By Cat, Sept 21, 2015; updated Oct 15, 2016 (Photo, right, from Lisa’s Project Vegan blog (3))
This recipe (originally from Mercola) reminds me of Golden Milk (Turmeric Tea), but I’m posting it separately, as the Golden Milk post is getting a bit long with so many versions.
This is warming beverage rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients. It is perfect for a fall or winter day. Or chilled with ice, like an iced latte.
- See also: 1. Golden Milk (Turmeric Tea); 2. Beverages menu; 3. Coconut Recipes (on Misc. Menu); 4. Herbs & Spices Ancient healing through food;
- Includes: 1. Ginger-Turmeric Latte
Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons
I recently added Golden Milk to my daily regimen, just before bed for a better sleep and to help me heal from inflammation issues. It is delicious! I’ve been wondering if it would also be good as a coffee-free latte, and today I saw a recipe for just that on Mercola’s website (4), which I’ve adapted here. This version adds coconut sugar and coconut oil, and uses almond milk. I would prefer to use fresh raw dairy milk or coconut milk, and would sprinkle a bit of ground cinnamon on top when serving.
You may wonder about the added fat and black pepper; they are essential to help with absorption (they allow formation of liposomal turmeric and ginger); use full-fat dairy milk (cream-at-the-top) or coconut oil.
Ingredients & Equipment
- 1 tsp fresh, grated turmeric or dried turmeric spice
- 1 tsp grated ginger or dried ginger spice
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar or Rapadura (dehydrated sugar cane juice) or white cane sugar (alternately, use a few drops of liquid stevia extract, to taste)
- 2 tsp coconut oil or ghee
- Pinch of unrefined sea salt
- Tiny pinch black pepper (optional but recommended)
- 1 cup almond milk, coconut milk, or whole dairy milk (raw or simply-pasteurized, NOT ultra-pasteurized)
- cinnamon powder
- saucepan or latte steamer
- serving cup
Note that your blender and saucepan will get stained yellow from the spices.
- Peel ginger and turmeric root, then grate each. Combine with coconut sugar, coconut oil and sea salt in a blender.
- In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk over medium heat until it’s just simmering.
- Pour the hot almond milk into the blender (with the root mixture) and whirl until smooth and frothy.
- Pour into a serving cup and sprinkle latte with cinnamon powder (optional).
I’ve not tested these methods because I don’t have a latte steamer. Note that your blender or steamer-cup will get stained yellow from the spices.
- Using fresh ginger & turmeric: Combine the grated fresh turmeric and ginger, coconut sugar, coconut oil and sea salt in a blender. Add to almond or dairy milk and steam with a latte steamer.
- Using dried ginger & turmeric: Combine all ingredients and steam with a latte steamer.
Mercola’s Golden Milk
This recipe moved to my Golden Milk (turmeric Tea) post.
- Mercola on Golden Milk (articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/09/21/golden-milk.aspx)
- Health Impact News September 14, 2015, golden milk recipe (healthimpactnews.com/2015/golden-milk-recipe-with-turmeric-and-virgin-coconut-oil)
- Ginger & Turmeric image: lisasprojectvegan.com/2014/03/11/fresh-ginger-turmeric
- Mercola’s Ginger-Turmeric Latte recipe: articles.mercola.com/herbs-spices/turmeric.aspx