Creamy Nutella Liqueur

First up, let’s get the legalities dealt with – This post is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or requested by the makers of Nutella or Guylian.

While Nutella seems to be a fairly new and exotic addition to local grocery stores, it was something I grew up with back home in Winnipeg. Nutella on toast was pretty much all we did with it… I’m kinda shocked that my mother never played around with it more, now that I think about it.

Anyway, yes. Nutella is awesome, and something I probably don’t need to spend a whole lot of time extolling the virtues of.

Recently, my husband bought me some Guylian chocolates – the Belgian chocolate seashells. Again, something far more common back home, than here. Nostalgia hit, I remembered once trying a Guylian brand of liqueur based on those chocolates, and decided to make a chocolate hazelnut creme liqueur myself. My mind went straight to Nutella as an ingredient, and … well, here we are.

Not only is this recipe ridiculously easy to make, it’s wildly delicious. I mean really, can you think of anything better than liquified, drinkable Nutella?

I think not.

With the holidays coming up, know that this would make an excellent hostess gift – Just make it a few days ahead of time, so it has time to mellow a little. Also, be sure to use a good vodka – cheaper stuff will give this an unpleasant burning taste, and really take away from the smooth luxuriousness of it.


Nutella Creme Liqueur

3/4 cup Nutella (room temperature)
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup Heavy whipping cream
2+ cups Vodka

In a medium saucepan, whisk together Nutella, sugar, and vanilla extract. Cook over medium heat, slowly adding whipping cream. Gently whisk until everything has combined into a smooth, creamy mixture.

Continue heating, whisking frequently, until it starts to simmer. Remove from heat, allow to cool down to almost room temperature.

Once mixture has cooled, whisk in vodka until well combined. Taste, add more vodka if you so desire.

Keep in fridge for up to three weeks.

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29 thoughts on “Creamy Nutella Liqueur

  1. I just wanted to say the Nutella Liqueur reminds me of a milk liqueur that I make. Recipe is simple to find on the web, but essentially whole milk, sugar, vodka, citrus. Allow to macerate for so many days and then strain. You end up with a crystal clear luscious liqueur which can be kept in refrigerator for a few weeks or stovetop pasteurized for longer storage. Reminds me of liquid creamsicles, but you can vary the citrus and go for a different flavor impact. Can also make a chocolate version by melting a high quality chocolate bar or even grating it into the mix. The chocolate version reminds me of a malted milk ball. Now I am tempted to melt Nutella into one of my batches. I like to use the leftover drunken “soft cheese” that results from the straining process in tiramisu, cheesecakes, or incorporate into a dip.

  2. I have a 10 year old bottle of Kahlua I made. It is fantastic and I think this recipe you have for this Creamy Nutella Liqueur will fit right in with my other recipes. Thanks for sharing. Carol

  3. This is a great recipe. I ran out of sugar, so I wound up subbing sweetened condensed milk and some cream. Turned out amazing. Also did one with cinnamon to add a kick. Thanks!!

  4. I want to make this but I have no idea what these measurements are in mLs and grams. Could someone please clarify?

    1. hi rory, I just made this tonight. I too was unsure how much a cup was…….. on looking it up an American cup is 240ml. hope this helps. for the dry ingredients, sugar and nutella, I just guesstimated and it turned out really well. hic!

  5. Marie, when I first read this, I thought it was genius, but being a fellow food blogger, of course I had to experiment ! Last year for camping I made this with Biscoff, which was terrific ! This year I made your original with Irish whiskey rather than vodka and about twice as much, also amazing ! So, this year for our annual “adults only” camping trip, my friends have requested both. Thanks for the inspiration !

  6. Can’t wait to try this out sounds amazing!!! Do you think it would also work with Rum or Whiskey? Also there is a drink called 2 Gingers in Minnesota I think you should try making a Spirited Desert with it, it is delicious!!

  7. I’m guessing the 3 week condition is because of the whipping cream, since the other ingredients don’t go bad very quickly, especially when doused in vodka. Perhaps there might be another alternative that would last longer at room temp, maybe even vanilla coffee creamer? Thanks for this! 🙂

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  10. Ahhhhh this is so good! If you ever buy a bad bottle of vodka (raspberry Smirnoff), just put it in this recipe and it’ll transform into magic.

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