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.
If you enjoy making and/or cooking with liqueur, you should check out my first cookbook, The Spirited Baker. It’s FULL of fun, tasty recipes using spirits and liqueurs for flavour!
Combining liqueurs with more traditional baking ingredients can yield spectacular results.Try Mango Mojito Upside Down Cake, Candy Apple Flan, Jalapeno Beer Peanut Brittle, Lynchburg Lemonade Cupcakes, Pina Colada Rum Cake, Strawberry Daiquiri Chiffon Pie, and so much more.
To further add to your creative possibilities, the first chapter teaches how to infuse spirits to make both basic and cream liqueurs, as well as home made flavor extracts! This book contains over 160 easy to make recipes, with variation suggestions to help create hundreds more!
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Liqueur is a fun project, tasty to drink, and great to give as gifts. Looking for more ideas? Here you go!
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Anyway, on to that Nutella Liqueur recipe!
Creamy Nutella Liqueur
- ¾ cup Nutella room temperature
- ½ cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ 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.