NUTELLA LATTE - THE PERFECT COFFEE FOR FALL
If you read along on the reg, you've for sure heard me say that I'm not a Fall girl. I hate cold weather, and love margaritas at the pool. So Fall? Meh, no thanks! But I have to say, there are 2 exceptions to this: Layering (as in clothes) and Fall food. And I'm not talking about anything pumpkin themed here - I hate the taste of pumpkin with a passion, actually. I'm talking Hungarian apple pie, Thanksgiving food, cookies and hot drinks. More specifically, this Nutella latte.
I came up with this idea last week, when I had a craving for something sweet, but no sweet snacks in the house. I really wasn't in the mood to start baking, I wanted something quick... But delicious. Coincidentally, it was about 2pm, time when I usually have my second coffee of the day. The Nutella jar was sitting on the counter, probably because someone spooned it the night before... And I though that's it! I'm making a Nutella latte!
The first time I had a Nutella latte was actually in Santa Monica, the first time I came to LA. So I feel like I just went full-circle here, ha! I went for an afternoon of shopping on Third street while Sasha had an interview (and you guys know how that story ends) and I stopped for coffee at this tiny Italian place. I'm a Nutella freak, so naturally I had to get the Nutella latte.
Fast forward to last week, I discovered that it's super easy to make on at home, and it's just as delicious... Except you don't have to pay $6 for it. Here's how you make it:
Nutella Latte - Ingredients
2 shots of espresso
Approx. 1/4 cup of milk
1tsp of Nutella (+ extra for the rim)
Cinnamon to taste
Nutella Latte - Instructions
I personally use a Nespresso machine at home... But you can make a Nutella latte with any machine, as long as you have a milk frother. First, I start by brewing 2 shots of espresso. Then, I put the milk in the milk frother. While the coffee is getting brewed and the milk is getting all foamy, I coat the rim of my cup with Nutella. You can do this super easily by putting a bit of Nutella on a butter knife and just going at it. Then, I take pour the coffee in the mug, and mix a teaspoon of Nutella with the scalding hot espresso. This step is really easy, as the Nutella melts when it's warm.
When the milk is ready, I pour it on top of the Nutella-infused espresso, and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
That's it guys, it's that easy and so, SO good! I also love that the Nutella rim makes the flavour super intense at every sip... It's a cool bonus that adds a little je-ne-sais-quoi to it, much like the salt rim on a marg. Except this one might give you a Nutella moustache if you're not careful, ha!
I like having this latte with cookies, because it feels like the perfect dessert combination. These are obviously not homemade, they're the Tahoe cookies by Pepperidge Farm, and they're like, the ONLY boxed cookie I eat. Today though, I'm making gooey chocolate chip cookies inspired by a Montreal bakery, and I'll share the recipe on here soon if they come out good.
Lastly, I feel like this is a great opportunity to share my favourite mug with you guys. This one was sent to me by an eco-friendly shop, and by the time I actually received it and used it, the shop had closed. I was super sad because I wanted to get more, as it's really amazing. The glass double wall isn't only super cool visually for a great presentation. It's also super rad because the mug isn't burning hot on the outside. I thought it would be super fragile and break after a few uses, but I've been using it almost daily for months and it's still as good as new!
Hope you guys will enjoy this Nutella latte! It's definitely my fave right now, especially for an afternoon pick-me up. Let me know if you try it and if you loved it, I'm sure you will!
Love, Jenny xx