I am a huge fan of turmeric latte. A friend introduced me to them when I wasn’t well a few years ago with a bad chesty cold. She told me turmeric was good for me and made me drink it. It took me a few goes to get used to the taste and now I love grabbing one from the local cafe that makes them. However, it gets to be a rather expensive habit so I decided to try and make them myself at home. There are a lot of health benefits thought to be gained from eating and or drinking turmeric which I figure can’t hurt me either.
The husband was quite rude about my taste in hot drinks until he realized there isn’t actually any coffee in a turmeric latte and he now rather likes them too. I did a bit of reading and it isn’t that hard to make them.
There are lots of variations and ways but some of them are complicated and need more ingredients than I think I need. Some call for maple syrup to add sweetness but whilst I love maple syrup I don’t feel like I want the taste in my turmeric latte.
For my recipe I use coconut milk, because I think it works well with the turmeric flavour. You can use the milk you prefer but I think coconut milk works. I use the drinkable kind that you can get from most supermarkets.
300ml of coconut milk
1/2 tsp of ground turmeric
1/3 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp of honey
We are lucky we have a fancy milk frother thing that heats the milk at the same time, but you can warm your milk in a pan on the stove, or in the microwave and whisk the milk to make it frothy.
Heat your milk until it is hot but not boiling. Then gently add the cinnamon and turmeric and whisk thoroughly to incorporate them. This takes a minute or two, but don’t freak out, it will dissolve. Then add the honey and whisk again.
Pour into a cup and drink whilst warm.
Congratulate yourself on homemade turmeric latte hipster status and if you really want to, share a photo on social media.