Nutella Coconut Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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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 Recipe

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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 content was used. Choose coconut milk that is a high content of coconut as some are less than 40%.

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.

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

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.

Yield: 4 mousses

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

easy healthy mousse dark chocolate hazelnuts

Easy healthy chocolate mousse without avocados and instead with coconut milk, cocoa and hazelnuts to give a Nutella flavour. Vegan, gluten-free, paleo, keto, sweetened with fruit. Try this healthy chocolate Nutella mousse today!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 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


  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.


Topping suggestions; Chopped chocolate, hazelnuts and cacao nibs.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 395Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 0mgSodium 46mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 4gSugar 15gProtein 6g
Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Mouse - vegan and easy 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.

chocolate hazelnut fudge recipe

Cacao nibs have many health benefits as they are high in fibre, antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, iron and are a mood booster.

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76 thoughts on “Nutella Coconut Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse”

  1. If I were to replace with peanut butter, how much would be required? Also do I still need the dates? Thanks. Irene

    1. Bastian Durward

      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. Thanks, the nutritional information is automatically generated. It does look to be mistake as I thought the net carbs were the carbs with the fibre amount taken away. Will raise it with who generates it. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. 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. Bastian Durward

      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%

  3. 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!

  4. 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. Bastian Durward

      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. Bastian Durward

          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. Mayanka Khetarpal

            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. Bastian Durward

            I’m afriad doesn’t sound like that will set, I would add in some of this . 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 🙂

        2. Argh i hate that i can’t have coconut milk. So many delicious and healthy dessert i can’t have.
          Is it possible to substitute with something els?

    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.

  5. Hiya,

    I made this last week and it was amazing ???? just one question mine wasn’t thick it was more of a runny consistency. I’m not sure if that’s due to the brand of coconut milk?or should I put it in the freezer?as I just put it in the fridge over night.

    1. Hello, I think it will be down to the brand of the coconut milk. Some just don’t seem to get that thick, the freezer won’t make any difference. Theres’ a few tips in the article to find a brand that works well.

  6. Nutella use palm oil sourced from illegal rainforest destruction.This company are killing orangutans,Tigers and many more forest dwelling speciesAlso they encourage the use of child slave labour as the parents are not paid a decent wage.Ofcourse if none of that bothers you then the destruction of the ozone layer might.

    1. Hi there, that’s why I would never use nutella in any of my recipes or buy from a multinational like that. This is nutella after the taste and just made from whole ingredients. I’m a plant based vegan website and I never make recipes with palm oil, milk or refined sugar.

    1. I think it would be too fluid for a deep pie shell, but would work well in a thin individual pie/tart type case. Let me know how it goes

  7. I love the taste of this! My dessert did not set though so I am assuming I need to get a different coconut milk but SO DELCIOUS. I will try again 🙂 thank you

    1. Glad you liked the taste! Honestly this dessert not setting is the bain of my life. Choose coconut milk that when you shake it you can hear its separated and you will be fine. Or freeze it if it doesn’t set for a great dessert.

    1. Hello, I mean what is known as coconut milk in the UK. Might be called something different elsewhere? And always the full fat version

    1. Hi there, you may just want to blend if for a bit more – not that chunks of hazelnuts are a bad thing though! I used a 600w bullet blender and that was enough to make it smooth

  8. Super yummy! Made it with peanut butter and it was so good. I did add a bit of coconut sugar and some melted Enjoy Life chocolate chips because my dates were pretty hard and didn’t want to blend up all the way, and for me the extra chocolate gave it a bit more flavor. But it definitely got the fluffy creaminess I was hoping for! Thank you!!

  9. I made this for my kids yesterday & it was a rave with them. They absolutely loved it & because I topped the mousse with raspberries instead, it just took the dessert to another level! Yum!

  10. Will this work if I make it in a food processor or old fashioned blender? I do not have the bullet or pulverizing blender.

    1. Honestly, it depends on where you live as the same thing is called different things. I use coconut milk, but the thick kind that will set in the fridge

    1. Yep just leave out the hazelnuts or replace with a seed. Coconut is technically not a nut – so mostly suitable for nut free diets.

  11. This looks really delicious! Do you think I can replace the coconutmilk with homemade coconutcream (I put grated coconut in the food processor for about ten minutes until it becomes a cream)??!

    1. Yes I think that should work – just need to be careful about the right amount of water to use so it sets at the right consistency.

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