Sugar Cookie Golden Milk Latte

February 21, 2022

If you love a warm drink in the afternoons, but hate the crash that caffeinated coffee and tea can bring, then you’re going to LOVE my Sugar Cookie Golden Milk Latte. This creamy, sweet, and nutty latte is full of warming spices like turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon, and is completely caffeine-free. But don’t let that deter you – it’s the perfect drink to warm you up any time of day!

three mug fulls of the sugar cookie golden milk latte, on a wooden cutting board, with a spoonful of honey on the side

If you know me, then you know that I love a good cup of coffee. Whether I’m having it straight black, or enjoying one of my Copycat Starbucks Sugar Cookie lattes, I can almost always be found with a coffee in-hand.

But some days, the caffeine is just too much for me, and anything more than one cup can make me jittery and anxious. This is my go-to recipes for when I need a little pick-me-up, sans the caffeine, or just on the days when I want a little something different from my traditional coffee!

Pouring the sugar cookie golden milk latte into a mug

Why I Love Golden Milk Lattes

Unlike traditional lattes, my Sugar Cookie Golden Milk Latte is completely coffee-free. Instead, it’s loaded with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper, and tastes like a warm, spicy sugar cookie. It’s such a calming and comforting concoction, both in the winter time and year-round!

But more than just the delicious flavor, turmeric is also a superfood ingredient. It’s full of antioxidants, and has been shown to decrease inflammation in the body. And if you’re wondering why this recipe also includes black pepper… well, it’s because of the turmeric, too! When combined together, black pepper actually increases the bioavailability of the turmeric, meaning that our body is not only able to process it better, but it’s also extract all of the amazing anti-inflammatory benefits from it. So if you’re not combining your turmeric with a touch of black pepper, you need to start ASAP!

Where did “Golden Milk” Come From?

“Golden Milk,” as it’s known here in America, is a westernized version of the traditional Indian drink, “Haldi Doodh.” Because of turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties, this drink was traditionally served as a pick-me-up when someone was feeling under the weather. In Ayurveda, turmeric is said to help balance all three of the doshas, and bring harmony to the body.

All of the ingredients for the Sugar Cookie Golden Milk Latte: milk, vanilla extract, turmeric, honey, cinnamon, ground ginger, coconut milk, and black pepper.

What You Need to Make This Sugar Cookie Golden Milk Latte

  • Coconut Milk: For this recipe, you can use either full-fat OR light coconut milk. Both work well here!
  • Milk: In addition to the coconut milk, you’ll also want to use another milk, too! I use almond milk because it’s what I prefer, but any type of milk (dairy or non-dairy) works well here. 🙂
  • Honey: I use honey to sweeten this drink, because it adds sweetness without the refined sugars! You could also use maple syrup or date syrup in this recipe, but honey turns out the best, in my opinion.
  • Ground Turmeric: Ground turmeric is the star of this recipe, and gives this “golden milk” its golden color! 
  • Almond Extract: Almond extract is my not-so-secret ingredient in my sugar cookie recipes. It gives this cookie its signature sugar cookie flavor, and is delicious with the turmeric!
  • Ground Ginger: Ground ginger adds a delicious, “spicy” flavor, that works wonderfully in this recipe! Plus, ginger can be beneficial for your digestion, with aids in this drink being the perfect remedy anytime you’re feeling under the weather!
  • Ground Cinnamon: Turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon is such a warm, comforting combination, and it truly can’t be beat. I highly recommend it here!
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper: As mentioned above, black pepper is a key ingredient to increasing our body’s ability to absorb all of the nutrients from the turmeric. Don’t skip this!

A close up image of one of the sugar cookie golden milk lattes, with another latte behind it.

How to Make This Delicious Drink

This recipe could not be more simple to make! Essentially, all you do is heat a small pot or saucepan over the stove, and add in all of your ingredients. Then, stir to combine, heat until it reaches your desired temperature (I like it hot, so I prefer to wait until it’s gently simmering!) Then, serve immediately.

This recipe also yields about 4 servings, so I recommend storing the extra in an airtight container in the fridge, and then simply reheat as desired!

I hope you guys love this recipe! If you make it, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think! And if you post to Instagram, I repost your remakes on my IG stories! xx

** Photography by Gayle McLeod

Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan

Sugar Cookie Golden Milk Latte

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kalejunkie
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
SERVES 4 Lattes
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If you love a warm drink in the afternoons, but hate the crash that caffeinated coffee and tea can bring, then you're going to LOVE my Sugar Cookie Golden Milk Latte. This creamy, sweet, and nutty latte is full of warming spices like turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon, and is completely caffeine-free. But don't let that deter you - it's the perfect drink to warm you up any time of day!

Equipment

  • 1 Small Saucepan I love my Always Pan from Our Place
  • 1-4 Mug(s) Depending on how many servings will be consumed at-once!
  • 1 Large Mason Jar or Weck Jar Optional; for storing any leftovers - I love this jar in particular!

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Full Fat OR Light Coconut Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk of Choice I use almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Start by heating a pot on the stove over medium-high heat.
  • Next, add in all of your latte ingredients to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Heat until the mixture is simmering, but not boiling.
  • Once done, serve in a mug, and enjoy! This recipe makes 4 servings, so you can store the excess in the fridge for up to one week!

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