Trying to cut back on caffeine but miss your beloved morning ritual of pouring a hot cup of joe? It doesn’t have to be that way. Enter this CREAMY, warming dandelion latte. It has all the flavor of your favorite latte with the added benefits of dandelion root tea!
Made in 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients and a blender. It doesn’t get easier than that. Start your kettles and let us show you how it’s done!
Benefits of Dandelion Root Tea
You know those spiky-leaved weeds with bright yellow flowers shooting up from the center that are growing in your grass? Well, they could be dandelions, and it turns out they have some pretty cool health perks! Dandelion is thought to support the liver as well as the digestive and urinary systems.
Dandelion root is bitter, meaning it can help kickstart the digestive process (more enzymes and juices to better absorb food!). And it’s also rich in a type of fiber called inulin, which can help support a healthy gut microbiome (and more).
Also cool? When roasted, dandelion root develops a deep, earthy flavor reminiscent of coffee!
Best Dandelion Tea
When looking for dandelion tea that makes a good coffee replacement, our favorites are products with roasted (vs. raw) dandelion root (vs. leaves) and those that also include chicory root. Here are our top picks:
- 1st Place: Teeccino Dandelion Dark Roast – has a very convincing coffee flavor that might fool someone into thinking they’re drinking coffee!
- 2nd Place: Sip Herbals – slightly more herbal in flavor, but with nice roasted notes — a great option for those wanting wholesome ingredients
- 3rd Place: Dandy Blend – third place, but still very tasty and reminiscent of coffee!
How to Make a Dandelion Tea Latte
This creamy, dreamy dandelion latte begins with steeping your tea bag in boiling water.
Next, we blend up the brewed tea with cashew butter, creating a rich, creamy consistency without the need to add any milk.
Then we add maple syrup for sweetness plus a combination of vanilla and cinnamon to bring warmth to this chilly weather delight!
After blending, it becomes super frothy, just like your favorite barista-made drink, but with better ingredients!
We hope you LOVE this dandelion latte! It’s:
Vanilla- & cinnamon-spiced
& SO comforting!
It’s the ultimate caffeine-free coffee replacement packed with health benefits!
More Cozy, Nourishing Beverages
- 5-Minute Mushroom Latte (2 Ways!)
- Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate (5 Minutes, Low Sugar)
- 3-Ingredient Moringa Latte (Caffeine-Free “Matcha!”)
- 5-Minute Vegan Golden Milk
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Cinnamon Vanilla Dandelion Tea Latte
- 1 cup hot brewed Teeccino Dandelion Dark Roast (see notes for other options // ensure gluten-free as needed*)
- 1 Tbsp raw cashew butter* (we used Artisana)
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- To brew Teeccino (or other dandelion root tea): Place the tea bag in a heatproof mug or glass and add 1 cup (240 ml) boiling water. Allow to steep for 3-5 minutes, then discard the tea bag (or use it again for a weaker tea).
- To a high-speed blender, add the hot brewed tea, cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Blend on high until smooth and frothy.
- Serve hot in your favorite mug! Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen in an ice cube tray for up to 1 month. Reheat on the stovetop over low heat (note that it will lose its frothiness), or reheat in a milk frother.
*Not all Teeccino flavors are gluten-free, but the Teeccino Dandelion Dark Roast is certified gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America. Check the ingredient section on specific flavors if Celiac or gluten-intolerant.
*For a cashew-free version or if you’d prefer to use dairy-free milk, brew the dandelion tea in 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 cup milk of choice (we recommend a blend of almond + coconut) to the blender with the remaining ingredients.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with the lesser amount of maple syrup.