So yesterday February 5th, was World Nutella Day! Yep, it’s an official food holiday!!! They even have a dedicated web-site, specially for that day: http://www.nutelladay.com. On which I had the pleasure to see that my recipe from last year, the Nutella Brownie Ice Cream, was featured! Among hundred of other recipes, but still, what an honor! It was an amazing recipe, honestly, this ice cream was amazingly decadent!!! Have a look below!
Before the celebration begins, here are a few facts and history about this delicious paste:
A few fun facts about Nutella:
— Nutella’s 40th anniversary celebration is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest breakfast, having hosted 27,854 people at the AufShalke Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on May 29, 2005.
— The amount of Nutella produced worldwide in one day is equivalent to nearly three times the weight of the Statue of Liberty.
— More than 70 million hazelnuts are used worldwide each day in the production of Nutella.
— The number of jars sold annually, if lined up, would wrap around the moon four times.
— The amount of Nutella produced in a day could provide every person in San Diego with one jar.
– In France, senator Yves Daudigny proposed a tax increase on palm oil from €100 to €400 per metric tonne. At 20%, palm oil is one of Nutella’s main ingredients and the tax was dubbed “the Nutella tax” in the media. (that’s nuts, right??? Those crazy French and their taxes…)
For more fun facts, check out Nutella’s website, Nutellausa.com.
Now, about the recipe…
I have been thinking about what recipe to do to celebrate that special day, for a long time… But then I ran really short on time, and when I finally had a chance to sit down and decide on something, it was 9:30pm on Monday night! Thankfully, I found a very easy Panna Cotta recipe, made with 3 ingredients and requiring only 10 min of prep!! perfect! I changed it just slightly of course, so I wrote the different options you can go with. It came out amazing!!! It is very rich, but really good! Next time, I might try half milk half cream, or light coconut milk, or, instead of dividing in 4 serving, I think I’ll do 6… Also, gelatin sheets are hard to find here (bought mine in France), but you can substitute with powder gelatin or agar-agar. Anyway, for the short prep time and ingredient list, it’s definitely a keeper!!!
1 can coconut milk or 400ml whipping cream (or milk-cream combo)
160 gr Nutella
2 gelatin sheets (or 2 gr agar-agar or Knox like gelatin)
1 tbsp vanilla sugar or 1 tsp vanilla extract
If using gelatin sheets, soak them in a bowl of cold water.
Warm up milk and Nutella together with the vanilla in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir until combine, for about 5 min. Take the pan off the heat. Add the gelatin, and whisk well to blend.
Pour in little cups and let cool at room temperature for an hour. Cover with plastic film, and refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours. That’s it!
Now, what is your favorite way to savor Nutella? I love it, just with a spoon… 2nd best choice, on a toasted piece of brioche… huuummm…
Doesn’t it make you sad that there is always a little bit of left over Nutella in that empty jar, that you just can’t scrap off? Next time, pour some warm milk in your jar, close the lid, shake; there, you have a Nutella Latte 😉 No wasting here!!!
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