Spiced Coconut Mocktail Recipe

spiced coconut mocktail

Verywell Health / Jordan Provost

Total Time: 15 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min

This booze-free drink is loaded with ingredients that work together to help reduce inflammation and promote health. Add a touch of sweetness with honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or any other sweetener you like.

Chilled, it’s a creamy and refreshing drink. Warmed, it’s a cozy drink for a chilly day. Best of all, you can prep it ahead of time and keep it refrigerated to have on hand for when the craving strikes or a social gathering is at hand.

Warming the drink will allow the flavors to meld. But avoid letting it boil—doing so may break down the chemical compound in turmeric that makes the spice so nutritional.


  • 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut water 
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger or ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave
  • 2 limes


  1. Add the coconut milk, coconut water, turmeric, ginger, and sweetener to a saucepan. Whisk thoroughly to combine.

  2. Heat the mixture on medium-high heat, whisking often to keep the spices from clumping. Heat for about 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is hot to the touch but don't let it come to a boil.

  3. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Squeeze in the juice from one lime.

  4. Fill a glass with ice, pour the coconut drink over, and garnish with a lime wedge.

    *You can also store the coconut mixture in the refrigerator for up to five days in an airtight container.

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By Claire Bugos
Claire Bugos is a health and science reporter and writer and a 2020 National Association of Science Writers travel fellow.