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Growing up I had a horrible after school habit of drinking hot chocolate every single day. I say horrible because this “habit” really signified me plowing through containers of Swiss Miss at an extreme rate, due to the fact that I always doubled the recommended serving in relation to water or milk. Side note, I still do this if I come across the stuff. One packet is just not enough! You know I’m right.

But even though Swiss Miss no longer graces our cupboards, I still love having hot chocolate throughout the chilly season. Last weekend, when we were grabbing coffee with friends, there was a Nutella hot chocolate on the menu. I quickly changed up my standard latte order and got the hot chocolate. After one sip I uttered to Brandon, “OMG I’m making this for the blog.” Yep. I’m that predictable. So here it is, my own version which contains a mere three ingredients and is so simple to make. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner!

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Serves 2

  • 2 cups of milk (almond or soy will work, too)
  • 1/4 cup of Nutella
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Set a saucepan to medium low heat. Add in 1/2 cup of the milk and the Nutella. Whisk until well combined. Add in the remaining milk and heat until piping hot. Serve with marshmallows or straight up. Note: the ratio is 1 cup of milk to 2 tablespoons of Nutella, so if you’d like to make 3 servings it would be 3 cups of milk and 6 tablespoons of Nutella, and so on.

  1. I’ve always found two packets is a must–and even that isn’t enough! I’m definitely in favor of making hot chocolate from scratch (it’s just so much better!), and a Nutella version sounds out of this world.

  2. That is a great idea! I love nutella and this is super simple!

  3. this looks crazy delicious!!! i definitely need to try this!!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  4. I don’t understand. How do you keep from eating the Nutella straight out of the jar and save enough to make the hot chocolate?

  5. OH! That’s absolutely perfet! I have a Nutella jar in the kitchen that I’ve been saving for a special recipe… And I think I’ve found it! This is the perfect treat for these first dark freezing nights of winter! Yeah.. where I live Winter arrived weekes ago!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. totally agree with you on the swiss miss! thanks for sharing! this sounds delicious.

  7. I thought I’d had Nutella every way possible, but drinking it ? Hot? Oh. My. Goodness. I don’t think there could be anything better than that. Must pin!

  8. I am a Nutella hot chocolate fan also! What is better than hazelnut hot chocolate? Not much. :-)

  9. I recently ordered hot chocolate on a whim and loved every sip. I think I’d forgotten just how tasty and comforting it can be. Love this Nutella version!

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  12. OMG!! I absolutely ave to try it this weekend
    And of couuuurse i already Pinned it on my board ^^
    Thank you a lot for that

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  14. This looks mouthwatering!! I wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup! You can see it here… :)


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  16. Gotta try this someday. if its good that is another hot chocolate that’s gonna be easy to make but wanna make it from scratch complete.

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  22. Cynthia

    The recipe calls for vanilla, but it is never said when it is added. Making this on a rainy day for my daughter, I guess I will go without and if it seems to be needing more flavor, add the vanilla? hmm

  23. Kat

    Has anyone figured out how to get alcohol in this? a rum? a brandy? a liquor?


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