The good stuff that gets us up in the morning and gives us a spring in our step – is coffee. Honestly, where would we be without the smell of freshly brewed coffee beans and the aromatic blend of its sweet and acidic flavors?
Baristas continue to experiment with different flavors. Many new flavor combinations are being developed such as the caramel mocha macchiato, white chocolate mocha, and the mocha latte macchiato. A more popular variation is the hazelnut mocha macchiato, which has subtle notes of savory nuts and espresso.
This article details what a hazelnut mocha macchiato is and how to make one from scratch in the comfort of your home.
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What Is a Hazelnut Mocha Macchiato
Like the marble mocha macchiato, the hazelnut mocha macchiato was created by coffee lovers who craved a sweeter taste with subtle bursts of chocolaty hazelnut while still getting the genuine taste of coffee.
Typically, a traditional hazelnut mocha macchiato is made with steamed Sumatran coconut milk and your choice of hazelnut syrup. It’s topped with espresso to cut through the sweetness and finished with a mocha or vegan chocolate drizzle.
The drink can be made to be hot or iced and it can also be made to be 100% vegan which is harder to do with other coffees, making it an excellent crowd-pleaser.
Ingredients You Need
It’s simple to make your first hazelnut mocha macchiato. You only need a few key ingredients that you might already have in your pantry.
The first thing you need is hazelnut syrup, which gives the drink its dominant flavor. A traditional hazelnut mocha macchiato requires only 2 shots of espresso, but if you need the extra kick then feel free to add another.
The next thing you need is one cup of coconut milk. Sumatran coconut milk is recommended but any other type of coconut milk will do.
If you want it cold, like the iced cloud mocha macchiato, then you need 6-8 ice cubes. Lastly, you need your favorite caramel or chocolate sauce.
How to Make an Iced Hazelnut Mocha Macchiato
First, you need to brew two shots of espresso. If you want an iced hazelnut mocha macchiato, then set aside your brewed espresso to cool.
The next thing you need to do is pour a tablespoon of hazelnut syrup into a mug. You can add a little more if you want a strong nutty taste to come through. Be careful though, most hazelnut syrup brands are full of sugar and they can quickly make your drink overwhelmingly sweet.
After adding the syrup, you need to add your cup of coconut milk. Again, if you want an iced drink, you should set it aside to cool. It’s important to stir after both milk and syrup have been added.
The penultimate step is to add in your 2 shots of brewed espresso. In the case of an iced hazelnut mocha macchiato, it’s important to add ice first and then pour it over your chilled espresso. The espresso should be cooled completely to prevent the ice from melting.
The final step is to add your favorite caramel or chocolate sauce over the top. This gives the drink that Instagram-worthy look and enhances the flavor of the final product. If you’re feeling experimental you can add white mocha chocolate sauce
The hazelnut mocha macchiato is a delicious, sweet drink with subtle hints of coconut and hazelnut, but still has the aromatic taste of coffee.
The great news is that you can experiment with this drink, having it hot or cold and adding more hazelnut syrup for a stronger nutty taste.
It’s time to head to the kitchen, take out your mocha pots, put your barista skills to the test, and start making your hazelnut mocha macchiato from scratch.
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