Turmeric Latte Mix

You can make your own Turmeric Latte Mix in a matter of minutes! It’s as easy as whisking together a basic turmeric latte recipe in bulk – it’s inexpensive, and it makes for a fabulous homemade gift. 

A turmeric latte in a dark grey mug with a jar of turmeric latte mix in the background

Hands up if you love a good Turmeric Latte? C’mon, where are my fellow golden milk lovers at?!

Oh heyyyyy, there you are!

I love a gently-sweetened dairy-free turmeric latte as much as the next guy. You know what I don’t love? Forking over my hard earned dollars for an often mediocre golden latte at a coffee shop.

The coffee shop people don’t want you to know this, but I’ve cracked the code for a bitchin’ DIY turmeric latte recipe you can make at home. Also? I’ve done some super complex recipe math for you and figured out how to make this recipe in bulk, because measuring out tiny amounts of spices each time you’ve got a hankering for a nice mug of golden milk is for chumps.

More good news: Turmeric Latte Mix makes a mighty fine homemade gift that will take you five minutes to pull together if you like to take your sweet time measuring and stirring stuff. These little jars are the perfect size for gifting turmeric latte mix!

turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and black pepper in a blue bowl

What do I need to make this turmeric latte mix?

We’re going in with a blend of spices to fancy up the turmeric latte recipe. You’re gonna need some:

  • Turmeric (duh)
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Cloves
  • Black pepper

turmeric and other spices in a blue bowl being spooned into a glass jar

Pro Tips / Recipe Notes:

  • For the best flavour and health benefits, use a fresh package of turmeric and other spices. This stuff isn’t expensive, so biff that ancient package at the back of your cupboard!
  • How long will my turmeric latte mix last? I like to use it up within 3 months for maximum flavour and health benefits.
  • How do I make a turmeric latte? There are detailed instructions with a turmeric latte recipe in the printable recipe card below!
  • Is this recipe vegan? Yes, if you make your turmeric latte with a plant-based milk.
  • Can I add a sweetener to the mix? You can, but I prefer to control the sweetness of my turmeric lattes (and prefer to use a liquid sweetener), so I left it out.

bowl of turmeric latte mix with a spoon in it, beside a small glass jar of turmeric latte mix

When you’re ready to make yourself a cozy and soothing warm golden milk drink, all you need to do is whisk some of the turmeric latte mix into the milk of your choice, heat it on the stove top until steaming, add a touch of sweetener (a smidge of honey is my jam) and there ya go. Turmeric latte done did.

(Relax, folks, there are more specific instructions in the recipe card down below)

So what’s the deal with turmeric anyways? Are turmeric lattes really all they’re cracked up to be, or just a trendy hipster drink? Well, I dug into the science and all signs are pointing towards turmeric, even in latte form, having a myriad of health benefits.

turmeric latte in a black mug on a grey background, with turmeric latte mix and milk in the background

What’s the deal with turmeric anyways?

Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, with tough brown skin and bright orange flesh. Curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that is responsible for its golden colour, is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric, and has important antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties.

The anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric have been shown to be comparable to the many pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, without any noted side effects.

But it’s health benefits don’t end there. Curcumin has been shown to protects the liver form toxins and congestion, lowers cholesterol, reduces menstrual pain, helps with flatulence, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Some studies are being conducted on the effectiveness of curcumin in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, as well as the prevention and treatment of several different types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and colon cancer, and childhood leukaemia.

landscape shot of turmeric latte in a black mug

Hey nutrition lady, why is there black pepper in my drink?

Black pepper adds a delicious kick to your turmeric latte, I assure you, but it’s not just there for fun. Studies have shown that piperine, a compound in freshly ground black pepper, help us absorb the curcumin from turmeric up to 1000 times better!

Another something to consider when it comes time to make your turmeric latte is adding a little oil to the mix, as fat does wonders to help us absorb curcumin. If you’re using full-fat cow’s milk then you’re in business, but if you prefer a plant-based milk such as almond you’ll want to add a touch of something to get the full benefits. I use oat milk which has some canola oil already in it, but from time to time I’ll add a bit of MCT oil along with my turmeric latte mix.

