Have a chai latte addiction? If, so you’re gonna love this. A golden milk latte is a spin on an Ayurvedic tonic that has been around thousands of years. Due to the rise in apothecary shop and high end tea lounge popularity its become a trendy new treat.
So what is golden milk? To answer that question you must start with golden turmeric, a spice blend consisting of turmeric, black pepper and ginger.
These spices create a delicious, warming drink that increases blood circulation, aids digestion and helps keep the immune system strong.
Or, you can make your own. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for my recipe. I liked the idea of using cardamom and pink Himalayan salt, so I too have added those to my recipe as well as ground cinnamon for some added sweetness.
Once you have your golden turmeric you can make golden milk. Again, you have a couple options here.
The first option is to buy a pre-made golden milk. The Living Apothecary, also based out of Oakland, makes a delicious vegan version using their house-made almond milk.
They use local, organic almonds soaked over night to make their milk and then season it with California dates, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, all spice, clove, pink Himalayan salt and vanilla. This is a super high quality product that I highly recommend if you are not going the DIY route.
Simply warm the milk and either whisk or blend in a blender to make a frothy latte.
Making your own golden milk is simple too. Use a ratio of 1 teaspoon golden turmeric to 1 cup milk, of your desired choice, and whisk together well.
Now for the fun part. Want to make a golden milk latte from scratch? Here’s how…