Salted Nutella Lattee

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


  1. In a microwave-safe cup, heat milk, Nutella, simple syrup, and kosher salt for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway in between.
  2. Remove from microwave and froth to your liking.
  3. Add to freshly brewed espresso.
  4. Stir and serve.
  5. 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


  1. Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan until just dissolved.
    Stir in extract.
  2. Cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature.