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homemade chocolate hazelnut milk in a glass

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Milk

This homemade hazelnut milk recipe has a boost of chocolate flavor that makes it taste just like Nutella! Skip the expensive, store-bought kind and make this chocolate hazelnut milk right at home. Enjoy it on its own, in coffee, desserts and more!

Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, How to, Vegan
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate hazelnut milk, hazelnut milk recipe, homemade hazelnut milk
Prep Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Add hazelnuts to a bowl and cover with enough water to submerge. Soak 6-8 hours or overnight. This helps them soften enough so that they can blend properly.

  2. In the morning, drain hazelnuts from their soaking water and rinse them in a colander.

  3. Add soaked hazelnuts and 4 cups of fresh filtered water to a high-powered blender. Add in any flavor additions you’d like to make them your own like the cocoa powder, maple syrup and sea salt.

  4. Blend on high speed for 1 minute, adding 30 seconds more if you feel it necessary to blend.
  5. Place your nut milk bag over a large bowl or pitcher. Pour the hazelnut milk into the bag and strain the liquid into the bowl, using your hands to wring out all of the milk.

  6. Pour the hazelnut milk from the bowl into glass jars. Milk will keep in the fridge for up to a week, if not longer. If it separates, simply shake the jars.

Recipe Notes

Don’t toss the nut pulp -- it can be used to make homemade crackers, add to smoothies or nut flour.

To store: store your hazelnut milk in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you find that it has separated, gently shake the jar to mix it up.