RECIPE: Golden Latte

Numi Organic Tea - Amber Sun

Last year, I discovered this amazing line of turmeric teas by Numi Organic Tea. They’re one of the few tea companies out there who don’t use bleached tea bags or “natural” flavors – They’re always organic, non-GMO, fair trade and they use REAL fruits, flowers and spices. We’ve been buying this brand from Natural Grocers, but I know you can purchase it at most natural food stores and online, too. My favorite turmeric tea is their Amber Sun – here’s the description from the box (I couldn’t have written it any better myself):

AMBER SUN

A smooth richness radiates through Amber Sun like a warm, healthy glow. This blend of turmeric, rooibos, vanilla beans and a hint of cinnamon offers mellow apple notes with a sweet peppery zest.

Over the winter, I enjoyed a hot mug of this tea at night with a splash of “milk” and a sprinkle of coconut sugar. It was the perfect way for me to relax and unwind after a long day. Now that it’s summertime, I’ve been making cold tea lattes with the Amber Sun tea. Here is my favorite way to enjoy it AND since it’s caffeine-free, Willow can have some, too…she loves it!

RECIPE: Golden Latte // Be Sol-Ful

GOLDEN LATTE: {caffeine-free, soy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, oil-free, nut-free}

Serves 2

What you need:

  • 4-5 soft pitted Medjool dates (or sweeten to taste with pure maple syrup, coconut sugar or coconut nectar)
  • 2 TBSP of raw tahini
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract or ground vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups cold filtered water
  • 9 turmeric tea ice cubes *

* I boiled two cups of water and steeped four bags of Numi’s Amber Sun turmeric tea. Steep for 10-12 minutes, let cool and then pour into ice cube trays.

How to:

  1. Blend the dates, tahini, vanilla, turmeric and start with 1 1/4 cups of cold filtered water.
  2. Once smooth, add in the ice cubes and blend again. If the mixture is too thick for you, add in an additional 1/4 cup of cold water (or more). Blend again.
  3. Pour into glasses and top with a sprinkle of coconut sugar (optional).
  4. Enjoy!

RECIPE: Golden Latte // Be Sol-Ful

I was honestly amazed at how creamy this turned out with only two tablespoons of tahini. I played around with this recipe a few times before I got the texture and flavors down – I knew I finally “perfected” it when Willow asked for more! It has the warm spices reminiscent of a chai latte, but with a bit of zingy kick from the turmeric. Josh said this drink reminded him of almost an eggnog.

RECIPE: Golden Latte // Be Sol-Ful

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8 thoughts on “RECIPE: Golden Latte

  1. I’m still amazed at the way you captured the color of sunshine in a glass, but it looks even creamier now that I can see it from the side too 😮 Yummy! The turmeric tea ice cubes are a great idea, plus blending in ice makes it almost like a milkshake! ❤

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    • Haha!! It really does look like a creamy glass of sunshine! This turmeric tea is wonderful and it’s one of the few that Willow actually enjoys…go figure 😉
      The tea ice cubes work perfectly and rather than watering the drink down, they provide more flavor and thickness – just like a milkshake ❤️

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    • I am SO sorry for the late reply…for some reason i never got the notification. Thank you! I really like this one because i can share with Willow – but the mocha one is good, too. ❤

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  2. This is such a beautiful latte Mandy! Truly gorgeous color. I will have to try this sometime. I have tried turmeric in a drink before and it was way too strong, but I totally love your recipes and trust you and imagine this would be warm, inviting and just totally comforting!

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    • Thank you so much, Brandi! When i first tried turmeric, I didn’t like it at all – too strong! In fact, my first attempt at creating this drink, I added way too much turmeric…Willow hated it! This really is warm and comforting – I’m looking forward to trying it as a hot beverage the winter. Please let me know if you try it. ❤

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    • Hey, Audrey!! This is going to sound silly, but reading your comment just now, reminded me that i forgot to buy cherries to make your ice cream!!! Talk about being reminded of important things 😉 Thank you, please let me know if/when you do try it! Hope you have a great week ❤

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