Delicious African Nutty Recipe for a Hearty Meal

Attention all coffee lovers! Are you tired of the same old boring cup of joe? Introducing my latest creation, the Nutty African coffee drink recipe. This recipe is a perfect way to spice up your daily coffee routine and leave your taste buds wanting more.

Inspired by the unique flavor profile of South African coffee, this Nutty African coffee drink combines the rich and creamy flavors of Amarula cream liqueur with the nutty aroma of fresh brewed coffee. Top it off with some whipped cream and finely chopped nuts for an added crunch.

But why stop there? This recipe also offers variations such as zanzibar spiced coffee or hazelnut latte to cater to every type of coffee drinker. Not only is this drink recipe delicious, but it is also easy to make in the comfort of your home using just four simple ingredients.

So why settle for a plain cup of coffee when you can indulge in this flavorful and decadent Nutty African coffee drink? Make sure to stay tuned for the rest of the recipe article sections to find out how you can make this beverage right in your own kitchen.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Nutty African (Coffee Drink)
Nutty African (Coffee Drink)

Are you a coffee lover looking to try something new and exciting? Look no further than the Nutty African coffee drink recipe! Not only does this delicious coffee drink offer a unique taste and aroma, but it also incorporates some of the most interesting and delectable flavors from the beautiful continent of Africa.

One standout ingredient in this recipe is Amarula cream liqueur, made from the marula fruit native to South Africa. This rich and creamy liqueur perfectly complements the fresh brewed coffee, adding a nutty and slightly sweet flavor. And if nuts are your thing, you’ll love how the topping of finely chopped nuts adds just the right amount of texture.

Looking for something different than the traditional Irish cream coffee? The Nutty African offers an alternative that still delivers on richness and depth of flavor. Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur, adds depth to this African-inspired concoction. You’ll be transported to Zanzibar with just one sip of the spiced coffee!

Don’t consider yourself a coffee expert? Don’t worry – this recipe is easy enough for anyone to make at home. The combination of ingredients comes together seamlessly for a unique and satisfying coffee experience that will make your taste buds sing.

Overall, whether you’re looking to mix up your morning routine or serve up unique holiday-inspired cocktails, the Nutty African coffee drink is an excellent choice for any java enthusiast. So don’t hesitate – brew up a cup today and see what all the fuss is about!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in the rich flavor of the Nutty African.
Indulge in the rich flavor of the Nutty African.

Ingredient List for Nutty African Coffee Drink Recipe

Get ready to make the best coffee you’ve ever tried! This nutty African coffee drink recipe combines fresh brewed coffee with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and organic nutty caramel latte flavors. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 4 oz of brewed coffee
  • 2 oz of Amarula cream liqueur, a creamy liqueur made from Marula fruit native to South Africa
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ oz of chocolate syrup
  • 1 oz of Frangelico (hazelnut syrup)
  • Whipped cream topping, finely chopped nuts topping (optional)

All these ingredients combine to create an aroma inspired by many varieties of coffee drinks, including the Nutty Irishman and the Africano. While there are many types of coffee good for this recipe, the best coffee is a freshly brewed batch.

If you want to personalize the flavors, try adding some spiced coffee elements with Zanzibar spices or peanut butter flavoring. These little twists on the best Frangelico and Irish Cream drinks recipes make for great results that can be easily enjoyed at home.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect for coffee lovers who like their drink with a nutty twist.
Perfect for coffee lovers who like their drink with a nutty twist.

Now, we get to the fun part, making the Nutty African. Follow these simple instructions to recreate this delicious recipe at home.

Step 1: Brew Fresh Coffee

The first step in making this delicious Nutty African coffee drink is brewing your fresh coffee. You can use any type of brewed coffee you prefer, but an African coffee blend will give the drink an extra touch of authenticity.

Step 2: Add Liqueurs

In a glass, add 4 ounces of fresh brewed coffee and 2 oz of Amarula cream liqueur. Stir to combine.

Step 3: Whip up Whipped Cream

For an added touch of indulgence, top your Nutty African with some coffee whipped cream. To make it, whisk together heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form.

