Nutella Hot Chocolate
Updated Nov 28, 2023
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Nutella hot chocolate is a tasty twist on the classic hot chocolate. It’s chocolatey, creamy, and nutty – all thanks to a simple combo of milk simmered with the best homemade Nutella.
Just when you thought hot chocolate couldn’t get any better. A creamy jar of homemade Nutella takes it to the next level. All you need to do is simmer the Nutella with warm milk, give it a little stir, and there you have it. The most cozy cup of chocolate and hazelnut goodness.
Make a batch for the whole family or a party for two (save the rest for later). And if you’ve got some Nutella left over, keep reading to see how you can make the most of it.
Nutella Hot Chocolate Ingredients
The name pretty much says it all, but here’s a few notes to keep in mind when shopping for ingredients.
- Milk: You can use either dairy or dairy-free milk such as oat milk, cashew milk or almond milk. Just note that certain dairy-free milks won’t be as creamy. And if you’re using a store-bought version, opt for unsweetened since the Nutella itself has sugar in it.
- Nutella: While you can use the jarred stuff, I highly recommend making your own batch of Nutella right at home! It’s much healthier and is so easy to make with a food processor and minimal ingredients.
- Toppings: This is completely optional, but I find that a dollop of coconut whipped cream and chocolate shavings really adds to the whole cozy experience. You can also add a dash of cacao powder, cinnamon, or top it off with marshmallows. There’s no right or wrong answer to this – you do you!
Find the complete recipe with measurements below
How To Make Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Simmer. Add milk and Nutella to a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer.
- Whisk away. Stir the mixture together until it’s perfectly creamy and well combined.
- Serve. Pour the hot chocolate into separate cups and top it off with additional garnishes.
Ways To Store
- To store: Pour the Nutella hot chocolate into airtight glass jars, and store in the fridge for 3-5 days. Don’t be alarmed if it separates as that’s normal.
- To reheat: Add the hot chocolate to a saucepan and gently reheat it on medium heat, until warmed through.
Got Leftover Nutella?
The beauty of Nutella is how versatile it is. Turn fresh fruit into chocolate covered treats. Or spread it onto a warm slice of banana bread for monkey bread heaven. Here’s what to do with the remaining half cup.
- Dip it with strawberries, sliced bananas, or pineapple chunks.
- Spread it onto a slice of my paleo zucchini bread, paleo banana bread, or on top of paleo banana nut muffins.
- Drizzle it over paleo chocolate waffles or paleo pancakes.
- Layer it inside cassava flour crepes with banana or strawberry slices for a decadent dessert.
More Winter Drinks To Love
This season calls for bundling up on the couch with your warmest PJ’s and these cozy winter drinks.
If you make this recipe, let me know how it turned out! I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.
Nutella Hot Chocolate
- 4 cups milk, dairy or dairy-free
- 1/2 cup nutella
- Optional toppings: whipped cream and chocolate shavings
- Add the milk and nutella to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Keep an eye on it so that it doesn't boil over.
- As it simmers, whisk until it's well combined.
- Pour the nutella hot chocolate into cups and if you'd like, add a dollop of whipped cream and some chocolate shavings.
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