Turmeric Latte Recipe: Delicious and Nutritious
If you’ve been traveling to Europe, Asia or Australia you may have found a delightful tasty and anti-inflammatory power house of a drink at the local cafes, the turmeric latte. While this is gaining popularity here in the USA, it isn’t yet common. The good news is you can make yours at home.
Meaghan, my sister and I had our turmeric latte’s on a recent trip to Belgium in the delightful town of Ghent. I knew right away that I’d be figuring out the spices for it. The mix of spices includes turmeric (of course), cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove and black pepper. You may be surprised to see the pepper included and this has to do with how pepper helps to activate the curcumin ingredient in turmeric root, which gives you all of the anti-inflammatory benefits.
To make the latte you use the spice mix and warm it with your favorite milk, whether that comes from a cow or a plant is up to you. Almond, oat, coconut and other milks can work great. You may also want to add a sweetener, for me that is a touch of honey. It’s all a matter of taste and that is part of the fun of making this at home.
I like to finish the latte with a wand frother to make the latte frothy and extra creamy, just like you get at a cafe. One final note, spices do not dissolve into liquid rapidly so this can have a bit of grit at the bottom. We recommend you strain the drink before you serve or froth it. I use this little strainer and it works perfectly.
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 5 min
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- 1 cup milk (plant or cow based)
- 1/2 tsp Pinch Spice Market turmeric latte mix
- 1 touch of honey (optional)
- Combine the milk and latte mix in a sauce pan and heat over medium
- Whisk the latte to help dissolve the spices
- Let the latte come just to a simmer and remove from heat
- Strain before serving or frothing
- Add sweetener (like honey)
- Optional: froth the latte with a frother wand in a tall cup
- Pour in your mug and enjoy!
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