Coffee Substitute with Dandy Blend
Serves: 1 serving
Dandy Blend is an instant coffee substitute made with roasted roots and grains, including dandelion root which is revered for it's detoxifying properties. Although it contains rye and barley, it consistently tests to be gluten free because only steeped liquid from the grains - not the grain itself - is part of the final product. If you are sensitive or allergic to rye or barley, however, I wouldn't suggest this product.
  • 1 cup hot or cold water
  • Ice, if making a chilled beverage
  • 1 - 3 tsp. Dandy Blend, available here or at most health food stores
  • Coconut milk or milk of choice, if desired
  • Sweetener of choice, if desired (I use a dash of maple syrup to compliment the slightly roasted, nutty flavor of Dandy Blend)
  1. To make hot "coffee" with Dandy Blend, stir the desired amount of Dandy Blend into a cup of hot water. Add milk and sweetener if desired. I prefer using 2 tsp. of Dandy Blend per 8 oz. for a full-flavored, naturally sweet drink. The more Dandy Blend you use, the stronger the flavor.
  2. To make a chilled coffee substitute, stir or shake together the Dandy Blend with cold water. Add ice, milk and sweetener if desired.
Recipe by Empowered Sustenance at