Whole30 Golden Turmeric Milk (hot or iced)
Dairy and caffeine-free Whole30 Golden Turmeric Milk recipe. This frothy creamy delicious beverage is anti-inflammatory, fights colds, and with no added sugar. Good for hot or iced cold beverages.
If you love caffeine-free cozy drinks, you’ll also love my black sesame latte!
Whole30 Golden Turmeric Milk
This recipe was first appeared on Whole30recipes social media channel during my guest post week in January 2018.
I omitted adding any sweeteners (including dates) to make the beverage Whole30 compliant. I was so happy to receive the official go-ahead from Whole30 before sharing this recipe on their channel.
Because turmeric is fat-soluble, coconut oil helps our bodies to absorb. Black pepper also makes the curcumin in turmeric more bio available so don’t skip these two ingredients!
I used a milk frother to make my Whole30 Golden Turmeric Milk extra frothy smooth but a few extra whisk will do the same trick.
In the recipe below I used both light coconut milk from a can and almond milk to create a more complex flavor. If you are short on ingredients use only coconut milk. And if you want a lighter taste, coconut milk from a milk carton will give you a lighter flavor.
Hot and cold
Since this Whole30 Golden Turmeric Milk recipe was first shared in January, I made it a hot beverage. But it’s great for cold drinks too. Just pour it over a cup of ice cubes for a lovely iced cold Golden Turmeric Milk in hot summer !
This creamy delicious Whole30 Golden Turmeric Milk is :
Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, and Keto friendly.
Anti-inflammatory, fight colds, plus many more.
If you give this Whole30 Golden Turmeric Milk a try, let me know ! Leave a comment and rate the recipe. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #IHeartUmami on Instagram. I’d love to see what you come up with. XOXO !
Whole30 Golden Turmeric Milk (Hot or Iced)
- 1 cup light coconut milk, from a can
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tbsp coconut oil
- ¼ tsp ground ginger powder
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ground black pepper, 1 small pinch
- (Optional) half of one whole dates, pitted, , omit if Whole30 or Keto
- Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Whisk and warm over medium heat. Gently warm the milk but not boiling – about 5-6 minutes. Whisk frequently. Add more turmeric or ginger to taste for stronger flavor. Drain the ingredients over a sieve. Froth the milk with a milk frother (optional).
- To serve: Winter: serve hot and immediately. Summer: let the milk cool to room temperature and serve it chilled over ice.
- To store: Once the milk is cool to room temperature, refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
- This Whole30 Golden Turmeric Milk recipe has more earthy taste. if, however, you aren’t following Whole30 or Keto and prefer a slightly sweeter taste, add half of one whole date in step 1 to sweeten the milk a bit.
- The nutrition calculation is based on 1 serving without the dates (sweetener).
Thank you so much for this! I am having a super stressful week, and going out for bone broth at the moment isn’t possible. I was looking for a Whole30 compliant savory beverage to be easy on my nervous stomach, but also give me some calories for energy. I just made this with regular coconut milk (canned) and omitted the coconut oil because of that. It is wonderful and is hitting the spot for me today. Thank you again, it’s excellent.
Thank you, Shelbey. Hope you feel better soon!
Can I use the coconut oil that is for cooking when making the golden milk? What about ghee as a substitute for the coconut oil?
Hi Carolyn, yes you can use ghee to replace coconut oil. Let me know how it goes!
I was looking for a great golden milk recipe…tried a few that didn’t quite hit the spot. This one nails it!! Great flavor!
So happy to hear that. Thank you, Jennifer!
can you just do coconut milk or do you need to do half coconut half almond. have never made this and want to try.
Hi Nathalia, you can use one type of milk. I use two types so they add flavor complexity. :))
Thank you for the easy recipe! I can’t wait to make this tonight 🙂
You are so very welcome! Enjoy!
The turmeric milk is delicious my itself, but combined with some natural sweetener like dates it get more deep flavor in my opinion . Great eather way!
I’m trying to get more tumeric into my diet so this recipe is perfect for me! Thanks for sharing!
I love golden milk and almost always have it steaming hot, but I really like your idea of having it over ice too! Will have to give that a try 🙂
Thanks so much Monique !
My MIL is Indian and when I get sick, she says: put some turmeric in your milk! So I am totally with you on drinking golden milk. Love your video, it’s so helpful for someone who wants to make this whole 30 version!
Thank you, Yang.
I have been wanting to try out turmeric milk for it’s anti inflammatory benefits and this recipe is just perfect for my keto lifestyle. Thank you for sharing!
This is SO CREAMY! I love that it’s Whole30 too! I’ve never tried anything like this and you’ve definitely inspired me to use turmeric more often.
And now I’m craving this… HOT!
Oh yes please! I’m making 4 mugs of this today (for my kids and me)! Looks so healthy and cozy and comforting!
Love the video! The black pepper is essential!
I adore golden milk. It is so warm and comforting. It’s an added bonus it is good for you!
I LOVE warming drinks! My body and soul feels happy when I sip on them. This Golden Milk looks so good and the video is awesome – loved the music!
I need a warm drink tonight after such a long day – I’m going to make this now! Thank you!
Yum! I love turmeric milk, and this looks so foamy and creamy. I’m definitely adding ginger next time I make it like you did!