Delicious Hazelnut Turtle Latte Recipe – Indulge Your Senses

Welcome to my coffee bar! My name is [Name], and I am excited to share with you my latest creation, the Hazelnut Turtle Latte. This coffee is a heavenly combination of sweet and nutty flavors that will excite your taste buds and satisfy your cravings for a delicious caffeine fix.

As a barista, I have come across many coffee lovers with different preferences, and I always strive to create drinks that cater to everyone’s liking. The Hazelnut Turtle Latte is the perfect blend for those who enjoy a sweet, creamy, and rich coffee experience. And fear not, my cold-coffee lovers, as this recipe has both hot and cold versions to accommodate all cravings.

So let’s get brewing! Whether you’re in need of a morning pick-me-up or seeking an indulging midday dessert, this recipe is guaranteed to be a hit. So grab your favorite mug or glass and let’s make some Hazelnut Turtle Lattes!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Hazelnut Turtle Latte (Hot and Cold Versions)
Hazelnut Turtle Latte (Hot and Cold Versions)

Looking for a coffee recipe that is both indulgent and easy to make? You’ve come to the right place. I present to you the Hazelnut Turtle Latte recipe, which comes with both hot and cold versions so you can enjoy it year-round.

This latte is perfect for anyone who wants a little sweetness in their coffee. It’s a sweet, nutty, creamy delight that is balanced perfectly with the boldness of espresso coffee. The hot version is perfect for those chilly mornings, while the cold version makes for a perfect afternoon pick-me-up on a hot summer day.

One of the reasons why this recipe stands out is its versatility. You can customize it exactly to your taste by using different variations and substitutions. Whether you want to make it sugar-free or add more chocolate, there’s no limit to what you can do.

Plus, this recipe uses simple ingredients that are easy to find at any grocery store. You won’t have to spend hours looking for that one rare ingredient or spend a fortune on special tools or equipment.

So what flavors can you expect from this hazelnut turtle latte? Imagine rich and nutty hazelnut syrup paired with creamy caramel sauce and luxurious chocolate sauce. It’s truly a decadent treat that will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.

Whether you’re a fan of Starbucks or Scooter’s Coffee or prefer your own homemade brews, this hazelnut turtle latte recipe will become your new favorite. So why not give it a try today? Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with a Hazelnut Turtle Latte
Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with a Hazelnut Turtle Latte

Before we start, let’s get familiar with the ingredients needed to create our Hazelnut Turtle Latte. I recommend visiting your local grocery store or Starbucks in advance, so you have the right ingredients on hand. Don’t worry about it because these ingredients can easily be found in most stores. Here are the necessary components:

For Hot Hazelnut Turtle Latte (16 oz)

  • 1 tbsp Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa Powder.
  • 1/2 cup of Espresso coffee.
  • 1 tbsp caramel sauce for latte
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut syrup.
  • 1/2 tsp Hazelnut extract
  • 8 ounces textured milk (steamed milk for hot latte and cold milk for iced latte)
  • Whipped cream (Optional)

For Cold Hazelnut Turtle Latte (Iced Version)

  • 1 cup cold brew or any coffee type of your choice
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Ice cubes
  • Whipped cream(Optional)


If you are looking forward to adding your twists to this recipe, check out section (5) Substitutions and Variations.

The Recipe How-To

 The rich aroma of this latte will make you feel right at home
The rich aroma of this latte will make you feel right at home

Now, it’s time to get into the details of making a delicious Hazelnut Turtle Latte. Whether you want it hot or cold, this recipe has got you covered.

Hot Version Recipe
Step 1: Brew Espresso Coffee

Start by brewing one shot of espresso coffee (about 1-2 ounces).

Step 2: Prepare the Milk

In a separate container, steam 8 ounces of milk until it is textured and creamy. This will take around 1-2 minutes.

Step 3: Combine Ingredients

In your serving mug, combine hazelnut syrup (1 tbsp), caramel sauce (1 tbsp), and chocolate sauce (1 tbsp). Mix them well.

Step 4: Add Coffee and Milk

Pour the brewed espresso coffee into the mug with the sauces mixture. Then add steamed milk on top of that until the mug is full.

Step 5: Decorate the Drink

Drizzle additional caramel sauce and chocolate sauce on top to decorate your drink as desired. Serve immediately and enjoy your hot Hazelnut Turtle Latte!

Cold Version Recipe
Step 1: Brew Strong Coffee or Cold Brew

For the cold version, you can use brewed strong coffee or cold brew instead of espresso.

Step 2: Prepare the Milk

Instead of steaming milk, use cold milk straight from the fridge.

