Golden Milk or Turmeric Latte is a comforting warm beverage with superfood ingredients. This soothing golden glow drink will boost your mood and fight inflammation while nourishing your body.
This recipe is Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-free, caffeine free, Soy free and Paleo friendly. Milk, ground turmeric, warm spices, and some sweetener is all you need to make this delightful beverage.
This healthy elixir gets done in just 10 minutes. Enjoy it warm or cold. Perfect for morning pick me up similar to Chai-Indian Spiced Tea or relaxing bedtime drink.
What is Turmeric Latte
Turmeric latte is an easy beverage recipe of infused milk with turmeric powder and sweetener. Turmeric or it’s active ingredient curcumin is gaining momentum these days as a super food.
Many people love it’s healthy benefits and have begun including it in their diets. This healthy turmeric latte has many proven health benefits and is easy to make with only a few ingredients. This DIY latte recipe is natural and uses healthy ingredients like turmeric and ginger.
Traditional Indian medicinal recipes are also called Golden Milk, Dudh Haldi , Masala Haldi Doodh or Turmeric Milk.
Is Turmeric Healthy?
Turmeric ( called haldi in Hindi) is a Superfood quality medicinal herb. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and antiseptic effects. It also is a strong antioxidant.
As an Ayurvedic Medicine, turmeric is highly regarded for it’s healing and antibacterial benefits. It often is used to combat common winter ailments especially cough and cold. This WebMD Article details all the information pertinent to Turmeric.
Turmeric also is a staple in Indian cooking. The curry powder gets it’s pungent taste and color from turmeric.
It is added to most Indian dishes ranging from rice, dals (lentils ) to veggie curries, pickles, and oil tempering.
Traditional Family Recipe
Like a lot of my fellow friends, I grew up drinking haldi milk especially during winter months in India. It is often prepared to combat the onset of sniffles and cough.
I wasn’t fond of regular milk so my mom used to make this drink with unsweetened almond milk. With a dusting of nutmeg, it was a bedtime drink.
Now, in cold wintery Chicago, I cherish those memories. This delicious drink warms up both my heart and belly.
This is an easy toss, whisk and simmer type recipe. In 10 minutes you are ready to devour this glowing drink.
It’s beautifully spiced, while still creamy and decadent in taste.
Starbucks Style Turmeric Latte
Starbucks popularized this traditional Indian drink across the United States and Europe.
Save money and make this classic Starbucks style Turmeric Latte at home. This simple latte is easy to make with no special equipment needed.
What other herbs can I use
You can use a variety of the mulling spices to make a cup of this warming drink. Choose one or two every cup. You don’t want to use all of them at once, otherwise the flavors will get too over-powering.
- Star Anise
- Green Cardamom
- Vanilla Extract
For cozy mornings, green cardamom infused turmeric latte is my favorite. Truly a glowing drink, it brightens up any day and perfect for healthy morning routine !
A good book and a cup of warm spiced turmeric milk makes a blissful relaxing afternoon or evening.
If you are making this as a Moon Milk, or as a night drink, I highly recommend adding a pinch of nutmeg and ashwagandha. Besides the earthy flavors, it aids in sound sleep.
Is Turmeric Latte Caffeine Free?
Yes ! Even though it is called latte, there isn’t any coffee or caffeine in this drink. So you can drink this turmeric latte through the day and into the night.
Why Add Black Pepper
Coupling turmeric with black pepper may enhance its healthy effects. The key health compounds in turmeric are called curcuminoids ( Curcumin ) while Black pepper contains the bioactive compound piperine.
Combining the piperine in black pepper with the curcumin in turmeric enhances curcumin absorption substantially. Together, it helps our body absorb all the health benefits better.
How to Make Golden Milk Mix
Mix 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon raw sugar, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper and ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg. Using this proportion, make a big batch and store in an airtight container. It is perfect for gifting too.
Turmeric : powder or freshly grated turmeric roots
Milk : of your choice. I love almond milk. You can also use coconut milk, soy milk, rice milk.
Sweetener : I am using maple syrup. You can use sugar, raw sugar, agave nectar, honey, monk fruit extract etc.
Ground black pepper : to enhance bio-vitality of turmeric.
Ground Ginger : Adds nice tinge of heat.
A dusting of ginger powder, nutmeg, saffron, green cardamom or cinnamon. Many people add a teaspoon of coconut oil too.
How To Make A Turmeric Latte
In a small saucepan add almond milk. Bring to a gentle boil. Add turmeric powder, ginger powder, maple syrup and ground black pepper. Blend well to combine.
Simmer the milk for 5-10 minutes.
Pour latte through a mesh sieve/strainer into two cups. Serve warm. Enjoy ! For Frothy foam on the top, use milk frother and whisk well.
How To Make Golden Milk -Turmeric Latte in Instant Pot ?
In the inner steel pot of Instant Pot, place all the ingredients and stir to combine.
Secure the lid and turn to the “Seal” position.
Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for 3 minutes.
Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release for about 10 minutes and then, do a quick release.
Remove the lid. Use a strainer and strain the mixture into a pitcher.
Pour into mugs and serve warm ! Enjoy!!
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Vegan Golden Milk - Turmeric Latte
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
- A dusting of saffron nutmeg, green cardamom or cinnamon.
STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS :
- In a small saucepan add almond milk. Bring to a light boil.
- Add turmeric powder, ginger powder, maple syrup and ground black pepper. Whisk to combine. Simmer the milk for 5 minutes.
- Pour latte through a mesh sieve/strainer into two cups. Serve warm. Enjoy !
INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS:
- In the inner steel pot of Instant Pot, place all the ingredients and stir to combine.
- Secure the lid and turn to the “Seal” position. Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for 3 minutes.
- Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release for about 10 minutes and then, do a quick release. Remove the lid. Use a strainer and strain the mixture into a pitcher.
- Pour into mugs and serve warm ! Enjoy
- For cozy mornings, green cardamom infused turmeric latte is my favorite. Truly a glowing drink, it brightens up any day !
- A good book and a cup of warm spiced turmeric milk makes a blissful relaxing afternoon or evening.
- If you are making this as a Moon Milk, for a night drink, I highly recommend adding a dash of nutmeg and ashwagandha. Besides the earthy flavors, it aids in sound sleep.
If you make a big batch of the mix minus the milk in an air tight container how much of the dry mix do you add to the cup of milk?
Add 1 teaspoon per 1 cup of milk.
I haven’t tried this milk but after reading this article I will be making it. I have used tumeric since I first read about it’s healing properties almost 10 years ago. I take a teaspoon of Tumeric Paste everyday. It does help with inflammation. I had a sore pop up on the inside of my cheek. I put Olive Oil on a cotton swab, rolled it in Tumeric Powder then applied the mixture to the sore. The next morning, it was completely gone.
You neglected to mention how much milk to use in the recipes. I take a mix of turmeric, honey, black pepper and acv in warm water with a neem capsule, every morning. I am not a milk drinker, but plan to try with almond milk. I love the aromatic turmeric powder!
In the recipe card it is listed . 2 cups of milk