What can I do to convince you to pumpkin your nutella hot chocolate?
With one taste, it won’t take much. Yep, that’s right! We’re turing pumpkin into a verb.
There is something about the combination of pumpkin and nutella that makes me go WILD. If you had asked me if I wanted pumpkin hot chocolate, I’d probably say no. If you asked me to drink nutella hot chocolate, I’d pass it by too. But if you combine the two, I’ll drop whatever I’m doing and get at it.
We are talking, like… a straight up mixture from the heavens. Unicorn baby angel tears. It tastes THAT good.
And yes, while the hot chocolate itself is fabulous, I wanted to slather the whipped cream over my whole entire life. It is SO freaking delicious. So delicious, in fact, that I have no idea if I can even bother to make plain whipped cream again. It’s just so boring. So not nutella.
The cream is rich and thick enough to cut the sweetness of the nutella. You definitely don’t need any sugar – the nutella is more than enough. But it’s not TOO sweet.
Speaking of sweet.
This drink. !!!!!!!!
It’s decadent and insanely rich. It’s pretty much “sipping” chocolate, a thousand times more indulgent than hot cocoa from a powdered mix. It’s the drink that makes you want to curl up next to a fire, especially in a ski lodge where you have zero interest in skiiing but 100% interest in food and drink. If you’re that person, you are my person.
I find it rather depressing that Halloween falls on a Monday this year. I know we can celebrate other days, and I’m sure that we will, but there is something about celebrating Halloween ON Halloween. Since it is at the beginning of the week, pumpkin nutella hot chocolate is going to be our signature drink.
Not saying I won’t add a drop of bourbon too it. Or chocolate liqueur. Or vanilla vodka. Or all three.
Pumpkin Nutella Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 3 tablespoons nutella
- 6 ounces high-quality dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
nutella whipped cream
- 2 tablespoons nutella
- 1 cup cold heavy cream
Heat the milk, cream, pumpkin and pie spice in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the pumpkin has combined with the milk and the mixture is warm, add the chopped chocolate and nutella. Stir constantly until the chocolate fully melts – this will take around 5 minutes. It will be thick! Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract
Pour into 2 glasses (or even 4 shot glasses!) and top with nutella whipped cream.
nutella whipped cream
Place the cold cream and nutella in a bowl. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer or stand mixer until peaks form, about 2 to 3 minutes. Scoop on top of hot chocolate!
Absolutely exclamation point worthy.