How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur (Video)

How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur ~ ever since my recent DRINKABLE NUTELLA recipe I’ve been obsessed with the idea of making the famous chocolate hazelnut spread into a decadent beverage. This easy diy chocolate liqueur is my latest (spiked!) version ~ it’s to die for.

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I rarely get this excited about writing up a post, but this easy recipe for homemade chocolate liqueur is so incredibly delicious I just couldn’t wait to press ‘publish’!

Everyone who tasted it agreed it’s a winner. I think that’s because the proportions are perfect, it’s not too sweet, not too thick, with just the right alcoholic content so that it doesn’t overpower. And most importantly of all, that fabulous Nutella flavor comes shining through. We all agreed this has lots of possibilities for delicious applications well beyond ‘straight up’ or ‘on the rocks’. We think it would be amazing with ice cream, or blended up with ice cream into an adult cocktail milkshake. Or in an after dinner coffee.

Homemade liqueur is very easy to do, and I think it makes the perfect ‘from my kitchen‘ holiday gift. I guarantee no one will re-gift a bottle of this Nutella liqueur, and you will no doubt get repeat requests for it year after year.

A jar of Nutella with a spoon, ready to make Homemade Nutella Liqueur

Nutella is one of those foods that is impossible to resist. If I have a jar in the house I will finish it off, spoonful by delicious spoonful, that’s all there is to it. So I keep a growing collection of favorite recipes that I can turn to before I can polish it off  😉   Search ‘Nutella’ on my blog and you’ll come up with some goodies like my NUTELLA S’MORES BARS, and my BANANA CAKE WITH NUTELLA BUTTERCREAM…yum!

cream and Nutella ready to make Homemade Nutella Liqueur

This recipe couldn’t be simpler, which makes it a great one for everyone to try. Check out the video below to see what I mean. There are no special skills or equipment involved, and I think it’s the ultimate holiday gift. You’ll just need some cream, some inexpensive vodka, and of course a jar of Nutella.

Adding Vodka to a homemade Nutella Liqueur

The only other thing you’ll need is a bottle to put your homemade Nutella liqueur into. You can recycle a pretty one you already have, or purchase one. Just make sure it has a tight fitting top. Flip top bottles like the ones I used are ideal, and you can get them on Amazon, here. They make a pretty presentation and you can use them again and again.

Pouring Homemade Nutella Liqueur into a bottle

My HOMEMADE IRISH CREAM and my HOMEMADE PUMPKIN SPICE LIQUEUR are similar recipes, but this Nutella liqueur is somewhat lighter in consistency. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a special friend, make them a sampler of all three 🙂

Girl holding a bottle of Homemade Nutella Liqueur with a bow around it


Do me a favor, next time you’re invited somewhere, make up a batch of this homemade Nutella liqueur and bring it along…then let me know how it goes. I made a video to show you just how easy this is ~


3.85 from 19 votes

How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur

Course and infused liqueur, cocktail
Calories 173kcal
Author Sue Moran


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup vodka no need to get anything expensive


  • Warm the cream on the stove or in the microwave, just until it comes to a simmer.
  • Add the Nutella and let it sit for a minute, then whisk gently to combine. Keep mixing until the two are completely blended. Those little specks of Nutella will eventually melt into the cream and the mixture should look silky smooth. You can warm the mixture a little bit if you have trouble getting the Nutella to completely incorporate, but you shouldn't need to.
  • Stir in the vodka and mix completely. Then pour into a clean bottle.
  • Refrigerate. The liqueur will keep for 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 173kcal
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


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    December 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Going to make this with homemade Nutella…

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      December 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm


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    November 27, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    HI! This might sound dumb, but how do you drink it? Mix with something? I read the coffee idea, sounds great. I want to make it and put a little card with ideas on it! Thanks!

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      November 28, 2017 at 6:38 am

      You can drink it in little glasses, after dinner, or on the rocks, and it can be used in coffee. You can also use it in cocktails the same way you’d use other cream liqueurs, like Kahlua. I love your idea of the little card, maybe I can come up with a printable card to add to the post, before the holidays!

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    Zara Pyatt
    November 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Ok, made a batch as directed a few days ago. It was gone the next day (It took so long to drink since I thought it was overkill to have it for breakfast and want to be a positive role model for my 20 year old daughter). So am making another batch but doubling the recipe. Had to buy one of the giant jars of nutella since I ate all the leftovers from the first jar… But I digress. Yum. Both my husband and I want more. Love the simplicity and amazing flavor. I am a big fan of chocolate martinis and this satisfies that need plus lots more. Thank you for your adventurous culinary skills. I’d be lost without you. Next recipe to conquer is your Irish Cream….

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      November 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      haha, thanks for the chuckle Zara!! You sound a lot like me 🙂 Enjoy the irish Cream, and be sure to check in in the coming weeks because, I couldn’t help myself, I’m making a dulce de leche liqueur which will be equally as good, I promise.

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    Kellie DeAngelis
    November 11, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Oh yes, this was very good. A big hit when I brought it to movie night at our friend’s house. So good I just had to make it again to bring to girl’s night tonight!

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      November 11, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      What a great idea for a movie night! Thanks for the feedback Kellie <3

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    November 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I made this and it is very good! I had put a small(ish) glass in the freezer to cool it down, I did not try it till the next day, and OMG! It was so thick and cold. I would say it was like cold pudding with liquor in it, or, for those of use who remember, it was like a cold Chantico starbucks drink.

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      November 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      I love the way you describe it Jen, and I do remember Chantico ~ omg that was good.

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    November 9, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Love everything about this!!!! Perfect hostess and holiday gift?????? Can’t wait to make this weekend! Might do a virgin batch for the wee ones in the family. In amour of the bottle you used~checked Amazon from your link, although unable to find same bottle with white stopper. Have you been able to purchase same bottles lately?
    Thanks for posting Sue. Your site and recipes are amazing!!

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      November 9, 2017 at 7:57 am

      My reply that said “Perfect hostess and holiday gift” was sent with heart emojis after! Lol Not question marks!

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        November 9, 2017 at 8:12 am

        lol, I notice that all the time, I guess the comment app doesn’t recognize certain things, but don’t worry, I got the idea 🙂 Thanks Barb

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          November 9, 2017 at 8:13 am

          as for the bottle, I actually found mine at Home Goods (aka paradise on earth) so you might check there if you have one nearby.

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    Sandy Bloomfield
    November 5, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Woohoo! Going to try this for Thanksgiving – in little chocolate dessert cups – what could I put in there as a final flourish? A mini squirt of whipped cream? a chocolate espresso bean? A tiny piece of chocolate covered hazelnut? Or maybe a complementary fruit like strawberry or raspberry? Hmmm…possibilities are endless…

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      November 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      I want to come to your house on Thanksgiving 🙂

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    November 4, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I’m obsessed with Nutella too and I can’t wait to try this!

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      November 5, 2017 at 6:57 am

      It is honestly to die for, Laura 🙂

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    October 30, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Well this is just plain brilliant! Will be making up a batch of this 🙂

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      October 30, 2017 at 10:20 am

      The rave reviews are coming in on this Jennifer, it’s a keeper!

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    October 29, 2017 at 3:42 am

    I am a big fan of creamy liqueurs and especially chocolate so this is going in my fridge for the holidays! Absolutely brilliant recipe Sue 🙂

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