This silky smooth and slightly frothy vegan golden milk recipe is the perfect nourishing drink to enjoy on a cold day or to unwind and prepare yourself for a good night’s rest.
This popular Indian drink is earthy, lightly sweetened, balanced and warming. It’s a great alternative to coffee as it’s a caffeine-free beverage, so you can enjoy it any time of the day!
You only need a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes to create a drink that will soon become your new favourite turmeric latte. It’s the ideal way to enjoy the benefits of turmeric.
What are the benefits of drinking golden milk?
There’s a plethora of benefits when it comes to drinking golden milk. I’ve decided to break down all of the ingredients for this recipe so you can see how beneficial they are even individually. There are plenty of reasons to love it!
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Turmeric – this powerhouse ingredient is an anti-inflammatory and a potent antioxidant. It may aid in improving heart health and may assist in preventing cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Its active compound called curcumin is what gives turmeric those health properties. There are, however, too many benefits to list!
Cinnamon (true) – loaded with antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories help lower blood sugar levels and add a beautiful spice to the tea.
Cardamom Pods – can help with depression, aids digestion, has detoxifying effects, lowers blood pressure and helps with mouth ulcers and infections in the throat and mouth. Cardamom adds a fragrant and warm note to the latte.
Cloves – a well-known antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal and also offers temporary relief from toothaches. We’ve used it in this turmeric latte for its slight spice, sweetness and fragrant notes.
Ginger – probably one of the best-known facts about ginger is its digestive and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also known for relieving nausea, morning and motion sickness. The fresh ginger that’s in this milk adds a warming note. We love fresh over powdered for this recipe.
Pepper – aid digestion, helps fight against infection and insect bites, assists with tooth decay, toothaches and improves weight loss. The use of pepper in this drink is because pepper is known to assist in the absorption of the curcumin compound in turmeric. On that note, so does the use of fat.
Coconut oil – the fat in coconut oil helps our bodies absorb the curcumin in turmeric. This fact is an often overlooked ingredient in golden milks. Alternatively, you can leave it out and use a milk that has natural fats in it.
With all of the ingredients used in this turmeric latte, you know you’re onto the good stuff. So, next time you’re feeling under the weather, make sure to give this a try!
Your new go-to easy vegan golden milk
If you’re looking for an alternative to coffee, chai and matcha lattes, this drink will certainly hit the spot.
Since making this recipe, I quickly became addicted. I didn’t realise how good this could taste. Now, Michael and I have it most evenings after dinner as we watch a movie or TV show. Perfect to end the day with instead of a sugar-laden dessert that won’t help with sleep.
There’s something comforting about making a healthy drink that not only tastes good but feels like something you will want to enjoy time and time again.
Tips and tricks for making the best turmeric latte
- Feel free after you’ve made it once to adjust the spices to your personal preference.
- If you don’t have a milk frother, while the latte is cooking, use a cup to continue pouring the drink back into the pot from a height to create aeration in the liquid.
- Any creamier plant milk will work for this recipe. We also love cashew and soy milk.
- You can use any sweetener of your choice: raw sugar, coconut sugar, agave syrup or rice malt syrup. Adjust the levels to your liking.
- If you don’t want the taste of coconut at all in your latte, use refined coconut oil or macadamia oil in its place.
- Make sure you crack the cardamom pods open before adding them to the milk to get the flavours of the seeds inside into the milk. It creates a nicer flavour.
This vegan turmeric milk is:
- Immune boosting
- Refined sugar-free
Other warming drink recipes you’ll love:
- Creamy Vegan Gingerbread Latte
- Immune Boosting Lemon Ginger Tea (Vegan-Friendly)
- Homemade Vegan Eggnog
- Thick Italian Vegan Hot Chocolate
- Spiced Coconut Chai Tea