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Golden Milk (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

I am in love with the trend for plant-based milks made from golden turmeric and other spices. These anti-inflammatory beverages called Golden Milk are basically a turmeric chai, and they are delicious sipped warm, or poured over ice as a cool beverage. I also enjoy using Golden Milk as an ingredient—stir it in coffee for a spicy-sweet addition, or pour it into baked goods or sauces as a flavorful addition.

Check out my video showing step-by-step how to make this healthful, warming beverage.

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Golden Milk (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 cups plain, unsweetened soymilk (or almond milk, if desired)
  • 12 tablespoons pure maple syrup (depending on your sweet preference)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4½ teaspoons ground turmeric (depending on your taste preference)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Freshly ground black pepper (pinch, as desired)


  1. Place small pot on a burner and add soymilk. Bring to heat over medium setting.
  2. Stir in maple syrup and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Add turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and black pepper, stirring well.
  4. Bring to a slow simmer (do not boil).
  5. Remove from heat and pour into 4 small mugs, serving immediately. May serve with cinnamon stick.
  6. Alternatively, serve over ice to make iced golden milk.
  7. Refrigerator leftovers to enjoy later.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 60
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 60 mg
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Keywords: turmeric, drink, vegan beverage

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For more plant-powered beverages, check out some of my favorites:

Light Aperol Spritz
Real Pumpkin Spice Soy Latte
Cranberry Green Tea

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