For adults looking to re-experience their favorite childhood foods in new and mature formats, this homemade Nutella cocktail recipe by lifestyle blog She Knows shares how to transition the chocolate spread into a decadent liqueur. The drink offers the same tantalizing hazelnut flavors of the spread used on toast, pastries and in baking in a more sophisticated format that only requires three ingredients.
Chocolate and alcohol are quintessential food pairings that complement one another with the bitterness of the liqueur being soothed in the creamy and sweet texture of the chocolate. This recipe transforms the solid consistency of Nutella into a liquid by adding shelf stable milk in a hot pan to turn the ingredients into a rich and creamy syrup. The chocolate sauce is then added to 80-proof vodka and can be used as a base for a variety of buttery cocktails.