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Homemade Golden Milk Ice Cream

Homemade Golden Milk Ice Cream

This homemade golden milk ice cream uses a vanilla ice cream base with the addition of golden milk spices to add warmth and flavor. You can use this recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream as well and it is so delicious.

Golden milk ice cream is a delicious cinnamon and turmeric spiced ice cream that you will love once you try it. Golden milk is traditionally a drink made from warm milk and spices that contain tumeric which makes the milk a golden color (hence golden milk).

The spice blend is turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. You can check it out here: Golden Milk Mix

These spices are said to be good for your health because of the anti-inflammatory properties but I love it most because it tastes amazing! I have over the years used my own golden milk spice blend that leaves out the pepper so that I can use it in baking and ice creams.

When I make a drink with it, I just add a quick twist of black pepper to my drink.

If you have golden milk on hand, it is fine to use that just the way it is for the recipe. I also will include a link to my recipe that you can make at home.

You will probably have all these ingredients right in your cabinet and it is so much cheaper than buying golden milk mix at the store.

For this recipe, I have added the golden milk to my favorite homemade vanilla ice cream recipe which does not use eggs. The final result comes out amazingly creamy.

The flavor of this ice cream is somewhat like snickerdoodle but better!

You can use this homemade vanilla ice cream recipe base as a starter to any type of ice cream. If you just omit the golden milk, you will have the most delicious vanilla ice cream!

The steps to making this Golden Milk Ice Cream are easy:

First, you are going to add all of your ingredients to a medium sauce pan. You are going to warm all of the spices and sugar with the cream base until the sugar dissolves.

golden milk ice cream

Once your mixture is nice and smooth and you sugar is fully dissolved, you just let it sit on the counter to cool down before adding it to your ice cream maker.

Second thing you want to do is grab your ice cream maker. Once your golden milk mixture is cool you will add this to your ice cream maker following your manufacturers instructions for making ice cream.

The third step here is once your ice cream is finished being made in the ice cream maker, you want to scoop out your ice cream and place it in a freezer safe container. I have heard that shallow containers work best for preventing some ice crystals from forming.

golden milk ice cream before freezing

I currently use a store bought ice cream container but I might try out a shallow one in the future to test out that theory!

Ideas for additions to add to the ice cream:

If you are someone who likes toppings or texture in your ice cream, you may enjoy adding some toppings into or on your ice cream . I love to add chunks of chocolate to the ice cream when serving it to add even more deliciousness.

You can also add chocolate chips or chunks into the ice cream maker when you make the ice cream.

Toasted shredded coconut on top works really well with the flavors of the ice cream too.

Whether you decide to make this plain or with toppings, it will be delicious. Hope you give this one a try!

For more delicious ideas for using golden milk:

Golden Milk Ice Cream

A rich delicious ice cream with hints of cinnamon and ginger
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
freezer time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • ice cream maker
  • shallow dish for storing ice cream or ice cream container


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp golden milk mix recipe here
  • 1 tsp chocolate chips for topping your ice cream optional


  • in a sauce pan over medium low heat, add all of your ingredients and stir well just until the sugar dissolves (about 5 minutes)
    golden milk ice cream
  • remove pan from heat and let cool
  • prepare your ice cream maker according to manufacturers instructions
  • pour your ice cream base into the ice cream maker and mix until the ice cream starts to look more like soft serve (15-25 minutes)
  • once this happens, transfer the ice cream from the ice cream maker to a shallow dish or ice cream container and cover
    golden milk ice cream before freezing
  • place in freezer for at least 4 hours but preferably 6
  • Scoop out your ice cream and eat as is or top with chocolate chips


Here is a link for homemade Golden Milk Mix.

Using this recipe to make vanilla ice cream:

The recipe for this homemade ice cream can be used for other ice cream flavors as well since it is a recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream with golden milk mix added to it.
To make plain vanilla ice cream just omit the golden milk mix.
To make chocolate chip ice cream, just add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the ice cream maker when making your ice cream.

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