real raw kitchen: RECIPE: Hazelnut Mylk

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

RECIPE: Hazelnut Mylk

Growing up I always enjoyed a large glass of milk with every meal. Breakfast and milk. Lunch and milk. Dinner and milk. I didn't even grow up in the midwest. Now, I still enjoy mylk, but this mylk is GOOD for you, delicious, creamy, and almost like a dessert.

I am so so excited to bring to you the simplest yet most divine recipe for any mylk I have ever tasted. Aside from Macadamia nuts (which sparks my interest in the mylk category...hmmm) hazelnuts really are one of my favorite nuts. They are so rich and creamy and sweet and absolutely perfect. I may never go back to almonds when I'm makin' my mylks ...

RAW Hazelnut Mylk

Ingredients
  • 1 cup soaked hazelnuts
  • 3 large dates, soaked for 15 minutes
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 32 oz. pure, fresh coconut water (5-8 young coconuts)
  • a pinch of sea salt
Instructions

  • Drain the hazelnuts and put everything in the blender.
  •  Blend until completely creamy and frothy.
  • Pour into a nut mylk bag (over a bowl) and using your hands, squeeze out the mylk.
  • Store in the fridge.

Once everything is strained you are left with THREE fabulous things: 1) the best nut mylk you will ever taste 2) the best nut pulp you will ever be able to use 3) if you used coconut water from fresh coconuts, then the best coconut meat you will ever taste.

Super simple and so incredibly delicious. YUM.

** Just a note, I have a system for this process. It took me a few tries to get it down but I thought I'd share and hopefully save you the hassle. I place one giant bowl and one regular bowl in the sink. I strain the mylk into the giant bowl and then dump the pulp into the regular bowl. Then I use a funnel to pour the mylk into a container ... it's better aiming and less spillage.

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