The mentions of turmeric latte have been making ways online for some time now. The trend first started sometime in 2017 in the West, with many chains introducing turmeric latte as part of their menu.
However, the concoction wasn’t a surprising one for Indians or anyone from the subcontinent, as it essentially is just a fancier version of that “Haldi Doodh” are moms have been trying to get us to have since ages.
While the trend didn’t catch on in India at that time since it was something that was already a popular tradition in the country, it has made a comeback via an alternative route.
The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned Turmeric Latte when announcing a slew of measures as part of the economic stimulus package. Expounding upon a cluster-based approach that will promote organic, health and nutritional products she said “Telangana can have help in turmeric as turmeric latte is big outside and turmeric is rich in this country,”
Well, the trend seems to be picking up again in India as well, as Turmeric latte searches have seen a spike since lockdown started in March. Seeing the popularity of the drink and considering right now we can only make it from the confines of our homes, here’s how to make turmeric latte at home!
Turmeric Latte Recipe
Here’s A List Of Everything You Need
Before you start messing up the kitchen, make sure you have everything you need to make turmeric latte. You’ll need milk, ¼ tsp ground turmeric, ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp fresh ginger, black pepper and sweetener. For the sweetener, you could use ½ tsp vanilla extract or 1 tsp of maple syrup. While traditionally whole milk is used for the beverage, you can easily swap it for almond or soy milk for a vegan alternative. You’ll need 350ml milk for a serving
- Pour the milk into a saucepan and cook it over high heat until it’s hot. Don’t boil the milk.
- Lower the heat and add rest of the ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. Simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and add sweetener if you want.
- If you want a frothy beverage, you can use milk frother or pour hot milk with the rest of the ingredients in a blender until it becomes frothy.
- Your Turmeric latte is ready! Pour it into mugs and sprinkle it with a little more cinnamon to serve the hot beverage!
Well, that was easy right? If you make this at home, remember to hear your mother’s jibes saying that you didn’t have the “Haldi ka doodh” but want to have the “Turmeric latte”. Tell us in the comments section below how the beverage turned out!