6 Things You Wish You Had Known Before You Tried Turmeric Latte

By : Lucy
September 20, 2021

What do you hear about turmeric latte? You might not hear it often before, but it is becoming a hot topic just recently. Turmeric latte can be known as one of the fall drinks to bringing everyone comfort. When you see the word Turmeric latte, you probably think of a coffee-based drink. It is not coffee-based; if you search turmeric latte, you won’t see a normal latte instead turmeric drink with milk frother. 

Beverage like turmeric latte is an amazing holiday beverage with great taste and is also healthy for you. If you are wondering about turmeric latte, you come to the right place. This article will bring you many recipes for this beverage, and discuss the benefits of turmeric as well. 

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What is Turmeric Latte?

Turmeric latte is 5 stars warming delicious Indian drink, and it can be called “golden milk” or “turmeric milk”. It is just another delicious beverage suitable for those who are living a vegan lifestyle. It is called “Haldi Ka Doodh” in Hindi, which means turmeric milk (Haldi means turmeric, and Doodh means milk). There are a lot of names for this drink, it is either called golden latte, golden milk, turmeric latte, or turmeric milk, etc. 

Recipe

You might know or hear about normal latte recipes, but most of the recipes are coffee-based recipes. Here, you will get to learn how to make a delicious turmeric latte. Making with a few spices, you can make this latte with quite a simple recipe. Because it is not always sticking to one recipe, below are some of the creative and tasty golden milk recipes from our recipe developer.

Recipe

Ingredients

This turmeric latte is a good nighttime drink for a healthy dietary plan. Besides drinking as a nighttime beverage, you can enjoy this latte anytime with just the simple ingredients listed below. These are the fundamental ingredients of the recipe, yet you can always look forward to alternatives of your own preferences.

  • Milk: first and foremost, milk is the main ingredient of this turmeric latte recipe. Traditional turmeric milk uses whole milk, but you can use dairy-free milk as well such as almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk, etc. 
  • Turmeric: you can either purchase from the store or make your own ground turmeric. 
  • Ground cinnamon: cinnamon is similar to ginger and turmeric; it has health advantages such as helping you with digestion problems, and boosting metabolism. Cinnamon also gives you a unique fragrance to your lattes. 
  • Ginger: you can use both ground ginger or fresh ginger for the drink. Ginger gives you a stronger and delicious flavor. 
  • Black pepper: there are loads of pepper types, you can get whatever is more convenient to you in the closest grocery store in your area. 
  • Sweetener: for natural sweetness you can choose between maple syrup and honey instead of sugar. 

How to Make Turmeric Latte

There are different ways of making turmeric latte, but it is always based on the fundamental recipe. The recipe does not require a lot of cooking time. Here are the brief methods: 

The golden milk or golden lattes 

1. Combine the ingredients

Bring out your saucepan or anything available in your kitchen. Mix the milk, ground turmeric, and cinnamon. Ginger, black pepper, and then whisk it. After that, you can bring it to a simmer. 

2. Simmer

Heat the mixture. Simmer it for five minutes with lower heat. Remember not to use too hot heat. Then, turn off the heat, and add your preferred sweetener if you would like any. 

3. Strain and serve

You can use a strainer to strain the mixture, then pour it in two cups. That’s it for the recipe!

You can also top your turmeric latte with ground cinnamon, rose petal, or any other alternatives of your choice. In case you don’t enjoy a hot drink, you can add a cup of ice to make an iced turmeric latte. Note that there is no coffee added to these lattes.  

