Learn how to make a Golden Milk Latte recipe at home! A turmeric latte comes with many health benefits. Healthy fats, anti-inflammatory and nourishing roots and spices. Make it iced with a simple trick, or add some coffee for a caffeine boost. Vegan friendly recipe.
What is a Golden Milk Latte?
“Golden Milk” is also known as a turmeric latte, but there is no coffee involved like a traditional latte recipe. In its original form, golden milk has roots in India, where turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.
Golden milk is a deliciously nutritious drink with many healthy benefits, high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties – great for the immune system! The main ingredient in a turmeric latte is the root turmeric, which is high in curcumin, where its anti-inflammatory properties come from.
If you’re looking for a cozy, warm, spiced milky drink recipe, you must try this.
- canned coconut milk – canned coconut milk will give you a rich texture but using coconut milk from a carton is fine too, and actually easier to use if you’re planning on making an iced turmeric latte.
- non-dairy milk – you can use oat milk, almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, etc.
- coconut oil – for pure healthy fats
- ground turmeric – the main ingredient in a golden milk latte, which gives this drink it’s golden yellow hue.
- cinnamon – adds lovely flavor to balance out the turmeric spice.
- cardamom – this will give the golden milk a chai-like flavor, but if you don’t love chai you can omit.
- medjool date – you can use a Medjool date to sweeten, of maple syrup or honey if not vegan.
- fresh ginger – for the best flavor (and nutritional benefits) use fresh. But if you don’t have fresh ginger, ground can also be used.
How to Make Golden Milk at Home
In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, whisk together milk, coconut oil and spices until warm.
Do not let mixture come to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Once mixture has cooled, transfer to blender cup with pitted Medjool dates and fresh ginger. Blend mixture until smooth (make sure your blender can handle warm liquids).
As long as you have a high powered blender you don’t really need to strain the recipe. But if you prefer a super smooth milk, then you can strain through a fine mesh strainer or a nut milk bag.
Also, if using a blender you don’t truly need a milk frother, but you could use one if you want extra foam.
No Blender Option
If you don’t plan on using a Medjool date to sweeten, or using fresh ginger, you can definitely make this golden milk without a blender.
Use ground ginger and a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup in place of the Medjool date. Everything would just get added into the saucepan until heated through. Froth the milk with a wand or whisk quickly to get some foam for the latte.
If you’re more of an iced latte drinker or prefer a jolt of caffeine, here are some options for you…
Make it Iced
To make Iced Golden Milk, use the “no blender option” ingredients (ground ginger and maple syrup to sweeten), shake everything in a jar, sealed with a tight lid, and strain through a fine mesh strainer.
Alternatively, you could also warm everything on the stovetop until heated through, transfer to the fridge to cool for 30 minutes, then pour over ice.
Make it Dirty
If you do want a little jolt of caffeine for this turmeric latte, you could just add in a shot or two of espresso, or 1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee.
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- 1/2 cup coconut milk, full fat or lite (canned or carton is fine)
- 2 cups almond or cashew milk (or non-dairy of choice)
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2” cube fresh ginger, peeled
- In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, whisk together coconut milk non-dairy milk, coconut oil and spices until warm. Do not let mixture come to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Once mixture has cooled, transfer to blender cup with pitted Medjool dates and fresh ginger. Blend mixture until smooth (make sure your blender can handle warm liquids). No need to strain unless you want an extra smooth drink experience.
- Transfer turmeric latte to 2 large mugs, enjoy!
Sweetener – Can also sub with 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup
Ginger – Can also sub with 1/4 tsp ground ginger. If going this route, a blender is not needed.
Leftovers – Store any leftover portions in airtight container in fridge up to 3 days, or use in these Golden Milk Overnight Oats.
Check out the instructions above the recipe card for how to make it iced.
- Serving Size: 1 of 2 drinks
- Calories: 248
- Sugar: 23g
- Sodium: 175mg
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 44g
- Fiber: 10g
- Protein: 4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg