Iced Turmeric Latte Syrup

Making an iced turmeric latte is a bit trickier than a warm latte where you gently heat all the ingredients together with the milk to release their flavours. We love to have this syrup on hand, stored in the fridge and ready to go to make an iced latte quickly in the heat. It works well for icy smoothies, and can be added to steamed milk for a hot drink as well – making it the most versatile option to make these beautiful, anti-inflammatory drinks at home.

This recipe makes enough for three drinks, keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. We like to use a small glass jar, as the turmeric is likely to stain tupperware.

Iced Turmeric Latte Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes




  • Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, place them in a small, heavy-based saucepan. Next heat all ingredients on low. The mixture should combine into a thick, syrupy consistency. Heat gently while stirring for 4-5 minutes.
  • Once warm, crush the cardamom pods slightly with the back of a spoon to help release their flavour.
  • Don’t be freaked out by the texture, that’s just the turmeric rehydrating.
  • Next, remove from the heat and allow to cool then remove the cardamom pods and vanilla bean pod.
  • Pour syrup into a jar and store in the fridge for up to a week.
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Course Dessert, Drinks, Sauces, dips, and spreads
Keyword cardamom pods, cinnamon, Turmeric, vanilla bean powder
Allergy Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Nut Free, Oil Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Salt Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Kate Parker

Make that turmeric latte

Now you’re ready to make your drinks! When your syrup is completely cool, you’re ready to make your latte! To make your iced latte add 1/3 of the mixture to a glass with your preferred milk (a creamy cashew and coconut mixture is delicious), stir to combine and add ice. Dust with a tiny bit of turmeric powder for presentation.

Another delicious way to drink your turmeric syrup icy cold is in a banana smoothie. To make a smoothie place two small frozen bananas in a blender with 1/3 of the mixture, top with your preferred milk or coconut water and blend until smooth. Dust with a tiny amount of turmeric powder to serve.

Try out this recipe while the weather is still warm, we’ve got all the core ingredients in the pantry now!

Check out Kate’s website, Hobart Green Guide to find the best vegan and eco parts of Southern Tasmania and some great vegan recipes.

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About the Author: Kate Parker

Kate Parker is a high school teacher, social media editor and passionate vegan foodie. Kate writes for her own blog Newcastle Vegan Guide as well as contributing to The Wholefood Collective. She loves showing how varied, creative and healthy, plant-based eating can be, and has taken every opportunity given to her in her 10 years of veganism to show off her cooking prowess. Kate has catered events large and small, ensuring that food provided is cruelty free and gentle on the planet.

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