Best Way to Make Homemade Nutella

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Craving a delicious, homemade version of Nutella? It’s easier than you think! Start with hazelnuts—roast them until golden and fragrant. Blend the roasted hazelnuts in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Add cocoa powder, powdered sugar, a touch of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Blend again until everything is well mixed. Slowly add some melted chocolate and a bit of oil to achieve that perfect, spreadable consistency. Enjoy your homemade Nutella on toast, in desserts, or straight off the spoon.

Homemade Nutella

Course Dessert


  • 2 cups raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk you can use any type, including non-dairy alternatives like almond or soy


Roast the Hazelnuts:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Roast in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the skins darken and become cracked.

Remove Skins:

  1. Once roasted, let the hazelnuts cool slightly.
  2. Place them on a kitchen towel and rub them together to remove the skins. It's okay if not all the skins come off.

Blend Hazelnuts:

  1. Place the roasted hazelnuts in a food processor and blend until they form a smooth hazelnut butter. This may take 10-15 minutes, and you might need to scrape down the sides occasionally.

Add Cocoa and Sugar:

  1. Add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt to the hazelnut butter in the food processor.
  2. Blend again until all the ingredients are well combined and smooth.

Add Oil and Milk:

  1. With the food processor running, slowly add the vegetable oil, followed by the milk. Continue blending until the mixture is silky and well incorporated.

Adjust Consistency:

  1. If your Nutella is too thick, you can add a bit more milk until you reach your desired consistency.

Taste and Adjust:

  1. Taste the homemade Nutella and adjust the sweetness or cocoa level according to your preference by adding more sugar or cocoa if needed.


  1. Transfer the homemade Nutella to a clean, airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. It will thicken as it cools.




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