Nutella Donuts? 5 Better Nutella Recipes

July 6, 2015

Recently, somewhere out in the big wide world (i.e. suburban Victoria), a couple started selling Nutella donuts and everyone went mad. While it’s all well and good to celebrate that heavenly hazelnut spread, the team here at Arro Home reckons there are a few superior ways to get Nutella into your mouth. How do we know? Because we’re actually just a group of strange Nutella devotees. If you’re desperate to try out Nutella donuts then sure, go ahead. Meanwhile, though, here are 5 better ways to consume that thick chocolatey goodness!

Nigella’s Nutella cheesecake

If you’ve come across this cheesecake before then you’ll know why we’re putting it here, smack at the top of our list. Butter, Nutella, cream cheese, digestive biscuits and toasted hazelnuts. What could possibly go wrong? Eating this cake is like eating a silky chocolate cloud – and it’s so easy to make! Double win. Plus, this is the sort of desert that will make a dinner party feel fancy in a way that no embroidered table linen can (though perhaps these napkins could give it a run for its money). If you’re worried about things like sugar intake and heart health, then enjoy this cake but probably stick to one teeny slice.

Nutella and peanut butter dip

This one’s simple. Grab some peanut butter, mix it with some Nutella, and BAM: you’ve got yourself a sweet and salty dessert dip. For the best results, we recommend using a peanut butter that’s 100% peanuts and 0% vegetable oil. We prefer ours with a wee bit of crunch, but if you’re a stickler for smooth, then that will work too! If you find the dip a bit too intense, then add a small amount of cream cheese and whip everything together. What to dip into this peanut/Nutella creation? Pretty much anything will do, but we’re pretty keen on a combo of salty pretzels and mini marshmallows. Indulgent, but worth it.

“Mint slice” milkshake

Mint ice cream, milk, and Nutella, mixed together and poured into coloured glass tumblers. Three simple ingredients and you’re left with one insanely good, slightly retro milkshake: it basically tastes like a liquid version of the mint slice biscuit that made our childhoods fantastic. If you’re not a fan of peppermint, then replace the ice cream with literally any other flavour. We reckon rum and raisin could be a winner, but if you’re less of a Nana than us, just shoot for some plain vanilla. There’s no wrong way to make this milkshake, and its creamy deliciousness is bound to beat out Nutella donuts.

The classic Nutella crepe

This French classic does things to our mouths that we can’t even explain. Something about the combination of light, fluffy crepe and semi-melted chocolate actually makes our minds melt, and that’s because it’s all about balance. A little savoury, a little sweet, and completely, deliciously delicate. So simple, so perfect.

Delicious Nutella brownies

Nutella brownies are competing with the Nutella donut more directly than most of the others, because they fall easily into the category of “baked goods”. The difference is that instead of just lumping the hazelnut spread into the middle of a donut, you incorporate the Nutella into the brownie mix. The mix then thanks you by producing the chewiest, softest chocolate brownie ever. If you’re keen to give this a go, we recommend this super simple recipe over at The Comfort of Cooking.

If you’ve got any Nutella ideas of your own, be sure to let us know. We’re always happy to give things a test run!