Turmeric Milk Mix

Turmeric is an awesome natural anti-inflammatory spice and lately I’ve been using a lot of it. As some of you know I’ve been dealing with repetitive strain injuries in my upper limbs and it’s greatly affected my day-to-day. Luckily, turmeric milk helps to relieve the pain, reducing my reliance on NSAIDS. This turmeric milk mix helps me make my “medicine” in a few minutes without much work. And it tastes pretty good too!


In the past, I made turmeric milk tea by boiling together ground spices, fresh ginger and raw cashews then blending them smooth. These days, I try to reduce all types of hand movements so I can save my strength for making videos and doing things that are actually fun for me…which is making videos. ha! So I stopped doing this from-scratch-business and started making my turmeric milk from a mix of ground spices, store-bought plant milk, and simply heating it in the microwave every morning.


If you’re thinking of using turmeric for therapeutic reasons, please consider consulting with a health professional. Turmeric is wonderful and natural but even wonderful natural things can be harmful in large enough doses.

These spices are easy to get especially from Indian grocery stores; they have the best prices! Otherwise, a well-stocked mainstream grocery store should have these.

These spices are easy to get especially from Indian grocery stores; they have the best prices! Otherwise, a well-stocked mainstream grocery store should have these.

What I Ate In A Day VEGAN #61 // Turmeric Milk

This recipe originally appeared in this video first. Watch from 1:04 to see how I made the mix and prepared my turmeric milk tea.

Printable recipe for My Turmeric Milk Mix

Mary's Turmeric Milk Mix
Use a teaspoon of this mix with a cup of plant-milk and your favourite sweetener for a golden "chai" like beverage that is full of anti-inflammatory goodness! My favourites for this drink are vanilla soy milk and maple syrup.
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  1. 3 tablespoons ground turmeric
  2. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  3. 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  4. 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  5. 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1 large pinch ground black pepper
  1. Mix the spices together thoroughly and store in a tightly sealed jar away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
  2. To use, add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of turmeric milk mix to 1 cup (8oz/230ml) of plant milk such as soy, cashew or coconut. Add sweetener to taste. Heat for about 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave to heat through.
  1. These flavours can be strong if you're not familiar or used to them. Start with a 1/2 teaspoon to one 8oz/230ml cup of plant milk for a mild version of this drink.
  2. If you are using turmeric for therapeutic reasons or are on medication (especially blood thinners), consider consulting a health professional. I personally do not exceed 3 teaspoons of this mix per day. I am not a health professional.
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  • Em

    Just made and yum! How has turmeric milk not been a part of my life before now?!

    • Mary

      Glad you like it! 🙂

  • Donna Champagne OKeefe

    Made my second batch. This is a keeper!

    • Mary

      Yay! I still use this everyday.

  • Barbara Blunt

    What type of plant milk do you use? I find that when I use it in my homemade almond milk (slightly sweetened – using Minimalist Baker’s recipe) that it has almost a tang/bitter taste. When I use store bought vanilla almond, though, it’s a little more sweet and richer (not sure that is good for the arthritis).

    • Mary

      I use store-bought vanilla soy milk. Sometimes unsweetened because that’s better for avoiding inflammation. I generally don’t do almond milk though. Just my preference.

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