This comforting golden milk latte is made with a warm blend of oat milk, aromatic spices, coconut oil, vanilla, and a touch of honey.
Golden milk has been all the rage lately. Also known as turmeric latte, this caffeine-free beverage originates from ancient Ayurvedic traditions, where turmeric has long been celebrated. Traditional golden lattes feature a blend of milk and a mix of spices, most prominently turmeric, giving the beverage its distinctive golden color. The combination of spices in this latte commonly includes cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and sometimes nutmeg and cardamom.
Ingredients For Golden Milk Latte
- Unsweetened oat milk, whole milk, or your favorite plant-based milk.
- Spices include ground turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper.
- Vanilla extract
- Honey is optional for a touch of sweetness; substitute with your preferred sweetener if desired.
- Coconut oil
How To Make A Golden Milk Latte
- Infuse the milk with flavor. Whisk together the oat milk, spices, and vanilla in a small pot. Bring the mixture to a simmer and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Strain the milk. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a mason jar.
- Finish it off. Stir in the honey and the coconut oil. Serve.
Recipe Tips And Variations
- When warming the milk, avoid bringing it to a boil and aim for a gentle simmer.
- I used oat milk, but use your favorite plant-based or dairy milk.
- You can use more or less honey or a different sweetener, such as maple syrup or brown sugar.
- Mix and match and create a spice blend that works for you.
- Use a milk frother to create a luxurious foam on top of your latte.
- To make it iced, pour the golden milk latte over ice or pop it in the fridge for a few hours before sipping it down.
- To prep it in advance, allow the latte to cool, transfer it to a jar or an airtight container, and seal it closed. Store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
I love to serve a golden milk latte with a bowl of these Easy Overnight Oats, my Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette, or my Spinach Quiche. You could also pair it with my Lemon Yogurt Cake, these Macadamia Nut Cookies, or my Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Other Latte Recipes To Try
- Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte
- Matcha Latte
- Dirty Chai Latte
- Easy Whipped Coffee Recipe (Dalgona Coffee)
- Cortado Coffee
- Starbucks London Fog Drink
Golden Milk Latte
- Infuse the milk with flavor. Whisk together the oat milk, turmeric, ground ginger, cinnamon, cardamon, black pepper, and vanilla extract in a small pot. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Strain the milk. Place a piece of cheesecloth that has been folded over itself a couple of times over a large mason jar and strain the milk mixture through the cheesecloth.
- Finish it off. Remove the cheesecloth and stir in the honey and the coconut oil.
- Serve. Serve hot or chilled with ice.
- Avoid boiling. Heat the milk to a gentle simmer to prevent curdling.
- Choose your milk. While I use oat milk, you can also use whole milk or any other plant-based milk.
- Sweeten to taste. Adjust the amount of honey to taste, or swap with your favorite sweetener.
- Customize the spices. Keep the turmeric for color and benefits, but adjust the other spices, like cinnamon or nutmeg, to preference.
- Add froth. A gives that cafe-style foam finish.
- Enjoy it cold. This latte is refreshing when served over ice.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.