Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate

I have a bit of a Pinterest addiction.  It wouldn’t be so bad, but I’m not doing nearly as many things as I’m pinning.  One recipe (with many variations) that I’ve seen several times is Nutella Hot Chocolate.  I think I had to stop myself from pinning it multiple times.  I like hot chocolate, and I like Nutella, so in theory – this should be great.

One night, Molly (who loves Nutella more than anyone else in the family) said that she wanted hot chocolate, and I offered to make her and I Nutella hot chocolate instead.  Yum!

I have seen a variety of recipes for this, so I just did some combining.Nutella Hot Chocolate on the Stove Top


Nutella Hot Chocolate
  • Anywhere from 2 - 5 Tablespoons of Nutella (For us, five was too sweet, but you can just adjust for yourself.  We thought 3 - 4 was pretty perfect.)
  • 2 cups of Milk (we used Skim)
  • (Optional) A pinch or two of Cocoa Powder - we only added this on the time when we just barely had two tablespoons of Nutella left.  Just a little something to add some more chocolate flavor.
  1. Just add all of the ingredients into a saucepan and whisk until well mixed.  (I love that this is whisked like this, because then it avoids the part of hot chocolate that I don't like -- all the stuff at the bottom of the cup.  Blech.)
  2. Heat to desired temperature (and continue to whisk, as needed).
  3. If desired, top with whipped cream and/or sprinkles.  We opted for both.
  4. Serve immediately or allow time to cool slightly.
A word of caution:
One time, while heating the hot chocolate, I turned my head for a minute while it was already getting warm and it frothed up and almost "boiled" over the pan.  Keep your eye on it.  On the upside, that will also save you from ninjas sneaking up and taking it while you're not looking.



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Angie Kauffman
Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home.  Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBookspodcastsloves Pinterestdocuments the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.


  1. Cassandra says

    Umm…. This is awesome! I follow you on pinterest and I think I’m addicted to that site. I pin way more things than I even have time for. I will be trying this tonight.

  2. says

    Because I too am addicted to Pinterest, I pinned this! Oh, and because my kids are crazy for nutella and hot chocolate – I can’t wait to spring this on them!!

    • Angie says

      I hope they love it!

      Pinterest is such a time suck, isn’t it? At least it’s very inspiring. I’ve noticed that now that I’m into it, I spend less time on Facebook and Twitter.

  3. says

    Oh my! This looks amazing! My daughter was looking over my shoulders and is now begging me to make this right now! :) Maybe we do need a treat this AM! :)

    • Angie says

      So, did you give it a try? If so, I hope you guys liked it! (I may have to make some again soon.)

  4. says

    Why haven’t I thought of this…More to the point, how is it I haven’t seen this recipe on Pinterest before!!??? Thanks so much for sharing it!

    I have posted about a few of my favourite pins on my blog so if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by! I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my weekly Pinning and Singing Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

    Best wishes and happy pinning!
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  5. says

    Hi Angie, thanks for sharing that delicious recipe. We love Nutella but have never had it in a drink. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris