We hope you’re ready for a recipe that’s going to rock your world because that’s exactly what this Homemade Nutella with Espresso recipe is! If you love chocolate and nuts, then you’re probably already familiar with Nutella. While the store-bought spread is obviously fabulous, we thought maybe you could use a homemade recipe — with a twist!

overhead image of hazelnuts in a food processor

Why we love homemade Nutella

Listen, we can’t get enough of this homemade Nutella. It has all the deliciousness of the store-bought kind, with the added bonus of no preservatives and knowing where all the ingredients are coming from! 

Nutella is a chocolate and hazelnut spread that is made by Ferrero, an Italian chocolatier. It’s perfect for toast, crepes, and even dessert pizza! If you want to really mix things up, you can add it to waffles or pancakes for a deliciously sweet breakfast. 

a spoonful of hazelnut butter over a food processor full of hazelnut butter

Why we added espresso to this homemade nutella

For one, why not? It adds a little kick of caffeine and it tastes great! We love how the flavor of the espresso shines through and dilutes a bit of the sweetness, and we think the flavors are absolutely incredible together. 

We hope you love this homemade Nutella with a caffeinated boost, if you do not want the caffeine don’t worry! Decaf works perfectly, too — or you can omit it altogether.  

How to make homemade Nutella

  1. Pulse the roasted hazelnuts in the food processor for 3-4 minutes to make hazelnut butter, it may take longer. You want it to be smooth and creamy.
  2. Add powdered sugar, espresso, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt, and blend together.
  3. Melt your chocolate and add it in with a little bit of water.
  4. Blend ingredients, until nice and smooth. Spread over toasted bread or fruit. 
spoonful of homemade nutella

How to store homemade Nutella

After you’ve blended all the ingredients together, store them in an airtight jar or other container. You can keep them at room temperature for a couple of weeks, but if you still have some left after two weeks, refrigerate it!

spoonful of homemade nutella

Homemade Nutella with Espresso

4.50 from 2 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8 people
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
This homemade Nutella has roasted hazelnuts, and a shot of espresso to compliment the hazelnut flavor! So easy to make and no palm oil!

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup roasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed espresso
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted *see note
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions 

  • Pulse the roasted hazelnuts in the food processor for 3-4 minutes to make hazelnut butter, it may take longer. You want it to be smooth and and creamy. Keep processing until you get the creamy consistency.
    1 cup roasted hazelnuts
  • Add powdered sugar, espresso, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, pinch of salt and blend together.
    1/4 cup freshly brewed espresso, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Melt your chocolate and add it in with a little bit of water.
    1/4 cup water, 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Blend ingredients, until nice and smooth. Top over toasted bread or fruit. 

Video

Notes

To melt chocolate: Add chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in increments of 30 seconds or until melted.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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