Hazelnut (corylus avallana)
Also called Filberts or Cobnuts, Hazelnuts grow on small spreading trees, inside a fuzzy outer husk, that as it ripens, reveals a hard-shell housing a nutritious, edible kernel. Of all the nuts the Hazelnut is prized for its rich, sweet, creamy flavour and distinctive aroma. Hazelnut is considered the most ‘royal’ of nuts as it is associated with the most decadent desserts and the grandest gourmets.
A splash of Hazelnut Essence is a great way to sweeten coffee but with the added bonus of that ‘creamy’ flavour. This delicious Hazelnut Essence can be served as syrup and can be drizzled lightly onto ice cream and other desserts. You can also add this delicious treat to your milkshake or cocktail for that extra nutty flavour and a sweet, toasty aroma.
Try these delicious hot and cold drinks
* Based on a 250ml serving size
Extract a double espresso shot into a cup or glass and add 25mls of Hazelnut Essence. Next, heat your milk of choice. Pour hot milk over the espresso/essence mixture.
*essences can be added to any and all of your coffees from flat whites to plunger or filter brews.
1. You will need a blender.
2. Take a blender jug and fill it with 250mls of fresh full cream milk.
3. Add 15mls of Hazelnut Essence.
4. Complete the recipe with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.
5. Blend on high for 20 seconds and Enjoy.