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Bright yellow golden turmeric milk latte in a mug
4.73 from 11 votes

Bedtime Golden Turmeric Milk

This soothing golden latte with cinnamon & vanilla is the ultimate cozy nighttime drink. Customizable, easy to make, and is said to help promote more restful sleep.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
CuisineGluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings2 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. pure 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

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 165 kcalCarbohydrates: 21 gProtein: 7 gFat: 5 gSaturated Fat: 1 gPotassium: 428 mgFiber: 2 gSugar: 15 gVitamin A: 927 IUVitamin C: 18 mgCalcium: 359 mgIron: 2 mg