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Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

I recently whipped up this recipe as I needed a dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur for my Christmas truffle recipe.

This tastes delish in a glass over ice as a dessert nightcap or drink warm for a boozy chocolate hazelnut hot cocoa. (It’s also really good in a nice mug of coffee too!) The best part is this recipe is dairy free so it’s perfect if you can’t have dairy, are plant-based or vegan.

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free hazelnut spread
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups dairy free cream (I used Oatly.)
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Directions:

  1. In a pot, pour the chocolate chips, hazelnut spread, cream and sugar.
  2. Heat and whisk often until completely melted and combined.
  3. Whisk in the vodka.
  4. Pour in a mug and drink warm for a boozy hot chocolate. Or allow to cool and pour into a glass bottle. Keep chilled and shake well before using. Works well in coffee or as an after dinner dessert drink.

Click here for my chocolate truffle recipe using this chocolate hazelnut liqueur.

dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

This dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur is the perfect holiday recipe! Enjoy warm as an adult hot chocolate or serve chilled over ice as an after dinner dessert drink. It's also a great addition in my chocolate truffle recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Servings 1 bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free hazelnut spread
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups dairy free creamer
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, pour the chocolate chips, hazelnut spread, cream and sugar.
  • Heat and whisk often until completely melted and combined.
  • Whisk in the vodka.
  • Pour in a mug and drink warm for a boozy hot chocolate. Or allow to cool and pour into a glass bottle. Keep chilled and shake well before using. Works well in coffee or as an after dinner dessert drink.
Keyword cocktails, dairy free, holiday recipes, vegan

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Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

Say so long to summer with these Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops! I made these for us on 4th of July and let me tell you, we were feeling fineeee! These are great for Labor Day Weekend or any time you’re feeling patriotic. I’m sharing my recipe below along with some other snack ideas!

 

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Fill a large pitcher with ice
  2. Pour in Fresca and tequila then stir
  3. Pour into individual glasses and add a Bomb Pop Popsicle. Voila! Enjoy!

 

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

 

For more Red, White and Blue ideas check out my

Patriotic S’mores Dip

This s’mores dip is super easy to make and no campfire necessary!

Patriotic S'mores Dip

And when all else fails, make a festive Charcuterie board! Aldi’s is my fave spot to get all your charcuterie board fixings.

This popcorn was a hit too! I melted some white chocolate, drizzled over popcorn and sprinkled in red, white and blue M&M’s.

Red White and Blue Patriotic Charcuterie Board

Hope you all have a fantastic Labor Day Weekend!

 

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2 In drinks/ food/ Recipes

Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

Spicy watermelon margarita

I had my first spicy margarita recently. If you know me, I don’t like spicy things. But ever since I’ve had that spicy marg, I was hooked and I’ve been wanting to create my own. Fresh watermelon, limes and jalapenos makes this drink soooo refreshing and the perfect contrast of heat and coolness. Scroll down below for my Spicy watermelon margarita recipe.

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Course Drinks
Servings 1 glass

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup watermelon fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 lime fresh squeezed juice of lime
  • 1 shot blanco tequila (I prefer Casa Amigos)
  • 1 jalapeno cut into slices
  • 1 tsp agave or simple syrup
  • salt to rim your glass

Instructions
 

  • Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend your watermelon until juiced.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add ice, watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila, agave.
  • Add a few slices of jalapeno, depending on how spicy you want it.
  • Shake well.
  • Rim your glass with salt (or sugar if you prefer). I think salt works better for this one.
  • Pour your cocktail mixture into glass.
  • Add a few jalapeno slices on top and garnish with a slice of watermelon.
  • Tip: Take one of your jalapeno slices and rub around the rim of your glass for the perfect kick with each sip 🙂
Keyword healthy cocktails, margarita,, spring cocktails

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Lilac Lemonade

Lilac lemonade

This lilac lemonade very quickly became a favorite among my Instagram friends (if you don’t follow me on IG click here!) so I thought it deserved a permanent spot on the blog. Who knew lilacs were edible? If you love the smell of these beautiful purple flowers, try adding a few sprigs into your lemonade. It’s just the right amount of lilac.

Lilac lemonade

Lilac Lemonade

Nicolle - Our Tiny Nest
Prep Time 5 hrs
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 5 lemons
  • 2-3 sprigs of lilac Use more for a stronger floral flavor
  • 1 cup granulated sugar Use more to make sweeter (can also use simple syrup)
  • 5-6 cups water enough to fill your pitcher
  • ice

Instructions
 

  • Fill a pitcher with ice
  • Squeeze the juice of your lemons into the pitcher and add your wedges
  • Fill with cold water
  • Add your granulated sugar or simple syrup to sweeten
  • Put in your sprigs of lilac and stir
  • Let sit for 5-6 hours or longer for a stronger flavor
  • You can remove the lilacs prior to serving (you may need to strain) or leave in as a garnish.
Keyword lemonade, lilac lemonade, spring cocktails, spring drinks, spring recipes

Lilac lemonade

 

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