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Mug of bright yellow vegan turmeric milk
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Bedtime Golden Turmeric Milk

Soothing Bedtime Golden Turmeric Milk with cinnamon and vanilla! The ultimate cozy nighttime drink. Customizable, easy to make, and is said to help promote more restful sleep.
Author: Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings: 2 medium mugs


  • 2 cups soy milk (or other plant-based milk)
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (I use Ceylon)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. maple syrup (depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of black pepper


  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger (or freshly grated), cardamom


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add all ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Heat for about 5-6 minutes until milk is hot, whisking occasionally.
  • Take care not to boil (only warm & lightly simmer until the spices are dissolved).
  • Carefully pour into a mug and enjoy! Breathe deep, sip slow, be well.


I use plain, unsweetened soy milk, so adjust vanilla and maple syrup to taste if you’re using a sweetened or flavored milk.
The pinch of black pepper is said to aid in the effectiveness of turmeric. As for absorption, I’ve read when eaten with fats & oils, it helps absorb turmeric in the gut. (Anyone with more info on this, I’d love to hear!)
Turmeric can stain, so pour & use cautiously.
Recipe adapted from Nutrition Stripped


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 359mg | Iron: 2.3mg