Creamy Satisfying Homemade
You are going to bring in 25 tons of foreign matter from the outside world into your mouth throughout your lifetime in the form of food. Make sure this matter gives you life.
Like this extremely delicious homemade hazelnut milk, sweetened with fresh dates. Why harm an animal and our home planet when nuts and seeds can provide us with nutrients and they taste so much better than any milk from other species? Give it a try. I promise it’s heavenly tasty. ✨
Any type of plant milk is simply the nuts/seeds and water blended together then strained to leave the pulp behind. And you have homemade, creamy, safe from any additives and artificial sugars plant milk! I love cashew milk, almond milk and hazelnut milk. They are DIVINE! Made at home, sweetened with natural big juicy Medjool dates, left in the fridge to cool down and then just drunk at once. I swear, no sipping. It’s just too delicious to enjoy it little by little :-))
It’s expensive… Well, I can’t deny it. But if your dilemma is storebought vs homemade, you can definitely save money if you make your own milk.
First, because you can order nuts and seeds in bulk or buy them on discount.
Second, because you can blend them with water not only once but twice or even three times until you get all the creamy “milk” out of these nuts and seeds.
Third, because no pack is needed, no shelf life to be decided – simply enjoy it today!
In addition, you know what is the percentage of nuts in 1l of, say, almond milk in the store. 3%? Or a maximum of 5%? Most of store offered nut milks often contain less than even 2 percent nuts. The rest of it is water and added vitamins, minerals, sweeteners and thickening agents.
I don’t want to spend my money for water with sugar and thickening agents. Nope. If you also want to try the homemade version, let me show you my way of making delicious nut milk.
Homemade Hazelnut Milk
- 300 g raw hazelnuts
- 1.5 l filtered water
- 5 Medjool dates pitted
- Once you rinsed the hazelnuts, add them into the food processor, pour the filtered water and blend. Strain in a big bowl to leave the pulp behind and repeat. With the hazelnuts it’s enough to repeat only 2 times. When ready, add into your food processor (blender, Nutribulet, etc) a part of your milk and add the pitted fresh dates. Blend until creamy and smooth, mix with the rest of the milk, taste and leave in the fridge for an hour to cool off.It is so easy! And delicious. And nutritious! And even cheaper.
Important tip: Always soak your nuts before making the milk. Hazelnuts need just a few hours, so I cover them with filtered water for 3-4 hours, then rinse and place into my food processor.
This hazelnut milk has the following benefits for your body:
- It boosts protection from cellular damage. Because the skin of hazelnuts has 3 times the total antioxidant capacity of walnuts, 7 times that of dark chocolate, 10 times that of espresso, and 25 times that of blackberries.
- Approximately 28g of hazelnuts provide 21% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E. It’s studied and proven that vitamin E is a fat-soluble compound that helps shield against free radical attacks to help promote longevity.
- Hazelnuts also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and improve blood sugar levels. Both extremely important benefits.
And there is more! Almost all nut milks are lower in calories than cow’s milk, and many of them have at least as much (or more) calcium and vitamin D. Can you believe that? Many nut milks even contain fiber, a nutrient you won’t find in cow’s milk. And we all know how important fiber is.
More tips on how to make this milk even more irresistible:
You can always replace filtered water with coconut water. It automatically becomes more expensive but the taste is out of this world.
Add some cocoa powder and together with the Medjool dates, you can whip up delicious chocolate hazelnut milk in a no time at all!
Experiment with adding vanilla extract. Most people love vanilla taste, so this one might be a winner for your party.
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