Homemade Nutella Milk & $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy Monday! Read on before you start to scowl at me for celebrating the start of the work week because I have two exciting things to share with you this morning. The first is that I’ve gotten together with some of my blogger friends to give away a $500 Amazon gift card to two of our lucky readers and the second is my recipe for delicious Homemade Nutella Milk!

Homemade Nutella Milk | cucinakristina.com | Raw homemade chocolate hazelnut milk

To make Homemade Nutella Milk, you’ll need a high-speed blender and a nut milk bag. If you don’t have either of those, you could purchase both of those items if you win and still have enough money left to buy a pound of hazelnuts; but if you win, you can use the gift card for anything you want. That’s the beauty of Amazon! You can buy just about anything your heart desires with the click of a mouse.

Enter to Win One of Two 500 Amazon Gift Cards. Here’s How to Enter:

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Prizes: (2) $500 Amazon gift cards

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  • Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. You can enter once or daily between now and September 4. 
  • Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. 
  • Giveaway ends 9/4 and is open worldwide.

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Disclosure: Giveaway is live August 4, 2014 until midnight on September 4, 2014. Cucina Kristina is not responsible for the delivery of the prizes. All opinions expressed in this post are mine and are not influenced by the companies or brands mentioned.

And now for the other reason you are here, the Homemade Nutella Milk recipe.

I purchased this Zimtal nut milk bag a couple of months ago because I wanted to start making my own almond milk. Making your own nut milk is incredibly easy and I’ve added it to my regular list of Sunday food prep items. Lately, I’ve been playing around with other nuts and have made pecan milk, cashew milk, and hazelnut milk. It takes a little bit of elbow grease to squeeze the milk through the bag, but it isn’t difficult or overly time-consuming and the bag washes up easily and dries quickly.

I’ve been adding my freshly made nut milks to my coffee in the morning and sipping a little before bed. Homemade nut milk has a pure nutty flavor (duh). It literally tastes like you are drinking nuts because well… you are! I didn’t realize how much sweetener and additives were added to store-bought nut milks until I tasted it in its purest and raw form.

Homemade Nutella Milk | cucinakristina.com | Raw homemade chocolate hazelnut milk

To make this recipe, you’ll need to soak hazelnuts overnight in water. That’s really the only part you’ll need to be aware of because it takes some advanced planning. If you don’t have a nut milk bag, I’ve seen tutorials around the web that use cheesecloth to strain the milk, but in my opinion, $10.95 is a steal for a piece of equipment that is designed to do this exact job. I am not sponsored by Amazon or Zimtal, I just truly love this product and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in making their own nut milks. 

I’m currently experimenting with using nut milk to make creamy popsicles and as soon as saw hazelnuts in my cupboard, I knew I had to add chocolate to them. Raise your hand if you are guilty of nearly polishing off a jar of Nutella all by yourself. Come on… I KNOW I am not the only one. Well, this Nutella milk is no different. I challenge you to let it sit in your fridge overnight. If you can do it, you are a stronger person that I because the resulting Nutella milk lasted approximately 14 and a half seconds in my house!

Dairy-Free Nutella Milk
You will need a nut milk bag to make this recipe. For step-by-step photo instructions on how to make nut milk, check out this tutorial from The Kitchn. Makes 1 cup.
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Prep Time
12 hr
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
12 hr
Cook Time
10 min
For Raw Hazelnut Milk
  1. 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts, soaked overnight in 2 cups of water
  2. 1 additional cup water
For Nutella Milk
  1. 1 cup raw hazelnut milk
  2. 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  3. 3 teaspoons agave, more if you'd like it sweeter
  4. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. pinch of sea salt
Start By Making Raw Hazelnut Milk
  1. Soak 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts in water overnight.
  2. Discard the water and add soaked hazelnuts to a high-speed blender or food processor. Add 1 cup of fresh water and blend on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Strain through a nut milk bag. This will make 1 cup (maybe even slightly more than 1 cup) of raw hazelnut milk.
To Turn Hazelnut Milk Into Nutella Milk
  1. Add 1 cup raw hazelnut milk, cocoa powder, agave, and vanilla extract to a blender.
  2. Blend for about 1 minute until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Add a pinch of sea salt and blend for another 10-15 seconds.
  3. Taste and adjust chocolate and sweetness according to your liking.
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Homemade Nutella Milk | cucinakristina.com | Raw homemade chocolate hazelnut milk

47 Comments on Homemade Nutella Milk & $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

  1. Leela
    September 4, 2014 at 10:55 pm (1 year ago)

    My birds singing to me.

    Reply
  2. Nuresha Perera
    September 4, 2014 at 5:01 am (1 year ago)

    last day of the giveaway!!!!! really excited and plus ur nutella milkshake is great

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      September 4, 2014 at 6:17 am (1 year ago)

      Good luck!

