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Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe – Only 3 Ingredients!

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This rich and creamy Nutella Hot Chocolate is ready in under 5 minutes and made with just 3 ingredients!  You will love this decadent drink recipe. 

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Truth– I have never been a Nutella fan. Ever. I avoid hazelnuts like the plague and do not particularly care for chocolate either (unless it is served in the form of brownies). Which is why I was pleasantly surprised that I love this recipe as much as I do.

Get ready to go crazy when I tell you that there are only TWO ingredients in this Nutella hot chocolate, all of which you most likely already have on hand!

Recipe Features:

  • Two Ingredient: This recipe only uses two ingredients with the option of a third.
  • Quick and Easy: Less than five minutes total.
  • Family Favorite: Easily the most made recipe in our house.

What You’ll Need:

Since this is a 3 ingredient recipe, it is super important to use quality ingredients. Go name brand (or a brand you find extra tasty). You will also want to use whole milk to get that extra creamy drink we all know and love.

  • Nutella- Or any chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Whole Milk- We have made this with skim or 2%. Still good, but not quite as creamy.
  • Ground Cinnamon- Optional, but tasty!

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Combine the milk and Nutella in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat to a simmer, whisking constantly, until frothy and warm.
  3. Stir in ground cinnamon and serve.
Nutella Hot Chocolate on One Sweet Appetite

And voila! Rich and creamy cocoa ready to be sipped and slurped. If you want to get really crazy you can top things off with a little whipped cream OR homemade marshmallows and drizzle with warm Nutella.

While this recipe is made for two, I easily could drink both portions all on my own. I’m thinking it might even replace the spicy cocoa I usually enjoy!

Easy Nutella hot Chocolate

The BEST Nutella Hot Chocolate TIPS:

This recipe could not get any easier. But here are a few quick tips.

How to make this recipe in the microwave:

  1. Combine the milk and chocolate hazelnut spread in a mug.
  2. Heat 30 seconds, whisk with a fork, whisk 30 seconds more.
  3. Whisk to combine the spread with milk.
  4. Serve immediately.

Topping Suggestions:

We don’t always top our hot cocoa with anything, but when we do we go all out! Here are a few topping suggestions:

  • Marshmallows
  • Whipped cream
  • Cool Whip


I REALLY suggest trying the recipe as-is before venturing out. But we find a small spoon full of peanut butter a great addition.

Nutella Hot Chocolate on One Sweet Appetite

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Yield: 2 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

This rich and creamy Nutella Hot Chocolate is ready in under 5 minutes and made with just 3 ingredients!  You will love this decadent drink recipe. 


  • 2 heaping tablespoons Nutella
  • 1-1/3 cup whole milk
  • dash of cinnamon, optional


  1. Whisk together the Nutella and milk in a small saucepan. Heat until warm and frothy making sure to watch closely to avoid burning.
  2. Top with a dash of cinnamon or whipped cream.


For richer flavor add an additional 1-2 tablespoons Nutella

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 12g
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Thursday 28th of October 2021

This was super yummy! However, I did the microwave version, and I had to do a third set of 30 seconds as it was just barely warm after the two sets. Thanks!


Thursday 28th of October 2021

Hi Melinda, thank you for leaving that tip about needing more time. I'll have to remake this with different watt microwaves and see if they have different cook times. This was an excellent comment. Thank you.


Saturday 12th of January 2019

Saw this on your instagram story today and decided to make it for my three little ones. It was amazing! Thank you for sharing such an easy and decadent recipe.


Thursday 16th of November 2017

Nice recipe, and that's coming from someone that shares your at least lukewarm endorsement of hazelnuts and even chocolate, so given that, will have to try it next time I'm passing the isle with the Nutella in the grocery store, than you for this recipe!


Sunday 19th of November 2017

You'll have to let me know what you think!

Claire P

Friday 22nd of September 2017

Made it tonight, it came out quite tasty. Definitely in the “make again” category.

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