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Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Anisa Sabet

This spiced hazelnut hot chocolate is a beautiful combination of sweet, subtly spicy and creamy.

A luxurious base made from homemade nutella and milk, infused with nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and raw cacao, it’s every bit as decadent as any hot chocolate you’ll ever have.

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What you need

  • Small saucepan
  • Fine sieve


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Makes 2

  • 2 cups milk of choice (I used whole milk) – vegan option: use hazelnut milk
  • 3-4 tablespoons homemade nutella
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground gloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For serving: pure cream and chocolate shavings – vegan option: use whipped coconut cream and 70% dark chocolate


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1. In the saucepan, heat up your milk until quite warm. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well absorbed. Add more nutella if you like.

2. Meanwhile, whip your cream wish a dash of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of pure maple syrup.

3. Strain the hot chocolate through a very fine sieve (nut bag is best) to get out all the grainy hazelnut bits.

3. Serve your spiced hazelnut hot chocolate warm, with a good dollop of whipped cream and some chocolate shavings.

For more recipes, check out Canberra based food and recipe blog, The Macadames.

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Anisa Sabet

Anisa is a Canberra based food and recipe blogger, budding food photographer and stylist, mum to a gorgeous baby girl and a serious coffee addict. Among other things, she loves getting outdoors, reading, entertaining friends, the snow, good wine, travelling and going to the movies. Most days, you can find her in her fav Canberra haunts, in the kitchen or behind the lens. More about the Author