This golden milk turmeric latte is like sunshine in a cup. It’s dairy free, so easy to make, luscious and creamy. It’s caffeine free so it’s the perfect pick me up for any time of day. Plus, it can be enjoyed both hot or iced!
I’ll confess, I’ve never been the biggest fan of coffee. Whenever I go “out for coffee,” I’m really always getting matcha or even hot chocolate instead!
I love this golden milk turmeric latte because it’s a cozy and comforting drink to have in the morning but doesn’t give you a crash later in the day because it’s completely caffeine free.
I should note that this is technically not a latte because there is no espresso involved. However, I like to call it a latte because I drink it in place of coffee or other caffeinated beverages.
Whatever you call it, it’s incredibly easy to make and can be served either hot, or over ice. In addition to turmeric, this drink has cinnamon and ginger to give it all the cozy vibes. Try my pumpkin spice latte next!
- Canned Coconut Milk: One of the key ingredients in this recipe! Canned coconut milk ensures this latte is super creamy, can froth well, and is also packed with tons of healthy fats. You can use light or full fat coconut milk, but full fat will yield the creamiest result.
- Regular Non-Dairy Milk: Just to balance out the fatty coconut milk so this latte isn’t too rich. Any milk will work, I personally like vanilla almond milk, but you can also use my homemade walnut milk.
- Collagen: This is optional, but adds lots of protein to this recipe. My personal favorite is marine collagen.
- Honey or Maple Syrup: Just enough to help sweeten it up. You can also use liquid stevia drops for a keto and paleo option.
- Turmeric: We’ll be using ground turmeric in this recipe plus a pinch of black pepper to help your body absorb all of the goodness.
- Cinnamon: As much or as little as you like!
- Ginger: Just a pinch to give this recipe lots of warming flavor.
- Vanilla: If using vanilla milk, you can omit this, but a little extra vanilla is delicious.
How to make this recipe
Add all ingredients to a pot and heat over low/medium heat.
Heat until warm and steamy. I like it pretty hot, but taste and turn the heat off once it has reached your desired temperature.
Use an immersion blender or milk frother, transfer to a regular blender, or whisk incredibly well to ensure all of the spices are well combined.
My personal preference is to use an immersion blender or regular blender because this makes it incredibly frothy and creamy, but you can simply whisk everything together if you prefer.
Blend or whisk until smooth and creamy. Transfer to mugs and enjoy!
Does it keep?
Once prepared, this golden milk latte will store in the fridge for about 3 days. However, the spices and collagen may fall to the bottom of your cup, so either give it a good shake or pop it back in the blender before enjoying.
Make it iced!
To make this an iced turmeric latte, simply whisk all ingredients together or blend them in a blender (my preference to make it really frothy!) and then pour over a glass of ice.
Drink or serve immediately so it doesn’t get watered down.
Frequently asked questions
What does turmeric taste like?
Turmeric can have a strong, even unpleasant, flavor to some. If you’re new to turmeric, start with just 1 teaspoon and increase to your desired taste.
The more you add, the darker and brighter the color, but also the stronger the flavor. If you feel like you’ve added too much, you can always add more sweetener to balance it out.
Why add black pepper?
I know it seems odd to add black pepper to this recipe, but it just works to boost the absorption of the turmeric, so don’t leave it out! It’s just a pinch, you won’t even notice it’s there.
Can I make it vegan?
Yes! This turmeric latte can easily be made vegan by leaving out the collagen. You can add in 1-2 tbsp of hemp hearts and then blend it for some added protein!
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Golden Milk Turmeric Latte
by: claire cary
- 1 can light coconut milk
- 1 ½ cups regular non dairy milk or homemade walnut milk
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground turmeric start with 1 if you’re not a huge turmeric fan!
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey can sub for liquid stevia drops
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1 scoop collagen peptides optional
- Add all ingredients to a pot and heat over low/medium heat.
- Use an immersion blender, milk frother, or whisk really well to ensure all of the spices are well combined.
- Heat until warm and steamy then mix really well again to get it nice and frothy. Taste and adjust flavors/sweetness as desired.
- Transfer to mugs and enjoy! The spices sometimes settle at the bottom of the mugs if you drink slowly, so feel free to strain it through a fine mesh strainer to avoid that!
Kate Sandoval says
WIll this drink also taste good if I used unsweetened soy milk instead?
Claire Cary says
Yes! Any kind of non-dairy milk you like will be fine!
The word Latte means milk. You do not have to call it golden milk latte as it’ll mean golden milk milk. Latte only really emphasizes that it actually has espresso in it when the word cafe meaning coffee is attached as in cafe latte. So you can call it a latte appropriately without worry of it being incorrect because of the lack of coffee in it.
Claire Cary says
I realize that, Adam. However, most people think of milk with espresso when they think of a latte. Just had to clarify that since most people are going to google “golden milk latte,” that is what I chose to call this. Thanks so much for your comment.
Any particular beans of collage. You prefer to use??
Claire Cary says
It’s linked in the post! I prefer marine collagen, but any collagen will work 🙂