- Food: Turmeric Latte with Back Pepper
- Writer: Nicolas Wilson
- Content-Type: Food Blog
On cold mornings, I love this immune-boosting black pepper turmeric latte. This spicy, warming vegan cocktail is simple to create with only 6 ingredients.
We’re having a slow Saturday morning with smoothies and Shark Tank… a.k.a. our Saturday morning “cartoon.” We won’t be leaving the house anytime soon because it’s dark and drizzly outside.
I wanted to come in and share this incredibly easy turmeric latte recipe with you. I shared it earlier this week on Instagram, but I thought I’d share it here as well.
I started drinking more matcha and quit drinking *as much* coffee earlier this year (not that I think there’s anything wrong with coffee!). This week, I’ve switched to a turmeric latte made with herbal tea.
It’s gently sweet, well-spicy, and creamy thanks to the coconut milk and almond milk combo.
I like it with a grind of black pepper, which may sound strange, but “they” claim that when turmeric is coupled with black pepper, its anti-inflammatory effects are triggered, which is why Indian curries contain both turmeric and black pepper.
I was a little nervous at first, but I believe it provides such a unique spicy kick… This is coming from a girl who previously despised pepper. If you try it, please let me know what you think.
- ½ cup light coconut milk
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 Turmeric Tea Bags, such as Traditional Medicinals Meadowsweet & Ginger
- ½ teaspoon maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice, to taste
- A few grinds of freshly cracked black (or multicolored) peppercorns
- A dusting of cinnamon
Instructions For Turmeric Latte
- Heat the coconut milk and almond milk together until they are just about to boil. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes after pouring over 2 tea bags. Remove the tea bags and season to taste with maple syrup. Add a pinch of freshly cracked pepper and a sprinkle of cinnamon to the latte to finish.
- Alternatively, 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric and 1 teaspoon of freshly ground ginger can be steeped with the milk and then strained before serving.