Hello everyone! I am sure you all heard of Matcha or Turmeric Lattes before. I’ve been making these, especially the Turmeric Latte more frequently this winter, mostly because I really enjoy them but also because of all the health benefits they provide. Preventing getting sick is a big part and I think I was pretty lucky so far! Except an earache and the occasional sniffles I was fine. My kids and husband have been having colds for the last few weeks and it finely got me as well!
Turmeric, Cinnamon and Ginger have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Anti-microbial, immunity-boosting, cancer preventing. These are just some of the benefits of these beautiful spices.
Pepper contains piperine and is believed to enhance the absorption of Turmeric. And because Turmeric is fat-soluble I added some coconut oil to the latte.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture the beautiful yellow color!
Spiced Turmeric Latte
- 2 cups coconut, almond, cashew or any other milk
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch ground or finely grated fresh ginger
- pinch black pepper
-Add milk, coconut oil and honey to a small pot and bring to a quick boil.
-Reduce heat to low and while whisking add all the spices. Whisk until frothy.
Tip: I used honey to soothe my sore throat, it is optional of course. If making it vegan use maple syrup or coconut sugar instead. Sweeten to your taste.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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A Latte sounds a little fancier then a Coffee Creamer, but that is what I am using this recipe for. I do not buy flavored Creamers at the store, simply because they are full of sugar and artificial flavorings-does not taste so yummy after all if you think of it.
Since my family I have been a little sensitive to milk products I switched to nut milks. There are some good products out there, but you really have to read the ingredients. I have been making my own nut milks before as well, but I found a good brand and I find it is cheaper and easier like that.
For my coffee I like something a little creamier so I have been looking for the perfect coconut milk. That was pretty annoying…I was looking for canned versions but most brands contain stuff that I just do not want in my milk. After searching in different stores I found one brand that contain only two ingredients: 60% coconut extract and water and they also have a Tetra Pak with 85% coconut extract and water. I really like that:)
The Latte/Creamer is infused with spices and molasses to taste and smell like Gingerbread. If you’re using it as a creamer the recipe is perfect with just the coconut milk, but if you would like to use it as a Latte, usually a Latte contains coffee, but here it serves as a fancy word for a milk drink;) I would suggest mixing it with almond milk, to lighten it up a bit.
- 2cups coconut milk (full fat)
- 4tbsp molasses
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 cloves
- 3 star anise
- piece ginger, peeled
-In a medium saucepan combine milk and molasses, bring to a boil, mix well. Reduce heat, add spices and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for at least 30 minutes. Remove spices.
-Store in fridge for 1 week.
-Use cold or warm as a coffee creamer or warm it up and mix with some almond milk or milk of your choice for a latte. Also great for kids:)
Love the smell of these spices!