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Cough-Soothing Golden Milk

My favorite cough remedies are Golden Milk and a good book. You’ve got to figure out the book, but I can help you with the cough-soothing Golden Milk! You’ll only need 4 ingredients and 2-3 minutes, so you can make this healing hot drink even when you’re not feeling too great. 

Golden Milk with turmeric and cinnamon in a cup

Unfortunately fall is not only the wonderful season of red leaves, pumpkin dishes and pre-christmas spirit, it’s also the season for flues, colds and nasty coughs. Ugh!

I’m pretty lucky that I don’t get sick often, but this year, it got me. It got me good. I pretty much skipped the cold and went straight to the never-ending cough. It’s not pretty and so annoying. My chest hurts from all the coughing.

3 things helped me dealing with the cough:

  • Hot water with lemon juice
  • Being snuggled into a blanket with a good book (and lots of netflix)
  • Golden Milk. You can find the recipe for it at the end of the post.

Cough-Soothing Golden Milk in a white teacup

This Golden Milk is very easy to make. You’ll only need 4 ingredients

  • Plant-Based Milk
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Maple Syrup

and only 2-3 minutes, until the milk is warm. So even when you’re having a really bad day and can’t be up on your feet a lot, you can quickly make yourself a cup of healing and cough-soothing Golden Milk.

Cough-Soothing Golden Milk and a good book are the perfect cough remedies

Cough-Soothing Golden Milk and a good book are the perfect cough remedies

Cough-Soothing Golden Milk

Bianca / Elephantastic Vegan
If you're dealing with a nasty cough, this cough-soothing Golden Milk will make you feel better. You'll only need 4 ingredients and 2-3 minutes, so you can make this healing hot drink even when you're not feeling too great. 
4.55 from 11 votes
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 servings
Calories 131 kcal


  • 2 cups plant-based milk (I used unsweetened coconut rice milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or more to taste)*


  • Heat the plant-based milk in a medium-sized pot. 
  • Add the turmeric powder, cinnamon powder and maple syrup and whisk. 
  • Once the milk is hot, you can fill it in the cups. 


*The coconut rice milk I've used is unsweetened, but due to the coconut it tastes pretty sweet. So if you're using unsweetened rice milk or oat milk, you might want to add more maple syrup to give it a sweeter taste. 


Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSodium: 91mgSugar: 13gCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.2mg
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Do you have any natural cough remedies you like? I’d love to hear your tips in the comments below!

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Friday 31st of December 2021

I love this- great soothing relief for a sore throat and so yummy. Thank you!

t rex game

Friday 17th of July 2020

My child always coughs in the winter, I have found many ways to treat it without medication. But it is not really good. I will apply your way. Thanks for sharing.

Hannah vranjkovic

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Instant relief thanks for sharing. 5☆


Saturday 19th of January 2019

Thank Bianca for another excellent post. I appreciate you sharing this blog article. Much obliged.

Jimmie W. Mitchell

Monday 1st of October 2018

Golden milk how amazing it . I don't eat it ago . Thank you for this well post shared .


Monday 8th of October 2018

It's the best drink for cold and rainy days! :)