Today was a cold one here in Denver (it’s 17°F now), and I’ve been under the weather lately with a scratchy throat. Feeling chilly and a little bit sorry for myself, I decided I deserved a treat: Nutella Hot Chocolate, or the most delicious, bare-minimum effort dessert ever. I first had it at my friend Christopher’s (on the recommendation of his cousin, Nicole), but we thought it could have been more chocolatey. I’ve played with the proportions, and I think I have it just right.
Nutella Hot Chocolate
1 1/2 cups milk (I used 1%; use whole for a richer drink)
3 tablespoons Nutella
Place milk in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a bare simmer over medium heat. Whisk in Nutella until completely incorporated.
That’s it! It’s so easy, but so delicious. With these proportions, you get a perfect amount of chocolately, nutty Nutella flavor. This would be an ideal dessert for Valentine’s Day if you’re looking for something warm and comforting but super easy (especially served with heart marshmallows, which I cut from large store-bought marshmallows using a mini heart cookie cutter).
TIPS: The first time I made this at home, I used Nutella that had been in the pantry for a while. Fresh Nutella dissolves much better than Nutella that’s past its prime.