After having a few of these out and about in cafes, I decided it was time to try making one at home. Turmeric has a unique taste and is most commonly known for its use in curry. So if you are thinking what on earth… don’t worry.
I love them, they’re an odd colour, yes, but a unique taste that I would happily replace coffee with on most occasions. At first, they taste a little grainy- I’d advise to miss out the last sip until you are used to the taste, but after a few attempts I am in love with them. The other spices give such a warming feel, especially during the colder months.
A substance in turmeric called curcumin has proven medicinal powers such as anti-inflammatory benefits and even improved brain function, but I just drink it for the taste. If you do want to know more about this, have a look at this article : https://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric/
To make my latte or ‘golden milk’ you will need
- 3/4 mug (the one you’ll drink from) Almond milk
- 1 tsp honey – or other sweetener like maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 cinnamon stick OR 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of ground ginger
- Milk frother
- Add the milk to a pan with and warm through.
- Add in the spices, honey and the cinnamon stick (or ground cinnamon) and let this heat up for a few minutes for the spices infuse- try not to let it boil.
- Once heated through, stir in more sweetener to your taste. And froth!!
- To serve pour through a strainer and remove the cinnamon stick if you had one