There’s this wonderful creation circulating around the foodie world lately and it is a lovely warm mug of a drink called golden milk. I’ve been seeing it everywhere. If you’ve been on Pinterest or on the internet in general lately typing “food” into your search bar then you probably have too. One of my favorite food bloggers even made an ice cream with it! If you’re like me, you probably wanted to know what the deal was with this recipe and how this drink was getting it’s supremely yellow hue, so I’m happy to tell you the secret: turmeric.
If you’ve never heard of this insanely awesome spice, get the facts here, but the bottom line is that turmeric is known as the golden spice of India, and it imparts a lot of great health benefits along with that unmistakable yellow hue. Turmeric has long been touted as an anti-inflammatory and has been shown to improve stomach ailments and digestion. By tossing just one teaspoon into your daily diet, you can reap the health benefits that turmeric has to offer, and of course, one way to do that is by stirring that golden spice into your morning latte.
Enter the Turmeric Latte. First of all, I want to throw in a disclaimer that however you take your latte is fine. A lot of people want to throw in the towel when they see that a recipe does or doesn’t have coffee, or does or doesn’t have tea. “How can it be a latte if it doesn’t have coffee?” Even without coffee, this recipe is still awesomely delicious. I made this version without tea or coffee just to show that it can taste wonderful without those things. However, if adding in a splash of espresso or black tea is part of your morning ritual, that’s just fine.
- 2 cups of vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Either in a saucepan on the stove or in a mug in the microwave, heat up the almond milk until it’s close to boiling. If you have a milk steamer, this is great to use as well. Stir in the remaining ingredients until dissolved. Top with another pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg if desired.
* As a side note: a really easy way to mix everything well and achieve that frothy and airy texture is to use a blender.
Also, if you’re looking at expanding your turmeric uses, look no further than these great recipes below:
- Santorini Split Pea Spread with Caper Relish
- Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Cumin
- Hanoi-Style Salmon with Turmeric and Dill
Ready to dive into the golden spice fan club? Something you can also do with a turmeric latte is to try it cold. If hot drinks aren’t your thing, just pour over ice and voila! And since we’ve been talking all about lattes and morning pick-me-ups, don’t forget this awesome trick to keeping your iced coffee from getting watered down. It’s genius.