Spiced Turmeric Latte

Spiced Turmeric Latte

A delicious vegan dairy-free Spiced Turmeric Latte full of immune-boosting vitamins and anti-inflammatory benefits! Made with fresh turmeric and ginger and nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper and vanilla for a delicious and creamy latte!

Have you noticed that golden milk and turmeric has kind of taken over Instagram and the internet? The first time I made a turmeric latte was probably 2 or 3 years ago when I made one to help my hubby deal with some gout pain. He refused to drink it though, lol. He was not a fan of turmeric at all. Well, today I'm calling all ginger, spice and turmeric fans. Is that you? If so, then I have a delicious healthy immune-boosting drink for you. If you are not a fan of turmeric, then just skip this post, lol. My hubby hates turmeric and you should have seen his face when I poured this into the glass. I died laughing. He was seriously grossed out. Hey, more for me.

I have been replacing my coffee lately with this dairy-free turmeric latte. Trying to begin my day with a healthier choice and needing it to be full of kick and flavor, this turmeric latte does the trick. It has a good dose of fresh ginger, fresh turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper and pure maple syrup. It's so super healthy and anti-inflammatory, yet delicious.

I absolutely LOVE ginger and I love spices, so there is a lot of spices in this turmeric latte and it has a big kick.

UPDATE: Taste testers are full! I was flooded with emails and no longer need them, so thank you so much for all the submissions!

By the way, this post I'm also announcing that it is time for a few taste testers for some of the recipes in my book. Can you believe it's been 4 months since I announced that I was doing a book? After speaking to my publisher, this is how it is going to work. I'm only going to be using around 10 taste testers or so (sorry, but I simply cannot share all my recipes with everybody obviously) so please don't be upset if you are not one of them. I have to follow some guidelines with my publisher and be very specific.

If you are interested, send me a message through my contact page on my blog. I will email a list of recipes for you to choose from and you will be allowed to pick 3 recipes and they must be done by the end of October. The book is of course not done yet, so all recipes will not be available, just a portion. It is crunch time and I have to finish this book and don't have time to mess around, haha. They must be made EXACTLY as written and you will have to sign a waiver promising not to share the recipe with anyone. All of these recipes have already been tested by friends and family and I'm 100% confident in each recipe, so this purpose isn't to change any of the recipes, rather simply to reassure the recipe works well for others. All of the recipes are incredibly easy and simple, just like on my blog and so far, all of my other testers have made them all with no issues. The majority of the recipes ARE nut-free, but some do use cashews. Also, I'm sorry bloggers, but these recipes are for readers only who are not bloggers. Bloggers will get a chance when the tour comes. So, if this sounds like you could do this with NO issues, send me a message.

And while you are at it, make this turmeric latte and then rate it below! To make this you will need:

  • plant-based milk
  • fresh ginger
  • fresh turmeric
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • black pepper
  • vanilla
  • maple syrup

You will add all of your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Then pour the turmeric latte into a small pot over medium-low heat and simmer just until hot. Pour in a glass or mug and enjoy!


Yields Serves 2 mugs

Spiced Turmeric Latte

A delicious vegan dairy-free Spiced Turmeric Latte full of immune-boosting vitamins and anti-inflammatory benefits! Made with fresh turmeric and ginger and nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper and vanilla for a delicious and creamy latte!

10 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

13 minTotal Time

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5 based on 11 review(s)


  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk (see Note below for sub info)
  • 1 cup (240g) filtered water
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (I used 1 1/2 and found it plenty sweet, as I wanted this to be really healthy)
  • 1 1/2 inch knob peeled (12g) fresh ginger, roughly chopped (This gives a nice gingery kick. Reduce to 1 inch for less spicy.)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 inch peeled knob (10-12g) fresh turmeric (or 1 teaspoon ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1g) ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper and pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • optional: pinch of cloves
  • Note: Different milks will give varying results. I used the Dream brand almond milk which is higher fat and VERY creamy compared to every other almond milk brand, so that is why I didn't use all milk and did water for part of the latte. If you are using a thinner milk like oat or rice, you may want to use all milk. If wanting to use lite coconut milk, I would do half milk and half water. You may realize after the first try what you would like on the next batch. Also, weighing the ginger and turmeric will yield a more accurate result since knob sizes vary greatly. You can always adjust to taste preference as well.


