As much as I love Nutella, there’s one thing about it that I would change — I would make it squeezable. Not that I don’t enjoy spooning it out of the jar, but sometimes I prefer to squeeze it onto my food since it has a more appealing look. Luckily, I’ve found a way to make this happen.
The trick in making Nutella squeezable lies in making it pourable. Once the hazelnutty goodness is pourable, the only thing you need to do is transfer it into a bottle. Making squeezable Nutella is one of the inventions I am most proud of, and I absolutely had to share it with you! So, in this article, I will tell you all about how to achieve this so you can enjoy it as much as I do!
Can You Just Put Regular Nutella in a Squeezable Bottle?
No, you cannot just put Nutella in a squeezable bottle — the process will require a bit more effort. This chocolate spread is thick, and you can’t pour it. Don’t try to spoon it out of the jar and place it into a bottle because that won’t work either.
Here’s what you can do instead!
How to Thin Out Nutella and Make It Squeezable?
You can thin out Nutella by warming it up. I’ve heard that some people add warm water directly into the jar and mix it, which might work, but I prefer not to add anything inside.
There are two ways to warm it up: microwave or place it in a bowl of warm water.
To microwave the Nutella, remove it from the jar and place it in a microwave-safe bowl. Pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds and check its condition after each cycle. Honestly, I don’t like the microwaving method because it is messy, but it does save some time.
For the pot-and-water procedure, you will need to prepare a jar, a squeezable bottle, a spatula, and a funnel. Place the Nutella jar in warm water and wait until it softens. This is a more time-consuming method, but it is safer, and you have more control over the process.
I like to keep the jar open while it is in the water bowl and mix it while it is warming up. It usually takes me no longer than 20 minutes to complete this process.
Then, layer the funnel with oil so that the Nutella slides more easily into the bottle. Try pouring it down the funnel and help the process using the spatula.
If the Nutella stiffens, repeat the whole procedure.
I don’t recommend adding anything directly into the Nutella jar to make it thinner, so don’t add water, oil, milk, or anything else. This way, you could make permanent changes to the product, and while it may turn out well, you may ruin it just as quickly.
What Kind of Bottle to Use?
First and foremost, use a clean bottle. So, make sure you wash and dry it thoroughly before using it. Now, for the type of bottle, it should be soft and easy to squeeze, so glass bottles or hard plastic bottles are out of the question.
I like to repurpose old syrup squeezable bottles, mayo bottles, ketchup bottles, mustard bottles, or any other squeezable bottle I have at home. If you want, you can also buy one, but make sure it is easy to squeeze with a removable nozzle so that you can easily add the Nutella inside.
Can You Buy Squeezable Nutella?
Sadly, no, you can’t buy squeezable Nutella. This delicious spread always comes in its signature jars, which can be made of hard plastic or glass. They always have the same shape, though they vary in size.
Luckily, you can easily make your own squeezable Nutella by following the steps above!
Have you ever made a squeezable Nutella? I would love to hear about how it went, so please tell me all about your process in the comments below!