Dandelion Root Latte

Dandelion Root Latte

This is set to be the new latte trend: dandelion root latte. Dandelion roots have a rich, coffee- and chocolate-like flavour without sending you on a caffeine-fuelled rollercoaster. Instead, you get a sustained shot of energy and a rich source of antioxidants. Dandelion root is particularly good for liver health, helping your body rid itself of toxins without depleting nutrients and minerals.

TIP: if you’ve got dandelions growing in your garden, you can dig up the roots in late Autumn (or early Spring), scrub them clean, gently peel, chop into 1-2cm pieces and roast in a 200°C/Gas 6 oven for 20-30 minutes, until nut brown. Once cooled, grind to a powder in a coffee grinder, just as you’d grind coffee but finer.

Recipe created by Rachel de Thample, director of the Vegan Natural Chef Diploma course.

Easy recipeEasy Gluten free Wheat free Reduced sugar, diabetic friendlyLow fat, low sugar, diabetic friendly Cheap as chickpeas
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  • vegan-desserts
  • breakfasts




  • 250ml oat, hazelnut or almond milk
  • 1 tbsp dendelion root coffee or powdered dandelion root
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch freshly ground nutmeg (optional)
  • Maple syrup or coconut sugar (to sweeten, optional)


  1. Warm the plant milk in a saucepan then whisk until frothy.
  2. Add the dandelion root coffee, ground cinnamon and nutmeg and stir through.
  3. Sweeten to taste and drink warm.

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