I'm so tired of being cold. The problem is that it hasn't even been that cold out this winter. We haven't had too much snow and it hasn't been crazy cold but it's been so damp and cold. I hate when it's cold and wet outside because we can't really take J out in it. We are forced to walk the mall everyday because there is really nowhere else in our town to walk indoors.
So I've been working on hot beverages again this week to help warm me up from the inside out. Since I've been making coffee drinks it also helps with the caffeine factor too. I have to laugh because 2 years ago I was pregnant and down to one cup of half-caff coffee per day and now I struggle to get through the day without several cups of coffee and at least one espresso drink.
This Salted Nutella Latte doesn't have espresso in it but it does have a large serving of strong coffee. Sometimes strong coffee is just as good for a jolt as espresso is. It also has a healthy serving of milk in it which is a great way to get the calcium I need for the day.
I made this latte with a spoonful of Nutella, a bit of vanilla syrup, and a sprinkle of sea salt. If you don't have vanilla syrup at home don't fret, simply put in some vanilla extract and a teaspoon of sugar and you will get similar results. I'm all for using what you have in the house and not running out to buy something you may never use again.
This latte is smooth, chocolatey, and has just a hint of hazelnut in it. The sea salt works to bring out the hazelnut flavor and help balance all the different flavors. I topped it off with whipped cream, a square of chocolate, and more sea salt but you can also add a drizzle of chocolate syrup or a chocolate cookie straw if you want.
- ¾ c. milk
- 1 T. Nutella
- 1 t. vanilla syrup
- ½ t. sea salt
- ¾ c. strong coffee
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate square
- In a small saucepan combine the milk, Nutella, and vanilla syrup. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the milk begins to simmer. Do not boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in the sea salt.
- Pour the milk into a latte mug. Pour the hot coffee on top. Mix well.
- Top with whipped cream, a square of chocolate, and a sprinkle of sea salt.
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