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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