This homemade turmeric latte has been my go-to lately when I want a healthy treat in the afternoon or in the evening after dinner. It’s full of good-for-you ingredients, but just feels so fancy and indulgent at the same time!
I’m definitely a dessert person. I like to keep things on the healthier side, but I need to have a little something sweet after dinner, and usually after lunch too. I love a combination of dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and a little dark chocolate, or maybe some homemade date fudge if we have some in the fridge, but this homemade turmeric latte has been a great option lately too. This might be a better thing to share in the fall months because it’s just the coziest drink, but it’s great on a rainy, slightly chilly summer evening too. The thing I love about it is that it’s warm, creamy, and just sweet enough to feel like a treat, but it’s also spicy enough that I have to drink it slowly, so it lasts me longer than the 3 minutes that it usually takes me to eat my dessert. So it feels more substantial, but it’s actually not too heavy or calorie-dense.
Thanks to Chris for being the hand model for this latte photo. 🙂
Ingredients Needed for the Turmeric Latte
You probably actually have everything you need for this in your cupboard already. It’s so fun to realize that you can make yourself this elevated coffee house style drink using things you already have, in just a few minutes. You’ll need:
- Unsweetened almond milk, or another plant-based milk
- Ground turmeric
- Ground ginger
- Ground cinnamon
- Maple syrup (optional, but highly recommended)
- Also optional, but pretty good: ground cloves and a bit of black pepper
A few notes on the ingredients: While this tastes like an absolute treat, everything is super good for you. Turmeric and ginger have great detoxifying and liver supporting properties and cinnamon is known to help with stabilizing blood sugar. If you’re going to go with a sweetener, maple syrup is just about the best choice. It has a low glycemic index score and is also packed with important minerals and antioxidants, although it’s still calorie-dense, so a little goes a long way. If you decide to add a pinch of black pepper, you’ll actually increase the absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric, which is a pretty neat trick.
How to Make the Turmeric Latte
Combine all your ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, whisking frequently.
When you’ve reached the boiling point, turn off the heat and use a handheld milk frother (like this one) if you’re feeling fancy and want a bit of foam.
Pour the turmeric latte into the mug of your choice and garnish with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.
Here’s the full printable recipe if you’d like it for your recipe binder!
This homemade turmeric latte has been my go-to lately when I want a healthy treat in the afternoon or in the evening after dinner. It's full of good-for-you ingredients, but just feels so fancy and indulgent at the same time!
- 10-14 oz Unsweetened almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
- 1/8 tsp Ground turmeric
- 1/8 tsp Ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp Maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp Ground cloves (optional - for extra cozy spiciness)
- 1 pinch Black pepper (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently.
Turn off the heat and whisk with a milk frother if you're feeling fancy.
Pour the latte into a mug and sprinkle with extra cinnamon, if desired.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.