Golden Milk with Fresh Turmeric

This recipe for golden milk (or what I like to call turmeric tea, even though there aren't any tea leaves in it) is an antioxidant powerhouse made with fresh turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. It's also delicious because the base is coconut milk. 

Golden Milk (Turmeric Tea) - an anti-inflammatory drink with ginger and turmeric | This Healthy Table

I had actual turmeric tea (tea leaves + turmeric) for the first time a few weeks ago at a place called the Unicorn Cafe (my kind of place, because of the unicorns and the chocolate chip cookies). I immediately thought I needed to make it for the blog and when I went on my interwebs exploration of recipes for turmeric tea, I found a bunch that used coconut milk. And wow, people, it's really good. It's super velvety. 

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Golden Milk (Turmeric Tea) - an anti-inflammatory drink with ginger and turmeric | This Healthy Table

On a side note, aren't these Moroccan tea glasses cute? I got them for Christmas from my sister-in-law. (hey, Laura!) I would be remiss not to mention the beautiful marble background (which will be featured in many upcoming recipes) that I got from my mom. (hey, mom!) And finally, see the spoon in the photos? I got it from an antique shop in Kandy, Sri Lanka - it's got a bunch of holes in it and it's for dusting cakes with powdered sugar. LOVE. I use it for absolutely anything I can, hence its run as a cinnamon sprinkler. 

One more great thing about this recipe - it keeps in the fridge for several days. I took some to work and reheated it for an afternoon treat! Enjoy. 

Golden Milk (Turmeric Tea)

Makes 2 servings | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes


1 (13.5 ounce) can light coconut milk

1 stick cinnamon

1 (1 inch) piece turmeric, thinly sliced*

1 (1 inch) piece ginger, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon honey 

1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 

pinch of cinnamon for dusting 


Combine the coconut milk, stick of cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, and peppercorns in a small saucepan. 

Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. 

Strain through a small mesh sieve into two cups and dust with a pinch of cinnamon. 

Serve immediately. 

Can be saved in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat before serving. 

*If you can't find fresh turmeric, you can use 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

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