Homemade Nutella


I had a go at making my own dairy free Nutella for my husband. It came out pretty good for a first try. My mini food processor wasn’t able to grind the nuts finely enough though so it ended up a bit thick.


Homemade Nutella

I read somewhere that adding a teaspoon of sugar in the food processor can help with the grinding. Also make sure that the food processor isn’t too packed. I went ahead and used all hazelnuts and dark chocolate so it is incredibly rich and intense. It is also not overly sweet.

Homemade Nutella

It may not have been perfect but for someone that can’t eat real Nutella (it contains milk powder) it was pretty damn good. It made 2 jars and one has already been devoured.

Homemade Nutella

Yield: 2 jars


200g hazelnuts

400g whole milk (I used soy milk)

60g powdered whole milk (I used soy milk powder)

40g honey

pinch of salt

310g 70% chocolate


  1. Spread the hazelnuts on a baking tray and roast for 15 minutes at 180 C/350 F. Remove the skins as best as best you can.
  2. Warm the milk, powdered milk salt and honey in a saucepan. Whisk constantly until just before it starts to boil. Remove from the heat.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl or double boiler.
  4. In a food processor grind the nuts as finely as possible. Add the chocolate and keep processing. Once smooth add in the milk and process until combined.
  5. Pour into jars and refrigerate until set. use within one week.

adapted from David Lebovitz (makes about 2 jars)

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  1. I’m so doing this! Thanks, Kelly!

  2. Freya Gamlen

    I can’t eat milk either! Where do you buy soy milk powder from? I definitely want to make this!

    • I bought it from amazon. It was like £6 for 500g though! I’ve never use real milk powder so I’m not sure if it’s a perfect substitute. I used the soy milk powder in the Momofuku recipes too.

  3. Fantastic 😉 I didn’t know you could use soy milk or soy powder ~ Bookmarked this recipe 😀

  4. These look amazing! I am so making these! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  5. Have you ever made Giada’s Nutella Ravioli (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chocolate-hazelnut-ravioli-recipe/index.html)? They are sooooo good! Now I must make them with homemade nutella…thanks for the recipe!

    Btw, I’m hosting my first blog giveaway today so check it out :)


  6. I love love love Nutella, never thought of making it myself though. Sounds and looks to die for!

  7. I love that you did this and made it with soy! Can’t wait to try it out myself – great gift idea :)


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