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Turmeric milk

turmeric milk with cinnamon and honey

Just a few years ago I discovered turmeric, a new spice which I love. With all the healthy benefits, turmeric became an important spice to use in my kitchen. This year I discovered turmeric milk and now I am drinking it before I go to sleep.

I use my own recipe because is a way to add to this milk other healthy ingredients. If I don’t have almond milk or rice milk in my fridge I use cow’s milk.

Turmeric milk, an Ayurvedic drink, helps you boost your energy and health. Most of us drink turmeric milk at night to help with our sleep and heal common colds or sore throat. It also helps with indigestion, menstrual cramps, headaches, arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Turmeric milk also fights different types of cancer: breast, colon, liver and prostate, and helps with depression, purifies blood, relieves pain and helps with neurological disorders.

You can enhanced the taste and the healthy benefits by adding cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, coconut oil, honey, etc.


  • 1 cup almond, rice or cow’s milk
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil



Pour a glass of milk into a pot and turn the heat on. Add turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon and coconut oil. Let the mix boil for a few minutes. You can strain it if you like. Add honey and enjoy your turmeric milk.


199 thoughts on “Turmeric milk

  1. By husband loves to add turmeric to his food, protein smoothies, rice, etc. Definitely will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

      1. to be sincere, i haven’t tasted it before but merely looking at it it looks fanimorous and lovely, nice one dear

  2. Lovely and simple recipe. Am going to try that to help with my sleep. Just bought fresh turmeric to juice with lemons for the other end of the day. It tastes amazing.

  3. My daughter has Sjogren’s and has been using turmeric and I’ve been adding it to our meals. I told her about your milk recipe…she will have to give it a try! Thank you!

  4. Love this – I tried making one a while ago but you had to make a turmeric paste first which seemed to take ages and not last long in the fridge, so I’ll definitely be trying this out. Thanks

  5. I add turmeric to just about everything, but for the life of me, keep forgetting that there is such a thing as turmeric milk! Must try this recipe!

  6. This is almost on target with Milk Tea that I have a recipe posted for on my blog~ I use the same spices you mention! It’s goes particularly well with a black tea however I’m sure you can use different teas as well.

  7. U can try out milk with dates almond powder and cashew ….. i try not to add sugar but its ur wish ….. its my grand maa’s reciepe…. being an indian we love to try everything wit milk…. i have this in the night during summers becoz it soothing …. if i expect guest i serve it cold as a dessert… try out i m sure u will love it

  8. After we found out about the health benefits of turmeric we have been using it more frequently but this is a must try. Can’t wait to give it a go this evening, thanks!

  9. I don’t even know what turmeric is …I have seen the word …. I don’t even know how to pronounce it …. I checked our cupboard of ancient and abandoned spices … alas, there was no turmeric …. Perhaps I should get some and experiment … that is what I do …. One teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of milk sounds real strong …. I think I will start with a dash …. I would hate to overdose on the first try … and then there is that cardamom stuff … another unknown …. I will try one at a time …. My cooking seems outrageous to some …. But …. I do try to stay within limits.

      1. I am learning about turmeric the easy way …. from you …. soon I will learn the hard way ….. if I survive, I will let you know the results of the investigation

  10. wow
    Thank you for so informative post. I love turmeric but use it like a spicy for cooking :). And I never tried it with milk and honey :). But I will for sure, because it’s very unusual for me!

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