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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Place in 4 serving glasses.

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

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

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

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Chocolate curls would be pretty too!

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

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Enjoy!

By Published On: February 22nd, 201740 Comments

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!

40 Comments

  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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