Salted Nutella Latte | The Faux

Things are on repeat around here. Nutella, Nutella, Nutella. I wasn’t going to share this recipe until I mentioned it last post and a couple of you said—forget the buttercream, show us the latte. Or something like that. I heard you. There’s a Salted Nutella Latte, extra shot, light foam, no whip, easy on the sweetener, ready on the bar for you. 

Salted Nutella Latte | The Faux

We don’t get out much these days because of a little baby someone. A quick jaunt to the coffee shop is no longer quick. By the time we get in the car, the craving has passed, or it’s time for dinner.

Salted Nutella Latte | The Faux

So I’ve become an at-home-barista. The faux strikes again. Though my latte art is nothing to write home about. It’s actually non-existent. I always attempt to swing that milk back and forth like they do. But when that doesn’t work (every time), I sprinkle cocoa or cinnamon to cover up the “art”. Jackson Pollack didn’t win latte art awards either.

Salted Nutella Latte | The Faux

It’s what’s on the inside that counts. And the substance that sits directly below that “foam” is heaven in an enamel West Elm mug.

Salted Nutella Latte | The Fauxmartha

In other news, I’ve started doing that thing moms do, where they make everything in large batches then freeze it. That’s where the banana bread came from. I made three loaves a couple weeks ago—one for the freezer, one for a friend, and one for the kitchen counter. I’m proud to say, I have officially joined the mom ranks, which makes my house half coffee shop. I may never leave again.

Salted Nutella Latte | The Faux

Update: Make Nutella Syrup and simply add it to your latte, or follow the directions below.

Salted Nutella Latte

Yield: 1 serving

Salted Nutella Latte

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.

Ingredients

3/4 c. milk
1 scant tbsp. Nutella
1/2 tsp. vanilla simple syrup (see below)
a pinch kosher salt
2 oz. freshly brewed espresso

Instructions

  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. Add to freshly brewed espresso. Stir and serve. Sprinkle with cocoa powder if you wish.

Notes

• 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.

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Simple Syrup

Ingredients

1 c. pure cane sugar
1 c. water
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions

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

5055273_5 Rok Espresso Maker

All manual. Totally beautiful. A bit of a splurge. But so easy to use and clean.

 

Aerolatte Frother

The Rok comes with a manual, battery-free frother. It creates bubbles at best. I bit the dust and bought this guy after seeing a friend use it.

 

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