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7 Easy Nutella Recipes To Kick Your Desserts Up A Notch

Here are some creative sweets that—with the addition of Nutella—become more delicious versions of their former selves.

Nutella—the hazelnut spread beloved by, well, everyone—was first stirred together in the 1940s. At that time, chocolate was in short supply, and one Mr. Pietro Ferrero took it upon himself to make the cocoa stash last a little bit longer by diluting it with ground hazelnuts, which were common in his region in Italy.

The rich, nutty spread he devised has grown more and more popular in the decades since. As its worldwide roster of fans has increased, the spread has found its way into all kinds of desserts. Here are creative sweets that, in featuring Nutella, become more delicious versions of their former selves.

Nutella Milkshake
we love to whip up in the Plated kitchen. Simply add milk and Nutella to a jar, then shake until they’re incorporated (Nutella milk!). Now stir in vanilla ice cream, shake again, and you’ve got a Nutella flavored milkshake and no dirty blender.

Two Ingredient Nutella Soft Serve Ice Cream
Do you know the trick about turning frozen bananas into ice cream so easy and satisfying you can’t believe you made it? Well, it’s a trend, and for good reason. And if you add scoops of Nutella to this foolproof banana ice cream recipe, the results are a bowl of healthful, low-sugar homemade ice cream that tastes like the best combination of banana and Nutella.

Nutella-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Nutella Dip
Nutella is technically a dip already, and yet it’s a little too thick and sticky on it’s own to coat dessert’s strawberries or cookies really well. One tasty solution to this problem is to mix Nutella with heavy cream, cream cheese, and powdered sugar to make a creamy, scoopable dip that tastes like the best combination of Nutella and cheesecake you could ever have dreamed up.

Two-Ingredient Nutella Souffle

Nutella plays first fiddle in another two-ingredient delight. To make this delicious soufflé, the eggs do double duty. You start by separating the eggs and mixing the yolks in with the Nutella, adding richness to the “batter.” Then, the whites are beaten until airy before being folded into the Nutella-yolk mixture. In the oven, the fluffy whites elevate the Nutella into an airy, hazelnut-scented soufflé. Eat quickly, before it deflates!

Nutella Chia Pudding
Chia seeds are the best shortcut to making simple, nutritious puddings. And spoonfuls of Nutella are the best shortcut for making that simple, nutritious pudding taste like the fanciest dessert in the world. Besides those two ingredients, all you need to make this pudding are milk (or almond milk) and time: chia pudding thickens on its own when you leave it overnight in the fridge.

Nutella Dumplings
Nutella DumplingsWonton wrappers form the exterior of these simple-to-make and delicious-to-eat dumplings that we are shipping this July. They are filled with a killer combination of both peanut butter and Nutella. When fried in oil, the wontons crisp up, while the nutty, chocolate-y filling melts into an appealing goo.

(Images: The Kitchn, Plated, Little Spice JarYummy Recipes, Full Fork Ahead, Pumpkin’n Spice)

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