Can You Microwave Nutella?

If you’re set on microwaving Nutella then make sure you follow these simple steps to have the great success with your microwaving:

How to Microwave Nutella

When it comes to microwaving your Nutella it really couldn’t be any easier! Just follow this method below.

  1. Prepare Dish
    Grab a small microwave-safe dish or jug. Don’t forget that your Nutella will become much more liquidy when it is warmed through so if you don’t have a dish with sides, it will make a mess. If possible choose a container that has a lid.
  2. Portion Out
    Spoon in the amount of Nutella you need into the bowl. When it comes to Nutella a little goes a long way so start with smaller portions. You can always microwave more if you need it.
  3. Seal
    Pop the lid onto the dish or cover if you can. This helps to retain the moisture in the Nutella and avoids it drying out and burning too easily.
  4. Microwave
    Put the dish into the microwave and heat for about thirty seconds.
  5. Stir
    Give the Nutella a stir and check the consistency. If it needs heating a little more then put it back into the microwave for another thirty seconds.
  6. RepeatTake it back out and stir and repeat this process until the Nutella is melted to your liking

3 Tips for Microwaving Nutella

To have the best chance of succeeding with microwaving Nutella, make sure you stick to these 3 tips:

  • Avoid Microwaving the Jar – When you need a lot of melted Nutella it might be tempting to microwave it directly in its jar. However, you should be careful of doing this for a few reasons. To start with you should only put glass into the microwave that states on it that it is safe for the microwave. Otherwise, the glass can shatter as it heats. Another thing to be aware of is that there is often foil used to seal the jar and even a few remnants of this can cause problems in your microwave. Always spoon out the Nutella into a safe bowl or dish instead.
  • Microwave in Bursts – Nutella is one of those foods that can go from cold to melted very quickly so when it is nearly done it is worth adjusting your heating times to only about ten seconds. This means it is easier to avoid overheating the Nutella.
  • Consider Uses – Looking for uses for your melted Nutella? Don’t worry we have a lot of ideas! Melted Nutella makes a great chocolatey sauce for cakes and desserts. It is wonderful to drizzle over ice cream and you could even pair it with some marshmallows and fruit and make a fondu with a difference!

Advantages of Microwaved Nutella

Below are our two mains benefits to microwaving Nutella:

  1. Speedy and Simple
    The main advantage of microwaving your Nutella is just how quick and easy it is to make a delicious sauce. Instead of worrying about tempering chocolate and mixing it with ingredients, you have a delicious chocolate and hazelnut sauce available in just a few seconds.
  2. Best Method for Melting
    To successfully melt your Nutella there is no better way than by using the microwave. You may find that using other methods are not quite as successful and are much messier too.

Disadvantages of Microwaved Nutella

Unfortunately, you do need to know these two drawbacks:

  1. Easy to Get Wrong
    It is easy to get it wrong and microwave your Nutella for a little too long which can result in burnt and unusable Nutella. It would be a shame to ruin all that tasty Nutella so make sure you check it regularly while heating it to avoid this.
  2. Messy
    Nutella can get a little messy as it melts. Like any type of chocolate if you don’t put it into an appropriate dish then it can spill everywhere. Make sure you use a dish or suitable container with sides to avoid this.

How to Reheat Nutella in the Microwave

If you have already melted your Nutella once then we wouldn’t recommend that you try and reheat it again. Whilst on occasions it may work there is always a danger of overcooking it and having the opposite result than the one you are looking for.

How to Defrost Nutella in the Microwave

To defrost Nutella we would recommend that you do so slowly in the fridge. Be aware that if you do freeze Nutella it is likely to have changed in texture a little because of crystals forming in the liquid.

Once thawed out then you can heat it in the microwave to melt it and this should help to smooth out any grainy texture after the Nutella being frozen.

Final Summary

Nutella is tasty right out of the jar but you can also melt it and use it as a delicious sauce too! It’s easy to do and takes less than a couple of minutes in the microwave. Why not try it on ice cream or as a sauce topping for a delicious chocolate brownie?