Thursday, October 13, 2011

Homemade Nutella




I don’t think I know a single person who doesn’t melt a little bit after hearing that word.

Creamy, chocolatey delicious.

Do you remember when Nutella was rare in this country? People would horde it after travelling to Europe because it was such a pain to get your hands on. Not any more though. You can find Nutella on most grocery shelves. That doesn’t change how good it is.

What’s better than Nutella? Homemade Nutella. How about homemade Nutella on fresh bread?

I came across the idea of making my own Nutella after visiting Fastachi, a nut and chocolate store that has some of the freshest most delicious nuts. After seeing the beautiful pile of freshly roasted hazelnuts, I started to wonder if it were possible to match that ever sought after taste of Nutella. Sure enough, not only is it possible, it’s extremely simple with only THREE ingredients. The end result is a fresh delicious spread that brings Nutella to an extreme. Dark and chocolately combined with the intense flavor of roasted hazelnuts. You can’t get more pure than this.

This Nutella would make the perfect fun and creative gift (the holidays are slowly approaching!) Just put it in a cute jar with a bow and ta-da! Instant wow-factor! It also would make a great I’m sorry don’t hate me gift, I want to impress you with my culinary genius gift, you did something super nice for me gift, or for just a good…I need chocolate therapy moment.

Try it on ice cream. It’s killer.


DO it. It’s definitely worth the experiment.

Homemade Nutella

Makes roughly a cup


1 cup roasted hazelnuts (or roast them yourself for a few minutes!)

1/2 cup good quality cocoa powdered (I used a dutch-processed French cocoa from Fastachi)

Roughly 1 – 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

a pinch of salt



Put all of the hazelnuts into a food processer and blend until liquid (about 5 minutes, it’s awesome!)Slowly add the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Blend until combined. Adjust sugar amount to liking. Enjoy!

So simple!


If you put it in the fridge it will become a bit harder like Nutella and not as liquid.


Coincidence my jar says magic? I think not!

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