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Hazelnut Mocha Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


5 cups

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
Nutella lovers, rejoice! You won't be able to get enough of this hazelnut chocolate drink. Nutella is one of our favorite things to put in hot chocolate. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary
Hazelnut Mocha Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 bars (3-1/2 ounces each) 70% cacao dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur
  • 3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • Dash salt
  • Optional: whipped cream, additional Nutella and finely chopped hazelnuts


  1. In a large saucepan, heat cream over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil). Remove from the heat; whisk in the chocolates, nutella, liqueur, espresso powder and salt until smooth. Return to the heat; cook and stir until heated through. If desired, dip rim of mug into additional Nutella then hazelnuts. Pour drinking chocolate into mugs; top with whipped cream and drizzle with additional liqueur if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 539 calories, 35g fat (23g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

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