Nutella Hot Chocolate: Change your Rainy Days Forever

Words: Rich Tuason/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/July 22, 2012

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Our bipolar skies sure know how to play with us little humans. After speeding up our lives with the sweltering heat of summer and sunshine, they’re back to slowing us down with a generous serving of rainfall.

The gloomy weather makes you want to curl up in your couch with a fluffy creature in your lap while you do a TV series marathon alone. You’re seeking comfort and warmth away from what’s going on outside; and for more of that, food should be involved. In cases like these, anything that needs some cat-like slurping such as soup or some hot drink will definitely hit the spot.

A warm bowl of soup will give you a 7 out of 10 rainy day experience. Someone to cuddle with will give you a 10. Our little recipe here will give you a 100.

Why? Because this twist on the home-grown hot chocolate has Nutella, which will make it have the taste and feel of your warmest and happiest childhood memories. If you didn’t have Nutella when you were a child (you missed half of your life, seriously), imagine sitting by a campfire upon sweet, fluffy clouds (or a Tempur mattress) with the warm, golden sun upon your hair and back, complete with a chorus of angels humming high above you. That is how a single teaspoon of the chocolate hazelnut blend tastes like.

This comfort drink is a pick-me-up, a companion, and best friend. If it were a person with a phone, you’d put it on speed dial and call it whenever the weather would turn cloudy and the wind would start to pick up.

So go ahead and prep your couch for a whole day of cozy. You’re not going to want to leave it with this in hand.

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2-3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups full cream milk
  • 1/3 cup nutella
  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows

Procedure

  1. Scald milk in a pot. Scalding means heat the milk before boiling point.
  2. Whisk in nutella.
  3. Turn off fire.
  4. Transfer to mugs and top with marshmallows.

Notes

  1. Make sure to use full cream milk for a thick and full bodied hot chocolate. You can also add cocoa powder for a richer chocolate flavor.

Rich Tuason

Rich Tuason is mainly a graphic designer and photographer who believes in magical creatures and the intangible. She probably is acataleptic (in reference to acatalepsy), but would prefer not to be labeled because she can be a hipster like that. She likes to write silly stories, which may or may not be real--depending on your perception. See More.

  • Angela

    Yes *Q*

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      Enjoy Angela!:D

  • Nico Goco

    This must be what liquid rainbows taste like.

    • http://findingfragments.wordpress.com/ Mikka Wee

      Definitely! It’ll make you barf rainbows, too. :3 Try topping it with rainbow marshmallows, perhaps so you can make it happen forrealz. :D

  • kitkat

    It’s a sureshot haven –watching the rain falling down from the sky while sipping a hot cup of chocolate. Ooohhhhh…. I’m in cloud 9!

    • http://findingfragments.wordpress.com/ Mikka Wee

      Oooh what a magical idea it would be if it rained Nutella Hot Chocolate! Mmmm. No one would be left indoors for sure! :3

  • kriska

    you had me at nutella <3

    • http://findingfragments.wordpress.com/ Mikka Wee

      That was the plan, Kriska!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/fourthfret Ramon Rocha IV

    It saddens me to have neither full cream milk nor nutella right now. :(

    • http://findingfragments.wordpress.com/ Mikka Wee

      Aww, that’s okay. But don’t wait too long! Grab some the next time you’re in the grocery! :D :D 

  • http://lokness.wordpress.com/ Lokness @ The Missing Lokness

    This looks fantastic! But I have a question. What do you mean by “full cream milk”? Is it “whole milk”, “heavy cream” or “half and half”? Thank you for the great recipe. I can’t wait! 

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      You can also use whole milk. :)

  • Bea

    May I “scald” the milk using a microwave? I’m at the office right now and I want it for merienda hehe

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Hi Bea, you can just heat it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. add in nutella and mix. heat in microwave using 10second intervals after the 1 minute mark – just until nutella mixes well with milk. :)

  • U8mypinkcookies

    wow! perfect for the rainy weather :)

  • rachb

    Oh my goodness!!! I just made this and it is soooo good! Thanks for the great idea/recipe.

  • http://twitter.com/theislandergirl Macy Anonuevo

    Will this work with soymilk?

    • noynoyingalways

      LOL

  • Johann

    would it also work for low-fat milk (because that is all that i have in the fridge right now)? and thanks for the microwave version of the recipe!

  • glee

    It looked so yummy and when i tried it, it was too sweet for me. Maybe I just need to try it again. :)