Homemade BluePrint Organic Cold Pressed Cashew Coffee

Homemade BluePrint Organic Cold Pressed Cashew Coffee #dairyfree #vegan |  jannyorganically.com

I love flavored coffee. A good latte is divine. The problem is, if you don’t already know, I can’t have caffeine, dairy or refined sugar. Darn.

I can’t even go into a coffee shop anymore because even though I can have nut milk, I always ask to read the ingredients on what they are serving, and it almost always has cane sugar and carcinogens like carrageenan. The decaf coffee is rarely organic (non-organic decaf is made with tons of chemicals) and they most definitely don’t have any sweeteners I can have like organic coconut sugar or agave. If I’m lucky, they have local honey, but don’t meet the other two qualifications.

I’m really a joy to have a coffee date with – I get water. 

The good news is there is an organic cold-pressed juicing company selling an incredibly delicious Coffee Cashew Cinnamon Agave drink which inspired this post. Have you seen it? It’s off the charts! Yes, I had some caffeine because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about -  and the fuss was on point. It’s delectable. It’s also $12.99 for a 16 oz. drink! I bought it when it was on super sale at Whole Foods, then I decided to replicate it. I figured if I can make it with decaf and then I’ll be set. For. Life.

Homemade BluePrint Organic Coffee Cashew Cinnamon Vanilla — janny: organically. #nutmilk

Let me tell you, if you make this, you will want to hug me, or send me presents or both. Yes, it’s that good. AND I made it for just over 1/5 of the cost! Seriously. I made a 50 oz batch for $8.59. 50 oz of the BluePrint version would be $40.50. How’s that for a savings?

So while I was at it, I also replicated their Cashew Vanilla Cinnamon Agave drink, which was also $12.99 for 16 oz. It kind of tastes like a nutritious Horchata Drink. Don't worry, I'll provide both recipes.

This was my first time making a coffee concentrate. I simply "cold brewed" 10 scoops of coffee to the water and shook it a few times during the process. If you used your last coffee filter, fish it out of the garbage, trust me, it's fine, I saw Josh Lyman do it.

Homemade BluePrint Organic Coffee Cashew Cinnamon Vanilla — janny: organically. #nutmilk
Homemade BluePrint Organic Coffee Cashew Cinnamon Vanilla — janny: organically. #nutmilk

Make sure to let it settle for a little before pouring it through a filter, that way you don't have to pour out all the grinds, just the top level of liquid. 

Agave is a sweet little thing. I generally sweeten with coconut sugar, but this is the right stuff for the job for sure. 

That's a whole lotta goodness right there! I love my Vitamix. In the true sense of the word. Love LOVE LOVVVVE that bad boy. I'm not lying when I say it gets used on average of 5 times per day. Shakes, smoothies, soups, baby food, body butter....cashew milk, etc.

Homemade BluePrint Organic Coffee Cashew Cinnamon Vanilla — janny: organically. #nutmilk

After a few hours in the fridge, we realized that the drinks thickened a little bit, so we adjusted the formula. Oh and maybe that last jar in the picture has a little less because I was slurping it while I made it ;)

Homemade BluePrint Organic Coffee Cashew Cinnamon Vanilla — janny: organically. #nutmilk

Recipe: Coffee Cashew Cinnamon Vanilla

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Organic Raw Cashews (I used half of a 12 oz bag)
  • 1 cup coffee concentrate (decaf or regular) – directions below
  • 4 cups filtered water (divided)
  • 5 Tablespoons Organic Agave Nectar (you can substitute maple syrup or medjool dates, I prefer the latter)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 5 dashes Organic Cinnamon
  • A Decent blender
  • Nut Bag

Directions

  • 2 hours prior or overnight:
    • Soak cashews in a bowl of filtered water. Cover and place in the fridge
  • Scoop 10 Tablespoons of ground coffee into 1 2/3 cups of filtered water and place in the fridge. (I stirred mine a couple times while it brewed. Let it settle before pouring so the majority of the grinds can stay in the jar and you only pour out/filter the top portion)

*Note, don’t use cheap coffee and make a liar out of me! It doesn’t have to be pricey, just don’t skimp here!

Once the cashews/coffee are ready:

  • Rinse the cashews in a strainer until the water runs clear
  • Place cashews in blender (if you have a high quality blender, you shouldn’t need to strain the mix, the cashews should pulverize easily. If not, you will have to strain these through a nut bag though it does make it smoother)
  • Add 1 cup of filtered water to the cashews and blend until smooth. (don't add all the water at once or the cashews will not liquify properly)
    • If you are using dates, add them now along with a few more oz of water
  • Once the cashews are blended, add the additional 3 cups of filtered water and continue blending
  • Take your coffee concentrate and filter the coffee out through a nut bag. You should end up with about 1 cup of concentrate
  • Add the filtered coffee concentrate to the cashew mixture and blend on low
  • While blending, add agave or maple syrup, vanilla extract and cinnamon
  • Pour into airtight containers and store in fridge for 5 days, though I doubt it will last that long.
  • NOTE: This mixture thickens a bit as it sits. If you want to drink immediately, I would suggest omitting 1 cup of water and then pouring yourself a glass over ice, then add ¾ cup of water into the batch and finish the process.

 

Recipe: Cashew Vanilla Cinnamon Agave

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Organic Raw Cashews (I used half a 12 oz bag)
  • 4 ½ cups filtered water (divided)
  • 4 ½ Tablespoons organic Agave or (You can substitute Maple Syrup or Medjool Dates, I prefer the latter)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 5 dashes Organic Cinnamon
  • A Decent blender
  • Nut Bag

Directions

  • 2 hours prior or overnight:
    • Soak cashews in a bowl of filtered water. Cover and place in the fridge
  • Once cashews are ready:
    • Rinse the cashews in a strainer until the water runs clear
  • Place cashews (and dates, if using) in blender 
  • Add 1 - 1 1/2 cup of filtered water to the cashews and blend until smooth (don't add all the water at once or the cashews will not liquify properly
  • Once the cashews are blended, add the additional 3 1/2 cups of filtered water and continue blending
  • While blending, add agave or maple syrup (if you didn't use dates), vanilla extract and cinnamon
  • Pour into airtight containers and store in fridge for 5 days, though I doubt it will last that long.
  • NOTE: This mixture thickens a bit as it sits. If you want to drink immediately, I would suggest omitting 1 cup of water and then pouring yourself a glass over ice, then add ¾ cup of water into the batch and finish the process

These recipes are meant to replicate the BluePrint version as closely as possible. For more/less coffee taste or sweetener, adjust as you see fit! Play with it! Use organic ingredients wherever possible. I used all organic ingredients and cannot be held responsible for the taste and health differentials! ;)

Number of West Wing References in this post: 1

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Homemade BluePrint Organic Cold Pressed Cashew Coffee #dairyfree #vegan |  jannyorganically.com