Turmeric Latte. An Inspired Winter Warmer!

Turmeric milk 2

I have been desperate to try a turmeric latte for a while now.  It’s taken me ages to give it a go … soaring temperatures here Johannesburg have put me off experimenting with winter warmers!  But the weather has changed (for the moment at least) and now it’s a little bit chilly and I am wearing a fleece! So before it heats up again … or cools down further (not sure what’s happening with the weather), there is no harm in having a drink at the ready to warm the cockles.  Best of all, it’s yellow!  You’re gonna love it!

The Recipe

The recipe is really easy, quick and satisfying. The wellness scene loves turmeric at the moment. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is a strong antioxidant … keeping our guts healthy and our skin looking young (although its health benefits are not backed fully by research yet).  Even if it’s not science-backed, it’s a nice change from a cappuccino or a cup of hot chocolate.

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and roughly chopped ginger
  • 1/2 – 1  tablespoon honey (add to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)


  1. Add turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil and a pinch of sea salt to a powerful blender (I used my Nutribullet).
  2. Heat almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until just simmering.
  3. Pour the hot almond milk into the blender and blend everything until it’s smooth and frothy (make sure the ginger has been properly blended, otherwise it will be a little bitty).
  4. Serve in your favourite cup and sprinkle with cinnamon, if using.


  • Be careful with the ginger.  If you add too much,  the heat may be overwhelming (and possibly give you heartburn … I learned this the hard way!)
  • Don’t drip it anywhere … it stains!

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4 thoughts

  1. I’m laughing! ! My mom made this for us all the years as kidz when we had the sniffles! She did not add the coconut oil tho, that went on your hair, NOT in yr tummy. Hated the bloody thing but it worked. Now its got a fancy name??? We called it “Munjah Paarl” , (turmeric milk in Tamil)
    Incidently I am of South Indian descent.


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