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Our Easy Bulletproof Golden Milk Recipe is velvety smooth with a foamy top, aromatic with vanilla, coconut, and spices, and will keep you satisfied all morning long.

Golden Milk with Swirl of Turmeric on Foamy Top

During the winter months, we all love a soothing hot drink. Bonus points if it’s also nourishing! Our Easy Bulletproof Golden Milk Recipe is based on a traditional Indian turmeric milk and has all the same health benefits. However, our recipe is amped up a bit in terms of flavor and nutrition.

We added ghee and coconut oil to make our golden milk bulletproof. The flavor of coconut is lovely in this drink, but you can use MCT oil if you prefer. Also, we bumped up the nutrition by adding Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, which dissolves effortlessly into this drink and has the added health benefits of improving hair, skin, nails, and joints. And we love that their product is gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, Whole30 approved, paleo friendly, and of course keto!

Bulletproof Golden Milk Turmeric Latte Recipe with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Canister

Our Easy Bulletproof Golden Milk Recipe is caffeine-free so you can enjoy it any time of day. If you make it in the evening, it’s a soothing way to relax and unwind before bed. Or if you’re trying to wean yourself off coffee, make this beautiful Easy Bulletproof Golden Milk Recipe as part of your morning routine. The healthy fats and protein will keep you satisfied for hours!

Golden Milk with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

What is Turmeric Milk?

Turmeric milk is an Indian drink that goes back centuries. In the holistic health system of Ayurveda, Turmeric Milk is a blend of milk (such as cow’s milk, or a nut-based milk), turmeric, sweetener (such as honey), and spices (like cinnamon and ginger). Black pepper is also a common addition, because black pepper enhances the bioavailability of curcumin, which is found in turmeric.

This Ayurvedic drink is believed to have healing properties, helping with everything from colds, to flus, to stomachaches. Basically, it’s a home remedy, similar to how in Western culture we view chicken noodle soup as a cure-all.

Top View of Golden Milk on Marble Counter with Red Book

Easy Turmeric Milk Recipe

In its most basic form, turmeric milk contains the following ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Turmeric
  • Other spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, saffron, and/or black pepper
  • Sweetener, such as honey

How to Make Turmeric Milk or a Turmeric Milk Latte

Turmeric milk is a very soothing hot drink, and it’s also very easy to make. Just combine all ingredients (except honey, if you’re using it) in a pot on the stovetop and cook until steaming. Remove from the heat and add honey if desired. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!

Turmeric Milk Benefits

In Ayurvedic culture, turmeric milk is believed to be immune-boosting with many health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It’s also thought that turmeric may improve brain function, memory, and mood, and may help protect against heart disease, as well as help lower blood sugar levels. (Read more about the health benefits of turmeric milk on Healthline and Vogue India.)

Front View of Golden Milk with Linen on Marble Counter

Golden Milk

Golden milk is the Westernized name for the traditional Indian turmeric milk, which is called Haldi Doodh in Hindi. The flavor profile of golden milk is a lot more palatable (at least to the Westernized palate), with additions like vanilla and coconut.

How to Make Golden Milk

Similar to turmeric milk, add all ingredients (except honey, if using) for golden milk to a saucepan on the stovetop and heat until steaming. Remove from the heat, add honey if that’s your sweetener of choice, and serve.

If you make golden milk frequently, it’s helpful to make a golden milk powder or paste that you can keep on hand to help the drink come together quickly.

Golden Milk Powder

This is basically just a spice blend that you can mix into your milk of choice. Golden milk powder typically includes the following spices:

  • Turmeric
  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom, saffron, and/or cloves, if desired

To make golden milk powder, just mix together all spices. Store this blend in a glass jar in the pantry for up to 6 months.

Golden Milk Paste

This is a paste that usually has the following ingredients:

  • Water
  • Turmeric, either dried and ground (sold in the spice aisle) or freshly-grated (sold in the produce department of some grocery stores or Indian markets)
  • Black pepper
  • Sometimes also cinnamon and/or ginger

To make paste, combine these ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until it forms a paste. Let the paste cool, transfer it to a glass jar, and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Bulletproof Golden Milk Turmeric Latte Recipe on Marble Board

Golden Milk Benefits

Golden milk has the same anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that traditional turmeric milk has. We also added Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, which bumps up the nutrition even more!

Golden Milk Weight Loss

Many people say that golden milk helped them with weight loss, which they attribute to the antioxidant curcumin (from turmeric) helping break down fat. (Read more about golden milk or turmeric milk and weight loss on Times Now News and Express.) Of course before you start any weight loss regimen, check with your doctor first!

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Close Up of Golden Milk in Mug with Spoon

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Bulletproof Golden Milk Turmeric Latte Recipe

Our Easy Bulletproof Golden Milk Recipe is velvety smooth with a foamy top, aromatic with vanilla, coconut, and spices, and will keep you satisfied all morning long.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Golden Milk Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 369 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs: 1g per serving

The foamy top is from the butter being blended until frothy.

Nutrition Facts
Bulletproof Golden Milk Turmeric Latte Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 474mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 19g 38%
Calcium 30%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to products we believe in, which means that even though it doesn’t cost you anything extra, The Keto Queens will receive a small amount of money from the sale of these items.