When I was little there was a commercial on television for Nutella where the kids sang “Aaaaah, Nutella! We always say yes to Nutella!”. Even as an adult, I have to agree with that statement. Although we rarely buy Nutella, when we do it tends to disappear fast! A couple of years ago I discovered an organic supermarket brand of chocolate hazelnut spread, so of course I prefer this alternative (it’s cheaper too!).
NUTELLA HOT CHOCOLATE
500 ml milk
5 tbsp chocolate hazelnut spread (by all means use Nutella!)
2 tbsp cocoa
Tiny pinch of salt
- Whisk all ingredients together in a medium sauce pan over medium heat, until well blended and hot.
- Pour into cups/glasses and top with sweetened whipped cream and shaved dark chocolate.
SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM
1 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Whip all ingredients together until cream is thickened.
*Marshmallows are optional, but of course I used them! I am bad like that.
*This can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator in glass bottles, ready to pour, heat and serve when guests arrive!