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Rich and Delicious Coffee Substitute

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, THM, Vegan, whole30
This rich and delicious coffee substitute is even super nutritious. If you're trying to break the coffee habit you need to try this!
Print Recipe


  • 1 Tbsp chicory root (granulated and roasted)
  • 1 Tbsp dandelion root (granulated and roasted - see notes above)
  • 32 - 35 ounces water (about 4 cups, plus a little) (preferably filtered)


For Lucky French Press Owners

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Put chicory and dandelion root in the press.
  • Add water to french press.
  • Let stand for at least 4 minutes.
  • Depress plunger slowly.
  • Add some sweetener of choice - I use stevia (here's how to use it) plus a dash of salt and my Easiest Coconut Milk, plus a little coconut oil.
  • Enjoy!

If you do not have a french press, then you can alternatively

  • Place water, chicory root and dandelion root in a pot.
  • Boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer and serve.