It starts with Nutella. Nutella is the brand name of a chocolate-hazelnut sweet spread created by the Italian company Ferrero in the 1940′s during a time when chocolate was very limited due to World War II. Since then it has become a large sensation among the chocolate-loving crowd, with its own World Nutella Day.
The best thing about this recipe is that once you make it, you can dip pretty much anything you have around the house in it. I had strawberries, apples and marshmallows. But it will work just as well with savory treats like pretzels or crackers. And for those of you who are intimidated by baking, this dip can be prepared stove top.
Warm Nutella Dip
1 Cup Nutella
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream (Room Temperature)
Assorted Treats to Dip
Place Nutella in bowl of a double-boiler under low-medium heat. Stir until the spread reaches a softer consistency for 3-5 minutes. Then pour heavy cream into Nutella and stir. Continue to stir the mixture for another 5 minutes. Pour into a small serving bowl and serve immediately with an assortment of treats. Dip will stay warm for about 30 minutes. You can use a fondue pot if you have one to keep it warm for a longer period of time.
Step 1: Heating up Nutella in double-boiler. Make sure water in your small pot is simmering and not boiling.
Step 2: Use a gentle motion to stir the heavy cream into the Nutella. Incorporating room temperature cream will not bring down the temperature of your mixture.