Nutella hot chocolate for World Nutella Day

Nutella hot chocolate with marshmallows on top.Happy “World Nutella Day ! Yup, it’s a thing! Originally created by Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso, World Nutella Day is a day to celebrate, get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella.  In 2015, Sara transferred World Nutella® Day to Ferrero (the makers of Nutella®) to help it live on and grow for years to come.

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It’s the 15th iteration of this auspicious day and my 12th year participating.

In 2010 I made a Nutella cheesecake, in 2011 I made Nutella lamingtons, in 2012 I went French with Nutella macarons craquelés,  in 2013, I made Nutella truffle pops. in 2014 I made a flourless hazelnut-chocolate Nutella-inspired cake, in 2015 I made a chocolate-hazelnut smoothie in 2016, I made Nutella éclairs, in 2017 I made Nutella pots de crème, in 2018 I made Chocolate -Hazelnut Financiers, in 2019, I made Nutella Twists and Palmiers and last year I made Chocolate Hazelnut Bliss Bites.

This year, I’ve gone SUPER SIMPLE with a snack I came up with a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been teaching from home since the start of January and on some days, teach 5 classes with only short breaks in between. I’m always looking for snacks I can make/ eat quickly and the weather being what it is, hot chocolate is often my afternoon go-to. But one afternoon I was setting out ingredients for some recipe development later in the day and thinking about what I was going to snack on and my eye fell on the pot of Nutella and all of a sudden, I wondered about simply heating milk/ cream and mixing in Nutella to make a different type of hot chocolate.

Mug of Nutella hot chocolate.I tried it and, wow – it’s comforting and creamy and just sweet enough. The PERFECT afternoon snack!

Yield: 1

Nutella hot chocolate

Mug of Nutella hot chocolate.

Easy Nutella hot chocolate

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

for the hot chocolate

  • 1 heaping tablespoon Nutella
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) skim milk
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) heavy (35%) cream

for garnish

  • 2 large marshmallows, cut in halves
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella

Instructions

    1. Put the Nutella in a small pot and pour the milk and cream on top.
    2. Place the pot over medium-high heat and gently whisk until the Nutella is completely melted.
    3. Once the Nutella is melted, turn down the heat to medium and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, whisking constantly. The liquid will thicken slightly as it cooks.
    4. Remove the pot from the heat. Allow the hot chocolate to sit for a minute (it will thicken slightly as it cools) and stir before you pour into the mug.
    5. Melt the second tablespoon of Nutella in a microwave (at 50-60% for about 1 minute, until liquidy)
    6. Press the chopped marshmallows into the melted Nutella cut side down, and float on top of the hot chocolate

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Ok, so the Nutella-dipped marshmallows on top are not a MUST but they do elevate it to a bit more of a decadent treat – dessert maybe, instead of an afternoon snack?

Nutella hot chocolate with Nutella-dipped marshmallows on top.What about you – how will you celebrate World Nutella Day?

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