March 5, 2012

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

When the weather is cold... hot chocolate is one of the best things that makes me feel
happy and feeling like a little kid for some reason. Is it the marshmallows? Is it the chocolate flavor?
I'm not exactly sure what it is but the other day- I decided to try it with Nutella and
you know the saying "don't fix it if it ain't broke" well, in this case that saying can go out the window.
It's waaay better with the Nutella. The hazelnut flavor makes the hot chocolate richer.

Did you know that the person who made Nutella is also is the maker of those little chocolates
called Ferrero Rocher? You know... these

Pietro Ferrero, an Italian  pastry maker started using hazelnuts because there was a
plentiful supply of hazelnuts in Piedmont, Italy but a short supply of chocolate to
make cocoa during World War II and the rest is history.

Make your hot chocolate, preferably with milk rather than water and then add a heaping spoonful
of Nutella and then sip away as you catch up on your tv shows. Can it be any easier than that?