Turmeric latte or golden milk seems to be on everyone’s mind at the moment. So I had to test the recipe myself, because I wanted to know what’s up with the trend. One thing I can mention in advance: it’ s very delicious and of course very healthy!
Turmeric Latte as an Alternative To Coffee
Turmeric latte seems at first to be somewhat strange and I have to admit that it takes time to get used to due to its special taste, but it is still quite tasty and a good alternative to coffee for those who do not like to drink coffee or perhaps drink too much and too often.
The turmeric powder is the main flavoring in this drink. Through the vegetable milk and the sweetener it appears sweetish at first, but is then quickly overtaken by the somewhat tart turmeric flavor.
Did You Know? Turmeric Has Many Positive Effects on Health
The active main component in turmeric is curcumin, which is not only responsible for the yellowish color of the spice, but also carries health-promoting effects. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory and many anti-cancer properties, it is antioxidant, strengthens the heart and is also said to help with digestive problems.
It is important to know that in combination with black pepper and oil the curcumin can be better absorbed, because alone it has only a weak bioavailability. In addition, ginger and cumin are also said to improve absorption.
Step One: Heat 4 fl. oz. (120 ml water) in a pot. Then add the turmeric powder (1.5 tbsp) and let it dissolve in the water while stirring continuously. Allow to simmer until a paste is formed.
Step Two: Either heat the selected milk (plant based or cow’s milk) and froth it with a handheld milk frother or put it directly into an electric milk frother, if available.
Step Three: Pour the paste, the chosen sweetener (I chose agave syrup), a pinch of pepper, ½ tsp. oil as well as ginger powder and cumin powder, if you have it at home (I did not use it in the recipe) into a glass or cup.
Step four: Add the frothed milk to the glass or cup. Add a pinch of cinnamon on top. Done!
Enjoy drinking your tumeric latte. Tell me if you liked it in the comments!
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Turmeric Latte or Golden Milk
- 1.5 tbsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp. sweetener maple syrup, agave syrup etc.
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of pepper
- 4 fl. oz. water 120 ml
- 8.45 fl. oz. plant-based milk 250 ml
- ½ tsp. oil coconut oil or canola oil
- Heat water in a pot
- Add curcuma powder and simmer in the pot while stirring constantly until a paste is formed
- Froth or heat milk
- Pour curcuma paste, sweetener, pepper, oil (and possibly ginger and cumin powder) into a glass or cup
- Add the frothed milk
- A pinch of cinnamon on top
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