Roasted Hazelnut Milk

| Drinks and Smoothies

IMG_8709IMG_8712I am fully aware that this looks just like any ordinary old milk….But looks can be deceiving.  This is ROASTED HAZELNUT MILK.  Oh My Freak!  I almost died after taking the first sip – think Nutella minus the chocolate….Creamy, fragrant hazelnutty goodness.  This is hands down the best milk I have ever tasted – including dairy milk.

The other nice thing about this milk is that hazelnuts don’t need to be soaked before making the milk – so if you run out of almond milk and don’t have time to soak almonds – grab some hazelnuts and voila!  You also don’t need to worry about the skins – leave them on as it makes no difference.

Ingredients

  • hazelnuts
  • water
  • maple syrup/dates/honey (optional but recommended)

Instructions

I like to use a ratio of 4:1 with my nut milks – so 4 cups of water to every 1 cup of nuts.  So place 4 cups of water and 1 cup of hazelnuts into your blender and blend until smooth and milky.  Strain through a nut milk bag or a stocking – gently squeezing out any extra water from the pulp.  Quickly rinse out the blender – you don’t want little nutty bits in your smooth milk.  Pour milk back into the blender and add a tablespoon or 2 of maple syrup (this is the yummiest) or honey or a date or 2 and blend until smooth.  Taste test and if you approve – pour into a glass jar, seal and store in the fridge for about 3 days.

I love heating a mug of this with a bit of extra maple syrup as a comforting pre-bed drink.  I also thoroughly enjoyed this over my homemade cereal bites:

IMG_8707I’ll be posting that yummy cereal recipe later this week:)  PLEASE don’t throw away the nut pulp – it is going into this cereal!  Never throw away any nut pulp – almond, hazel nut, brazil nut – keep it all.  After squeezing out all the excess liquid, place it in a seal-able bag/container and pop into the freezer.  It will wait there patiently until you decide to make this cereal;)

Have a fabulous week!
Dr T

2 Comments

2 Comments on Roasted Hazelnut Milk

  1. Gail
    June 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm (3 years ago)

    This sounds divine!

    Reply
    • talitaseegers
      June 18, 2014 at 11:47 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks. You really must try it – if you don’t have a nut milk bag, use a stocking foot. Let me know what you think if you do try it:)

      Reply

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