Indulge in a Warm and Nutty Hungarian Hazelnut Latte

As a barista, I’ve tasted and made countless coffee drinks over the years, but there’s nothing quite like a homemade Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte. This recipe is perfect for coffee lovers who appreciate a creamy, indulgent latte made with the finest ingredients.

When I make this drink for myself, I feel like I’m savoring a luxurious treat – something that I would usually only get at a fancy coffee shop. But the best part about it? You can easily make it at home without breaking the bank or waiting in long lines.

In this article, I’ll be sharing my personal recipe for Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte and providing tips and tricks to help you perfect your own creation. Trust me when I say that once you try this recipe, you’ll never want to go back to your old coffee routine again. Get ready to elevate your coffee game and enjoy an experience that will have you feeling like a barista extraordinaire.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte
Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte

Picture yourself sitting in a cozy café, watching the fall leaves dance in the wind outside. You take a sip of your warm hazelnut latte, feeling its creamy, nutty flavors settle into your taste buds. Suddenly, you’re transported to a world of comfort and warmth.

That’s the beauty of the Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte Recipe – it has a way of turning any day into a perfect autumn morning. Trust me, as a barista, I know the ins and outs of coffee beverages, and this recipe is truly something special.

There are plenty of reasons to fall head-over-heels for this delicious concoction. Firstly, it combines the rich flavors of chocolate and hazelnut syrup with half-and-half to create an incredibly creamy beverage that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

But what truly sets this recipe apart is its “breve” style – half half that creates an extra velvety texture that makes it all too easy to indulge in. And if you’re looking for something with a little kick to it, you can add a double shot of espresso for that extra burst of energy.

The Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte recipe is nothing short of magical because it transcends all coffee stereotypes. It’s not just another regular coffee beverage but a creamy coffeehouse-style hazelnut latte with some chocolatey essence.

In fact, this recipe is so good that you’ll find yourself making it at home consistently every morning instead of going to Starbucks for their semi-similar “Breve Latte.”

So why not try out this recipe today? Bring some warmth and comfort into your life with the creamy goodness of Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte Recipe. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 The perfect blend of sweet and nutty flavors in every sip
The perfect blend of sweet and nutty flavors in every sip

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make our Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte Recipe:


  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 1/4 cup of hot brewed coffee


  • 1/4 cup hazelnut syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla syrup


  • 1/2 cup Half-and-half (or substitute with milk)
  • 1 cup steamed milk (use half n half + milk to make a breve latte)

Topping and Garnish:

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings
  • A sprinkle of cocoa powder or cinnamon for flavor

This recipe will make approximately 2 cups of delicious and creamy coffeehouse-style Hungarian hazelnut latte.

The Recipe How-To

 Savor the rich taste of Hungarian hazelnut in this creamy latte
Savor the rich taste of Hungarian hazelnut in this creamy latte

Now that we know what our ingredients are, it’s time to learn how to put them together into a delicious Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte. This recipe may seem complicated at first, but with some practice, you’ll be able to master it in no time.

The Steps:
Step 1: Making the Espresso

First, we need to make the espresso for our latte. Brew a double shot of your favorite coffee using an espresso machine.

Step 2: Mixing the Syrups

In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of hazelnut syrup and 1 tablespoon of vanilla syrup.

Step 3: Frothing the Half-and-Half

Pour ½ cup of half-and-half into a frothing pitcher and steam it until it reaches around 150°F -160°F.

Step 4: Combining ingredients

Add the espresso to a large mug, then pour over the hazelnut and vanilla syrup mixture. Mix until combined. Add frothed half-and-half into the mug and stir; this will create a layered effect. If you like, sweeten with a touch more hazelnut syrup.

Step 5: Adding Whipped Cream

If you’re feeling fancy (or extra indulgent) add some whipped cream on top of your latte.

And there you have it! Your very own homemade Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte!

Substitutions and Variations

 Start your day on a sweet note with this delicious latte recipe
Start your day on a sweet note with this delicious latte recipe

Now, if you want to switch things up a little or are missing some ingredients, don’t worry! As a barista, I’m well-versed in adapting recipes to suit different tastes and preferences. Here are some suggestions for substitutions and variations on this Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte recipe:

– Milk alternatives: If you prefer not to use half-and-half, you can substitute it with any milk alternative of your choice, such as almond or soy milk. However, keep in mind that this will alter the recipe’s richness and flavor.

– Syrup flavors: While hazelnut and vanilla syrup go perfectly together, feel free to experiment with different syrup pairings to get your preferred taste. You can add chocolate, caramel, or cinnamon syrup instead.

– Iced hazelnut latte: Want to enjoy this recipe iced? Simply pour the hot brewed espresso over ice and then add the half-and-half and hazelnut syrup – or shake them up in a cocktail shaker – for a creamy coffeehouse-style iced hazelnut latte.

– Whipped cream: For an extra indulgent touch, top your Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

– Double shot espresso: If you’re someone who needs an extra push in the mornings, double up on the shot of espresso for a stronger caffeine hit.

Don’t be afraid to play around with different variations until you find your perfect blend of flavors!

Serving and Pairing

 Treat yourself to a cafe-worthy beverage without leaving your home
Treat yourself to a cafe-worthy beverage without leaving your home

Once you have prepared your delicious Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte, the next step is to serve and pair it with something that compliments its flavors.

Serving: You can go classic and present a piping hot latte in a tall glass or an oversized mug, garnished with whipped cream and a drizzle of hazelnut syrup on top. Or switch things up by making an iced hazelnut latte for those hot summer days.

