Hazelnut milk with dates

Hazelnut milk with dates

I used to adore cow milk and I was able to drink up to 1l a day. Every single day. It usually wasn’t milk alone in my cup, but small amount of filter coffee mixed with huge amounts of milk. Very similar to Starbucks coffee, which I like very much, even though many people think of it as overrated, unhealthy and overpriced. I agree they can put various unhealthy additions such as different syrups and artificial flavors, and this way Starbucks coffee easily reaches the amount of calories of a whole meal.
But, you can always opt for simple Caffe Latte, consisting only of coffee and milk, and in Spain you can get it for 2.70EUR. And for that price you get 3 times more coffee than famous coffee with milk “Café con leche” which costs 1.50EUR. The Starbucks price seems reasonable for the amount of coffee you get.
Unfortunately, some time ago, I figured out that I don’t feel that well after drinking coffee with milk. I started to lose energy and I decided to minimize my daily doses of coffee. But, as you know, if you don’t drink your amount of coffee at the usual time, you feel sleepy and feel that something is missing. I started to mix coffee with plant-based milk, and I felt better. The only problem was the taste. If you have ever bought hazelnut or almond milk, then you probably know what I am talking about. Even though it is advertised as hazelnut milk, it actually has a maximum 5% of hazelnut, is full of sugar, and doesn’t taste like hazelnuts at all! I searched for homemade recipes, and in fact it is very easy to make your own hazelnut milk! The best thing is that it has a wonderful taste, and the only ingredients are hazelnut and water. Since I like sweet coffee, I also add a few dates. If you like neutral taste, you can just leave the dates out.
Trust me, once you try this milk, you will see how much better it is compared to the ones you buy in shops, and how coffee with milk test better with a hint of hazelnut.

HAZELNUT MILK WITH DATES

Photo: Jovana Kostić

Prep time: 10 minutes
Portion: 4 cups

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup roasted hazelnuts
  • 5 dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients in a blender
2. Blend for about 2 minutes, until dates are completely blended.
3. Pour the mixture through a mesh nut milk bag. Squeeze until you squeeze out every last drop of milk.
4. Pour the strained milk into a bottle, and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Photo: Jovana Kostić

Photo: Jovana Kostić

 

 
Hazelnut milk with dates
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup roasted hazelnuts
  • 5 dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend for about 2 minutes, until dates are completely blended.
  3. Pour the mixture through a mesh nut milk bag. Squeeze until you squeeze out every last drop of milk.
  4. Pour the strained milk into a bottle, and store in the fridge for up to 3 days
Rating: 5.0. From 1 vote.
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