Homemade turmeric latte with cinnamon and pepper

3:10 pm on 5 May 2017
Tumeric latte

Making your own turmeric latte at home is easy, says Kelly Gibney. Photo: Gabrielle Henderson / Unsplash

I can only drink one small coffee a day. Otherwise I’m just too wired and can’t function effectively. My second hot drink of the day is often a turmeric latte. Though caffeine-free, this drink is energising and deeply warming – not to mention beautiful to look at! The healing properties of turmeric, cinnamon and ginger deliver your body a heap of goodness in a deliciously spicy way. Black pepper helps your body absorb the turmeric better and adds a pleasant zing.

Serves 1



  • 1 cup (250ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated, fresh ginger root
  • Generous pinch ground cinnamon
  • Grind of cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons good quality coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar / pure maple syrup / raw honey


Heat the almond milk until very hot but not boiling. Place in a blender along with the other ingredients. Blitz until frothy and the ginger and spices are thoroughly blended.

Serve immediately.




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