Nutella Hot Chocolate

Velvety Nutella hot chocolate | Eat.Drink.Frolic.Up until about a year ago, I’d never tried Nutella. Yes, gasp, sigh and judge me if you want. I think until recently, I had a misconception on what exactly Nutella was. I thought it was something disgusting like Spam and I didn’t understand that it was a delicious hazelnut treat. Even when I finally came to my senses, I was still a bit apprehensive. Hazelnut isn’t something I’m really into but eventually, I put away my judgements and tried it. When the opportunity came about to make Nutella hot chocolate, I was all in – it had to be good, right?

So a while ago, our friends Natasha and Trent had us over to their home for crepes. Sounds like a fancy night, doesn’t it? They make crepes and provide all of the fillings and toppings you could ever wish for. Well, I was looking forward to watching Natasha make the crepes (I’ve never made crepes before) and I was even more intrigued when I saw [insert dramatic music], Nutella. Have you tried this hazelnut spread on a warm crepe? It’s really something special. I kept my crepe pretty simple: Nutella and fresh strawberries. You guys, it was yummy.

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Hot chocolate is a comforting beverage that’s best enjoyed when you’re relaxing. For some reason, I don’t drink it all the time but when I do, I really savor it and enjoy it. Mmmmm. There’s a place, The Hot Chocolatier, that has some really delicious hot chocolate when I’m craving it. What I really love is that they have a variety of flavors that you can choose from. It’s rich and made from lots of love. Summers in the South can be unbearable but The Hot Chocolatier even has a FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE that is really addictive. I had to stop myself from going over there almost everyday – it’s that good.

Last winter I made an “adult” hot chocolate (there’s whiskey in it) and it’s great for sitting by a fire. So this year I thought I’d make something everyone could enjoy – Nutella hot chocolate. It’s easy and the flavors are rich and velvety; you won’t regret it.

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Warm up with Nutella hot chocolate

I used a recipe from Cafe Delites as a guide to creating this yummy beverage. Feel free to double the recipe and make as much as you need. The recipe below is just enough for two servings.

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Nutella Hot Chocolate

From Cafe Delites

serves 2

For a richer flavor, you can use whole milk instead. I also like to add a dash of cinnamon; it pairs well with the Nutella.


  • 2 cups low fat milk
  • 1 tbsp Nutella
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar


  1. Heat milk in a medium sized saucepan on medium heat until its warmed through.
  2. Add the Nutella, cocoa powder and sugar and whisk until dissolved and combined.
  3. Bring to a simmer while stirring then remove from the heat.
  4. Serve with your favorite toppings like: marshmallows, peppermint, chocolate chips, etc.

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6 thoughts on “Nutella Hot Chocolate

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  2. Becca

    You can make a similar deink for adults by using any hot chocolate drink mix, mixed with water and half and half. Then add Frangelico and whipped cream. So good! If you prefer, add Kaluah!

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