Vegan Bulletproof Coffee Recipe and latest YouTube Video

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I’m back with another fun Nespresso recipe – My vegan version of bulletproof coffee using homemade hemp milk and coconut oil! It’s a serious addiction you guys. It’s really so, so good and veryย filling. Did you know that bulletproof coffee was supposed to replace breakfast? That’s what I’ve heard, and let me tell you, this stuff satisfies. It’s become a necessary part of my daily morning routine. And it’s superย easy to make thanks to my Nespresso VertuoPlus and Aeroccino. I mean it. Super. Easy.

Vegan bulletproof coffee with homemade hemp milk and organic coconut oil using a nespresso vertuoplus and aeroccino | copycatchic luxe living for less

Vegan Eggnog Latte and a Giveaway with Nespresso

It’s that time of year folks! The holiday beverages are out in full effect. I’m usually a diehard for pumpkin spiced lattes, but no more!  I’ve been trying to mix it up and try something new. One of my favorites this year is the Starbucks Eggnog Latte. Holla.

Vegan Starbucks Eggnog Latte copycat with Nespresso

Now I’ve never been a big fan of eggnog, well, because of the egg part ๐Ÿ˜‰ So I’ve always been a taster and not a enjoyer of eggnog. I love the amazing spices used, but didn’t want to have to deal with the drinking of eggs part. Sooo I decided that I’d make my own vegan eggnog and enjoy myself some tasty eggnog lattes. Yay.

First step, make the vegan eggnog….

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked and drained 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1 14-ounce full-fat canned coconut milk 
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg 
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak cashews in water overnight. 
  2. Drain them and throw then into a blender with 2 cups of water. 
  3. Blend until super smooth.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend.

Vegan Starbucks Eggnog Latte copycat with Nespresso Evoluo

Once you have your eggnog, it’s time to make the espresso! I partnered with Nespresso on this post because my love for Nespresso is endless. I used the latest Nespresso Evoluo. Life pre-Nespresso was hard. so hard. Thankfully I have the Evoluo now, to keep me company. Its super tasty espresso is ready in less than a minute AND my handy Aeroccino whips up my eggnog at the same time. I can’t tell you how handy this is when I’m rushing out the door to get the kids to school. No time for breakie, but there’s always time for a latte!

And since it’s the holidays, Nespresso currently has one of it’s fun limited edition flavors available, Swiss Chocolate. ZOMG this stuff is good guys. It’s even better with my vegan eggnog though! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s like all happy flavors combined into one mug. Pretty freaking fabulous.

Vegan Starbucks Eggnog Latte copycat with Nespresso Limited Edition Swiss Chocolate

Okay now, just in case you thought my lovely vegan eggnog latte recipe just wasn’t enough. I have a Nespresso Evoluo to give away to one of you lucky Nespresso fans out there! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below! Good luck and if you try my recipe tell me what you think! Then go try my Hippy Latte and my Coconut Cream Iced Coffee too, cause those are just as tasty…and vegan ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Thank you for supporting Copy Cat Chic and our generous sponsor Nespresso!

Nespresso Caramelizio and a Giveaway

You all know how much I love my Nespresso ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to share with you the new morning coffee addiction. It’s seriously so yum. I combined one of my favorite warm beverages, nicknamed the “Hippie Drink” with Nespresso’s newest VertuoLine Grand Cru brew the Caramelizio.






I originally found the Hippie Drink recipe on Door Sixteen, but it looks like the originator was artist Jen Ray. Now don’t be scared, but the Hippie Drink contains Tumeric and Tahini…doesn’t sounds like a sweet drink recipe does it? Just believe though, it tastes amazing. Especially with the caramelized sugar and vanilla notes in Nespresso’s Carmelizio.

ingredients

1 carmelizio capsule
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp tahini
1 tsp maple syrup
a pinch of turmeric
a pinch of nutmeg
a pinch of cinnamon

directions

Brew your carmelizio into a medium sized mug.
In a small pot, heat the almond milk on medium without letting it get to a boil. 
Add your tahini, making sure to whisk out any lumps.
Whisk in the maple syrup and spices
Heat until desired temperature.
Add to the mug with your carmelizio coffee and enjoy!
If you want to be fancy sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on top ๐Ÿ˜‰
I’ve been enjoying this drink so much lately. I’m going to have to try it iced when the weather starts getting too hot ๐Ÿ™‚
Now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive their own Nespresso Aeroccino Plus. The Aeroccino creates hot & cold froths for your cappuccinos and hot milk for your lattes. And you don’t need a Nespresso brewing machine to enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚
Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!






I was not provided compensation for this post, only provided with the product to review and share my recipe with you. Thank you for supporting Copy Cat Chic and our generous giveaway sponsor!
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Festive Finds with Nespresso and Sur La Table

I’m not sure you all have noticed, but the blog has been taking a backseat to life lately. Same with my Instagram account. Although just recently I’ve been refocusing on my site with some bigger and better ideas. I’m hoping to get some new things up and running by the new year!

