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Homemade Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Homemade Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate



#Jonas2016 got you down?

Still suffering from cabin fever?

Need something warm after digging yourself out the snow?

Or are you just in need of sweets because damn it, its Monday?


I’ll make this short and sweet because this is in direct response to my people from the east coast posting on my facebook feed. All I see # Jonas2016, #JonasBabiesInTheMaking, #Snomageddon2016, #NoGroceries.


I feel you, really I do. But I have to say, you’ve experienced nothing until you live a couple of winters in Minneapolis. For heavens sake, they’ve built a human size hamster tunnel in the city for people to avoid going outside because it’s so cold.

Well regardless of your situation it never hurt anyone to drink a cup of cocoa. I happen to love this recipe because I have found yet another use for Nutella, one of my favorite ingredients, not to mention, the recipe takes only a few minutes to make.


I hate the term “food porn” but when I started pouring the hot chocolate into the cup I thought, “damn that’s a sexy cup of cocoa”.

This recipe isn’t all looks. The Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate is a sure-fire pick me up and slight kick in the butt. Just what the doctor ordered on a Monday. If by chance you choose to make this recipe after office hours you can add some Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur to really get the party started. J


So, how’s your Monday shaping up now? Enjoy and leave a comment!

Homemade Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Homemade Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Homemade Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate - Homemade spiced hot chocolate in 5 minutes or less. WINNING!


  • 2 cups milk
  • ? cup Nutella hazelnut spread
  • ? teasppon cayenne pepper
  • ? teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Pinch course salt
  • Optional Toppings/Mixers:
  • 2 tbsp. hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Chopped Hazelnut, for serving


  1. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until just beginning to bubble at edges, about 3 minutes. Whisk in remaining ingredients until smooth and remove from heat. Serve immediately.
  2. Optional: Serve with additional seasonings, whipped cream or other desired toppings.
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