Apparently, I COMPLETELY missed the memo on World Nutella Day. This is a holiday I would have definitely participated in!! For those that also missed it, World Nutella Day was on February 5.
The funny thing is, I already had this nutella recipe planned for Valentine’s Day. Nutella is one of my favorite cupboard items and typically I just enjoy it plain but I finally made something with it :D
This recipe is so simple and only contains 3 ingredients! It almost just doesn’t seem fair…but this Nutella Beer Pudding is so rich and creamy.
This recipe idea probably came to me while I was trying to fall asleep…all of my good ideas come to me then. That may seem odd but really when I finally lay down in bed, it is typically the first time in the day I have taken a moment to relax. My days are filled with doing all the things I have to do but when my head hits the pillow, though I should just fall asleep, I think about what I WANT to think about which is this blog and all the food and beer that it encompasses :)
After making this recipe the first time, I knew I had to make it again because my mom and sister were raving about it!
Nutella Beer Pudding
3/4 c. Nutella
3/4 c. Left Hand Milk Stout (not reduced)
8 oz (1 package) Cream Cheese
Take the cream cheese out of the fridge to soften ahead of time. Once it is soft, put it in a blender or mixing bowl with the nutella and beer. I found that using a blender was the best tool. I only have a hand mixer so a big mixer would probably work just as well. Blend the ingredients until all mixed together and there are no pieces of cream cheese remaining.
Place the pudding in a bowl and put it in the fridge to chill. Yes, it’s that simple! :) Let chill for at least an hour but preferably longer (closer to 4 hours or overnight).
Substitute the beer with any creamy stout. The Milk Stout by Left Hand Brewing is a great choice because it has a lot of great flavor but doesn’t have too much extra to distract from the pudding as a whole.
Enjoy the pudding with a creamy Milk Stout :)
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day! :D
Music For Your Years:
If you have not heard this song, it is very beautiful. It is a little sad and maybe not completely appropriate for Valentine’s Day but at the same time very appropriate. Oddly enough, the beer they use for spin the bottle is the Left Hand Milk Stout.
~Same Love by Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert