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.

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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 but I replace it with dates or maple syrup as a healthier substitute.

PS 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.

(Macy's has been known to put theirs on sale often!)

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 ;)

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! ;)

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