I’ve noticed a distinct lack of nutella-ness in my life, lately so I was inspired to create my own recipe with hazelnuts and chocolate, after Froothie sent me their latest powerful blender – the Optimum G.21.
As soon as I opened the instruction manual and saw there was a “nut milk” setting AND a nut milk bag – I knew exactly what I was going to try first. Nutella milk! Scroll down for the full recipe.
Froothie Optimum G2.1
I am so beyond excited to own the Optimum G2.1. I had heard so many great things about it but have to say it is even better than I hoped for. It’s powerful, easy to use, easy to clean and can be used for so many things!
Not just smoothies and soups but sauces, nut milks, dough, ice cream and more. It also has a “grind” function for nuts, coffee beans and food prep. The possibilities are endless…
You will need to soak your hazelnuts overnight or for at least 6 hours first. This softens them and removes enzyme inhibitors. Once your ready to make your nut milk, drain and discard the water. Rinse well and add to the blender.
Along with the hazelnuts, add your clean water, raw cacao powder, vanilla extract and pitted dates.
Blend! For the Froothie – this is so easy. All you need to do is go to the menu and choose the ‘Nut Milk’ setting. Press start and let it do it’s thing!
Prepare a large bowl or jug and add the Froothie nut milk bag to it. Slowly pour the milk into the bag and squeeze the liquid into the bowl. Keep squeezing until you are just left with the “pulp” of the hazelnuts in the bag. (Don’t throw the pulp away – you can use this for baking!)
Once you’ve collected all the milk, simply pour it into 4 glasses or bottles and serve!
The milk can be kept in a container in the fridge or up to 5 days. And you know that leftover pulp?
Why not make some cookies (you can make them baked or raw) or brownies, chocolates or even dry and grind it into a powder/flour!
- 1 cup raw hazelnuts, preferably organic soaked overnight or at least 6 hours in 3 cups water
- Another 3 cups filtered water
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 medjool dates, pitted
- Drain the hazelnuts and rinse them well.
- Add to a high-powered blender, along with the filtered water, raw cacao powder, vanilla and dates.
- Blend until smooth.
- Prepare a large bowl or jug and place a nut milk bag or muslin / cheesecloth on top. Pour the milk through and squeeze out as much of the liquid as you can until you just have pulp left in the bag / cloth.*
- Pour into glasses or bottles and enjoy! The milk can be kept in a bottle or container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
* Don't throw the pulp away! It can be used for cookies, chocolates, brownies and more.
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