Homemade Dandelion Coffee.

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Introduction: Homemade Dandelion Coffee.

How to make your own coffee from the weeds in your garden.

Step 1: Find Some Nice Big Dandelions.

All you have to do is find some nice big dandelions preferably more than 1 year old.
Digg them out and chop of the roots. (Bytheway You can use the leaves for a nice salade)

Step 2: Prepare Your Oven.

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celcius or 350 degrees Farenheit.

Step 3: Cleaning

Clean the roots and dry them a bit.

Step 4: Cut the Roots

Slice the roots in small strips this is to make them dry faster en roast them equaly.

Step 5: Dry the Roots

Place the sliced roots in the oven for about 1 hour.

Step 6: The Dried Roots

After 1 hour of drying the roots are a bit darker.

Step 7: Grind the Roots

Grind the roots up with a mortar and a pestle or a grinder.

Step 8: Add Some Water

Put a table spoon of grinded roots in a jug and add 1 coffee mug of hot water.

Step 9: Filter Out the Grinded Roots.

After about 4 minutes you can pour it thru a Sieve in your coffee mug so that the grinded roots are filtered out and enjoy your coffee.

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I tried this a few days ago with very small roots from dandelions I found on a forest path. I cleaned them and also removed the brown parts of the roots (I didn't know I could leave them on)

The result was incredibly tasty and it wasn't even sour ! (I didn't add anything to it)

I was happily surprised !

If you coarse lay grind the roots before roasting, then finely grind them after, they almost completely dissolve in the hot water. I love this drink and it is good for me.

Thanx jhone1 i will try it that way.

Does it actually taste like coffee?

It does resemblance to coffee in appearance and taste on some way although it is a drink of its own, this is a substitute for coffee like ground roasted chicory root and some roasted grain coffee's which are sold commercially. Only this one is easy to make by your self.

I simmer the roots for about 20 minutes. Love this stuff! Nice instructable!

My elderly aunt drinks this as, she says, a healthy alternative to coffee.

I tried it once.

Just once.