Step 3: Combine Ingredients

In a blender, combine hazelnut syrup (1 tbsp), caramel sauce (1 tbsp), and chocolate sauce (1 tbsp). Add in the pre-prepared coffee or cold brew and blend everything for about 30 seconds until combined.

Step 4: Pour Over Ice

Place a cup of ice (16 oz glass) in your serving cup. Slowly pour the blended mixture over it.

Step 5: Decorate the Drink

Drizzle additional chocolate sauce and caramel sauce on top to complete your Hazelnut Turtle Latte. Serve immediately and enjoy!

By following these simple steps, you can easily make a sweet, nutty Hazelnut Turtle Latte for yourself or for friends and family. Experiment with different toppings and variations to make it unique to your liking.

Substitutions and Variations

 You’ll go nuts for our Hazelnut Turtle Latte
You’ll go nuts for our Hazelnut Turtle Latte

Looking for a twist on the classic hazelnut turtle latte recipe? Fear not, there are plenty of substitutions and variations that you can try to create a unique coffee experience.

If you prefer hot lattes, but want to switch up the flavors, try using caramel chocolate or sugar-free syrup in place of the hazelnut extract. For a spicier kick, add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to the cocoa powder.

Want to enjoy this recipe iced? Try making an iced hazelnut turtle latte with cold brew instead of espresso. You can also use cold milk instead of steamed milk for a refreshing summer drink. Place your desired amount of ice in a 16 oz glass, pour one cup of cold milk over it, and add your combined ingredients on top. Add some ghirardelli sweet caramel sauce and creamy caramel for extra sweetness.

For those who need dairy-free options, swap out milk for almond or soy milk, and use coconut whipped cream as a topping for the latte.

If you’re in the mood for something other than coffee, you can create an iced matcha latte. Simply divide hot water into your matcha powder and stir in milk flavored with hazelnut syrup. You can also substitute chocolate hazelnut coffee or hazelnut mocha coffee instead of espresso coffee in the recipe.

Feeling adventurous? Ask your barista about the Albino Turtle, secret menu item at Scooter’s Coffee that blends half chocolate syrup with white chocolate mocha and toasted marshmallow flavors added to any drink.

With these wonderful substitutions and variations at hand, you will never get bored with this delicious drink that satisfies cravings for something sweet and nutty!

Serving and Pairing

 Dare to be bold with our Hazelnut Turtle Latte
Dare to be bold with our Hazelnut Turtle Latte

The Hazelnut Turtle Latte is a sweet and nutty coffee beverage that can be enjoyed on any occasion, whether it’s hot or cold. It’s perfect for a cozy morning inside or as a refreshing treat on a hot summer day. To serve this delicious latte, you can add some whipped cream and drizzle some caramel sauce or chocolate syrup on top of it to enhance its flavor.

For pairing options, this latte goes perfectly with breakfast pastries such as croissants, muffins, or scones. For a more savory option, try pairing it with an omelet or breakfast sandwich. If you want to enjoy it later in the day, pair it with desserts such as brownies, donuts, or cookies.

One unique way of pairing this latte is with Albino Turtle – a Starbucks secret menu item consisting of a white chocolate mocha with caramel syrup and hazelnut syrup added. Both drinks complement each other with their creamy caramel and hazelnut flavors.

Whether you’re serving the hot or cold version of this latte, it’s important to remember that milk is the key ingredient to its smooth and creamy texture. So make sure to use whole milk for the best results.

Overall, the Hazelnut Turtle Latte is a delicious and versatile drink that can be enjoyed anytime and paired with a variety of foods for an even more enjoyable experience.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Bring some sweetness to your morning with this delicious latte
Bring some sweetness to your morning with this delicious latte

Making a Hazelnut Turtle Latte requires some effort, so it’s understandable if you want to make more than one serving at a time. Luckily, you can make the base in advance and store it for later use. Make sure to keep the base refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days.

Reheating your latte is easy too. For hot versions, simply place the base in a saucepan and heat it over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. For cold versions, mix the base with cold milk and ice cubes and shake it well. You can also add whipped cream if you like.

It’s important to note that if you’re using sweet syrups or whipped cream, it’s best not to store them with the latte as they can cause separation and affect the taste. Instead, add these when you’re ready to serve.

If you’re planning on making iced hazelnut turtle lattes in bulk, simply combine all of the ingredients together except for the ice cubes and milk. Then when you’re ready to serve, simply pour the mixture over ice, add milk or half-and-half as desired, and enjoy!

