A delicious dairy-free Vegan Golden Milk Turmeric Latte full of immune-boosting vitamins and anti-inflammatory benefits! Made with fresh spices like turmeric and ginger and nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper and vanilla for a delicious and creamy latte!
VEGAN TURMERIC LATTE
Have you noticed that golden milk and turmeric has kind of taken over 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.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN A TURMERIC LATTE?
Also called Golden milk, to make this you will need:
- plant-based milk
- fresh ginger
- fresh turmeric
- black pepper
- maple syrup
HOW DO YOU MAKE A TURMERIC LATTE?
First, add all of your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Second, 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!
Learn how to make a Vegan Spiced Turmeric Latte here in this video!
Vegan Turmeric Latte
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk (see NOTES please, I used the DREAM brand which is MUCH creamier than other brands, see below for subs)
- 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 tsp ground dried turmeric)
- 1/2 teaspoon 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
- Add the milk, water, syrup, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, vanilla and salt to a blender or food processor. Process until completely smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to catch any shreds from the ginger and extra spices. I do this twice so it's extra smooth.
- 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.
- 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. Strain for a smooth texture and serve.
- Regarding the milk: 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 will 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.
- Nutrition is based on using the Dream almond milk brand, it will greatly vary depending on milk used.