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Homemade Gluten Free Dairy Free Nutella

Being gluten free and dairy free can be tough when you have to pass up a tasty, popular treat like Nutella. But did you know that you can make your own at home with coconut milk?

Homemade Gluten Free Dairy Free Nutella


Mindy @ onceamonthmom.com, adapted from So Let’s Hang Out


  • 2 cups raw hazelnuts
  • 13.66 ounces light coconut milk
  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 0.25 teaspoon sea salt
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate


Spread hazelnuts on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine coconut milk, sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir continuously until the sugar has dissolved in the milk, then set aside. Once hazelnuts are done toasting, place them inside a damp dish towel and rub gently to remove as much of the skin as possible.  Using a double boiler or make your own with 2 pots( one filled with water), melt dark chocolate then set aside. Place hazelnuts in food processor and process until they become a very fine meal. Add melted dark chocolate and process again until smooth. Next add in coconut milk mixture and process until it is smooth and the texture of nutella. Keep in refrigerator.

Storage Directions:

Use in recipes or store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Servings:  2 cups

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

9 Responses to “Homemade Gluten Free Dairy Free Nutella”

  1. Odessa says:

    YUM! Any suggestions for a nut free version of this recipe? We buy the nut free version at Whole Foods but making it cheaper would be great!

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  3. Keyona Wever says:

    Could you use almond milk instead of coconut milk?

    • Lisa says:

      Keyona – I am not sure if the almond milk would change the consistency – it would still definitely be yummy! Let us know if you do experiment with it!

  4. For those of you who wanted to make a nut free “Nutella” I have a recipe on my blog. I used almond milk but you could easily sub soy milk. It does use coconut oil. I used SunButter instead of a nut butter. It is truly delicious and so easy to make!

    Here’s the direct link:

    I hope this helps!! :-)

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