This delicious Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe is perfect for a cold winter day! You only need three ingredients to make this delicious recipe.
Nutella Hot Chocolate
My dear Husband is a Nutella freak! I always have two jars on hand, so I always stay supplied; he likes it that much.
When I told him I would try and make Nutella Hot Chocolate, he asked how quickly it would be ready.
This drink is the first I have made with Nutella. I usually end up making some type of dessert with it. Now that we have made Nutella Hot chocolate, I am already thinking about what else we could make.
Do you make any fun recipes with Nutella?
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make an epic Nutella Hot Chocolate Drink! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Cocoa Powder
Optional Garnishes - mini marshmallows, chocolate shavings, homemade whipped cream,
- Mugs for Serving
How to Make Nutella Hot Chocolate
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
- Whisk all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until well blended and hot.
- Pour into a cup and top with whipped cream and chocolate.
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead: This hot cocoa recipe comes together so quickly that we recommend making it to order.
Storage: Refrigerate leftover Nutella Hot Chocolate in an airtight container and enjoy within three days.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Add all the ingredients to a blender filled with ice and blend until smooth for Frozen Nutella Hot Chocolate!
How to Reheat: Reheat leftover portions in the microwave for about two minutes.
Substitutions: We used regular cow’s milk in this creamy nutella hot chocolate, but you can use any dairy-free milk alternative if you cannot consume lactose or have other dietary restrictions.
Vegetarian Option: This sweet beverage is vegetarian.
Vegan Option: Vegans must use plant-based substitutes for milk and Nutella, as the chocolate hazelnut spread contains milk.
Gluten-Free: This recipe is safe for a gluten-free diet, as Nutella confirms on its site that it is a gluten-free product.
Alcohol-Free Option: We don’t use alcohol when we make this hot chocolate, but you can add a shot or two of Frangelico, Kahlua, rum, bourbon, or Irish cream to make it boozy and extra rich. Frangelico is an Italian hazelnut liqueur.
Smaller Serving Size + Larger Group/More Servings: This Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe is for one and is easy to scale up to however many servings you like.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 38 grams of sugar per serving, with 21 grams per two tablespoons of Nutella. Look for a sugar-free Nutella substitute to make this recipe sugar-free.
Tips for the Best Nutella Hot Chocolate
- If you add a bit of cocoa to the top of the whipped cream, be careful when you first take a drink. I inhaled a massive glob of cocoa powder, which was not a pretty sight.
What to Serve with Nutella Hot Chocolate
Serve this Nutella Hot Chocolate any morning you’d like a decadent pick-me-up to start the day or anytime you need a sweet and chocolatey beverage treat that also warms you up. Here are some menu pairing suggestions.
Sides: Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole, Easy Pancake Muffins, Muffin Mix Pancakes, Air Fryer Sausage Links, 3 Ingredient Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls, Air Fryer Frozen Hashbrowns, Air Fryer Toaster Strudel, Air Fryer Bacon, Sausage Breakfast Biscuit Cups
Main Dishes: Sausage Biscuit & Gravy Casserole, Eggnog French Toast, Crock Pot Cheese Grits, Crock Pot Ham & Cheese Grits, Crockpot Breakfast Casserole, Pulled Pork Breakfast Hash, Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole, CopyCat Egg McMuffin, Eggs in a Basket
When to Serve
- Afternoon Snack
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Nutella Hot Chocolate
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk all ingredients together until well blended and hot.
- Pour into a cup and top with whipped cream and chocolate
Recipe originally shared on January 9, 2013. Updated October 2020