Iced Dandelion Mocha

By now you all know that I’m a huge fan of Dandelion Root Coffee. I’ve been consuming this incredibly delicious, detoxifying drink since the 1990’s. Dandelion root coffee is a fantastic coffee replacement for several reasons. First, it’s an amazing herbal tonic that helps to detoxify the liver, second, it does not contain caffeine. For more information on why I don’t drink coffee, or caffeinated beverages, such as tea (including black, white, or green) see my 5 Reasons to Give Up Coffee post.

Like regular coffee drinkers, sometimes on a sizzling summer day I’ll drink my dandelion coffee boiling-hot in a big mug. Other times though, I want a Starbuck’s type of icy drink, though one that’s caffeine-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. That’s when I make my Iced Dandelion Mocha.

I’ve made this drink with heavy cream in place of the coconut milk and it was amazing. In terms of sweetening your Iced Dandelion Mocha, you can use a few drops of stevia. I imagine this delicious caffeine-free coffee would also taste incredible with honey or maple syrup in place of the stevia. If you do use one of those sweeteners, be sure to add it to the coffee when it’s hot, so that it fully dissolves and doesn’t swirl around uselessly on the bottom of your drink.

Iced Dandelion Mocha

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Servings 2



  • Place water, dandelion, chicory, and cacao in a saucepan
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Pour coffee through a fine mesh strainer into a one quart mason jar
  • Fill two glasses (2 cup capacity each) with ice
  • Pour coffee over ice
  • Add 2 tablespoons coconut milk to each glass
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
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Dandelion root coffee is fairly bitter like regular coffee. Back in the 1990’s my Ayurvedic teachers used to tell us, “bitter is better for pitta (the fiery constitution).” This is because according to Ayurveda the bitter flavor is considered cooling. So summer (the pitta season) is a great time to drink dandelion coffee. Now here’s a healthy coffee you can feel good about drinking!

What’s your favorite caffeine-free drink recipe? Leave a comment and let us know!


22 responses to “Iced Dandelion Mocha”

  1. Using Dandy Blend, can one benefit the same if just adding it to cold almond milk or should the almond milk be heated first, then add ice cubes after mixed?

  2. Hi Elana.Je suis francaise et je ne parle pas bien votre langue.Desolee.
    mais j’adore recevoir votre newsletters chaque semaine et faire beaucoup de vos recettes.Un vrai plaisir!
    Continuez à m’enchanter de vos succulentes recettes.surtout les biscuits et bons gros gâteaux.
    A bientot.

  3. I have tried drinking this tea quite a few times only to pour it down the drain. I finally made a latte (hot not iced) out of it using a splash of stevia, vanilla and cashew milk. Oh my! Can someone say “game changer”? I loved it!

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