I’m going to be completely honest with you. I’ve had Golden Mylk Latte at cafés many times, but I was hella sceptic to try making it myself. Golden Mylk is a warm yellow drink with turmeric in it, but turmeric in itself doesn’t smell great. It has a very earthy and slightly bitter smell to it, so while making this Golden Mylk Latte Recipe, the smell of the spice mix made me think this was going to be one for the experimental failure books.
But, not one to give up on one of my recipe developments, I finished making it and – with slight hesitation – took a sip and realised, it tastes amazing! Total hit and just as good as the Golden Mylk Lattes (or Turmeric Lattes) I’ve had at my favorite cafés.
I typically use oat milk as my milk option, but you could use any base for this really, or even a mix of milks. Try adding a bit of coconut milk for a little extra natural sweetness and to make your Golden Mylk a little creamier. I’d recommend you use a plant based milk either way.
One of the reasons turmeric drinks – or turmeric anything really – has become so popular lately is because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s a spice that packs some extra health benefits and because it doesn’t have a overpowering flavour, its easy to mix into both sweet and savoury dishes (and drinks!)
Golden Mylk Latte Recipe
- 1/2-1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- pinch of cardamon
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of pure vanilla powder
- pinch of ginger (or freshly grated)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or other sweetener)
- 2 tbsp hot water
- 1 cup plant based milk (oat, coconut, almond, or soy)
How to make it
In a thick, heat proof glass or mug, add the turmeric, spices and maple syrup. Pour over the hot water and use a small whisk to mix until everything is incorporated. Heat and froth the milk – you can either use a milk frother for this, or heat the milk in a saucepan while whisking wildly while it heats up to create foam. Slowly pour the milk over the spice and maple syrup mix and you’re done.