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Celeste's Nutella Cappuccino

When my husband and I visited Rome, Italy, we stopped into a little cafe one day and ordered Nutella Cappuccinos.  We wandered over to a small table covered with a black and white photo of Audrey Hepburn and took a seat.  The smell of freshly brewed espresso infused every inch of the space while we waited.  
The hustle and bustle of the busy city streets may have only been just a few steps away, but inside that cafe, we were about to be in coffee heaven.

It was love at first sip.

These cups of Italian espresso perfection had Nutella artfully smudged on the inside of the cup and were topped off with a sprinkling of cinnamon.  They were frothy, foamy, and perfectly flavored with chocolate hazelnutty goodness.
So naturally, I figured that it's only right for me to recreate this deliciousness at home, now that I have an espresso machine.
Friends, this cappuccino is one that you NEED in your life.  Trust me.

The original inspiration - Our Nutella Cappuccinos in Rome, Italy

Nutella + fresh espresso = magic

Celeste's Nutella Cappuccino
2 Tbsp Nutella, plus extra for the cup (I love Target's Good & Gather Hazelnut Spread, too!)
8 oz of your favorite milk
1-2 shots freshly brewed, hot espresso (I use 2)
Cocoa powder or Cinnamon, for sprinkling over the top
In your favorite coffee mug, add 2 Tbsp Nutella.  
With a spoon, carefully cover the rim of your cup with Nutella (you do NOT want to skip this step).
Steam your milk to 140 - 160 degrees F, making sure to create plenty of beautiful froth on the top!
Brew 1-2 shots espresso and immediately pour it over the Nutella in your cup.  Stir well, until the Nutella is completely melted and smooth.
Slowly pour in your steamed milk, gently stirring as you pour.  Top it off with plenty of milk froth.
Add a sprinkling of cocoa powder.
Take a sip and fall in love with your new favorite espresso drink.


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