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A hazelnut flavored latte is a unique taste experience. It’s sweet, it’s nutty, it’s nostalgic, and above all, it’s delicious. It can be perfect for a cozy winter evening and refreshing on a hot summer day. It’s a versatile flavor that can upgrade any latte—including a Dandy Blend latte.

We know how much you love to enjoy your Dandy Blend at home, so we want to make sure you have all of the flavor options available to make it exactly how you like it. In today’s blog, we’re sharing our go-to hazelnut simple syrup recipe. It takes less than an hour and can be enjoyed immediately.

A glass cup with a latte and cookies with hazelnut spread on a table

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When most people think of hazelnuts, they think of Nutella. In reality, a hazelnut simple syrup is not chocolatey at all. It has a much more mild, nutty flavor profile, and even a hint of spice if you ask us. It has a smooth, less punchy flavor than almond, but a brighter taste than macadamia. If you love to dress up your lattes and include a bit of sweetness to your day, you’ll love this simple syrup recipe.


Making this hazelnut simple syrup couldn’t be easier. All you need is water, sugar of your choice, and hazelnuts. If you like a traditional simple syrup, we recommend using cane sugar. Otherwise, you’re welcome to use coconut sugar for a more mild sweetness.

If you purchase raw hazelnuts, you’ll need to roast them in the oven for about 5-10 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit. If you purchase roasted hazelnuts, no need to do anything. Next, you’ll add your water, sugar, and hazelnuts to a saucepan on medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes. Then, remove from heat for about 30 minutes. This allows the simple syrup to soak up all the hazelnut flavor.

Once ready, you can strain and use it immediately in your favorite Dandy Blend preparation—latte, black, cold brewed, etc.—or you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.


Hazelnut Simple Syrup Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cane sugar (or coconut sugar for a milder sweetness)
  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F, then roughly chop your hazelnuts.
  2. Spread the hazelnuts evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until you can smell a nutty aroma. Don’t let them burn.
  3. Add water, sugar, and hazelnuts to a saucepan over medium-low heat until the mixture starts to boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Once it thickens, remove from heat and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  5. Strain into a tight fitting container, use immediately or refrigerate for 5-7 days.

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