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Toasted Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

Nutty, chocolatey, and creamy - this Toasted Hazelnut Hot Cocoa will keep you warm all winter! It's an awesome way to elevate your hot cocoa!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Britney


Toasted Hazelnuts

  • 1 cup Hazelnut, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsps Salted Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt

Hot Cocoa

  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 3 ½ cups Milk
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • ¾ cup Hazelnut Creamer
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped Cream


  • Roughly chop hazelnuts and place in a large skillet over medium low heat with butter, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Toast for 7-8 minutes, until hazelnuts begin to deepen in color. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large pot, add milk, cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips, sugar, nutmeg, and pinch of salt over medium low heat. Stir occasionally until dark chocolate chips melt, do not bring to a boil. Remove from heat once warmed and all chocolate has melted. Add hazelnut creamer and vanilla extract.
  • Pour in a cup/mug and top with whipped cream and toasted hazelnuts.


Calories: 270kcal