Surely more than once you have wanted to know how to make homemade cocoa and hazelnut cream (the well-known Nutella or Nocilla). It is one of those foods that all children like and, let's be honest, even the older ones enjoy eating it by the spoonful!

Today we make it homemade, to ensure that we don't add an indecent amount of sugars and additives, with the added pleasure of making it ourselves.

You will see that making hazelnut cream has no complications. What will you need? Quality ingredients, a good blender or processor to crush the hazelnuts and a few minutes to prepare it. Claudia's little word.

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  • 100 gr of peeled hazelnuts
  • 35 gr of soft oil*
  • 30 gr of pure cocoa powder
  • 60 grams of brown sugar
  • 120 ml of whole milk

*You can partially or totally replace it with hazelnut oil .


  1. Arrange the hazelnuts in a baking dish, occupying a single layer. Bake them for about 15 minutes at 180º (about 10' if the oven is air-cooked). Stir occasionally to brown on all sides. You already have the toasted hazelnuts, ready to start making the cream.
  2. Put the hazelnuts in the blender or in the food processor where you are going to grind. Add the oil and start the mixer to get a somewhat viscous paste. You can also grind it in the CookExpert robot (you can use the processor accessory that it incorporates, or with the stainless steel tank at speed 14). You should get a fairly fluid liquid mixture, the color of hazelnuts.
  3. Add the sugar, cocoa and milk and continue grinding. If you use a blender, the Pulse function will help you to give an extra boost and achieve a very fine texture quickly. You should get a dark cream of cocoa.
  4. Your cocoa cream is ready. What do I recommend you do? try it. You may be interested in intensifying the hazelnut flavor, or you may want to try a little more sugar. Some also add a drop of vanilla extract!


  • If you want a more liquid texture, add more milk; if you want it thicker, add a few more hazelnuts.
  • Instead of putting 100% brown sugar, you can make a mixture of sugars, or try brown sugar. Follow your preferences in flavors and ingredients, it can be delicious in this cream.
  • You can substitute part of the oil for hazelnut oil , as delicious as it is, it will reinforce the hazelnut flavor.
  • Some people like to add coconut oil, it combines perfectly with the flavor of cocoa.
  • You will find all the blenders here , and the food processors in this section .


Claudia said:

Claro, Montserrat, aquí verás la receta para hacer unos riquísimos scones:


Claudia said:

¡Es una delicia, Eli! Y se come a cucharadas sin remordimientos ☺️

montserrat said:

Puedes enviarme la receta de los scones. Muchas gracias.

Eli said:

¡Qué pinta más buena, la haremos esta misma tarde! Me encanta el tarro de cristal. ¿De qué marca es? ¿Lo tenéis disponible en la web? Gracias de antemano

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