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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Ours was particularly good because we kick started our staycation! If you missed it last week, I posted about our relaxing staycation. We’ve got some fun stuff this week, so follow me on instagram if you’d like to see what we are up to 🙂
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When it comes to coffee, there are two flavors that I think compliment it more than any others, and that is chocolate and hazelnut. Vanilla is good, but those two gems really make coffee taste that much better. The best part about making coffee at home is getting to combine any flavor you want for a fraction of the cost and way less calories than a coffee house!
That is why this 5 minute chocolate hazelnut coffee is perfect! You can ice it or keep it hot. Check out this post for the hot chocolate hazelnut coffee version!
So, you might think chocolate and hazelnut are dessert flavors, and would they be good in coffee?? The answer is YES!!! Coffee itself has such a great flavor and really compliments chocolate. Or vice versa. Chocolate has a sweeter kick to it when combined with coffee. It’s the best of both worlds all around 🙂
- 8 oz strong coffee (your favorite flavor)
- 8 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk**
- 1/2 tsp hazelnut extract
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 2 packets stevia**
- 1-2 cups of ice
- Make sure coffee is room temperature. Add all the ingredients plus 1 cup of ice to the blender, blend until smooth.
- Check how thick it is, add in the other cup of ice if needed.
- Top with whipped cream
- You can also use regular milk if you prefer.
- Any sweetener you like will work in this!
Try this with french press coffee. It turns out delicious. You can read all about french press tips here. Another chemist tip is to use dutch cocoa for this recipe for a much richer flavor! Read all about cocoa powder here and what exactly dutch cocoa is 🙂
I love adding extracts to recipes. They are an easy, affordable, calorie free way to add flavors to anything! You can make your own like this super easy DIY Vanilla that I make all the time or buy it.
My current favorites are this:
I buy them online since there is more options, but sometimes I just grab what I can at the store.
Don’t forget to check out my chocolate series about regular cocoa versus dutch process cocoa. There is so much interesting chemistry involved in chocolate, but bottom line dutch process has a richer flavor. It reminds me more of a brownie taste 🙂 If you are in the mood for chocolate dessert try these Raspberry Brownies or my Cow Pie Cookies!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week! Are you a fan of chocolate?