      Reply
  3. sarah
    September 3, 2014 at 10:18 am (1 year ago)

    Things that cheer me up: snuggling with my dog, baking cupcakes (and snacking on them of course), getting a mani, and maybe not ideal perhaps but sometimes necessary -retail therapy and/or happy hour :)

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      September 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes! I could go for a mani right now!

      Reply
  4. Mindi Knebel
    September 3, 2014 at 10:02 am (1 year ago)

    A nice long walk around the city always cheers me up!

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      September 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm (1 year ago)

      Me too!

      Reply
  5. Nuresha Perera
    September 3, 2014 at 5:39 am (1 year ago)

    1 more day to gooooooo. fingers crossed!!

    Reply
  6. Leela
    September 3, 2014 at 4:10 am (1 year ago)

    Baby smiles and giggles.

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      September 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm (1 year ago)

      The best! Good luck!

      Reply
  7. Nuresha Perera
    August 30, 2014 at 9:28 am (1 year ago)

    i really need to buy some acne products if i win this giveaway

    Reply
  8. Nuresha Perera
    August 29, 2014 at 11:22 am (1 year ago)

    i love this giveaway. really want to win this

    Reply
  9. Nuresha Perera
    August 25, 2014 at 11:49 am (1 year ago)

    thanks for the recipes i love it. i have tried it before its perfect

    Reply
  10. Maribel
    August 24, 2014 at 5:40 am (1 year ago)

    Looks yummy and i love nutella

    Reply
  11. laurie damrose
    August 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you for the delicious recipes.

    Reply
  12. Elena Vo
    August 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm (1 year ago)

    My dog!

    Reply
  13. Nuresha Perera
    August 17, 2014 at 6:36 am (1 year ago)

    i had this and its sooo good. try the oreo milkshake its much better

    Reply
  14. tammy shelton
    August 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Watching my 10 year old grandson play football.

    Reply
  15. tammy shelton
    August 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm (1 year ago)

    Playing with our new kitten cheers me up.

    Reply
  16. tammy shelton
    August 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm (1 year ago)

    Going to the movies cheers me up.

    Reply
  17. Peggy Johnson
    August 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm (1 year ago)

    When my puppy wants to cuddle

    Reply
  18. carol
    August 11, 2014 at 3:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Time in nature and hearin my kids laugh always perks me up on a bad day!

    Reply
  19. Marta K
    August 10, 2014 at 3:49 pm (1 year ago)

    A good movie is always helpful!

    Reply
  20. tammy shelton
    August 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Going to watch my 10 yr old Grandson at football practice cheers me up.

    Reply
  21. Reina
    August 7, 2014 at 1:24 am (1 year ago)

    Where did you get the hazlenuts?

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      August 7, 2014 at 8:36 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Reina!

      I get them at my local grocery store. It’s family-owned so they have a great selection of dry goods in bulk. You might be able to get them at Sprouts or Trader Joe’s. You can probably find them online as well. Thanks for reading! :)

      Reply
  22. Mary Moore
    August 6, 2014 at 5:37 pm (1 year ago)

    Hearing my kids play sweetly together and saying the love each other.

    Reply
  23. Nicole
    August 6, 2014 at 3:59 pm (1 year ago)

    I didn’t really get into the Nutella craze, but I would definitely try this!

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      August 6, 2014 at 4:15 pm (1 year ago)

      I didn’t either which is why I was surprised at how delicious this was! Enjoy!

      Reply
  24. Mai Tran
    August 6, 2014 at 3:03 am (1 year ago)

    A no-destination drive in the evening would cheer me up after a bad day. It’s a warm feeling to see family members gathering at the end of the day.

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      August 6, 2014 at 9:27 am (1 year ago)

      I couldn’t agree more!

      Reply
  25. olla
    August 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm (1 year ago)

    thanks for this awesome-amazon giveaway

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      August 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm (1 year ago)

      Good luck!

      Reply
  26. tammy shelton
    August 5, 2014 at 8:26 am (1 year ago)

    Taking a walk on the beach always cheers me up.

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      August 5, 2014 at 10:08 am (1 year ago)

      I used to live in southern California and miss the beach with all my heart. A walk along the beach definitely lifts my spirits, too!

      Reply
  27. Jennifer Heintz
    August 5, 2014 at 7:45 am (1 year ago)

    Homemade Nutella, what a delicious drink! Plus a giveaway! Thanks.

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      August 5, 2014 at 10:07 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!

      Reply
  28. Stephane D
    August 5, 2014 at 3:10 am (1 year ago)

    Going outside and having a series of shots to my basketball basket. Even if I fail to score, improving my shoot usually is enough to getting me smile again (sometimes, after that, some bread covered with Nutella adds even more pleasure!).

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      August 5, 2014 at 10:07 am (1 year ago)

      I agree! Sports always boost my spirits, too!

      Reply
  29. Noel D
    August 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm (1 year ago)

    Looking at pictures of cats cheers me up!

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      August 5, 2014 at 10:09 am (1 year ago)

      Cute! I like to look at baby goats :)

      Reply

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