Who doesn’t love Nutella? It’s a chocolate spread that contains cocoa, hazelnuts, and skims milk powder. Loaded with calories and chemicals. Now you can make it yourself in your very own kitchen!
Ultimate Homemade Nutella
Ingredients are simple to find All you need is to find some cocoa beans, roasted hazelnuts, sugar, vanilla extract, and powdered milk. I recommend buying the ingredients online. You can buy 100% pure cocoa butter or baking chocolate instead of pure cocoa beans if they are not available. The difference between all these ingredients is often just the amount of fat present so choose whatever is cheapest for you. Just don’t forget the cocoa powder which is crucial to making the recipe work! If you use cocoa powder make sure it’s Dutch cocoa. The ingredients can be expensive but they will last you for a very long time.
Grind the hazelnuts finely Nutella is made from roasted ground-up hazelnuts, so grind them finely. You might want to roast some extra hazelnuts just in case the grinder fails you. Then again maybe this step isn’t necessary after all! Whatever you do, don’t use store-bought ground hazelnut meal or flour because that stuff is basically powdered sugar mixed with some nuts and contains way too much sugar.
Add Skim Milk Powder Last but not least add powdered milk to get the same of Nutella as well as a less-fat version.
Add a couple of spoonfuls of starch to increase the smoothness and decrease the oiliness. I don’t know why but it works so why not add starch?
Ultimate Homemade Nutella Recipe:
Ingredients – 100 grams cocoa powder (3.5 oz) – 100 grams powdered milk (1/2 cup) – 250 grams roasted hazelnuts (9 oz or 1 and 1/4 cup ) – 80 ml vegetable oil (1/3 cup) – 200 grams sugar (1 and 3/4 cups) – 2 tsp vanilla extract Instructions: Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well until it forms a paste, pour into jars and let sit in room temperature until the next day. That’s it! You have your very own homemade Nutella!
Now you can spread it on toast, add it to ice cream or eat it straight from the jar.
Other Notes: You can reduce the amount of sugar in this recipe if desired but you shouldn’t exceed 160 grams because the mixture will be liquid and runny. Also, if your paste is liquid and runny instead of being a solid dark mass, then simply add more powdered milk until it forms a solid mass again.
If you like dark chocolate and hazelnuts, try making a batch of double chocolate Nutella cookies!
Add cocoa powder into the Nutella paste and store in jars. Pour yourself a glass of milk, plop down on the couch, grab some friends and dig in!