Nutella Mousse

This Nutella mousse may be a dessert that flies in the face of today’s healthy food trends, but it’s sometimes good to give into temptation!

nutella mousse

Nutella Mousse

Recipe from Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes, which is available to purchase here.

Serves 8 | Prep 15 mins | Chilling time 6 hr minimum |



  • 4 eggs + 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp caster/superfine sugar
  • 200 g (7/8 cup) Nutella®
  • 50 g (3½ tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 50 g (scant ½ cup) crème fraîche
  • 8 tbsp hazelnuts, toasted and chopped


  1. Break the eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Beat the yolks vigorously with the sugar until the mixure becomes pale and frothy.
  1. Melt the Nutella® with the butter in a bain-marie or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Leave to cool. Add the melted Nutella® to the egg-yolk mixture then mix in the crème fraîche.
  1. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Using a spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the Nutella® mixture.
  1. Cover the bottom of 8 small ramekins with a thin layer of toasted, chopped hazelnuts.
  1. Divide the mousse between the ramekins and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Tip: For mousse with a firmer texture, place in the freezer for half an hour before serving.

You can purchase Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes here.