Cocoa and hazelnut cream: how to make it at home with these recipes

The cocoa cream It is a wonderful - and delicious - option for breakfast or for a snack, especially for the passionate cocoa; Yes, as long as it is consumed in moderation and never in excess. In fact, it becomes a solution for the snack of the smallest, so that nowadays it is very easy to find cocoa creams in most supermarkets. Although there is no doubt that the best option is to opt for cocoa and hazelnut cream for its flavor and aroma.

And what are the most popular brands in this regard? Without any doubt, two outstanding ones stand out: the traditional Nocilla(very popular in Spain because it has been produced for many years in our country), and Nutella

However, the majority of cocoa creams that we find today in the market have some problems, especially nutritious ones. In many cases, half of the product is sugar, so it is common for a container of only 400 grams of product to provide 230 grams of sugar !.

In addition, the negative of this type of products is not only its high sugar content, but also the fats used in its preparation, since they usually have either trans fats or a large amount of saturated fats, which favor the accumulation of both cholesterol as triglycerides in our arteries and therefore increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Therefore, the recommendation is more than obvious: Do not abuse this type of commercial cocoa creams, or to avoid its consumption when we observe that its sugar and fat content is very high, and above all, in its elaboration we have used fats that are not very recommendable (as for example it could be the case of Palm oil). Hence the importance of always reading the labels of the food products we buy.

The best? Without any doubt, elaborate our own homemade cocoa and hazelnut cream, because not only will we know what ingredients we have used in their preparation, but we will be sure to make only a healthier and more nutritious cocoa cream. Do you dare to do it? It's simpler than you think.

Recipe of cocoa cream and hazelnuts

The recipe for hazelnut and cocoa cream What we propose below is a simple but healthier option to learn how to prepare your own cocoa cream. However, if you are vegan or vegetarian in the following section you can find a recipe especially designed for you.

Ingredients:

  • 50 gr. of cocoa powder
  • 100 gr. of toasted hazelnuts
  • 45 gr. of sugar
  • 50 gr. of unrefined sunflower oil
  • 100 ml. of whole milk (can be substituted for skimmed milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation of cocoa and hazelnut cream:

  1. Put the toasted hazelnuts in the chopper, in the food processor or in the glass of the blender. Grind well until the remaining small pieces turn to powder.
  2. Add sunflower oil, sugar, cocoa powder, milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Go back to beat everything well until you see that all the ingredients have been integrated perfectly. You can continue beating until it becomes a uniform cream and maintain the texture that you like.
  4. Now, to finish, put the cocoa and hazelnut cream in a sealed glass jar and reserve in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 hours, before consuming it. In this way you will get your texture to improve.

Recipe of cocoa cream and hazelnut vegan

Since in the previous recipe we have used milk of animal origin, it is also possible to replace it with vegetable options so that vegans and vegetarians can enjoy the flavor of this wonderful cream. So, let's get going and let's also learn how to make a cocoa cream and vegan hazelnuts.

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams of cocoa powder
  • 100 gr. of toasted hazelnuts
  • 50 gr. of brown sugar
  • 50 gr. of coconut oil (can be replaced by unrefined sunflower oil)
  • 100 ml. of vegetable drink (you can use the one you like the most: soy milk, oat milk, almond milk ...)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

preparation:

  1. Put the toasted hazelnuts in the blender jar and grind well until they turn into hazelnut powder.
  2. Meanwhile, it is necessary to melt the coconut oil in case it has solidified. To do this, warm it a little in the water bath until it becomes liquid.
  3. Then, once the hazelnuts are ground, add the melted coconut oil, the brown sugar, the cocoa powder, your favorite vegetable drink and the vanilla extract.
  4. Beat everything again until the ingredients are integrated.
  5. To finish, put the cream in a glass jar with airtight seal and let it be stored in the fridge for 1 or 2 hours.

As we have seen, making our own hazelnut and cocoa cream is extremely simple and easy.In addition, it is certainly economical if we take into account that we have used natural and healthier ingredients.

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