Mint Mocha Cold Brew & Body Scrub

Mint Mocha Cold Brew & Body Scrub

A simple recipe with all natural ingredients for Mint Mocha Cold Brew, plus how to turn it into a body scrub! Vegan, Cruelty-free Mint Mocha Cold Brew

I won’t lie, I’m one of those people. The people that prefer cold brew to nearly any other type of coffee. Okay, that’s kind of a lie, because during the cooler seasons I am ALL about lattes. But, other than that, I’m a cold brew girl. How can you oppose a coffee that’s less acidic, less bitter, and retains freshness and healthy oils for longer? You can’t.

I typically use my 12-cup french press to make cold brew coffee and have been think of different ways to change it up and experiment with the flavors. That’s when I thought, “Hey, self, what if I added fresh mint and cacao nibs to the coffee grounds and make a mint mocha cold brew?” So, that’s what I did! Part of the idea stemmed from when I made Fran Costigan’s recipe for Chocolate Vodka, last year, which soaks cacao nibs in vodka. Spoiler: It’s SO GOOD, and makes great gifts.

Usually, once I am done with the coffee grounds I’ll dump them into my composter. But, after using a couple of great coffee scrubs recently, I thought of going a different route! Remove the mint, dry out the grounds and nibs and mix them up with some essential oil, sugar and more oil and you have an awesome scrub and little to no waste.

A simple recipe with all natural ingredients for Mint Mocha Cold Brew, plus how to turn it into a body scrub! Vegan, Cruelty-free

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t mind being caffeinated while having smoother skin. 😉 Or you could be less selfish and give the scrub to a cool friend for the holidays!

A simple recipe with all natural ingredients for Mint Mocha Cold Brew, plus how to turn it into a body scrub! Vegan, Cruelty-free

And because this post is in the #treatyoself category, I’ll be posting up the instagram giveaway tonight, so keep an eye out for that! You seriously won’t want to miss it.

A simple recipe with all natural ingredients for Mint Mocha Cold Brew, plus how to turn it into a body scrub! Vegan, Cruelty-free

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Mint Mocha Cold Brew & Body Scrub
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Mint Mocha Cold Brew & Body Scrub

A simple recipe with all natural ingredients for Mint Mocha Cold Brew, plus how to turn it into a body scrub!

Course Beverages
Cuisine Holiday
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

For Mint Mocha Cold Brew

  • 3/4 cup coarse-ground organic dark roast coffee
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • A loose handful of fresh mint
  • 5-5 1/4 cups drinking water
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • Optional: Non-dairy milk and agave for serving

For Mint Mocha Body Scrub

  • Remainder of grounds and nibs from cold brew
  • 1/4 cup jojoba or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions

For Mint Mocha Cold Brew

  1. Place all of the ingredients into your french press, using as much water as needed to fill it. Set in your refrigerator for 2 days (will last up to a week).
  2. Use plunger/filter and press down as you would with any other coffee, it may not go all of the way down because of the contents.
  3. Pour over ice and serve with a dash of agave and some non-dairy milk for a tasty and caffeinated beverage.

For Mint Mocha Body Scrub

  1. Once you’ve finished the cold brew, drain the grounds mixture completely of liquid then spread it out in a thin layer, over parchment paper on a baking sheet. Throw away the mint leaves.
  2. You can place this in an oven set on its lowest temp (I did 175F) for two hours with the door slightly ajar, or in a dehydrator to get all of the moisture out.
  3. Separate the grounds from the nibs and use a coffee grinder or blender to grind the nibs to a finer consistency. Whisk the coffee and nibs together then add the oils and sugar, stirring until combined.
  4. Store in an airtight jar and use for up to 2-3 weeks.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for a 12-cup French Press (LARGE) adjust measurements to suite your French Press.

 

A simple recipe with all natural ingredients for Mint Mocha Cold Brew, plus how to turn it into a body scrub! Vegan, Cruelty-free

Enjoy the pampering, Mint Mocha Cold Brew, and take care of yourself during this hectic holiday season!
A simple recipe with all natural ingredients for Mint Mocha Cold Brew, plus how to turn it into a body scrub! Vegan, Cruelty-free

5 Comments on “Mint Mocha Cold Brew & Body Scrub

  1. That cold brew recipe looks awesome! I love cold brew, too. Partly because it’s delicious, but also because a big batch of cold brew in the fridge means I never run out of coffee.

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