The turmeric Latte is everywhere at the moment, and trending big time over in San Fran, USA. A recipe for it even appeared on Gwyneth Paltrow’s website, Goop – if ever there was a measure of popularity!
And you know that if the turmeric latte has made an appearance on Goop, it’s also ridiculously healthy. In fact, turmeric lattes, (or turmeric tea, turmeric milk, and golden milk as it also goes by) isn’t quite so new. It’s really an adaption of haldi milk, which is a milky turmeric drink people in India have been drinking for centuries!
So why try it? Well it’s super tasty and comforting in a chai tea kind of way, BUT it’s also incredibly healthy and particularly useful for the winter season when the cold and flu runs rampant.
Turmeric comes with a HOST of health helpers, and when paired with other powerhouse ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper it’s practically the best thing you can put in your body!
There are TONS of ways to make a turmeric latte. Like Gwyneth, you could blend all the ingredients together, or like many cafes in the US, you could combine juiced turmeric root with water or milk. I like an infused method best because it gives you greater control over the taste of your turmeric latte, and it’s kinda therapuetic too.
Note: If you’re feeling a little fluish, use non-dairy milk for your turmeric latte, as dairy can make you super phlegmy – gross.
2 cups milk of your choice – I used half hemp seed milk, half cow’s milk, but I imagine coconut milk would be delicious too
1 stick cinnamon broken in half
4 peppercorns – pepper aids in your body’s absorption of turmeric!
2 large slices of ginger bashed and bruised with the back of your knife
1 teaspoon turmeric – fresh grated is best, but ground will do just fine too
2 tsp raw honey, plus more if required
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
1. Put all ingredients, besides honey in a small pot and warm up gradually on a medium-low heat.
2. Watch pot and keep stirring being sure not to let the milk boil.
3. Allow milk to warm and infuse for approximately 10 minutes before stirring in the honey.
4. Be sure the milk has heated to piping hot. Set aside and allow to cool and infuse for 2 minutes.
5. Strain through a sieve, and pour turmeric latte into cups to serve.