Recipes for Special Dietary Needs
Caffeine-Free Herbal Tea Recipes
If you are sensitive to caffeine or looking to reduce or eliminate caffeine in your diet, then naturally caffeine-free 'herbal tea' recipes (or 'tisane' recipes) are a great alternative to tea. Check out recipes for sage 'tea,' chamomile 'tea' and more in this collection of caffeine-free 'herbal tea' recipes.
Caffeine-Free Iced Tea Recipes
These iced "tea" recipes are made with caffeine-free herbs in lieu of tea (or decaf tea, which still contains some caffeine).
Ginger Tea Recipes
Most of the recipes in this ginger tea recipe collection are naturally caffeine free.
Mint Tea Recipes
Many of the mint "tea" recipes in this collection are actually caffeine-free herbal blends or herbal infusions.
Soy Milk Recipes
If you're lactose intolerant, soy milk can be a great dairy alternative. Learn to make homemade soy milk, plus check out recipes for other drinks that use soy milk instead of regular milk, with this collection of soy milk recipes.
Vegan Coffee Recipes
Learn to make vegan coffee drinks (including instant vegan Cafe au Lait, vegan Irish coffee and vegan cappuccino mix) with this collection of vegan coffee recipes.
Vegan Scone Recipes
These vegan scone recipes are ideal for those who are vegan or who adhere to dairy-free or egg-free diets. The recipe collection includes vegan chocolate chip scones, vegan coconut scones and more.
Apple-Chai Martini Recipe
This apple-chai martini is made with naturally caffeine-free rooibos chai instead of traditional masala chai (which includes black tea).
Caffeine-Free Ayurvedic Iced Tea Recipe
This caffeine-free, Ayurvedic iced tea recipe uses Tao of Tea's Pitta Dosha Ayurvedic tea blend for a naturally sweet, tangy flavor.
Caffeine-Free Coconut Tropical Crimson Iced Tea Recipe
Coconut water is a key ingredient in this refreshing herbal iced tea recipe from Rishi Tea.
Caffeine-Free Dandelion Root "Tea" Recipe
Like chicory root, caffeine-free dandelion root is often used as a substitute for coffee.
Caffeine-Free Hibiscus "Tea" Recipe
Hibiscus is a caffeine-free herb with a tart-sweet flavor. Hibiscus Tea (or Hibiscus Agua Fresca) is a refreshing summertime drink and a great alternative to regular iced tea.
Caffeine-Free Lavender Basil Lemonade Recipe
This iced tea - lemonade combines lavender tea, fresh basil and lemonade into a sophisticated variation on an "Arnold Palmer" or "half and half" iced tea.
Caffeine-Free Lemon "Tea" Blend Recipe
This blend of lemon balm, chamomile, lemon verbena and lemon thyme is naturally caffeine free and vegan.
Caffeine-Free Marie Antoinette Iced Tea Recipe
Los Angeles-based tea company Algabar shares their recipe for The Marie Antoinette Iced Tisane, a caffeine-free iced tea recipe with a fruity, floral flavor.
Caffeine-Free Mint Tea Recipe
This mint "tea" recipe is naturally caffeine free. It can be made with fresh peppermint, spearmint or sweet mint.
Caffeine-Free Moon Chai
This herbal combines a range of spices for a tasty, caffeine-free chai.
Caffeine-Free Oksoosoo Cha Recipe
Oksoosoo Cha is a naturally caffeine free, Korean "corn tea" made with roasted corn.
Caffeine-Free Sage Tea Recipe
Sage is a caffeine-free herb that is often used to make herbal tea. Learn to make basic sage tea and sage tea with lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar with these easy recipes.
Caffeine-Free Sweet Texas Dreams Iced Tea Recipe
Sweet Texas Dreams Iced Tea is a naturally sweet, caffeine free iced tea.
Cardamom Herbal Chai Recipe
This masala chai variation is caffeine free and vegan.
Dandelion Herbal Chai Recipe
This herbal variation on masala chai (or "chai tea") is made with roasted dandelion root instead of black tea.
Gluten-Free Polenta "Tea Sandwich" Recipe
This reader-submitted recipe is a gluten-free alternative to a traditional tea sandwich. It uses polenta in lieu of bread.
High-Protein Date Tea Smoothie Recipe
This high-energy smoothie recipe is made with dates, black tea powder, coconut milk and vanilla whey powder.
High-Protein Mocha Smoothie Recipe
This high-protein mocha smoothie is made with cold coffee, chocolate protein powder and milk.
High-Protein Vanilla Tea Smoothie Recipe
This vanilla and black tea smoothie is made with whey powder, low-fat milk and black tea powder for a protein and energy boost.
Honey-Lemon Ginger "Tea" Recipe
This caffeine-free, dairy-free recipe is great for fighting colds or for warming up during cooler months.
Hot Milk With Lemon Verbena Recipe
This Moroccan recipe is caffeine free, but it provides the warmth and richness of coffee or tea with milk.
Peach Rooibos Smoothie Recipe
This caffeine-free smoothie recipe contains rooibos herbal "tea." It can be prepared as a vegan smoothie.
Raw, Caffeine-Free Chai Latte Recipe
This chai latte recipe is raw, vegan, dairy free and caffeine free.
How to Make Kombucha
Kombucha is a fermented drink that can be made with tea or with caffeine-free tisanes ("herbal teas").
Vegan Chai Latte Recipe
This lactose-free chai latte uses almond milk for a milky consistency and flavor.
Vegan Chocolate Mocha Cake Recipe
This vegan mocha cake recipe is easy enough to make on a weeknight.
Vegan Espresso Truffles Recipe
Most chocolate truffle recipes contain dairy, but this vegan espresso truffle recipe doesn't miss a note without it.
Vegan Avocado Iced Green Tea Recipe
This innovative, satisfying and completely vegan iced green tea recipe from Steven Smith Teamaker features avocado, grapefruit, ginger and Serrano chili pepper.
Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe
This dairy-free, vegan hot chocolate recipe is a great alternative to milk-based hot chocolate.
These caffeine-free recipes feature soothing chamomile as a core ingredient.
Vegan Irish Cream Recipe
This sweet, creamy coffee cocktail is both lactose-free and vegan.
Caffeine-Free Vegan Chai Latte Recipe
Coconut milk and rooibos make this mock chai latte a delicious alternative to the usual versions, which contain milk and caffeine.
Vegan, Caffeine-Free Ginger "Tea" Recipe
Boiled ginger root, lime and agave nectar make a delicious, caffeine-free "tea."
Maple Mint Tea
Rather than regular sugar, this caffeine-free mint 'tea' recipe features pure maple syrup. I recommend it for those avoiding caffeine and white sugar.