Golden (Turmeric) Milk Recipe

Golden Milk


This is a traditional Ayurvedic drink for arthritis.

PART 1 :: Turmeric Paste


  •  1/4 cup Turmeric Powder
  •  1/2 cup Water


  1. In a saucepan, mix turmeric powder with one half cup water.
  2. Bring to boil and cook until a thick paste is formed.
  3. Store paste in refrigerator.


Part 2 :: The Drink



  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Almond Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Paste
  • Honey – to taste


  1. Combine milk, almond oil, turmeric paste into a small sauce pan.
  2. Stir on low heat and bring up to barely a boil.
  3. Add honey to taste.
  4. Blend in a blender to make a foamy drink.
  5. Serve.



People who wish to reduce kapha can use goat milk and add ginger and cardamom.
If you are lactose-intolerant, you can substitute nut or almond milk for the dairy.


Thanks to Yogi Bhajan for original recipe.