Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

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You do not need hazelnut mix or hazelnut powder to enjoy a good hazelnut milk hot chocolate recipe.

Thank God For This Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hazelnut hot chocolate is a popular drink, yet it is hard to find at times. This is especially true when the drink is out of season.

I enjoy the deliciousness of hazelnut hot chocolate, but I live in a city that is not New York or Los Angeles, and it’s not always easy to find.

Granted, you may stumble across a hazelnut hot chocolate mix, but some things are better when it is made from scratch. With that being said, you can keep the hazelnut powder.

Why Is This Drink So Good?

The taste of hazelnut is sweet and nutty, it’s often paired with chocolate for a great flavor. Additionally, hazelnuts are full of healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamin E, manganese, potassium, folate, and magnesium.

Also, hazelnut hot chocolate is a comforting drink, and it’s very easy to make!

What Is Hazelnut Chocolate Made Of?

Hazelnut chocolate is made of hazelnuts, cocoa beans, sugar, and milk. Moreover, the ingredients needed to make hazelnut chocolate are not as complicated as I thought they would be.

Of course, for this hazelnut hot chocolate recipe, we are not making the chocolate from scratch. On the contrary, we will replace cocoa beans with cocoa powder.

Also, with all these other ingredients, hazelnut hot chocolate powder will not be needed.

Is Nutella Chocolate Or Hazelnut?

The answer to the question “is Nutella chocolate or hazelnut?” is both. The combination of both chocolate and hazelnut is what creates Nutella.

Let me give you a history lesson, and how Nutella came to be.

During World War II, Nutella was created by an Italian company name Ferrero. The name “Ferrero” came from Pietro Ferrero who was also a baker for the company.

Although Ferrero was the third-biggest chocolate producer in the world, they were still dealing with a cocoa shortage during the World War II era.

To make up for the shortage, Pietro Ferrero used ground hazelnuts to make up for the lack of chocolate. Furthermore, this was the moment that Nutella was created.

Does Hazelnut Taste Like Chocolate?

Hazelnut is a type of nut that is often used in desserts. Moreover, it has a sweet taste and can be used as an alternative to chocolate.

In fact, hazelnuts can be described as earthy, nutty, and chocolaty. Furthermore, this is why the taste of hazelnut is similar to chocolate.

Do hazelnuts taste exactly like chocolate? No, but the flavors are close enough.

Two cups of hot chocolate treats placed on tree trunk coasters on a table with fall leaves.

Two cups of hot chocolate treats placed on tree trunk coasters.

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Recipe Ingredients List

Making The Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Recipe

Serving: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Hazelnut Spread
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp White Sugar

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Equipment And Tools

  • Coffee Mug
  • Saucepan with Pour Spouts
  • Spatula

Steps

Making Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Steps 1-3

  1. Pour some of the milk into the saucepan. You just need enough milk to cover the saucepan. This will be cooked at a low to medium temperature.
  2. Add the unsweetened cocoa powder to the milk.
  3. Place the white sugar into the chocolate mixture.

Making Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Steps 4-6

  1. Put the hazelnut spread into the saucepan.
  2. Stir the hazelnut spread into the mixture.
  3. Pour the rest of the milk into the saucepan.

Making Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Steps 7-9

  1. Continue to stir the mixture.
  2. Pour the hot chocolate into a glass.
  3. Add mini marshmallows to the hot chocolate. Also, you can add unsweetened cocoa.

No Hazelnut Mix

This hazelnut hot chocolate recipe is delicious and can be enjoyed by anyone.

In fact, I am enjoying this drink as we speak. Even if it was hot outside, this drink would still be incredible.

One cup of hot chocolate placed on tree trunk coaster on a table with fall leaves.

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

You do not need hazelnut mix or hazelnut powder to enjoy a good hazelnut hot chocolate recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 615 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

  • 1 Coffee Mug
  • 1 Saucepan with Pour Spouts

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Hazelnut Spread
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tbsp White Sugar

Toppings

  • 1/2 Cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 Tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Instructions
 

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Steps

  • Pour some of the milk into the saucepan. You just need enough milk to cover the saucepan. This will be cooked at a low to medium temperature.
  • Add the unsweetened cocoa powder to the milk.
  • Place the white sugar into the chocolate mixture.
  • Put the hazelnut spread into the saucepan.
  • Stir the hazelnut spread into the mixture.
  • Pour the rest of the milk into the saucepan.
  • Continue to stir the mixture.
  • Pour the hot chocolate into a glass.
  • Add mini marshmallows to the hot chocolate. Also, you can add unsweetened cocoa.

Nutrition

Calories: 615kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 14gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 26gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 136mgPotassium: 751mgFiber: 6gSugar: 58gVitamin A: 398IUCalcium: 388mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Hazelnut Hot, Hazelnut Hot Chocolate, Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Recipe, Hazelnut Mix, Hazelnut Powder
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