I have a sweet little cookbook called, simply, Hot Chocolate. You might find it surprising that although I've owned this cookbook for years, I just can't remember ever making one of the recipes. I find it surprising too, a definite lapse in judgment.
So without further ado (or excuses), here is the first recipe we've tried. I mistakenly thought that 3/4 cup of milk "wouldn't be enough" for one serving, so I doubled this. Then it was sooooo rich I just couldn't drink it all. So start slow with this creamy delicious drink!
I had mine with Homemade Marshmallows! "Nutty perfume" is right, and I can't wait to try to frozen version!
Nutella Hot Chocolate
Makes 1 serving
The recipe is credited to Chuck Silverston, Paris Creperie, Brookline, Massachusetts. "The nutty perfume is heavenly in hot chocolate." says Chuck, who invented the minimalist delight. "I can't believe someone didn't think of this before. During the summer, the restaurant offers a Nutella Frozen Hot Chocolate, made the same way but with the addition of vanilla ice cream and plain yogurt. (you can be sure I am trying this as well!)
3/4 cup whole milk
2 heaping tablespoons Nutella
whipped cream (or homemade marshmallows)
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, bring the milk to a simmer. Add the Nutella and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended. Pour into a mug and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream or marshmallows. Serve immediately.