Nutella Hot Cocoa

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  • I love nutella. LOVE! Nutella is a creamy spread made from roasted hazelnuts. It also has cocoa and lots of sugar in it. It’s divine! I’ve been craving nutella and since it’s cooling down a little bit, I decided to whip up some hot cocoa with this sinful stuff.

    Nutella Hot Cocoa
    By the way, I looked up the difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa. It turns out the hot chocolate is liquid heated with bits of chopped chocolate or liquid chocolate and hot cocoa is liquid heated with cocoa powder. Well, this is kind of a cross between the two. It’s Nutella Hot Chocolate Cocoa. Or Nutella Hot Cocoa Chocolate. Whatever. It’s Nutella Totally Good!
    So, here’s the line up.

    The first time I ever had nutella was on a visit to Brazil with my family. It was not really commonly sold in the US yet, so it was extra special to me! If you have never had it, turn the computer off and go get some!

    Nutella Hot Cocoa
    serves 2
    2 C milk
    3 T Nutella
    1 tsp Hershey’s Cocoa Special Dark
    1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/8 tsp vanilla extract
    Pinch of salt
    Marshmallows

    In a small sauce pot, start heating the milk. Once warm, add Nutella and whisk together until smooth. Add cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Whisk and cook until it starts to boil. Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows.

    The more marshmallows the merrier. Who said less is more? Sometime MORE is more. You know what I mean?

    Also, don’t forget that dash of salt. It may not seem important, but it is. It’s just what the cocoa needs to send it “over the top,” as my father in law would say.

    This is the most rich, delicious warm drink. It almost makes me want to skip fall and Halloween and go straight to Christmas. Almost.

    For other scrumptious nutella recipes, check out Bella Nutella. They have soooooo many yummy things sent in by other foodies. You can sip on your Nutella Hot Cocoa and browse other fantastic photos and drive yourself crazy for a while! {sigh}

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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10854663969170507859 Lemon Drops

      YUM! I’ll definitely have to try this out! I just tried Nutella for the FIRST time this past week. It’s amazing. It is also 5 points plus for a serving! YIKES! HA!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina

      I am just loving all the warm beverage posts that have started up with the change of the season. This one does have some awesome ingredients-definitely a must try. Yum!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03266656770558847026 Ann

      Oh – how cool are you?! This is awesome! My husband a nutella freak…he’d love this one! Thanks for sharing…what a GREAT idea!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01754067768246898183 Heather Henry

      That looks truly amazing. I am a huge fan of Nutella as well. YUM!! Thanks for sharing, I’m thinking this will be a huge hit among my teenagers. Super cute and yummy blog too! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02326240393099112570 Leah S.

      In many parts of Europe, particularly Serbia where I frequently visit, they serve nutella (it’s called creme there) on crepes, wrapped up tight for a snack. They call them pancakes. OMG..sinful. And I must have one nearly every day when I go. When I buy nutella here? I usually just eat it by the spoonful since I want it NOW and can’t wait to cook it into anything. LOL

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

      Leah S.
      I’m not sure if you will look at this again, but you should check out this post: http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2011/03/project-free-bananas.html
      I have 4 other recipes with Nutella in them, including crepes! :) That would be right up your ally! :)

    • http://imapretendchef.blogspot.com/ Pretend Chef

      This looks so delicious. Yummy!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14321374710550709020 Sherry @ No Minimalist Here

      This sounds like heaven on earth to me! I am a little obsessed with Nutella so this is the perfect recipe for me. Thanks for sharing.
      Hugs,
      Sherry

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08659490868053210396 Pam

      Oh. my. Lord. I’m totally salivating here. I LOVE Nutella. I am so making this!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18096142704823495321 Amber

      My Hubby is a Nutella freak, can’t wait to make this for him. Just wanted to stop by and let you know that as one of the co-hosts of the Holiday Sweet Swap your cocoa made my top 5!

      Amber
      http://www.lifelovegreen.com/2011/12/holiday-sweet-swap-my-picks/

    • http://becauseithinkican.wordpress.com/ becauseithinkican

      Our family is Nutella crazy! We buy multiples in bulk from Costco… I can’t wait to try this recipe, I’m glad I found you!

      Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02050575056363714624 Zara Price

      Can I use almond milk instead??

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Almond milk would be great!! Since I posted this recipe, almond is almost the only thing I use now. Go for it and happy hot chocolate-ing! :)

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