Vegan Golden Milk

Vegan Golden Milk is a delicious turmeric milk recipe that tastes like chai tea! Flavored with fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, and ground turmeric, it feels like a warm hug on a chilly day! {Vegan + Paleo}


  • 1 cup coconut cream (see notes)
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Fresh ginger: 3-4 rounds from the “branches” or 1-2 pieces from the “trunk”, each 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, more or less as desired
  • Optional ingredients: black pepper, a sprinkle of cardamom, and/or a splash of vanilla


  1. Combine the coconut milk, almond milk, dried turmeric, fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, and maple syrup, along with desired optional ingredients, in a saucepan. Start on a LOW heat and gradually increase to a MEDIUM-HIGH heat, stirring regularly, until the golden milk is simmering. Continue to simmer and stir about 5 to 7 minutes, or until the Vegan Golden Milk begins to froth and rise in the saucepan. Remove from heat to let cool.
  2. Serve immediately or cool completely and refrigerate in an airtight container for a few days.


    • You can buy coconut cream in a can, or you can chill one can of coconut milk overnight, Then the next morning, skim the cream off the top and use that in your golden milk. The skimmed portion usually equals about 1 cup, which is perfect.
    • Contents will settle as milk sits, so it’s important to stir frequently during the simmering process, and you may need to stir again before serving.