I have to admit that Nutella was one of those things that I could just totally indulge in.
Give me a spoon, a jar, and it'd be instant dessert. Despite its sickly sweetness and not tasting anything like hazelnut, that stuff was pretty addictive. Eurgh.
But this? This is equally addictive. But with none of that tooth-ache inducing sugariness, or general sense of grossness that would come when you realise that you should have put that jar back a long time ago.
Thick enough to rival any fast food shake out there, this is creamy goodness, blending rich hazelnut with intense chocolatey flavour.
If you're a newcomer to making nut milks, or have never tried your hand at hazelnut milk - I urge you to give it a go. Check out this great tutorial from the Blender Girl for some pro tips, although I don't sweeten it or add any emulsifier or salt.
Better than Nutella Milkshake
- One frozen banana
- 1 tbsp cacao
- 250 ml hazelnut milk
- 3 soaked dates, drained
- Vanilla bean paste, scraped from half a pod
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Ok, this is a challenging one. Pay attention.
- Add all ingredients into your blender.
- Whizz it up, until it looks too creamy to resist.
- Pour and enjoy. (Or you could just glug it from the blender. I've totally not done that. Nope.)