Turmeric Tea Latté

By Camille Styles
Turmeric Tea Latté Recipe

Turmeric Tea Latté RecipeI’ve been really into using turmeric lately, both for its health benefits (it’s long been used for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties) and the distinctive gingery flavor it brings to dishes. Since my favorite drink of the summer was the Golden Eye, I decided it was time to experiment with creating a warming winter version that would give me a double dose of antioxidants and caffeine in a delicious afternoon pick-me-up.

Turmeric Tea Latté Recipe

For part 2 in our partnership with Nespresso, we’re Experiencing a Cup Above — making the everyday extraordinary by taking time to feed our bodies and souls with the very best. I make the espresso for this latté from my Nespresso VertuoLine Evoluo (it also brews large-cup coffee), and the taste is always exceptional thanks to the fact that Nespresso selects only the top 1-2% of coffee from the world’s finest coffee-producing regions.

Turmeric Tea Latté Recipe

Everyone in my family is a major coffee drinker — when we get together for holidays, someone inevitably heads straight to the kitchen to start brewing, and we always end the night with dessert and decafs. I can’t wait to let everyone sample this extra special version this year — kind of like a specialty coffee cocktail, sans alcohol. (I have a feeling my dad might not be quite ready for turmeric in his coffee, so I’ll have plenty of the straight-up stuff at the ready, too.)

Turmeric Tea Latté Recipe

For a larger gathering, I’ll make a big pot of the turmeric-infused almond milk and let it warm on the stove until guests are ready to drink. Then all that’s left to do is ladle some into a mug, brew a shot of espresso (with the push of a button), and add it to the drink. Bonus points that keeping the mixture simmering on the stove fills the kitchen with all kinds of wonderful holiday aromas. Happy holiday sipping!

Turmeric Tea Latté Recipe

ps – If you’re still looking for a few last minute gifts, take it from me: the Nespresso VertuoLine Evoluo is perfect for any coffee lover on your list.

*photos by kate lesueur

Turmeric Tea Latté

Serves 4

Turmeric Tea Latté

By Camille Styles


  • 4 cups almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon peeled chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, split
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 4 shots of espresso


  1. In a blender, combine the almond milk, ginger, coconut oil, cardamom and turmeric. Blend on medium-high for one minute. Pour into a saucepan and add the maple syrup, salt, and vanilla bean. Bring to a simmer over moderate heat.
  2. Remove from the heat, strain, and pour into 4 mugs. Add a shot of espresso to each, and serve with raw sugar.

Comments (6)

  1. Morgan says:

    How much almond milk did you use? And do you think regular milk would turn out OK as well? Thanks!

    1. Camille Styles says:

      Sorry about that — ingredients are updated to 4 cups almond milk. And yes, you could definitely substitute cow’s milk if you prefer!

  2. ujjainilahiry1983 says:

    How unique!

  3. Hydie says:

    This is a pleasant , earthy morning pick me up ! Can not wait to try it,in the morning. Have a blessed Noe’l

  4. Sarah says:

    Loved this recipe! Thank you so much!:)

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