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Homemade Dandelion Root Tea Latte

Making this homemade dandelion root tea latte is a wonderful way to have a delicious drink that also provides multiple health benefits. It’s especially comforting during the long and cold winter months. This recipe is delicious, warming, keeps your skin bright and can even improve your health.

A woman adding tea to a tea steeper.

From greens to flower to root, dandelion has many healthy uses.

If you’re looking for a bit of an immunity boost, be sure to also check out my elderberry gummies, and immune-boosting, throat soothing tea that is wonderful in helping during cold and flu season.

Why I Love Dandelion Root Lattes

This coffee alternative is a delicious replacement for those trying to stay away from caffeine (or at least trying to minimize the amount of caffeine they have in a day)!

There are many dandelion root teas on the market today, but our favorite comes from Farmhouse Teas and is called “Chocolate Conniption NOT Coffee”. The combination of dandelion and chicory root, carab, cocoa nibs, cocoa and hazelnuts gives this latte an earthy flavor that’s not bitter (unlike other dandelion root teas), plus it’s warm and very creamy.

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Is Dandelion Root Tea Healthy?

Yes! I drink it every day in the late winter and early spring in place of an afternoon cup of coffee. In addition to being easy to make, it has so many great health benefits:

  • Improves your mood.
  • Improves your skin.
  • Can help you maintain weight.
  • It helps your liver function properly.
  • A healthy liver can help with thyroid regulation, inflammation, and autoimmune conditions.
  • Immune response – Your liver is part of your digestion, so if your liver is functioning properly, your digestion will work better.
Tea inside a tea steeper in a mug.

What Does a Dandelion Tea Latte Taste Like?

Some people love it because it’s earthy, similar to coffee, but it’s a very earthy flavor. The Farmhouse Teas combination is more like a mocha in flavor because of the added cocoa, carob and cocoa nibs.

Does Dandelion Root Tea Taste Like Coffee?

As I mentioned above, some people find it similar to coffee, which is why it can make a great replacement. But if you’re a true coffee drinker, my answer is no. It is strong like coffee, but by adding milk and honey, it has a sweet and lighter taste compared to coffee.

A mason jar of tea with ingredients on the lid.

Ingredients Needed

Believe it or not, you only need three ingredients to make this wonderful dandelion root tea latte.

  • Dandelion Root Tea – Roasted tea works best, but you can also use unroasted. I get mine from Farmhouse Tea. That link will take you to all my favorites, including the Chocolate Conniption Not Coffee® Tea, which contains the following ingredients: Organic Chicory Root, Organic Dandelion Root, Organic Chaga, Organic Carob, Organic Cocoa Nibs and Organic Cocoa, Oregon Grown Hazelnuts, Organic Maca Powder, Organic Coconut Flakes, and Organic Extracts.
  • Boiling Water – Make sure this water starts cool and clean before being boiled.
  • Milk – Skimming the cream off the top of your raw milk is delicious, but adding raw milk, or even a combination of almond and coconut milk makes great foam. Here are some of my favorite ways to use up raw milk.
A woman pouring milk into a saucepan.

How to Make A Dandelion Root Latte

  1. Place fresh water into a kettle on the stove and bring to a boil.
  2. Put two heaping teaspoons of dandelion root tea into a tea steeper and place into a mug.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over the tea until the tea is entirely covered.
  4. Place a lid on the tea cup and brew for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. While tea is steeping, put about 1 cup of milk into a saucepan.
  6. Place it on the stovetop and bring it to a simmer until you see bubbles around the edges. This will help to make a nice foam. Homesteading Hack: Use a hand-held mixer, immersion blender, regular blender, or a fork (just whisk it well) to blend the milk in the saucepan to create a foam consistency.
  7. Once the tea is done steeping, remove the tea and pour the heated milk into the mug.

Having a hot beverage makes those early winter mornings, or chilly afternoons a bit more bearable. Grab your mug of dandelion root tea latte, then bundle up and enjoy the cool winter air while you sip this warm and creamy treat.

A white mug of dandelion root tea latte.

Homemade Dandelion Root Tea Latte

A warm and healthy latte made from milk and dandelion root tea.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Steeping Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Carolyn Thomas

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons dandelion root tea heaping teaspoons
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup milk or milk alternative

Instructions

  • Place fresh water into a kettle on the stove and bring to a boil.
  • Put two heaping teaspoons of dandelion root tea into a tea steeper and place into a mug.
  • Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over the tea until the tea is entirely covered.
  • Place a lid on the tea cup and brew for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • While tea is steeping, put about 1 cup of milk into a saucepan.
  • Place it on the stovetop and bring it to a simmer until you see bubbles around the edges. This will help to make a nice foam. Homesteading Hack: Use a hand-held mixer, immersion blender, regular blender, or a fork (just whisk it well) to blend the milk in the saucepan to create a foam consistency.
  • Once the tea is done steeping, remove the tea and pour the heated milk into the mug.

Notes

  • Roasted dandelion root tea works best, but you can also use unroasted tea if that’s all you can find.
  • You can use a hand-held mixer, immersion blender, regular blender, or fork (just whisk it well in the saucepan) to create some foam for your latte.
  • Combining almond and coconut milk makes the best foam.
  • You can use honey or sweetener of choice to add desired sweetness.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 370mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 304mg
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