Try this dairy-free, easy tumeric latte in your Vitamix
This recipe for a vegan turmeric spice latte is both easy and packed full of nutritional benefits.
Yes, Starbucks makes one. But if you’ve got a Vitamix (or another high-powered blender), you can make one yourself!
Turmeric Lattes, also known as Golden Milk, are an nice alternative to a pumpkin spice latte. And, they are much healthier!
Grab the recipe below or read on to see how this recipe came to be (and why it’s so good for you)!
How this turmeric latte was born
When the folks at Vitamix asked us to create a Turmeric Latte, we said “that sounds good”.
We’ve made pumpkin spice lattes, but we’ve never made one with turmeric. (We’ve seen them. We just had yet to imbibe.)
Turmeric is one of our favorite ingredients during the fall and winter because of its immune boosting properties. Also because it tastes amazing. So we were excited to start experimenting.
Here’s what we knew:
- Turmeric tastes good with ginger.
- Lattes are better with a little sweetness.
- Our Vitamix can make froth out of nut milks.
Since it’s a Vitamix, we knew it could handle fresh ginger root and fresh turmeric. (Fresh over powdered if available!)
We wanted to create a foamy/frothy mixture out of dairy-free milk. So we tested a few.
For the creamiest latte, use hemp milk. Soy and almond milk are also great. Rice milk and coconut milk were less impressive from a creaminess standpoint.
Turmeric is a strong flavor and we wanted our latte to be complex. We added a pitted date, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. All flavors we knew would pair well with turmeric and ginger.
After throwing everything in the E310’s 48-oz container and blending on high for 5 minutes, we had a perfect turmeric latte.
It came out:
- Steaming hot
This turmeric latte not only taste delicious, but it has an incredible amount of health benefits as well.
The classic yellow herb has been used for centuries to cure ailments, but it’s best known to help with:
- high cholesterol
- skin problems
- brain diseases
- seasonal allergies
- boosting the immune system
- and a slew of other benefits
Make yourself a steaming cup full of this golden milk. Knowing how good it is for you, you’ll feel the effects instantly.
Tumeric latte? Yes please!
A delicious, easy, vegan turmeric latte!
- non-dairy milk (almond, soy, hemp) - 1.5 cup (360 mL)
- coconut oil - 1 tsp. (4.5 g)
- vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp. (2.5 g)
- date (pitted) - 1 whole
- cinnamon - 1/2 tsp. (1.3 g)
- black pepper - 2 cracks
- peeled ginger - 1 inch (25 mm)
- peeled turmeric - 3 inches (75 mm)
- Add all ingredients into your Vitamix container
- Blend on high for 5 minutes (or use the “soup” setting)
- Pour into a mug
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
Useful tips for Turmeric Latte
You can use any non-dairy milk, but the ones that froth the best are hemp, soy, and almond (in that order).
If you don’t have fresh ginger or fresh turmeric, you can use powdered/ground. For the ginger, use 1 + 1/4 tsp (2.25 g) of ground. For the turmeric, use 4 tsp (12 g) of ground.
The pepper seems like a strange addition, but it helps the body absorb the benefits of the turmeric. You can’t taste it at all.
Sprinkle with some cinnamon or serve with a cinnamon stick.
Turmeric is notorious for staining your container. The best way to get rid of the yellow is to leave your container in the sun for a few hours. It will naturally bleach it without using any harsh chemicals. We have lots of other Vitamix cleaning tips here.
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