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How To Make Roasted Dandelion Root Coffee

Roasted Dandelion Root Coffee is a surprisingly delicious beverage! It closely resembles coffee in flavor and body when brewed properly. I serve it at all my workshops and presentations and am always amused by the response. People tend to hesitantly sample it with a look of serious doubt on their faces, and the next thing you know the whole pot disappears! Dandelion Root is a rich treasury of vitamins and minerals, as well as trace minerals and micronutrients. It also contains numerous medicinal components, but one that draws particular attention lately is a substance called inulin, which may be an important ingredient in managing diabetes. Even the bitter flavor of the Dandelion Coffee is good for you as it helps to stimulate the entire digestive system, from the appetite all the way to the better absorption of nutrients. Truly there is a fine line between food and medicine with this precious herb! There are no harmful substances in Dandelion Coffee, unlike our commercial coffees that do far more harm than good. Folks would be far better off if they started each day with a hot cup of Dandelion! The best place to harvest is from a farm field that gets plowed frequently or a large garden. The soil will be looser, which allows the roots to get really big and also makes for much easier digging. The dandelions in your lawn or other mowed places are generally stunted and yield very small roots. Look for the biggest, thickest clumps of dandelion leaves, as these are usually fed by a nice, fat root. I also carry a knife with me to cut the greens away from the roots. You will need about one 5-gallon bucket of roots to make 3 or 4 quarts of roasted Dandelion Root. This would yield 10 gallons or so of coffee.

If you have time, take the greens home separately and prepare them for freezing. A bucket of roots will give about a bushel basket of greens so plan accordingly! I like to make a day of it and stock up for the whole year on both greens and coffee.

Washing the Roots
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and believe me this was a lot of work! I have since developed a much more efficient method where I can process large quantities relatively quickly. but I find it a whole lot easier and more convenient to grind them fresh. golden dandelion roots. pour off and repeat until water runs clear.I used to scrub each root by hand.) Use our professional PDF creation service at http://www. fill the bucket again and repeat this process a few times until the water runs clear. Put these into a large bowl and fill with water. Agitate with your hands until water gets cloudy. fill it with water and agitate the roots with your hands until the water is very muddy.uk! .co. cut the roots into chunks.htm2pdf. Pour off the water. Don’t worry if there is still some dirt left on them. To wash the roots. At this point you should have a pile of beautiful. (you’ll probably want to do this step outside) put them in a bucket. (Note: Other instructions I have seen for making Dandelion Coffee roast the roots whole. Put about 2 cups of chunky roots into your food processor and whiz them on high until they are chopped into a coarse-looking mixture. as we will be washing them one more time. Put these in a bowl and whiz up the rest of the roots 2 cups or so at a time until they are all ground. Grinding the Roots With a large kitchen knife.

and make the coffee like a tea in a simmering pot of water. I prefer to use them as they are. be careful not to burn them! Cool and store in glass jars. Use our professional PDF creation service at http://www.uk! . Making the Coffee Some people grind the roots further in a coffee mill so that they are nearly powdered and make it in their coffee pot. stacked. Try to roast as much as you can at one time. As the roots dry. You may have to rotate the cookie sheets occasionally if they are stacked to ensure even drying and roasting.htm2pdf. Set the oven at 250° and leave the oven door slightly ajar while they are roasting so that moisture can escape. Be sure to stir them frequently with a spatula to assure even drying and roasting. going from a blonde color to a dark coffee color. coffeecolored brew. As they get close to desired color.Roasting the Roots Spread the coarse-ground Dandelion Roots on cookie sheets about ½ inch deep. they will shrink down to about ¼ of the size when fresh. Serve hot with cream and sugar or however you like your coffee. Or use 1/3 cup root for each quart of water or 1-1/3 per gallon. The roasting process takes about 2 hours. You will be both drying and roasting the roots in this step. 2 on each rack. Use 1 level Tablespoon Roasted Root for each cup of water. I make the coffee in a pot on the stove. in my oven. I can fit 4 cookie sheets.co. You make need to adjust these amounts to your taste if you like it stronger or weaker. After they dry they will begin to roast. simmering the roots gently for 10-15 minutes or until it yields a rich.

