Dirty Turmeric Latte

Dirty Turmeric Latte

Mariana Kanellos
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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)


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the milk until it is hot, but not boiling.
  2. Add the turmeric, cinnamon, and black pepper to the milk. Stir until the spices are well combined with the milk.
  3. Sweeten the spiced milk with honey or your preferred sweetener.
  4. Pull a shot of espresso or prepare a half cup of very strong coffee.
  5. Pour the spiced milk and espresso into your Elixir Mixer
  6. Now, take your Elixir Mixer and froth on speed 2 until the mixture becomes creamy and frothy.
  7. If desired, sprinkle a little extra turmeric or cinnamon on top for garnish.
  8. 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.

Why is Using the Elixir Mixer Great for Whisking Any Drink?

Utilizing the Elixir Mixer, a bottle with a built-in electric whisk, elevates the experience of making this elixir. It ensures a smooth, perfectly integrated blend of all the flavors, resulting in a creamy, frothy texture that's essential for any great drink.

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