HOW TO MAKE GOLDEN TONIC AKA TURMERIC LATTE

 

This recipe is made with our Riverside Tonic blend, which features turmeric as well as nutrient-packed nettles and a number of other wholesome spices like cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. You can make it with any turmeric tea, but no guarantees it will taste the same! :)

This recipe is fairly straightforward and follows the same steps as our Homemade Spiced Chai recipe. It is a little different than most recipes out there, which typically use turmeric powder and steamed milk. The stovetop method will extract rich and deep elements from your spice blend. Feel free to adjust it and make it yours, there's no one way to enjoy it!

 TURMERIC TONIC RECIPE


MAKES: 1 serving (double for 2 servings)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk (drinking beverage, not the stuff that comes in a can)
  • 2 teaspoons Riverside Tonic tea
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup or honey

TIME TO MAKE: 15 minutes

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine water, milk and tea in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 6 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in maple syrup, strain beverage into mug and enjoy!
NOTES: You can use any milk, coconut milk is our preferred choice because it goes so well with the spices and is dairy-free, vegan and nut-free. Almond milk and oat milk also make good options. 


Here's the recipe in full detail below. It makes one serving, but you can double, triple or quadruple it if you have company...or just want more for yourself.

STEP 1. BRING TO BOIL WATER, MILK AND TEA

In a saucepan, add 3/4 cup milk, 3/4 water, and 2 teaspoons of Riverside Tonic (or 1 serving of your turmeric blend) and turn the stovetop heat to the highest setting. A lid on your saucepan will bring it to a boil faster.

For ease of measuring, you can use your drinking mug, fill it halfway with milk and the rest of the way for water.

STEP 2. REDUCE TO MEDIUM, LET IT SIMMER

Simmer your beverage for 6 to 10 minutes (depending on how rich you like it compared with how much patience you have!). You can simmer it with the lid off, then it will concentrate a little as steam evaporates.

STEP 3. SWEETEN, STRAIN, ENJOY

Stir in 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup and turn off the heat. Pour your liquid gold over a strainer into your waiting mug. Then sip and savor your invigorating tonic!