Simple Turmeric Latte Recipe with Ginger [Vegan]
The frothiness of this Turmeric Latte Recipe is achieved by blending it in a small blender for 5 seconds or less. The fresh turmeric and ginger offer an array of health benefits, and the addition of coconut oil helps to increase the bioavailability of these nutrients as well as offers a delicious and creamy mouthfeel.
- 1 cup (+2 tbsp) milk or milk alternative (milk with a fat content works best*)
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger root peeled and minced
- 1 tbsp fresh turmeric root peeled and minced
- 1 tsp coconut oil extra virgin
- 1 tsp maple syrup (or honey)
- dash sea salt
- pinch black pepper
Heat the milk or milk alternative in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring it just before the boiling point. You should not see bubbles forming, but instead some small movement in the liquid. Remove from heat.
Add the minced ginger, turmeric, as well as coconut oil and maple syrup (if using) into a small blender (I use a Nutri Bullet but a Magic Bullet would work just fine). Add 2 tablespoons of milk or milk alternative to help the mixture blend better. Blend the mixture until the ginger and turmeric make a nice liquid puree.
Next, add the warmed milk to the blender, along with the salt and pepper. Blend for 5 seconds or less to create a frothy milk latte. Do not blend for longer as the warmed liquid will create a negative pressure and the lid of the blender will be difficult to remove.
Option to strain the latte, but I prefer not to. When you pour the drink, a nice foam should form on the top layer. Taste and adjust for sweetness.
*Choosing a milk alternative with a higher fat content makes for a more creamy late. I like using Pea Milk. Organic soymilk would work too. I have also made it with my Homemade Hemp Milk Recipe. Make it vegan: Use a milk alternative, and maple syrup in place of honey. Add more protein: Use Pea Milk, Soy Milk or Homemade Hemp Milk which are higher in protein than other milk alternatives. Boost the nutrients: Try adding double the amount of fresh ginger and turmeric for a stronger and more nutrient-dense drink. Increase the vibrancy: Add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric to enhance the orange vibrant colour.
Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 1.2mg