This Starbucks Copycat Iced Hazelnut Latte is made with roasted homemade hazelnut syrup and it's absolutely delicious! Learn how to make your favorite Starbucks drink at home. It's super easy and so simple!
Why You'll Love This Latte
Just like Starbucks - If you're a fan of the Starbucks Hazelnut Latte, hot or cold, you're gonna love this drink! It's sweet, nutty, and so easy to make! Plus it's cheaper and you don't have to leave your house to get one!
Homemade syrup - Once you start making your own syrups, you won't want to go back to store-bought! Homemade syrups are easy to make and always pack a lot of flavor! You know exactly what's going into your drink, how much sugar there is, and where the ingredients came from.
- Hazelnuts - Look for plain raw hazelnuts so that you can roast them yourself in the oven. You can make the syrup with raw hazelnuts but roasting them enhances their flavor and I highly recommend it.
- Cane sugar - This is my go-to because it's neutral and won't overpower the hazelnut flavor. Brown sugar or coconut sugar can also be used. Maple syrup would also be a great option.
- Vanilla extract - This is optional but vanilla goes really well with hazelnuts and coffee and rounds out all the flavors.
- Espresso - I highly recommend using freshly brewed espresso for this latte. That's what Starbucks uses and what lattes are made with. If you don't have an espresso maker, you can use cold brew or regular brewed coffee but you'll need to up the amount because espresso is stronger.
- Oat milk - My favorite dairy-free milk for coffee drinks is oat milk but you can use any milk you'd normally use in a latte.
Listed below are the sizes of Starbucks drinks and the measurements of ingredients for each. The recipe card is made for a grande drink which is the most common.
- Tall - 1 shot of espresso, 1-2 tablespoon hazelnut syrup, ⅓ cup milk
- Grande - 2 shots of espresso, 1-3 tablespoon hazelnut syrup, ½ cup milk
- Venti - 3 shots of espresso, 2-4 tablespoon hazelnut syrup, ⅔ cup milk
First start by making the hazelnut syrup. I recommend doing this ahead of time so that it's ready for you in the morning when you make your latte.
Preheat your oven to 350F (175C). Add hazelnuts to a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.
Transfer them to a plate or a bowl and use a paper towel to remove the skins. It’s ok if a few stay on.
Finely chop the hazelnuts and add them to a saucepan with water and cane sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring often. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Take it off the heat, stir in vanilla extract, and allow the syrup to sit in the pan for at least 10 minutes to let it cool and absorb even more flavor from the hazelnuts.
Strain the syrup into a glass jar and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Fill a tall glass with ice about ¾ way up and brew two shots of espresso. Pour the espresso over the ice and add hazelnut syrup to taste.
You can serve the latte as is or add some whipped cream on top. I like using coconut milk whipped cream since I normally use oat milk but regular whipped cream works just as well.
Roasted hazelnut topping - You can set aside a few roasted hazelnuts after roasting them for the syrup, finely chop them, and sprinkle them on top of the whipped cream for extra hazelnut crunch. Mix them with turbinado sugar and ground cinnamon to add extra sweetness and flavor.
Yes, almonds or pecans would be a great option! Check out my Chestnut Praline Latte for homemade chestnut pecan syrup!
I like Hazelnut Syrup by Monin. I haven't tried their roasted hazelnut but I'm sure it's also delicious!
More Starbucks Coffee Drinks
Starbucks drinks are my favorite to recreate so there are tons on the blog and I'm always adding new ones! Below are five of my favorite coffee drinks but you can also head over to the Starbucks Drinks category to see all the latest Starbucks drinks. There are lots to choose from, not just coffee drinks!
- Iced Honey Almond Milk Flat White - If you've never tried coffee with honey, I highly recommend it!
- Iced Caramel Macchiato - So easy to make!
- Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte - With homemade cinnamon crunch sprinkle!
- Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso - One of the most popular recipes on the blog and a classic!
- Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso - This one is my personal favorite! Chocolate and coffee really are the perfect match!
Your favorite Starbucks latte made with homemade roasted hazelnut syrup.
- 1 cup raw hazelnuts
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup cane sugar or brown sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
Iced Hazelnut Latte:
- ½ cup oat milk (or your favorite milk)
- 2 shots of espresso
- 2 tbsp hazelnut syrup (or to taste)
- Preheat your oven to 350F (175C).
- Add hazelnuts to a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.
- Transfer them to a plate or a bowl and use a paper towel to remove the skins. It’s ok if a few stay on.
- Finely chop the hazelnuts and add them to a saucepan with water and cane sugar.
- Bring the syrup to a boil stirring often. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Take it off the heat, stir in vanilla extract, and allow the syrup to sit in the pan for at least 10 minutes to let it cool and absorb even more flavor from the hazelnuts.
- Strain the syrup into a glass jar and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Iced Hazelnut Latte:
- Fill a tall glass with ice.
- Brew your espresso and pour it over the ice.
- Add 1-2 tablespoon of the hazelnut syrup, or to taste.
- Froth your milk if desired and pour it over the coffee and syrup.
- Stir everything together with a straw, and enjoy!
Hazelnut syrup: It keeps well in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I recommend making it with cane sugar for a pure hazelnut flavor. I tend to use dark brown sugar for a more gingerbread molasses flavor. A mix of regular brown sugar and cane sugar also works great and gives you a little bit of both. The recipe makes 1 cup of syrup which is enough for about 8 servings.
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