November 19, 2018

Vegan Spiced Turmeric Latte

Spicy, peppery, and sweet, this Vegan Spiced Turmeric Latte recipe is easy to throw together in a couple minutes with just a few simple ingredients.

Vegan Spiced Turmeric Latte

When it's cold outside all I want to do is curl up by the fire with my cat, a good book, and a Vegan Spiced Turmeric Latte. Seriously guys, where did fall go this year? Here in the Midwest, we had like one good week of fall where the weather was beautiful and we could enjoy the pretty fall colors. And then it snowed. Hah. Well at least we can all fill our cold days with Vegan Spiced Turmeric Lattes.

What I love about this recipe is that it's so versatile. I think I make it a little different every time. But that's why it's awesome. You can adjust the spices to make it work for you and your personal tastes.

You can even cook it different ways. I love to warm up the water in a pot on a stove and add in the spices, letting them meld with the liquid. But if you're in a pinch (or just don't feel like standing in front of the stove) you can always boil some water and stir in your spices and mix-ins.

Vegan Spiced Turmeric Latte

How to make a Vegan Spiced Turmeric Latte

As the name suggests, the main ingredient is turmeric. Turmeric contains a pigment called circumin which makes it yellow. This pigment is anti-inflammatory and totes many other health benefits such as reducing cancer risk (see nutritionfacts.org for more information).

After adding black pepper to help activate the turmeric, I just go crazy with the spices. Cinnamon, allspice, and ginger are some of my favorites. I also add a sprinkle of nutmeg and cloves.

To make this a true latte I add some plant-based milk. Sometimes I'll use almond milk or add a tablespoon of full-fat coconut milk. Really it's up to you and your preferences.

Another fun addition is espresso powder or instant coffee. I love the depth of coffee flavor.

Finally, for some sweetness, I'll add some date syrup. I don't like this drink too sweet, so I'll only add a teaspoon or so, but if you want something really sweet, add as much as you want. It's up to you!

I hope you enjoy playing around with this recipe. Let me know if you try it - tag me @theplantbasedcatholic on Instragram or Facebook.

Recipe Prayer

Jesus thank you for giving us food and shelter in this warm weather. Help us to use this drink to pause during this busy time of the year and savor your creation.

Vegan Spiced Turmeric Latte

Vegan Spiced Turmeric Latte

Spicy, peppery, and sweet, this Vegan Spiced Turmeric Latte recipe is easy to throw together in a couple minutes with just a few simple ingredients.















  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Dash Allspice
  • Dash Ginger
  • Dash Cloves
  • Dash Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Date Syrup, +/- to taste


  1. Add all ingredients to a small pot and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Alternatively, you can boil water and add all ingredients directly into a mug. For either recipe you can strain out the spices if you like.

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November 15, 2021
Elizabeth | The Plant-Based Catholic
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking.
November 15, 2021
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography