Thick and creamy Nutella hot chocolate is the chocolate hazelnut drink of your dreams. This super indulgent hot chocolate is so simple to make and will become an immediate hit in your home.
This is it friends!! A while back on Instagram, I asked if I should throw together a quick Unofficial Hot Chocolate Week because I had a few ideas and recipes I wanted to share. The answer was a unanimous YES so I’ve been busy working on making all the hot chocolate and trying to find different ways to photograph them.
We are starting with the recipe that started it all. This Nutella hot chocolate. My daughter is obsessed with Nutella. I used to be just as obsessed, but I’ve been finding that as I get older, I prefer it in smaller doses instead of the huge spoonfuls she seems to crave.
Turning Nutella into hot chocolate transforms it into something new entirely. It elevates the flavor into something that is sophisticated enough for an adult to enjoy, but with enough of that signature flavor that kids still go crazy for it.
The best part about this Nutella hot chocolate is how quick and easy it is to put together. The hot chocolate itself is only three main ingredients.
I do add a small pinch of salt and vanilla to add more depth to the hot chocolate, but that’s just me.
But because I am sometimes a little extra, I also made some whipped cream and topped the hot chocolate with chopped hazelnuts and toasted marshmallows. Totally optional, but I do think the airy whipped cream contrasts wonderfully with the rich flavor of the Nutella hot chocolate.
What is your favorite hot chocolate you’ve ever had?
Now that Hot Chocolate Week is over, don’t forget to check them out. The tiramisu hot chocolate is so good, but the Black Forest hot chocolate miiiiight be my favorite. The chai hot chocolate is just so good though. On the other hand, nothing warms me up like the spicy hot chocolate. While you’re at it, please go check out my bourbon spiked hot chocolate or settle in with a hot chocolate mug cake (which, by the way, makes an incredible edible gift)!
In fact, no one says you can’t just settle with one hot chocolate recipe… why not have a little hot chocolate movie night and try out a couple of recipes with someone while watching a movie?
Add the Nutella, chocolate, and 1/4 cup of the milk in the saucepan. Heat until the chocolate until melted and the ingredients are well-combined. Continue to heat and slowly stir in the remaining milk. Add in the salt and the vanilla if you are using them and stir until well-combined. Serve hot in your favorite mugs. Add in any of your favorite toppings.
Serving Size: 1 c
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 171mg Carbohydrates: 39g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 36g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 9g
Add the Nutella, chocolate, and 1/4 cup of the milk in the saucepan.
Heat until the chocolate until melted and the ingredients are well-combined. Continue to heat and slowly stir in the remaining milk.
Add in the salt and the vanilla if you are using them and stir until well-combined.
Serve hot in your favorite mugs. Add in any of your favorite toppings.