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Hazelnut Coffee Creamer

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As you likely know (because I talk about it often), I am constantly working on lowering my blood sugar levels. Check out my post about How to Balance Your Blood Sugar Levels here. As part of that process, I have – sadly – learned that my beloved oat milk is pure starch and can spike my blood sugar. Therefore, I have created this Hazelnut Coffee Creamer.

A glass filled with ice and hazelnut coffee creamer in a tall glass jar standing to the side

Now, making your own nut milk is technically super easy to make. All you need is to soak some nuts for at least 8 hours (or overnight) in water, blend in a high speed blender with fresh water, and then strain through a nut milk bag. The difference to this Hazelnut Coffee Creamer is that I am using slightly less water, yet a little bit of salt (for preservation), and vanilla or cinnamon. You could also add a bit of sweetness to it in the form of blending a date or two or adding a bit of maple syrup.

A glass filled with ice with hazelnut coffee creamer being filled into

Now, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking (just like I did) homemade nut milk will not provide you with the same frothiness as a store-bought (barista version) does. Well, I recently learned a trick and it WORKS. Simply add a tiny drop of olive oil to your milk before frothing. You will have the most beautiful frothed milk without any nasty additions/ingredients/or fillers.

Coffee being filled into a glass with ice and hazelnut coffee creamer

Why is this Hazelnut Coffee Creamer good for you?

Hazelnuts

Since there are only so many ingredients in this recipe, let me talk to you more about hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are mostly cultivated in Turkey, Italy, Spain, and the United States. They contain protein, fat, fiber, and an array of minerals and vitamins. Mostly, they are high in vitamin E, thiamine, magnesium, copper, and manganese. They also contain a great profile of both omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids, as well as oleic acid. Vitamin E is a wonderful vitamin which, similar to vitamin C is a double-whammy in that it is both a vitamin and an antioxidant simultaneously. Vitamin E enhances our immune function and prevents clots from forming in our arteries. It also contains anti-inflammatory benefits, which have been shown to be incredibly effective against protecting our skin from sun damage. In addition, its antioxidant function gets rid of free radicals in our body, thereby lowering oxidative stress levels.

Hazelnuts in a bowl; photographed from above

Hazelnuts also contain other beneficial antioxidants. The main ones are phenolic compounds. These compounds have been shown to reduce inflammation and blood cholesterol. They may also be beneficial for heart health and protecting against cancer. The fat from the nuts, in addition to vitamin E, phenolic compounds, and magnesium, also positively contribute to hazelnut’s heart health. Studies show that nuts lowered cholesterol levels, which in turn, lowered triglyceride levels, and “bad” cholesterol levels. Altogether, I find the nutritional profile of hazelnuts impressive. Eating up on them is definitely not only nutritious but also delicious!

A glass filled with ice, coffee, and hazelnut coffee creamer in focus with more creamer being off to the side and a straw in the glass

How can I adjust this Hazelnut Coffee Creamer to my Dietary Requirements?

This Hazelnut Coffee Creamer is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly. Due to the nuts used, this recipe is not nut-free.

A glass filled with ice, coffee, and hazelnut coffee creamer in focus and a straw in the glass; photographed up close

Similar Recipes on the Blog

There are so many other fantastic drinks options on the blog. Be sure to also check out the following:

A glass filled with ice, coffee, and hazelnut coffee creamer in focus with more creamer being off to the side and a straw in the glass

And that is it for this week! I hope you enjoy this delicious Hazelnut Coffee Creamer as much as I do over here. May it become a staple in your house too! As always, please let me know how you like the recipe by either commenting below and/or rating the recipe. I love hearing from you!! Happy nut milk making. Enjoy and especially enjoy the coffee that comes alongside it 🤗.

Hazelnut Coffee Creamer

Recipe by Ann Robejsek
4.6 from 5 votes
Course: Breakfast, coffeeCuisine: Coffee creamerDifficulty: Super easy
Cups

3

cups
Prep time

5

minutes
Soaking time

8

hours

This Hazelnut Coffee Creamer comes together in minutes, is easy to make, and transforms your dairy-free coffee in a barista experience.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (130 gr.) hazelnuts

  • 3 cups (720 ml) water

  • Pinch salt

  • Vanilla or cinnamon (optional)

How to

  • Soak the hazelnut in water for at least 8 hours, or overnight
  • Wash the hazelnuts and add to a blender with 3 cups of fresh water. Blend until super smooth. Pour the milk through a nut milk bag and squeeze out any excess. Add a pinch of salt and a dash of vanilla or cinnamon. Shake before using. The coffee creamer keeps in the fridge for ca. 3 days
  • For frothy coffee, simply add a tiny drop of olive oil before frothing. Delicious! Enjoy!

6 Comments

  1. Monika

    How much water to make this hazelnut MILK instead of creamer?

    • Ann Robejsek

      Hi Monika,

      You usually use 4 cups of water per cup of X in order to create milk. Hope that helps!

      Ann x

  2. Christine

    Can you freeze the nut milk

    • Ann Robejsek

      Hi Christine, I have not tried it but I do not see why this should not work. Ann x

  3. What else can I use to strain the nut milk if I don’t have a nut bag ?

    • Ann Robejsek

      Hi Wendy, you could probably also use a very fine mesh tea towel. That should work just as well. Good luck! Ann x

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