Homemade Vanilla Hazelnut Milk Latte

Delicious homemade hazelnut milk flavored with maple, cinnamon, nutmeg & vanilla is perfect with coffee or espresso! Great for lazy weekends. Vegan.

Homemade Vanilla Hazelnut Milk Latte

Happy Friday! I have a fun little weekend project for you – take a few extra moments to make your own hazelnut milk! It’s so delicious, I promise it’s worth the effort.

Actually, it requires very little effort, it just takes some planning ahead for the proper amount of soaking and chilling. The result is a delightfully lightly sweet & nutty milk that’s so yummy mixed with espresso or coffee. This time I made lattes with Nespresso’s Solelio & Giornio coffees which are light and medium in roast with red fruity & white floral notes respectively.

These are absolutely perfect for lazy Sunday mornings.

Homemade Vanilla Hazelnut Milk Latte Homemade Vanilla Hazelnut Milk Latte

The hazelnut milk is lightly sweetened with maple syrup and gently spiced with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s quick to make – blend your (soaked and rinsed) hazelnuts with filtered water (and the rest of the ingredients), strain the liquid through a nut milk bag, and voila – “milk.” Bottle and chill it overnight for the best flavor.

Homemade Vanilla Hazelnut Milk Latte

Jack and I have this ritual where whenever we stay at a hotel, the first thing we do is look for the Nespresso. We love that the coffee is really high quality and Jack always loves the selection. So we’re really excited to be partnering with them on their “See Mornings in a New Light” campaign. Making coffee and espresso (the same machine does both!) with the VerutoLine Evoluo machine made our weekend coffee ritual feel like we were back on vacation.

Because the days are getting warmer, I poured my coffee over ice before mixing it with the hazelnut milk. (Tip, brew some extra coffee capsules ahead of time and freeze your coffee into ice cubes to retain the full flavor of the coffee)

I also used the Aeroccino4 to make froth (you can make hot or cold froth), which made my Sunday coffee all that much fancier.

Homemade Vanilla Hazelnut Milk Latte

Jack and I usually spend our weekend mornings on the couch. This time, Jack snapped photos while Annie, our crazy little dog (who by the way is not allowed on the couch), told me all about her morning while she tried to get a lick of my coffee.

Homemade Vanilla Hazelnut Milk Latte

One last thing I just found out about that I want to mention is that the coffee capsules are totally recyclable. They have a bunch of ways to do it (you can drop bags off at various stores or UPS locations, click here to search by zip code) and it makes me feel good that they thought of this.

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Homemade Hazelnut Milk Latte

Serves: just over 4 cups
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, soaked overnight
  • 3 ½ cups filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 vanilla bean* (see note)
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Handful of ice
  • Coffee or espresso, 1 capsule per serving
  1. Soak your hazelnuts overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse the hazelnuts and add them to a blender with fresh filtered water, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Blend until smooth, and then blend some more. About 1 minute, depending on your blender.
  3. Place a nut milk bag in a large bowl and pour the liquid from the blender into the bag. Twist and squeeze the bag to strain as much liquid through as you can.
  4. Pour the strained hazelnut milk into a 33 oz. jar and chill overnight. (I find that it’s flavor is much much better chilled vs. warm).
  5. Froth ¼ cup hazelnut milk, if desired.
  6. Pour over iced coffee and top with froth.
*I use this vanilla, which has a wonderful mellow sweet flavor. I suggesting using good quality vanilla extract (or scrape the inside of a vanilla bean), because you will really taste it in this recipe. If you don’t have amazing vanilla, use 1 teaspoon instead of 2.

Items used in this post: Nespresso VerutoLine EvoloSolelio & Giornio coffee,
Nut Milk Bag, 33 oz. Milk BottleAeroccino4 Milk Frother

This post is in partnership with Nespresso, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep us cooking.


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  1. Milkfrothertop

    WOW o_o I like hazelnut so much!!

  2. Erica

    This is SO good. So smooth and creamy and flavorful. Do you know approx. the calorie count for this recipe?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Erica, I’m so glad you loved it! I don’t count calories, but I also think this one would be hard to calculate since the hazelnut pulp gets strained out.

  3. Olivia

    Hello there!

    Can I use chopped hazelnuts to make this, or do they need to be whole? Thanks so much!


  4. I am looking a recipe for making nut milk, and this is the recipe I am going to start to making. Hope I can. Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Sonnie

    Delicious! I just made this and it’s chilling’ in the fridge now. I had a warm glass fresh from the Vitamix before I said goodnight. I can’t wait for my morning Nespresso with this yummy nut milk and my Carrot Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie 🙂 I’m sure to have sweet dreams tonight, Thank you!!!!

  6. Eden

    This looks amazing! I look ve hazelnuts and will have to try it. I love your cooking and am hoping to win the cookbook!

  7. This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try making almond and vanilla for my coffee , you’ve inspired me. My favorite coffee shop uses it for their cold brew and it tastes amazing .Thanks for sharing your delicious vanilla almond milk latte.

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