Go for Gold(en Latte)!

Last weekend I visited my Spanish friend, Cristina in London. While it was a wonderful weekend where I finally met her Italian fiancée, we watched the awesome [read with a very strong American accent] musical The Book of Mormon in Prince of Wales Theater, I visited the Design Museum in it’s new Kensington location and enjoyed the breathtaking views from the top of the Walkie- Talkie building, I also brought back the trends from London for you.
One not very enchanting as after getting to know the viral infection cruising through London, I got bound to my bed for a week and forced to take antibiotics.
Anyway, whining is not the purpose of the story but “Golden Latte”, which was sold everywhere throughout the city of London. So I got pretty curious but somehow I never managed to get one in the morning and as it contains ginger I had to avoid it in the afternoons. So here I am letting lattes get golden in Munich myself.

First things first: Why golden?

Well, more of a marketing gag, I guess. You sell the image of a golden, bright shining latte easier then a yellow latte, right? Golden Latte vs. Yellow Latte? Definitely go for gold!

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The main ingredient is Turmeric, which I didn’t know but it’s actually Curcuma as far as I was able to investigate. For the golden lattes you need it in powder. The Turmeric root originates in the Ginger root family and it looks similar to a worm, reminding a bit of the sand worms ridden in the deserts of Arrakis in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert.

After reading a multitude of how to’s on golden lattes recipes I slightly altered Lynn Hoefers recipe. She also explains very detailed the properties and benefits of Turmeric latte on your health.

Share the golden experience with a friend. The below serves 2:

  • 2 cups of almond or oat milk – whatever you like most
  • 1 tsp of turmeric/curcuma
  • 1 tbsp of honey (you can replace it with coconut or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder
  • 2 small pieces of fresh peeled ginger
  • a very small pinch of pepper

Ready for Gold?

It turns out to taste a bit earthy, so be cautious with the quantity of turmeric and cardamom added. But it warms up the body pretty smoothly.
Personally, this drink belongs to the acquired- taste- lower- drawer but maybe it’s for you?! Londoners grew fond of it!

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