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