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Nutella Hot Chocolate

photo of a mug of Nutella Hot Chocolate
This past weekend there was some interesting weather. While we were experiencing a heat wave in San Diego, parts of the East Coast were experiencing some severe snow. In October!

Hot cocoa didn’t seem really appropriate with the 80-degree weather in San Diego, but I was thinking of the people experiencing snow. I saw a few Nutella hot chocolate recipes last week and immediately knew I had to make it. I have such an obsession with Nutella, I’m surprised I didn’t think of this sooner.
close-up photo of a mug of nutella hot chocolate
This drink is delicious. Pure Nutella mixed with hot milk. You can add marshmallows or whipped cream, but this time around we just drank it plain. I have a feeling this will be a staple drink this winter.
nutella hot chocolate with a jar of nutella in the background

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Servings: 1 cup
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
This Nutella hot chocolate is a decadent step-up from a regular cup of hot chocolate!


  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Nutella


  • Pour milk and Nutella in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until Nutella and milk are completely blended and begins to boil. 
  • Pour into a mug and drink while warm. Garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream if desired.


Recipe slightly adapted from Miss in the Kitchen


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 418kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 133mg, Potassium: 556mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 41g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Calcium: 343mg, Iron: 2.4mg, Net Carbs: 42g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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16 comments on “Nutella Hot Chocolate”

  1. What a great idea – I just bought the Costco pack of Nutella. I might add whipped cream if I was feeling decadent since I’m not a fan of marshmallows in my drink.

  2. It’s so simple that I can’t believe I never thought of it! Yumm, now if only the weather would cooperate…

    • Yeah it is really simple. Oh, I’m sure the cold weather will be soon here enough. I think i’ll be making this instead of regular hot chocolate this winter.

  3. This is genious! It is cold here in Utah now… so it’s off to the grocery store for me to pick up some Nutella.

  4. I have been an addict of this style of hot chocolate for about 10 years now and I am still surprised more people have not tried it yet. THE BEST YOU WILL EVER HAVE

  5. I just recently indulged in my first spoonful of Nutella. I’ve seen it on the cooking channel, commercials etc. and OH MY, I did not need to know Costco had the big quantity as I try to stick to the small container LOL Just smeared some on little peanut butter stuffed pretzel nuggets…shoulda had some hot chocolate with, as it’s cold enough here today. Next time…Also great on vanilla muffins, pound cake, graham crackers and heck, right out of the jar 🙂 Thanks!


    • I’m happy you discovered nutella. The big jars at Costco are a great bargain. Cheaper than the small ones and really useful for baking because you do need a lot for baking.

  6. Yesterday I had my first Nutella hot chocolate, but it wasn’t this recipe. I just made hot chocolate then got a big glob of Nutella on my spoon and starting swirling it in the hot chocolate. You could see it swirling and getting all melty with the hot chocolate, and the Nutella was getting warmer, and I got soooo happy to see the hot chocolate darken in colour while adding the Nutella. The final result = AMAZING. It was quite rich and I enjoyed every sip very very much!

  7. Wow, I do love nutella, Just the plain nutella where I just use a spoon and put it in my mouth and let it stay there. I enjoy every taste I can have on my nutella! Love to try this one! Thanks for sharing your idea!

  8. I made this last night and it was so good! I love nutella and this is such a perfect recipe. This is definitely the thing to get me through the rest of winter. Lol.

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