I don't know if you've ever taste tested the hazelnut-chocolate spread, Nutella, but if you haven't you should! It's so yummy... And there's a lot you can do with it. Like spread it on bread, dip strawberries in it, or even make hot chocolate with it!! I found a recipe in this book, Hot Chocolate by: Michael Turback. Here's what it says to do... (plus some interesting facts!)
"During World War II, cocoa was in short supply, and chocolate was limited by rationing. To create an economical alternative, Italian pastry maker Pietro Ferrero blended cocoa with more readily available hazelnuts, cocoa butter, and vegetable oils. Ferrero's "Supercrema Gianduja"-renamed Nutella in 1964- became so popular that children would line up at the local grocery with a piece of bread for a smear of the tasty paste. The chocolate- hazelnut spread has since become a popular breakfast favorite in Germany and a popular after-school snack in both Italy and France. Worldwide, it outsells all peanut butter brands combined."
Here's the recipe!
3/4 cup whole milk
2 heaping tablespoons Nutella
Basic whipped cream for serving
In a small saucepan over medium- low heat, bring the milk to a simmer. Add the Nutella and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended. Pour into a mug and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream. Serve immediately.