A Dandelion Root Coffee is a great way to celebrate this wild foraged food. Roasting dandelion root creates a bitter and sweet coffee-like flavour. Serve it with your favourite milk or milk alternative, lightly sweetened with honey or maple syrup.
Roast the dandelion root chunks at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes (see notes below if you have pre-roasted and ground dandelion root). This will enhance the bitter, coffee-like flavours. Option to do a larger batch and save the remainder in a sealable glass jar for later use.
In a saucepan add 1 tsp of roasted dandelion root to 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and let simmer for 5- 10 minutes with the pot covered with a lid.
Strain and serve with warmed milk, milk alternative and honey.
Optional Add-Ins: Try adding 1 tsp of ground turmeric for a Turmeric Dandelion Latte.Add some caffeine: Want to start your day off with a little kick? Boil the dandelion in half the amount of water, and add this to a strong brew of coffee. *You can purchase pre-roasted and ground dandelion root. If you have this, simply add 1 heaped teaspoon to your cup and stir in 1 cup of boiled water. Add milk and sweetener to taste.