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