Ginger Latte

Turmeric-Ginger Latte | 3 Irresistible Recipes

The Turmeric-Ginger Latte is a great, hot drink. It’s absolutely delicious! The main ingredients, turmeric and ginger, are cousins and work extremely well together. These recipes combine two nutritional giants in one delicious drink.

Turmeric Ginger Latte tasting notes

How does the Turmeric Ginger Latte taste? Served hot, it has a strong, warm, sweet, creamy taste with a lovely ginger kick. You can add cinnamon, mace, vanilla and other spices for a more complex, diverse taste. You can also use oat and almond milk.

Fresh ginger has a pleasant, warm, spicy taste that feels just right when it’s cold. Therefore, we tend to add more ginger in the winter. Some even claim the Ginger Latte promotes better sleep when consumed in the evening.

Summary: The Ginger Latte combines two superb ingredients in one drink—ginger and turmeric. Adding more ginger creates a hotter latte. But adding more turmeric can quickly become overwhelming. (see FAQ below)

Fermented ingredients

Try using fermented turmeric powder for a richer flavor and better absorption. Fermented ginger is also a great ingredient. The powder is simple to use.

1. Basic Turmeric Ginger Latte

  • 1 teaspoon fresh, grated turmeric (or 1-2 teaspoons turmeric powder)
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (leave the peel on organic root)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or honey, stevia)
  • 2-3 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup of almond, oat, or cow’s milk
  • Cinnamon (or cardamom) powder for dusting
  • A pinch of sea salt
Turmeric powder works well

Instruction

  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender (or use a spoon and mix the ingredients in a bowl until it forms a paste).
  2. Heat the milk over medium heat (not boil).
  3. Pour the hot milk into the blender, add the mixture and whirl until smooth and frothy. You can also use a hand blender or a whisk.
  4. Dust cinnamon on top.
  5. To increase bioavailability, some add a few crushed black peppers.

2. Spicy Latte

Add the ginger last for a stronger bite. Adding cardamom powder make the Latte more aromatic.

  • 1 1/2 cups (3.5 dl) milk (almond, oat, or other)
  • 1 cup (2.4 dl) coconut milk1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Small piece grated, fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pitted dates

Instruction

  1. In a small saucepan, add all ingredients, except the grated ginger
  2. Heat slowly until warm, whisk and don’t let it boil
  3. Transfer the mixture to a mixer, add ginger
  4. Blend until smooth. (you can also use a hand blender)
  5. Pour up, dust with cinnamon

3. Spicy Golden Milk

This is a spicy variation of the classic Golden Milk recipe.

  • 1-2 teaspoons turmeric powder (or 1-inch fresh root)
  • A few white peppercorns1 cup water1 cup coconut milk
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • Raw honey or stevia
  • A little ghee (optional)

Instruction

  1. Crush fresh turmeric coarsely in a mortar
  2. Crush a few white peppercorns
  3. Mix water with coconut milk, add turmeric, pepper, ginger—bring to a boil
  4. Simmer 5-10 min until it gets thick
  5. Remove from stove
  6. Add honey or stevia(optional)
  7. Add ghee at the end

FAQ

How can I improve the uptake when consuming curcumin?

Peperine in black pepper is known to increase bioavailability. You only need a small amount of black pepper.

What’s the difference between fresh turmeric and powder?

Fresh turmeric contains more bioactive components than the dry powder. However, a high quality turmeric powder is still beneficial.