Nutella is one of those condiments I always have around the house; I alternate between periods of eating copious amounts of it, putting it on everything, and proclaiming itâ€™s the best thing ever.
And then there are those other times when Iâ€™m indifferent to it, and it languishes in the cupboard for months.
Despite what the commercials suggest, Iâ€™ve never thought of it as healthy or good for me, itâ€™s definitely not a â€˜health foodâ€™ â€“ all you have to do is look at the ingredients.
Iâ€™ve often thought about making my own; with roasted hazelnuts, cocoa powder, coconut milk and sugar â€“ Iâ€™m a little hesitant it wouldnâ€™t turn out as creamy, smooth and chocolaty.
Nevertheless, itâ€™s okay to indulge now and thenâ€¦
I recently discovered another use for Nutella â€“ making hot chocolate, now why didnâ€™t I think of that?
Itâ€™s a twist on the classic hot chocolate; a warm hot chocolaty drink with subtle hints of hazelnut.
Itâ€™s quite heavenly!
Nutella Hot Chocolate
- 2 tablespoons Nutella
- 1 cup almond milk or other
- A pinch of nutmeg
- Whisk Nutella and milk together in a sauce pan
- Place over medium heat and stir until Nutella is dissolved
- Bring to a boil, add a pinch of nutmeg, and whisk
- Pour into your favourite mug
- Add toppings of whipped cream, marshmallows or shaved chocolate if desired