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Nutella hot chocolate

Some days I feel like chocolate I just have a few squares of a plain, dark block with my coffee then there are days when I want comforting, creamy, sweet chocolate – it was the latter which inspired today’s post.  I spotted a recipe a while back for Nutella hot chocolate and thought I’d give it a go but with some twists to it.

And whatever you do, don’t go thinking Nutella is good for you (I’m only being a little bit cheeky).  This is one depraved hot chocolate, make no bones about it.  I guess you could say I don’t do things by halves from the looks of this super easy, decadent hot chocolate drink and for sure you don’t need the whipped cream and chocolate sauce or quite honestly the Nutella, but damn.  It’s good.

You can use any milk you like with this – I used 2% (I know I know, it’s the equivalent of eating hot chips with a diet coke but honestly, I could never see what was wrong with that since having a full sugar coke would be worse surely?).

Recipe:

400mls milk of your choice (I used 2%)
3 x 20ml level tablespoons of Nutella
1 tspn vanilla essence

Whipped cream (I used the aerosol kind)
60g dark chocolate

Melt dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a simmering pan of water on medium heat.

Whisk milk, Nutella and essence in a pan over medium heat until Nutella has dissolved and milk is hot; pour into mugs.  Add whipped cream and melted chocolate.

Serves: 2

Note:  If you’re concerned about the sustainability of Nutella, have a look around for other options.

    12 Responses leave one →
    1. May 10, 2012

      WOW! I just made Nutella mug cakes the other day and I cannot get enough Nutella for this week…I will definitely try this! I love the dripping Nutella on the sides…Yummy!

    2. May 10, 2012

      Such a genius idea for hot chocolate, Emma! Never tried it like this before. I would be in “heaven” drinking a nice mug of the Nutella treat!
      Love the photo with the Nutella dripping down the side…a craving photo for Nutella, that’s for sure!

      As I was strolling down on your previous posts, I noticed your roasted chicken that is incredibly moist and tender looking, made in the Dutch oven. I specifically have a clay pot just for roasting chicken which gives the same results…just haven’t used it in a while. I use the lemon and garlic as well, and also stick fresh rosemary sprigs under the skin!
      Hugs,

    3. May 10, 2012

      Looks delicious! Exactly what I need at the moment as I have a cold.

    4. May 10, 2012

      Up in the Dandenongs a friend took me to little cafe that made hot chocolates and mochas with Lindt balls. You could order dark, milk or white. It was the most evil mocha I’ve ever had.

    5. May 11, 2012

      Nutella in hot chocolate sounds great! And, of course you need the whipped cream. ;)

    6. May 12, 2012

      This looks great and can bring great comfort after a long day.

    7. June 7, 2012

      I want to lick that mug!

    8. nikki oconnor permalink
      December 4, 2012

      This is great! I’ve been hoping to give kids, and myself some hot chocolate this week without running to store to buy chocolate powder. Never thought to heat milk and nutella gotta try it!

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