Almond Milk Turmeric Latte

Almonds are rich in magnesium that promotes muscle relaxation. Thus, drinking 1-2 cups of turmeric lattes will make you feel free of stress. These are the gluten-free ingredients: 

  • 2 cups almond milk (unsweetened) 
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (1 turmeric) 
  • Small ginger, grated, or 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • A small pinch of cinnamon 
  • A bit of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey for sweetener, but it is optional 

Toppings (Optional)

  • dried rose petals
  • Ground cinnamon (for turmeric cinnamon recipe) 
  • 5 stars spice

Dirty turmeric latte 

What is a dirty turmeric latte? You might not hear about it very often, but it is just the golden milk with coffee in it. The delicious creamy taste of the latte will make you want to see what the additional ingredients are. Therefore, ingredients include:

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tsp of ground turmeric   
  • ⅓ tsp of ginger
  • ⅓ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 ½ tsp instant coffee 
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar - optional - or replace with honey/regular sugar (for sweetener)

For instructions, just follow the foundational instructions, but add your tasty instant coffee in. 

5-Stars Turmeric Milk 

5 stars turmeric milk recipe is not any different. It contains foundational ingredients and spice. The toppings are optional: 

  • 5 stars spice 
5 stars turmeric milk 

Tips 

Turmeric related question

Do people often ask how much turmeric does the latte need? It is suggested that you only need ⅛ teaspoon for serving size 1. 

Frothy tip

How do you make it frothy? We recommend using a milk frother or a blender. After that, you have to wash your blender with soap and warm water because turmeric can stain easily.  

Tip 1: If you want to create a frothy beverage, you can use a milk frother. 

Tip 2: In other ways, you can pour the mixture into a blender. Then you blend it until it gets frothy. 

Milk

What are the tips for milk? Types of milk can affect the texture and taste of golden milk. People can use their preferred type of milk such as almond milk (unsweetened almond milk), coconut milk, or fresh milk. The traditional Indian golden milk uses whole milk to keep the originality of the recipe. For milk, you can use fat-free milk or creamy milk.  Nonetheless, different milk gives different textures. For example, if you want a creamier texture for your golden milk, you can use coconut milk. If you want a taste of neutral flavor for your latte, you can use either almond milk or oat milk.

Fresh ginger tip

Some people like a stronger taste for their beverage. Therefore, you can add ginger. Yet, you have to use a grater to have a stronger taste while using ginger. Also, be sure to use a strainer when you are ready to serve your drink. 

Store it for later

To keep your turmeric beverage for later, keep it in the closed glass jar and store it in the fridge for a day. 

Vegan options

Golden milk is a healthy option because it is spices-based, and the ingredients contain properties that are safe and natural since it uses turmeric as the main ingredient. There is also a recipe for vegan as well, which requires a bit of change to some ingredients. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, you can choose non-dairy milk such as coconut milk, oat milk, etc. Thus, you can choose any plant milk of your choice. On top of that coconut milk provides a healthy vegan option with a delicious creamy taste and fragrance from various spices.

In case you want fresh coconut milk, this is an easy homemade recipe for you to try at home. Moreover, it is an amazing choice if you want to go creative, and it has a delicious taste as well. This is how to make creamy coconut milk by yourself with just 2 ingredients:

  • Prep time: 10 mins total
  • Ingredient:
    • 2 cups of shredded coconut
    • 3-4 cups of water (add more or less water if you want thin or thick creamier concentration)
    • A pinch of salt
    • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup for sweetness (this is optional)
    • ½ tsp of vanilla extract (this is also optional)
  • Instruction:
    • Get a blender. Get your coconut,  water, add in salt, and other additional add-ins of your choice, then put them in a blender. 
    • Blend it for about 2 minutes until the mixture looks well blended.
    • Add more water (optional) if you want thinner concentration.
    • Get your mixing bowl, then pour the mixture over the bowl covered with a very thin towel, nut milk bag, or a clean t-shirt. 
    • Squeeze the coconut milk into the bowl.
    • Lastly, transfer to a sealed bottle or container and put it in the refrigerator. It can be stored in the fridge up to 3-5 days. 
Vegan options

Nutrient Content

Nutritions in turmeric lattes 

Drinking turmeric lattes can offer you a lot of benefits for your health because there are several nutritions such as protein, fat, saturated fat, fiber, and calcium, etc. 

Is there caffeine content in turmeric latte

There is no caffeine content in turmeric lattes or golden milk unless you add coffee in it. 