  1. Add the milk, water, syrup, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, vanilla and salt to a blender or food processor. Process until completely smooth. I used my Vitamix so I didn't need to strain it. However, if you use a less powerful blender or processor, you may need to strain the latte to remove any shreds of ginger.
  2. Taste and adjust spices or sweetener if needed. If you didn't weigh the fresh turmeric then you may need to add more to reach the bright yellow color. Add to taste preference.
  3. Pour the mixture into a small pot over medium-low heat and simmer gently for a few minutes just until heated through. You do not want to thicken it or boil it, just heat it through. Serve.


Nutrition per large mug: 180 calories, 9.2g fat, 4.7g protein, 21.4 carbs, 3.7g fiber, 10.2g sugar, 88mg sodium

I used a VERY creamy high fat almond milk, so your fat will greatly vary depending on the milk you use.

If you make this recipe, please do not re-post it on your site, please link to me instead giving proper credit. If you are inspired by this recipe, again, please give proper credit and do not simply post it on your site.


  1. Hello, thank you for your wonderful recipes! May I ask mow much dry turmeric would you use if I can't get fresh? Thank you
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yes, listed above on the recipe! You can always add more if you like it stronger after tasting it :)
      • Hi there! Glad to see all these wonderful recipes! Wanted to just let you know that preparing Golden Milk is an ancient Indian practice from Ayurvedic medicine. It would be good to see its origins given a mention just to educate others :) love to you and yours!
      • This latte rivals with Whole Foods tumeric latte. It was warming and delish on a cold wintry night. I will make this my staple to get tumeric in my drinks. Yummy soulful drink.
        • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
          Wonderful to hear! I'm so glad you loved it, thank you so much for leaving a review!
    • Latte looks delicious but shouldn't there be some espresso in it? Has anyone tried it w/ coffee?
      • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
        Hi there! Latte originally is espresso and milk but there are variations to the word latte that include replacing the coffee with spices or teas and non-dairy milks, which is exactly what I did here :)
  2. Eva, the recipe states 1 tsp. Turmeric.😊
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you Susan!
      • Hey! this recipe looks amazing. Been looking for something like this to make for myself and a good friend at work who suffers from all over body inflammation and pain. Would like to help find her something natural that may help. Can you use powdered ginger as well, instead of fresh if I don't have it on hand? Can you urecommend an amount if so? Thanks for sharing this with us! :) xo
        • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
          Hi! Yes, just start with 1 teaspoon and more if a stronger ginger taste is desired!
  3. I am absolutely going to make this tomorrow! I have coconut milk now, but might soak some almonds to make almond milk in the morning. It sounds so delicious, and I would love to have a healthier morning drink also. Question, have you found that this stains your Vitamix container? I emailed a letter to you from your contact page about possibly being a tester :).
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Awesome Stacy! Yes, I received your email, thank you! Please come back and rate the recipe after you make the latte, I would love to hear :) I rinse my Vitamix right after I make this and have found it didn't stain, but I could totally see that if you leave it sitting in there too long it totally would!
  4. Ann
    Hello; enjoy so much your recipes. Like to point out that when you were describing the drink, you mentioned healthy and inflammatory. I think it should read anti-inflammatory. Ann
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Ann, thank you so much, I fixed it!
  5. I would LOVE to be a tester of your recipes! I'm Spanish living in the US for my second year, and turned into a vegan diet since this January! So, I am very fan of your website and recipes and try to follow them, I have lots of things to learn. Thanks for the opportunity
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you Olga! Make sure to send an email through the contact page then, as that is the only way I will be responding to requests as I have to have some organization to this, haha!
  6. I would be love to be a reciepe tester if it wouldnt be a conflict of interest for a family member to participate! Your uncle loves new foods. Wonderful seeing you all today!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      It was so wonderful to see you all today too!! Wish you guys didn't live so far away!
