Recipe for a creamy turmeric latte aka golden milk that is dairy-free and ready in only one step! Appropriate for your sipping enjoyment either morning or evening.
Like many people, I enjoy hot beverages in the morning. Usually, my drink of choice is a creamy latte. I have a stable of healthy latte recipes I rotate through, and this turmeric version is my latest creation!
This turmeric latte, which some people call “golden milk”, is traditionally made with dairy. My version uses whole coconut milk powder instead.
Thus, it is the fastest latte you can make. Just place the ingredients in a mug, add hot water, and you are done!
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, mood boosting spice that is increasingly prominent in the medical literature.
The ginger adds an energizing effect. Thus, it is best to include this herb only if you are enjoying it in the morning or early afternoon. Leave it out if sipping in the evening before slumber.
Note that I’ve included a bit of optional coconut sugar in the ingredients. Leave it out if desired. The pure monk fruit extract and coconut milk powder provide enough sweetness in my opinion. However, I realize some of you may be transitioning off sugar, and thus may require a bit more sweetness as your taste buds gradually adjust to fewer carbs in the diet.
If you prefer dairy to coconut milk, I do not recommend using dairy milk powder because the higher protein content is denatured during processing. Hence, if you substitute dairy milk, I would warm it gently on the stove before mixing it with the dry ingredients.
Recipe for a creamy turmeric latte or golden milk that is dairy-free and enjoyable for both morning and evening sipping. Ready in minutes!
- 1.5 Tbl coconut milk powder
- 1 cup hot filtered water
- .5 tsp turmeric powder
- .25 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 pinch ground black peppercorns
- .5 smidgen monk fruit extract powder
- 1 pinch ground ginger optional
- 1 tsp coconut sugar optional
Place all dry ingredients in a large mug.
Add 8 ounces (1 cup) of hot filtered water.
Stir and enjoy!
Use optional ginger only if enjoying this beverage in the morning or afternoon as this ingredient is quite energizing.
.5 smidgen is equivalent to 1/64 teaspoon. These specialty measuring spoons are what I use for tiny amounts like this!
Substitute 2-4 drops of stevia extract instead of the monk fruit extract if desired.
Just wondering why you are using dried coconut milk instead of canned coconut milk? Basically the equivalent is about 5 tbsp canned coconut milk and then reduce water to admit 3/4 c.
Sarah Pope MGA
Yes, you can use canned coconut milk … but you have to heat it up first (I always use the stove, never a microwave). This adds time, and one of the things I love about this recipe is that it is so fast. I would suggest that the powdered coconut milk is also potentially safer choice than canned because of the lining of the cans. BPA-free is no protection from toxins. https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/bpa-free/
In addition, I sometimes put the ingredients in a travel mug if I’m going to be out for the day …. then I just add hot water whenever I want it even if it is hours later.