Home­made Mocha A nu­tri­tious recipe with nut­milk

A so­phis­ti­cated and de­li­ciously nu­tri­tious choco­late drink us­ing home­made nut milk.

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Home­made Choco­late Cof­fee Hazel­nut Mocha

Recipe and words Rachel Grun­well. Pho­tog­ra­phy and styling Aimee Fin­lay-Magne

Ifirst started mak­ing nut milks af­ter meet­ing my hus­band, who has a dairy in­tol­er­ance. He al­ways joked his sit­u­a­tion was amus­ing given he grew up on a dairy farm and milked cows, yet could never en­joy his ef­forts.

I’ve come to love mak­ing nut milks for drink­ing be­cause they are so de­li­cious – and I love, too, that they are full of good­ness. This choco­late ver­sion is divine. I have to stop my­self from drink­ing the lot in one sit­ting.

Serves 2

1 cup hazel­nuts (soaked

overnight in water) 2 cups fil­tered water ¼ cup cacao pow­der

(we used Ceres Or­gan­ics) 6 dates 2 pinches of vanilla bean pow­der a shot of cof­fee

(we used Ne­spresso), op­tional Place the drained, soaked hazel­nuts in a blender along with the rest of the in­gre­di­ents ex­cept the cof­fee. Blend un­til smooth. Let the milk drip through a muslin cloth or sieve to seper­ate it from the pulp. Then place the silky-smooth milk in the fridge to drink when you wish. For grown-ups, an ap­peal­ing al­ter­na­tive is to warm some of the milk and add a shot of cof­fee. While I love it this way, drink­ing the milky good­ness straight from the fridge is equally de­li­cious.

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