If you are an avid coffee drinker, you might have heard about the new craze in the world of coffee. Nutella lattes are currently all the hype on social media, but what exactly are they?
Are you curious to learn how to make them at home? Then you’re in the right place.
In this article, I’ll tell you all about this delicious treat, and more importantly, how you can make it at home. Let’s get into it!
What is a Nutella latte?
Before getting into the recipe, let’s answer the main question you probably have: What is a Nutella latte?
It’s a unique combination of espresso, whole milk, and Nutella. The Nutella latte has unique flavors that come with a regular latte but is sweetened with Nutella!
If you like to drink lattes in the morning, then you’ll love this recipe.
Nutella adds such a unique flavor to the latte, which is not comparable to any other flavor.
The best thing is, you can make it within just five minutes, which makes it the perfect drink for your busy morning.
What ingredients are in a Nutella latte?
With a few simple ingredients, a glass of this hot beverage will warm you right up. You’ll need the following ingredients to get started:
- Single or double espresso shot
- Whole milk
That’s all you need. It’s that simple. I like to use whole milk for my lattes because it’ll foam the best and create those beautiful layers that we all know and love in a latte.
You can also use lower-fat milk or dairy-free milk if you like its taste or can’t have dairy.
Using a different kind of milk will also make your Nutella latte taste differently, which is great because you can make this drink just the way you like!
Do you have a favorite milk alternative you like to use? Let me know in the comments, as I’d love to give it a try!
If you like your coffee on the stronger side, then I recommend using a double espresso shot, making it more robust and caffeinated.
Below, I’ll talk more about how you can make the best espresso at home:
How to make the best espresso at home
There are many ways to make espresso at home. You can use the higher-powered coffee machine with ease for this purpose. As long as the beans are roasted and ground just right, then you’ll make amazing espresso coffee.
However, some people prefer making an espresso on a stovetop because it’s faster, cheaper, and more versatile.
For this method, a Moka pot is used. The flavor of this espresso-like coffee comes close to espresso made with an espresso machine.
Another great coffee brewer is the AeroPress. Like the Moka pot, it makes robust espresso-like coffee, which has the perfect strength to accompany the sweeter flavors of milk and Nutella.
For each of the above-listed coffee brewers, it’s essential to use high-quality coffee beans to ensure you’re getting the best-tasting Nutella latte!
Tip: If you’re not sure which coffee beans make a great latte, you can check out my guide for the best coffee beans for a latte.
If you have neither of the coffee brewers, you can also use your Nespresso or Keurig machine.
I suggest using a strong coffee pod or switching out the espresso pod for a lungo coffee pod for the most amount of flavor.
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of whole milk
- Single or double espresso shot
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of Nutella
- The first step in this recipe is brewing the espresso coffee. Use a double shot of espresso if you prefer an espresso-forward latte.
- In the meantime, steam and foam the milk.
- Grab a tall glass of choice and add the Nutella to it.
- Pour the steamed milk into the glass.
- Leave the milk to sit in the glass for about 30 seconds, resulting in those fantastic layers.
- Finally, pour the espresso coffee into the glass. Make sure to slowly pour to keep the milk layers intact.
- Serve the coffee with a straw or spoon, so you can easily stir the Nutella through the coffee.
Now, all there's left is enjoying your Nutella latte!
Remember, you can opt to use any milk or milk alternative you like the most. It's all up to you and your preferred flavor.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7.4gUnsaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 30.3gFiber: 1gSugar: 30.6gProtein: 7.9g
Nutella latte calories
This Nutella latte has a total of 320 calories. Most calories are from the Nutella that is used, but also from the milk. Have a look below for the breakdown:
- The Nutella makes up for 200 calories in this drink
- The whole milk adds 110 calories
The espresso coffee has virtually no calories, so if you want to make a lower-calorie drink, you might want to switch the whole milk to low-fat milk.
As I’ve talked about at the start, using a milk alternative will also work very well, and most of the time, they’re also lower in calories!
Why Nutella is the perfect addition to coffee
The flavor of Nutella starts out as a sweet, creamy aroma with the taste of roasted hazelnuts and has a sweet taste from the sugar and cocoa powder.
These flavors all work so well with robust coffee, especially espresso coffee.
The best part is, you don’t have to go through the trouble of making your own chocolate sauce, and this recipe is super easy to make.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make your own Nutella latte, this recipe can help. I know that it’s difficult navigating through all of the different types of espresso beans at the store.
Luckily, I have provided some helpful tips on what type is best for making lattes with Nutella. The next time you’re in need of something sweet, try out our delicious combination!
It will only take about 5 minutes total from start to finish, so there really isn’t any excuse not to give it a shot.
What other coffee combinations would you like me to explore? Let me know in the comments below.
I’ve listed a few more amazing coffee recipes below, so if you need some more inspiration, check it out!