Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

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Homemade Hazelnut Milk Ingredients

1 cup organic, raw hazelnuts
1 tsp. vanilla
Purified water
Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

 Homemade Hazelnut Milk Directions

1) Add hazelnuts to a bowl, cover with 2 cups purified water, place in refrigerator and soak overnight.
2) Drain water from hazelnuts and rinse with additional purified water.
3) Add soaked and rinsed hazelnuts, 4 cups purified water, vanilla and salt to Vitamix or other high speed blender, and blend until creamy and smooth.
4) Strain hazelnut milk through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth-lined strainer.
5) Refrigerate hazelnut milk and enjoy!  

Makes approximately 32 oz.

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Ingredients

16 oz. homemade hazelnut milk
4 tbsp. raw cacao powder
2 tbsp. raw cacao nibs
2 tbsp. organic, raw hazelnuts
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
Vanilla stevia drops to taste

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Directions

 1) Heat hazelnut milk with vanilla on stove over low heat and bring to a simmer. Allow hazelnut milk to simmer for two minutes and then turn off heat.
2) Transfer heated hazelnut milk to Vitamix or other high-speed blender and add remaining ingredients, blending until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and hot chocolate is steaming when blender lid is removed, about 3 minutes. 
3) Adjust stevia to taste. 
4) Pour hazelnut hot chocolate into two mugs.
5) Serve and enjoy! 

Serves 2.

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