Nutella Hot Chocolate




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I have to admit I love Nutella. I can eat it by the spoonful.  So Nutella flavoured hot chocolate sounds like heaven to me.  This recipe is super easy to make and I have included a few variations to suit anyone's taste.

  • 1-2 tablespoon Nutella
  • 1 cup water
Place the Nutella and water in a sauce pan.  Heat on medium stirring until the Nutella is dissolved.  Bring to a boil. Pour into your favorite mug and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or marshmallows.


Microwave method:
Pour water/milk into microwavable cup and heat for 2 min.  Add Nutella and microwave for another minute. (Ezara mentioned below that if you have a higher power microwave these times are a bit high; try heating the water for 1 minute, add the Nutella and heat for another 40s). Stir and serve.

Make it creamier:
Replace all or part of the water with milk/cream.  Stir/whisk constantly while heating. Froth up the milk if you have a frother.

Make it more chocolaty:
Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

Make it spicier:
Add a pinch (or more) of cayenne pepper and/or a teaspoon of cinnamon.

Make it more caffeinated:
Add a 1/2-1 teaspoon instant espresso powder or replace some of the water with brewed espresso.

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3 years ago

Wow. this is absolutely amazing. It's great as the cooker broke and i can do it in the microwave and thankyou so much for the microwave times


5 years ago on Introduction

best hot chocolate i have ever had thank u xx

this is the BEST use for nutella i have ever seen!
i make it with a mug of milk and a tablespoon of nutella or a teacup of milk and two teaspoons
ever since i found this i haven't gone back to the powered mixes, this is honestly one of the best drinks ever!
slightly chocolaty with a lovely creamy taste of hazelnuts ^_^
brilliant work Chrysn

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i made it in a separate pan from the nutella because the peanut butter has peanut butter oil so it will separate the nutella from the milk if you make it in one pan


Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

I just thought I would point out that nutela is vegetarian but not vegan. vegans will only eat something if it does not contain any thing from animals (so no dairy or meat) however vegetarians will eat dairy but not meat.


Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

So do I, but the whey powder is non-vegetarian because animal rennet was used in it's making. The vegetarian society don't recognise it as vegetarian. A bit like cheeses which use animal rennet, unless you eat that sort of dairy too...just trying to help out.

Rennet is no longer collected from the stomachs or animals. They now have genetically engineered microorganisms that produce it, much like yeast is used to produced yogurt and beer. So while it is still technically an animal product it is a byproduct now.


8 years ago on Introduction

You know what? I have 9 jars of Nutella in my cupboard by the stove, and right now I'm on a 2 apples / day diet (trying to get to 75 from so eventhough I droooled at this instructable, and wanted to try it so much I just have to drool more :(

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Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

Good for you for resisting (if you saw how much fat was in a tablespoon if Nutella you'd be happy you didn't have any).


8 years ago on Introduction

This is delicious! Add a little peppermint extract to it and it makes a great Christmas time drink! :)

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