Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

This hot chocolate is bursting with flavor and filled with wholesome ingredients. It’s perfect for a blustery winter...
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This hot chocolate is bursting with flavor and filled with wholesome ingredients. It’s perfect for a blustery winter day.

Notes

If you love chocolate, try using chocolate almond milk instead of the vanilla!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 Cup hazelnuts
  • 1 scoop whey protein isolate, such as About Time
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean
  • 2 dashes salt
  • 2 dashes cinnamon

Directions

Cover hazelnuts in hot water just until they are covered, (no more than half a cup). If they begin to float place a small bowl on top of them so they stay covered.

Soak for 20 minutes or longer. Overnight is fine.

Add the hazelnuts and the water into your blender and blend until smooth.

Add the almond milk, cocoa, protein, and salt. Blend, then pour mixture in a small saucepan. Add the honey.

Gently begin to heat over a medium-low flame, continuously stirring until heated and frothy on top.

Add the cinnamon and give a final stir.

 

Hazelnut Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Hazelnut Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.