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Golden Milk – Turmeric Latte

Golden Milk or Turmeric Latte is a comforting warm beverage with superfood ingredients. This soothing golden glow drink will boost your mood 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 or relaxing bedtime drink.

Image with text overlay for homemade turmeric milk.

WHAT IS TURMERIC LATTE?

Turmeric latte is an easy beverage recipe of infused milk with turmeric powder and sweetener.

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 and antiseptic effects. It also is a strong antioxidant.

Per Ayurveda, turmeric is highly regarded for it’s healing and antibacterial benefits. It often is used to combat common winter ailments especially cough and cold.

Turmeric also is an integral part of 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.

A hand holding a glass of yellow milk garnished with rose petals and turmeric.

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 sweetened 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.

STARBUCK 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.

Close up image showing golden yellow color of turmeric and frothy milk.

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.

  • Cinnamon
  • Star Anise
  • Cloves
  • Green Cardamom
  • Nutmeg
  • Saffron

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

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 dash of nutmeg and ashwagandha. Besides the earthy flavors, it aids in sound sleep.

Two glasses filled with homemade turmeric latte served with rose petal garnishes.

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 TO TURMERIC MILK ?

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, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg. Using this proportion, make a big batch and store in an airtight container. It is perfect for gifting too.

A raised glass full of golden milk.

INGREDIENTS

Turmeric : powder or freshly grated turmeric roots
Milk : of your choice. I love almond milk.
Sweetener : I am using maple syrup. You can use sugar, raw sugar, agave nectar, monk fruit extract etc.
Ground black pepper : to enhance bio-vitality of turmeric.
Ground Ginger : Adds nice tinge of heat.

Optional :
A dusting of ginger powder, nutmeg, saffron, green cardamom or cinnamon.

Ingredients used in making this recipe.

INSTRUCTIONS

In a saucepan add almond milk. Bring to a simmer. Add turmeric powder, ginger powder, maple syrup and ground black pepper. Whisk to combine.

Simmer the milk for 5-10 minutes.

Pour latte through a mesh sieve/strainer into two cups. Serve warm. Enjoy !

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!!

Process shot showing the the milk getting mixed with turmeric and other herbs.

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Two glasses filled with homemade turmeric latte served with rose petal garnishes.

Vegan Golden Milk - Turmeric Latte

Yield: 2 Cups
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy healthy golden milk is the best comforting drink full of soothing and healing ingredients. Ginger and turmeric infused milk is caffeine free and vegan. Turmeric Latte is packed with anti-inflammatory superfoods.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger

Optional

  • A dusting of saffron, nutmeg,  green cardamom or cinnamon.

Instructions

    STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS :

    In a 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

Notes

How to make Golden Milk Mix ?

Mix 1 teaspoon turmeric powder,  1 tablespoon raw sugar, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon,  ginger or nutmeg. Using this proportion,  make a big batch and store in an airtight container. It is perfect for gifting too.

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.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

  • 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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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Thelma Bartmess

Thursday 8th of July 2021

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?

admin

Friday 9th of July 2021

Add 1 teaspoon per 1 cup of milk.

Carol

Saturday 16th of January 2021

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.

Nancy

Saturday 16th of January 2021

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!

admin

Sunday 17th of January 2021

In the recipe card it is listed . 2 cups of milk

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