What is a Dirty Turmeric Latte?
A Dirty Turmeric Latte is a delicious, invigorating, and wellness-focused beverage that combines the ancient health benefits of turmeric with a shot of espresso for an extra energy boost. The term "dirty" in the coffee world refers to adding a shot of espresso to a beverage, and in this case, it's added to a creamy golden milk mixture. The resulting beverage offers an excellent balance of spice, creaminess, and caffeination, perfect for those mornings when you need a little extra something to get your day started.
Make Any Drink With The Elixer Mixer
- 1 cup of milk (or dairy-free alternative)
- 1 shot of espresso or ½ cup of strong brewed coffee
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- A pinch of ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of honey or sweetener of choice
- A pinch of ground ginger (optional)
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk until it is hot, but not boiling.
- Add the turmeric, cinnamon, and black pepper to the milk. Stir until the spices are well combined with the milk.
- Sweeten the spiced milk with honey or your preferred sweetener.
- Pull a shot of espresso or prepare a half cup of very strong coffee.
- Pour the spiced milk and espresso into your Elixir Mixer
- Now, take your Elixir Mixer and froth on speed 2 until the mixture becomes creamy and frothy.
- If desired, sprinkle a little extra turmeric or cinnamon on top for garnish.
- Your Dirty Turmeric Latte is ready to enjoy!
- This Dirty Turmeric Latte is perfect for starting your day, a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or a comforting drink to wind down. Happy sipping!
FAQs about Dirty Turmeric Latte:
Is a dirty turmeric Latee good for me?
Absolutely! The turmeric in this latte is packed with curcumin, a compound known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. When combined with a hint of black pepper (which aids the absorption of curcumin), it forms a powerhouse of wellness. The espresso shot also provides a caffeine boost that can help increase your alertness and focus.
Does the Dirty Turmeric taste like curry?
While turmeric is a common ingredient in curry, this latte does not taste like it. Instead, it's a delightful blend of warm spices, creamy milk, and robust coffee. The turmeric adds a slight earthiness, which beautifully complements the rich espresso and aromatic spices.
Can I make this drink without an espresso machine?
Absolutely. A strong brew of your favorite coffee can work as a substitute if you don't have an espresso machine handy.
Can I use an alternative milk for this recipe?
Yes, the recipe is flexible. You can use almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or any other non-dairy alternative if you prefer.
How often can I drink Dirty Turmeric Latte?
This is largely dependent on your personal caffeine tolerance. As a guideline, it's safe to enjoy one to two servings per day.
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