Chocolate Golden Milk

So here’s my question. Can I actually call this chocolate golden milk since, um, it’s not really golden in color?

I mean, it’s got a bit of a tinge that makes it slightly different looking than regular hot chocolate. But it’s by no means all bright yellow and gorgeous like the traditional recipe.

Two mugs of Chocolate Golden Milk on white saucers with a spoon to the side.

Do you see my dilemma? It’s a conundrum I tell you!

But wait. Let’s first back it up for a second. Are you familiar with golden milk (also known as a turmeric latte)? In case you aren’t, it’s basically warm milk infused with turmeric and a few other spices like cinnamon and black pepper.

It’s definitely got a unique flavor … but it’s warm and cozy and calming. And it makes a regular appearance at our house around bedtime because I’m kinda sorta obsessed.

Which brings us to today and this chocolate-y version. Which is essentially golden milk with a touch of chocolate. Not like full-blown hot chocolate with a dash of turmeric. Does that make sense? Yes? Yes?

I’d argue that it’s a great way to sort of ease into golden milk if you’ve never had it before (and are a bit wary of that aforementioned unique flavor). Because … chocolate. And on the flip side, if you regularly enjoy yourself a delicious turmeric latte, then it’s a fun way to switch things up. Because … again … chocolate.

And um, if you go ahead and top it with some whipped coconut cream? Oh me, oh my. That’s the good stuff right there.

An overhead view of two mugs of Chocolate Golden Milk topped with whipped coconut cream.

Tips & Tricks For This Chocolate Golden Milk

  1. Feel free to play around with the amount of sweetener to taste. When I want this to feel a bit more indulgent, I use the full listed amount. But I’ve also made it with only 1 tablespoon maple syrup and it’s still fantastic. {Not to sound like a broken record, but if you are new to this drink I’d recommend starting with the full amount of sweetener and then reduce going forward as desired!}
  2. As the drink sits, the spices will settle to the bottom a bit. So if you’re a slow drinker, you’ll probably want to stir it back up with a spoon!
  3. So when should you enjoy this delightful beverage? After dinner / before bed is my favorite, but I’ve also been known to make one in the afternoon when I need a little pick me up (but don’t want all the caffeine in regular tea and coffee!).
  4. And finally! I’ve had a few questions about what recipe I use when I make regular golden milk. This is it! Just leave out the cocoa powder! Easy peasy.

Looking for more turmeric goodness? Then you should so check out this turmeric quinoa vegetable soup and this turmeric cauliflower rice! Both are most excellent choices for dinnertime!

One mug of Chocolate Golden Milk on a white saucer with a spoon.

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Chocolate Golden Milk

Chocolate Golden Milk

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This easy and healthy chocolate golden milk is a perfect bedtime treat! With warm almond milk, cocoa powder, spices and topped with whipped coconut cream!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan set over medium / medium low heat. Cook, whisking occasionally, until smooth and the milk is steaming (don’t let it come to a boil). Remove from the heat.
  2. Pour into two mugs and serve immediately!

Notes

Totally optional but this is SO GOOD topped with some whipped coconut cream!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 13mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 19g Protein: 2g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.