The snow’s falling, it’s delightfully crisp outside and I’m snuggled up on the couch watching HGTV reruns. As a play on this entire mood, I’m sipping on my new favorite warm beverage – a comforting, creamy turmeric honey latte.
I’ll admit it, I’ve long avoided the turmeric latte because honestly, I don’t really enjoy the taste of turmeric. Also, the turmeric latte seems to be having a bit of a moment in the trendy, yuppy, fad market. So, just to be counter-culture I avoided the drink all-together (rebel, I know).
But finally, I conformed and on this cozy winter day and I steamed up my first turmeric latte.
I’m completely, 100% on the turmeric latte bandwagon.
This sweet, frothy beverage has subtle hints of spice and everything nice. It’s earthy and grounding, yet uplifting and sweet. It’s my new daily non-caffeinated pick-me-up and surprisingly, it doesn’t have the overbearing, bold turmeric taste.
Turmeric lattes also have many health benefits depending on the ingredients you choose incorporate. The use of turmeric for herbal medicinal purposes dates back thousands of years and even traditional medicine has recognized the benefits of this spice.
Turmeric is known to be a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It can help reduce chronic inflammation that contributes to heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative conditions. It can also aid digestion, reduce symptoms of depression and boost immunity.
Basically turmeric is too good to be true, right?! It’s a powerhouse spice that can supplement any daily health or wellness routine.
My favorite adaptation (so far) of the turmeric latte includes almond milk, honey, turmeric, ginger powder and cinnamon. Together, these ingredients made for a sweet and slightly spicy drink that enhances digestion, increases energy and fights inflammation.
So here I am, being basic and trendy AF with my turmeric latte… and I’m okay with it.
Follow my recipe below and let me know what ingredients are a must-have in your latte! Snap a pic of your turmeric latte and tag @minimalist_mamaco for a chance to be featured on my Instagram stories!
Turmeric + Honey Milk Latte (Golden Latte)
- 1 cup almond milk (may substitute with coconut milk or oat milk)
- 1 teaspoon raw, unfiltered honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 cinnamon stick (or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon)
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
- Shot of espresso
Stove Top Directions:
- Bring all ingredients to a boil in a stove top pan.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Pour + enjoy!
Directions for Steamer (espresso machine):
- Add all ingredients in a stainless steel frothing pitcher.
- Steam with the steam wand until the mixture is the desired temperature. If you have a built-in or hand-held frother, you can froth the milk as well.
- Pour the mixture into a mug and enjoy!