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How To Make Easy Nutella Mousse

nutella mousse in white dessert cups with raspberry on top.

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It’s not very often I come across such a simple recipe for dessert.

I figured high time I should share it. Last Valentines Day I tried this creamy concotion and couldn’t believe how something with so few ingredients could be so good. So heavenly. SO perfect.

This nutella mousse needs to be on your radar because everyone needs a simple dessert idea for those unexpected moments.

And my guess is this luscious dessert may cause you to plan lots of unexpected moments!

This recipe for nutella mousse is just 4 ingredients.

Everyone loves chocolate mousse so I think you know that’s part of why this dessert is so incredible.

And after all Nutella is 10% chocolate, so yes, the chocolate flavor does come through.

Did I mention this dessert is gluten free?

And no need for eggs in this simple mousse.

I also think being able to make a dessert that everyone loves in about 10 minutes is pretty incredible, wouldn’t you say?

2 white dessert dishes with nutella mousse and cookies.

Nutella or your favorite Hazelnut Paste

Creme Fraiche or Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt

Hazelnut Liqueur, Brandy, or Baileys or Vanilla Extract

Heavy Cream Whipped until stiff peaks form

Optional: Berries for garnish and cocoa powder

Optional: Espresso Coffee Granules (Mix in with creme fraiche for a coffee flavor.)

Optional: Serve with cookies for dessert

In a medium bowl, beat the nutella, creme fraiche, and liqueur of your choice at low speed until smooth.

Add the whipped cream and fold into the nutella mixture until no streaks remain.

Spoon the mixture into small dessert bowls, about 1/2 c per serving.

Chill for about 20 minutes or cover and leave in fridge overnight.

Bring to room temperature for best flavor before serving.

What are good substitutes for creme fraiche?

Sour cream is an acceptable substitute though it has less fat content. Greek yogurt is also an acceptable substitute but will make this mousse less rich.

What is creme fraiche?

Creme fraiche is a rich tangy cream that is 30% fat. It is the European equivalent of sour cream. it is made by combining heavy cream with buttermilk.

Nutella mousse with spoon in white dessert cup.

Nutella Mousse is great served in small dessert dishes, however there are many more ways to use it.

Spread between your favorite cookies for a homemade ice cream sandwich. Use chocolate or vanilla wafers or just go for it and spread this decadent mousse between two chocolate chip cookies. Yes, they can be frozen.

Use as a pie or tart filling in a graham cracker or Oreo crust.

Make your own parfaits by layering with extra whipped cream and cookie crumbs.

Spread between cake layers. Just make sure to refrigerate the cake!

Use in tiramisu or a trifle.

Make layered brownies with mousse in the middle and on top.

This hazelnut Nutella mousse tastes decadent and comforting and thank goodness I put it in small bowls!

Just a little bit of this rich creamy dessert is needed to satisfy.

I know I’ll be adapting this mousse recipe for many things.

Let me know what you think and tell me if you come up with more ways to use Nutella mousse.

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spoon with nutella mousse in white dessert cup

Nutella Mousse

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes*
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Nutella Mousse has just 4 ingredients. If you love nutella you will love this 10 minute nutella mouse recipe even more. Creamy, rich and so easy to make, this one is a perfect company dessert.



1/2 c Nutella

1/4 c creme fraiche or sour cream

2 t brandy or hazelnut liqueur

1/2 c heavy cream whipped

Wafer Cookies


In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the Nutella with the creme fraiche and liqueur at low speed until smooth.

In another bowl beat the heavy cream until firm peaks form. Using a rubber spatula. fold the whipped cream into the Nutella mixture until no streaks remain.

Spoon about 1/2 c of the mousse into small dessert cups and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.


Thanks Grace Parisi

*Includes chilling time

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Jeff the Chef @ Make It Like a Man!

Monday 8th of April 2024

This recipe does sound super approachable. And I do love Nutella. Thanks!