Oddly enough, my first encounter with turmeric was in latte form, at a restaurant called Biku, in Bali. I was intrigued when I saw this turmeric latte on the menu and couldn’t pass up the chance to try something new! The latte – – not to be mistaken by the “Jamu” which is also a turmeric drink with lemon and ginger – is a healthy shot of a drink and a strong one at that! I had to make sure that the latte I ordered didn’t have any caffeine and was lactose-free because it was night time and I wanted to be able to get a good night’s rest. The stand-up menu card on the table had a picture and listed all of the ingredients that were in the latte; in hindsight, I wish I would’ve taken a snapshot so I could try to make it at home, but here’s my take on a recipe that was inspired by this drink! I loved that the turmeric latte was made with coconut milk – with just the right amount of kick. This latte is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds!


I posted this on my Instagram stories and surprisingly got a lot of feedback! If you’re new to turmeric I would suggest adding one teaspoon of turmeric powder instead of two and just add to your taste. You can also opt out the coconut oil if you’d like. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to add some sweetness. Turmeric has a bit of a bitter taste, to begin with, and my almond milk is already sweetened so I didn’t add honey after. I’ll probably create another recipe for this with the changes if you prefer frothy and creamier lattes.



Turmeric Latte
Serves 1
  1. 1 cup almond milk
  2. 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  3. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  4. 2 tsp ground turmeric
  5. 1 tsp grated ginger
  1. In a small pot, melt the coconut oil on medium heat.
  2. Put almond milk, and the rest of the ingredients in the pot.
  3. Let it simmer and stir constantly (I used a whisk) until it's boiling.
  4. Pour into a mug and enjoy!
  1. Optional: I used a hand blender before I poured the latte into a mug to make it a little frothy.
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