Black Pepper Turmeric Latte

I love this immune-boosting black pepper turmeric latte on cold mornings. With just 6 ingredients, this spicy, warming vegan drink is easy to make.

Black Pepper Turmeric Latte

Happy Saturday friends!

We’re currently having a lazy morning that’s consisted of smoothies and Shark Tank… a.k.a our Saturday morning “cartoon.” It’s dark and drizzly outside, so we’re likely not leaving the house anytime soon.

I thought I’d take a second to pop in and share this super simple turmeric latte recipe. I posted it on Instagram earlier this week, but I thought I’d share it here too. Earlier this year, I stopped drinking *so much* coffee (not that I feel there’s anything wrong with coffee!) and started drinking more matcha. This week, I’ve moved onto this herbal tea turmeric latte.

It’s lightly sweet, nicely spiced, and creamy from the combination of coconut milk and almond milk. I love it with a grind of black pepper which sounds a little weird but “they” say that the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are activated when combined with black pepper, which is why Indian curries contain turmeric and also black pepper. I was scared at first, but I think it adds such an interesting spicy kick… and this is coming from the girl that used to despise pepper. Let me know what you think if you give it a try 🙂

Tea-cheers to a good weekend!

If you’re looking for more cozy drinks, try this superfood hot chocolate or this chai latte!

5.0 from 1 reviews

Black Pepper Turmeric Latte

Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 Turmeric Tea Bags, such as Traditional Medicinals Medowsweet & Ginger*
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice, to taste
  • A few grinds of freshly cracked black (or multicolored) peppercorns
  • A dusting of cinnamon
  1. Combine the coconut milk and almond milk and heat until just boiling. Pour over 2 tea bags and steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add maple syrup to taste. Finish the latte with a bit of freshly cracked pepper and a dusting of cinnamon.
*You could also try using 1 teaspoon ground turmeric and 1 teaspoon freshly ground ginger - steep it with the milks and then strain it before serving.



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  1. Deb

    This was amazing. I’d love a recipe to make a whole tea pot for company!!

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)

      Hi Deb, I’m so glad you loved the latte! Request noted 🙂

  2. Jennifer

    Hi, May I ask who makes that scalloped plate in the picture?

    Thank you

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Jennifer, it was a plate that went with a teacup that I got years ago at anthropologie.

  3. Laura Will

    Just grab Black Pepper Turmeric Latte this morning and found you here! Your recipe guides me well, and i just tried it with my sister and she loves it, thanks for your sharing!

  4. Melena

    Are you using can coconut milk? Thanks.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I used light canned coconut milk (and mixed it with almond milk). You can also just get the coconut milk beverage that comes in cartons and skip the almond milk part – either way works!

  5. Kacy from

    Thanks for this recipe

  6. Tricia Berkow

    Can you use the coconut beverage that comes out of the box or do you have to use the canned coconut milk?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Tricia, yes, you can use the coconut beverage from the box.

  7. Amber

    What coconut milk do you use?

  8. Look yummy… I like its combination coconut milk and almond milk. These two are my favorites. I will defiantly make this recipe.

  9. Sounds exciting. Must try this recipe. We could all do with a little less coffee 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  10. louisebike

    A bit out there but last year I started making this hot morning beverage motivated by the idea of drinking ACV daily. It is sort of along the lines of yours. Not a coffee drinker and definitely more wake up and go to my system than herbal tea.
    1-2 slices fresh ginger
    1 small wedge of fresh lemon with rind (not sure if this is supposed to be combined with ACV but it works taste wise)
    1 -2 small slices fresh turmeric when I can get local organic other wise 1/4 – 1/2 t powdered
    a grind of pepper -started adding for same reason you did.
    Add 2 cups or so boiling H2O and let seep until cooled a bit so as not to ruin the ACV benefits
    Then 1 or more T. ACV
    1 scant tsp maple syrup
    1/2 t. local honey
    1/4 t. ground cloves
    1/2 t. ground cinnamon
    1/2 t. cacao
    1/8 t. Dr. Schultz Cayenne powder (trying to get up to 1/4 t. Not sure I ever will!)

    So this is my spicy hot vinegar drink! When I get it all down over an hour or so I can generally chew up and eat the roots and lemon that have stewed in the syrup and honey which seems to always settle to the bottom unless I’ve very diligent about mixing as I drink. Woo Hoo!

    • Melena

      May I ask you what is ACV? Thank you.

  11. Thinking along the same lines. 😉 I just shared a turmeric latte in my nutrition workshop last week. But I like that you add coconut milk for what I imagine would give a little extra creaminess and richness. Must try that next time!

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