I’m pretty much the last person to jump in on whatever’s trending. For starters there was the zucchini noodle trend, (which I’m now happy to say, looks like it’s here to stay) and I just couldn’t get on board for a number of reasons, (most of which were in my own mind). First of all there was pasta, I mean how can zucchini be subbed in for pasta – it’s a travesty! And second of all, who wants yet another kitchen appliance?
Well… as you know, I’m completely head over heals for zucchini noodles because they’re so delicious. And of course I have a spiralizer which barely ever gets put away because we’re always using it! Then there was the avocado baked eggs trend where I finally caved, tried them out, and made this Mexican Avocado Baked Eggs with Salsa version, which is still a brunch favorite.
So please tell me I’m not the only one who hasn’t jumped aboard the golden milk train!?! If you’re like me and you have no idea what golden milk is, get ready to jump aboard yet another trend, because this one is so delicious.
Golden Milk aka ‘Turmeric Tea’ is a blend of spices, milk, and a touch of sweetener. The spices (which are very similar to chai) are gently simmered, and their flavor steeps into the milk. From there it’s just a choice between serving it hot or cold! Since it’s been between 80º and 90ºF here, making this into an iced latte was pretty much mandatory.
There’s a couple things I love about golden milk:
- It’s deliciously creamy with a touch of sweetness and spice which is awesome during the baking hot afternoons.
- It’s an alternative to coffee that I actually like – major bonus!
- It’s made ahead and kept in the refrigerator, so you’re only moments away from a yummy glass!
More refreshing drinks:
- Watermelon Thirst Quencher
- Mango Blackberry Kombucha Mocktail
- White Peony Iced Tea
- My Favorite Energizing Green Juice
- Get the Glow Carrot Beet Juice
Turmeric Tea or Golden Milk’s main claim to fame is that it’s made with turmeric. Turmeric has become a buzzword because it’s been proven to be an anti-inflammatory. It’s primarily used to give color to curries, but they’ve used it to treat all sorts of things in India for thousands of years.
It’s related to ginger, and it contains a compound called curcumin, which is an antioxident that has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. They’re doing all kinds of studies using this compound from turmeric, and it’s been shown to help with everything from heart disease and brain disease, to cancer.
What I love about this drink is that you’re putting something good in your body that tastes great! I call it the ‘sweet spot’ when you can line up taste with health because how else are we going to stick to a healthy diet and lifestyle?Print
Golden Milk Iced Latte
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- 2 cups milk of choice, I used an almond milk/coconut milk blend which is my favorite
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons turmeric powder
- 1/2 + 1/4 Teaspoons Vietnamese cinnamon, ground
- 1/4 Teaspoon ginger, ground
- pinch of black pepper
- 2–4 Tablespoons pure maple syrup, or honey
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- Ice cubes if serving cold
- Set a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk together the milk, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper in the saucepan. Increase the heat to high, and bring the mixture to a boil, whisking frequently to keep the mixture from scorching on the bottom.
- When the turmeric tea/golden milk has reached a boil, lower the the heat to low, and keep it at a bare simmer for 3-5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, and whisk in your choice of sweetener to taste, along with the vanilla extract.
- Serve the tea immediately for a hot version, or cool it completely in the fridge, and serve as desired over ice within 1 week.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
12 thoughts on “Golden Milk Iced Latte”
I was very esceptical of this Golden Milk, I tried and tasted it. You were right! It is very delicious. Now I am getting as much information as I can about the benefits. I’ll be adding it on my diet. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
So glad you enjoyed it, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it too!
Thanks for the recipe! I made a batch tonight. My mind is blown. It was so good! Hopefully it will keep my inflammation at bay (due to the tumeric), while satisfying my taste buds.
So glad you enjoyed it, this is one of my favorite summer drinks!
Can you use fresh turmeric and ginger instead of powdered?
I’m sure you could substitute fresh for powdered, the general conversion for any fresh herb/spice to dried is 3:1 – three times as much fresh as you would use dried. So for every teaspoon of dried herb/spice, you would sub in 1 tablespoon of fresh. I hope this helps, and be sure to let me know how it goes, or if you have anymore questions!
Chilled, with creamy coconut milk, lovely spices, and gently sweetened with honey, this AIP-friendly drink is a delicious way to cool down and get anti-inflammatory spices into your diet.
Yes! It’s my favorite healthy way to cool down in the summer. 🙂
Wow! Love turmeric milk and this golden iced latte looks so dreamy! I wish I could have a glass right away!
I wish I had a glass right now too, I’m currently out and really need to make some more!
This recipe is speaking to me! I love the color and creaminess that jumps off the page! So much deliciousness going on in one glass!! I must have it!
Thank you Annie! If you love chai tea, you’ll definitely love this! 🙂