  7. Mmmmm love these Brandi! I've been having plenty of turmeric lattes lately with coconut & vanilla protein powder to sweeten - so nourishing and warming :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Julie! Yes, they are so warming and comforting!
  8. Deb
    Can I make a batch of this in advance then heat up when ready. I’m thinking making a couple of days worth
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Absolutely Deb! I do that too :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Oh, and just give it a good whisk or shake from the fridge as the spices will probably settle somewhat at the bottom, as well as the fat from the milk.
  9. Tried to join and it said invalid email.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Pam! Please message me through my Facebook page with your email then and I will add you personally myself. Sometimes the email system flags an email address for some weird reason. But I will most certainly get you subscribed to my blog. Thank you!
  10. I've been looking to get coffee out of my routine. I was curious if there's any way to have this cold? Maybe that's silly but just thought I'd check. I'm looking for something that i can throw together before work or possibly have the ingredients at work and just toss together and stir when i want a special puck-me-up. But definitely this will be a fun treat on the weekends. Do you think I could do dried ginger- maybe 1 tsp, similar to turmeric? Just trying to use up my dried ginger and simplify if that was possible.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Allie! Definitely! If you don't mind the flavor cold, then go for it! I prefer it hot but it is definitely still good cold too. Yes, for the ginger, start out with 1 teaspoon and taste it and see if you would like it spicier. The taste is less fresh and medicinal, but will still be yummy.
      • This reminds me so much of a chai latte. I love that it has health benefits. (I decided to do my first glass warmed. And putting my leftovers in fridge for an iced drink later.) :)
  11. Made it. Love it!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yay Sharon! So glad to hear it! And thank you again for the email! :)
  12. Ann
    Hi, is it possible to make 3 days worth of this so all I have to do is pour and heat up in pot. Thankyou.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yes, definitely! This makes 2-3 mugs as is, so you would just need to double the recipe.
    • That is a really good question ...I was wondering the same thing thanks for asking :)
  13. Interning and sounds tasty but this is not a latte.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      A latte does not only mean coffee is incorporated. Those are "caffe latte" or "cafe au lait". There are many different versions or pronunciations which can be confusing. According to wikipedia: Variants include replacing the coffee with another drink base such as masala chai (spiced Indian tea), mate, matcha or turmeric, and other types of milk, such as soy milk or almond milk are also used.
  14. Joy
    I mixed up a batch of dry spices and put them into a jar in my cupboard. I just spoon some into hot milk and drink it at bedtime.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Sounds delicious! I do this often making a ginger "tea" as well. I love, love ginger.
  15. Great idea for those of us with arthritis. Thanks
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yes, it really has great benefits!
  16. I put trumice in coffee honey black pepper and limon juice and cimmon and drink is this ok
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      I'm sorry, I don't understand the comment??
  17. This is exactly what I want in the fall weather when it's getting cold! So comforting and cozy and so loaded with antioxidants and health benefits. I try to add turmeric to everything :)
  18. The aroma while this golden good stuff is simmering away most be unreal with all those spices, and it's absolutely gorgeous too! I've made quite a few (mediocre to be honest lol) golden milk lattes but never with fresh turmeric and ginger so I am really curious to know how different the flavor is. I'm guessing strong but also just...fresher? Will be on the lookout for it now. And the pinch of sea salt--so smart! I've recently gotten away from coffee too just because I find my energy much better without it and have been going hardcore with the matcha lattes, but a totally caffeine free alternative would be lovely in my life too! The thicker and creamier the better, so I might even have to try it with coconut milk :) Also I can totally relate to your husband, turmeric was an acquired taste for me haha. How am I not surprised you had so many people so quick to volunteer as taste testers? ;) Hope cookbook work is going well!