Ferrero Rocher Hot Chocolate

 

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Ferrero Rocher Hot Chocolate

What better way to celebrate Christmas than by opening a box of Ferrero Rocher?  But in the run up to Christmas, why not cut down on the calories and refined sugar by whipping up a healthy hazelnut hot chocolate which tastes just like drinking a Ferrero Rocher!  You can leave the blended hazelnuts in for a more nutty texture which is more true to the texture of a Ferrero Rocher or, if you want a smoother drink, simply pour it through a sieve / tea strainer into your mug but don't throw away the ground hazelnut.  Save it and add it to your porridge the next morning - delicious!

Course Snack
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 250 ml hazelnut milk
  • 2 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • pinch sea salt (I use himalayan pink salt)
  • 10 hazelnuts

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender (I use a mini nutribullet which is perfect for this).

  2. Transfer to a saucepan and heat gently over a medium heat to warm through.  Be careful not to let it boil.

  3. Serve as it is or, for a smoother texture, pour it through a sieve or tea strainer inot a mug.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • You could heat this in the microwave to save time but I like the traditional way of heating it on a saucepan so I can control the heat.
  • You could omit the hazelnuts altogether and just use hazelnut milk but the hazelnut flavour will not be as strong.  Alternatively, add 1/2 tsp of hazelnut extract (make sure you are not using a hazelnut syrup if you are watching the calories and sugar intake).  I have not tried this method myself yet but I don't see why it would not be just as delicious.

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