How To Make Roasted Dandelion Root Coffee : Recipes

Dandelion Root Coffee recipes:

Besides a straight cup of Dandelion coffee with cream and sugar, the way I like it, I also use the Roasted Root in tea mixtures for some rich, delicious hot beverages.

Dandelion Chai

Chai is a Middle Eastern word that means “tea” but here in America we’ve adapted the term to mean a very spicy tea made with milk and sweetener.

1 cup Roasted Dandelion root
6 Tbsp Fennel or Anise seed
36 green Cardamom pods
72 Cloves
6 Cinnamon sticks
2 Tbsp dried Ginger root
1½ tsp black peppercorns
12 Bay leaves

1. Add 1 Tbsp tea mixture for each cup of water.
2. Simmer 5 minutes, then let steep for 10 minutes.
3. Add 1 Tbsp honey or brown sugar per cup.
4. Add 2 Tbsp milk or cream per cup.
5. Gently reheat and serve.

Dandelion Chai 2

This chai is not as spicy as the first recipe but actually has a more ‘chocolatey’ flavor, kind of like an herbal hot chocolate.

2 cups Roasted Dandelion root
½ cup Cinnamon bark
½ cup Ginger root
½ cup Cardamom seeds
½ cup Star Anise

Use 3 Tbsp per 2 cups water. Simmer gently 10 minutes.
Add 1 cup milk and 1 Tbsp honey and heat through but don’t boil.
Serve hot or iced.


Warm Winter Spice Tea

1 cup Roasted Dandelion root
½ cup dried Orange Peel
½ cup Cinnamon bark
¼ cup dried Ginger root

Use 1 Tbsp per cup water. Simmer gently 10-15 minutes. Sweeten with honey, if desired.

And here’s a recipe for the really adventurous from The Herbfarm Restuarant (Pacific Northwest) for, of all things:

Roasted Dandelion Root Ice Cream!

2½ cups heavy cream
1½ cups half-and-half
1¼ cups sugar
5 egg yolks

1. Grind Roasted Dandelion Roots into a powder using a coffee mill and sifter.
2. Place cream, half-and-half and sugar in a medium pot (double boiler might be best, or perhaps a crock pot). Bring it just barely to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
3. Add Roasted Dandelion Root powder. Maintain heat at a bare simmer, be sure not to boil.
4. Let the roots steep this way for 45 minutes.
5. Strain out and discard root material.
6. Whisk up egg yolks in another pot. Gradually add the warm Dandelion Root cream.
7. Heat gently and stir until sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
8. Strain one more time and chill.
9. Freeze in an ice cream machine according to directions.

Peter Gail also has a Dandelion Ice Cream recipe in his book: Dandelion Celebration.

If you do end up making a quantity of Roasted Dandelion Root and want to experiment, here are some good links to Coffee recipes that you could easily substitute Dandelion Root for. Imagine Dandelion Mochas, Iced Dandelion, Dandelion Milkshakes…………….

How To Make Roasted Dandelion Root Coffee