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This velvety smooth Nutella Pudding Recipe is rich with the delicious flavor paring of chocolate and hazelnut, and so easy to make on the stovetop!

Chocolate-Hazelnut Custard on a White Fabric with an Exotic Flower Front View Vertical Orientation

Last week Mike and I celebrated our anniversary. Don’t worry, I’m not about to get all sappy on you. I’ll keep it food-related, lol.

If I had to choose one food that reminds me of our honeymoon (other than Turkish coffee), it would have to be Swiss chocolate with hazelnuts. It was totally our thing and we ate it every day.

We haven’t eaten it every day since our honeymoon, but the chocolate/hazelnut combo is still is a favorite of ours. This custard is perfect for celebrating something special.

Easy Nutella Pudding Recipe

Nutella Pudding Recipe

Instead of using Nutella spread, this recipe creates the Nutella flavor profile with roasted hazelnuts and chocolate.

To intensify the flavor, you can add 1/4 cup of Nutella spread along with the cream mixture.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Custard on a White Fabric with a Spoon

How to Make Pudding From Scratch

Pudding is very easy to make from scratch right on the stovetop.

To make homemade pudding from scratch, milk, sugar, and flavorings (such as vanilla) are heated on the stovetop. Once the mixture is hot, a thickener is usually whisked in, such as cornstarch or flour.

Gluten Free Pudding

This Nutella Pudding Recipe is gluten free! It uses egg yolks instead of flour as the thickener.

More Pudding and Custard Recipes to Try:

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Nutella Pudding Recipe

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
This velvety smooth Nutella Pudding Recipe is rich with the delicious flavor paring of hazelnut and chocolate, and so easy to make on the stovetop!

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  • Heat the cream, milk, sugar, cocoa powder, coffee powder, and salt over medium heat in a medium, thick-bottomed saucepan until it steams and bubbles form around the outer rim, whisking occasionally.
  • Slowly whisk 3/4 cup of the cream mixture into the egg yolks, starting with just a couple drops at a time and adding it in a thin drizzle toward the end.
  • Pour the egg yolk mixture into the pot with the cream mixture and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally.
  • Turn off heat, strain the custard through a fine mesh sieve to remove any lumps, and add the chopped chocolate. Give it a brief stir to submerge the chocolate in the custard, let it sit for 2 minutes without stirring so the chocolate can melt, and then whisk to combine. Stir in the vanilla extract and all but 2 tablespoons of the chopped hazelnut (reserving the 2 tablespoons for topping).
  • Pour the custard into 6 small serving glasses. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate to chill (at least 2 hours).
  • Before serving, sprinkle the remaining chopped hazelnut on top.


  • If you can’t find toasted hazelnuts, you can toast raw hazelnuts. Preheat oven to 300F; spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and bake until they’re golden and toasted, and their skins come off easily when rubbed (about 1 hour), shaking the pan every so often. Remove the hazelnuts from the oven, pour them onto a clean kitchen towel, wrap up the towel, and let it sit for about 5 minutes to help the skins steam off. Rub the nuts with the towel to remove the skins (don’t worry if the skins don’t all come off) and the let the nuts cool completely.
  • To intensify the chocolate hazelnut flavor, you can add 1/4 cup of Nutella spread along with the cream mixture.


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 746IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Nutella Pudding, Pudding Recipe

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on May 21, 2012. I updated it with more information on May 21, 2020.

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About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. Daisy@Nevertoosweet says:

    Congrats Faith :) How long have you and Mike been married? So sweet ~

    OMG OMG I went crazy as soon as I saw the title of your post! That’s amazing :D I LOVE LOVE LOVE chocolate and hazelnuts :D definitely going to try this recipe!

  2. Magic of Spice says:

    Happy Belated Anniversary to you both! This looks incredible, and I do love that combination!

  3. Kim - Liv Life says:

    Happy Anniversary!! We never really get sappy either, but I know we would both enjoy this sweet treat. Beautiful photographs, BTW.

  4. nancy at good food matters says:

    Faith, you not only struck a chord with many of us with your lush custard—it’s those darling glasses! I used to have those with the star-asterisk shape impressed in the glass—(like back in the ’70’s!) haven’t seen ’em for years. thanks!

  5. happy anniversary! this is a delightful creation, faith. :)

  6. Happy Anniversary Faith! You found the perfect sweet to celebrate! Chocolate symbolizes passion and it is the right sweet for two people in love!

  7. I love those jelly jar glasses! I’m having an attack of sentimentality because my parents had a lot of those in our cupboards growing up and still have one or two today. <3 Happy anniversary, what a beautiful way to celebrate, with a flavor combination that is special to you two. The custard looks creamy-dreamy and fabulous!

  8. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Delish! It reminds me of Nutella ;-)

  9. Kelsey @aslolife says:

    Yum–I’m totally obsessed with nutella so this just looks perfect!

  10. Heidi @ Food Doodles says:

    Yum! If there’s a better combo than chocolate and hazelnuts I don’t know it! Happy anniversary!

  11. Yum! I also love the glasses. Reminds me of ones my parents had when I was a child. Where did you get them?

    1. Thanks, Terri! Would you believe I got the glasses from my grandma’s basement? Lol! :)

  12. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Oh boy…like Nutella in a jar!

  13. This sounds perfectly amazing to me….for a honeymoon, or any regular old day :-)

  14. Delightful! A terrific combo.



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