Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso have declared February 5th “World Nutella Day 2014″ – “a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella”.
Raise your hand if you like Nutella!!! If I had to ask this question in an Italian classroom… I would probably be surrounded by an army of raised hands and the occasional jump! I get the same reaction when I ask my kids… luckily it’s only the 2 of them, so I can easily handle their reaction! Who can blame them though? I am the one who introduced them to this heavenly spread. I always have some in the pantry and I too love it. I know I have said this before, but whenever I eat Nutella I find myself remembering my childhood, as this is a staple in every Italian child’s life. Even though I think that Nutella is best eaten on a slice of bread, I have been experimenting with it too. This is the 3rd year I am participating in World Nutella Day and after making Nutella Pizza and Fried Nutella, this year I decided to try and make… liqueur. I love creamy liqueurs and when I saw this recipe for Creamy Nutella Liqueur, I was immediately sold. It is very (and I mean VERY) easy to make and it’s ready in about 30 minutes (cooling time included). Did I like it?? It tastes AMAZING… unfortunately my little ones cannot have any, but that makes mummy (and daddy) lucky…more for us! hahahaha Cheers and happy World Nutella Day!
Creamy Nutella Liqueur #nutelladay
A very easy recipe for a delicious home-made liqueur: Creamy Nutella Liqueur for World Nutella Day!
- 210 gms – ¾ cup Nutella at room temperature
- 100 gms - ½ cup sugar
- 290 gms – 1 ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- 500 ml – 2+ cups Vodka
In a medium pot, whisk together Nutella and sugar.
Cook over medium heat, slowly adding the cream. Gently whisk until everything has combined into a smooth mixture.
Continue heating, whisking frequently, until it starts to simmer. Remove from the heat, allow to cool down to room temperature.
Once the mixture has cooled, whisk in the vodka until well combined. Taste, add more vodka if you so desire.
Keep in the fridge for up to three weeks.
Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) says
How have I gone all these years never having had Nutella liqueur? I must put an end to it, stat! i’m thinking of making these as Easter gifts for the grown ups (and me). Thanks for sharing!
Dear Manu…I just made this nutella liquor, and I put it in the fridge. Now, in the evening, I wanted to serve it to some friends, but when I took it out, it was so thick that I couldn’t pour it into cups, as if it has turned into a mousse…I feel so frustrated…I was so happy with this recipe, and now I even can’t take it out of the bottle to enjoy it as a boozey mousse…can you tell me what could I have done wrong???and what can I do to salvage my liquor???
Ohhhh my! It’s never happened to me! The fridge might thicken it slightly, but if you bring it back to room temperature and shake it, it should get back to its previous state. If it’s still like mousse, then something must have gone wring during the preparation. The only thing I could think of, if you used the right amount of ingredients, is you might have simmered the mixture too long so that it thickened too much?
made it yesterday, daughter says I need to buy better vodka next time. Me however I found it too chocolatey and I had to add milk to it.
Enjoyed making it but won’t be making a second batch
Qit Tait says
Can it be made with rum or must it be made with vodka……
Hello! You can also make it with rum. I make it with Vodka as it does not have any “taste” and you can taste Nutella more, but rum and chocolate go very well together, so I don’t see why not. 🙂
Qit Tait says
I would have made it into an alcoholic dessert…….sounds yummy. Spoon into a parfait cup , crumble some graham crackers and top with whipped cream. Cup of after dinner coffee…..