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Golden Milk by Unrefined Vegan

A Slightly Different Golden Milk Recipe

  • Author: Annie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegan


My “slightly different” golden milk has a hint of orange that complements the sultry spices and creamy nut milk. Delicious and good for you, this cold weather beverage is comfort in a mug.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 orange spice teabag (I use Stash brand)
  • 1-inch knob ginger root, roughly chopped
  • zest of 1/2 an orange, optional
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/21 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • sweetener, to taste (I use NuNaturals Vanilla Syrup)


  1. Pour the water into a medium-sized saucepan, cut open the teabag and add the contents. Add the ginger root, zest, cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom pods, star anise, cloves, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and add the non-dairy milk. Cover and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Carefully strain the solids from the pan and discard.
  3. Add sweetener, taste, and adjust. Gently re-heat and divide the golden milk between two mugs.


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Keywords: beverage, golden milk, turmeric, spices, cinnamon, star anise, clove, cardamom, easy