Thick Nutella Hot Chocolate (European-Style)

photo of mugs of hot chocolate topped with large marshmallows

This is a twist on traditional European-style, thick hot chocolate, adding the delicious Nutella flavor to the drink. It’s the perfect winter holiday drink.

close-up photo of a mug of hot chocolate

I am in full holiday mode. We started putting up our tree this weekend. We didn’t actually finish, but at least it’s up and now we just need to finish the decorations. We also found a radio station that plays Christmas music all day, so we’ve been listening to festive holiday tunes all weekend long too.

One of the reasons we haven’t completed decorating the tree is because I forgot how strict Mr. K is with how it needs to be put up. It’s strange because as far as any other house decorating or related decisions, he couldn’t care less. But he will not let me even help set up our fake tree with thousands of branches because he claims I’m doing it wrong. He slowly and meticulously spreads out each of the branches and then steps back, examines it, goes back to readjust, etc. Meanwhile, I’m just impatiently waiting to put on the ornaments.

overhead photo of a mug of hot chocolate

When I decorate, I always require Christmas music and hot chocolate. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with European style hot chocolate. I love how thick, rich, and decadent it is. I learned how to make it when I was making my Spanish churros con chocolate. So I decided to combine this new love, with my previous go-to hot chocolate, my Nutella hot chocolate. And I created a thick, European-style Nutella hot chocolate.

It’s really, really good.
close-up photo of a mug of nutella hot chocolate with marshmallows


Thick Nutella Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
This is a twist on traditional European-style, thick hot chocolate, adding the delicious Nutella flavor to the drink. It's a perfect winter holiday drink.


  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 oz Nutella spread weighed
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch


  1. Reserve 4 tbsp milk and pour the rest into a small pot. Add in Nutella spread. Turn stove to medium  heat and stir constantly until Nutella is completely dissolved in the milk.

  2. In a small bowl, add cornstarch and remaining milk until cornstarch is fully dissolved. Add mixture to the pot on the stove, stirring constantly until hot chocolate thickens. Turn off the stove and serve while chocolate is still warm.

Nutrition Facts
Thick Nutella Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 612mg17%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Calcium 360mg36%
Iron 2.5mg14%
Net Carbs 51g102%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.


22 comments on “Thick Nutella Hot Chocolate (European-Style)”

  1. Looks delicious! Also those mugs are adorable!

  2. Visiting from BlogHer – pinned! 

  3. Omg this just sounds like heaven in a cup! I must must try this at home 🙂

  4. Yes! I will be making this over the weekend, but I’m pretty sure I’ll add a dash of bourbon! 

  5. Nutella hot chocolate?! Mind blown. It must be so creamy and delicious!! 

  6. Mmmmmmmmm, Nutella in hot chocolate – genius!

  7. Oh my goodness this looks so dreamy! Just like the rest of the world I am 100% obsessed with all things nutella. This is SO happening this winter 🙂 

  8. Amazing! This is brilliant. I’ll definitely be trying it out.

  9. Just looking at these photos is getting me all warm and cozy! I’ve been seeing Nutella used in hot chocolate recipes this winter and it sounds amazing. I have a massive craving but I’m afraid I’ll devour the whole jar 😉 Oh well. Gonna have to take the risk and try this anyway!

  10. This looks amazing also do you have maybe the measurement of Nutella in tablespoons or something? I don’t have a scale anymore

  11. I just made this–wow, so thick and delicious. I used another recipe for reference and ended up using about 4 1/2 to 5 tablespoons of Nutella and even added extra milk at the end because it was so thick. I put some in my bae’s thermos for his commute to a late shift and I’m going to drink the rest and wrap some presents. Heavenly!

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