Any barista would gawk at this recipe as I heat the milk via the microwave, but it’s necessary to incorporate the Nutella into the milk. I should create a Nutella syrup, but for the one-off cup at home, this works just fine. More than fine if you ask me. As always, pick your level of saltiness. I like my lattes strong and not too sweet. If you’re going for the opposite, add more milk and simple syrup.
Update: Make Nutella Syrup and simply add it to your latte, or follow the directions below.
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 scant Tablespoon Nutella
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Simple Syrup,
- a pinch kosher salt
- 2 ounces freshly brewed espresso
- In a microwave-safe cup, heat milk, Nutella, simple syrup, and kosher salt for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway in between.
- Remove from microwave and froth to your liking.
- Add to freshly brewed espresso.
- Stir and serve.
- Sprinkle with cocoa powder if you wish.
It’s hard to get a decent froth off the Nutella milk. So after incorporating it into the espresso, separately I froth a tiny bit of half and half and pour it on top. Some days call for pretty. Other days call for lattes ASAP.
Vanilla Simple Syrup
- 1 cup pure cane sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan until just dissolved.
Stir in extract.
- Cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature.