Start your morning off with a delicious and anti-inflammatory golden milk latte. This golden milk latte recipe is made with ground turmeric, almond milk, maple syrup, and fresh ginger.
What is a golden milk latte?
A golden milk latte AKA turmeric latte originated in India and is an anti-inflammatory drink made with milk and ground turmeric. Turmeric is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making this drink very healing and soothing.
We are sharing our adaptation of this warm, yellow drink that soothes the soul.
Check out Real and Vibrant’s Golden Milk Latte or Sukhi’s for an authentic turmeric latte recipe.
What does a golden milk latte taste like?
A golden milk latte is an earthy, warm drink that is slightly sweet. It can be served both warm and iced, but is typically served warm.
What You Need
- Almond milk: we’re using unsweetened, plain almond milk for this recipe. Feel free to swap for oat or soy.
- Ground turmeric: ground turmeric is the star of the show in this turmeric latte. Our recipe calls for 1.5 teaspoons.
- Fresh ginger: fresh ginger adds the perfect amount of spice. Ginger is great for digestion and so delicious.
- Ground cinnamon: cinnamon adds a bit of spice to this drink. You can always use a cinnamon stick instead of ground cinnamon.
- Maple syrup: maple syrup is our sweetener of choice. If you’d like, you can use sugar or honey as well.
Follow this easy tutorial for how to make a matcha latte. Our signature matcha latte recipe calls for 4 ingredients – matcha powder, hot water, steamed milk, and maple syrup. Enjoy!
- Place almond milk, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and maple syrup in a medium pot.
- Turn heat to medium/high and whisk until the spices dissolve.
- Once the liquid starts to bubble on the sides, remove it from the heat. You do not want to bring it to a boil or you may burn the almond milk.
- Give your golden milk latte a taste and add more maple syrup, to taste.
- Discard the ginger and serve immediately.
Milk: switch up the milk with your favorite non-dairy beverages. Options include soy, oat, of almond milk.
Sweetener: any kind of sweetener (to taste) works! We love how warm maple syrup is, but you can always use white sugar, brown sugar, agave, or honey.
Make it Frothy: serve this turmeric latte extra frothy by using a milk frother. The foam is delicious.
Make it Iced: like it iced instead? Follow the recipe as is and then serve it over ice.
Make it Dirty: need some caffeine? Serve your golden milk latte with a shot of espresso or strong brewed coffee.
Golden Milk Latte
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ inch piece fresh ginger peeled
- Heat all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Whisk to combine and heat the mixture just until it begins to steam and bubble around the edges– about 3-4 minutes. Make sure to whisk often so the mixture doesn’t boil over.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and whisk it again to make sure all of the spices have been distributed. Discard the ginger.
- (Optional) Use a hand frother to froth the latte to your desired thickness.
- Divide between two mugs and enjoy.
Tips & Notes
- You can substitute your favorite sweetener for maple syrup. Honey, agave, or brown sugar would all be delicious.
- For extra warmth and spice notes, add one-star anise or a cardamom pod to the mixture in step 1.
- For a dirty latte, add 1-oz. (1 shot) of freshly brewed espresso to each mug before topping it with the golden milk.
Super tasty recipe!! Also, I’m OBSESSED with the mug in your post, where is it from?
Herbal Medicine (Turmeric)
Some conditions that turmeric may be effective in treating include:
– Alzheimer’s disease
– Heart disease
Turmeric is also called “Indian Saffron” and is a member of the ginger family. Commonly used in curries and other Asian dishes, the health benefits of turmeric are well known. Herbalists praise its anti-inflammatory properties as well as its ability to improve circulation and detoxify the body.
Turmeric supplements are available in capsules, tablets, tinctures, and teas. The recommended dosage depends on the form and reason for taking turmeric. Be sure to follow package directions and talk to your doctor before taking turmeric supplements.
Turmeric is generally safe to take, but it can cause some side effects like stomach upset and diarrhea. It can also interact with certain medications, so be sure to speak with your doctor before taking it.
You’re invited to learn more about herbal medicine from our Board Certified Physicians at Eastern Acupuncture and Wellness:
Thanks for sharing this great recipe. My family will sure like it.
The anti-inflammatory thing got me. Great recipe to try out this weekend.