It’s been waaaaaaay too long since I brought the Nutella out – you know, other than gobbling it up by the spoonful with a big ol’ glass of wine… I got hooked on Nutella back when I lived in Rome, it literally became a primary food group for me along with pasta, cheese and (of course) wine.
No wonder I gained so much weight while I was over there. Though I have to say, it was worth every. single. pound. I mean Nutella and mini toasts for breakfast every day, plus a spoonful before bed (it’s like a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down… HA!).
My favorite treat on the weekend is a boozy shake of some sort. It’s a dessert and a cocktail all wrapped up in one chilled glass, topped with extra whipped cream if I’m lucky. Just the right amount of indulgence to reward myself after a long week of work!
This shake has everything you could ever want – there’s chocolate and hazelnut, there’s vodka and vanilla ice cream – all the components you need for the best boozy Nutella shake you could ever imagine. It’s just the right amount of creamy chocolate-hazelnut, and by the time you get to the bottom of the glass, you’ll realize exactly where all that vodka got to…
- 5 oz vodka
- 1/3 cup Nutella
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 3 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and combined. Pour into two large glasses and top with whipped cream. Serve immediately.