Step 4: Add Toppings

Now it’s time for the toppings! Sprinkle some finely chopped nuts on top for an added crunch if desired. This step isn’t necessary but it adds a nice texture.

Step 5: Garnish

Finally, garnish with an extra drizzle of chocolate syrup or sprinkle of cocoa powder for that extra finishing touch!

Making this Nutty African coffee drink is a quick and easy way to add something special to your morning routine. Give it a try and enjoy the nutty flavors from the Marula fruit which gives it its unique flavor.

Substitutions and Variations

 Give your taste buds a treat with the perfect combination of coffee and hazelnut.
Give your taste buds a treat with the perfect combination of coffee and hazelnut.

Looking for something different? Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Amarula Cream Liqueur: If you don’t have Amarula cream liqueur, you can use Irish cream instead. Our Nutty Irishman coffee drink recipe is a popular alternative!

– Frangelico: Hazelnut syrup or hazelnut latte can be used instead of Frangelico. This substitution will give your drink a nutty, yet creamy flavor.

– Zanzibar Spiced Coffee: For a spicier version of Nutty African coffee, try using Zanzibar spiced coffee in place of regular brewed coffee. The aroma of this South African coffee will make your drink even more aromatic and flavorful.

– Peanut Butter: If you’re feeling adventurous, add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter to the Nutty African coffee recipe. This creates a deliciously rich and nutty caramel latte taste.

– Topping Variations: Instead of whipped cream topping, finely chopped nuts or chocolate syrup can be used for an extra sweet finishing touch on your Nutty African coffee drink.

With all these creative twists, the possibilities are endless! Try one, or try them all until you discover which variation tantalizes your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 Take a sip and let the bold taste of the coffee blend with the nutty sweetness.
Take a sip and let the bold taste of the coffee blend with the nutty sweetness.

The Nutty African coffee drink is the perfect beverage for any coffee lover, no matter if it’s hot or cold outside. This delicious and unique recipe will surely impress your friends and family.

When serving, top the Nutty African with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of finely chopped nuts; this optional nut topping will give the beverage added texture, flavor, and an irresistible aroma.

Pairing the Nutty African with a baked treat like chocolate cake or muffins will take this coffee experience to the next level. The nutty undertones in this recipe make it a stellar match for peanut butter desserts, considering adding a peanut butter cookie or even use it as a dip! Let your taste buds be your guide, and experiment pairing it with different treats.

Another great pairing option is spicy dishes. The African coffee is made by infusing Frangelico and Amarula cream liqueur with freshly brewed coffee, so it makes sense that there is a lot of warming goodness to be had here. It works perfectly with zanzibar spiced coffee or irish cream, both of which make great beverages for those chilly evenings.

Sip on this drink alone, enjoy it after dinner or offer it to guests to enjoy before the end of their meal. You could make the Nutty African drink into a luxurious latte recipe too or add extra ingredients like hazelnut syrup, organic nutty caramel latte, or even chocolate syrup.

This drink is perfect for entertaining guests as tastes fresh and is always easy to make. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Savor the aroma of the freshly brewed coffee as you add the nutty flavor.
Savor the aroma of the freshly brewed coffee as you add the nutty flavor.

One of the best features of the Nutty African coffee drink recipe is its versatility. Not only is it a great drink to make for a special occasion, but it can also be made ahead and stored for later use. This makes it perfect for entertaining guests or simply enjoying a cozy night in.

To make this recipe in advance, simply prepare the brewed coffee as instructed and mix in the Amarula cream liqueur. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.

When you’re ready to serve, reheat the coffee mixture on low heat and stir until heated through. If desired, add whipped cream topping finely chopped nuts for that extra special touch.

You can also store any leftover Nutty African coffee drink in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days without the whipped cream topping.

Overall, with its various storing and reheating options, the Nutty African coffee drink is an incredibly convenient option and perfect for busy individuals who still crave that delicious homemade feel of a freshly-made drink.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The Nutty African is a balance of flavors that will leave you wanting more.
The Nutty African is a balance of flavors that will leave you wanting more.