Is there caffeine content in turmeric latte

The Benefits of Turmeric Latte

Turmeric latte has become a trendy health craze for those who enjoy an organic lifestyle and are cautious with their diet. Turmeric is a spice that gives a curry color, a yellow hue. The research report says turmeric itself contains a lot of medical advantageous components such as curcumin, which is the main active ingredient. Turmeric has been used as both a spice and medicinal herb in India for centuries. Until recently, science has found proof of the medical use of turmeric. A research report says this curcumin component has high anti-inflammatory effects. On top of that, it says curcumin is a very strong antioxidant. 

The benefits of turmeric latte

Health Benefits

Turmeric latte is not just a healthy choice, but it is also considered a 5 stars drink because it is a pricey beverage too. Drinking other coffee-based lattes might be good for an energy boost, but these lattes are not as healthy. There are several health benefits contributed by drinking these lattes.

First of all, the recipe is made from natural spices which can help you feel free of stress, and most importantly, it helps improve your sleep. Therefore, it is an amazing bedtime drink with loads of medical properties such as amino acids that promote restful sleep.

According to the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, a recently published study says curcumin can protect the brain. The result of the study shows subjects who took curcumin twice every day have a 28% improvement in memory tests. Second, it contains antioxidants that help fight infection and illness. Thirdly, research says there is curcumin content, which is a wellness supplement.

Curcumin is a natural compound found in turmeric, but its content is not high (around 3% by weight). Curcumin has the capacity to improve brain function. Moreover, curcumin is also linked to improved heart health as well. Fourthly, it is considered a healthy drink because it contains anti-inflammatory properties that work to treat those who struggle with joint inflammation and stiffness.

People with chronic inflammation are prone to have heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and other various degenerative conditions. An article from Healthline says curcumin is a bioactive substance that can fight chronic inflammation. However, bioavailability is needed to improve. 

On top of that, more good components can be found from spices. For instance, tryptophan in honey can boost brain function. Then, the ginger helps calm your stomach and makes you feel relaxed. By drinking and eating cautiously, your body thanks so much because health is the priority of everyone. 

Health benefits

Beauty Benefits

Besides plenty of health benefits, this non-coffee-based drink also has a lot of advantages for beauty. Warm turmeric milk is just another health craze alongside matcha or green tea. According to Elle UK, hot turmeric latte is like a 5 stars beverage. Elle UK says the spice and natural ingredients are beneficial for your internal organs, especially skin and brain. You will get to read what Elle UK says about the beauty benefits. 

Turmeric latte is good for skin

Turmeric latte has become a beauty diet for many people due to its advantages for the skin. Anti-inflammatory properties found in turmeric are able to reduce redness and skin irritation. Moreover, the antibacterial qualities can help those with acne, and it is amazing for blemishes as well. 

In addition to being a healthy recipe for treating acne, it is also a great exfoliant. According to ELLE UK, the article says turmeric improves the overall texture of the skin, prevents moisture loss, and reduces wrinkles. 

Weight loss 

Turmeric has curcumin content that is fat-soluble, which means it is able to dissolve in fat or oil. It is recommended to take curcumin as a supplement when having a high-fat meal. However, drinking a cup a day may as well have a long-term effect. 

Curcumin found in turmeric cannot absorb well into your bloodstream. For that, you need to improve the bioavailability (it is the rate of your body when it can absorb substances). In order to improve your bioavailability, you can consume it with black pepper. According to research, it says black pepper contains piperine, which is a natural substance that enhances the absorption rate by 2000%. Often, in a curcumin supplement, there is piperine added to it to make it more effective when consumed. 

Weight loss 

Conclusion

In sum, turmeric latte is not just a fresh turmeric drink with delicious taste, yet it is also healthy with anti-inflammatory effects, and other great properties. Thus your body will thank you so much for consuming and eating cautiously and healthily. 

Besides health benefits, drinking this kind of lattes, just a cup daily, can boost up your mood and feel free of stress. People mostly serve it warm during their free time so they can feel relaxed. 

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