In the meantime I figured I’d resurrect some old favorites. The Saturday Shopping post is one! #FiveforFifty will be back and better than ever too, with a slight twist. I’ll talk more about that one later though…

So back to the Saturday Shopping feature! Today’s post is a combination of Saturday Shopping and an awesome giveaway and the theme? Festive Finds! We’ve been prepping the house for a bunch of upcoming events, the first up is Friendsgiving. We love having friends over for some turkey and all of the fixings. It’s a great way to catch up with everyone before the crazy part of the holidays begin ๐Ÿ˜‰

 When I was setting up my fall table-scape, I realized we were missing some holiday hosting essentials. So last week the Mr and I stocked up on bunch of entertaining goodies at Sur La Table. Oh and did I mention? We hit up the Nespresso boutique first. Our Nespresso supply was pretty much non-existent, with only a couple of Decaffeinato capsules left. Therefore we were nice and energized when we finally arrived at Sur La Table ๐Ÿ˜‰

Copy Cat Chic at the San Francisco Nespresso Boutique
I had the monthly special: A honey latte with almond milk and a dash of cinnamon on top!

Nespresso really has me addicted. I adore a good frothy latte in the morning. And I’m pretty picky when it comes to my coffee beverage. Nespresso has done me good on that front. I reached out to them a year or so ago and was able to check out their UMilk which I love and then again when they first released their VertuoLine. The VertuoLine does both coffee and espresso – something for everyone right? Now I’m back with Nespresso once again to offer you lucky readers a chance to win a Nespresso VertuoLine (value of $299) of your very own! I’m so excited that I get to do a giveaway this time around! I know you guys have been asking for one. Details on how to enter below.

Now back to my Sur La Table trip – I just might have gone a little overboard. Can I blame it on too much caffeine? Probably not ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sur La Table has some amazing prices, like the set of eight herringbone napkins or the marble and wood cheese platter both only $24. I could spend hours there, and we sort of did! Here are a bunch of items I either brought home, almost brought home, and really, really wanted to bring home!

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I was compensated for this post by receiving a trip to the Nespresso Boutique and Sur La Table, as well as gift cards to use while there. Thank you for supporting Copy Cat Chic, Nespresso and Sur La Table!


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Coconut Vanilla Cream Iced Coffee

Hello Summer! It’s officially hot season here in the Silicon Valley. And as you know I love my morning Nespresso ritual. BUT now that it’s hot out, my morning espresso was a little too toasty for my liking. I love my iced coffee in the summer, so I figured I’d play around with a couple of iced coffee ideas and I came up with something SO tasty you guys. Seriously, I love it. I’m calling it the Coconut Vanilla Cream Iced Coffee. And yes, it turns out it’s vegan – even better!

When making an iced coffee or mixed coffee drink, I always think it’s a little better to use coffee rather than its smaller counterpart, a shot of espresso. Lucky for me, Nespresso has just come out with their new Nespresso VertuoLine system, which they so generously gifted me. This gorgeous thing makes espresso AND coffee. How perfect is this for households where some love their coffee and another espresso? As for my household, I thought it was perfect to be able to enjoy both. I don’t discriminate ๐Ÿ˜‰

For this recipe, we’re going with coffee. More specifically? The Vanizio (aka vanilla) coffee pod. And for the coconut vanilla cream? I used agave nectar, coconut milk, a dash of vanilla extract and a slightly smaller dash of almond extract. You can get the full recipe below.

Ingredients
– ice
– 1/2 cup agave nectar
– two cans of coconut milk (full fat)
– 1 nespresso vanizio coffee pod
– 1/2 cup of almond milk
– dash of almond extract
– dash of vanilla extract

Directions
1. Combine the coconut milk and agave nectar in medium sized pot and stir periodically on medium low heat until reduced about halfway. It took about and hour to an hour and a half. Remember don’t let it burn!

2. Once it cools you can store it in a large jar in the fridge for a few weeks.

3. Brew your coffee and add it to a shaker with a few ice cubes. I brewed my Nespresso coffee directly into my shaker (see pic below).

4. Add the dash of almond and vanilla extract to the shaker and shake to mix.

5. In large glass add 3 or 4 ice cubes and about 3 tablespoons of the coconut cream. You can adjust the amount of coconut cream to your sweetness preference.

6. Pour the coffee mixture into the glass.

7. Add about a half a cup of almond milk or other milk of your choice.

8. Stir and enjoy!

I hope you guys give it a try! I think you’ll love the combo of coconut, coffee, vanilla and almond. Such a great mix. Let me know what you guys think! Or if you have a great iced coffee recipe that I should try let me know. I love trying out new recipes!


I was gifted with the Nespresso VertuoLine system, so I could share my go-to summer iced coffee recipe. I was not compensated to write this post.