With these tips, you can easily prepare your hazelnut turtle latte ahead of time for convenient and tasty drinks any time of day.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This latte is the perfect way to start your day off right
This latte is the perfect way to start your day off right

Brewing a perfect hazelnut turtle latte requires some tips and tricks that can set your cup of latte apart from the rest. As a barista, I have experimented with different combinations of ingredients to brew a perfect cup that’s sweet and nutty. Here are my tips for perfect results:

1. Use high-quality ingredients: Using high-quality ingredients like espresso coffee, chocolate sauce, hazelnut syrup, and caramel sauce can make a huge difference in the taste of your hazelnut turtle latte.

2. Pay attention to the amount of milk you use: Using the right amount of milk can make or break your latte. For hot versions, use textured milk and for cold versions, use cold milk to create a smooth texture.

3. Add cocoa powder: Adding cocoa powder gives the hazelnut turtle latte an extra layer of depth and richness.

4. Garnish with whipped cream: Adding whipped cream with a cherry on top gives the latte an irresistible sweetness and elevates its appearance.

5. Experiment with different variations: There are so many variations of turtle lattes out there! Try making a iced hazelnut turtle latte, an albino turtle (white chocolate and caramel), or even add matcha powder for a twist!

By following these tips, you can make yourself an indulgent and delicious cup of hazelnut turtle latte at home that is just as good as one from your favorite coffee shop.


As a barista, I have been asked numerous questions about making different types of coffee. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding the hazelnut turtle latte hot and cold versions recipe:

What flavors are in a turtle latte?

Indulge in the sweet and creamy flavors of turtle candy with a single sip of our signature coffee. Our expertly crafted blend of espresso is blended with caramel, chocolate, and hazelnut, and then combined with velvety, texturized milk to create a delightful sensory experience.

What flavors are in Turtle Mocha?

Here’s how you can make a delicious coffee drink that combines the bold flavors of dark chocolate and caramel with the rich and creamy texture of steamed milk and espresso, topped off with a dollop of whipped cream.

Is hazelnut latte flavor?

If you’re looking for a coffee that’s a little more sophisticated, I highly recommend trying out our Hazelnut Latte. It’s a cold brew coffee that mixes the sweet nuttiness of hazelnut with the smooth latte creaminess that we all know and love. It’s a delightful flavor that you won’t regret savoring.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, making a delicious coffee that you’ll love doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right ingredients and some handy tips, anyone can be a barista at home. The Hazelnut Turtle Latte recipe is an excellent place to start. Whether you prefer hot or cold coffee, this recipe offers something for everyone.

As you enjoy your coffee, don’t be afraid to experiment and make it your own. Try different variations and substitutions until you find your perfect cup of coffee. And remember, making coffee is not just about the caffeine boost; it’s an experience that tantalizes your taste buds and lifts your mood.

So go ahead, grab your ingredients, put on your apron and give it a try. You may surprise yourself with what you can create. With our comprehensive recipe guide, you’ll have all the information at your fingertips to make a Hazelnut Turtle Latte like a pro. I hope this recipe adds some sweetness to your day!

Hazelnut Turtle Latte (Hot and Cold Versions)

Hazelnut Turtle Latte (Hot and Cold Versions) Recipe

From Ghirardelli. If you can get the ingredients I just know this would be fantastic in either version. The first two ingredients are correctly ask for in the () marks. Zaar wouldn't accept them as ask for so I put cocoa and caramel in. I really don't know how long it would take to make so time is a guess.
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Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Calories 249.7 kcal


  • 1/2 ounce cocoa (Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa Flavored Sauce)
  • 1/2 ounce caramel sauce (Ghirardelli Creamy Caramel Flavored Sauce)
  • 1/2 ounce praline syrup
  • 2 ounces brewed espresso coffee
  • 8 ounces steamed milk


  • Combine sauces, syrup and espresso in 12-oz. mug. Stir until well combined.
  • Pour steamed milk into mug; stir to combine. Top with froth from steamed milk.
  • Sprinkle with Ghirardelli Cocoa or drizzle with Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa Flavored Sauce and/or Creamy Caramel Flavored Sauce.
  • Sprinkle with toasted chopped hazelnuts, if desired.
  • For Iced Hazelnut Turtle Latte:
  • Use cold milk in place of steamed milk. Combine all ingredients and pour over one cup of ice into a 16-oz. glass.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and drizzle with Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa Flavored Sauce and/or Creamy Caramel Flavored Sauce.
  • Sprinkle with toasted chopped hazelnuts, if desired. Serving/Yield - 1-16 oz.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 329gCalories: 249.7kcalCarbohydrates: 29.2gProtein: 11.1gFat: 10.5gSaturated Fat: 5.6gCholesterol: 34.3mgSodium: 177mgFiber: 3g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Breakfast, Easy
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