Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

This decadent Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse is one of those fabulous dishes that tastes super impressive but really isn’t all that tricky. Have a go with this delicious version.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 4 people



  • Place broken-up milk chocolate in a large heatproof microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave uncovered on medium (50%) for 1 to 2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds with a metal spoon until melted.
  • While the chocolate is melting and left to cool, finely chop or whizz the toasted hazelnuts.
  • Add the 3 egg yolks to cooled chocolate and stir until well combined.
  • Using an electric hand beater, beat the 3 egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks form.
  • Sprinkle sugar over egg whites and beat until thick and glossy.
  • Using a large metal spoon, gently fold the egg white mixture into chocolate mixture until combined. Set aside.
  • Whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold cream and most of the hazelnuts into chocolate mixture until combined. Leave a few chopped hazelnuts for a topping.
  • Spoon the mixture into four dessert glasses..
  • Place on a tray and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  • Top with grated dark chocolate and the remaining hazelnuts, just before serving.


Tip: Almonds are great for this recipe too.
Keyword gluten free, kid friendly
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