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Turmeric Latte

We grew up drinking haldi milk to treat common cold and cough. Now that “Turmeric Latte” is in the US market and people are loving it. In Ayurvedic practices, turmeric has been used as an attempted treatment for a variety of internal disorders, such as indigestion, throat infections, common colds, or liver ailments, and treat skin sores.

Here is the recipe by Ms. Aditi Joshi. Enjoy and stay healthy.

Turmeric Latte:

Turmeric Latte has found its place on cafe’ menus. How about making it at home? There are number of ways to make turmeric latte. Let’s try a recipe that resembles ancient method described in Ayurveda textbooks. This version uses dairy and cannot be made with dairy-free option such as almond milk.  


Turmeric powder - 2 teaspoons

Milk - 1 cup

Water - 1 cup.

Sugar- 2 teaspoons (optional)

Fresh Ginger grated- 1 teaspoon (optional)

Milk- 0.25 cup (optional)


Mix turmeric, ginger, water, and milk in a saucepan and boil. Stir intermittently.

Boil for about 7-10 minutes till water evaporates and a cup of milk is left.

Use a strainer to get ginger out and add sugar. A homemade turmeric latte is ready to serve.

If available, use a cream frother to foam a quarter cup of milk. Now gently add the foam on top of the latte. Instead of sugar, honey or agave syrup could be used. Turmeric latte is to be served warm, although chilled turmeric lattes taste good too.     

Turmeric powder or fresh turmeric root is easily available in ethnic grocery stores such as Indian, Asian, or Persian stores.