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Iced Turmeric Latte | Chilled Golden Chai

My hippie-doctor loving mom, every article on every healthy-ish website and multiple scientific studies have extolled the virtues of turmeric. I even did some research into the benefits of turmeric as an anti-inflammatory.

I have resisted a full-on love affair with the magic root. It’s in cookies and ice cream. We’ve gone a little far. I rolled my eyes each time I saw a recipe for golden milk or a turmeric latte.

It wasn’t until I was tricked into trying Rishi Tea’s Turmeric Ginger Chai while shopping at Whole Foods one fateful day (the kind of day where you end up buying twice as much as you meant to). I was hooked. But at $7 a box of concentrate and filled with a little too much sugar, it isn’t something that I can buy each week (despite its tastiness).

turmeric latte / golden milk

So, I tried a few different recipes on my own, but this recipe was one of my favorites. It is spicy, warm and just a little bit sweet. It’s something I can convince myself is a healthy alternative to my favorite creamy vanilla cold brew.

Make your own Turmeric Latte

Golden milk doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and since it is actually quite delicious and easy to make, I recommend you try it. This version uses fresh turmeric and ginger which keeps the flavors fresh and bright. Don’t skip the lemon juice either – it adds a balance to the drink.

I’ve taken to making large-ish batches so that I can just pour myself a glass when I want one – without having to wait for it to steep. This will last several days in a sealed container in the fridge.

Substitute your favorite plain, unsweetened milk. You can use vanilla or sweetened milk if that is all you have on hand, but omit the sugar until you taste it. It might require a little bit of adjusting.

Chilled Golden Chai (Iced Turmeric Latte / Golden Milk)

golden chai / turmeric latte This recipe, adapted from Bon Appetit, is super easy (although it might stain your fingers if you’re not careful). It’s super healthy, quite delicious and on-trend (if you care about that kind of thing in your food). You can easily double or triple this recipe and keep the extras in the fridge for up to …

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 10m


  • 1 cup plain, unsweetend almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated palm sugar or raw sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 pinches ground cardamom
  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch flaky sea salt


  1. Whisk milk, turmeric, palm sugar, ginger, lemon juice, cardamom, and salt in a small bowl until sugar and salt have dissolved; let sit 5 minutes or up to overnight to let flavors meld.
  2. Strain through a sieve (either a fine mesh one or you can use a cheese cloth) into a measuring cup, pressing on solids to extract juices; discard solids.
  3. Fill a glass with ice and pour in your latte. Add a lemon wedge if you're feeling fancy. Revel in your good taste and Instagram-worthy beverage.

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