Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate-must make! (click through for recipe) Listen, I know that nobody needs an excuse to eat Nutella. You don’t even have to put it on anything—it goes great with spoons. However, I am giving you an excuse to drink Nutella, which may not have crossed your mind yet. If we could only get Nutella-flavored oxygen into those weird oxygen bars, you could even breathe Nutella, but I may be getting a bit ahead of myself. Let’s stick to the joy of being able to drink it for now…

Nutella Hot Chocolate-must make! (click through for recipe) Nutella Hot Chocolate (makes 2 servings).

1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup Nutella 
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of sea salt
fresh whipped cream (optional)

Nutella Hot Chocolate-must make! (click through for recipe) Add your milk to a small pot and heat the milk over low-medium heat until warm (don’t let the milk boil; just warm it slowly). 

Nutella Hot Chocolate-must make! (click through for recipe) Once the milk has warmed, add your Nutella and stir regularly with a whisk until all the spread has dissolved. Add the cinnamon and salt, and stir until combined. Pour into mug and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream.

Nutella Hot Chocolate-must make! (click through for recipe) Nutella Hot Chocolate-must make! (click through for recipe) This hot chocolate is a little on the rich side, but I love the combination of the cinnamon with the chocolate hazelnut goodness of the Nutella. It just adds a touch of warmth, and the dash of salt really kicks all the flavors up a notch too. I am a big fan of hot drinks in front of the fireplace as the cold weather approaches, and I think this will be a big hit in our house this year. Now let’s get working on that Nutella-flavored air—who’s with me!? xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with Stella from A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • I’ve just made it ! It’s delicious, but one cup will be enough, it feeds quite well !!

  • Jif has a salted caramel hazelnut spread. If you use that verses the regular Nutella and (maybe) skip the cinnamon… OMG it is for flipping delicious!

  • I’m lactose intolerant but I’m sure this would taste wonderful made with lactose free milk sans whipped cream 😀

  • Yum! Yum! Yum! This looks amazing! I will def. be trying this out once the weather gets a bit cooler. Thanks!

  • Looks amazing! Perfect for the upcoming months! I’m a huge fan of chocolate.. (of course)

  • I cracked up! I am reading this post eating Nutella off… ::drum roll:: a spoon.

  • Just sent this as a link to my friend who is obsessed with Nutella. Why does something so amazing have to be so fatty!

  • Hmm, that’s odd! Maybe add it in at the end when the liquid is hot and whisk while you sprinkle it slowly? Glad it tasted good though!

    Laura 🙂

  • I made something similar last winter (without the cinnamon and cream) will have to try it this way next time. It sounds delicious!

  • I just received a sample of Nutella in the mail yesterday! Looking forward to making this for the kiddos…the weather has finally cooled down here in Houston! Thanks for sharing…

  • OMG! You are a genius! I’m off to Tesco’s to get a jar of Nutella!! Oh, and some milk…

  • I have my own Nutella hot chocolate recipe:

    How fun that we used the same friggin’ mug! I topped mine with homemade marshmallows that I toasted. Extra decadent!

  • Oh my, this looks super yummy. Can’t wait to try it myself on a cold night in xx

  • This sounds dreamy, so easy too! Thanks for sharing 🙂 x

  • This could be the most perfect recipe you’ve posted. So easy and so… Nutella!

  • Oh wow this looks amazing. I’m instantly craving nutella!

  • I made this last night and it was AMAZING!! Although I found that the Cinnamon didn’t mix into it very well and sunk to the bottom? Still delicious though. The salt made it even better!

  • Oh sweet sugary goodness this looks delicious and a perfect treat now it’s getting a bit chillier!

  • You just made my day! I’m a huge fan of hot chocolate in the colder seasons, but Nutella? I never thought of it,
    I’m definitely trying it this weekend. Thank you!

  • i will definitely try it this weekend…cant wait…maybe i´ll try it today 😉
    looks soo delicious and i always love new hot chocolat recipes
    thanks a lot 🙂

  • Just a positively lovely drink! No need for convincing here….I am ON THIS!

