Cinnamon Vanilla Dandelion Tea Latte

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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!

Teeccino tea bag, maple syrup, cashew butter, cinnamon, and vanilla

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.

Adding hot water over a tea bag to brew dandelion root tea

Next, we blend up the brewed tea with cashew butter, creating a rich, creamy consistency without the need to add any milk.

Brewed Teeccino, cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon in a blender

Then we add maple syrup for sweetness plus a combination of vanilla and cinnamon to bring warmth to this chilly weather delight!

Frothy latte in a blender

After blending, it becomes super frothy, just like your favorite barista-made drink, but with better ingredients!

Pouring a cinnamon vanilla dandelion latte into a glass mug

We hope you LOVE this dandelion latte! It’s:

Creamy
Rich
Warming
Vanilla- & cinnamon-spiced
Naturally sweetened
& SO comforting!

It’s the ultimate caffeine-free coffee replacement packed with health benefits!

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Cinnamon sprinkled over the frothy top of a cinnamon vanilla dandelion tea latte

Cinnamon Vanilla Dandelion Tea Latte

Creamy, rich dandelion root tea latte with vanilla and cinnamon! Vegan, naturally sweetened, and made with just 5 ingredients in 5 minutes!
Author Minimalist Baker
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Holding the handle of a mug filled with our dandelion tea latte recipe
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 (Mug)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3-5 Days

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

*We like Teeccino Dandelion Dark Roast for a very convincing coffee replacement! Our other top choices are Sip Herbals and Dandy Blend. We find dandelion root plus chicory root provides a better flavor than dandelion root alone. We tested this with Traditional Medicinals plain dandelion root tea and felt it wasn’t as good of a coffee replacement, but more of a wholesome drink that’s herbal in nature.
*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.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 mug Calories: 128 Carbohydrates: 12.3 g Protein: 2.8 g Fat: 7.9 g Saturated Fat: 1.6 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.3 g Monounsaturated Fat: 4.7 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 28 mg Potassium: 176 mg Fiber: 0.5 g Sugar: 5.2 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 27 mg Iron: 0.8 mg

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  1. Danielle says

    This is so easy and a delightful caffeine free swap for a coffee based latte. I used Sips Herbal original blend.

  2. Bella says

    Just made this and it’s PERFECT! Followed the recipe to a T! Tea? ;) (used Traditional Medicinals brand.) I drink dandelion tea frequently, but mostly keep it plain. I’ve been wanting to jazz it up a little and this is exactly what I needed.

  3. Jasmine says

    This recipe is great! I saw it in your Instagram story this morning and blindly picked up a dandelion tea at the store to try out the recipe. Luckily I picked up the exact brand. I didn’t add cashew butter but instead added a half cup of frothed oat milk by the brand Malk. It came out great.

    I plan to make it again with the ingredients listed above!

  4. A Fan says

    The natural health benefits sound wonderful. Unfortunately, we live in a world where spraying crops and lawns with pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and other toxins are the norm and not the exception.

    So, unless there is a certified seal indicating that it’s grown in an organic environment and is pure, the risks of contamination are too high.

    Try to find brands that offer that seal if such a thing exists.

    • Lisa says

      Mountain Rose Herbs – certified organic and has both dandelion root and chicory root teas (i use the powders).

      Looking forward to making this tea!

      • Danielle says

        I second this. Mountain Rose Herbs is the best! I get most of my loose leaf teas, herbs, oils (for culinary and body use), etc. from them. :)