Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

Back when I followed the recipe for a chocolate and nutella spread that was supposedly “better than Nutella,” I made three suggestions for utilizing the spread. One was to mix it with whipped cream and create a chocolate hazelnut mousse.


So that’s just what I did. I’ve actually done it with real Nutella. It takes a little coaxing, but eventually the whipped cream and Nutella will blend into a wonderful mousse-like texture.

It’s so easy. The most important thing is to warm the Nutella to room temperature first.

Pour 2 cups of whipping cream into a large bowl. Whip the cream, using an electric mixer, until stiff peaks form.


Place about 6 ounces of the chocolate-hazelnut spread in a large bowl.


Add a few tablespoons of the whipped cream, and gently beat the two together until the spread softens.


Then gently fold the remaining whipped cream in to the Nutella, taking your time.


Save about 4 tablespoons of whipped cream for a topping, if desired.


Place in 4 serving glasses.


If you don’t mind deflating the mousse a bit, you can use your electric mixer to get a smoother blend.


The mousse can be served immediately; it doesn’t require chilling.


Serve with a dollop of the extra whipped cream, or marscapone or creme fraiche.


Chocolate curls would be pretty too!


Even though it was the middle of the afternoon, I enjoyed my mousse with a glass of sherry!



By Published On: February 22nd, 201740 Comments on Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!


  1. Nadia February 22, 2017 at 7:16 AM - Reply

    I find it quite hard to mix Nutella with anything. Even at room temperature, which it always is, it is a bit hard to mix well. I made a Nutella cheesecake once and remember beating it for ages – but it was sooo good.

    • chef mimi February 22, 2017 at 7:18 AM - Reply

      Definitely challenging. But it can be done! This mixture had little bits of buttery Nutella (home-made) which I think might have not been as pretty, but I liked the flavor!

  2. Travel Gourmet February 22, 2017 at 7:19 AM - Reply

    Great idea to use the spread this way :)

  3. apuginthekitchen February 22, 2017 at 8:33 AM - Reply

    It looks delicious Mimi, Nutella is one of my favorite things. Is your recipe for homemade nutella on the blog. This is such a lovely, light dessert.

    • chef mimi February 22, 2017 at 8:46 AM - Reply

      Thank you! Yes, there should be a link to it – maybe in the first paragraph? I’ll check to see if it’s working.

  4. Gerlinde @ Sunnycovechef February 22, 2017 at 9:42 AM - Reply

    I loved the Nutella spread you made several posts ago. I tried it and ate it all. This mousse is something I would love to have for dessert.

  5. chezlerevefrancais February 22, 2017 at 10:56 AM - Reply

    This looks amazing. I’m one of those naughty people who attacks the jar with a spoon so I know I would enjoy this! (not sharing…)

  6. Laura @ Feast Wisely February 22, 2017 at 3:30 PM - Reply

    Yum Chef Mimi – what a dessert!

  7. inspirabake February 22, 2017 at 4:25 PM - Reply

    Simple, Easy, Delicious! 3 things that are vital, what a great idea!!

  8. kitchenriffs February 22, 2017 at 7:08 PM - Reply

    Really like the idea of this. Never even thought to use Nutella in a mousse — but it’s a terrific idea. This will be fun to try! Thanks!

    • chef mimi February 22, 2017 at 8:34 PM - Reply

      It’s slightly challenging, but for a casual group of friends, it’s perfect!

  9. anotherfoodieblogger February 22, 2017 at 8:07 PM - Reply

    Looks simply fantastic!

  10. nadishaf February 22, 2017 at 9:55 PM - Reply

    looks soo tempting!!! soo little ingredients and how lovely dessert!! surely gonna try 😍👍

  11. Chica Andaluza February 23, 2017 at 8:32 AM - Reply

    I’m not much of a dessert eater but sometimes something comes along that makes me go “mmmmmm!”…. and this mousse does that! Lovely 😀

    • chef mimi February 23, 2017 at 6:04 PM - Reply

      Me neither. I’ll take cheese any day over dessert! Not that it’s always a healthier choice!!!

  12. Jeff the Chef February 23, 2017 at 8:51 AM - Reply

    Even if it were breakfast, I’d still consider that glass of sherry! What a delicious treat. It seems like a long, long time since I’ve seen mousse on a menu, and it’s probably been decades since I made one. I can see now that I need to recitfy that situation immediately.

    • chef mimi February 23, 2017 at 6:06 PM - Reply

      If I could only have one more dessert in my life, it would probably be a deep dark chocolate mousse. I prefer a mousse over a cake or pie any day. Although a semifreddo would maybe be second…

  13. chefkreso February 24, 2017 at 4:35 AM - Reply

    Chocolate and hazelnuts go so well together!

  14. gypsygurl64 February 24, 2017 at 9:59 AM - Reply

    OMG Mimi!! This is the best post yet! ;)

  15. Jack & Barbra Donachy February 24, 2017 at 6:33 PM - Reply

    Very attractive photos! I can almost taste this!

  16. Cocoa & Lavender February 25, 2017 at 7:49 AM - Reply

    I mean, really, how could this not be your next foodventure after making your own Nutella? Perfect logic.

  17. eliotthecat February 25, 2017 at 8:36 AM - Reply

    Oh, marscapone would be so lovely on this. Quick and easy and delicious dessert!!!!!

  18. camparigirl February 27, 2017 at 7:50 PM - Reply

    Truly wicked!

  19. StefanGourmet March 6, 2017 at 2:12 AM - Reply

    Sweet sherry is a good choice to have with this. To thin out the Nutella a bit, you could also add a bit of Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur). Which would be another good choice for an accompanying drink :-)

    • chef mimi March 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM - Reply

      A great idea. A little liquid wouldn’t have a detrimental effect on the final mousse texture, and it wouldn’t be too alcoholic tasting, like a cognac….

  20. Agness of Run Agness Run March 23, 2017 at 8:10 AM - Reply

    I love mousse, especially because it is so easily prepared. I will try your recipe, Mimi!

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