Festive Foodie: Nutella Hot Cocoa

So I know that hot chocolate isn’t a complex thing to make and typically requires under five minutes of prep time before it can be enjoyed. Hot water and a packet of cocoa- or, if you’re like me- steamed milk and a pouch of the most decadent flavored mix you can find. Some whipped cream and a few mini marshmallows? You’re all set and ready to go.

Given that we just had our first Nor’easter of the 2020/2021 Winter Season this past weekend- nothing sounded more appealing after an afternoon/evening of shoveling than a mug of piping hot cocoa while I bundled up under a pile of blankets and watched “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” for the millionth time- but in my rush to buy pre-blizzard essentials on Saturday morning- I completely forgot to pick up hot chocolate mix.

Fortunately, I had some milk on hand- and an unexpected ingredient to make some of the richest cocoa ever. If you like Nutella as much as I do- you’ll love this Wintertime and Holiday-approved beverage.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

1 SERVING (1 MUG):

  • 1 cup milk (any kind. I also recommend almond milk for extra flavor!)
  • 2 tablespoons nutells
  • 1 dollop of whipped cream
  • Mini marshmallows (any amount, depending on preference.)

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

1. Heat the cup of milk in a small saucepan until it’s steaming (but not quite bubbling.) Then stir in the Nutella until it’s evenly dissolved.

2. Top with whipped cream and marshmallows- and enjoy!

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See how easy that was? I also had some chocolate curls I keep on hand for different baking projects that I sprinkled on top- as well as a few hot chocolate-flavored candy canes I had picked up at the end of November that I used to occasionally stir the cocoa with (and add some extra flavor.)

And, in the spirit of keeping things festive- I made sure to break out my oversized Santa mug for this one!

xo

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Hi! I'm Ashley. I'm a blogger and a radio personality with a makeup and shoe addiction based out of Boston and the Pioneer Valley. These are my (mis)adventures.

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