Creamy turmeric latte, also known as golden milk or turmeric milk, is a delicious warming Indian beverage. Made with turmeric and hints of warming spices, you’ll love this simple recipe with a handful of ingredients!
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!
This recipe is especially close to my heart because when I was growing up, my mom would make me a cup of warm turmeric milk (aka golden milk) whenever I was feeling under the weather.
In Hindi, golden milk is called “haldi ka doodh” (“haldi means turmeric and “doodh” means milk).
Does it have coffee?
No, it does not contain any coffee or caffeine.
Ingredients you’ll need
This easy golden milk recipe can be enjoyed anytime. It also makes a delicious nighttime beverage to unwind. You’ll need the following ingredients:
- Milk – turmeric milk is traditionally made with whole milk but can easily be substituted with dairy-free milk, such as almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk
- Ground turmeric
- Ground cinnamon
- Ginger – fresh or ground ginger both work work
- Black pepper
- Honey (optional) – substitute with maple syrup to make it vegan
How to make a turmeric latte
It takes about 10 minutes to make this sweet and delicious golden milk recipe with a few easy steps:
1. Bring to Boil: In a small saucepan, whisk milk, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper. Bring to a boil.
2. Simmer: Lower the heat and simmer the mixture for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add sweetener, if using.
3. Serve: Using a strainer, divide the turmeric milk into two cups.
Pro-Tip: To create a frothy beverage, use a milk frother or pour the mixture into a blender and blend until frothy.
That’s it! I love topping my turmeric latte with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or these beautiful dried rose petals!
How much turmeric does it contain
A little goes a long way. You only need 1/8 teaspoon of ground turmeric per serving.
Tips and suggestions
- The type of milk will affect the taste and texture. For instance, coconut milk will make your latte creamier, but also add a coconut flavor. I use almond milk or oat milk since both have a neutral flavor.
- When using fresh ginger, use a grater for a stronger taste. When you’re ready to serve, be sure to use a strainer.
- To make it frothy, use a milk frother or a blender. Note that turmeric will easily stain your blender so be sure to rinse it with soap and warm water right after using.
- Enjoy an iced turmeric latte by pouring it over a cup of ice (I love these ice cube trays!), especially during the warmer months.
- Store your turmeric latte for later by pouring it into an air-tight glass jar and storing it in the fridge for a day.
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- dried rose petals
- Ground cinnamon
- In a small saucepan, whisk milk, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper. Bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and simmer the mixture for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add sweetener, if using.
- Using a strainer, divide the turmeric milk into two cups.*