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
- 2 cups full cream milk
- 1/3 cup nutella
- 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
- Scald milk in a pot. Scalding means heat the milk before boiling point.
- Whisk in nutella.
- Turn off fire.
- Transfer to mugs and top with marshmallows.
- 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.