What is a turmeric latte? To me, it’s a drink my mom used to make when I got sick. It was a comforting drink that helped make me feel better when I had a cold or fever. My mom would heat up milk, sugar, black pepper, and turmeric and serve it hot in a mug. The drink itself was delicious but the best part was that extra special attention from my mom. Sometimes she would add crushed cardamom pods or even a little saffron. All of these exotic and fragrant spices remind me of my childhood. I love saffron and wanted to include it in my version of a turmeric latte but it’s an optional ingredient. It helps to balance out the strong smell of the turmeric. Cardamom powder would also be great in this drink. I like to drink a turmeric latte in the evenings since it’s caffeine free. It’s naturally sweetened and satisfies my craving for a little something sweet before bed. It has a calming effect and is great for relieving daily stress. I prefer powdered turmeric and ginger because the fresh versions are very potent and better used in savory dishes in my opinion. Turmeric is touted to have anti-inflammatory properties and ginger is thought to help with digestion. You can pour this drink over ice for a fantastic summertime beverage. If you make this recipe, let me know how it turns out by taking a picture and tagging @thefriendlyepicurean on Instagram or Facebook or Pin It on Pinterest!
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbs agave syrup
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- 1/2 pinch of saffron (about 10 threads)
- a pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Stir together agave syrup, turmeric, ginger, saffron, and black pepper in almond milk and heat in a small saucepan until just boiling. Serve hot.
- Approximate Calories per Serving: 180 cal