I have something to tell you.
I don’t drink coffee. GASP.
There, I said it. No, I cannot relate to your But First, Coffee tshirt and your morning addiction. And yet, I still make coffee dates in which I insist on drinking herbal tea, matcha or just plain water. Is that weird? Don’t answer that.
But you know what I do love? Roasted Dandelion Root. Touted as a caffeine free coffee replacement, roasted dandelion root is actually good for you! And quite frankly, I don’t care that it is a coffee replacement, I just like the taste. It has an earthy, dark, roasted flavour that goes incredibly well with chocolate. Which how this iced elixir came about. Chocolate and dandelion and a sweetened condensed coconut milk with maca. Yup, you read that right, maca condensed coconut milk.
Intrigued? Read on friend.
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My favourite brand of roasted dandelion is Dandy Blend. It comes as a powder and is easy to mix into drinks, desserts and snacks like my collagen protein bars. It also supports your liver which to me is just a bonus. Have you tried it? How do you like to use it?
The sweetened condensed coconut milk with maca is a concentrated sweetener. I’m not saying to drink it all in one sitting, I’m not saying not to either. You do need to use a full fat coconut milk which is the easiest to boil down. You will have more condensed milk than needed for your elixir so save it. Pour it on pancakes, ice cream or directly into your mouth. Life your life!
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Iced Dandelion Latte with Maca Condensed Milk (Paleo & Vegan)
A refreshing morning elixir with a maca infused sweetened condensed coconut milk!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 min
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: Beverage
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: vegan, dairy free, paleo
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp lucuma (optional)
1/2 ts maca (optional)
1 1/4 cup water
1 tbsp dandy blend
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
To make the maca condensed milk empty the can of full fat coconut milk into a small pot. Heat over medium heat whisking often until it starts to boil. Add the maple syrup and reduce to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for 35-40 minutes or until it is reduced by about half. Whisk in the lucuma and maca. Allow to cool and pour it into a jar.
In a blender combine the water, dandy blend and cacao powder. Blend and pour over ice. Add the sweetened condensed maca milk as desired! Enjoy!
*this recipe will make more sweetened condensed maca milk that needed for one serving. Store it in a jar in the fridge for up to a week.
*the maca and lucuma are optional but add a nice caramel-y flavour
Keywords: latte, cacao, maca, paleo, vegan
Nathalie-Savoureux Bonheur says
I am so curious about that latte… And when I’m curious like that, the only cure is to try it! And so will I! I only drink tea, herbal tea or water and it will add some variety in my habits! Thank you for the recipe!
Sweet Lizzy says
I drink a lot of herbal tea as well. Give it a try and let me know if you like it!!
Leanne | Crumb Top Baking says
I love all the unique beverages you share! I’m definitely a coffee lover but I could easily switch it up in the morning with one of these!
Sweet Lizzy says
Thanks Leanne! Let me know if you try it!!
I would Love to try this! Maca is my go-to energy source right now with baby #2 on the way, and dandelion tea is AMAZING for my tummy. But I’m celiac and can’t HAVE Dandy blend with the extracts of barley and rye because of the gluten *sad face*. Can I somehow steep some roasted dandelion tea in the water to get the flavour and benefits?? If I can I am definitely making this tomorrow.
Sweet Lizzy says
Hi Simone! Dandy Blend claims it is gluten free because the barley and rye extracts are water extracts leaving the proteins behind (or so says their website)! That being said, if you do react to it you could try using a dandelion tea instead but it will have a little different flavour profile (and not quite so much coffee flavour). I would try brewing a cup of dandelion tea and then blend in some cacao powder. The maca condensed milk you can use with anything really but because it is sweet I like to balance it with something a little bitter. If you end up trying it with just tea let me know how it goes!
Yasss!! I googled for a dandy latte and chose this one. Just the condensed coconut maca mylk is gold enough and it’s so good with dandelion! Also, I love this introduction as I am a tea person and I LOVE cafe environments as well. I worked in one and rolled my eyes at the “I need my morning coffee first” people hahaha anyway, I’m excited to try more of your recipes
Sweet Lizzy says
Yaaay! I’m so glad you like the recipe. Tea lovers unite!!