Instant Dandelion Latte

My Instant Dandelion Latte is the answer when you’re traveling or on the go. It’s the quick and easy version of my incredible Dandelion Root Coffee.

Easy Dandelion Coffee

The health benefits of dandelion root, a fantastic liver cleanser, are numerous. When ground and roasted it makes a wonderful coffee replacement. I first introduced  Dandelion Root Coffee as a substitute for traditional coffee here on my blog in early 2011, though this healing beverage has been part of my routine for far longer.

The Best Coffee Substitute

Usually, I make my dandelion coffee from scratch. If you’re wondering how to make dandelion coffee, it’s easy. I purchase dandelion root online, roast it in the oven, and then grind it in a coffee grinder or vitamix and steep it with ground chicory root to make a wonderful coffee substitute.

Instant Dandelion Latte

While we were up in the mountains over the holidays I was without my usual supply of ground dandelion root. Instead, I used dandelion tea bags to make dandelion coffee and get my fix of this wonderfully healing hot drink. Compared to the method above (roasting, grinding, and steeping), the instant route, using tea bags, is a breeze. I use several dandelion tea bags to make a “black coffee.”

When I want something fancy I whip up this Instant Dandelion Latte, a satisfyingly rich and creamy drink that’s also a great liver cleanser. I often post photos of this scrumptious drink on Instagram and each time I do I get requests for this quick and easy recipe. Here you go!

Instant Dandelion Latte

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Servings 1

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Bring water to a boil
  • Place tea bags in a large mug
  • Pour water over tea bags and steep 5 minutes (then discard bags)
  • Heat coconut milk to a simmer in a saucepan
  • Pour dandelion tea, coconut milk, and sweetener into vitamix, blend for 30 seconds
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
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I have made double and triple batches of this recipe all at once. I simply steep the tea bags in a mason jar. The recipe is scaled up easily. If you are curious why I use 4-5 tea bags in this recipe it is because dandelion tea is just that, tea, and to get a nice strong coffee requires more product.

Dandelion Coffee for Cleansing

We drank this with friends on New Year’s Eve instead of alcohol as all of us had started cleanses well before that night. The four of us went straight for the detox and skipped the retox entirely! If you want to spike this Instant Dandelion Coffee, I imagine it would be incredible with a shot of Kahlua.

I use four Traditional Medicinals dandelion tea bags and one Teeccino tea bag in the recipe above, however, you can use 5 Superherb dandelion tea bags in place of the two aforementioned brands.

Healthy Low-Carb Drink Recipes

For truly wonderful liver cleansing, try making this healing drink with my Dandelion Root Coffee in place of the tea bags. When the dandelion in that recipe is brought to a boil and then simmered, even more nutrients and healing properties are released from the dandelion root. If you’re looking for other healing beverages for winter, try my Paleo Chai Latte. As always, if you are going to take herbs or supplements consult with your physician or medical practitioner prior, especially during pregnancy and breast feeding.

Comments

31 responses to “Instant Dandelion Latte”

  1. I don’t like my coffee super strong, so I was surprised when I saw 4 tea bags for 1 serving. But I kow everyone has their own preference. I didn’t like dandelion tea at first. I’ve never tried making my own, but buy the same tea bags. But I just use 1 and steep it for almost 10 minutes and it’s strong enough for me. I usually have it in the evening when I’m wanting that coffee taste, but not the caffiene. Yum!

  2. Oh my gosh, this is wonderful. I did use an immersion blender, didn’t want to have to clean the vitamix for this little bit. It worked great! Thank you so much!

  3. Good Morning, I would love to know how to roast the dandelion root..The temp of the oven and how long to roast it..
    Thanks for the info..
    Nancy

  4. I’m always surprised at the unique ways dandelion can be used. Our grocery store now carries all these new dandelion products/by-products. But I don’t spray my lawn with any pesticides just in case I can use my own. I’ve been reading about the health benefits. Sounds exciting! Must give this a whirl.

    • Just do it Laura…Have just found a new hobby…foraging in my garden for dandelions…I go out and freshly harvest the delicious (barely bitter) leaves and dig up the root with a ‘weed digger’…. I then wash,dry,roast,blend all the roots and make amazing dandelion coffee…. very satisfying & wonderful the whole process really
      ….enjoy…

  5. I had a blood test that showed liver enzymes raised … a mystery. I started drinking dandelion tea, and the liver enzymes returned to normal. The taste of Teeccino Dandelion Carmel Nut is very festive and delicious.

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