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Hazelnut Cold Brew Coffee


Hazelnuts are often used for desserts and chocolate creams, probably most famously used in Nutella.

However, it is also a great flavoring for coffee.  So, today I’m making a hazelnut cold foam cold brew coffee recipe.

What you’ll Need

  • Coffee Beans
  • 1/2 Cup Skim Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Hazelnut Coffee Syrup
  • Ice

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This recipe is very similar to many other recipes I have written here on the blog, for example, the vanilla cold brew recipe. However, I will make a more advanced version of it next week, and for that I wanted this simpler version to already be published.


The Hazelnuts

For this recipe, I’m using hazelnut coffee syrup in order to get that nice nutty hazelnut taste. However, you can also use hazelnuts and extract the flavor from them (which I will do in the advanced version).

You can also use hazelnut extract or hazelnut butter. Just make sure to not add too much, otherwise, you won’t have much coffee taste left.


The Coffee

As usual for cold brew drinks with milk in it, I recommend a dark roast or medium-dark roast coffee. For example DripBeans Bali Bliss coffee, or our Everyday Hero coffee. But, you can also user cheaper coffee, like AmazonFresh’s The Bold coffee.

I’m using the Bali Bliss coffee since I thank its flavor profile – dark chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar – is a perfect match for the hazelnuts.

So, if you are using any other coffee, maybe try to find one which you think will match the hazelnuts. It’s fun to try to do that little extra to achieve the best end result, and it’s also educating. You will soon get a better understanding of coffee and the flavors when you make that extra effort.


Enough of babbling, let’s do some Hazelnut Cold Brew!


coffee beans in a glass - dark medium


Step 1 – Make the Cold Brew

I’ve already explained what coffee beans I would suggest and why. But you can of course also buy drink ready coffee. Even though I personally prefer my own cold brew.

Grind your coffee beans to a ground coarse and add them to your cold brew maker (or any other device, for example, a French press). Add cold or room tempered water and make sure all the coffee gets wet. I’m using a bit higher coffee-to-water ratio for this recipe than I would for normal cold brew. I suggest you use a ratio somewhere between 1:10 and 1:12.

Let it brew for 12-24hrs, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. After brewing, filter out the ground coffee from your delicious cold brew and you are ready for step 2!


glass and french press with coffee


Step 2 – The Hazelnut Cold Brew

So, the cold brew is done. Now we just need to make the hazelnut cold foam.

Start by pouring up ½ cup skim milk in a milk frother/foamer. If you don’t have a milk foamer, you can use a French press instead (see how to make cold foam with a french press here).

Add 1tbsp of the hazelnut coffee syrup and start cold foaming. Meanwhile the milk is foaming, add ice and cold brew coffee to a glass (make sure to leave some space for the hazelnut foam).

When the foam is ready, add it on top of the cold brew and voila, your hazelnut cold brew is ready!




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