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Golden Milk Tea

How to Make Golden Milk Tea
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez
Active time 15 mins
Total time 15 mins

Serves 2 (serving size: 1 cup)

Turmeric is the golden child (pun intended) of the nutrition world, loved for possible benefits such as lowering inflammation and blood sugar levels, boosting brain health, and more. Here it’s steeped with rich coconut milk, and the combo is touted to help you sleep better. The warm, soothing sipper is reminiscent of chai tea; however, unlike traditional chai, which can be quite sweet, this drink is just barely sweetened to allow the spices to shine. Be sure to use refrigerated coconut milk (found with soy milk and nut milks in the dairy case) and not canned coconut milk.


  • 2 cups refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk (such as Silk)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh turmeric or 1 tsp. dried ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Dash of kosher salt
  • Dash of black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 80
  • fat 4.6 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 10 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 101 mg
  • calcium 453 mg
  • sugars 9 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 9 g

How to Make It

  1. Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium, stirring often. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Strain; discard solids.