It reminds me a lot of Cafix. rye. 2. then let steep for 10 minutes. beetroot and chicory root. Simmer 5 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp tea mixture for each cup of water. Dandelion Chai Chai is a Middle Eastern word that means “tea” but here in America we’ve adapted the term to mean a very spicy tea made with milk and sweetener. Frontier Herbs sells granulated Roasted Dandelion Roots for (gasp!) $35. a popular coffee substitute on the market.Purchasing Dandelion Root Coffee Not everyone is able or willing to go to this effort to harvest and prepare your own Dandelion Coffee. There are several commercial sources of Dandelion Root that you might check out: Dandy Blend Instant Dandelion Beverage This is not pure Dandelion Root but is a combination of roasted barley. 1 cup Roasted Dandelion root 6 Tbsp Fennel or Anise seed 36 green Cardamom pods 72 Cloves 6 Cinnamon sticks 2 Tbsp dried Ginger root 1½ tsp black peppercorns 12 Bay leaves 1. A 3-oz jar makes 25-30 cups.80 a pound! (Note: It is possible to roast your own store-bought Unroasted Dandelion Roots which are half the price. delicious hot beverages. the way I like it. I also use the Roasted Root in tea mixtures for some rich. dandelion root.) Some other products are: Cotswold Dandelion Coffee Alvita Tea: Roasted Dandelion Root Dandelion Root Coffee recipes: Besides a straight cup of Dandelion coffee with cream and sugar.uk! . Use our professional PDF creation service at http://www.htm2pdf.co.

uk! . 4. Add 1 cup milk and 1 Tbsp honey and heat through but don’t boil. Use our professional PDF creation service at http://www. 2. Dandelion Chai 2 This chai is not as spicy as the first recipe but actually has a more ‘chocolatey’ flavor. Maintain heat at a bare simmer. And here’s a recipe for the really adventurous from The Herbfarm Restuarant (Pacific Northwest) for. half-and-half and sugar in a medium pot (double boiler might be best.co. Warm Winter Spice Tea 1 cup Roasted Dandelion root ½ cup dried Orange Peel ½ cup Cinnamon bark ¼ cup dried Ginger root Use 1 Tbsp per cup water. Bring it just barely to a simmer. 5. stirring to dissolve the sugar. 5. be sure not to boil. Add 2 Tbsp milk or cream per cup. Add 1 Tbsp honey or brown sugar per cup. 2 cups Roasted Dandelion root ½ cup Cinnamon bark ½ cup Ginger root ½ cup Cardamom seeds ½ cup Star Anise Honey Milk Use 3 Tbsp per 2 cups water.3. of all things: Roasted Dandelion Root Ice Cream! 2½ cups heavy cream 1½ cups half-and-half 1¼ cups sugar 5 egg yolks 1. Simmer gently 10 minutes. 4. Serve hot or iced. Gently reheat and serve. Add Roasted Dandelion Root powder. Simmer gently 10-15 minutes. Sweeten with honey.htm2pdf. if desired. Grind Roasted Dandelion Roots into a powder using a coffee mill and sifter. 3. Strain out and discard root material. Place cream. Let the roots steep this way for 45 minutes. or perhaps a crock pot). kind of like an herbal hot chocolate.

Gourmet Coffee Robin's Coffee Recipes 40 Free Chocolate & Coffee Recipes Home Herbwalk Articles Recipes Workshops About Us Use our professional PDF creation service at http://www. Iced Dandelion. Dandelion Milkshakes……………. Whisk up egg yolks in another pot.uk! . 8. Imagine Dandelion Mochas. 9.co. Gradually add the warm Dandelion Root cream. Strain one more time and chill. 7. Freeze in an ice cream machine according to directions. Heat gently and stir until sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. here are some good links to Coffee recipes that you could easily substitute Dandelion Root for. (Note: Peter Gail also has a Dandelion Ice Cream recipe in his book: Dandelion Celebration) If you do end up making a quantity of Roasted Dandelion Root and want to experiment.6.htm2pdf.