Now that I have a nutribullet I am trying all sort of experiments, and this is my first nut milk.
I used toasted hazelnut, but I guess that if you are into raw food you can use raw hazelnuts. I like toasted hazelnuts though, and a rinsed mine with water to remove as much as i could of the brown skin.
Then I added a bit of water, about twice the amount of the nuts. A quick blend and here is the result!
I passed the milk through a sieve, it tasted great but a bit grainy, so I passed it again using a fine cotton cloth (a clean handkerchief would work).
The ring from the nutribullet jag is ideal to keep the cotton in place while the milk is filtering though!
I got one glass, but where is the photo? Ops, Arantxa drunk it all at once! Max and I just had a taste. The hazelnut taste was great! Plus there was quite a bit of hazelnut paste left over.
Instant Vegan Nutella
Place the hazelnut paste in a bowl or jug with a few block of dark chocolate, place into a saucepan with some water and bring to the boil to melt the chocolate. Stir. Done.
The resulting chocolate spread has a lovely gianduia flavour (cocoa and hazelnut) but it definitely feels low fat, and it is not too sweet either. Really lovely, and so easy to make!
Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©