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2 Ingredient Nutella Mousse

Nutella mousse, a deliciously simple dessert made with only four ingredients. It’s quick to prepare, making it an ideal last minute dessert or one the kids can make themselves.

Glasses served with Nutella mousse inside garnished with a praline crumb & whole hazelnuts on a wooden board and a pink napkin and spoons to the left.

Nutella chocolate mousse is a super simple dessert, one that everyone can pull together, regardless of their capability in the kitchen.

The mousse itself contains only two ingredients, whip up some cream and fold through Nutella and there you have it.

A great dessert when you are short for time but still want a dessert that even the kids will enjoy. We’ve topped ours with some hazelnut praline for an added crunch.

This is a recipe children love. Nutella whipped cream mousse is a great recipe for kids to pull together on their own. It allows them to practice a couple of simple techniques, like whipping the cream and folding through the Nutella.

Looking into a glass of nutella mousse topped with praline and whole hazelnuts served on a wooden tray and with a pink napkin.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Children love Nutella in all its shape and forms. In a hot chocolate, spread on toast, or in some cases eaten straight off the spoon.
  • As this simple recipe has no eggs, it holds its stability more making it ideal for younger children to get involved.
  • These are the type of recipes that are ideal for allowing children to become more confident in the kitchen. A recipe that kids will love to both eat and create without adult supervision.

How to make Nutella whipped cream mousse

Whipping cream in a stand mixer.
  • If using a stand mixer or electric hand held mixer use a slower setting.
  • The cream will whip fast so paying attention to avoid over whisking.
  • If you don’t have a stand or electric hand whisk then use a balloon whisk instead and whisk by hand.
  • Ensure the Nutella is at room temperature before adding to the whipped cream.
  • If it is too cold the Nutella and whipped cream won’t fold together properly.
  • If it is cold, you can sit the jar into a bath of warm water to loosen it up.
  • Start folding the whipped cream and Nutella together.
  • It will take time so don’t rush it. You can use a metal spoon or a light spatula.
  • Take care when folding the Nutella into the whipped cream.
  • You want to keep it light and keeping as much air in it as possible.

Serving suggestion

I have added the hazelnut praline to add a nice crunch to this dessert. However, if you don’t want to make the praline simply leave it out and enjoy the mousse as it is.

Here are some other toppings for you to try:

  • Crushed hazelnuts
  • Grate over some chocolate
  • Crushed Ferraro Rocher
Close of of 2 glasses of Nutella Mousse on a wooden serving tray decorated with praline and whole hazelnuts with spoons and a pink linen napkin

Recipe hints & tips

  • Take care when whipping the cream no to over-whip it. If using an electric whisk, use it on a slower setting.
  • Ensure the Nutella is at room temperature as this will make it easier to fold into the cream.
  • Fold the Nutella into the cream and do no beat it in or you will loose all the lightness in the mousse.
  • Nutella is gluten free, so this recipe is suitable for coeliacs or anyone following gluten free diet.
  • Allergy advice: gluten free and egg free. For comprehensive and detailed allergy advice go to Allergy UK.


Does Nutella mousse contain eggs?

Many mousse recipes do contain raw egg. However, this recipe does not as it only contains Nutella which is egg free and whipped cream, which makes it ideal for anyone with an egg allergy.

Can I use double cream (heavy cream) in this recipe?

I have used whipping cream in this recipe as it is a lighter, airier cream and not so prone to over-whipping as double cream.

Double cream is richer in fat and therefore easier to whip too much, turning it quickly to butter. However, double cream can be used in place of whipping cream if that’s what you have in your fridge.

Can Nutella mousse be made ahead?

The mousse keeps really well. Prepare up to 2 days ahead of time and store it, covered in the fridge. Take out of the fridge when you are ready to serve.

Can you freeze Nutella mousse?

I do not recommend freezing Nutella mousse as you will loose the lightness and some of the lift.

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Additional recipe suggestions

If you like this recipe then try some of our other simple recipes:

For more inspiration have a read of our No Bake Desserts post which contains helpful hints and tips as well as a great selection of our favourite no bake dessert recipe.

For other great ideas, hints and tips for getting kids involved in the kitchen have a look at our Baking with Kids … our Ultimate Guide. This guide is full of recipe suggestions.

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Nutella Mousse

Nutella mousse, a deliciously simple dessert made with only four ingredients. It's fast, making it an ideal last minute dessert or one the kids can make.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 597kcal



  • 250 g nutella
  • 300 ml whipping cream

Praline Garnish (Optional)

  • 50 g hazelnuts
  • 100 g caster sugar



  • Ensure the Nutella is at room temperature. (If not, gently warm in the microwave for up to a minute. Allow to rest and cool completely before using.)
  • Whisk the whipping cream either with a hand whisk or electric mixer until it forms stiff peaks.
  • Add the Nutella to the whipped cream and gently fold in until fully incorporated.
  • Portion into 4 serving glasses and chill until needed. (Ideally for an hour but equally as good straight away!) Garnish with the praline crumb (below) if using. Or you can top with grated chocolate or anything of your choice.

Praline Crumb

  • Heat the caster sugar in a large heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat. Allow it to melt and form a deep golden caramel. Don’t stir until all the sugar has dissolved. To help the sugar dissolve evenly, gently shake the pan occasionally.
  • Add the hazelnuts and stir to coat in the caramel. Pour onto a non-stick baking tray. Allow the praline to cool completely then whizz in a food processor to make the praline crumb. (You can store the praline for 2 days in an airtight container but keep it completely dry or it will go sticky.)


The praline crumb is optional and not necessary. Nutritional information is a guide only and does not include the crumb garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Nutella Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 597 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 35g219%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 311mg9%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1103IU22%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

• Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only •

Course : Dessert
Cuisine : American
Keyword : Easy, gluten free, Simple, vegetarian
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Recipe Rating

5 from 9 votes (4 ratings without comment)


Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

My Family Loved it. I am definitely sharing Guys, Thanks For sharing this Great Recipe. this recipe and this website with my friend. Hope they also love it. Thank you again for sharing such a great recipe.


Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Thank you for sharing this recipe, it's a great quick dessert.

Janice Pattie

Monday 11th of January 2021

I do love a simple recipe, good ingredients don't need much help to make a great dish.


Monday 11th of January 2021

Thank you Janice, the joy of this dessert is most definitely in how quickly it can be made and with few ingredients.


Monday 9th of November 2020

I loved how simple and quick this was to make. You could serve it at a dinner party and people wouldn’t know how easy it was. So so delicious and I will definitely make it again.


Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Thank you Cat, it is such a lovely dish and quick and simple to make. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Lesley

Cat | Curly's Cooking

Monday 17th of February 2020

Yes. Please. This has my name aaaaall over it!


Tuesday 25th of February 2020

Thank you Cat, it's such a simple dish but a real hit with those who love Nutella. Lesley x

Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder

Monday 17th of February 2020

My 9-year-old adores Nutella and I'm sure he would love to have a go at making this lovely mousse and as we are currently enjoying half-term break I say why not! :)


Tuesday 25th of February 2020

Thank you Jo, yes this is a firm favourite with my two girls, all the better that they can make it themselves. Lesley x

5 from 9 votes (4 ratings without comment)