If you secretly desire a Starbuck’s double latte with whipped cream, be deprived no more. Quick to make and 100% free of caffeine, dairy, and soy, this Paleo caffè latte tastes just as delicious. Brew it just like coffee, add whipped coconut milk, and enjoy! Roasted chicory root has a rich, satisfying flavor while being high in antioxidants that support healthy liver function. Dandelion is most often thought of as a weed. However dandelion root “tea” has been used in traditional Chinese and Native American medicine for centuries. Even Dr. Oz recommends it in his 48-hour liver cleanse. You can buy a pound each of roasted chicory root granules, and roasted dandelion root granules – I found the best prices at Amazon, Frontier brand.
Coffee consumption began in Ethiopia in the 9th century, spread through the Arab world, and arrived in Europe around the 15th century. I’m not sure our Paleolithic ancestors were coffee drinkers, although I suppose anything’s possible. This delicious brew will soothe your jangled nerves and give you that warm coffee feeling without hooking you into a habit. See my article “Addicted to coffee? A delicious subsititute“. Personally, I love the rich, satisfying flavor of this Paleo Joe. Makes two large 16-ounce cups. Serves two.
- 2 tablespoons roasted chicory root granules
- 2 tablespoons roasted dandelion root granules
- 4 cups boiling filtered water
- 1 tablespoon sweetener, 0 to 2 tablespoons (optional)
- 1 cup unsweetened full-fat coconut milk, gently heated on the stove, but not boiled
- Cinnamon to sprinkle
- Put the chicory and dandelion granules into a French press. Fill it with boiling water and allow it to steep for 2 minutes.
- Press the plunger and pour coffee into two large coffee mugs.
(If you don’t have a French Press, heat water in a saucepan on the stove, add the granules, steep 2 minutes, and strain with a strainer.)
- To froth the milk, heat it briefly in a saucepan. Whisk it with a miniature whisk, immersion blender, or even better, an electric milk frother until you see bubbles on the surface. Pour it slowly over the coffee in your mugs, so the frothy milk will rise to the top. Sprinkle with cinnamon, stir in sweetener to taste, and drink!
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