Nutella Martini

Nutella Martini

February 5 of every year is World Nutella Day. This is the day when we all celebrate the deliciously sweet and irresistible spread made of chocolate and hazelnut. And this year, I decided to celebrate with an adult beverage: a Nutella Martini.

Ingredients needed

It’s a short list of ingredients, and each is important:

  • Vodka
  • Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
  • Nutella
  • Cream or milk
  • Optional for garnish: more Nutella, chopped hazelnuts, or crushed graham crackers

How to make this Nutella Martini

Like most cocktails, you mix all the ingredients together and then pour into a glass. But for this one, the Nutella poses a special challenge. Simply adding this to a cocktail shaker and mixing with ice is not going to result in a smooth liquid. The Nutella just doesn’t want to incorporate. You’ll be standing and shaking for a LOOOOONG time with that method.

So, I blend. Just place all the ingredients in a blender and give it a good blitz. Since a single serving is a small quantity, I use my immersion blender with its included jar. Presto, a beautiful mix.

Now, you still need to cool it down. You can add ice to the blender and give it a quick mix (without making a slushie…). If you do this, you have to plan for a way to strain the cocktail into the glass without the ice.

Or you can transfer into a cocktail shaker, shake with ice and then strain into a glass.

Because of this blending step, this is a cocktail that would work really well to make ahead in a batch, and then just slip the blender jar in the fridge. Let the fridge do the cooling instead of using ice. When it’s time to serve, just give the blender a quick whirl (the liquids do settle a little) and pour away!

Garnish your martini

Since you’ve mixed up what basically looks like chocolate milk, be sure to dress up your drink a little. A martini glass is perfect and adding a garnish on the rim is so fun!

Nutella Martini

Start by rimming the glass with Nutella then dip that rim in either crushed graham crackers or finely chopped hazelnuts. I’ve tried and like both. It’s possible that I have been known to lick every morsel from the edge of the glass once the liquid is gone. Don’t feel bad if you get the same urge. 😀

Make a keto Nutella martini

If you happen to have some sugar free cocoa hazelnut spread on hand, try using it to make this drink. Use heavy cream for the dairy and you will have a keto friendly dessert drink. You’re welcome!

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This Nutella Martini makes a lovely dessert cocktail and a perfect way to celebrate World Nutella Day!

Nutella Martini
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5 from 11 votes

Nutella Martini

A delicious chocolate-hazelnut dessert cocktail
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Sula

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Frangelico
  • 1 Tablespoon Nutella
  • 3 oz cream or milk
  • optional: Nutella, crushed graham crackers and/or chopped hazelnuts for garnish

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until Nutella is fully incorporated.
  • Add ice and blend or shake, then strain into a cocktail glass.

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Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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    10 thoughts on “Nutella Martini

    1. 5 stars
      OMG this looks like heaven! What a great after-dinner drink! And your garnish on the rim looks mouthwatering! This one could prove to be dangerous. 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      Ok, this is totally smart and totally delicious. Thank you for making a Nutella cocktail. That is all. I will be celebrating national Nutella day all year, lol!

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