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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
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!
- 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
- 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.
Topping suggestions; Chopped chocolate, hazelnuts and cacao nibs.
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Amount Per ServingCalories 395Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 0mgSodium 46mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 4gSugar 15gProtein 6g
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.
Cacao nibs have many health benefits as they are high in fibre, antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, iron and are a mood booster.
76 thoughts on “Nutella Coconut Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse”
mine didn’t set but my coconut milk was only 45%….will try again with diff coconut milk….
What about of i can not have dates?
do you suggest any substitute?
I would use another dried fruit 🙂
I have nade this twice. Also added water once to make a milkshake. It is the best recipe I have tried in a long time. If it was not for the cost and the calories I would have this everyday! Amazing, thank you!
Oh wow that’s some praise indeed! Really nice to hear 🙂
Wow, this is such an awesome recipe and couldn’t be easier to make. Set perfectly and was absolutely delicious. (I used Aroy-D 70% coconut and I pan fried the hazelnuts). This recipe is a winner. Thank you.
Ah thanks Tanya, so nice to hear you like this vegan nutella mousse 🙂
Mine didn’t set either. I used coconut cream but I didn’t use organic. I can remember reading somewhere that non organic coconut milk and cream has stabilisers and done have emulsifiers which stop it from setting. I’ll go get some organic and see how that goes. P.S. I froze what I made and it’s DELICIOUS!
Can I used any other nuts like almonds?
Sure, that will work just as well 🙂 I just love hazelnuts and chocolate 🙂
What brand of coconut milk did you use