There are plenty of interesting ways to eat Nutella -- spreading on toasted bread, eating a spoonful straight out of a jar or even using it as a filling for cookies, cakes and donuts.

During the gloomiest days, Nutella can make one merry and it's absolutely unrivaled when it comes to satisfying the sweet tooth.

Nutella, invented by an Italian Pietro Ferrero, was a Gianduja (Italian for chocolate) cream that was made up of hazelnuts and chocolates. The chocolaty delight was put on the market in 1964 and now boasts of production of 365,000 tons per year.

Therefore, World Nutella Day is observed on Feb. 5 to honor the queen of spreads.

To mark the occasion here is a simple recipe for homemade Nutella. (Courtesy: Popsugar)


Hazelnuts: 8 ounces

Powdered sugar: 1 cup

Cocoa powder: 1/3 cups

Hazelnut oil- 2 tablespoons

Vanilla extract- 1 teaspoon

Salt- 1/8 teaspoon


  • Line a baking tray with a sheet and spread the hazelnuts atop. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and roast it for 12 to 15 minutes, until the hazelnuts are brown and fragrant. Rotate the baking tray halfway to ensure the even distribution of heat.
  • When cooled down, transfer the hazelnuts to a blender and process them for 2-5 minutes or until the oil is released and a smooth, loose paste is formed. Keep scraping the bowl at regular intervals and add in the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, hazelnut oil, vanilla extract and salt. Run the blender again and make sure the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Transfer the spread to a jar and store it in the refrigerator or at room temperature for a month.

Here are a few quotes about the tempting bread spread that will give you an excuse to eat it a little more than usual:

  • "I had to harden all of my soft edges if I was going to survive my new life as a tasty Nutella unicorn"- Jaymin Eve
  • "Nutella is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!"- Marcia Kester Doyle
  • "He's like chocolate and Nutella. The boy's addictive"- Jo Raven
  • "He wondered if he should feel a stab of jealousy - Dimple bonding so well with his muscled, much cooler younger brother - but all he felt was this warm, almost gooey feeling in his chest. Like his heart was wrapped in microwaved Nutella."- Sandhya Menon
  • "Nutella. I dig my spoon in and eat it straight out of the jar. I can easily go through one a week"- Malin Akerman
    Nutella is a sweetened hazelnut spread containing palm oil that first hit the market in 1964. Reuters