Healthy and easy vegan turmeric latte recipe that brings some warmth to your heart! With cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom.
Vegan Turmeric Latte
Since first trying a vegan turmeric latte at Le Pain Quotidien in London a couple of years ago, I've been totally hooked on this heart-warming and delicious drink, so I couldn't leave out an easy vegan turmeric latte recipe on my blog, so you can easily create this delicious golden milk at home.
Over the last couple of years, turmeric has had a big boost in the healthy foodie scene - and that's well deserved! Turmeric has a number of health benefits and has been used as part of a healthy diet in India for thousands of years. I'm not a nutritionist, so if you're interested in finding out more about the benefits of turmeric, please have a look at some nutritionist resources.
What I know, however, is that black pepper is said to boost curcumin (the healthy, active ingredient in turmeric, it has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant) absorption in the body, so you will also find a small addition of black pepper in this recipe to ensure you're getting all the benefits from this creamy and warming drink recipe.
Is turmeric latte the new matcha latte? Possibly!
What you need to make turmeric latte
- turmeric powder
- black pepper
- cardamom pod
- ginger powder
- soy milk
How to make vegan turmeric latte
I like to create my turmeric latte on the stovetop! Simple use a small non-stick saucepan and start by adding your spices (cracked cardamom pod, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, pepper) to the saucepan and toasting them for 1-2 minutes on low heat. Make sure not to burn them and give them a quick stir to combine - you want them to become fragrant and spread their aroma around your kitchen.
Once your kitchen smells amazing, pour in your plant milk. Personally, I love using soya milk for my turmeric latte, but you can simply replace this with your plant milk of choice - sweetened or unsweetened. When using un-sweetened plant milk you might want to add a drop of maple or agave to the mix to give it that wonderful sweetness.
Rub the saffron between your fingers and add it to the saucepan whilst stirring or whisking to combine your spices with the liquids.
Heat the turmeric latte on a low heat whilst stirring - make sure to not bring it to a boil! We don't want to overheat the drink as it can otherwise lose some of its wonderful benefits. So ensure to stay close-by, stir or whisk regularly and stop as soon as it reaches your desired drinking temperature.
Remove from the stove and pour into your mug through a sieve. Enjoy hot with an optional, but recommended sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Ensure to use a saucepan, whisk, and mug that does not easily stain as turmeric can be very dominant in leaving its colour pretty much everywhere.
This recipe is:
- 100% vegan
- delicious & healthy
- warming and comforting
- easy to make!
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Vegan Turmeric Latte
- 1 non-stick saucepan
- 1 small sieve
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 3 strands saffron
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 cardamom pod
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- 200 ml plant mllk
- maple syrup or agave syrup to taste optional
- Add the turmeric, pepper, cinnamon, and ginger to a non-stick saucepan and turn on the stove on low heat. Allow for the spices to toast for a minute or two without burning them until they become fragrant.
- Add the plant milk and stir with a whisk. Rub the saffron between your fingers and add them to the mix.
- Continue to stir whilst your vegan turmeric latte heats to your desired temperature, make sure not to let it come to a boil.
- Once achieved your desired temperature, simply drain through a small sieve right into your cup. Sprinkle some cinnamon on the top and enjoy warm.
- A little tip on the side: make sure that the mix does not start bubbling on the stove and whisk it regularly so that the spice mix does not stick to the bottom of your saucepan.
- Ensure to use a saucepan, whisk, and mug that does not easily stain as turmeric can be very dominant in leaving its colour pretty much everywhere.
Do you love making delicious vegan drinks just as much as I do? Then you might enjoy these:
- Oatmilk Eggnog Recipe
- Vegan Mulled Wine Recipe
Or if you're looking for something to feast your eyes on, check out these other recipes using turmeric:
- Turmeric Energy Balls
- Spicy Swede Soup with Ginger
- Curried Hummus and Tofu Sandwich
- Vegan Scrambled Eggs (No Tofu)
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