How To Make Dandelion Wine

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Dandelion wine is probably the best tasting wine you can make at home! Dandelions will be everywhere pretty soon. See how to make a batch and take advantage of the first batch of dandelions.

Dandelions are weeds that grow pretty much anywhere, for years I always thought of them as annoying weeds that just grew where ever they liked, ruining my lush green lawn. now I am a prepper, I have changed my mind… you can eat them, make tea with them and like this post, make wine with them. They are a preppers best friend.

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.4 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g  0%
Monounsaturated fat 0 g  0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 42 mg 1%
Potassium 218 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1.9 g 7%
Sugar 0.4 g  0%
Protein 1.5 g 3%
Vitamin A 111% Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 10% Iron 9%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 5

Dandelion Wine: makes 4-quart jars

Ingredients 

1 quart yellow dandelion blossoms, well rinsed
1 gallon boiling water
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
8 cups white sugar
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon slice

Directions

1.Place dandelion blossoms in the boiling water, and allow to stand for 4 minutes. Remove and discard the blossoms, and let the water cool to 90 degrees F (32 degrees C).

2.Stir in the yeast, sugar, orange slices, and a lemon slice; pour into a plastic fermentor, and attach a fermentation lock. Let the wine ferment in a cool area until the bubbles stop, 10 to 14 days. Siphon the wine off of the lees, and strain through cheesecloth before bottling in quart-sized, sterilized canning jars with lids and rings. Age the wine at least a week for best flavor.

For more on the health benefits of Dandelion check out this.

How To Make Dandelion Wine - Dandelions are weeds that grow pretty much anywhere, for years I always thought of them as annoying weeds that just grew where ever they liked, ruining my lush green lawn. now I am a prepper, I have changed my mind... you can eat them, make tea with them and like this post, make wine with them. Follow Me on Pinterest

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