Turmeric Latte


Studies on turmeric's health benefits, particularly for reducing inflammation, are preliminary but promising. Try this vegan turmeric latte made from steamed almond milk and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 serving

Turmeric lattes, or "golden milk lattes," have been consumed for both culinary and medicinal reasons for thousands of years. You've probably seen versions of this sunny yellow drink served at coffee shops, restaurants, bakeries and wellness boutiques, but it's just as simple (and likely cheaper) to make it at home.

What Is a Turmeric Latte?

At its core, a turmeric latte is a comforting beverage made up of a few key ingredients—milk, turmeric (ground or freshly grated), black pepper and cinnamon—but you can also add in sweetener and ginger to boost the flavor and health benefits.

The milk (we like using almond or coconut milk) lends creaminess and a bit of natural sweetness to the drink, and the turmeric brings anti-inflammatory benefits. Pairing turmeric with black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin (the active compound in turmeric) better, and cinnamon is a warming spice that helps soften the bite of the black pepper.

Is a Turmeric Latte Good for Inflammation?

Turmeric and ginger are antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory foods that can help protect you from chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Both ingredients can also lower blood pressure and support your immune system, and ginger can soothe an upset stomach, migraines and nausea.

Can Turmeric Lattes Help You Sleep Better?

You can enjoy a turmeric latte any time of day since it's caffeine-free, but if you're planning on drinking it at night you may want to skip the ginger. Ginger is naturally stimulating, meaning it gives a boost to your digestion and other bodily systems. This can be a positive thing… unless you're trying to relax and get ready to turn in for the night.

Some additional reporting by Abigail Abesamis Demarest; portions of this information originally by Rochelle Bilow for Cooking Light.


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh turmeric

  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • Pinch of ground pepper

  • 1 pinch Ground cinnamon for garnish


  1. Combine milk, turmeric, maple syrup (or honey), ginger and pepper in a blender. Process on high until very smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until steaming hot but not boiling. Transfer to a mug. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.

    Turmeric Latte

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

70 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 70
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 8g 16%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 3g 3%
Vitamin A 501IU 10%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 0mcg 0%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Calcium 467mg 36%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 4mg 1%
Potassium 108mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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