This Golden Turmeric Milk latte recipe is a soothing, delicious beverage full of ingredients that will leave you feeling comforted and well.
Warm milk helps promote sleep, so this is also a great beverage right before bedtime, or any other time you need a relaxing, healthy drink.
Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe
Recent research shows that turmeric can help improve your mood and memory. That’s due to its impressive anti-inflammatory properties.
“Curcumin is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent,” said Professor Manohar Garg, director of the nutraceuticals research program at the University of Newcastle.
Because inflammation is linked to a range of chronic conditions and diseases, among them arthritis, Alzheimer’s and heart disease, researchers argue curcumin could help reduce the risk of those diseases by limiting inflammation in the body.
Since I have arthritis in my hands, I began looking for ways to get more turmeric in my diet. (Try this Tabbouleh-Style Turmeric Cauliflower Salad Recipe.)
This is the BEST Turmeric Latte Recipe
When I first heard of turmeric lattes, I couldn’t imagine they would taste very good. Turmeric, after all, can be a bit overwhelming on its own.
I tried a number of recipes over several weeks, but so many of them didn’t taste good at all. I did notice, however, that I’d started experiencing less joint pain. That convinced me that I needed to experiment until I came up with a delicious one on my own.
This recipe is the result. The combination of turmeric’s properties and creamy, warm milk make it a fantastic pre-bedtime drink. Having added some other spices, plus honey and vanilla, it tastes almost like chai.
I enjoy it so much that I sometimes have two cups and tell myself that the extra calcium and Vitamin D in the milk justify the calories.
Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe Tips
This recipe makes enough spice mixture for around three servings. Store the mix in an airtight container to keep the spices fresh and add 1 teaspoon to an 8-oz cup of milk for each serving.
Please be careful while making it — turmeric is also traditionally used as a fabric dye, so you’ll want to keep it off of your counters and clothing.
Don’t omit the tiny amount of black pepper. You won’t taste it, but the piperine in black pepper helps increase turmeric’s bioavailability, so you’ll enjoy more of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits.
Golden Turmeric Milk Latte
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- 8 ounces Milk cow's milk, nut milk, or hemp milk
- Honey to taste
- Vanilla extract optional
- Add spices to a small bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Heat 8 oz. milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to steam. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the spice mixture and continue heating, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
- Pour turmeric milk through a strainer into a cup or mug. (Optional, to remove any large specks of spice.)
- Stir in honey to taste, and vanilla extract if using.
- Store remaining spice mixture in an airtight container away from heat and light.