Pairing: When it comes to pairing, the hazelnut and chocolate notes in this recipe make it perfect to serve alongside some pastries such as Croissants or Mini Muffins. However, if you want something healthier, try pairing it with a fruit salad or even some sliced apple that offers a contrasting flavor and texture experience that play well with the hazelnut latte.

This latte is perfect for an indulgent coffee break, whether it’s enjoyed alone or shared with friends. The creamy coffeehouse-style hazelnut latte makes it almost too easy to stay nestled up in your pajamas on a lazy Sunday morning despite the beautiful sunshine outside. Without leaving home, you can indulge in this sweet and savory caffeine-rich treat without breaking the bank by replicating Starbucks’ breve latte at home!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Drizzle some caramel sauce for an extra indulgent touch
Drizzle some caramel sauce for an extra indulgent touch

If you’re planning to make this Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte recipe for a crowd or just want to prepare it in advance, there are a few things you should keep in mind for the best results.

To make ahead, brew your coffee or espresso ahead of time and let it cool down before adding it to your latte. You can also prepare the hazelnut syrup in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

If you have leftover Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte, you can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. However, the whipped cream will not hold up well, so it’s best to omit it if you plan on storing the latte. Before reheating, make sure to remove any added whipped cream as it can curdle when heated and ruin the flavor.

To reheat, simply pour the cold latte into a microwave-safe mug and heat on high for 30 seconds. Stir and continue heating in 15-second increments until hot.

Alternatively, you can reheat on the stovetop by pouring the latte into a small saucepan and heating over low heat until hot. Be careful not to let it boil as this can affect the flavor.

Overall, this recipe doesn’t require much time and effort to make, but being able to make-ahead or store your latte is an added convenience for those with a busy schedule. Just remember to follow these simple tips for the best results every time!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A warm and comforting drink for chilly mornings or cozy afternoons
A warm and comforting drink for chilly mornings or cozy afternoons

When it comes to making a delicious Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte, experience is often the best teacher. As a seasoned barista, I have tried-and-true tips that can help you make the perfect latte at home. Here are some tips to keep in mind when preparing this indulgent coffee beverage:

First tip, use high-quality ingredients. The espresso should be strong and flavorful, while the hazelnut syrup should be rich and sweet. Investing in quality ingredients will make a difference in the final taste of your latte.

Secondly, consistency is key. Half-and-half should be used as it provides creaminess to the latte without being too thick or heavy. This consistency makes the hazelnut latte creamy and smooth.

Thirdly, master the art of steaming milk. The milk should be frothy with small bubbles and should have a velvety texture. Oversteaming can cause the milk to become too dry, whereas understeaming may cause it to be too watery. Finding that sweet spot is key.

Fourthly, take care with the temperature of your espresso shots. A shot of espresso that’s brewed at a lower temperature than normal is optimal when using hazelnut syrup. It won’t affect the quality of the shot, but it will prevent scorching and keep the flavor of the hazelnut syrup intact.

Fifthly, don’t forget about whipped cream or chocolate! If you want a truly indulgent hazelnut latte, add some whipped cream on top and drizzle some chocolate syrup over it.

Incorporating these tips into your latte-making process will help you create an indulgent Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte that rivals those sold at coffee shops like Starbucks.


As the barista scribe, I am now answering some of the frequently asked questions about this Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte recipe. From how to make it vegan-friendly to ingredient substitutions, these commonly asked questions will have you covered when making this coffeehouse-style drink at home. So fasten your apron and get ready to impress your taste buds with this indulgent and creamy latte.

How to make Breve coffee at home?

Looking to spice up your coffee game? Try brewing a Breve! This Italian-inspired coffee drink is made with a double shot of espresso and two ounces of half and half, resulting in a silky and creamy texture. Once the coffee is brewed, blending it up with a sweetener of your choice will take this drink to the next level. Ready to learn how to make it? Keep on reading!

Can you make a latte with half and half?

If you’re in the mood for a creamy and indulgent coffee drink, a Breve Latte might be just what you need. This espresso-based beverage is created by combining rich half-and-half with a shot of espresso. The result is a fluffy and decadent drink that’s perfect for satisfying your caffeine craving. While a classic latte is made with steamed milk, the half-and-half used in a Breve Latte adds a unique twist to the traditional recipe. If you’re a fan of chocolate donuts, this latte would make the perfect accompaniment to complete the experience.

What is an iced hazelnut latte?

Picture this – a perfect blend of freshly brewed small-lot Starbucks Reserve® espresso and milk that has been infused with hazelnut praline flavor, served over iced cubes for a cooling effect. This concoction brings out the ultimate nutty sweetness with every sip. Indulging in this delightful beverage brings along 280 calories, 26 grams of sugar, and 13 grams of fat.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, indulging in a Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte at home has never been easier with this delicious recipe. With expert tips and tricks, even a beginner barista can make this creamy coffeehouse-style beverage in the comfort of their own kitchen. Not only is this latte customizable with different syrups and variations, but it’s also the perfect hot or iced drink for any occasion.

So skip the long lines at your local coffee shop and impress your family and friends with your new barista skills. This hazelnut latte recipe is an irresistible treat that satisfies any coffee lover’s taste buds. So go ahead and take a sip of this rich and creamy coffee beverage, you won’t regret it!

Breve-Style Hungarian Hazelnut Latte Recipe

This sounds really good. From Cappuccino Espresso the Book of Beverages by Christie and Thomas Katona.

  • 1 ounce hazelnut syrup
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla syrup
  • 1 fluid ounce espresso
  • half-and-half, steamed
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate, shaved, for garnish
  1. In an 8-ounce cup, combine syrups and espresso.
  2. Fill cup with steamed half-and-half, top with whipped cream and garnish with shaved chocolate.
  3. Serve immediately.
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