Nutella Hot Chocolate

After trying this, you’ll never go back to powdered hot chocolate mix again.

Canada is known for having it’s fair share of snow, but this last snowfall was the biggest I’ve seen in years! So after being out in the cold I whipped up two cups of this super-rich homemade hot chocolate and it hit the spot. This hot chocolate is different because instead of using cream to thicken it, you use cornstarch. It sounds a little unconventional, but it worked perfectly and you would never be able to guess!

I was planning on putting some Bailey’s in my hot chocolate but I actually think it would have ruined it! It is really, really rich and creamy without it. If you just want to make one cup you can easily cut the recipe in half and yield the same results. I followed the instructions of Honey What’s Cooking and it turned out very well, so thank you!Nutella Hot ChocolateClose-up Nutella Hot Chocolate


Makes 2 servings

  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. nutella


In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat. Once heated, add cocoa powder and constantly whisk until it is a smooth and even consistency. Whisk in cornstarch very quickly (so it does not become sludgey) and then add vanilla extract. Stir for 1 minute to blend ingredients, then add nutella. Continue gently whisking for 3-4 minutes until it has thickened and the nutella has melted, and serve hot!Nutella Hot Chocolate

5 Comments Add yours

  1. trialsinfood says:

    yum! i’m on the westcoast, without the snow, but i would still want a cup of that!

    1. You definitely should! It’s like a dessert on its own

  2. I’m in the Rockies, but without nearly as much snow as normal (oh it’s going to be an interesting forest fire season…) – I would love a cup of this! Mmmm, Nutella!

    1. Hopefully the snow picks up before the end of season for you, we’ve needed fire bans at my cottage pretty frequently! Hope you enjoy šŸ™‚

      1. I can’t remember the last summer when there wasn’t a fire ban! It’s those occasional years when you get a fire ban starting on May Long, which out here is the official start of camping season… those years are not fun, because that’s usually the first campfire fun for us!

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