Dr. Burhenne’s Golden Milk

golden milk tea

This warm, comforting drink is a perfect after-dinner nightcap. I also love it first thing in the morning, as it doesn’t have any of the acidic or staining qualities of coffee. In fact, turmeric can actually help remove extrinsic dental stains.


  • 1 cup full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or ghee
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric paste (recipe below)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • couple drops of stevia

Turmeric Paste

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Turmeric Powder


  1. Heat coconut milk in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer. Stir in oil, ginger, turmeric paste, peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom, and stevia.golden milk tea
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or until everything is evenly combined.golden milk tea
  3. Serve immediately and store any leftovers in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.golden milk tea

Turmeric Paste

  1. Bring water to a simmer. Stir in turmeric. Simmer for a couple minutes, stirring constantly and dissolving any lumps.
  2. Turn off heat. A thin paste should have formed. Add a little more water if paste is too thick.