Everywhere I went around Edinburgh, the Turmeric Latte seemed to be all the rage. Possibly because of the types of places I went, but it is definitely enough to make a girl intrigued. After some snooping around I realised it is basically the same as the Golden Mylk, but with frothed milk.
Now I have only ever used turmeric sort of as a side-kick to whatever else is going on. It has been standing on the spice shelf but I have only reached for it in times of like wanting to add a yellow tone to rice or a curry. As it turns out turmeric has an impressive resume which includes its soothing of inflamation, detoxing effect on both liver and gallbladder, as well as improving digestive issues.
Besides that, how beautiful and vibrant is not the colour of this?
TURMERIC LATTE (or ‘Golden Mylk’)
→ 1 tbsp grated fresh turmeric, or 2 tsp turmeric paste*
→ 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger, or 1 tsp ground ginger
→ 1 tsp ground cinnamon
→ 1,5 dl mylk of choice
→ sweetener of choice, like maple syrup
→ pinch of ground black pepper (opt.)
→ 2 tsp coconut oil (opt.)
→ a pinch of cayenne (opt.)
Gently heat your mylk in a saucepan. Add turmeric, ginger and cinnamon, then coconut oil (if using) and let it slowly simmer together until oil has melted. Pour into a large mug, then stir in sweetener of choice.
*Turmeric paste: Combine 2 parts ground turmeric and some freshly ground black pepper, with one part boiling water. Store in air tight container in the fridge for up to a week. The black pepper helps to increase the benefits of your turmeric consumption.
How to Froth Mylk without an Espresso Machine:
To make my coffees or hot chocolates feel a little more luxurious I like to froth the milk a little. Of course, I do not have a milk steamer available in my teeny kitchen but for some reason I have no less than three (!?!) coffee presses.
— You can easily froth your milk in these. Step one is to pour your heated mylk in, then rapidly moving the plunger up and down and voila – froth is created. It works better with plain mylk, so it is an idea to do this before adding your cocoa powder, turmeric und so weiter.
— Another version is to pour your drink into a high speed blender to create a creamier drink.