Coconut Golden Milk

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Golden Milk

This golden milk is a tasty recipe made by my wife Angel, who loves to make food and home and body care recipes that support people’s journey to optimal health.  Check out my wife’s website, instagram and facebook page where she shares stories and pics about our life.

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Golden Milk




Yield 2 - 3/4 Cup Servings


1/2 can coconut milk

1/2 cup of filtered water

1 tsp organic turmeric powder

1 tsp organic cinnamon powder

5-8 drops liquid stevia

Pinch of black pepper


Step 1: Over medium heat, pour coconut milk and water into cooking pot and add turmeric, black pepper and cinnamon powder. Stir until well blended.

Step 2: Let mixture simmer for about 5 mins and add stevia drops. Stir one more time and remove from heat.

Step 3: Pour into cup and serve the golden milk immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180

% Daily Value

Total Fat 18 g


Total Carbohydrates 1 g


Protein 1.5 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Special Notes:

Feel free to add in more spices like nutmeg to make the golden milk more flavorful if you wish.  To improve the flavor we use stevia, which is an all natural sweetener that dosn’t impact your blood sugar.  You can adjust the dosage of stevia depending upon how sweet you like it.

If you want some good quality protein with this to make it a full meal replacement, than I like adding in Collagen Peptides which has collagen protein that supports healthy joints, skin, hair, nails and helps to heal the gut lining.

You may not want to have this golden milk as a meal replacement but something you sip with meals.  After you make one serving, it will stay good for 24-48 hours in the refrigerator and you can always heat it up on the stove top or in a convention oven to make it warm.  I find it much more enjoyable when it is warm as opposed to cold out of the fridge!

Dr Jockers Comments

Golden milk is a classic Indian drink that is full of healthy fats and anti-inflammatory polyphenol compounds that improve the brain and the body.  This golden milk recipe has 0 grams of sugar and is both ketogenic and autoimmune friendly and helps to heal leaky gut syndrome.

If you are looking to keep inflammation down in your body than improving your blood sugar stability by taking out sugar and starch and replacing with healthy fats like coconut is a great first step.  The second step is to add in more anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric and cinnamon like we have in this golden milk recipe.

We also know that the polyphenols in turmeric absorb into our system best when combined with fat such as we have in the golden milk recipe. This golden milk is a staple drink we recommend for anyone with chronic inflammation and autoimmunity.  Try it out and let us know how you enjoyed it in the comments section below.

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  1. Hi can you tell me, this drink seems like a lot of calories an high in fat. When are you supposed to drink this with a meal, or apart from the meal?? is it supposed to take the place of something? just not sure where to fit this in. is it supposed to take the place of a fat? Also does it have to be coconut milk can you use almond milk? Would like to try it.
    Thank you!!

    1. Hey Pat, The healthy fats in the coconut milk helps the antioxidants best absorb into the body. You can have it alongside meals. I also recommend it as a great drink to have to end intermittent fasting.

  2. And what if you are allergic to coconut milk? I have a latex allergy which makes me have a reaction to coconut, shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe vera (they all are on the latex food allergy list)?

    1. Hi Chris, You can try the recipe with another type of milk that you prefer and add a tsp of ghee or grass-fed butter. It may not be as heavy as the original recipe but still tasty and nutritious!

      1. The recipe says it yields 2 3/4 cups but 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 can (200 ml) of coconut milk is not quite 1 1/2 cups. I was wondering if the yield amount is wrong or if more water or coconut milk should be used to equal 2 3/4 cups. Then again, the video calls for 1 cup of the milk but no water. I guess there are different ways to make it based on preference.

        1. Re-read the first part of the recipe , it clearly shows 2 – 3/4. There is a dash in between the 2 and 3/4. You mis-read the amount.

  3. I use the coconut milk in carton, found in the refrigerator section with milks. Is that ok?

    It is delicious, my bedtime warm drink.

    1. I’d also like to know this 🙂
      Also is there a preferred time to drink? I’m just starting on the fasting journey… so could I drink this first or should it be last thing I take? Or does it not matter? Thank you for sharing and all that you do to help!

  4. Can you use freshly grated tumeric instead of powdered? I could strain it. Also, is the stevia necessary? I don’t need to have anything very sweet. Thanks.

  5. The recipe does not call for any black pepper nor does the video show black pepper being used. Yet in one of the comments it talks about black pepper. Is there black pepper in this recipe or not and how much black pepper if there is black pepper in the recipe. I’ve never seen turmeric used without black pepper…

    1. It has been scientifically proven that freshly ground black pepper increases the bioavailabilty of the active ingredient curcumine in turmeric by more than 2000 (TWO THOUSAND) %

    2. It says at the end of the ingredients, pinch of black pepper. I wonder would powdered ginger act in the same way as the black pepper.

  6. Would I still benefit from this recipe if I served it after dinner frozen and spun into ice cream using my Cremi machine?

  7. I’ve been using golden milk for 9 months due to chronic pain, alot of inflammation and leaky gut – I take a cup in a.m. and again in p.m and if I miss it I really feel it as the pain gets pretty bad. It’s helping hugely, I LOVE my golden milk!

  8. I usually use powdered coconut milk in my hot chocolate, and then I add boiling water, and blend. Is it necessary to have it come to a boil and simmer to fully allow the body to use the spices?

  9. In the list of ingredients I don’t see black pepper which increases the bioavailability for turmeric. Is it because the coconut fat serves the same purpose?

  10. it’s better to make turmeric paste so it’s easier to make coconut turmeric drink every day or when you want to. you just ad coco milk to the paste and warm it up on the stove

  11. In my struggle to NOT have daily indigestion, I tried this (with a pinch of black pepper and some fresh ginger) and boy did I get burning in my stomach! Is this normal?
    What am I doing wrong? Eat clean but even 4 oz of water first thing burns my stomach!

    1. You don’t say if you’ve been diagnosed with GERD or not… I suspect your oesophagus may be leaking acid while you sleep. That happens when the ring of muscle that opens to let food/liquid into the stomach doesn’t close tightly enough, allowing the acid to leak. I elevated the head of my bed using a brick under the top corners. I can now eat/drink anything in the morning without irritation. It’s an old and practical solution. My inflamed oesophagus resolved and is now completely normal – the healing takes quite some time, so be patient. Good luck!

    1. I can’t use pepper either. Turmeric still works but just not as well. Haven’t found any substitute for black pepper so I just omit.

      1. Not sure where I read that Fennel seeds is more effective than black pepper. I add both. Sometimes I crush the seeds to a powder-like & sometimes I let the seeds simmer in the milk for a few minutes & then strain it.

    1. You can definitely add collagen peptide powder to warm liquids – it’s great in soups, for example. Here’s what Bare Biology says about it:
      “Collagen peptides are heat stable up to 300°C, a temperature far higher than normal cooking and baking. As water boils at 100°C, collagen can be mixed into hot drinks, soups and stews without weakening its benefits.”

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