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I’ve been trying to change up my morning Chai to be caffeine free. Don’t ask me how that is going (it is hard!). I’ve been reducing the masala Chai and subbing a portion of it other options. This cup of this Turmeric Chai works the best. The warm spiced drink feels cozy and the refreshing spices remind me of the brewed spiced masala chai. Success!

My favorite Indian Chai spice mix gets a makeover with the addition of Turmeric and some optional saffron. This potent and flavorful mix makes amazing golden chai latte, minus the chai(tea, caffeine). Mix up this golden chai mix, change up the amounts of spices to preference. Boil in a small amount of non dairy milk then add some frothed non dairy milk and done!

You can add a tea bag to it for tea, serve it cold over ice or make a golden ice cream shake or smoothie! You can also use this mix in dals, veggie stir and curries! Try it in my peanut butter chickpea curry, lentil soup, and aloo gobi. Lets make some!

Golden Chai Latte made with our golden chai mix and almond milk in a glass cup

Ingredients for Golden Chai Mix

  • Turmeric: Turmeric in large amounts (3 tbsp here compared to less amounts of other spices)will have a strong flavor. The type/ brand of turmeric matters. Some brands have a more bitter flavor. Some are finer grind, some are coarse. Some are not pure turmeric. Some make me feel reflux-y, while others help me feel better after a heavy meal. Some are a bit spicy. Try different brands to find the one that works the best for you. Use 2 tbsp for less turmeric in the mix.
  • Cardamom: Unlike generic chai spice mixes and blends, cardamom is the bigger flavor in authentic Indian Chai spice, compared to cinnamon. It adds a citrusy, flowery aroma and flavor to the mix. Adjust it to preference. Cardamom also can add a bitter r stale flavor depending on brand. A good one is a brighter fresher flavor that will make this mix magical!
  • Cinnamon balances out the mix with its sweeter, aromatic flavor and aroma and is so soothing.
  • black pepper and cloves add the spice(heat) in the mix.
  • ginger adds a refreshing, sweet, warm balance.
  • Saffron is a small amount to enhance the flowery notes, reduce bitter and make it a richer flavor. It is optional, but do try if you have some.

Note: Turmeric in small amounts is generally ok for everyone. However, turmeric can cause slower blood clotting. If in doubt, please consult your doc about the amounts and frequency that is ok for you.

Step Photos

Measure out the ingredients and add to a jar. Mix well and store in a dry, cool place.

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Make the hot Turmeric Chai Latte by boiling some of the golden chai mix with non daiy milk. then adding the remaining milk, sweetener and bring to a gentle boil. Strain and serve!

Turmeric Chai latte in a saucepan made with our Golden Chai Mix Golden Chai Latte made with our Golden Chai Mix in a glass container

How to use Golden Chai Mix

  • Make Golden Chai Latte, chilled golden chai, or golden chai ice cream shake or smoothie! For any of these, heat the turmeric chai mix in some non dairy milk or water until boiling and then use it however you like. Boiling the mix allows for the flavors to meld, turmeric to be more effective and also mellows the bitter flavors. Depending on the spices used you can strain the mixture to use.
  • Add to Curries or Dals. Try it in my peanut butter chickpea curry, lentil soup, and aloo gobi
  • Add to curry fried rice. Toss with Veggies and roast.

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Golden Chai Mix for Turmeric Chai Latte

5 from 14 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: fusion, Vegan
Golden Chai Mix for Vegan Turmeric Chai Latte. Golden Milk Mix + Chai Spice is a perfect start to the morning. Caffeine free. This mix is great for gifting, and use in curries, dals, stews, with veggies. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Nutfree Recipe.
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Ingredients 
 

  • 3 tbsp powdered turmeric, preferably organic
  • 2.5 to 3 tsp ground cardamom, , to flavor preference
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp saffron (6 strands), , optional

To make Turmeric Chai latte

  • 1 1/2 cup non dairy milk, , divided
  • 2 tsp sugar or sweetener of choice

Instructions 

  • Add the turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, clove and ginger to a bowl or container and mix. Powder the saffron strands between your fingers and mix in. Store in airtight container in a dry, cool, dark storage for upto 3 months

To make Golden Chai latte:

  • Heat 1/4 cup non dairy milk with 1 tsp golden chai mix and 2 tsp sweetener of choice, until boiling. Pour in 1.25 cup as is or frothed non dairy milk. Pour gently in as some non dairy milks tend to separate if suddenly heated.
  • Bring to just about a boil. (You can add in some loose tea leaves or a black tea bag for a chai as well). Pour into cups( strain if needed). Serve as is or topped with whipped coconut cream.