  • I live the in US Virgin islands it’s 80 degrees or hotter every single day so I shared it on facebook urging someone in a cold climate to please try this. HOLY DELISH.

  • Definitely one of those recipes to use when it starts to get really cold! Perfect Sunday night drink!

  • This sounds amazing, I love cinnamon and Nutella but never thought of adding salt before. I love the cinnamon jar by the way.

  • I’m definitely going to make this for my husband and I. Looks and sounds delicious.

  • Now this could get dangerous. I try not to keep Nutella in my house because I can eat an entire jar in less than a week… but I might just have to go buy a jar this weekend!

  • wow! wow! wow! all I have to say about this post is amen! I cannot wait to try this. Happy Thursday ABM family 🙂

  • Basically, my life, on a scale of one to ten, before I read this post, was a solid 8. You just kicked up to a 9.5 with this. Thank you and bless you! <3

  • Love this. I can’t wait to try it 😉 where can I get a milk bottle with lid like that? I love it

  • i’m obsessed with nutella! this is great : )

    follow my blog!

  • Can’t believe ive never thought of doing that, great idea ill definitely use it

  • I’ve made hot chocolate before with hazelnut milk and melted chocolate. Tastes like nutella and it’s dairy free!

  • Good idea! I am a long time nutella lover. This sounds cozy and delish.

  • SOOO yummy!

  • Oh, I’m so going to make this….slightly salty….delicious!! What a great, accessible, recipe! [if rather dangerous in terms of calories!!]

  • “Listen, I know that nobody needs an excuse to eat Nutella. You don’t even have to put it on anything—it goes great with spoons.” haha! so funny.

  • haven’t eaten nutella for months, now there’s a reason to buy some 🙂

  • Great idea, and looks so good. Would kill for a cup right now! Love your photos too. Even looking at them made me relax a little… haha. 🙂

  • Oh my goodness, yes please right now! I’m putting nutella on my grocery list because I am so going to make this!

  • I am for sure trying this! I love love nutella!

  • Ummmmm this looks incredible. trying this next week once it finally cools off in LA.


  • laura you are the funniest person ever, I love your posts. i don’t drink milk but let’s talk about how good this could be with coconut milk…yesssss I think so.

  • This actually sounds like the most incredible thing EVER! I’m definitely going to give this a go 🙂

  • Nutella & cinnamon is the new PB&J. I’d be down to make this with almond milk. Mmmm. :] // ☼ ☯

  • This would be so brilliant to serve during the winter. Pinning!

    Warm Regards,

  • Whaaaaat? OMG I can’t believe I haven’t thought of this! Now I wonder what a nutella flavoured latte would taste like?

  • I have made a version of this recipe before and I am here to attest, it is MIND-BLOWING. I never make regular hot chocolate after having this. Love the idea of a dash of sea salt for that salty-sweet flavor profile.


  • This looks insanely good! I’ve kind of sworn off of hot chocolate, mostly just because the powdered stuff is kind of disappointing. But this looks delicious and easy to make! I think it’s time for a treat. 🙂

  • Sooo, now I’m thinking nutella latte could be a thing! A very delicious thing. Yum!

  • We’re having a holiday party on Dec. 6 and I might try to make a huge batch of this. Crockpot maybe?

  • Carley, I’m with ya! As soon as I read the title to this post, I said, “Yes, please.” YUM! Everything is better with Nutella!! Great idea, Laura!!

  • Yummy! I’m going to have to try this out! I’ve made some Nutella Milk before and it was sooooo delicious, so I can only imagine how great this would be too.


  • “It goes great with spoons” – made me laugh out loud, that’s the way I usually go 😉

  • It sounds amazing! Definitely going to give this a try!!

  • True story. Just opened a jar of nutella and I’m eating it off the spoon. Clicked on my bloglovin feed and here you are with this hot chocolate. Oh my gosh. So good. I want it all the time!

  • This is a beautiful hot chocolate! I own a cafe, and we started a new winter hot choc menu last week – maybe I need to do a little Nutella special one?!

  • Yes please!
    I’m on a huge hot chocolate kick now that the weather is getting colder and this sounds just delightful!
    Thanks for sharing, Laura 🙂

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