From my upcoming book, REAL JUICE DAILY:
This alcohol optional lift is nutritious & delicious as a chocolate cocktail or can be heated as a comforting hot chocolate toddy for cold winter nights by the fire.
1 cup water
1/2 cup hazelnuts
2 Tbsp. Cacao Powder
2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar (I use less)
½ tsp. Raw Vanilla Powder or 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Grated Cacao Butter
Pinch of Salt
1 tbsp Raw Cacao Nibs
1 oz. Organic Vodka (optional)
small nibs for garnish
In a high speed blender, mix water and the soaked hazelnuts until smooth, strain to make a thick milky cream. You can add a bit more water if it’s too thick. Add the cacao powder, agave nectar, vanilla, cacao butter, salt and vodka, if using, and blend again until well incorporated.
Pour into a cocktail shaker, shaking with ice, serving in a martini glass with nibs for garnish. Or gently heat in a sauce pan on low until nicely warmed.