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, keto 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.
- Total time: 0h 10m
- Yield: 4 puddings
- Calories: 230 cal
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- 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.
- Soak the hazelnuts in water overnight, or for at least an hour.
- Place everything else apart from the toppings into a blender.
- 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.
- Pour into serving dishes or ramekins and chill for a few hours or overnight.
- Sprinkle with chocolate, hazelnuts or any toppings you like and enjoy within 3-4 days.
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%.
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.
This recipe 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.
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.
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.
Similar Recipes & Adaptations
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.