Drinkable Nutella

Drinkable Nutella ~ a warm, sippable version of your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread.   This beats any drinking chocolate you’ve ever had, and it’s pure, molten bliss.  Go ahead, skip right to the recipe, I won’t be offended, I’d do the same thing if I were you…

When it comes to warming chocolate drinks there’s a definite pecking order and it starts with the lowest of the low, instant cocoa.  It’s unremarkable stuff made with water and sketchy powder ~ the mini marshmallows aren’t fooling anybody.   Then there’s hot chocolate, a step up with milk and real chocolate.  On the next rung you’ve got drinking chocolate (remember Starbucks’ Chantico?) which is rich and chocolatey, for sure, but so unctuous you can only tolerate it by the thimble full.  Finally, at the tippy top of them all is this DRINKABLE NUTELLA ~ silky, creamy, hazelnutty, and utterly hygge.  I know you’re gonna love it.

Prepare to have your mind, and taste buds, blown.  This is the best thing since sliced bread, and it’s SO much tastier!  I don’t know how I got this idea into my head, but once it was there, it wouldn’t let me alone until I went out and bought the biggest jar of Nutella I could find.  I got right to work with some delicious experimentation, and luckily it didn’t take long before I was sipping my way to nirvana.  A little trial and error was all it took to get the perfect drinkable Nutella ~ here’s how it all went down…

  • MILK: a logical choice, but too thin and wimpy.  Ditto for almond and soy milk.
  • CREAM: simply too decadent, and guilt just ruins the whole thing.
  • SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK: too sweet, and has a ‘cooked’ flavor I didn’t want.
  • COCONUT MILK: adds a coconutty flavor that detracts from the Nutella.
  • EVAPORATED MILK: the results are thick, creamy, and just right!

Yup, the secret to this heavenly beverage is equal parts Nutella and evaporated milk.  Don’t be afraid of the evaporated milk, it’s real milk that has had 60% of the water removed (basically, concentrated milk.)  The evaporated milk gives this drinkable Nutella a nice thick dimensional quality without adding extra fat or unnecessary thickeners.  Love.

It’s a happy coincidence that both Nutella and evaporated milk are pantry staples.

If you have a problem with using canned milk you can actually make your own evaporated milk by simmering fresh milk in a pan until it’s reduced by 60%, instructions here.  You can also make evaporated milk by mixing 1 1/2 cups non-fat dry milk powder with 1 1/4 cups water until smooth.  This will give you the equivalent of a 12 ounce can.

TIP:  Evaporated milk is really handy to have around, so I recommend keeping a few cans in the cupboard.  It works especially well for creamy or cheesy sauces where you want a thick silky consistency.  You can use it in place of milk in soups, casseroles, desserts, and even as a coffee creamer!

And if you want to get all homesteader about this you can even make your own Nutella, I’ve got a recipe for HOMEMADE DARK CHOCOLATE NUTELLA.

TIP: To make this drinkable Nutella ahead for a party, combine the milk and Nutella in a saucepan until smooth, then refrigerate, and reheat on the stove or in the microwave just before serving.  The evaporated milk keeps really well.  You can even keep it warm in a crock pot.

Can’t get enough Nutella?  I also love these Nutella recipes…

Drinkable Nutella

Category: beverage, dessert

Yield: serves 2

Calories per serving: 396

Drinkable Nutella

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4-5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup (8 Tbsp) Nutella

Instructions

  1. Put the evaporated milk in a 2 cup glass measuring cup and add the Nutella. Heat for one minute on high in the microwave, and then stir to combine. Heat for another 30 seconds, or until the Nutella is completely melted and combined with the milk. For larger amounts you can do this in a saucepan on the stove.
  2. Stir well and serve in very small glasses or demitasse cups.
  3. This keeps well, refrigerated, and can be reheated.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/drinkable-nutella-recipe/

Make it your own ~

  • There’s no reason you couldn’t make a boozy drinkable Nutella ~ I suggest maybe some Frangelico, Kahlua, or Amaretto.  Even whiskey, vodka, or rum.
  • Pour this drinkable Nutella right over top of a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream for a fabulously easy dessert.
  • You can reduce the ratio of Nutella to milk to cut calories.

 

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Sean Mahan
    October 16, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Drinkable nuttela? Oh, hell yes! I can’t wait to try it myself. Thank you for sharing the idea and the recipe!

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    Chris Scheuer
    October 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    This will be on my cold weather must-make list. It sounds wonderful and I know the family (all Nutella addicts) will LOVE it. Awesome pics, you have a beautiful model! :)

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    Liz
    October 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Wow, this looks heavenly!!! And how lucky am I to have all the ingredients on hand :)

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    October 15, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I love this! There’s a long, cold winter ahead of me here. Will be adding this to the hot drink menu, for sure :)

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    Jeff the Chef
    October 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    OK, I’m pretty sure I wasn’t supposed to know about this. I have a feeling I’m already addicted to it, and I haven’t even tried it yet.

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 14, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      Sorry, you can’t unsee it, Jeff :)

  • Reply
    cakespy
    October 14, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god.

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

      :))

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    October 13, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Bring out the yoga pants! I need this version of Nutella in my life! :)

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

      I <3 yoga pants :)

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    Linda L.
    October 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Winner! You get to consume your Nutella without all those nasty carbs from the bread ;-)
    (Yes, ‘Justify’ IS my middle name and chocolate IS a major food group – why do you ask??)

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Haha, amen!

  • Reply
    Yolie
    October 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I’m far more concerned about drinking Nutella than canned milk. Isn’t it considered food porn? I’ve read that it is dreadfully bad for you. Do you know something I don’t know?

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      I don’t think it’s good to consume all the time, but it’s fine for an occasional treat. The issue people have with it is that it is sometimes billed as a helathy-ish breakfast item, when it’s really a sugary sweet treat. And it does have a hefty amount of saturated fat, so, like I said moderation is key!

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    Tally Hansen
    October 13, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Stop, just stop! What kind of sorcery is this, DRINKABLE Nutella? Time to bust out my stretchy pants and give in to its magical spell….

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      :))) totally worth the stretchy pants…

  • Reply
    Julia
    October 13, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Wow! This sounds so warming and rich! Perfect for the cold days we are going to have soon.

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 13, 2017 at 8:12 am

      We’ve finally turned the corner, knock on wood…

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    October 13, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Say what! Now mind head is spinning because I must make this asap!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 13, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Do it!!

  • Reply
    Colleen
    October 13, 2017 at 7:41 am

    What the what!! I know quite a few people who will be all over this!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 13, 2017 at 7:43 am

      that was just the response I was hoping for Colleen ;) And by the way, it’s suuuuuper yummy.

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    Janette | Culinary Ginger
    October 13, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Now this is something I can drink all season long. A delicious idea

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 13, 2017 at 7:40 am

      I was so excited when I first had the notion, Janette!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    October 13, 2017 at 6:19 am

    What a great idea! Beautiful shots, as always, Sue. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 13, 2017 at 7:40 am

      I had fun doing this one Angie, have a great weekend yourself :)

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    October 13, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Oh my word! This is absolutely brilliant. I can’t wait until it gets cold to give this a try. Wow just wow!!!

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