Need to go caffeine free, but still want the comforting taste of coffee? Give this easy herbal coffee recipe a try. There are only two ingredients needed, and it’s good for you, too!

milk pouring into herbal coffee

Easy Herbal Coffee Recipe

A few years ago my friend Jessica introduced me to the world of herbal coffees with a little ebook she wrote. I tried out her blend in my herbal pumpkin mocha, and I loved it! Although the caffeine in coffee doesn’t usually bother me, I do realize that it’s good to have a variety of drinks to consume (for nutrition’s sake). And since the main ingredients of herbal coffee are chicory and dandelion and they are quite nutritious, I decided to come up with my own little blend of herbal coffee.

Please note, this herbal coffee recipe is delicious! BUT it does not taste 100% like regular coffee. I’m sorry. If you have a coffee or caffeine allergy/intolerance you’re just gonna have to get over it. Otherwise, just pretend it’s not really coffee, but a delicious coffee-ish flavored tea. 😂

Chicory. Not only is chicory a lovely little plant, it’s also a great source of plant polyphenols. These are natural compounds that help fight inflammation. Chicory also is one of the best food sources of the prebiotic inulin and is a great source of nutrients like fiber, vitamin B6, and manganese.

Dandelion. Even though most homeowners hate it, my kids and I have trained my husband after much begging to leave all the dandelions alone, should they appear in our yard. The whole plant is a great edible for foraging! The flower and leaves go well in salads and stir fries, and the roots have been used as an herbal remedy for centuries. Dandelion root promotes a strong immune system, lower blood pressure, and it support liver function. It’s also a great source of phytochemicals and essential vitamins like C, K and E, as well as beta-carotene, folate, potassium, and magnesium. And to top it all off, dandelion root promotes estrogen balance and helps to detoxify the liver!

cup of herbal coffee

A few options.

Even though the chicory and dandelion roots are wonderful enough on their own (or even by their lonesome) for an herbal coffee recipe, there are some other things I like to add in at times.

Pau D’Arco. Pau d’arco tea is made from the bark of a South American tree. The bark is high in many antioxidants, including lapachol, quinoids, benzenoids, flavonoids, and selenium. These are important to help the body fight against harmful organisms. It’s also antiviral, fights candida, and reduces inflammation! I get my pau d’ arco bark from Frontier herbs on Amazon.

Vanilla extract. I personally really like the addition of vanilla to herbal coffee. It helps tame any bitterness from the roots, and gives the herbal coffee a tinge of sweetness.

Make it iced! Even though I’m up for a hot cup of coffee any time of year, some days an iced coffee just hits the spot. This herbal coffee recipe is great served over ice with a little honey and milk.

A note on herbs.

While there are many, many options for herbs on Amazon, they are not all the same quality. For the best herbs I always purchase Frontier Herbs or Starwest Botanicals.

milk swirl in herbal iced coffee

Coffee drinks.

You can use your herbal coffee in place of regular coffee in any of these drinks!

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Easy Herbal Coffee Recipe

Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.

Ingredients

Optional

Instructions

Boil water. Turn off and let settle a minute.

Add tea to hot water.

Cover and steep for about 10 minutes.

Strain and serve as you would coffee.

I like to drink mine with fresh milk or coconut milk and a little honey.

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