My favorite season is autumn. I love the crisp mornings and rainbow-colored trees. I love the smell of pumpkin and cinnamon and crackling fires. This is the time of year when everything seems enveloped in the most beautiful and vibrate colors and it's also when life slows down just a little bit. Like all other fall lovers, the sound of leaves crunching under my feet and apple picking and sitting on my deck first thing in the morning with a steaming cup of hot cocoa are what I live for.

With that said, how about these fall-like temperatures? Ha, I wish! Fall 2019 has decided to come in more like summer and has brought with it some very warm weather. So what are Autumn lovers to do? I mean, I think it's perfectly acceptable crank up the A.C., throw on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, and make a big mug of hot chocolate. If you're as sad as I am that the weather is warmer than you'd like for it to be, maybe if you close your eyes while you sip on this delicious Nutella hot chocolate, you'll be able to daydream about Fall.

Here's how I make my Nutella hot chocolate. The fun thing about this drink is that you can play around with it to tailor it to your tastes.

Nutella Hot Chocolate

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of milk (I used organic vanilla soy, but this will work with regular milk too)
  • 2 generous teaspoons of Nutella

Directions:

Heat milk and Nutella in a saucepan, stirring until hot (keep an eye on this because you don’t want a bubbly burned mess) and until the Nutella melts into the milk.

Pour into a mug and top off with a marshmallow. I bet this would taste really good with a whole cinnamon stick placed in the mug, too and if you want, shave some chocolate over the top!