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Natalie! It really is a flavorful latte and so good and so healthy that I'm a little obsessed with them. As much as I love coffee, it's so not healthy, so this has been a nice change. Oh yes! Fresh ginger is a thousand times stronger and amazing than powdered. Don't get me wrong, I love and use the powder stuff and it certainly works here, but fresh ginger is so freaking amazing. And yes, fresher tasting too. The fresh turmeric tastes better too but it's not a huge difference in flavor, however, the medicinal properties of freshly peeled turmeric versus powdered is much greater and I'm after health benefits on this one, so the fresh is best! Would you believe the Dream Almond milk I used is creamier than the lite coconut milk?? Like, it has 11g fat in one cup!! Which is why I used it and half water...it's basically the consistency of cream but no coconut taste, so it actually is better than coconut for this. I'm a little obsessed with this almond milk since finding it at Sprouts! You gotta try it, I am just imagining it in ice cream!! Haha, yes, the taste testers...my phone was dinging through the night with notifications, lmao. Grateful for them, they rock.
  19. Ok, my review on this turmeric latte (keeping in mind I do NOT like turmeric flavor)...I saw you post this, and it looked so warm and inviting and so healthy with all that natural goodness in it. The only issue, I don't like turmeric. It tastes bitter to me with a pungent aftertaste I can't get behind. But it is so good for you that I have tried it time and time again. With the same result. But I said, screw it, I need to try this because when the winter comes (if it ever comes) I need something warm and creamy and full of healthy stuff to give me what I need to start the day. So I made it. And I drank it! And although I had a touch of that bitter that I usually detect in full, all the other delicious flavors and spices actually made this drink pretty damn good. What?! I did make a few alterations, to make it something my taste buds could handle. But in general I followed the recipe. Here's what I did: I used a creamy cashew milk in full, no water (I really wanted that creaminess) I used 3/4 teaspoon of both turmeric and ginger I added 5 dates (I need the sweetness to balance the bitter I taste in turmeric) I still added 1 tablespoon maple syrup I only did a pinch of pepper (not usually my favorite spice in big amounts) I upped the vanilla to 1/2 to (again help counteract the bitterness I taste from turmeric) I added a pinch of cloves because I love them with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg I drizzled it with molasses on top for a fun added touch and extra fall rich flavor (and to again help with the bitterness I get in turmeric) I blended everything in the Vitamix until hot and combined well, aaaaand because it is 90 degrees here I drank it over ice. I highly recommend this for anyone that wants the benefits of this spice but doesn't usually like it! Brandi this is the best version of a turmeric latter I've seen yet!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      You are hilarious! You probably could have just omitted the turmeric and then wouldn't have had to change all that, hahaha! I know how much you hate turmeric and yes, it will be way too much if you don't like it. Remember how much I told you Jay hates it. Yeah, mine was SUPER creamy because that Dream brand has 11g of fat in just 1 cup, basically like full-fat coconut milk, which is why I add water, otherwise it would be like drinking cream, lol! But every milk would totally give a different result so if you used cashew, I'm glad you did all milk. You should try that Dream brand sometimes, it is NOTHING like the other almond milks on the market because it's made with mostly almonds and not 45 additives, which is why it's so thick. Thank you for giving this latte a try even though you hate turmeric, you crack me up! And lucky for you I have another more normal latte coming that is a dessert style and NO turmeric, bahaha!
  20. This is perfect! It’s an incredible warm, fall drink and I was impressed by the balance of spices. I want to make this everyday!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Tracy for the awesome review! I'm so happy it was such a hit for you!
  21. Ela
    I LOVE turmeric and put 1 tsp every single day in my salad (never tried fresh turmeric). It's so healthy and good for us. Your hubby should get used to it, lol. And good luck with your book Brandi! :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you Ela! I love it too. It took awhile to grow on me, but I love it now!
