When the weather is warm, I particularly enjoy an iced latte. As much as I love this coffee house treat, I am always a little annoyed with myself when I spend four dollars for what is essentially milk and a little espresso. So, I have concocted a few at-home versions over the years that I enjoy just as much, sometimes more so.
This Nutella latte ranks high on my list. I prefer the drink to be not too sweet. If you like your lattes a bit sweeter, feel free to increase the amount of Nutella to taste or add your preferred sweetener. And for those times when you aren’t thinking ahead and don’t want to wait for the coffee to chill, have a batch of coffee ice cubes in your freezer. That way, you can have your drink right away, and it won’t be diluted by the ice!
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee (or try this cold brew option)
- 1/2 cup milk (non-fat, 2%, or soy according to preference)
- 1 tablespoon Nutella
- Ice cubes
- Whipped cream, optional
Add the Nutella to the hot coffee and stir to dissolve. Refrigerate until cold. (As an option, you can make ice cubes out of leftover coffee to chill and serve immediately without diluting the coffee.)
Pour the coffee mixture and the milk into a tall glass of ice and stir. Top with a squirt of whipped cream, if desired.
- One tablespoon of Nutella will make a latte that is not overly sweet. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you may add more or sweeten to taste.
Cold Brew Coffee (below) is a smooth-tasting, make-ahead option that’s delicious on its own, with milk or cream, or mixed into iced lattes.