Nutella Mousse shots each topped with a toasted hazelnut.


I know more than a few people who absolutely love Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread so that’s why I used it to make this decadent Nutella Chocolate Mousse. I served it on the dessert buffet table at our big birthday party along with a White Chocolate Mousse and it looked sensational!

Gianduja vs Nutella vs Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

Gianduja is the original Italian paste made from chocolate and ground hazelnuts. High quality gianduja contains up to 50-percent hazelnuts while Nutella has less than 15-percent hazelnuts. So this recipe is for the everyday home cook who wants to make an easy dessert and probably has Nutella in their kitchen.

If you enjoy experimenting then I suggest you search for gianduja recipes and have fun cooking.

Ferrero Rocher, those gluten filled chocolates wrapped in gold foil, are premium chocolates made with gianduja. I haven’t tried making them but I know it would be a fun activity in someone’s kitchen and Nicole over at Gluten Free On A Shoestring has a recipe for you to try.

Hazelnuts vs Filberts

When you’re in the baking aisle you’re looking for hazelnuts or filberts. We’re fortunate to have access to so many foods and with that luxury comes the confusion of varying names. In my kitchen I consider them the same.

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Nutella Chocolate Mousse served in shot glasses, perfect for a party dessert.

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How To Serve Dessert in Shot Glasses

Sometimes I like to serve a tried-and-true dessert and put my effort into the presentation. For this dessert buffet table I used red charger plates, a set of table mirrors, and a few pedestal trays because “everything looks better on a pedestal tray.” 

The final touch is the tiny disposable spoons so your guests can eat the dessert. They can be found at Dollar stores and hanging in random aisles at the grocery store. For a reusable option I have twelve espresso spoons that came with my everyday cutlery set.

Shot Glasses vs Liqueur Glasses

From my bartender days I think shot glasses have marks for measuring 1 or 1½ ounces. Then shot glasses became trendy so there are no rules and plenty of options. I’ve had my set of twelve liqueur glasses for years and I borrowed more from my friends so I had enough for my dessert buffet. 

If there are Nutella lovers in your house I hope you give it a try. Let me know in the comments below how it turned out. 

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Nutella Chocolate Mousse

If you love Nutella you'll love this Nutella Chocolate Mousse. It's simple to make yet served in liqueur glasses it's a fancy dessert!
Author: Cinde Little
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Nutella Chocolate Mousse


  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • OPTIONAL FLAVOURING – 1 Tbsp coffee liqueur, espresso or strong coffee
  • GARNISH – toasted hazelnuts or chocolate covered coffee beans


  • Put Nutella in a large bowl. Microwave on half-power for 30 seconds to soften. Repeat if you can’t stir it.
  • Add coffee flavouring if using.
  • In a stand-mixer beat whipping cream to soft peaks.
  • Add a big spoonful of whipped cream to the Nutella mixture. Gently fold in to lighten. Fold in remaining whipped cream until evenly combined.
  • Divide into shot glasses or any small dishes. Chill mousse for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish as desired.
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