Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Turmeric Latte

After the yummy Lemon Turmeric Skillet Chicken I just made, I’m still in the mood for more turmeric. (I also feel like there’s a ‘more cowbell’ joke in there too…) Turmeric is an excellent anti-inflammatory, and I cook with it a lot. I was really intrigued when I happened upon this Turmeric Latte recipe. I know, turmeric drinks aren’t that unusual, but I’ve never had or made one. That’s about to change.

I always need something a little sweet to end the day. I often try and make that just a peppermint and liquorice tea, but that doesn’t always hit the spot, especially when I’m craving chocolate! The problem with that is the caffeine in the dark chocolate I crave doesn’t make for great sleep, and even a healthy hot chocolate can give me too much of a lift to drift off to sleep easily. I needed something new, something a little sweet but not so sweet that it would impact my sleep. Enter the Turmeric Latte!

Recipe Author: Laura Agar Wilson at Wholeheartedly Laura
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The Ingredients

I really lucked out on this recipe and had all but one ingredient on hand. Which one was I missing? The unsweetened almond milk. I had the turmeric and other spices, palm sugar, and coconut oil in my pantry. It’s like they were just waiting for me to make this turmeric latte recipe.

Turmeric Latte Ingredients
Almond milk, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, palm sugar, and coconut oil

The Process

Making this recipe went smoothly until I got to step 2 and tried to froth my latte. I don’t think this was the recipe’s fault at all! It left how to froth the latte up to me, and I had to try several to get the results you see pictured. What did I try? I’m glad you asked:

  1. Hand mixer with a whisk attachment – I used one whisk in my 2-cup measuring cup. It just didn’t give me any froth.
  2. Shaking in a sealed container – I’ve made lattes using my Snapware before, but this time it got messy. The container (3.01 cup size) actually leaked. I was shocked! I’ve dropped sealed Snapware many times and it’s never leaked.
  3. Mini-prep – This method also leaked. The Miniprep bowl was just too small even for a single latte.
  4. Blender – This did the trick. About 90 seconds on the puree setting frothed my latte nicely.

After all this, my latte was cold and my countertop was spotted with yellow from the spills. I had to make a second one to get an accurate time to make it from start to finish. Using the microwave to heat the almond milk and the blender to froth the latte took 4 minutes.

Turmeric Latte
Turmeric Latte

So how was it?

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This turmeric latte makes a great late-night snack. It blends earthy turmeric with a little spice and a little sweetness. The result is a soothing drink with anti-inflammatory ingredients and no caffeine or dairy. I had to try a few methods to get my latte to froth. Once I determined the best method (a blender), it only took 5 minutes from start to finish. I think a milk frother or immersion blender would make things quicker and have less clean up time, so break them out if you have either.
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