has no caffeine. And this means it goes down especially well before bed!

What’s Turmeric?

Turmeric is a deep orange spice that’s used in Indian and Asian cuisine. While it was first used as a dye, it was later used for its medicinal benefits – and still is today. The golden spice has a long history of medicinal use (over 4,000 years!) in Southeast Asia. Turmeric contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. (It's also what gives the spice its vibrant color.) It has been said to relieve pain, help aid digestion, and improve heart health.

How to Make Golden Milk

Serves 2

What you need:

  • 2 cups of Alpenrose Reduced Fat 2% Milk
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp. honey (adjust to your preference)
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


Pour milk in a medium saucepan and heat gently to a simmer, making sure to whisk frequently. 

Once the milk is simmering, add turmeric and honey, then continue to whisk.

Add ginger powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Stir and gently simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. 

Pour into two cups and finish with a dusting of cinnamon. Enjoy!