Turmeric Milk
Turmeric Milk
5 from 3 votes
Indulge in a cup of Turmeric Milk, a healing elixir that’s not just for bedtime anymore. This golden-hued concoction combines traditional spices and natural sweetness, offering an unmatched balance of flavour and health benefits.

Indulge in a warm, comforting cup of Turmeric Milk, a delightful beverage hailed for its soothing properties and rich flavors.

Originating from ancient Ayurvedic practices, this golden-hued elixir combines the goodness of milk with the vibrant spices of turmeric, cinnamon, and black pepper, offering a treat for both the palate and the body.

Despite its simplicity, turmeric milk boasts a complexity of flavors and a plethora of health benefits, making it a beloved choice for relaxation and wellness seekers alike.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different spices and flavorings, such as cardamom or nutmeg, to customize your turmeric milk to your liking.


Milk: Milk forms the creamy base of this recipe, providing a smooth texture and a dose of calcium for strong bones.

Turmeric Powder: Turmeric, with its earthy aroma and vibrant color, brings a distinctive flavor profile and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, adding a healthful boost to the drink.

Cinnamon Powder: Adding warmth and sweetness, cinnamon complements the earthiness of turmeric, enhancing the overall taste with its subtle spiciness.

Black Pepper: A touch of black pepper not only adds a hint of heat but also aids in the absorption of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, maximizing its health benefits.

Honey: Sweeten your turmeric milk with honey to balance the spices and add a natural sweetness, while also providing antibacterial properties and a touch of natural energy.

Vanilla Extract (Optional): For those seeking an extra layer of flavor, vanilla extract offers a hint of sweetness and aroma, elevating the drink to a luxurious treat.

Expert Tip: For a frothier texture, you can use a milk frother or blend the ingredients before heating.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve turmeric milk hot in your favorite mug or cup, perfect for cozy evenings or chilly mornings.
  • Pair it with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or a cinnamon stick for garnish, enhancing the visual appeal and aroma.
  • Enjoy alongside a light snack or a piece of toast for a wholesome breakfast or a comforting bedtime treat.

Expert Tip: Be careful not to boil the milk, as overheating can cause it to scald and alter the taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is turmeric milk suitable for vegans?

Yes, you can substitute dairy milk with plant-based alternatives like almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk to make it vegan-friendly.

Can I make turmeric milk in advance?

While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare a larger batch and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat gently before serving.

Can I adjust the sweetness of turmeric milk?

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of honey to suit your taste preferences. You can also substitute honey with other sweeteners like maple syrup or agave nectar.

Can I drink turmeric milk if I’m lactose intolerant?

Yes, you can use lactose-free milk or dairy alternatives to make turmeric milk suitable for lactose-intolerant individuals.

Can turmeric milk help with sleep?

Turmeric milk is often consumed before bedtime for its calming properties. However, individual results may vary, and it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

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Turmeric Milk

by Nabeela Kauser
Indulge in a cup of Turmeric Milk, a healing elixir that’s not just for bedtime anymore. This golden-hued concoction combines traditional spices and natural sweetness, offering an unmatched balance of flavour and health benefits.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 2
Calories 227 kcal


  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Honey Adjust to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract Optional


  • In a saucepan, pour the whole milk and heat it over medium-low heat. Be sure not to boil it; you want it hot but not scalding.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper to the milk. Stir well to combine.
  • Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. This helps to infuse the flavours of the spices into the milk.
  • After simmering, remove the saucepan from the heat. If you’d like, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract for extra flavour.
  • Sweeten your turmeric milk with 2 tablespoons of honey, or adjust the amount to your desired sweetness. Stir until the honey is fully dissolved.
  • Pour the turmeric milk into your favourite mug and enjoy the soothing and healthy beverage.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 430mgFibre: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 421IUVitamin C: 0.4mgVitamin D: 3µgCalcium: 326mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Beverages, Drinks, Hot Drinks, Milk, Recipe, Turmeric, Turmeric Milk, Winter
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Nabeela Kauser

Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m delighted that you find the recipes easy to follow. I’ll definitely keep sharing more simple and delicious recipes.

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