This Homemade Nutella Mocha Latte is made healthier with almond milk and coconut whip for a yummy hazelnut-flavoured drink.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Nutella – any other hazelnut chocolate spread will do, including vegan-friendly brands! You could also try chocolate syrup or melted baking chocolate.
- Almond milk –you can also use nut milk, oat milk or soy milk. Regular 2% or whole milk can be used but will increase the calorie count.
- Espresso shot – this can be replaced with extra-strength coffee. The ratio for espresso powder to instant coffee powder is 1 tbsp espresso to 3 tbsp coffee. This can also be omitted or can be replaced with decaf coffee, chocolate milk or additional milk, if desired.
- Cocoa powder – substitutes like Dutch-process cocoa powder, hot chocolate mix or carob powder will work best.
- Coconut whipped cream – both homemade and store-bought will work. You can also use regular whipping cream, almond milk ready whip cream, or frothed milk.
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How to make a mocha latte
- Mix everything together.
- Microwave for 3 minutes.
- Stir and pour into mugs.
- Top with whipped cream and Nutella.
- Serve and enjoy!
What components you can prep ahead
To prep ahead, start by making your whipped cream (if you’re planning to use homemade whipped cream). No matter which type of cream you choose to use, this can be stored in a container and kept in the refrigerator until you’re ready to add it to your drink.
You can also make your espresso or instant coffee beforehand and keep it in a thermos or sealed cup. To make these lattes your own, prep some of your favourite toppings to add on top! Grate some chocolate, roast some marshmallows or get out some cookie stir sticks.
Frequently Asked Questions
A mocha latte is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – coffee made with mocha/chocolate! For this recipe, I used Nutella in addition to cocoa powder for a delicious hazelnut-flavoured drink.
Yes! The sweet hazelnut flavour of Nutella tastes amazing with coffee, whether you’re making this latte with the traditional espresso or your favourite extra-strength brewed coffee.
Since this Nutella latte is made with almond milk and coconut milk, it’s fairly low calories with only 241 calories per drink. Keep in mind that if you use regular milk or whipped cream, the calorie count will go up.
Storing and reheating
To store your latte, place it in a thermos or a travel mug. If you're planning to drink your latte immediately, you can make and store your latte with your toppings added. If you're wanting to reheat your latte a bit later, store the toppings separately so that the drink can be reheated alone, then add on your toppings fresh.
Since this drink is made with milk, it cannot be left out for too long, as bacteria and spoilage can start to happen quickly, sometimes in as little as 2 hours. To reheat your latte, place it in the microwave in 35-second intervals, checking each time until it is at your preferred temperature. It can also be reheated on the stovetop over medium-low heat until warm.
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Homemade Nutella Mocha Latte
- 4 tbsp Nutella
- 2 cups almond milk (can also use regular 2% milk)
- 4 espresso shots
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Coconut whipped cream (can also use regular)
- Extra Nutella for drizzling
- Extra cocoa for sprinkling
- In a large bowl, mix together almond milk, Nutella (use more if you want a richer-tasting latte!), espresso shots and cocoa powder. Microwave for 3 minutes.
- Remove from microwave, stir, then pour latte mixture evenly into two large mugs.
- Top each mug with coconut whipped cream (or regular!) and drizzle with Nutella piped from a plastic bag that has one of its corners cut. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and serve!
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Comments & Reviews
Girl, blog breaks are so necessary…and so is coffee! I can’t wait to make this ??
Taylor Stinson says
Thanks so much Lindsay! OMG you have no idea. I totally needed some screen time off 🙂
um…This isn’t vegan even if you use coconut whipping cream. Nutella has skim milk powder. Pretty sure that comes from a cow 😉
I’m not vegan. But thought I would point that out…
Taylor Stinson says
Thanks so much for pointing this out Monika, you’re totally right! I definitely should have known this so thanks for bringing this to my attention – I’m going to change the post and update it to correct my mistake 🙂
I’m not a big coffee person, but these look SO GOOD. Seriously. I know mocha isn’t like hardcore coffee, but still. I know what you mean about feeling burned out. What helps me feel less overwhelmed is staying super organized (it’s a work in progress!). I’ve been working on a 1-year blogging plan, and it’s nowhere close to being done, but it’s helping me visualize 2017 better, and I’m pretty excited about it. I think the weather also has me bummed out. I am so not a winter person, and we both know what these Canadian winters are like!!
Taylor Stinson says
Thanks so much Natasha!!! 🙂 This weather is KILLING me seriously!!! It’s the dark days! They drain me of energy. So like, I need ALL the coffee. Mocha can be hardcore hahaha, I’m convinced! I definitely took advantage of the break to do something similar and put together a day to day plan that doesn’t stress me out and still enables me to get everything done. This job is always a work in progress. I don’t know HOW you work full time and do this on the side, I find it so amazing! 😀