To make chilled Golden Chai/Turmeric Iced Tea:

  • Heat 1/4 cup non dairy milk with 1 tsp mix and 2 tsp sweetener of choice, until boiling. Mix or blend with 1 to 1.5 cups cold non dairy milk and ice.

To make Golden Chai Shake:

  • Heat 1/4 cup non dairy milk with 1 tsp mix and 2 tsp sweetener of choice, until boiling. Blend with vanilla ice cream or frozen banana + non dairy milk as needed depending on consistency preference.

Video

Notes

Variation: Add 1 black tea bag with the turmeric mix for Turmeric Chai Tea.
 
Nutrition is for 1 tsp of the mix. Does not include the non dairy milk and sweetener. 

Nutrition

Calories: 8kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Potassium: 48mg, Vitamin C: 0.6mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Richa

Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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44 Comments

  1. Karen Lebovitz says:

    5 stars
    Delish

  2. Jan says:

    5 stars
    Yes! Best golden milk recipe I’ve found. Didn’t have saffron to add, but it tastes great without it. I sweetened it with honey. Yum!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      yay! thank you!

  3. Nadia says:

    Hi Richa,
    I’m excited to try this recipe. I’m wondering if I can add hot water with a splash of non-dairy milk?

    1. Richa says:

      Should work just fine

  4. Kathleen Bryce says:

    5 stars
    Love the video, now I know I can do this with confidence. I got a large container of
    cardamom tea (loose) which I love ! I think I might use it as my tea when I make this.
    What do you think ?

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      I have not tried cardamom but it is certainly worth a try if you prefer those flavors. Let us know how it turns out!

  5. Michele says:

    Sounds amazing. How would you use for curries etc?

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      You can use this mix in place of individual spices for nearly any curry recipe. Enjoy!

    2. Kathleen Bryce says:

      I would use the spices as stated, but when I want to use tea…would add it into the mix to boil and maybe simmer for a bit then strain it into my drinking mug.
      Can use in curries but have not tried that yet. Good mix for curries and it’s all made ahead of time !

      1. Vegan Richa Support says:

        smart!

  6. Travis says:

    I’ve been making this latte recipe and I like it both hot and cold. I’ve also been adding this spice mix to oatmeal too and it works nicely.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Oatmeal – yummy idea

  7. Keren Paquette says:

    5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious! I have been trying to find a golden milk mix that I like but they all tasted so bitter. Following your advice, I bought some turmeric powder at the Indian grocery store and it makes such a difference! Thank you!

    1. Richa says:

      Aweskme! Turmeric brands vary a lot. Also it is an acquired taste. So def try brands and start with lower amounts.

      1. Richa says:

        I get mine from worldspice.com , they source from sustainable, organic and cleaner verified sources

  8. Angelina says:

    5 stars
    This will be another one I add to my favorites list! I just made this tonight. I didn’t have ground cardamom so I used whole green cardamom pods I had on hand. I crushed them and put the seeds in the mix. The flavor is great amazing!

    Watch out sweet potato cinnamon rolls you can competition!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Yay haha ! Yummy cardamon

  9. SusanL says:

    5 stars
    I’ve never had Chai, so I have no comparisons but this is delicious. What I did – soak 1/2 cup cashews for about 30 minutes, drained, rinsed and added to Vitamix with 1 cup water and a Medjool date. Blended for about a minute. Removed 1/2 cup and added 1 tsp. golden chai mix and heated to boiling in microwave. Returned to blender and ran until it was hot enough for me. SO good!!!

    1. Richa says:

      awesome

  10. Mare says:

    5 stars
    This was *exactly* what I was looking for. I have never actually had a golden milk latte, but saw a picture in the store today and it was so appealing I thought, “my body needs that”. So I looked at the basic ingredients (on one of the $20 jars) and just bought the same basic spices in from the bulk section of the coop. But I wasn’t sure of the ratios. So when I got home I reviewed some recipes and this one was exactly what I was hoping for. So helpful! The only change I made was a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger in the pan (instead of dried ginger in the blend) and a dash of salt. I used both oat milk and coconut milk and it turned out GREAT. 100% the thing my body was craving. Thank you so much!

    1. Richa says:

      awesome!