Nutella Hot Chocolate

Do you believe in magic? Because you’re about to. I don’t want to oversell this insanely easy 2-ingredient recipe for the best hot chocolate you’ll ever have in your whole entire life, so I won’t tell you how thick and creamy and perfectly chocolately it is. Or how sipping it feels so deliciously comfy it makes my toes curl. I’ll just sit here while you run to the kitchen and try it yourself. Go ahead, I’ll wait…


nutella hot chocolate


I KNOW, RIGHT?! I’ll never go back to those microwave bags of freeze-dried who-knows-what. I’m not sure where I first discovered this recipe, but I made it for my sweet-tooth friends last winter (ie: Skyla) and they raved about it. And sure enough, it was a steaming hot revelation in a mug. I mean, who doesn’t love Nutella? And who doesn’t love quick and easy recipes? But then I forgot all about it until I saw Beautiful Mess’ post with a similar version. And man am I glad I did. If you’ve ever been to The City Bakery in NYC (which I highly recommend!), then you know what you’re getting into with this. It’s thick and creamy and decadent with just a hint of saltiness that makes it easy to drink. Now I just need to learn how to make homemade marshmallows to top it off!


nutella hot chocolate


Nutella Hot Chocolate

1/4 cup Nutella

1 cup milk (I used Almond-Coconut milk)

dash of sea salt (optional)

Heat milk over medium heat, stirring slowly. Add Nutella and stir to combine. Enjoy.


I don’t know about you, but we’ve had windchills well under -15 F (-26 C) here for the last few weeks. Even for a snow bunny like myself, this winter is starting to overstay its welcome. And when that happens, you need things like Nutella hot chocolate and cozy socks to drag you through. But the days are getting longer and soon the summer sun will shine – and in the meantime, there’s Nutella.

  • Oh my god that sounds amazing! Giving that a try x

  • Yumm! Gosh anything with nutella and I am there. I had about half a jar on my pancakes yesterday so this is a good way to use up the rest! 🙂 x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Lindsay

      Mmm nutella pancakes!

    • Dearest Darling

      YUM that sounds so good! Now I’m craving pancakes. 😉

  • Melanie

    What a great idea! I have some friends who are Nutella junkies that will love this! 🙂

  • I totally pinned this! Looks amazing & simple..thanks 🙂

    • Dearest Darling

      Yay thank you for sharing! Simple recipes are the best, aren’t they?

  • sarah

    This is perfect for all of those snow days I have been having.

    • Dearest Darling

      Right?! Snow days are made for Hot Chocoalte.

  • mmm. I MUST try this!

  • OMG it’s so easy to make!!!! Must do it!

    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

    • Dearest Darling

      Isn’t it?? I hope you like it!

  • Nutella + Hot Chocolate= heaven!!

    • Dearest Darling


  • This sounds delicious! Seeing as it’s -35 here too I think it may be the perfect pick me up!

    • Dearest Darling

      Oh no! i thought we had it bad! Hope it warms up soon!

  • iSpeakHisName

    That looks absolutely yummy. I cannot wait to try this. I live in Florida, but it’s going to be cold here for the next few days. 🙁

    • Dearest Darling

      So yummy! I’d be happy to trade our Ohio cold for your Florida cold 😉

  • Ronda

    That looks good and i love the photos and straws

  • That sounds insanely delicious! Thank you for the delicious idea 🙂

  • I didn’t know hot chocolate could be upgraded! This is a great recipe that I want to try.

    • Dearest Darling

      Right? Who knew! But this is a definite upgrade!

  • My best friend is a Nutella nut lol she loves this stuff I have to share on Facebook because her and her other friends love it, thanks for sharing

  • Angie B.

    I’ve never tried making hot cocoa with nutella. This sounds amazing and doesn’t seem very hard to do

    • Dearest Darling

      It’s so easy! And it gives it that perfect rich, creamy flavor!

  • Corina Ramos

    This sounds so good. We have nutella and I’m so going to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Dearest Darling

      Don’t you love recipes that don’t require a grocery run? Hope you love it!

  • Glad to see so many Nutella lovers. When I moved to the States, almost two decades ago, no one even knew what I was talking about. This hot chocolate will be my dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

  • Kate Scott

    Um, delicious!! This looks so fantastic! I love Nutella so much I don’t keep it in the house often. 😛

  • Pam@over50feeling40

    Just YUM! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop! Please stop by to enter the very special giveaway on

  • Clara

    looks so delicious!


  • Mary Denman

    Going to see if I still have Nutella in my cupboard! This looks like the hot chocolate I had in Firenze, Italy, which is the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!

  • Our granddaughter loves nutella, she will love this. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo