Nutella Coconut Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Recipe

How to make an easy healthy chocolate mousse without avocados and instead with coconut milk, cocoa and hazelnuts to give a Nutella flavour. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, paleo and sweetened with fruit.

This is not a low-calorie recipe but a no empty calorie recipe as it’s full of nutrition. Try this healthy chocolate “Nutella” mousse today! Called Nutella to describe the taste but it’s free of sugar, milk and palm oil.

a spoonful of chocolate hazelnut healthy mouuse

Nutella Coconut Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Video

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When choosing coconut milk for this use a brand that when you shake it you can tell it’s separated into water and cream. Use the whole can in this recipe and only use full-fat.

For the video and photos a coconut milk that is 82% coconut was used. Choose coconut milk that is a high content of coconut as some are less than 50%.

Chocolate coconut nutella mousse topped with grated chocolate and hazelnuts

This recipe is great to make in advance and will last several days in the fridge. It will set after a few hours but left overnight will set to be a firm mousse.

Adapt this healthy Nutella mousse to be keto by using a keto friendly sweetener such as yacon, stevia or xylitol.

The chocolate mousse is “nutella” just in name to help describe the taste. As Nest and Glow is a plant-based site all of the recipes are free of refined sugar, dairy and palm oil.

Plant based nutella mousse

In the photos this mouse has been topped with cacao nibs, chopped 84% dark chocolate and hazelnuts. These are just suggestions and feel free to adapt to what you have in your store cupboard. It’s hard to put a topping on these that doesn’t work well to give taste and texture. Cacao nibs have many health benefits as they are high in fibre, antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, iron and are a mood booster.

The hazelnuts in this mouse can either be raw ones soaked overnight or ones roasted for a few minutes in a hot pan or oven. The healthiest type to use is raw soaked and sprouted as they are more nutritious and easier for the body to digest.

Roasted hazelnuts give a, well, roasted nut deep flavour and raw give an earthier mild and fresh flavour. Use whatever you fancy but in testing most people prefer roasted hazelnuts.

Easy and healthy chocolate coconut mousse recipe

Similar Recipes & Adaptations

If you like this recipe check out my Nutella fudge or Nutella milkshake – both are easy to make and raw vegan. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or adaptions.

A good adaption of this recipe is to replace the hazelnuts with peanut butter. This gives an equally thick mouse, with a high amount of plant protein and an irresistible peanut chocolate taste.

Healthy Nutella Coconut Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

  • ½ cup / 75g Hazelnuts
  • 1 can full-fat Coconut Milk, 15oz / 400 ml
  • 2 tbsp Cacao / Cocoa powder
  • ½ cup / 85g Dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • pinch of Salt

Topping suggestions; Chopped chocolate, hazelnuts and cacao nibs.

Method

  1. Soak the hazelnuts in water overnight, or for at least an hour.
  2. Place everything else apart from the toppings into a blender.
  3. Blend until all the dates, nuts and coconut milk are smooth. Will take a few minutes and don’t be concerned if the mixture gets slightly warm.
  4. Pour into serving dishes or ramekins and chill for a few hours or overnight.
  5. Sprinkle with chocolate, hazelnuts or any toppings you like and enjoy within 3-4 days.

Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Mouse - vegan and easy recipe

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27 thoughts on “Nutella Coconut Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse”

    1. Hi, I would add 2-3 heaped tbsp of peanut butter and still add the dates if you have a sweet tooth. Let me know how you get on 🙂

  1. I’ve made this twice, I wasn’t sure if it would set but left overnight it looked just like the photos here. So easy and quick I will be doing this regulary! You have to try this dessert

    1. Hello, no it doesn’t need to be organic but do choose a variety that is high in coconut so 60% ish rather than 30%

  2. Which ingredient would you replace for peanut butter? Is it ok not to use the dates? Because I’m on a sugar free diet. Please advise. Thanks.

    1. I would replace the hazelnuts with peanut butter. Sure it will still set without the dates, but obviously won’t be sweet. I would add a few cashews in that case to up the sweetness. Let me know how it goes!

  3. Can I use skim milk instead of coconut milk? Just add corn starch and flour to the milk as a healthy heavy cream and perhaps flavor it with a drop or two of vanilla.

    1. Hello, I’m really not sure – I’ve been vegan for over 30 years and haven’t cooked that much with dairy. I would recommend coconut milk as its a very different product to dairy

    1. Sorry, I don’t think that will set, what country are you in? If you place in the fridge does it separate and get thicker?

      1. Mayanka Khetarpal

        I’m in India. If I place it in the fridge it remains as it is it’s somewhere between being thick and thin

        1. Ah thank, I don’t think it’s going to set sorry – the coconut milk we have in England is in a can and goes solid in the fridge. How is it sold in India? Btw whereabouts in India are you – I’ve been loads of times and love it there 🙂

          1. It’s always in liquid form even if it’s in the fridge, can I substitute it with something else, I love this recipe.
            I live in a city called Pune which is 3 hours from Mumbai. You must visit the next time you’re here.

          2. I’m afriad doesn’t sound like that will set, I would add in some of this https://www.nestandglow.com/healthy-recipes/coconut-butter-alternative-coconut-oil . Ah nice I have actually been to Pune (for work when I was in IT) it was many years ago – must be at least 10! Angelina Jolie walked past me in Pune, I think she was recording a movie there. Thanks got your email, I’ve no plans to go to India but maybe one day I will be back in Maharashtra 🙂

    1. Sorry yes you are very right, it’s supposed to say swap the dates for keto sweeteners like Yacon or stevia to make it keto. thanks for letting me know, will correct this.

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