  22. I have been on a quest recently, to create warm, yummy lattes that are sugar free, artificial sweetener free, and dairy free. Of the dozens of recipes I've tried over the past few months, this is, hands down, the best yet!!! I. Am. Hooked.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Ayleen, you made my day! Thank you for this amazing feedback!!
  23. Why do you put the vanilla in while it's on the stove I stead of afterwards?
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Because it's just meant to be a mild flavor enhancer and I don't want to taste any of the alcohol part and it slightly cooks away. You can add if afterwards if you like though!
  24. This looks like perfection! Sorry it's been so long since my last visit and comment! I just re-did my sidebar and blogroll so I should be visiting and commenting more often again!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Jennifer! No need to apologize, so nice to see you! Thank you for stopping by, it is really appreciate it. xx
  25. I made this this afternoon and it is truly fabulous. It's warm from the ginger/tumeric combo and a little spicy with a really nice mouth feel. And smelled absolutely heavenly. My tummy thanks you. Confession..I drank the whole 2 servings my self at work πŸ˜‰.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      That is so awesome to hear Estee! Thank you so much for making it and the lovely review!!
  26. hah, my other half feels exact same about turmeric as your hubby! I'm not the biggest fan of the turmeric myself, but I do appreciate it for many health benefits it delivers, and always trying to add some to my smoothies or soups. Never tried turmeric latte, but will be definitely giving it a go as it looks delicious! And good luck with the book Brandi, it's going to be awesome for sure!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Anna! Silly hubbies, huh?! Lol!
  27. This is one of my favourite drinks right here, especially in autumn and winter. So warming and so beneficial for the health. It's great that you used almond milk with a higher fat content since fat increases the absorption of turmeric :D
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      It's so good and healthy, I agree Nadia, thank you!
  28. Really enjoyed this soothing hot drink. Im at home with a nasty bug and today had the energy to make something other than a glass of water. My blender didn't pulverize the ginger but I like the little chunks, I have a fine grater which would solve that issue in the future. Thanks for the recipe!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      So happy you really enjoyed this Claudia and that it was so soothing for you! Being sick is no fun and I hope you are feeling better!
  29. I have been trying to get more of these powerhouse foods in my diet . I will be looking forward to this! You will be seeing a lot from me :) Wish I could have been a tester on this! Just a little history on myself. I have been on a spiritual/ professional quest for about 2 years. I have felt trapped behind my cubicle for many years and finally made the plunge to stay at home full time with my toddler ,Teagen. I want to teach him, and feed his body and soul. I also want to be able to dedicate my time to my own dream and cause I am passionate about. I have been a quiet food blog lover for many, many years and have decided to start my own vegan food blog within the next 6 months! You are a inspiration to me I have loved your recipes and the fun layout of your blog. Thanks for the inspiration !
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      So kind of you to say that Nicole! I hope you love the drink. If you are a fan of turmeric, you will love it. Sounds like you are on the path to where you are meant to be, that is wonderful and good luck on your blog and everything else!
  30. Brandi, You are truly talented - your drink is spectacular! I had faith that it would be good because I have tried several of your recipes already. This drink will be My "go to" during cool weather, and the first recipe that I have tried with turmeric. I used dry spices. I am so inspired with this recipe that I will try with fresh ginger and turmeric next to get the full benefits of these spices! Thanks for sharing!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Carol, what a wonderful kind thing to say, thank you so much! So very happy to hear you loved this drink, and my other recipes as well, that thrills me. This has been my go-to drink lately as well too, so I'm glad to hear it will be yours as well! OH yes, do the fresh ginger and turmeric, it is even better and smoother!
  31. Mmm this was so tasty and just the right amount of spice (I used the recommended amount). Thanks for sharing :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wonderful Jemma, thank you so much for the review!
  32. Great recipe plus I can see this as a really good holiday drink in place of egg nog.

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