Whether you mix up a batch for yourself, or you make a turmeric latte mix for an easy-yet-thoughtful homemade gift, I hope you give it a go. I think you’ll love it as much as I do!

a hand holding a turmeric latte in a black mug

Other nourishing drink recipes you might enjoy:

How to Make a Dairy-free Matcha Latte
Pumpkin Chai Latte
The Greenest Smoothie
Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Smoothie

landscape shot of turmeric latte in a black mug
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DIY Turmeric Latte Mix

You can make your own Turmeric Latte Mix in a matter of minutes! It's as easy as whisking turmeric together with a blend of spices, inexpensive, and makes for a fabulous homemade gift. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Turmeric Latte
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 lattes
Calories 24 kcal
Author Katie Trant

Ingredients

Turmeric Latte Mix

  • 5 Tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

To Make a Turmeric Latte

  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice I like oat milk
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric latte mix
  • 1 teaspoon honey or other liquid sweetener

Instructions

To Make Turmeric Latte Mix

  1. In a bowl combine turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and black pepper. Whisk to combine. Transfer to a glass jar with a lid. 

To Make a Turmeric Latte

  1. Place a splash of the milk and 1 teaspoon of turmeric latte mix in a small pot. Whisk to combine. 

  2. Add the remaining milk, whisk to combine, and heat over medium-high heat until steaming.

  3. Carefully pour into a mug, add sweetener of choice, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Nutrition values are an estimate only
Nutrition Facts
DIY Turmeric Latte Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. Tessa says

    I cheated and added turmeric to my Chai Latte mix (which is from Salt Spring Island and almost identical to your recipe) and my Stockholm tea, and thought it was very good. I seem to remember that turmeric was known for it’s health benefits a long time ago. Thanks, Katie. Not being a coffee house person, I would never have tried this on my own

  2. Ceri says

    This is such a fabulous idea, and the end result looks so creamy! I’ll be making some up for myself to take to work I recon! Never mind presents… 😉 x

    • Katie Trant says

      I did see some recipes out there that include coconut milk and I think it’s a good idea. It’s not something I have around (or know that I can easily find round these parts) plus I’m really having a moment with oat milk these days, so that’s what I’m sticking to for now.

  3. Dennis Krochak says

    I’m a real latte fan and these are all the spices that I love. A little touch of cane sugar for my sweet tooth. Thanks Katie.

  4. Dennis says

    I’m a big latte fan and this recipe has some of my favourite spices. A little touch of cane sugar for me.
    Thanks Katie

  5. William Trant says

    It’s not a tumor!!! It’s a Turmeric Latte! Such a tasty treat! I just love it! If I never had another pumpkin spice latte in my life I’d be ok because of this wonderful concoction!

  6. Emily says

    I’ve been looking for a way to cut down on caffeine AND stop spending silly money on shop bought lattes and this totally hits the spot.

  7. Deanne barraco says

    I had a Turmeric tea at my friends house and really enjoyed it. When I looked into buying it, it ran around 65.00, for a small container. I saw your mix and decided to try it instead of buying the pre-made version. Your recipe tastes very close, I use water, heavy cream and monk fruit, so good!!! Thank you!

    • Katie Trant says

      No need to buy expensive turmeric latte mix when it’s so easy to make your own! Glad you enjoyed this one – I’ve never tried monk fruit before, I must look into it.

  8. Nicky says

    Thank you for this delicious recipe. A friend made me golden milk recently which was based on a paste. This turmeric chai is Devine with the extra spices. We drink low fat milk and I don’t have coconut oil at hm so added a teaspoon of olive oil when cooking to get the oil needed for absorption.

  9. Cherie Wolfe says

    I’m super excited to try this! I’ve been looking for a recipe instead of the expensive premade packages. Super excited to try this out! I’m a little nervous too but excited and hopeful to like it! If anything, I’ll make myself like it hahahaha thanks for doing the math for us

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