This chocolate tea is cold brewed just like cold brew coffee. Cold Brew Cacao is a healthy way to start your day.
Cacao nibs are something that I always have in my pantry. I like to blend them into smoothies and sprinkle them in vegan yogurt.
Sometimes I make a quick dessert with a frozen banana, frozen raspberries, and cacao nibs on top.
What Do Cacao Nibs Taste Like?
If you have never had them before, they have a bitter chocolaty flavor. Cacao nibs are pieces of roasted cacao bean and have no sugar.
Do Cacao Nibs Have Caffeine?
Cacao nibs do have caffeine. According to the Navitas website, cacao has 41 mg of caffeine per 3 tablespoons of cacao nibs. In comparison brewed coffee has 80-135 mg of caffeine.
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How to Make This Recipe
Steep coarsely ground cacao nibs and water for 24 hours. Discard cacao nibs. Add maple syrup or your favorite sweetener and almond milk or another non-dairy milk.
You can also add coarsely ground cacao nibs in with your coarsely ground coffee beans to make Cold Brew Cacao Coffee or steep cacao nibs like you would tea.
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You May Need
Cold Brew Cacao
- 2 cups water
- ¼ cup cacao nibs
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or other sweetener
- Almond milk to taste (optional)
- Coarsely grind cacao nibs in a coffee grinder.
- Combine cacao nibs and water in a large jar or cold brew coffee maker.
- Let steep in refrigerator or on countertop for 24 hours.
- Pour mixture through fine mesh bag or cheesecloth into another jar. Discard cacao nib grounds.
- Add maple syrup, almond milk and ice.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.
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