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Nutella hot chocolate is a tasty twist on the classic hot chocolate. It’s chocolatey, creamy, and nutty – all thanks to a simple combo of milk simmered with the best homemade Nutella.

Just when you thought hot chocolate couldn’t get any better. A creamy jar of homemade Nutella takes it to the next level. All you need to do is simmer the Nutella with warm milk, give it a little stir, and there you have it. The most cozy cup of chocolate and hazelnut goodness.

Make a batch for the whole family or a party for two (save the rest for later). And if you’ve got some Nutella left over, keep reading to see how you can make the most of it.

Ingredients for Nutella hot chocolate on a table.

Nutella Hot Chocolate Ingredients

The name pretty much says it all, but here’s a few notes to keep in mind when shopping for ingredients.

  • Milk: You can use either dairy or dairy-free milk such as oat milk, cashew milk or almond milk. Just note that certain dairy-free milks won’t be as creamy. And if you’re using a store-bought version, opt for unsweetened since the Nutella itself has sugar in it.
  • Nutella: While you can use the jarred stuff, I highly recommend making your own batch of Nutella right at home! It’s much healthier and is so easy to make with a food processor and minimal ingredients.
  • Toppings: This is completely optional, but I find that a dollop of coconut whipped cream and chocolate shavings really adds to the whole cozy experience. You can also add a dash of cacao powder, cinnamon, or top it off with marshmallows. There’s no right or wrong answer to this – you do you!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below

How To Make Nutella Hot Chocolate

  • Simmer. Add milk and Nutella to a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer.
  • Whisk away. Stir the mixture together until it’s perfectly creamy and well combined.
  • Serve. Pour the hot chocolate into separate cups and top it off with additional garnishes.

Making nutella hot chocolate in a sauce pan then pouring into a cup.

Ways To Store

  • To store: Pour the Nutella hot chocolate into airtight glass jars, and store in the fridge for 3-5 days. Don’t be alarmed if it separates as that’s normal.
  • To reheat: Add the hot chocolate to a saucepan and gently reheat it on medium heat, until warmed through.

Got Leftover Nutella?

The beauty of Nutella is how versatile it is. Turn fresh fruit into chocolate covered treats. Or spread it onto a warm slice of banana bread for monkey bread heaven. Here’s what to do with the remaining half cup.

Adding whipped cream on top of Nutella hot chocolate.

More Winter Drinks To Love

This season calls for bundling up on the couch with your warmest PJ’s and these cozy winter drinks.

If you make this recipe, let me know how it turned out! I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

A glass of Nutella hot chocolate next to whipped cream.

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Servings: 2 servings

Yield: 2 cups

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Nutella hot chocolate is luxuriously rich, creamy, and perfectly nutty. The best winter drink to cozy up with this season!

  • 4 cups milk, dairy or dairy-free
  • 1/2 cup nutella
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Calories: 456kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Sodium: 352mg, Potassium: 305mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 41g, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 3mg

Course: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: hot chocolate, hot chocolate recipe, Nutella Hot Chocolate

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