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recipe: roasted hazelnut & chocolate milk

Makes 750ml

3/4 cup raw hazelnuts

700ml water

1 teaspoon vanilla paste

Pinch sea salt

3 rounded tablespoons Kokako drinking chocolate (or more as desired)

 

Preheat oven to 150 degrees celsius. Roast hazelnuts on an oven-proof tray for 10 minutes. Leave to cool for 3 mins before tipping onto a clean tea towel and rubbing vigorously to remove most of the skins. Discard skins.

Place hazelnuts in a large bowl of water and soak for approximately 6 hours. Rinse well and place in a blender (preferably a high-speed blender) with 750ml of water. Blitz until absolutely silky smooth. You can choose to leave the milk unstrained (as I do) or strain the milk through muslin or a nut milk bag. Once you’ve strained the milk, return it to the blender. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. Taste and add additional chocolate powder if you prefer a sweeter or darker chocolate flavour.

Store in the fridge in an airtight glass bottle for 3 days.

 

Thank you to our friend Kelly Gibney for this delicious recipe! Nb xx

 

P.S. The next 30 orders of merino wool get a FREE Kokako drinking chocolate too (NZ only sorry). x