Spiced Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk) #EatTheWorld

It’s the 10th of the month which means it’s time for the Eat the World Recipe challenge hosted by Evelyne at CultEatz.  This month, we’re taking a culinary journey to India!

I thought about making another version of Chicken Tikka Masala, but that seemed like that wasn’t entirely in the spirit of the challenge.  So decided truly challenge myself and try something that crossed my screen months ago but seemed way too far outside my comfort zone: turmeric milk or golden milk!

Turmeric is believed to have many health benefits from reducing inflammation to helping achieve deeper sleep to possible antibiotic properties!

Traditionally, turmeric milk is made will whole milk and up to a teaspoon of turmeric. 

In this version, I used cashew milk, a blend of warm spices, and a dash of honey to make a warm, cozy drink I can see myself cozying up to all winter long!

A note of caution, as I researched I also noticed time and time again warnings about staining.  Turmeric is a natural food dye, so clean up any spills right away, rinse out the cup, and consider brushing your teeth after consuming!

Disclaimer: This post contains a recipe highlighting a different country or culture. While I strive for authenticity, I sometimes need to make adjustments to recipes due to ingredient availability.  

Spiced Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)
Adapted from Healthy Nibbles

1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon honey (or agave)

 Place all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk to combine.

Simmer for about 5 minutes.

Pour the golden milk through a fine-mesh strainer into a teacup.  Enjoy immediately.

Check out all the wonderful Indian dishes, in honor of Diwali, prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld.

Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us!

 Juli: Gulab Jamun
Evelyne: Soan Papdi Indian sweet
Loreto and Nicoletta: Indian-Inspired Cauliflower Kadhai
Syama: Almond Puri
Camilla: Keema Matar
Wendy: Samosas
Amy: Spiced Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)
Margaret: Upma, Kerala Style - A Southern Indian Savoury Breakfast Dish


  1. I love golden milk, i cant wait to try it with cashew milk, that aounds delicious.

  2. We love golden milk! Lately we've been curling up on the couch with a cup of golden milk in our hands. What a nice additions the spices and the honey and I think cashew milk works really well, it is so bold and rich. Great recipe!

  3. Ever since I discovered golden milk I've been enjoying it on cold winter days, too. It's kind of like the grown up version of hot chocolate! I loved seeing your combination of spices.

  4. Turmeric milk with spices is so delicious, not to mention calming :-). I haven't made it with cashew milk, yet !!! Time to remedy that.