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Dandelion Latte

Serves 4


    Dandelion Latte

    This drink gives you the same sensory satisfaction as your usual tall soy latte from Starbucks, but without the jolt: It’s caffeine free. Dandelion “coffee” anchors this healthy cup of comfort.


    Dandelion Latte


    • 2 Tbsp dandelion root grounds
    • 4 cups water
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk, plus more to taste
    • Sorghum syrup, agave, or maple syrup, to taste


    Per serving:

    • calories21
    • protein0g
    • fat1g
    • carbs7g
      • sugar4g
      • fiber2g
    • sodium44mg



    Preheat oven to 325 F.


    Spread dandelion root grounds on baking tray and roast until rich and fragrant, about 15 to 20 minutes.


    In medium saucepan, bring water and cinnamon to a boil. Add dandelion root grounds, along with cashew milk and syrup. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.


    Strain into 4 mugs and serve warm.


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