Turmeric Latte

For thousands of years, people have used turmeric lattes, sometimes known as "golden milk lattes," for both culinary and therapeutic purposes. This cheery yellow drink is certainly something you've seen offered at bakeries, coffee shops, restaurants, and health boutiques, but making it at home is just as easy and possibly less expensive.

A turmeric latte is essentially a soothing drink made with milk, freshly grated or ground turmeric, cinnamon, and black pepper, though you may also add sugar and ginger to increase the flavor and health benefits.

The milk—almond or coconut milk works well for us—adds a creamy and somewhat sweet taste to the beverage, while the turmeric helps reduce inflammation. Turmeric's active ingredient, curcumin, is better absorbed by the body when combined with black pepper; also, cinnamon's warming properties serve to mellow the harshness of the pepper.

Time taken: 5-10 minutes
Serves: 1 person


  • 1 tsp honey
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 350ml almond milk
  • ¼ tsp powdered turmeric
  • ¼ tsp powdered ginger
  • ¼ tsp powdered cinnamon


Mix all the ingredients together in a pot over low heat, whisking continually if you have a milk frother. Pour the heated mixture into mugs and garnish with more cinnamon to serve.

Enjoy a hot turmeric latte!