Thursday, February 5, 2009

Nutella Hot Chocolate

It seems today is World Nutella Day and as I didn't want to be left out of the fun, I decided to concoct a little something using the famous hazelnut spread. Our favorite way to enjoy Nutella is usually to spread it on some hot crèpes, roll them up and eat way too many! But since I didn't have time to make crèpes today, I thought I could make a Nutella Hot Chocolate.

It worked very well. The Nutella is sweet enough that this doesn't need any extra sugar and a half teaspoon or so of instant espresso powder doesn't hurt either. Perfect for a cold afternoon, knitting, reading or... doing laundry... Whatever fun things come your way! :)

Nutella Hot Chocolate
1 cup milk
1 tbsp Nutella
1/2 tsp instant espresso powder

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, whisk all three ingredients together until well combined, warm and frothy. If it's too sweet, add a little more milk. Serve in your favorite mug. Enjoy!


Thanks to Sara of Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle of Bleeding Espresso for the chance to participate!

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32 comments:

Ginny said...

I would love to curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate today! yum!

ourlifeinfood said...

I love this idea. I never would have thought to use Nutella in hot chocolate! Yum.

pinkstripes said...

Oh, that sounds absolutely divine.

spatulascorkscrews said...

No Way! Hot Chocolate? Why didn't I think of that???

Your hot chocolate is such a great idea, I linked your post to my Nutella post! Hope you don't mind!

Treehouse Chef said...

I love nutella so I will be sure to try this, especially now that is is 20 degrees outside and I am freezing.

Manggy said...

Couldn't we *all* use some hot chocolate today, eh? :) Looks so comforting!

Donna-FFW said...

My goodness, this sounds fantastic. Decadent. Sinful. So for me.

Sarah said...

Yum yum, liquid nutella!

heidileon said...

wow...now THIS is a brilliant idea! Specially with this cold weather ;-)

thanks for sharing and happy World Nutella Day!

Heidi

Gigi said...

Nutella hot chocolate? ...drooling! Yay another awesome Nutella recipe!

Hillary said...

Ooh great idea! I guess you can make hot chocolate with a lot more than just chocolate! :)

jd said...

Ooo, this is an awesome idea!

Hazelnut and chocolate are so lovely together... I bet this was heavenly!

Grace said...

great idea, lyb! hot chocolate is my winter staple, and nutella is simply a staple year-round. :)

Kaitlin said...

MMM this looks perfect.

Candy Girl said...

How clever! I can't wait to try and am bummed that I forgot about World Nutella Day.

Ceres said...

I wish every day was World Nutella Day!

SundayDish said...

simple, chocolatey, nutella-y. Yum! I like the espresso addition.

Chocblog said...

Very inspiring this Nutella hot chocolate.

Aimée said...

Geez, apparently I missed WND and didn't even know it. I'll have to have a beaver tail w/ Nutella to make up for it.

Nicisme said...

I think I'm going to make one of these later, just perfect for the cold snap we are having!
Great entry!

Sara said...

Nutella is a favorite of mine (Nutella ice cream is amazing) so I can't believe I missed World Nutella Day.

I will have to get ready for next year by drinking Nutella hot chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, I just made myself a cup of this hot chocolate! It's definitely worth it, it tastes so much better than the usual powder in everyone's kitchen cupboards. I had to use instant coffee powder instead, so I just added a touch bit more, it turned out to have a nice coffee after taste :) Next time I'm at the supermarket, I'm going to look for some espresso powder so I can try it how it should be made! 5 stars!

Talita said...

What a pity! I just knew about the Nutella day after the 9 february. I'd love to prepared something with that yummy chocolate cream and post at my blog.

ChichaJo said...

That sounds sublime! I miss Nutella day (wah!) but I'm enjoying all the recipes! Big Nutella fan here :)

spatulascorkscrews said...

Hi LyB!
I just finished an article and linked your hot chocolate to it. If you'd like me to include a photo in a slide show, let me know?
http://www.examiner.com/x-4208-Providence-Food-Examiner~y2009m3d11-Nutella-recipes-World-Nutella-Day

Emzyyy said...

This Helped Me Prove I Wasnt Crazy Thinking To Make Nutella Hot Chocolate XD

Thank You Inventer! :P

April said...

oh this sounds lovely!
must try!

Amy at THeSceneFromMe said...

I am a hot chocolate loved and never thought to put my beloved Nutella in it! Yummy!

Jody Lutter said...

Delicious and easy to make! Thank you.

Pat Palmer said...

Oh I love this idea. I'm going to make this on National Nutella Day this year. And I'm going to follow your blog.

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