Turmeric latte, also known as golden milk or turmeric milk, is a delicious Indian beverage made with turmeric, almond milk, and other warming spices. This recipe is a vegan version of the traditional beverage.
This recipe was originally published on February 26, 2018. Since then, it’s been freshened up with new pictures, commentary, and made even more delicious!
Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. It’s a staple in every Indian household. Whenever I go visit my parents now, turmeric is sprinkled in almost every dish my mom cooks.
Over a year ago, I met up with a good friend for tea. We both ended up ordering turmeric lattes. They were delicious but they were also $10 + tax! While I’m all about indulging in delicious beverages from time to time, I prefer making my own these days for a fraction of the cost. Those lattes add up really quick! Plus when you make your own, you’re choosing the quality of the ingredients.
This beverage is close to my heart because when I was growing up, my mom would always make me a cup of warm turmeric milk (aka golden milk) whenever I was sick. To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of it at the time, but over the years I’ve grown to appreciate this vibrant and creamy golden elixir.
In Hindi, we call golden milk “haldi ka doodh” (“haldi means turmeric and “doodh” means milk).
Enjoy this easy turmeric latte anytime during the day. It also makes a delicious nighttime beverage to unwind and sleep better after a long day. All you need are the following ingredients:
Ingredients in Golden Milk
All you need are the following ingredients to make this creamy beverage:
- Turmeric: A little goes a long way.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a natural sweetener, smells incredible, and tastes great!
- Ginger: For a little zing!
- Black pepper
- Milk: Turmeric milk is traditionally made with whole milk but you can use almond milk to make it dairy-free.
- Sweetener: Some great options include maple syrup or honey
- Coconut oil (optional)
How to Make Turmeric Latte
You can make this sweet and delicious golden milk in less than 10 minutes with these three easy steps:
- Prepare the ingredients: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine all of the ingredients and stir with a whisk.
- Simmer: Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
- Blend: To create the frothy texture, pour the mixture into a blender (only if your blender can handle hot beverages). Blend until frothy.
- Serve: Pour the turmeric milk into the two cups (if you skipped the blender altogether), be sure to use a strainer)!
That’s it! I love topping my turmeric latte with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or these beautiful dried rose petals!
Tips on Making the Best Turmeric Latte
- You can use any kind of milk to make a turmeric latte, however, it may affect the taste and texture. For instance, coconut milk will make your latte creamier, but also add a coconut flavor.
- When using fresh ginger, be sure to use a grater! And when you’re ready to pour it into a cup, be sure to use a strainer.
- To make the latte frothy, you don’t even need a milk frother. A good old blender will do the trick! However, I must caution you that turmeric stains everything and will stain your blender as well if you don’t wash it out quickly.
- Enjoy your latte iced by pouring it over a cup of ice! It might be a better option during the warmer summer months!
- Store your turmeric latte for later by pouring it into an air-tight glass jar and storing it in the fridge for a few days.
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A delicious warming beverage made with turmeric, nut milk, cinnamon, and other Indian spices. A great alternative to coffee and other caffeinated beverages.
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger, grated
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or any other sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil, lower heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.
- Strain through a fine sieve into cups.
- To create a frothy texture, either use a milk frother or pour the mixture into a blender. Blend for about 15 seconds and pour back into cups.
I love to top my turmeric latte with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or dried rose petals!
Turmeric will stain your blender, so immediately wash it out with soap. Ideally, you want to use a blender with a glass jar that won’t stain.
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