Dandelion Root Coffee Recipe

My wife came home the other day with a huge bag of dandelion roots which she plonked in the middle of the kitchen floor, smiling a huge smile. Dandelion coffee anyone? And so the washing, grinding and roasting began.

Dandelion Root Coffee Recipe Instructions

Step 1

Dig up a large bunch of dandelion roots. You’re going to need far more dandelion root than the amount in the photo. Work on 15 times the amount you see above.

Step 2

Wash your dandelion roots as best as possible.

Step 3

Slice the dandelion roots into chip-like pieces.

Step 4

And then arrange the root pieces onto your dehydrator’s trays. Allow to dry for 60 minutes.

Step 5

Now chop the dried dandelion root into small pieces.

Step 6

Arrange the root pieces onto an oven tray.

Step 7

Roast the dandelion root for 30 minutes on 200°C. The roots need to be brown and dried right through.

Step 8

Allow the dandelion root to cool then finely grind, and roast a second time in an oven for 5 minutes on 180°C. Store in airtight container.

How To Make A Cup Of Dandelion Root Coffee Recipe

Put 6 tablespoons of dandelion coffee grinds into 500ml of boiling water and leave to steep for 30 minutes. Strain into a saucepan and reheat to desired temperature. Serve with milk and honey if so desired.

5 thoughts on “Dandelion Root Coffee Recipe

  1. I made some dandelion root coffee but roasted the chopped root bits under a grill. The first attempt went up like gunpowder!

  2. Dandelion is one of the most efficient diuretics in nature, making coffee from the roots will not diminish this quality. It’s good because blood pressure may be improved this way and dandelion, unlike “manufactured” diuretics, ie Furosemide, will not destroy your natural supply of potassium.
    However, a note of caution, dandelion was not known as “pee-in-bed” for nothing and elderly people or those prone to weak bladders should bear this in mind.

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