If you love Nutella, this homemade hot chocolate is for you! Made on the stove top in just minutes, this creamy, chocolaty hot drink is perfect for warming up when its cold outside!
As the days get shorter, and the weather gets colder, the need for a delicious cup of hot chocolate becomes more and more necessary. Hot chocolate is perfect for watching your favorite Christmas movies, and enjoying with your favorite cookies. It’s also the perfect drink for when the snow is falling and you need to warm your body and soul!
I personally LOVE to enjoy homemade hot chocolate. Homemade is WAY better than the powdered stuff you buy at the grocery store, and is pretty simple to make. All you need is a saucepan, and a few ingredients, and you’ll discover that homemade is the only way to go!
Start by adding your chocolate chips, sugar, Nutella and salt into a medium sauce pan. Pour in your milk. We typically have 1% in the fridge, but making hot chocolate with whole milk will result in the most amazing, creamy delicious treat! Heat the mixture on medium heat and everything will begin to melt together, resulting in the most decadent, delicious hot chocolate. Stir in your vanilla for an amazing flavor that you’ll be sure to love!
Ladle the hot chocolate into the mugs right away, and top with lots of marshmallows or whipped cream. This hot chocolate is the perfect treat to enjoy with Christmas cookies, and fantastic to help warm up after playing in the snow!
Here’s the easy, delicious recipe for my homemade Nutella Hot Chocolate:
- 4 c. milk
- 1 c. chocolate chips
- ⅓ c. sugar
- ¼ c. Nutella Hazelnut Spread
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- pinch/grind of salt
- marshmallows or whipped cream for topping
- In a medium saucepan, add the milk, chocolate chips, sugar, Nutella and salt. Over medium heat, slowly whisk the ingredients together. Heat on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, making sure not to boil. Once the liquid comes to a low simmer, remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla.
- While still hot, ladle into mugs, and top with your preference of marshmallows or whipped cream.
When its cold outside, treat yourself to the most wonderful, homemade Nutella Hot Chocolate. Enjoy! ~Erin