Nutella hot chocolate

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Nothing is more comforting than a giant mug of hot chocolate on these cold evenings. It’s super easy to mix some hot chocolate powder into some boiling water, but creamy Nutella in the form of a hot milky drink is worth the little amount of work involved in making this decadent hot beverage.

The hint of hazelnut that Nutella offers gives your hot chocolate a little extra kick, making it that much more delicious. Another way to make any type of hot chocolate extra special is to buy a milk frother.

A milk frother is a small handheld gadget that has a long skinny wand with a curly circle at the bottom. When you turn it on, the metal part spins very quickly. As you put this into your mug and turn it on, it creates a ton of delicious, bubbly goodness at the top of your drink. It’s also great for powdered forms of hot chocolate, as it really mixes the powder into the milk (or water, whatever you prefer), allowing you to avoid the nasty clump of sweetness at the bottom of your mug.

You can also use the milk frother with some hot milk alone and spoon the bubbly goodness into your coffee if you’re a latté fan. You can buy one of these at Canadian Tire or Stokes for around $10 and trust me, it’s worth it!

Nutella Hot Chocolate

All you need is one cup of milk and two tablespoons of Nutella.

1. Pour one cup of milk into a saucepan and turn the stove to a medium low heat (milk can take time to heat up on a low setting, but you must stand by and watch it, otherwise you are going to have a pan with a layer of burnt milk on the bottom – not fun to clean!) Be patient with your milk – do not put the burner on high.

2. As soon as it starts to bubble, put the heat to a low setting and add your scoop of Nutella

3. Whisk until well combined

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you would like to review it or see one of your recipes in the next issue, email me at editor@thebaron.ca.