I made some delicious soup today! I don't know about you, but when I make any kind of soup that has onions in it, it smells up my whole entire house and it smells like onions for days. I hate that. So, I had every window in my house open today, trying to air out some of that smell.
Because of that, it was pretty darn chilly inside my house and I didn't want to crank up the heater to make up for it. So, I did what I had to do. I cozied up on the couch with a blanket and a glass of hot chocolate, but not just any hot chocolate, this Nutella version from The Hungry Housewife. It was her most popular recipe of 2011!
I just barely tasted Nutella for the first time a few months ago and I finally learned why everyone loves it so much. It is rich and creamy and has a delicious nutty flavor! It was perfect in hot chocolate.
Nutella Hot Chocolate
adapted from: The Hungry Housewife
1 c. milk
1 Tbl. cocoa powder
2 1/2 Tbl. Nutella
tiny pinch of salt
In a medium saucepan, whisk together all ingredients until well blended and hot. Pour into a cup and top with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Yield: 1 serving.
Homemade Whipped Cream
1/2 c. whipping cream
1 Tbl. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Place a medium bowl and the beaters from your electric mixer in the freezer for 10 minutes (this will help the cream whip up faster). Pour cream into chilled bowl. Whip until frothy; add sugar and vanilla and beat until it is the consistency of whipped cream. Do not overbeat.
Jenn's Notes: I also added a Tablespoon of powdered sugar to my hot chocolate, because I wanted it a little sweeter. It is a must to top it with homemade whipped cream. I was only able to drink half the glass in one sitting, but you can re-heat it later.