Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Milk


1 to 1.5 cup/s Raw Hazelnuts
3 cups of Water
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

*If you want to make a sweetened version, I recommend using a date or two.

*optional for taste: Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt and/or ground cinnamon

Blender, Cheesecloth or Nut Milk Bag

1. Place hazelnuts in a bowl, fill with water until submerged. Cover with plastic wrap or an airtight cover and leave to soak overnight at room temperature.

*if you want the sweetened version, place a few dates in here too, and keep it with the hazelnuts throughout the recipe.

2. Drain and lightly rinse hazelnuts. Place in a blender with the water and cocoa powder and pulverize until relatively smooth (~30 seconds or higher depending on the power of your blender).

3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, drape a double-layered folded cheesecloth into the bowl/cup. If you're using a nutbag, place open nutbag in a bowl.

4. Pour blended hazelnut mixture into the cheesecloth-covered bowl/cup or nutbag.

*I prefer using a cheesecloth because of the better consistency I tend to get (creamier), and I use a measuring cup- therefore, I repeat steps 4&5 two-three times because I can't fit the entire mixture in there at once.

5. If using cheesecloth- pour only a manageable portion in at a time, and gently wring the cheesecloth to get every bit of that milk out. If using a nutbag, you can let it hang over the bowl by tying it somewhere above, or you can also gently wring it- be careful with wringing the nutbag though, as it tends to get hazelnut chunks in the milk if you squeeze too forcefully.

6. Pour hazelnut milk into an airtight container (add salt/spice here if you want to) and store for up to 3-4 days. I find mason jars to be best for this- make sure to shake it up before serving as contents do separate when still for awhile.

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Homemade Chocolate-Hazelnut Milk aka milk that tastes like Nutella but w/out all the sugar. I don't know about you, but the words "chocolate-hazelnut" send my heart/tastebuds aflutter, so here's a healthy way to nix that sweet tooth craving without licking the Nutella jar.