To ensure that the Nutty African coffee is perfect every time, here are some tips that you can follow:

Firstly, always use fresh brewed coffee for this recipe. Using stale or leftover coffee will affect the overall flavor of the drink.

Secondly, when making the whipped cream topping, make sure to use heavy cream and whip it until it forms stiff peaks. A soft whipped cream will not hold its shape on top of the coffee.

If you are looking to serve this drink at a party or to impress guests, consider adding a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder on top of the whipped cream for an extra touch of flavor and presentation.

Additionally, it is important to note that the Amarula cream liqueur is a key ingredient in this recipe. However, if you cannot find this particular liqueur, you can substitute it with Irish cream or another cream liqueur of your choice.

For those who prefer a stronger nutty flavor, consider adding an additional tablespoon of hazelnut syrup or peanut butter to the recipe.

Finally, for those who like their coffee less sweet, you can adjust the amount of sweetened condensed milk or chocolate syrup used according to your preference.

By following these tips and making these small adjustments, you are sure to create an indulgent and delicious Nutty African coffee that will satisfy any caffeine craving.


Now that you know how to make this delicious Nutty African coffee drink, you might have some questions or concerns. In this section, I’ve gathered some common FAQ’s to help make sure you have the best experience with this recipe. So, feel free to read through and get all the answers you need before making your first cup of Nutty African.

Why is African coffee so good?

The perfect combination of geographic location, elevation, and nutrient-rich soil in this region creates an optimal environment for coffee cultivation. As a result, the coffee produced here has a unique and notable taste that is highly regarded by many in the world of coffee.

Why is it called an Africano coffee?

One of the coffee options that Starbucks offers is the Africano blend, which is a combination of coffee beans that are sourced from different regions of Africa. This type of coffee is known for its full-bodied taste and deep flavor notes, and the beans are primarily cultivated in countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda.

What are some facts about African coffee?

When it comes to coffees from Africa, you can expect a lot of fruity and floral tastes. These coffees usually have a very bright and acidic taste, often similar to that of wine. Typically, you can find coffees with hints of citrus, bergamot, berries, or even jasmine. In fact, Africa is known for producing some of the fruitiest coffees around.

Bottom Line

Now that you have the recipe down, it’s time to give it a try! I can guarantee that this Nutty African coffee drink is worth your time and effort. Its unique blend of flavors and fragrances will surely leave you wanting more. Whether you’re a coffee lover, a liqueur enthusiast or just looking for something new to try, this recipe has it all.

So why not take a step out of your comfort zone and indulge in something truly special? The Nutty African coffee drink combines some of the best ingredients Africa has to offer, making it an out-of-the-box drink that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are cozying up on a cold winter night or enjoying a summer afternoon with friends, this drink is sure to add some variety and excitement to your day.

In conclusion, I encourage you to make the Nutty African coffee drink part of your daily routine. With its easy recipe and easily accessible ingredients, there’s no reason not to try it. So go ahead, grab a cup of fresh brewed coffee, whip up some cream topping with finely chopped nuts and pour in the Amarula cream liqueur. You won’t regret it!

Nutty African (Coffee Drink)

Nutty African (Coffee Drink) Recipe

If you are a fan of hazelnut flavored coffee you will love this recipe. Amarula is an African liqueur made from the marula fruit; it lends a creamy caramel flavor to this coffee. It is usually sold along side Kahlua in the liquor store. Great for after dinner and the flavors are light enough to ensure all your guests will enjoy! You and your friends will love this one!
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine African
Calories 1.1 kcal


  • 3/4 ounce Amarula cream liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce Frangelico
  • 4 ounces fresh brewed coffee
  • whipped cream (topping)
  • finely chopped nuts, topping (optional)


  • Pour Amarula and Frangelico into coffee glass or clear mug.
  • Fill glass or mug with hot coffee.
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nuts if desired.

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Serving: 251gCalories: 1.1kcalProtein: 0.1gSodium: 2.3mg
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy
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