Classic Creamy Turmeric Latte (DF)

I’ve heard many say that a turmeric late is an acquired taste – you either love or hate it, I disagree. The first time I tried a turmeric latte was about 5 or 6 years ago at a local health food store. I wish I could tell you that I loved it but the reality was I wanted to spit it out as soon as I took a sip. I was disappointed in myself because I knew how health benefiting turmeric was.

As I scrolled through beautiful online photos of golden turmeric lattes, I knew there had to be a way I could learn to enjoy this drink. I was determined to try a turmeric latte again. Avoiding all forms of refined sugar, I was on the hunt for a healthy turmeric latte making cafe. I found a location close by and gave the latte a try… it was just ok, better tasting than the first one I tried but still not the greatest. I was convinced they were making it wrong.

I bought my first lil’ pack of organic turmeric powder and was on a mission to make a tasty and creamy turmeric latte that tasted good – not too earthy, creamy, and just sweet enough. The result… amazing! I made it again, and again, and again! With the right amount of turmeric, plant based milk, spices and natural sweetness, I instantly started to love turmeric lattes! Why I didn’t try making on my own from the beginning? No clue. I learned my lesson and now cheeringly spread the word that homemade turmeric lattes are the shizzz, hahaha.  You really can’t knock it ‘til you’ve made it for yourself, am I right?

New to turmeric lattes or looking for a recipe that will get you loving turmeric? Give this recipe a try!

Why I love this recipe?

  • It uses simple and clean ingredients
  • It takes only 5 minutes to make
  • Tastes better than any store bought turmeric latte I’ve tried
  • Packed with warm, soothing flavours
  • It’s easy to make lighter or stronger in flavour
  • Subtle sweetness with a rich spicy flavour
  • Silty ½ tsp vanilla extract (gluten free)
  • Silky consistency  

What makes this Classic Creamy Turmeric Latte healthy?

  • Loaded with anti-inflammatory properties
  • Packed with good fats
  • Clean source of plant based protein
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Source of a variety of vitamins and minerals
  • Naturally sweetened

3 simple steps to making this recipe:

  • STEP 1 – Add dairy free milk and coconut cream to milk frother or small saucepan to heat
  • STEP 2 – Make turmeric paste
  • STEP 3 – Pour warmed dairy free milk mix into turmeric paste, stir, enjoy!

Tips when making this recipe:

  • Homemade nut and oat milks froth the best. If using store bought non-dairy milk, almond and cashew froth nicely. There are also a few brands that have “barista” on the label which mean they froth well.
  • Do not bring the milk to a full boil, more of a simmer, because high heat will kill off some of the inflammatory properties of the turmeric.
  • This latte is a bit on the strong turmeric flavour side, if you prefer it a bit lighter reduce turmeric powder a bit.

Classic Creamy Turmeric Latte Recipe

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Classic Creamy Turmeric Latte

A dairy free turmeric latte sure to comfort and please with its many warm flavours.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Dairy Free
Keyword Turmeric, Turmeric Latte
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Fay


  • Measuring Cup & Spoons
  • Milk frother or small saucepan
  • Fork
  • Mug


  • 1 1/4 cup dairy free milk of choice*
  • 1 tbsp full fat coconut cream optional but recommend

Turmeric Paste

  • 1 tsp organic ground turmeric 1/2 tsp if you don’t like it strong tasting
  • 1/4 tsp ground Ceylon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground or freshly grated ginger
  • Small pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract gluten free
  • 1-2 tsp real Canadian maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp room temperature water
  • Optional 1-2 tsp grass fed collagen


  • Add dairy free milk (I used almond) and coconut cream to a milk frother/steamer or small saucepan. Bring to a light simmer (3-4 minutes).
  • While that heats, add all the turmeric paste ingredients to a mug, adding liquids last. Mix well with a fork or mini whisk.
  • Pour steamed milk into turmeric paste mix. Blend lightly with the fork or mini whisk.
  • Sprinkle with more cinnamon and enjoy!
  • Notes


*Making your own nut milk? Add 1 cup soaked nuts (15 minutes in boiling water) with 3 cups water to a high speed blender and blend on high for 2-3 minutes. Strain out nut pulp with nut/cheese bag. Add to glass Mason jar and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Makes about 3 1/2 cups.
See “Tips to making this recipe” for more notes.

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