If you love a light, creamy, smooth, and nut-tasting kind of coffee, then prepare to be amazed by this delicious hazelnut coffee recipe! It takes five minutes to whip up some homemade brew and add hazelnut flavoring, sweetener, and anything you’d like to compliment your piping hot coffee in a tall glass as the perfect treat.
This article discusses three easy steps to follow along in this simple hazelnut coffee recipe.
3 Steps: How To Make Hazelnut Coffee Recipe
What is hazelnut coffee? At its most basic, this coffee drink is brewed with hazelnuts and some sweetener. The hazelnuts are inherent in natural or artificial hazelnut flavorings. At its most decadent, this drink is a deliciously smooth and nutty delicacy.
Hazelnut coffee ingredients and their ratios vary depending on dietary restrictions and personal preferences. This drink can be enjoyed as hot and cold coffee, as milk-based beverages like lattes, and combined with alternatives such as almond milk.
If you are keen to try making some of these coffee drink types at home and are looking for complementary or alternative means of flavoring them, take a look at some of the best coffee creamers or syrups for coffee to use for your drink. Try making a simple Frappuccino to test new flavors and get a similarly sweet, creamy goodness as you’d find in this brew.
Ready to try this café-quality coffee? Let’s learn how to make hazelnut coffee at home with some suggested modifications.
1. Brew Your Preferred Coffee With Hazelnuts
Choose your preferred whole beans or ground coffee. Lighter roasts are recommended to get the most out of your brew’s flavor. Manually grind whole coffee beans right before brewing to ensure the freshest bean quality. French press, dip coffee maker, or any available brewing method will work well here.
If you are using real hazelnuts for a more traditional hazelnut coffee, make sure they are both shelled and unsalted. Salt neutralizes the inherent bitterness of coffee, so you want to avoid adding salt to preserve the authentic flavors of your brew. Most of the taste in hazelnuts comes from their outer layer, so keep this intact. You won’t find nut skin bits in your drink. Start with a ratio of two parts coffee and one part hazelnuts, such as 2 tbsps of coffee beans and 1 tbsp of shelled, unsalted hazelnuts. Experiment to find the best taste for you.
For real hazelnuts, we suggest manually grinding them with beans into a coarse grind in a food processor or spice grinder, as ground hazelnuts release oil that may affect your coffee grinder.
2. Add In The Desired Milk, Cream, And Sweetener
Add milk of your choice, whether whole milk or a dairy alternative like almond milk. You can also use heavy cream or half and half instead. You don’t need a lot here, only 1 tbsp of either, or your brew may become too diluted and lose the taste of hazelnuts.
Does hazelnut coffee have sugar? If you are using hazelnut flavoring, yes, it does, and it may be sweet enough that you don’t need to add more sweetener. If you are using hazelnuts, try adding 1 tsp of granulated white sugar, brown sugar, or a complimentary natural syrup that works well with a hazelnut coffee flavor. Strawberry and raspberry syrups can bring out the nuttiness.
If so, skip this step, or start enjoying your coffee right away!
Pro Tip: Nutella! If you want to make a Nutella hazelnut coffee:
- Use a small bowl to mix 1 tbsp of heavy whipping cream and 1 tsp of Nutella.
- Stir quickly with a whisk or a fork until it froths up, thickening into a whipped cream consistency.
- Top this onto your drink. If you don’t have heavy whipping cream, spoon 1 tsp of Nutella or melted chocolate into your coffee and top your beverage with some whipped cream.
- Sprinkle some sweetener on top of the whipped cream.
3. Add In The Final Touches, Serve Immediately, And Enjoy!
And, voila! A delicious hazelnut coffee for you to sip on and enjoy the taste in the comfort of your home! After you fill your glass, top it with 1/32 tsp of ground cinnamon to mix two delectable aromas into one cozy blended experience and get the best notes.
Making a homemade hazelnut coffee with this delicious and straightforward recipe only requires you to have brewed coffee, sweetener, and hazelnut flavoring in some capacity.
Get creative with your hazelnut drink after perfecting the recipe basics here by trying different types of milks, creams, flavored extracts, spices, add-ins like cocoa powder, and sweeteners like granulated white sugar maple syrup. There is no right or wrong way: there is only your way, plus hazelnuts.
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