Vegan Golden Milk (Turmeric Latte)

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by Alena Schowalter
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Perfectly spiced and oh-so-silky, this vegan golden milk recipe has serious potential to become your new favorite beverage! It’s delicious, nutrient-packed, and ready in only 5 minutes.

Do you often crave a cozy beverage when it’s too late to go for a vegan latte with caffeine? Meet your new best friend: vegan golden milk.

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Also known as turmeric latte, this easy and delicious recipe consists of vegan milk with some flavorful pantry spices added to it.

Golden milk tastes similar to chia latte, but it’s a bit more earthy, sweet, spicy, and — most of all — creamy!

You can make it in larger batches and reheat it at your convenience, customize it to your preferences and enjoy it alongside some cookies, pumpkin brownies, and breakfast bars or serve it with cake.

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Recipe features 

  • Packed with nutrients
  • Ready in only 5 minutes
  • Easily customizable
  • Comforting & perfect for fall
  • Simple ingredients

Make your own vegan golden milk at home with only a blender and measuring equipment! Find our suggestions for a quick no-blender version below.

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Ingredients needed

  • Soy milk — the plant-based milk of our choice! This makes your turmeric latte super creamy and higher in protein.
  • Dates — our favorite sugar replacement which adds a bunch of nutrients, caramel flavor, and creamy texture to our beverage.
  • Spices — turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper is our favorite combo!

Already have all of these ingredients at home? Great, let’s make vegan golden milk.

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How to make vegan golden milk

  • Soak your dates if you don’t have a high-speed blender at home. Cover them with hot water and let them sit in a shallow bowl for 30 minutes, then drain and use them.
  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and frothy.
  • Adjust to taste preferences.
  • Transfer your golden milk to a small pot and bring it to a boil. Let the latte simmer for 1-2 minutes, then divide it between cups or serving glasses.
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Storage & reheating

Any leftover golden milk can be stored in a lidded jar for up to 3 days.

While it may lose some flavor, you can always reheat it or enjoy your pre-made latte cold from the fridge over some ice cubes on hot days!

Reheat vegan golden milk either in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stove, occasionally whisking, so it doesn’t burn.

Serving suggestions

Enjoy your turmeric latte for breakfast with some toast, banana bread, overnight oats, or crepes

It’s also great for an afternoon pick-me-up alongside blueberry muffins, stuffed dates, apple crumble, or cinnamon rolls.

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FAQs & tips

  • Make your golden milk extra thick by using almond creamer for this recipe!
  • Be sure not to add too many spices to your milk because they are pretty potent.
  • The longer you cook it on the stove, the more flavorful your latte will become.
  • You can use almond milk or oat milk instead of soy milk for this recipe!
  • Black pepper is used to enhance the absorption of turmeric, but it can be omitted due to taste preferences.
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How to make an iced turmeric latte

Follow the instructions (including cooking your golden milk on the stove) and let your latte cool completely.

Fill half of your glass with ice cubes and pour the cold turmeric latte over them. Enjoy!

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Vegan Golden Milk (Turmeric Latte)

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Perfectly spiced and oh-so-silky, this vegan golden milk recipe has serious potential to become your new favorite beverage! It’s delicious, nutrient-packed, and ready in only 5 minutes.


  • 2 ½ cups soy milk (600 ml)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp turmeric, ground
  • 1 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves, crushed
  • 2 dates, chopped


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and process to obtain a creamy golden liquid.
  2. Transfer into a small pot and bring to boil over medium heat.
  3. Simmer for a minute or two, then evenly pour into serving cups or glasses.
  4. For the iced version: let the latte cool completely, then fill your serving glasses with ice. Pour the latte over it and serve.


  • If you’re not used to the spices in this recipe, start with a smaller amount!
  • You can use any plant-based milk for this recipe.
  • If you don’t have a blender, simply add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup to your latte instead of dates.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 5gSugar: 13gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

2 thoughts on “Vegan Golden Milk (Turmeric Latte)”

  1. Question: does heating improve the nutritional value of this milk? It looks delicious and I’ve been looking for an afternoon drink.


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