A tasty 3-ingredient Mocha Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe. This hot chocolate is made with milk, homemade Nutella and instant coffee, it’s low in sugar and so, so satisfying!
Mocha+Nutella is kiiiiiind of the best of both worlds, if you ask me. First off, thank you to everyone who commented on yesterday’s wedding post! I promise to keep bringing you updates as they happen, though I really like compiling them into one post, so I’ll probably end up doing one of those in a couple months.
Besides wedding planning, I’ve also been loving hot drinks lately. <<<<I can’t believe I just said that. I’m sort of going through a mini identity crisis because my whole life I’ve been THAT GIRL who only likes iced drinks, but I’ve been enjoying hot drinks—including hot coffee—for the past month or so. Don’t get me wrong—when I go to a coffee shop, I will order iced coffee every time, but there’s something comforting about sipping slowly on a warm beverage, whether it be hot coffee or hot chocolate.
There’s also something comforting about Nutella, but you already knew that. I’ve since made my homemade Nutella recipe twice since posting it and what can I say? I can’t get enough! One note: I noticed I’ve been buying the dry roasted unsalted hazelnuts from Trader Joe’s and those work really well. However, if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you and end up buying raw hazelnuts, you’ll need to roast them in the oven first. Otherwise, they take longer to blend and have a slightly different taste. Just a tip!
I figured I better squeeze in all my winter recipes before it’s too late, though as warm as it’s been around these parts, it looks like it’s supposed to snow later this week sooooo… bring on the warm drinks! Not but seriously… according to my Weather app, it’s supposed to snow Thursday and then be back up in the high 50s by the weekend. WHAAAAT, so confusing. Mostly because I never know what kind of coat to wear. << real issues.
I honestly don’t have much to say about this recipe because, well, it’s only THREE INGREDIENTS, and the only thing better than Nutella hot chocolate is with a little bit of coffee added into the mix. You’ve got your milk, you’ve got your homemade Nutella, and you’ve got an optional yet hardly optional scoop of instant coffee. One note: if you’re a dairy milk drinker, I suggest using regular dairy milk. However, if you’re like me and prefer almond or coconut, stick with that but just know that the hot chocolate WILL have a slightly almond-y or coconut-y taste to it, along with tasting like hazelnut and coffee. ….which isn’t a bad thing, just something to note!
One last note: don’t actually top your hot chocolate with hazelnuts like I did in these photos. It looks cute, but I ended up choking on little hazelnut pieces the whole time I was drinking it. Embarrassingggggggg. What’s not embarrassing is drinking a cup of mocha hazelnut hot chocolate for breakfast AND after dinner. Do it—you will not regret!
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 2-3 tbsp homemade Nutella
- 1 tsp instant coffee
- Pour milk and Nutella into saucepan and heat on medium, stirring occasionally.
- Bring mixture to a LOW boil and then remove from heat, stirring really well so that Nutella mixes with milk completely; stir in coffee.
Q: Are you a hot chocolate drinker? Tell me about the weather where you are, unless you’re in California because I already know I’ll be jealous